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Pace, Johnson H., collector.
The Good old days : scrapbook, 1938-1939.
1 v. (100 items)
Clippings of a Miami Herald feature series called "The good old days," which reproduced and commented on photographs of early Miami, sent in by Herald readers. Collection also includes a group of newsclippings on the death, estate settlement, etc., of Charles Doyle Leffler.
Johnson H. Pace came to Miami in 1916. He was attorney for the Leffler estate. Leffler served as mayor of Miami, 1921-1923, and Miami city commissioner, 1923-1927.
Gift of Margaret Pace Burton, 1984.
Scrapbooks Box 3

Padrick, Robert W.
Letters pertaining to the Everglades jetport, 1968 November 5.
3 items.
Two letters and a map; protesting a proposed transportation corridor which would cut through Everglades Conservation Area 3.
In 1968 Robert Padrick was Chairman for the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. The Everglades jetport, for which this road was proposed, was hotly debated by developers and environmentalists during the 1960s and 1970s. This letter started organized efforts against the construction of the jetport, and subsequently led to the formation of an environmental movement in South Florida.
Gift of Robert L. Kelley, 1990.
MS Box 44

Pallot family seder : 40th anniversary, 1951-1991 : monograph, 1991.
1 v. ; 28 cm.
A commemorative, illustrated history of the Pallot family and its annual reunion at the Passover Seder. Joint family seders started in the 1950s, and over 100 family members were present in 1991.
Sara Riva Pallot and her five younger children came from Lithuania to the United States in 1913, following her three older sons who had emigrated in 1910. The family settled in Springfield, Mass., moving to Miami in the 1920s.
Gift of Mitchell Horwitz, 1992.
MS Box 52

Palm Beach County (Fla.)
Tax receipt, 1917 May 1.
1 leaf; 19 x 35 cm.
The owner of the land (20 acres, in section 31, township 47, range 43), was Dade County, whose Board of County Commissioners hereby paid Palm Beach County three dollars and 80 cents for state and county taxes, 1916 tax year.
MS Box 34

Pan American Airways, inc.
Pan Am at Dinner Key scrapbook, 1934-1935.
1 v. ; 40 cm.
Newspaper and magazine clippings show buildings and passengers at Pan American International Airport, Dinner Key (Coconut Grove), during 1934-1935. Includes photographs of visiting celebrities, and of local groups that used the terminal facilities for meetings.
Pan American Airlines began overseas flights to Havana from Dinner Key in 1928, and by the mid-30s could claim service to 32 locations in Latin America, with over 100,000 passengers served and 450 employees in the Miami area. The Art Deco style terminal building at Dinner Key (later to serve as Miami's City Hall) was opened in 1934. The highlight of its lobby was a world globe, 10 feet in diameter, now housed at the Miami Museum of Science.
Gift of Art Smith via the Museum of Science, 1975.

Pancoast family.
Pancoast and Collins family papers, 1901-1982 (bulk 1911-1941).
12.2 linear ft.
Arranged alphabetically by principal correspondent and subject.
Business and personal correspondence and memorabilia. The principal correspondent is Thomas J. Pancoast. Other correspondents are John Collins and Russell Pancoast.
John Collins farmed on Miami Beach and, with Carl Fisher, founded and developed the city. His son-in-law, Thomas Pancoast, also was a Miami Beach developer and businessman. Thomas Pancoast's son, Russell Pancoast, was a prominent Miami Beach architect.
Inventory in the repository ; folder level control.
Gift of Martha Pancoast Grafton, Russell Pancoast's daughter, 1993.

Pancoast family.
Pancoast and Miami Beach scrapbooks, 1933-1941.
4 v.
Scrapbooks are headed: C of C [Chamber of Commerce]; Pier; General; Everglades.
Newspaper clippings in the Everglades scrapbook date to 1937-1938 and relate to the creation of the national park. "Pier" has clippings on the Miami Beach fishing pier, opened in 1938 at Bakers Haulover, and a substantial collection of news reports on Thomas J. Pancoast's death and funeral in September 1941. The other two scrapbooks overlap in coverage: they include activities of Pancoast family members and of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and other groups.
Thomas J. Pancoast was one of the founders of Miami Beach, president of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce from its start in 1921 until his death, and Chairman of the Committee for Everglades National Park at the time of these clippings.

