Digital Collections unite, in one searchable location, over 40,000 digital scholarly resources unique to the University of Miami. Rich in content related to the cultural history of South Florida, Cuba, and the Caribbean, these collections comprise photographs, correspondence, diaries, scrapbooks, books, audio and video recordings, and other materials selected and digitized from special collections held in the Otto G. Richter Library, Calder Medical Library, and University Archives, as well as digital projects developed in collaboration with teaching faculty to support academic teaching and learning.
Posters dating from 1967 to 1982 by the anti-communist student organization Agrupación Abdala.
Essays, reports, and conference papers by Alberto Arredondo (1912-1968) regarding Cuba's economy.
Cuban-born Randy Barceló (1946-1994) was the first Hispanic nominated for a Tony Award for costume design for 1972's Jesus Christ Superstar. Selected design drawings, theater production photographs, and posters have been digitized and are available online.
Prints and pencil sketches by Theodore Bolton depicting scenes of urban life, including on the train, in a café, at the theatre, and his travels to the Caribbean.
Videos, outlines, and selected transcripts of oral history interviews conducted principally with members of the first generations of Cubans to leave the island after the Cuban Revolution.
Promotional pamphlets featuring South Florida tourist attractions and a selection of other materials related to Florida history.
Interviews with South Florida residents about public spaces, covering topics such as migration, gentrification, class, ethnicity, and community services.
Over 600 black and white photographs of buildings, landscapes, street scenes, and other views from all parts of Cuba, primarily from the turn of the 20th century.
Letters, photographs, research notes, and manuscripts from the papers of Lydia Cabrera (1899-1991), one of the 20th century's leading writers on Afro-Cuban religion and culture.
Twenty-six bound and paginated 16th-century manuscripts describing contemporary conditions and military operations in the Canary Islands, including a series of letters (15 items) and an assortment of other official documents (11 items). Twelve letters bear the imprimatur of King Philip II of Spain.
Correspondence, legal and financial documents from the various islands of the Caribbean such as Antigua, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts, St. Christopher, Trinidad and Tobago from the 16th to the 19th century.
Caribbean Writer's Summer Institute Archival Video Collection provides a searchable video archive of talks given at the 1991-1996 Caribbean Writer's Summer Institute sponsored by Caribbean Literary Studies, Department of English at the University of Miami. Participants include Edwidge Danticut, George Lamming, Kamau Brathwaite, Sandra Paquet and others.
Photographic prints, primarily in black and white, taken and hand developed by Professor Michael L. Carlebach.
The Carrell: Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library was published from 1960 to 1996 to promote Richter Library and its notable special collections. It featured articles, poetry, and artwork by a range of contributors including Clark Mixon Emery , Theodore Bolton, Charlton Tebeau and many others. The entire run of the journal was digitized in 2012 to commemorate Richter’s golden anniversary.
Correspondence and documentation from the nineteenth century Cuban independence movement, Junta Revolucionaria Cubana [Cuban Revolutionary Committee].
Selected books held by the Cuban Heritage Collection and published before 1923.
Video recordings of Cuban Heritage Collection lectures, book presentations, and other events from 2005 forward.
Selected journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters held by the Cuban Heritage Collection and published primarily before 1923.
Digitized content from CHC's holdings of the papers of theater artists in Cuba and the diaspora, including photographs, playbills, and costume and set designs.
Selected booklets and souvenir albums of Cuba from the end of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century.
Scrapbooks documenting Coral Gables Garden Club members and activities from 1925-1944.
Letters, documents, and photographs from Cuba's 19th-century Wars of Independence and the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.
Correspondence, documents, and photographs chiefly pertaining to Ralph M. Munroe, his family, and friends.
"Bandos" (edicts), royal decrees, and official forms published between 1896 and 1898 during the governments of Valeriano Weyler and Ramón Blanco, Captain Generals of the Island of Cuba.
Original manuscripts from the 17th to the 20th centuries, including letters, literary manuscripts, slavery and property documents, and other such materials by figures in Cuba's history and culture.
Correspondence, including several letters from Cuban poet and patriot José Martí, photographs, documents, and other materials relating to members of the Bacardí family in Cuba during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Over 5,000 photographs from the 19th to the 21st centuries, covering a wide range of topics about Cuba and the Cuban diaspora.
Over 500 postcards depicting landscapes, street scenes, monuments, and other views across the island of Cuba.
