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

By Laura Capell

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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

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 The materials had previously been separated from the Historical Documents Collection.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.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
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[Box 8: Albert J. Wilcox collection],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Box 14: 1992-1993],

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Folder 1: Connie Tucker Imprisonment memo and newsletter, 1970, 1970Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Newsletter: Florida Christian Migrant Ministry, July 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Pamphlet: Russia 1917-1921, There is no stopping half-way. We must conquer or die., 1970, 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Paper: "Tampa's Rearguard: Tampa Latin' Aid to Loyalist Spain During the Spanish Civilar War.", 1995Add to your cart.
By Ana M. Varela-Lago
Folder 5: Political Tract: Survival of the White Race, 1980Add to your cart.
Tract with application for membership to The Church of The Creator
Folder 6: Political Tract: " White Side Are You On?"Add to your cart.
by the Tampa Workers' Affinity Group
Folder 7: Newsletter: Boletin de Informacion Libertaria (3), 1969, 1970, 1973Add to your cart.
Movimiento Libertario Cubano en el Exilio
Folder 8: Political Tract: Smash the Power of the Ku Klux Klan!, [1937]Add to your cart.
Committee for Defense of Civil Rights in Tampa
Folder 9: Political Tract: Statement: Miami Rebellion Against RacismAdd to your cart.
National Anti-Racist Organizing Committee, S.F. - Bay Area Chapter
Folder 10: Newspaper: "Amazing Grace"Add to your cart.
"Amazing Grace" Newspaper
Folder 11: The Black Archives: 2007Add to your cart.
Program from 11-11-07 Honors Luncheon.
Folder 12: Dade County Black Heritage TrailAdd to your cart.
Pamphlet about historic overtown folklife village.
Folder 13: Emergency Southeast Conference on Immigration Rights and Political Asylum: Political Resolutions  Adopted by the ConferenceAdd to your cart.
Printed document listing resolutions.
Folder 14: Miami Conventions Coalition, 1972Add to your cart.
Contains article and letter from the Miami Conventions Coalition regarding Republican convention in Miami, as well as "Miami to Chattanooga, Greensboro to Contra Costa Co: KKK & Racist Violence Spreading Across U.S."
Folder 15: Political Tract: Republican Convention Miami, 1972Add to your cart.
Political Tract advocating protest against Nixon at the 1972 Republican Convention in Miami.
Folder 16: Political Tract: Anita Bryant, "I Don't Hate the Homosexuals", 1977Add to your cart.
Political Tract written by Anita Bryant condemning homosexuality, produced by her organization, "Protect America's Children."
Folder 17: Phi Epsilon Mu NewsletterAdd to your cart.
Newsletter for the Central Florida Sisters chapter of Phi Epsilon Mu volumes 6 numer 1, volume 7 numbers 1 2, 4 and 5, and volume 12 number 2
Folder 18: Free University of Florida, 1965Add to your cart.
"Seven items related to the short-lived educational experiment. Gainesville, FL: FUF, 1965. Includes the following documents: Four-page Summary Prospectus of the school, dittoed on 8.5 x 11 inch sheets; six-panel printed brochure titled "Charter Year Appeal," Charter Year Catalog and Facultry (10p., light stain at upper left corner), a typed and signed letter from FUF founder Ed Richer to Marilyn Noble venting his frustrations with the school as it already began to fall apart late in 1965, a letter from Noble to the Alligator, the University of Florida student paper, congratulating them for printing Richer's column (paper heavily toned, stain at upper left corner), a typed letter signed from a colleague of Richer's to Noble saying that Richer had had "a number" done on him by the U of F administration but that he was nearing bankruptcy and "losing his following and his composure", and lastly, a worn and toned copy of the Free Student (a  NY tabloid) with an article on FUF. Inspired by the Free Speech Movement of California, Ed Richer, a humanities instructor dismissed from the University of Florida for working with the Student Freedom Party, led the formation of the alternate school, popularly known at the time as FUF." -Bolerium