Pancoast family.
Papers of the Pancoast family, 1766-1951 (bulk 1920-1929).
ca. 100 items.
Arranged in folders by subject.
Correspondence, minutes, legal documents and memorabilia pertain primarily to the early development of Miami Beach and to the Pancoast and Collins families. Correspondents include Carl G. Fisher, Everest G. Sewell, Irving Collins and J.B. McCrary (Tamiami Trail contractor). Also included is a ledger book with the minutes of the Miami Beach Improvement Asssociation from 1930 May 23 until its dissolution in 1951; and material on the Pancoast hotel. The oldest document is a New Jersey land grant deed from 1777, but the bulk of the collection belongs to the 1920s.
Thomas J. Pancoast was John Collins' son-in-law. The Pancoast and Collins families formed the Miami Beach Improvement Company; one of Thomas Pancoast's sons, Arthur, built the Pancoast Hotel; another, Russell, began architectural practice on Miami Beach in 1926.
Gift of the Pancoast family, 1974.

Pancoast family.
Photograph album, 1915-1920?
1 album (243 photographic prints).
Snapshots and photographic prints of Miami Beach (casinos, land-clearing, Firestone estate, etc.), Miami, agriculture (citrus, vegatables, avocados, machinery, etc.), boating trips (Lake Okeechobee, etc), and wildlife (foxes, raccoons, great-horned owl, pelicans, etc.).
Photo albums. Box 3

Pancoast Hotel (Miami Beach, Fla.) scrapbook, 1923-1926.
1 v. ; 39 cm.
Label on front cover reads: Oct 1923-Feb 1925 "Hostess" newspaper clippings.
Newspaper clippings, brochures and programs pertain to construction of and activities at the Pancoast Hotel during its first three years.
The Pancoast Hotel was built in 1923 by J. Arthur Pancoast, eldest son of Thomas J. Pancoast. General contractor was the Charles E. Ewing Company; M.L. Hampton was the architect. It was in the Spanish style popular at the time, and located on the beachfront at 29th Street; Arthur Pancoast's home was moved to provide the site. The first units were opened in January 1924.
Gift of Marie Valenti, 1977.

Pancoast, Thomas Jessup.
Miscellaneous correspondence "H" papers 1939-1941
ca. 75 items
Letters to and from Thomas J. Pancoast in the last two years of his life. Correspondents include Spessard Holland, Mark Honeywell, H.H. Hyman (Rod and Reel Club). Subjects include Holland's and Wendell Willkie's political campaigns, Everglades National Park, Miami Beach concerns, and a small amount of personal correspondence, including an invitation to join the Newcomen Society.
Pancoast was in his mid-70s at the time these letters were written, and extremely active: president of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce, of the Miami Beach Improvement Company, and of the Miami Beach Bay Shore Company; on the board of the Metropolitan Miami Fishing Tournament; a proponent of Everglades National Park, and opposed to the Cross-Florida Barge Canal.
MS Box 7

Pardo, Clarita Huddleston.
Biographical material on Miami area residents : transcripts of obituaries, articles, interviews, 1940s-1960s.
Looseleaf notebooks: 2 v. ; 26 cm.
Approximately 350 biographical sketches of early Miami settlers are arranged by subject's last name, Many cite place and date of original publication. Transcripts are mainly manuscript; some are typed, and there are a few news clippings inserted.
Scrapbooks. Box 1

Pardo, Clarita Huddleston.
Miami and Dade County history : transcriptions of newspaper articles and papers, 1940s-1960s.
Notebook: 1 v. ; 23 cm.
Loose notebook pages: 200 leaves ; 26 cm.
A looseleaf notebook and companion folder contain manuscript and typical transcriptions of articles from Miami area newspapers as well as papers presented at meetings of the Historical Association of South Florida and the Miami Pioneers. Most items give data of original publication. There is considerable material on telephones in early Miami, the hotel and entertainment business and material published in 1941 and 1946 on Miami's 45th and 50th anniversaries.
Scrapbooks. Box 1 (M28B)