Selected photographs and newsletters published by the Cuban Refugee Program, a federal program that provided education, medical, employment, and relocation services to Cuban refugees. Photographs primarily depict refugee families and the service activities coordinated by the Program during the 1960s and early 1970s.
The José Curbelo (1917-2012) papers contain photographs, clippings, copies of advertisements, and promotional materials which primarily document Curbelo’s band and its trajectory in New York during the 1940s.
Photographs of Charles Deering, the Deering estate, the Richmond Hotel, and the 1926 hurricane.
Photographs, correspondence, and other materials documenting the life and work of Marjory Stoneman Douglas.
Selected photographs and theater programs from the papers of the Cuban theater director Herberto Dumé (1929-2003).
Letters, photographs, and clippings related to Tomás Estrada Palma (1835- 1908), first president of the Cuban Republic from 1902 to 1906, and his family, in particular Tomás Andrés Estrada Palma II (1884-1960) and his son Tomás Douglas Estrada Palma III (1911-1999).
Correspondence of Federico, Adolfo, and Emilio Fernández Cavada during Cuba's Ten Years War (1868-1878), as well as some materials of Emilio Fernández-Cavada Suárez del Villar, Lieutenant Colonel in Cuba's War of Independence (1895-1898).
Photographs collected by Ramiro Fernandez that document Cuban life, history, and culture from the 1890s through the 1950s.
Correspondence, diaries, reports, and other materials dating from the 1770s through the 1920s that document various aspects of Florida history, life, business, culture, politics, and military affairs, including the Seminole Indian Wars.
Albums depicting Florida scenes from the 1910s and 1920s, as well as images of Miami and the Hialeah race track.
Photographs depicting Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Overtown, the Biltmore Hotel, the Everglades, and the 1926 hurricane.
Letters from 1962 to 1966 from the Cuban visual artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) to Dr. Martha Frayde Barraqué (b. 1920).
Photographs showing the Frows, Peacocks, and other families at recognizable landmarks in historic Coconut Grove.
Speeches, writings, and photographs that document Polita Grau's (1915-2000) 13 years as a political prisoner in Cuba and her activities in exile on behalf of political prisoners.
Videos and outlines of oral history interviews conducted with musicians, artists, and writers of Haitian ancestry.
Brochures, pamphlets, and other promotional materials related to tourism and development in Florida.
Photographs by Richard B. Hoit depicting South Florida scenes.
Videos and outlines of oral history interviews with Cuban dissidents, with a focus on the Black Spring of 2003 when the Cuban government arrested 75 activists.
Four letters written and signed by Thomas Jefferson, dating from 1790 to 1823.
Official documents from the Junta Provincial de Patronato de Matanzas, including correspondence between local juntas and the main junta, and reports detailing names or numbers of patrocinados that document cases of individual patrocinados.
Manuscripts, letters, and clippings of Enrique Labrador Ruiz (1902-1991), Cuban journalist and poet.
Photographs documenting the career of Cuban-born singer Rolando Laserie (1923-1998) in Cuba and in exile, including images of many other Cuban musicians and entertainers.
Letters written between 1961 and 1976 by Cuban poet, essayist, and novelist José Lezama Lima (1910-1976) to his sisters Eloisa and Rosa.
Photographs, yearbooks, and newsletters primarily from the 1940s and 1950s of the Lyceum and Lawn Tennis Club, a women's organization in Havana, Cuba dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding, women's issues, social welfare, and women's athletics.
Letters, photographs, manuscripts, financial records, and other documents of Gerardo Machado (1871-1939) and his family, primarily from their years in exile from Cuba. Machado was Cuba's fifth president from 1925 to 1933.
Over 1,600 photographs primarily from the 1930s and 1940s that document sanitation and public health projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, showing technical processes and construction sites but also living conditions and scenic views of several countries that include Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and Jamaica.
Production photographs of plays written by Cuban-born playwright and theater director Manuel Martín, Jr. (1934-2000), who founded Teatro Duo/ Duo Theater with Magaly Abalú in New York in 1969.
Black and white photographs of the Mayhew and McAbee families during their time living in the American colony of La Gloria in the province of Camagüey, Cuba from 1901 to 1952.
The full-text of the University of Miami's student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane, has been digitized from 1927 through April 2012. The paper was published under the title University News from 1927 to 1929. The archived student newspaper represents an important historical record of campus life and student activity. You can search the entire contents by date, year, decade and keyword.
Correspondence, plats, and other documents from the Model Land Company, which was founded by Henry Flagler in 1896.
Correspondence between Helen Muir and Richard Merrick, George Firestone, Mary Munroe, and others.
