Middlebrooks, Joseph  Papers

By Julia Cardenas,  Nazir Crump, and Reymond Sanchez

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Collection Overview

Title: Middlebrooks, Joseph  Papers

ID: ASM0153

Extent: 50.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Joseph Middlebrooks is an award-wining architect who created his own firm here in Miami, Florida by the name of Joseph Middlebrooks and Associates, Inc. and taught at the University of Miami as Professor of Architecture & Planning from 1970 to 2011. He earned a Master of Architecture degree from Yale University in 1969, a Master of City Planning from Yale University in 1970, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Howard University in 1969. He was also the first African-American registered architect in Florida and received many accolades over the years for his work, including the Miami-Dade County MDCC Business of the Year; The Miami Herald Pacesetters Award; a commendation plaque from the city of Opa-Locka for outstanding design of a state-owned multi-service center located in that city; a commendation plaque from the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation forestoration of the Opa-Locka Historic Train Station and a 2nd place design competition award for the Florida Memorial College theater. Over the years, his firm specialized in many areas, including: airport/aviation, banking/financial, child care facilities, classrooms, clubhouses, colleges & universities, community centers, conference centers, cultural facilities, entertainment facilities, food service/cafeteria, government buildings, government offices, hospitals, libraries, and religious facilities.

His collection currently includes much of his research documents, administrative files, plaques, awards, drafts, development plans, architectural drawings, urban and development reports, portfolios, clippings, correspondence, and other materials related to his life's work.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is currently being stored off-campus. Please contact Special Collections at asc.library@miami.edu with the boxes you are interested in prior to your visit, and allow up to one week for delivery of materials.

Use Restrictions: This collection is open for use.

Preferred Citation: Joseph Middlebrooks Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Julia Cardenas, Reymond Sanchez, and Nazir Crump under supervision of Yvette Yurubi, 2017.