Pardo, Clarita Huddleston.
Pictures of Miami buildings and streets, 1904-1905.
1 album (37 pictures and 8 photographic prints).
Pictures are photographs clipped from the Official directory of the City of Miami and nearby towns (Miami : Allan R. Parrish, 1904). Views include the Royal Palm Hotel, Seminoles, churches, Hotel Biscayne, the Punch Bowl, palms, the public school, Burdines department store, fishing, the Seminole Club, Ft. Dallas, residences, Dallas Park, 12th Street (Flagler Street), Smith's Casino, the wreck of the Maine (Havana, Cuba) titled "a wreck," ice plant, First National Bank, Halcyon Hotel, the C.O. Richardson Grove (Musa Isle), and an advertisement for the Royal Palm Aquarium. Photographers include J.N. Chamberlain, Brandow, and Fred Hand.
Gift of Clarita Huddleston Pardo.
Photo albums. Box 15

Pardo, Clarita Huddleston, collector.
Scrapbooks and loose scrapbook pages, 1890s-1960s (bulk 1950-1959)
Scrapbooks: 10 v. ; 41 cm. or smaller.
Scrapbook pages: ca. 100 leaves ; 41 cm.
Clippings and photographic prints are usually dated; arrangement is very roughly chronological, with considerable overlap from book to book.
Newspaper clippings, photographic prints, correspondence, postcards, greeting cards, legal documents and personal memorabilia pertain to Miami Area history and the history of the Huddleston family. The collection is particularly rich in newspaper obituaries of Miami pioneers who died in the 1950s. Also included are newspaper accounts of historic buildings and personalities, as well as the social activities of members of pioneer families, and of the meetings of the Miami Pioneers group. Scrapbook marked "Finished 1955" in Box 6 has much of the Huddleston family material, including Farmer City, Illinois, newspaper clippings.
Dr. Reuben Huddleston (b. Farmer City, Ill.) moved to Barstow, Fla. in 1883 and to Miami in 1896. One of Miami's pioneer physicians, he was charter member and first president of the Dade County Medical Association. His son, C.L. Huddleston, was an accountant and Director of Finance for Miami. C.L.'s daughter, Clarita Huddleston Pardo, grew up in early Miami and was active with the Miami Pioneers.

Park, F. D. R.
Canals and floods in Dade County : albums, 1947-1960.
6 v. (ca. 3,000 photographic prints).
Snapshots and photographic prints of canals and flooding (from rain storms and hurricanes) throughout Dade County. Ground and aerial views include bridges, dredging, construction, locks, levees, etc. One album contains views taken after Hurricane Donna in 1960.
After the 1947 hurricane, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District expanded South Florida's system of canals, locks, and levees, to reduce flooding and to drain land for development.
Gift of the Dade County Department of Environmental Resources, 1986.

Parks, Arva Moore 1939- , collector.
Newspapers, 1931-1941.
1 box (0.5 cubic ft.)
Arranged chronologically under each newspaper.
Collection of Dade County newspaper issues. Includes: Coconut Grove Times: 22 issues (1940 November 1 - 1941 May 2). Coral Gables Riviera: 2 issues (1941 February 21 and October 4). Beach Press: 2 issues (1931 June 26 and July 31). Miami Riviera: 1 issue (1937 July 30). Miami Daily News: 1 issue (1941 August 17).
Historian Arva Moore Parks has been researching and writing about Miami since 1971. These newspapers form part of her research materials.
Inventory in the repository ; item level control.
Gift of Arva Moore Parks, 1988.
M54 I

Parks, Arva Moore 1939- , collector.
Papers, 1800s-1988.
9 boxes (13 cubic ft.)
Series: 1. Primary sources, in chronological order. 2. Bi-Tri Racial Committee [Dade County schools] 3. Community activities.
Photocopies of legal and historical materials, typescripts, minutes, reports and notes relate either to Arva Moore Parks' research or to her work on various community boards. Includes considerable material on the deliberations that preceded the restoration of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Material on the Bi-Tri Racial Advisory Committee dates from 1977-1988; that of the New World Advisory Committee, from 1977 to 1982.
Historian Arva Moore Parks has been researching and writing about Miami since 1971. Her books include The Forgotten frontier (1977), Miami, the magic city (1981), and Miami memoirs (1987). In addition, she is active in community affairs, serving on a number of boards and committees.
Inventory in the repository ; folder level control.
Gift of Arva Moore Parks, 1988.

