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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.

Agrupación Abdala Poster Collection

Posters dating from 1967 to 1982 by the anti-communist student organization Agrupación Abdala.

Alan Crockwell Collection

Correspondence, documents, and photographs chiefly pertaining to Ralph M. Munroe, his family, and friends.

Alberto Arredondo Papers

Essays, reports, and conference papers by Alberto Arredondo (1912-1968) regarding Cuba's economy.

Aldemaro Romero Archive

Musical scores and photographs of Aldemaro Romero, including works for symphonic orchestra, chorus and orchestra, solo concerts for wind and string instruments with orchestra, and chamber music.

Arts and Sciences Magazine

Arts & Sciences has been published by the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Miami since 1998 to highlight the College's activities and the achievements of its faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Asela Torres Photography Collection

A selection of photographs of Cuban and Hispanic performing artists in Miami as captured by photographer Asela Torres. 

Augustus C. Mayhew, Jr. Photograph Collection

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.

Bernhardt E. Muller Collection

Architectural drawings, renderings, sketches and photographs related to the design and construction of Opa-Locka, Florida, the nation’s largest concentration of Moorish Revival architecture.

Bob Simms Collection

Documents and photographs of the Simms family, the local community, and George Washington Carver Senior High School, and campaign materials for Leah Simms.

Calvin Shedd Papers

Civil war letters written by Calvin Shedd, a Union Army solider from New Hampshire who was stationed in Florida from 1862-1863.

Canary Islands Collection

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.

Caribbean Diaspora Oral Histories

The Caribbean Diaspora Oral History Collection documents and makes accessible the contributions of people of Caribbean ancestry who share stories of migration to the United States and the challenges inherent in such displacements.

Caribbean Documents Collection

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 Writers Summer Institute

Video recordings of the Caribbean Writers Summer Institute, hosted by the University of Miami English Department for five weeks each summer from 1991 through 1996.

Carmen Puig Papers

Primarily 19th century and early 20th century photographs of the Ramsden and Cox families. Jennings Cox was an American engineer who ran the mines at Daiquirí, Cuba, who is credited with inventing the daiquiri cocktail there in 1898.

Charles Deering Collection

Photographs of Charles Deering, the Deering estate, the Richmond Hotel, and the 1926 hurricane.

CHC Books

Selected books held by the Cuban Heritage Collection and published before 1923.

CHC Lectures and Presentations

Video recordings of Cuban Heritage Collection lectures, book presentations, and other events from 2005 forward.

CHC Periodicals

Selected journals, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters held by the Cuban Heritage Collection and published primarily before 1923.

CHC Theater Collections

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.

CHC Viewbooks Collection

Selected booklets and souvenir albums of Cuba from the end of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century.

Collazo Family Papers

Correspondence from the Collazo family about their commercial activities in the Caribbean from the 1820s-1890s.

Coral Gables Garden Club Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks documenting Coral Gables Garden Club members and activities from 1925-1944.

Cordovés and Bolaños Families Collection

Letters, documents, and photographs from Cuba's 19th-century Wars of Independence and the 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.

Cuba: Capitanía Collection

"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.

Cuban Historical and Literary Manuscript Collection

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.

Cuban Law and Governance

Publications related to Cuban law and legislation that were digitized as part of a broader multi-institutional initiative to provide access to the legal history of the island, inclduing La Gaceta de La Habana.

Cuban Map Collection

Maps of Cuba dating from the Colonial period to 1923, including general maps, city and town maps, tourist maps, and other specialized maps.

Cuban Museum of Art and Culture Records

Notable materials include several letters from José Martí, and late 19th and early 20th photographs and documents relating to the Bacardí family in Cuba.

Cuban Photograph Collections

Over 5,000 photographs from the 19th to the 21st centuries, covering a wide range of topics about Cuba and the Cuban diaspora.

Cuban Postcard Collection

Over 500 postcards depicting landscapes, street scenes, monuments, and other views across the island of Cuba.

Cuban Refugee Center Records

Selected photographs and newsletters from the 1960s and 70s 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 service activities coordinated by the Program.

Earl W. Sutherland, Jr. Research Notebooks

Earl W. Sutherland, Jr., M.D. (1915-1974) was a pioneering American pharmacologist and physiologist who isolated cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cyclic AMP) in 1956. His research notebooks track of the details of his Nobel prize winning research between 1946 and 1971, and include biographical and bibliographical information, as well as Dr. Sutherland's Nobel prize lecture.

Edward Spalding Papers

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.

Enrique Labrador Ruiz Papers

Manuscripts, letters, and clippings of Enrique Labrador Ruiz (1902-1991), Cuban journalist and poet.