Photographs taken by Ralph M. Munroe, including images of the Barnacle, friends and family, boats, and numerous South Florida scenes.
Selected images, programs, and music scores from the papers of Cuban-born conductor Manuel Ochola (1925-2006), founder of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.
Seventeen signed lithographs and one catalog of the series of drawings by Cuban-born artist Alberto del Pozo (1946-1992) of the deities of Afro-Cuban Santería.
Letters exchanged between Virgilio Piñera and Adolfo de Obieta during the 1940s and 1950s, and a copy of Piñera’s play Una caja de zapatos vacía.
The Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection includes photographs from Cuba in the 19th and 20th century, including albumen prints, daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits, stereographs, and color slides.
Primarily 19th century and early 20th century photographs of the Ramsden and Cox families. Jennings Cox was the American engineer who ran the mines at Daiquirí, Cuba who is credited with inventing the daiquiri cocktail in 1898.
Musical scores of Aldemaro Romero, including works for symphonic orchestra, chorus and orchestra, solo concerts for wind and string instruments with orchestra, and chamber music.
Correspondence, conference papers, reports, photographs and other materials from the 1940s to the 1980s that document Mr. Samet’ s work in community relations with the American Jewish Committee and the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service.
Commercials of businesses from Miami's Latin community filmed by Cuban cinematographer Osvaldo Sánchez in the 1970s.
Civil war letters written by Calvin Shedd, a Union Army solider from New Hampshire who was stationed in Florida from 1862-1863.
Documents and photographs of the Simms family, the local community, and George Washington Carver Senior High School, and campaign materials for Leah Simms.
Designs and playbills of the exhibitions and performances by Leandro Soto, Cuban-born set and costume designer, and a visual and performance artist.
Postcards depicting South Florida scenes, including Miami, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables.
Correspondence and business records from 1800-1825 documenting the activities of Edward Spalding, a shipping agent who worked in Cuba in the early nineteenth century.
Selected titles, including publications relating to the African diaspora in the Caribbean, architectural books, and a work on the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., M.D. (1915-1974) was a pioneering American pharmacologist and physiologist who isolated cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP) in 1956. The site features 59 research notebooks which keep track of the details of his Nobel prize winning research between 1946 and 1971, biographical and bibliographical information, and Dr. Sutherland's Nobel prize lecture.
Swingle Plant Anatomy Digital Archive The Swingle Plant Anatomy Digital Archive features an historical collection of over 1,700 images from more than 250 species of plants collected from all over the world. The images are digitized micrographs of parts of plants that were sectioned, stained, and permanently mounted to a glass slide.
Correspondence and articles by Walter Tennyson Swingle, as well as photographs of Swingle from the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Archives.
Transcripts of interviews with Fidel Castro and others recorded by Tad Szulc in preparation for his book Fidel: A Critical Portrait (New York: Morrow, 1986).
Art and ephemera associated with the Cuban tobacco industry, including commercial tobacco packaging labels, cigar trademarks, and cigar bands.
A selection of photographs of Cuban and Hispanic performing artists in Miami as captured by photographer Asela Torres.
Pamphlets, fliers, newsletters, and other publications by The Truth About Cuba Committee, Inc. (TACC), a non-profit organization established by Cuban exiles in Miami in 1961 for the purpose of disseminating information about communist Cuba and its role in promoting communism throughout Latin America.
The University Archives has digitized a selection of blueprints and drawings by Architect Phineas Paist and Artist Denman Fink from the original proposal of the new University of Miami campus in 1926.
Enjoy browsing almost 500 images of UM administrators, deans, faculty and Presidents.
Enjoy browsing almost 450 images of UM alumni and other support organizations.
Enjoy browsing almost 800 photographs on athletics from baseball to football to tennis.
Enjoy browsing over 2,300 exterior and interior photographs of the UM buildings and grounds, including aerial views of the campuses and architectural drawings.
Enjoy browsing over 1000 images of University of Miami colleges, institutions and schools.
Enjoy browsing almost 2000 images of university-wide events, such as commencements, homecoming, and other special programs.
Enjoy browsing over 50 non-University of Miami, but interesting historical pictures from the collection.
Enjoy browsing 100 images of UM service organizations.
Enjoy browsing over 800 photographs of student organizations and activities. Please note that we placed intermural sports pictures here, not in the Athletics series.
Enjoy browsing over 200 photographs of UM students.
Scrapbooks, architectural plans and photographs documenting the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove’s history and activities from 1896 to 1923.