Parks, Arva Moore, 1939- .
Slam book : notebook, 1953.
1 v. ; 27 cm.
Notebook created by a group of junior high school students living in the El Portal area of Miami in 1953.
In 1953 a Horace Mann Jr. High student, Sue Sober, sent this notebook around to her friends and classmates. They recorded their addresses, ages and opinions on who and what they liked. Arva Moore was one of the group, as was Adele Khoury, future wife of Senator Bob Graham; Plantation legislator and House member Tommy Armstrong and his wife Carol Hosach (later on Plantation city commission); Bob Worley, Miami attorney, and Dr. Roger Sherman, heart surgeon.
Gift of Arva Moore Parks, 1983.
MS Box 18

Parks, Arva Moore.
Where the river found the bay : historical study of the Granada site, Miami, Florida.
156 leaves.
The state of Florida conducted an archaeological dig at the Granada site, on the north bank of the Miami River, prior to the building of the James L. Knight center. As part of the project, Parks researched and wrote this history of the site.
MS Box 11

Patton, Sheila.
Early days at Belle Glade : typescript, 1919-1922.
7 leaves.
Oliver and Sally Patton moved from South Dade County to the Belle Glade area in 1919, where the only transportation routes were canals.
This account of her grandparents' experiences was written when Sheila Patton was a senior at Southwest Miami High School.
MS Box 20

Peacock family.
Papers of the Peacock family, 1890s-1962.
65 items.
Correspondence and memorabilia pertaining to the Peacock Inn and to Robert Alfred and Lillian Peacock. Collection includes Peacock's will, a 1962 memo by Ruby Leach Carson on a historic marker for Peacock Inn, and a letterhead showing the Biscayne Cigar Company on the 2nd floor of Chas. Peacock and Son general store.
Charles and Isabella Peacock operated Bay View House/Peacock Inn, in Coconut Grove, beginning in 1882. Their son, Alfred Peacock, operated a general store into the 20th century. In 1963 the Historical Association of Southern Florida erected a historic marker near the site of the inn.
Many of the items carry stamp: Collection of Mrs. Alfred Peacock.
MS Box 1

Peacock Inn and Coconut Grove brochures, 1905?
2 items.
Two companion brochures, one with text describing Peacock Inn and Coconut Grove; the other with photographs of the Inn and surrounding area. Photographs are copyright 1904 by photographer A.R. Parrish. "G.F. Schneider & Son, Proprietors" appears on both brochures.
It is probable that photographer A. R. Parrish was the Allan Reid Parrish who published the 1904 Official Directory of Miami. Two of the brochure photographs were also used in the directory.
Gift of W.F. Groverman, 1992.
MS Box 53

Peacock, John Thomas.
Tax collection index : notebook, 1890-1892.
1 v. (ca 75 p.)
Taxpayers are listed alphabetically by last name; a few entries have dates of 1890 or 1891. The other end of the notebook records amounts by type of tax or fee: poll tax, real property, school and roads, licenses. Dates range from 1890-1892.
John Peacock homesteaded in Coconut Grove and held a variety of county offices, including Tax Assessor from 1879-1881 and Road Commissioner in 1890.
Gift of Larry Peacock, 1985.
MS Box 27

Pearse, Eleanor Howard Dean, 1879-1961.
Florida's vanishing era : typescript (carbon copy) and research papers, 1947-1948.
Typescript: 75 leaves.
Papers: 50 items.
Typescript, illustrated with photographic prints, pertains to the social and family history of early settlers of southwest Florida. Papers include research notes, correspondence and a few more photographic prints.
Eleanor Pearse grew up in southwest Florida and based her book on family journals and interviews with other early residents. She lived with her father at Punta Gorda, and traveled to Punta Rassa, Pine Island, Ft. Myers, etc., and places around Charlotte Harbor, the Caloosahatchee River, and the Myakka River.
Bequest of Eleanor Pearse, 1961.
Pearse, Eleanor H. Dean. Florida's vanishing era: from the journals of a young girl and her father, 1887 to 1910. (Winnetka?, Ill., 1947).

