Hurricane Andrew collection, 1992-1997

By Rudo Kemper

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Collection Overview

Title: Hurricane Andrew collection, 1992-1997

Predominant Dates:1992-1997

ID: ASM0610

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Hurricane Andrew collection contains two different series of materials regarding the 1992 hurricane.

Series I consists of photographs, writings, and artwork made by children representing their Hurricane Andrew experience. The majority of the materials are photographs, negatives, prints, photographic slides, writings about those photographs, and administrative documents from a project done at Southwood Middle School titled "The Eye of the Storm through the Eye of the Child." Administered and organized by Colette Stemple, a photography teacher at the school, the photographs depict damage done to their homes and their neighborhoods, and have accompanying text written by the children as well. The project was eventually on display in the Miami Art Museum one year after the landfall of Andrew, under the same name. Also included are drawings, poems, a bound volume titled "Hands On: The Day the Winds Came... Migrant Children Write About the Effects of Hurricane Andrew," reflections written by Caribbean Elementary School students, and a folder scrapbook on Hurricane Andrew's effects titled "In the Wake of Andrew."

Series II contains historic Miami Herald newspapers chronicling the Hurricane's impending landfall in South Florida, the actual landfall, and several weeks of the aftermath.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Hurricane Andrew Collection 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.

Preferred Citation: Hurricane Andrew Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida


Box and Folder Listing


Series 1: The Eye of the Storm through the Eyes of the Child ProjectAdd to your cart.
Box 1: Photographs and Negatives.Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Children's Photographs of Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Children's Photographs of Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Children's Photographs of Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Children's Photographs of Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Negatives of Children's PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Negatives of Children's PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Photographs on Carton DisplayAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Photographs on Carton Display and Enframed PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 2: Administrative and Planning Documents, Correspondence, and other Children's Projects on Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Proposal for Southwood Middle School Project and Gallery AdvertisementsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Correspondence regarding Southwood Middle School ProjectAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Periodicals and Articles on Southwood Middle School ProjectAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Colette Stemple - Teacher of the YearAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Miscellaneous Planning DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Miscellaneous Planning DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Children's Artwork of Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Children's Writings on Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Scrapbook: In the Wake of Hurricane AndrewAdd to your cart.
Box 3: Oversized Photographic Prints and Framed PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Box 4: Oversized Photographic Prints and Framed PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Series 2: Miami Herald NewspapersAdd to your cart.
Box 5: Miami Herald Newspapers: August 23, 25-31, 1992Add to your cart.
Box 6: Miami Herald Newspapers: September 1-6, 13, 14, 1992Add to your cart.