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Photograph albums

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

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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

Related Materials: See also Ralph M. Munroe Family Papers (ASM0015). For more information please see

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 4: Sheriff receipt booksAdd to your cart.
This series contains sheriff docket books from Miami Dade County containing arrest receipts, detailing the reasons for arrest as well as fines and bail costs.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sheriff receipt book, 1909-1903Add to your cart.
Item 2: Sheriff receipt book, 1920-1921Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Sheriff receipt book, 1907-1909Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Sheriff receipt book, 1905-1906Add to your cart.

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