Box and Folder Listing


Series IAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Beta Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Fraternity, INC. 1906 Award, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 2: Certificate of Appreciation for Participation in Dade Correctional Institutions Black History Month Celebration Award, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Image Portafolio, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 4: Miami - Dade NAACP Diamond Jubilee Honors, For outstanding Service in Civil Rights Award, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Beacon Council and The Miami Dade Chamber Of Commerce in Recognition of The Entrepreneurial Spirt Required to Excel to the Highes Levels Award, 1993Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Board of directors of Job for Miami Recognize His Excelent and, service as a Member Award, 1995Add to your cart.
Item 7: The Family Christian Association of America In appreciation As A Black Achiever Sponsor Award, 1998Add to your cart.
Item 8: The Howard University Alumni Association For Outstanding Services Award, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Item 9: The Miami Herald For Small Business Pace Setters Award, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 10: The Miami Herald Pace Setter Awards, 1993Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Illustrated Subdivision Regulations Manual For The City of Riviera Beach, Florida, June, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 2: Illustrate Zoning Manual For The City Of Riviera Beach, Florida, June, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 3: Study of Steel Structures, 2008Add to your cart.
Item 4: Research Spring, 2007Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Florida Memorial College Auditorium Inside Sketch, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 2: Florida Memorial College Auditorium Outside Sketch, 1999Add to your cart.
Item 3: 1996 Listing Network 100, The Top Black-Owned Businesses In The State Of Florida Award, August 1997Add to your cart.
Item 4: Tri - Arts Medical Center Picture, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 5: Miami Dade Chamber Of Commerce as Dade County's Outstanding Black Business In the Field of Professional Services Award, December 3, 1992Add to your cart.
Item 6: Miami Dade Chamber Of Commerce Small Business Of The Year ForDevoted Service To His Community, May 31, 1990Add to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Adaptative Research Report, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondance, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Comprehensive Educational / Vocational Modular Program, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Newspaper Clipping, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: OLRSC Programming Phase, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Opa-Locka Regional Services CTR, 1998-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Opa-Loca Regional Services CTR, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Reg. Serv. CTR, 1995-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: R.S.C. Master Plan, 7-9-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Teacher's Class Record, 1998-2001Add to your cart.
Folder 11: University of Miami School Of Architecture Scholarships, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Work-Study Program Contract, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Community Development Corp. OLCDC Train Station, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 2: F.I.U, 1994Add to your cart.
Folder 3: F.I.U. Bidders File, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 4: F.I.U. NM Student Health Ctr., 1993-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Opa-Locka Train Stn - Contracts/Invoices, 1991Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Opa-Locka Train Stn Photos, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Opa-Locka Train Stn, 1991-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Opa-Locka Train Sta., 1990-1994Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Opa-Locka Train Station, 1992-1993Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Annexation Plan and Program City Of Riviera Beach, Florida, June, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 2: A Proposal To Provide Technical, Planning-Management and Urban Design Assistance To The City of Miami, Florida, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 3: Comprehensive Development Plan Capital Improvement Program - Riviera Beach, Florida, June, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 4: Comprehensive Development Plan Housing - Riviera Beach, Florida, June, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 5: Comprehensive Development Plan Subdivision Regulations - Riviera Beach, Florida, June, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 6: Comprehensive Development Plan Zoning - Riviera Beach, Florida, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 7: Comprehensive Development Plan For The Town Of Gretna, June, 1975Add to your cart.
Item 8: Comprehensive Plan For The City Of North Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, June, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 9: Housing Management Plan For The City Of Hallandale Broward County, Florida, June, 1974Add to your cart.
Item 10: Housing Management Plan For The City Of Riviera Beach, Florida, June, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 11: Northwest Neighborhood Analysis, City of Hallandale, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Singer Island Design Competition - City of Riviera Beach, Florida, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 13: Subdivision Regulations For The Town Of Gretna Gadsden County, Florida, June, 1976Add to your cart.
Item 14: Zoning Ordinance For The Town Of Gretna Gadsden County, Florida, June, 1976Add to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Building 406 Historic Evaluation, June, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 2: City Of Opa-Locka, 1988-1993Add to your cart.