Pearse, Eleanor Howard (Dean), 1869-1961.
Research notes, 1949.
15 leaves.
Typewritten notes on the history of some South Florida communities and families, especially in Lee County.
Author of Florida's Vanishing Era : From the Journals of a Young Girl and her Father, 1887 to 1910. [Winnetka?, Ill., 1947]
Bequest of Eleanor Pearse, 1961.
MS Box 37

Peavy, Arthur H.
Correspondence on Fort Bankhead (Key Biscayne, Fla.), 1969-1970.
9 items.
Letters discuss the nature and location of Fort Bankhead, a temporary United States Army post during the Seminole wars.
Peavy, then in charge of the Dade County Parks Department, was investigating the posibility of recreating the fort.
MS Box 37

Pedro Pan.
Money order stubs used to purchase visas for children who immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba under the Pedro Pan program : check stubs and memorandum, 1961-1962.
Money order stubs: ca. 90 items.
Memorandum: 2 leaves.
Money orders bear the name of the child, and of the Catholic Brother handling the case. The memorandum, from Msgr. Bryan Walsh, pertains to the proper procedure for obtaining visa waivers.
The Pedro Pan program, headed by Monsignor Bryan C. Walsh, brought hundreds of Cuban children to the Miami area in the early 1960s.
Gift of Dr. Miguel Bretos, who was a Pedro Pan child, 1991.
MS Box 53

Peeler, J. T.
Letter and brochure from Baldwin Mortgage Company, 1926 January 2.
2 items.
Letter offers investment services. Four page brochure has sketches of four Miami area buildings--Morgan Building, Forrest Dale Apartments, Casa Loma Hotel, Clayton Building--and a sketch of the skyline of Miami.
Gift of Elizabeth Peeler, 1978.
MS Box 1

Pennekamp, John D., 1897- .
Behind the front page : newspaper editorial columns, 1925-1977.
4 boxes (6 cubic ft.)
Boxes 1-3 have clippings grouped by year in folders. Box 4 has clippings banded together by year.
Primarily a collection of Pennekamp's daily Miami Herald editorial columns, from 1950-1976, which reflect his civic and environmental concerns. Also includes a few other Herald clippings (the earliest is a 1925 letter to the editor by W.H. Freeland); columns on Pennekamp himself; a typescript article by him on Fort Jefferson, and a congratulatory letter on his retirement by the director of the Department of the Interior.
John D. Pennekamp, journalist and conservationist, had a long and illustrious career in South Florida. He was born in Cincinnati in 1897. At 14 he was already working at the local newspapers; he came to Miami in 1925 and that year became city editor for the Miami Herald. He became managing editor in 1937, associate editor in 1941, and retired in 1976. He was instrumental in gaining National Park status for the Everglades, and in preserving the coral reefs off the Florida Keys. In 1969 the John D. Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was named in his honor. During his career he was a member of many boards, including the Everglades National Park Commission, the Florida Board of Parks and Historical Memorials, and Fairchild Tropical Gardens.

Pent-Bulward marriage license, 1893-1840.
2 leaves ; 33 cm.
Originally issued in Indian Key, 1840 July 4, the license authorized "any ordained minister or Justice of the Peace" within Dade County, Territory of Florida, to marry Temple Pent, Jr., and Eliza Bulward. The document further attests that Robert Dryce, Minister, married the couple on the 5th day of July at the house of William Pent, Key Vacas. A transcription of the record was ordered by the Board of County Commissioners in 1893.
Photocopies of handwritten transcript.
Location of original not determined. The 1893 transcription by A.E. Heyser, County Judge, shows the information to have been taken from the "Original Miscellaneous Record, page 1."
Territorial South Florida had few residents, and those clustered along the coast. In 1840 Dade County extended from Key West to Palm Beach.
MS Box 34

