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Florida Documents collection, 1777-1979 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Laura Capell

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Collection Overview

Title: Florida Documents collection, 1777-1979Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: ASM0567

Extent: 13.0 Boxes

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Florida Documents Collection contains correspondence, diaries, military orders, invoices, receipts, and other documents related to various aspects of Florida history dating from 1777-1979.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to the Seminole Wars, the Civil War, Fort Dallas, the Indian Key Massacre, Alachua County, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, politics, land, and travel.

The collection also contains six diaries on 19th century community development in Florida authored by town developer, carpenter, handyman, and Civil War veteran Capt. Rufus W. Beaujean of Melbourne Beach in Brevard County, Florida. The diaries provide details of the many aspects of his work to develop his new community, repairing the boats of named neighbors, and socializing with, and executing chores for, named male and female residents.

Subject/Index Terms

Florida - Description and travel
Florida - History
Florida - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
Florida - Race relations
Seminole Indians - Florida

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Florida Documents Collection Finding Aid © 2011 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 the Florida Photograph Album Collection (ASM0286), Florida Photograph Collection ( ASM0300) and the Florida Postcard Collection (ASM0299).

Preferred Citation: Florida Documents Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: The collection was reprocessed by Laura Capell in 2011. The materials had previously been separated from the Historical Documents Collection. New acquisitions are periodically added.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised by Beatrice C. Skokan, 2011 and 2012.


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Folder 1: Publication: African American Convention, Miami. Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles Mystic Shrine of North and South AMerica and its Jurisdictions, Inc.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Booklet: Air Proving Ground CommandAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Booklet: James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938), 1970Add to your cart.
Prepared as a supplement for teachers and students to an exhibit mounted at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Folder 4: Political TractAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Typescript: Millions will die in World War ThreeAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Koreshan FlyersAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Pamphlet: The Koreshan Unity SettlementAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Pamphlet: The Koreshan Unity SettlementAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Flyer: Koreshan, State Historic SiteAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Flyer: Programs January through MarchAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Brochure: Koreshan State Historic SiteAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Program: Events January through MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Essays: The Summerhill science step By: Adelson, Mark Asa, of Summerhill's 1966 class, 1995-1996Add to your cart.

"Cannibalism in the herd psychology [with] Man sciences topic: urban massing inversion cannibalism and the problem of 'fascism' [grammar sic]. Daytona Beach, FL: the author, 1995-96. Two essays in manuscript (6, 3p) and a three-page cover letter to this cataloguer, all densely printed, the essays in xerox on standard leaves, the letter on half-leaves. The letter is signed in ink and paperclipped to a professionally-printed business.

Modestly arrogant utopianism; Adelson a Reichian who doesn't reject Freud. He is here employing 'cannibalism,' in imputed varieties, to analyze millenia of political history and a general human perversion of its own psychological evolution. Cannibalistic states consume their own citizens and you're probably an erotically charged meanie like all the rest of us. Adelson attended Summerhill under A.S. Neill 1964-1966 and took a BA in psych at Columbia. He employs choppy grammar to make a point and might misspell deliberately, of which misspellings this draft text has plenty of vertant and inadvertant. Refers to his business card as 'my ammeteur card' (the point here probably a dispaly of humility, both mock and genuine). Educated autodidact with the not-infrequent problem of inordinately compressed prose. His correspondent, this cataloguer, is here being answered as to assertions regarding the Kennedy assassination, which Adelson touches on briefly." - Bolerium

Folder 7: Political Tracts: Two cards warning of communist deception with quoes from communist leaders, Miami, FL. - The Truth About Cuba Committee, 1964Add to your cart.
"Two 6.6 x 3.5 inch cards printed both sides headings "Beware of Russian 'Peaceful Coexistence,'" "Beware of giving foreign aid to communitst countries," "Beware of Russian 'Peaceful Negotiations," and "Beware of hate peddling communism," with quotes from Stalin, Tito,etc." -Bolerium
Folder 8: Documents: Conveyance of titles for Juanita Development Corp., Sharpes, FL., 1925Add to your cart.
Several contracts and official documents recording the conveyance of title for the Juanita Development Corp. in Florida, signed by four different officials and their respective witnesses.
Folder 9: Handouts: The White Sentinel, n.d.Add to your cart.
Three loose handouts from The White Sentinel, a local publication in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. that was avidly against racial mixing and pro-white supremacy.
Folder 10: Pamphlet: Florida Student Union, 2015Add to your cart.
"Florida Student Union is a space for students in the state of Florida to organize collectively to fight around common grievances, build power, and work together for a better educational system and society. Though we adhere to the principles laid out here, we work to engage all students and to bring all students to participate and have a venue in general assemblies even where they may disagree with our ideas and actions." -- Description from pamphlet.
Folder 11: Bite Back Magazine, 2014Add to your cart.
Issue 17. "Bite Back is a volunteer organization and newsmagazine dedicated to supporting animal rights prisoners of conscience, and reporting on current events in this struggle." -- Description from the magazine. Published in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Folder 12: Progress and Unment Challenges: Sant La's Profile of The Haitian Community of Miami-Dade, 2010-2015, 2015Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Frazier, Fredrick William to Mary, 1895Add to your cart.
Letter from Fredrick William Frazier describing life in Coconut Grove when he worked for Henry Flagler.
Folder 14: Flyers, Timeline, and Q&A: 5th Annual Haitian Heritage History Month, 2016Add to your cart.
The flyers announce the 5th Annual Haitian Heritage month that displays Haitian artwork all over Miami-Dade County throughout May. The timeline and Q&A reflect events that happened in Haitian history.
Folder 15: Slave Bill of Sale of John, 1838Add to your cart.

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