Folder 19: Periodical: The Women's National Indian Association - The Indian's Friend, 1899Add to your cart.
A monthly periodical, originally printed in Philadelphia, PA. The Women's National Indian Association was formed in 1879 by Mary Bonney and Amelia Stone Quinton to fight against wealthy landownders and later settlers in the United States from enchroaching on the lands of various indigenous groups. Articles from page 7 includes an extract from Gov. W. D. Bloxham's message to the legislature of Florida regarding the Seminole Indians (April 4, 1899) and a piece on the Seminole Indian's rhythmic chanting.
Folder 20: Flyer: Let Freedom Ring!, 1965Add to your cart.
Flyer that originates from Sarasota, Florida and discusses various injustices handed down from the U.S. supreme court, accusing them of "Communizing" America. It also  advertises various reports and publications that have to do with related topics, such as desegration and "the Pro-Communit Earl Warrant Court."
Folder 21: Periodical: The News, published by the Junior League of Tampa, Florida, 1929-1930Add to your cart.
A newspaper created by the Junior League of Tampa, a group run by women which had formed in order to promote volunteer activities and community outreach programs. Their focus is on service and education, and the publication highlights their purpose, their progress, and several opportunities to become involved.
Item 1: Volume II, Number III, October 1929Add to your cart.
Item 2: Volume II, Number IV, November 1929Add to your cart.
Item 3: Volume II, Number V, January 1930Add to your cart.
Item 4: Volume II, Number VI, February 1930Add to your cart.
Item 5: Volume II, Number VII, March 1930Add to your cart.
Item 6: Volume III, Number I, April 24, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation and Related Materials, 2011-2012Add to your cart.
Item 1: OLCDC: Our Vision for a New Magnolia North -  a Holistic Vision for Neighborhood TransformationAdd to your cart.
A short document explaining the Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation's plans for rennovations and transformation of North Miami-Dade County, including improving safety and security for neighborhoods, providing low-cost housing options, and adding various gardens, parks, and educational and recreational facilities.
Item 2: Opa-Locka City Hall Historic Structures ReportAdd to your cart.
The OLCDC's report to provide summaries of the history of the construction and maintenance Opa-Locka city hall and the surrounding fire house and police station and to aid in their rennovation through various assessments.
Item 3: Excerpt from Neighbors "Opa-Locka: A New Home, a New Beginning"Add to your cart.
A short article originally published in Neighbors, regarding the rennovation of new homes in Opa-Locka and the OLCDC's efforts to repair and restructure the Magnolia North, Bunche Park, and Rainbow Park neighborhoods.
Item 4: OLCDC: Leveraging the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2) to Build a Better Future for Our CommunityAdd to your cart.
A brief document explaining the goal and purpose of the OLCDC's Neighborhood Stabilization Program and its investment strategy.
Item 5: Excerpt from South Florida Times: "Troubled Magnolia North Getting $20M Help"Add to your cart.
An article originally printed by the South Florida Times, discussing the OLCDC's $20 million Neighborhood Stabilization Program grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and what they plan to do with the money to rennovate Magnolia North.
Item 6: OLCDC Media Advisory: OLCDC Helps Historic Neighborhood Recapture its GloryAdd to your cart.
A flyer inviting recipients to attend OLCDC's "historic groundbreaking ceremony" that took place on December 7th, 2011. It was hosted by Willie Logan, founder and president of OLCDC, with the mayor of Opa-Locka, Hon. Myra Taylor, and the Miami-Dade County Commissioner District 1, Hon. Barbara Jordan, in attendance.
Item 7: OLCDC: Opa-Locka Community Development Corporation Receives Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the ArtsAdd to your cart.
A short document annoucning the OLCDC's new grant and their planned rennovation projects.
Item 8: Excerpt from The Miami Herald: "Will money, art and ambition transform tough neighborhood?"Add to your cart.
An article from The Miami Herald analyzing the redevelopment plan for Magnolia North and speculating how far the grant will go to improve conditions in "one of South Florida's toughtest neighborhoods."