Pero family.
Papers of the Pero family, 1893-1920.
2 boxes (0.5 linear ft.)
Correspondence, photoprints, legal documents, bills, newsclippings, and notes on family history are concerned with the linked McDonald-Reilly-Pero families; with Henry M. Flagler, for whom Joseph A. McDonald built hotels; and gives sidelights on the early history of Miami. Includes details on the building and furnishing of John B. Reilly's home at 1411 SW 11 Street, Miami (1926-1928); considerable correspondence on a proposed sugarcane plantation and sugar refinery for Miami (1911); and a number of letters from Flagler to Joseph McDonald.
Reilly served as the City of Miami's first mayor.
Gift of Joseph H. Pero, Jr., 1986.
Two report cards, undated, from St. Theresa School (Coral Gables, Fla.), for Donald Carey Pero, are housed in MS Box 44.

Pero, Joseph Herbert, 1894- .
Scrapbook, 1909-1920.
1 v.
Memorabilia from the early life of Joseph Pero. Personal and greeting cards, correspondence, telegrams, concert and sports programs, clippings and other records are connected with Joseph Pero's youth in Binghampton, N.Y., student years at the College of Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.; his sports achievements; and his service in the U.S. Naval Reserve, 1917 October 5 to 1919 February 11.
During World War I Joseph Pero was assigned to the Naval Air Station in Miami, Fla. He later returned to marry Eleanore Marie Reilly in 1921.
Gift of Joseph H. Pero, Jr., 1988.
Scrapbooks Box 4 (M28B)

Perrine family.
Papers, 1816-1940s.
4 boxes (3 cubic ft.)
Box 1: books, prints, scrapbooks. Box 2: papers. Box 3 & 4: photographic prints.
Related artifacts are located in the Objects Collection.
Correspondence, photographic prints, clippings, periodicals, and reports record Perrine family history, especially the Indian Key massacre, subsequent Perrine land grant claims, and material relating to the poems and articles of Sarah Rodgers Palmer. Also includes books from Dr. Perrine's Indian Key home and other 19th century family books, genealogical material on the Perrine and Townsend families and eight scrapbooks created by Sarah Rodgers Palmer.
On August 7, 1840, Dr. Henry Perrine, pioneer botanist and settler, was killed in a Seminole raid on Indian Key. His wife and children narrowly escaped. Perrine's daughter Hester returned to Palmyra, N.Y., and married James Walker. Their daughter, Sarah Rodgers Walker, writer and poet, married Dr. Denham Palmer, and came back to the Miami area. Their daughter, Jessie Palmer, married Clark DeLano. Their son, Roger, great-great grandson of Henry and Ann Perrine, is the donor of this collection.
Gift of Roger and Helene DeLano, 1983.
M38B, M89A-C

Perry, Emily.
Research papers pertaining to historic sites and buildings, 1982-1992.
4.7 linear ft.
Arranged by subject and filed alphabetically.
Research, including photographic prints and negatives, on Dade County and South Florida, particularly: Miami River, Dade County Schools, South Florida archaeology, Tropical Audubon Society, Arch Creek and local designation reports and National Register nominations.
Historian, archaeologist, and historic site administrator. Perry compiled these papers while conducting research for various agencies. Her married name was Emily Dieterich.
Finding aid in the repository.
Gift of Emily Perry, 1993.
M70 F-G

Perry, Emily A., collector.
Papers relating to Arch Creek, 1950s-1986.
1 box (0.4 cubic ft)
Includes applications to the National Register of Historic Places Inventory; for a Dade County Historic Site designation; and for a state archaeological site listing. Also includes photocopies of reports by Robert Carr and Dan D. Laxson. A substantial though unsorted collection of editorials, news articles and other writings document several attempts to save the property for public use; the establishment of a park and museum, and efforts to restore the area's native vegetation.
Located in North Miami, and site of the now destroyed Natural Bridge, Arch Creek was a tourist and picnicking spot from the 1890s on. In the 1950s the growing pressure of development and the equally growing public interest in parks and preservation clashed over the best use to be made of the area, until it was made part of the Dade County Parks System.

Peters, Thelma Peterson.
10 cubic ft.
Unarranged and undescribed.
Gift of Thomas Peters, 1995.