Folder 3: City Of Opa-Locka Proposed Land Use Plan, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 4: City Of Opa-Locka Existing Land Use Plan, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5: City Of South Miami Comprehensive Plan, 1989-1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Comprehensive Master Plan For The City Of Opa-Locka , Florida, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Comprehensive Master Plan For The City Of Opa-Locka, FL, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspomdence, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Historic Opa-Locka Train Station Restoration, 1985-1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Development Regulations Review, 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Family Health Center Hialeah Facility, 12/15/1994Add to your cart.
Folder 12: New Head Start Facility Proto-Type, June, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 13: O.C.E.D, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 14: List Of Figures NG1-NG2, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Photo Negative, 4/18/1990Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Preliminary Progress Review Submission, n.dAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Proposed And Existing Land Use City Of Opa-Locka, 04/12/89Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Zoning Ordinance N. 85-6 Opa- Locka, Florida, March, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Zoning Ordinance N. 86-8 Opa-Locka, Florida, July, 1986Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Adaptative Research Forms Of Regional Service Center Opa-Locka, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Blank Research Forms Of Regional Service Center Opa-Locka, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Central Scab, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Collier Library, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Community Enrichment Center, 1997-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Colonel Harry Zuboff Community Enrichment Ctr., 1996-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Dep. Of Corrections, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Dept. of Mgm't Service H.R.S. Meeting Willoydhill, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 9: E.N.T. Clinic Jackson M. Hospital, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Middlebrooks Resume, 1969-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Opa-Locka Regional Serv. Ctr., 1995-1997Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Opa-Locka Regional Service Center, 1996-1998Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Opa-Locka Regional Service Center, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Regional Service Center #1-1166 Anchor Bolt Layout, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Regional Service Center Opa-Locka, Fl, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Siemens, 1998-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Structural Assesment Report - Sunshine Skateway Building, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Summary Of Meeting Regional Service, Opa-Locka, 1996Add to your cart.
Folder 19: 57- Copper Spires, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 20: 58 - Veneel Plast, 2000Add to your cart.
Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: #1 Concrete Desing Mixes Opa-Locka Regional Service Center, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 2: #2 Foundation and Dowels - Regional Service Center, 8/3/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: #3 Vertical Reinforcing - Regional Service Center, 8/3/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 4: #4 Beams And Tie Beams - Regional Service Center, 8/3/1993Add to your cart.
Folder 5: #5 Center Shaft, Sections And Wall Fence - Regional Service Center, 8/3/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: #6 Gazebos - Regional Service Center, 8/3/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 7: #7 Horizon Plumbing - Regional Service Center, 9/9/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 8: #9 Wires & Cables - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 9: #10 Boxes - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: #11  Wiring Devices - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 11: #12 Raceways & Fitting - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 12: #13 Wattstopper - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 13: #14 Fire Alarm System - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 14: #15 Fixtures - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 15: #16 Switch Gear - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 16: #17 Fire Extinguisher - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 17: #18 Finish Hardware - Regional Service Center, 1999-2000Add to your cart.
Folder 18: #19 Floor Duct - Regional Service Center, 9/30/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 19: #20 Recessed Sanitary Napkin Disposal - Regional Service Center, 9/23/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 20: #21 Flagpole - Regional Service Center, 9/4/1997Add to your cart.
Folder 21: #22 Interiors - Regional Service Center, 9/27/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 22: #22A Fire Door - Regional Service Center, 12/2/99Add to your cart.
Folder 23: #22B HM Doors - Regional Service Center, 9/24/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 24: #24 York AC - Regional Service Center, 11/11/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 25: #25 Toilet Partitions - Regional Service Center, 12/16/199Add to your cart.