Item 9: OLCDC: Meet the Artistic Visionaries Behind the Future Opa-LockaAdd to your cart.
Documents released by OLCDC describing the collaborative efforts of four teams to develop public art works for Magnolia North.
Item 10: Opa-Locka: Town Center Charrette ReportAdd to your cart.
A brief report detailing the OLCDC's workshops to develop a plan for rennovating Opa-Locka and its various neighborhoods and to revitalize early visions of the city.
Folder 23: South Florida Haitian-American Community Agenda Conference and Related Materials, 2000-2014Add to your cart.
Item 1: South Florida Haitian-American Community Agenda Conference Morning Program, 2014Add to your cart.
A section of the agenda containing the morning events for the South Florida Haitian-American Community Agenda Conference.
Item 2: Booklet: South Florida Haitian-American Community Agenda Conference: Where are we today? and What is next, 2014Add to your cart.
An outline of events and talks being given by the conference which took place in Miami, FL. on  June 29, 2014, as well as information on the different sponsors and guest speakers.
Item 3: Society of Haitian-American Professionals and Entrepreneurs (SHAPE) - "Shaping the Future of Our Community" Haitian-American Community Agenda, 2002Add to your cart.
An outline of the goals and interests of the Society of Haitian-American Professionals and Entrepreneurs for the Haitian-American Community in South Florida.
Item 4: Community Partnership for Local Haitian Relief Efforts Organizational Partnership Report and Strategic Plan, 2012Add to your cart.
Developed by the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center, this report provides details on past relief efforts and the importance of improving their strategy to increase the amount of funding to meet the growing needs of the Haitian community.
Item 5: U.S. Census Bureau Data, 2000-2012Add to your cart.
A collection of various tables from the U.S. Census regarding the distribution of ethnicities, especially Haitians, in South Florida and in the United States.
Item 6: Language Use in the United States: American Community Survey Reports, 2013Add to your cart.
An article by Camille Ryan and issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce that describes the number of different languages spoken in the United States and how they obtained that data.
Item 7: Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department Haitian Juvenile Arrests Data, 2012Add to your cart.
Several data tables created by the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department, showing the number and type of arrests committed by Haitian youth in Miami-Dade County.
Item 8: Fall College Enrollment Rate Data, 2013Add to your cart.
Brief data table showing the rate of college enrollment from high schools all around Miami in 2011 and 2012.
Item 9: Migration Policy Institute Policy Brief: "What We Know about Diasporas and Economic Development", 2013Add to your cart.
Article by Kathleen Newland and Sonia Plaza, describing the impact of diaspora on different regions over long periods of time.
Item 10: Migration Policy Institute Policy "Haitian Immigrants in the United States", 2014Add to your cart.
Article by Chiamaka Nwosu and Jeanne Batalova, providing detailed facts and data about the number of Haitian immigrants in the United States which has been comparitively increasing over time since the 1990s to the present.
Folder 24: Stockton, Whatley, Davin & Company Annual Report for Fiscal Year, 1956Add to your cart.
Financial report for the Florida Real Estate company, Stocton, Whatley, Davis & Company, showcasing a marked improvement in profit for the1956 fiscal year. It is accompanied by a short hand-out released on September 12, 1956, entitled "Stockton, Whatley, Davin net income for fiscal year 1956 up 8%. Brown L. Whatley, President, reports 'Encouraging prospects for another year of good business in fiscal 1957.'"
Folder 25: Booklet: Statements - Florida National Group  of Banks of the State of Florida, 1952Add to your cart.
A short booklet, outling the names and important facts for banks in Florida as well as a list of officers and directors for each major branch.

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8: Albert J. Wilcox collection],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Box 14: 1992-1993],

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