Photographs of Havana, Cuba, ca. 1900.
1 album (30 photographic prints)
In original order, which is apparently random.
5 x 7 views depict main and minor streets, buildings, plazas, and parks. Buildings include churches, public buildings, and commercial establishments. Streetcars, horse-drawn vehicles, and one water wagon are present. Two views show the Maine. Houses and El Morro are absent. Many views contain English language signage. Brief captions are in Spanish.
Photo albums. Box 12

Photogravures of homes and tourist attractions on Miami, Miami Beach, etc. : scrapbook pages, 1930s.
50 items.
Photogravures from Sunday magazine newspaper supplements show homes on Miami and Miami Beach, beach scenes, the Biltmore Hotel, etc. A few pertain to Hollywood and the Florida Keys.
Scrapbooks Box 3

Pickens, W. Pericles.
Letter relating to pay for census work to Judge [Henry] Atkinson, 1905 November 27.
2 leaves.
W. Pericles Pickens signs as Deputy Census Enumerator, Precinct 10, Dade County.
MS Box 1

Picture scrapbook, 1901-1910.
Arranged by place. Florida and the Bahamas are in the front.
Pictures clipped from brochures and magazines of places throughout North America. Florida (16 p.) includes views of Jacksonville, the St. Johns River, Palm Beach, Indian River, Ormond, Daytona and St. Augustine. Bahamas (6 p.) includes three photographic prints of Grants Town (?) and pictures of Nassau.
Photo Albums. Box 2

Pindar family.
Land grant with seal and supporting documents, 1830-1955.
14 items.
Documents and large beeswax seal pertain to the history of a 120 acre tract of land on Abaco Island, Bahamas.
Originally granted to William Johnson, the documents and land passed to South residents, the Pinder and Larkin families, descendants of William Johnson.
Gift of the Pinder family, in memory of Raymond E. Pinder, Sr., 1986.

Pinkey, William.
Letter pertaining to revenue service at Key West, 1824 July 22.
1 leaf ; 24 cm.
Letter to Joseph Anderson, Comptroller, enclosing oaths of office for John Randall, and requesting authorization for a boat and office for the Service of the Revenue at Key West.
MS Box 38

Platt, Ruth Louise, collector.
Cosmo Business Girls' Club papers, 1937-1939.
ca. 30 items.
Cards, invitations, news clippings, and a Miami YWCA brochure record activities of the Cosmo Business Girls' Club. Also included are two letters about contest prizes won by Miss Platt, one of them by Duvall Jewelry Company, of Miami.
The purpose of the Cosmo Club was "to associate young business women in fellowship and service..." in harmony with the ideals and purpose of the YWCA. Ruth Platt was recording secretary at the first annual meeting of the group (1938?)
MS Box 52

Polevitzky, Igor B., 1912-1978.
Photographic prints of buildings designed by Polevitzky, ca. 1934-1965.
1,233 items (3.7 cubic ft.)
Arranged by structure. Separated by size (20 x 24, 16 x 20, 11 x 14, 8 x 10) with identical folder titles in each size-series.
Includes views of Miami Beach and Miami residences, Miami Beach and Havana hotels, automotive businesses, retail stores, offices, and other businesses, mainly in the Miami region. Photographers include Samuel H. Gottscho, Rudi Rada, and Ernest Graham.
Architect. Worked in the Miami region 1934 to mid-1960s.
Inventory in repository.
Gift of Laurinda Spear and Arquitectonica, 1986.

Pomerance, Rocky.
Papers, 1963-1975.
11 cubic ft.
Correspondence, memos, reports, and minutes pertaining to Rocky Pomerance and the Miami Beach Police Department. Includes files documenting the Democratic and Republican party national conventions of 1968 and 1972, and on efforts to control crime and vice.
City of Miami Beach Police Chief, 1950s-1977.
Finding aid in repository.
Gift of Rocky Pomerance, 1985.

