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Jumbo's Restaurant collection, 1985-2014 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Steve Hersh

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Title: Jumbo's Restaurant collection, 1985-2014Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1999-2014

ID: ASM0237

Creator: Jumbo's Restaurant (1955-2014)

Extent: 12.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jumbo's Restaurant collection documents the history of the Liberty City restaurant. The collection consists of menus, coupons, a coffee mug, a box for food, and newspaper clippings and articles. Many of the newspaper materials are taped onto poster boards or are framed. The majority of the materials date from 1999-2014, although certain ephemeral items are undated.

Biographical Note

Jumbo's Restaurant was a local institution in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami. Owned and operated for 59 years by the Flam family, the diner was one of the first Miami restaurants to integrate, hiring black employees and allowing black customers to eat in the same dining room as white customers. It remained a popular favorite for locals, including politicians, throughout its history.

Subject/Index Terms

African Americans - Civil rights
Florida - Race relations
Miami (Florida) - History - 20th century

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the owner of the Jumbo's trademark.

Preferred Citation: Jumbo's Restaurant collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Processed by Steve Hersh, October 2014.

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Folder 1: Congressional Record, 2005Add to your cart.
Photocopies of page from the Congressional Record featuring recognition of Jumbo's 50th anniversary by Representative Kendrick B. Meek
Folder 2: Coupons, 2014Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Menus, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Menu Specials, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: News Clippings, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Proclamation, 1985Add to your cart.
Proclamation recognizing July 7-13, 1985 as "30th Anniversary of the Flam Family Week", by Dade County Board of County Commissioners.
Folder 7: Sticker, n.d.Add to your cart.

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