Folder 26: #26 Sanitary Sewer And Water & Fireline - Regional Service Center, 10/28/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 27: #28 Store Front - Regional Service Center, 12/6/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 28: #29 Cable Tray - Regional Service Center, 11/16/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 29: #30 Fans - Regional Service Center, 11/16/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 30: #31 Concrete Products - Regional Service Center, 11/27/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 31: #32 Concrete Products - Regional Service Center, 11/24/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 32: #33 Stucco - Regional Service Center, 12/16/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 33: #34 Drywall - Regional Service Center, 11/11/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 34: #36 Arch Block - Regional Service Center, 1/1/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 35: #36 Steel Deck - Regional Service Center, 1/13/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 36: #37 Masonary - Regional Service Center, 1/21/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 37: #37 Precast - Regional Service Center, 1/27/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 38: #38 Drainage Structures - Regional Service Center, 1/20/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 39: #39 Roofing Regional Service Center, 1/20/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 40: #40 Fire Stop Plombing - Regional Service Center, 1/20/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 41: #41 Painting - Regional Service Center, 1/27/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 42: #42 Fastners Roof Sheat - Regional Service Center, 1/27/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 43: #44 Ductwork - Regional Service Center, 1/28/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 44: #45 Ductwork - Regional Service Center, 1/17/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 45: #45 Ductwork - Regional Service Center, 2/4/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 46: #46 Fire Sprinkler - Regional Service Center, 08/24/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 47: #46 Louvers - Regional Service Center, 2/7/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 48: #47 Irrigation System - Regional Service Center, 3/2/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 49: #52 Steel Joist - Regional Service Center, 3/11/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 50: #52 Structural Steel - Regional Service Center, 3/10/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 51: #53A Ceiling Tile - Regional Service Center, 3/22/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 52: #53 Cabinets - Regional Service Center, 4/20/1999Add to your cart.
Folder 53: #54 Lightning Protection - Regional Service Center, 2/9/2000Add to your cart.
Folder 54: #56 Steel Tross - Regional Service Center, 3/22/2000Add to your cart.
Box 10: Opa Locka Administrative and Planning FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 11: Joseph Middlebrooks and Associates Administrative FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 12: Joseph Middlebrooks and Associates Urban Planning ReportsAdd to your cart.
Box 13: South Florida Architecture Reports, Research, and Urban Planning and DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Box 14: Housing and Development PlansAdd to your cart.
Housing and development plans for Riviera Beach, Hallandale, Opa-Locka, FL
Box 15: Accouting and Sales FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 16: Memos and Accounting FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 17: Sales ReportsAdd to your cart.
Box 18: Opa Locka Planning FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 19: Development Plan DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Box 20: Portfolio BindersAdd to your cart.
Box 21: Joseph Middlebrooks Awards and Design PlansAdd to your cart.
Box 31: Opa Locka City Hall FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 23: Opa Locka OrdinancesAdd to your cart.
Box 24: Opa Locka Development PlansAdd to your cart.
Box 25: Joseph MiddleBrooks and Associates InvoicesAdd to your cart.
Box 26: Slides and MemosAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Opa-Locka Seaboard Air Line Station, 1982-1997Add to your cart.
Item 2: Opa-Locka Train Station, 1992-1995Add to your cart.
Item 3: Opa-Locka Train Station, 2001-2003Add to your cart.
Item 4: Slide Portafolio - Binder #3, 1979-1998Add to your cart.
Box 27: Opa Locka General DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Box 28: Opa Locka General DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Comprehensive Planning Assistance Program
Box 29: Opa Locka Restoration PlansAdd to your cart.
Box 30: Opa Locka Development FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 32: Opa Locka Framed PicturesAdd to your cart.
Series II: Oversized Architectural PlansAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Opa Locka 76 Police StationAdd to your cart.
Item 2: 191 Opa Locka TrainAdd to your cart.
Item 3: AirParkAdd to your cart.
Item 4: 304 (9-1-99)Add to your cart.
Item 5: 89D City Hall RenovationAdd to your cart.
Item 6: 89D Opa Locka City Hall OriginalsAdd to your cart.
Item 7: 304 (2-1-98)Add to your cart.
Item 8: 304 (8-1-99)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Opa-Locka AirealsAdd to your cart.
Item 10: 304 Regional Service CenterAdd to your cart.
Item 11: 191 Opa-Locka TrainStationAdd to your cart.
Item 12: Opa Locka 75 Air ParkAdd to your cart.
Item 13: 15 Opa Locka HotelAdd to your cart.
Item 14: 191Add to your cart.
Item 15: 191 Opa Locka before RobertoAdd to your cart.
Item 16: 191 (2015)Add to your cart.
Item 17: Air Park Opa Locka 75Add to your cart.
Item 18: 191 Opa Locka Train Photo DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Item 19: 191 Opa Locka Train Station RestorationAdd to your cart.
Item 20: Opa Locka Train Station 100% Phase 1Add to your cart.
Item 21: Opa Locka Train Station 100% Phase 2Add to your cart.
Item 22: 191 (191)Add to your cart.
Item 23: 191Add to your cart.
Item 24: 191 Opa Locka Construction SetAdd to your cart.
Item 25: Opa Locka Construction Set Phase 3Add to your cart.
Item 26: 191 Opa Locka Train Station Opa Locka, FlAdd to your cart.
Item 27: 191Add to your cart.
Item 28: Opa Locka Train Station before RobertoAdd to your cart.
Item 29: Opa Locka Train Station 19001-191Add to your cart.
Item 30: 191Add to your cart.
Item 31: 304 (11/20/99) Regional Service CenterAdd to your cart.
Item 32: Opa Locka City Hall Copy of Building OriginalAdd to your cart.
Item 33: 304 Regional Service Center (4/6/98)Add to your cart.
Item 34: 89A Opa Locka City Hall RenovationAdd to your cart.
Item 35: Opa Locka Air Park 75Add to your cart.
Item 36: Design Deye Final (5-1998)Add to your cart.
Item 37: 145 Opa Locka City Hall InteriorsAdd to your cart.
Item 38: 304 Regional Service (11/20/98)Add to your cart.
Item 39: 89D Opa Locka City Hall OriginalsAdd to your cart.