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Alan Crockwell collection

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Assorted materials

Scrapbooks

Photograph albums

Sheriff receipt books



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Alan Crockwell collection, 1873-1996 | University of Miami Special Collections

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Collection Overview

Title: Alan Crockwell collection, 1873-1996Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1900-1972

ID: ASM0447

Creator: Crockwell, Alan

Extent: 10.0 Boxes

Arrangement: The Alan Crockwell Collection is arranged into four series: I. Assorted materials, II. Scrapbooks, III. Photograph albums, and IV. Sheriff receipt books. The content of the series are further described in the inventory below.

Formats/Genres: Advertisements, Bags (generic containers), Biscayne Bay (Fla.) - Maps, Blueprints (reprographic copies), Brochures, Clippings, Coconut Grove (Miami, Fla.) - Pictorial works, Coral Gables (Fla.) - Pictorial works, Diplomas, Dockets, Envelopes, Government records, Letters, Maps, Miami (Florida) - Pictorial works, Negatives, Pamphlets, Patches (costume accessories), Periodicals, Photocopies, Photograph albums, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Telegraphs, Tintypes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alan Crockwell Collection contains a variety of materials from different sources that document the history of Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and greater Miami-Dade County. Much of the content is related to Ralph Middleton Munroe and his family. Topically, the papers also address criminal history in Miami-Dade County, historic buildings in Coconut Grove including the Barnacle and the Coconut Grove Library, the history of the University of Miami, and the early settling of Miami-Dade County. The dates of items range from 1873 into the 1970s.

Biographical Note

Alan Crockwell, a biology teacher at The Carollton School in Coconut Grove, moved from Buffalo to Miami in 1977. Crockwell co-founded the Miami Memorabilia Collector's Club in 1991. He has published numerous articles on Miami history and its collectibles.

Subject/Index Terms

Barnacle (Miami, Fla.)
Biscayne Bay Yacht Club
Coconut Grove (Miami, Fla.) - History
Coral Gables (Fla.) - History
Crime - Florida - Miami-Dade County
Florida - History - 20th century
Herreshoff, Nathanael Greene, 1848-1938
Miami-Dade County (Fla.) - History
Miami High School (Miami, Fla.)
Munroe, Ralph, 1851-1933
Munroe, Ralph, 1851-1933 - Family
University of Miami - History
University of Miami - Pictorial works

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Alan Crockwell Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc.library@miami.edu.

Related Materials: See also Ralph M. Munroe Family Papers (ASM0015). For more information please see http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=572.

Preferred Citation: Alan Crockwell Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Container list by Marcia Evanson.


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Series 1: Assorted materialsAdd to your cart.

This series contain a variety of different items, most of which are photographs, photographic negatives, and correspondence.

The photographs and the photographic negatives, most of which originate from the early 20th century, predominantly depict Miami, Coconut Grove, the Coral Gables, and greater Miami Dade County. The Barnacle and other Coconut Grove residences are particularly represented.

Much of the correspondence is between members of the Munroe family, including Ralph Middleton Munroe, his wife Jessie Munroe, his daughter Patty Munroe, his son Wirth Munroe, Martha Munroe, as well as close family friends Vincent Gilpin (who also helped Ralph Munroe write his autobiography), John Gilpin, and Captain Nathaniel Herreshoff. Some of this correspondence, dated 1968 to 1972, is regarding the sale of the Barnacle. These letters are written between Thos. McE. Johnston, lawyer, and Mary Munroe, Patty Munroe, Charles Munroe, William Munroe, and W. R. Catlow, Jr.. Several official documents are included in this as well.

Another particularly notable piece of correspondence is a letter from Eveline Wagner, wife of the Miami Dade County pioneer William Wagner, to Mrs. Charles Baron, dated March 6th, 1873.

Other items of interest are as follows:

An 11-page manuscript dated March 5, 1887, written at Cocoanut Grove, Biscayne Bay, Florida, wherein the anonymous author describes his or her experience of Biscayne Bay and how he or she moved there from New York.

Four land survey plat maps of the Miami area around Biscayne Bay, indicating “wet prairie” where Coconut Grove is now located. On two of the maps, an area is designated as “donation to the heirs of Dr. Perrine.” All are undated, but on the reverse of one it is written: “1848?”

Two hand-drawn architectural plans on tracing paper of revisions to the Coconut Grove Library and Assembly Hall, dated February 27, 1929 and March 4, 1929, signed by F. H. B., architect.

A menu for My Brother’s Place Steak House in Coral Gables, the front of which includes an illustration of historic Coral Gables on Ponce de Leon Boulevard.

Two Miami High School Diplomas: one from Walter H. Combs Jr. in 1918, and one from Edwin Clare Wilson in 1922.

A copy of Coconut Grove Magazine volume 11, number 1, 1996, containing an article by Alan Crockwell titled “History in the Making: Miami’s Centennial Brings a History Packed, Insightful Lecture Series.”

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Folder 1: Loose photographs, 1916-1939Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Assorted photographic negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Assorted photographic negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Assorted photographic negativesAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Assorted correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Assorted correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Assorted correspondenceAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Correspondence between Thos. McE. Johnston, lawyer, and Mary Munroe, Patty Munroe, Charles Munroe, and W. R. Catlow, Jr., and William Munroe, 1968-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Letter from Evelin Wagner to Charles Baron, Miami Dade County, March 6, 1873Add to your cart.
Includes postmarked envelope: received in Key West on March 15, 1873.
Folder 10: 11 page manuscript, Cocoanut Grove Biscayne Bay Fl., March 5th, 1889Add to your cart.
Includes typed transcript.
Folder 11: 3 loose pages, "Description of land purchased...[from] Joseph Frow", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Tintype in gold encasing, from Hattie Carpenter estate, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Two stencils, n.d.Add to your cart.
Item 1: John Nix & Co, New York, from C. O. RichardsonAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Musaisle Fruit Farm, Miami, Fla., Guava JellyAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Coconut Grove Magazine, volume 11, number 1, 1996Add to your cart.
Box 10: Oversized materialsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Two Miami High School diplomas, 1918, 1922Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Burdine & Quarterman, Inc. Miami Florida shopping bag, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Four land survey plat maps of the Miami area around Biscayne Bay, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: 1828 map, "Map of the United States to Illustrate Olner's School Geography", 1828Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Print of the Lord's Prayer from M. Brower, Miami, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Two hand-drawn architectural plans on tracing paper of revisions to the Coconut Grove Library and Assembly Hall, February 27, 1929 and March 4, 1929Add to your cart.
Signed by F. H. B., architect.
Folder 7: Menu for My Brother’s Place Steak House in Coral Gables, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Letterhead for Myers Electric Company, Inc., Coral Gables, Florida, n.d.Add to your cart.

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