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The Eye of the Storm through the Eyes of the Child Project

Miami Herald Newspapers

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Hurricane Andrew collection, 1992-1997 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Title: Hurricane Andrew collection, 1992-1997Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1992-1997

ID: ASM0610

Extent: 6.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Art, Articles, Children's art - United States - Exhibitions, Hurricane Andrew, 1992 - Juvenile literature., Hurricane Andrew, 1992 - Pictorial works, Letters, Manuscripts, Negatives, Newspapers, Periodicals, Photocopies, Photographs, Reports, Scrapbooks, Slides (Photographs)

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.

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Hurricane Andrew, 1992
Hurricane damage - Florida - Miami
Miami (Florida) - History - 20th century
Miami-Dade County School District (Fla.)
Miami Art Museum
Stemple, Colette

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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

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

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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.

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