Port of Miami.
Records and photographs, 1937-1984 (bulk 1960-1984).
4.4 cubic ft.
The Port of Miami collection contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographic prints, and other records pertaining to port operations. Includes materials on cruise ships, the construction of Dodge Island, and the career of Carmen J. Lunetta, Port Director.
Finding aid in the repository.
Gift of Arthur E. Chapman, 1983.
M43G & M44A

Powers, Joe.
Papers pertaining to flag-pole sitting, 1927-1928.
5 linear in.
Letters and notes to Joe Powers from fans, relatives, and associates, relating to several flag-pole sitting endurance events.
Steeplejack. In 1927, Powers sat on a flag-pole in Chicago for 16 days. In 1928 he was similarly engaged in Miami, Florida, on the Ponce de Leon Hotel. He planned similar stunts at La Concha Hotel (Key West) and Havana (Cuba).
Finding aid in repository.
Gift of Joan Langley, 1987.

Prieto, Mariana Beeching de.
His Cuban wife : (a romantic novel) by M. Beeching de Prieto : typescript, 1953?
305 leaves ; 28 cm.
Gift of Mariana Prieto, 1954.
Published as: His Cuban wife, a romantic novel. Daytona Beach, Fla. : College Publishing Co. [1954]
Forms part of the Literary Manuscripts collection.
LMS Box 2

Princess Margaret in the Bahamas : photograph album, 1955.
1 album (35 photographic prints; 8 x 10 in.).
Photographic prints and newspaper clippings document the state visit. Views include the ship Britannia, a parade, social events, a visit to a hospital and her arrival.
H.R.H. Princess Margaret, of Great Britain, visited Nassau and the Bahamas--then a British colony--February to March 1955.
Photo albums. Box 4

Private claims [descriptive list of private claims] : negative photocopy, bound), 1770s-1820s.
1 v. ; 34 cm.
Lists 763 land grants and concessions, primarily in north Florida, with dates, when given, from the 1770s to the 1820s. The few southeast Florida entries use Cape Florida and the Miami River as landmarks, and include the Lewis and Hagen claims. Includes index of names on leaves iii-xiv.
Location of original manuscript has not been determined.
Gift of Eunice Peacock Merrick, 1957.
Front endpaper has inscription: Property of Warren H. Wilkinson.

Puckett, J.R., collector.
Scrapbook on aviation, 1981-1937.
1 v.
Photographic prints, newsclippings, correspondence, business cards and other memorabilia relate to J.R. Puckett's career in aviation. Also includes materials and photographic prints of his Studebaker dealership in the 1920s.
J.R. Puckett was manager for Consolidated Air Colleges and traffic manager for Beacon Airways and Maddus Air Lines in the 1920s. Appointed inspector the Aeronautic Branch of the Department of Commerce, he worked out of the Dade County Courthouse during the 1930s.
Gift of Mary Voelter, 1983.
MS Box 25

Purdy, Barbara A.
Investigations into the use of chert outcrops by prehistoric Floridians: the Container Corporation site (8-MR-154) : typescript, 1980?
47 leaves.
Report on archaelogical investigations of a lithic outcrop/workshop site in Marion County, in 1976-1977.
"The original objective of the investigations at the CCA site was to study ways in which prohistoric stoneworkers processed chert raw material at a source, and converted it into finished products." [p. 1]
MS Box 40

Quigg Grocery Stores (Miami, Fla.)
Quigg Grocery Stores : scrapbook of newspaper clippings, 1925-1927.
1 v. ; 30 cm.
Scrapbook contains newspaper clippings about R. Marion Quigg and the chain of grocery stores he built in Miami. Most of the clippings are of the store's advertisement campaign.
R. Marion Quigg founded the Quigg grocery chain in 1922. It grew to include 13 stores, which were known for their price cutting policies. Quigg was the brother of Miami police chief, Leslie Quigg.
Gift of Bruce Tarkington, 1993.
Scrapbooks. Box 8

Quraishy, Masud, photographer.
Hurricane Andrew destruction in South Dade : slides, 1992.
179 items.
Aerial and ground views of property destruction caused by Hurricane Andrew in South Dade.
Cite as: Historical Association of Southern Florida, photograph by Masud Quarishy.
Photographer. Quraishy's lab, Kenya Photo Mural, was damaged during the hurricane.
Gift of Masud Quarishy, 1994.
Photographs published in: Quraishy, Masud. Before and After Hurricane Andrew, 1992. Miami, Fla.: Kenya Photo Mural, 1992.



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