Estus H. Magoon Collection

Photographs from the 1930s and 40s that document sanitation and public health projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, showing technical processes, construction sites, living conditions and scenic views of countries such as Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia and Jamaica.

Federico García Lorca Papers

Letters from Spanish poet Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) to Cuban diplomat and writer José María Chacón y Calvo (1892-1969) and photographs of García Lorca’s visit to Cuba in 1930 and in Spain.

Fernando Fernández-Cavada Collection

Correspondence of the Fernández- Cavada family during Cuba's Ten Years War (1868-1878), as well as material belonging to Emilio Fernández-Cavada Suárez del Villar, Lieutenant Colonel in Cuba's War of Independence (1895-1898).

Finlay B. Matheson Collection

Photographs dating from the 1900s through the 1930s depicting the activities, travels, houses, and boats of the Matheson family, South Florida landscapes, and the development of Key Biscayne.

Florida Culinary History Collection

The Florida Culinary Collection oral histories document the rich and diverse history of how food is cultivated, marketed, and consumed in Florida.

Florida Documents Collection

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.

Florida Photograph Album Collection

Albums depicting Florida scenes from the 1910s and 1920s, as well as images of Miami and the Hialeah race track.

Florida Photograph Collection

Photographs depicting Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, Overtown, the Biltmore Hotel, the Everglades, and the 1926 hurricane.

Floyd and Marion Rinhart Photograph Collection

Photogravures, engravings, and stereographs depicting various views of Florida's build environment and natural landscapes from the  towns and landscapes from the 1860s -1930s.

Frost School of Music Concert Archive - Community Artists

The Frost School of Music hosts a diverse group of community artists in its performance halls, including the Greater Miami Civic Chorale, and the Miami Symphony Orchestra. This archive features recordings by these and other guest artists. Access is restricted to UM campus.

Frost School of Music Concert Archive - Students & Faculty

The Frost Digital Concert Archive, a joint project of the Frost School of Music and the University of Miami Libraries, features recordings of concerts and recitals presented by faculty and students at the Frost School of Music. Access is restricted to UM campus.

Gerardo Machado y Morales Papers

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.

Gregory Bush Community Studies Oral Histories

Interviews with South Florida residents about public spaces, covering topics such as migration, gentrification, class, ethnicity, and community services.

Guillermo “Willy” González Collection

Photographs and slides of Guillermo González documenting the Cuban landscape and built environment.  

Haitian Diaspora Oral Histories

Videos and outlines of oral history interviews conducted with musicians, artists, and writers of Haitian ancestry.

Helen Muir Papers

Correspondence between Helen Muir and Richard Merrick, George Firestone, Mary Munroe, and others.

Herberto Dumé Papers

Selected photographs and theater programs from the papers of the Cuban theater director Herberto Dumé (1929-2003).

Herman Beller Photograph Collection

Photographs of metal works produced at Herman Beller's company in Havana, including machinery parts, school bus frames, furniture, commemorative plaques, and ornamental public works, as well as his work at the Parque de la Fraternidad in Havana.

Hilgard O'Reilly Sternberg Photography Collection

Photographic slides of Hilgard O'Reilly Sternberg documenting landscapes and cultures around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, with an emphasis on Brazil, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific.

Historical Documents Collection

Letters, deeds, bonds, receipts, orders, position appointments, and other documents from 1642 to the 1920s from prominent figures in the areas of art, literature, music, science, scholarship, business, law, military, politics, diplomacy, and religion.

Historical Florida Brochures, Pamphlets, and Promotional Materials

Brochures, pamphlets, and other promotional materials related to tourism and development in Florida.

Human Rights Oral History Project

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.

Hurricane Andrew Collection

Photographs, writings, and artwork made by Southwood Middle School children representing their experiences after the 1992 hurricane that hit South Florida.

IBIS Yearbooks

The IBIS yearbook has been published annually since 1927. Yearbooks from 1927 through 1959 have been digitized and are available online.

Jackson Memorial Hospital Centennial Oral History Project

Oral history interviews with African American doctors, nurses, and storytellers to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2018.

José Curbelo Papers

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.

José Lezama Lima Papers

Letters written between 1961 and 1976 by Cuban poet, essayist, and novelist José Lezama Lima (1910-1976) to his sisters Eloisa and Rosa.

José Miró Cardona Audio

Speeches and radio programs featuring the discourse of Cuban lawyer and politician José Miró Cardona while he was exiled in Miami, Florida and Puerto Rico, primarily from the 1960s.

Junta Provincial de Patronato de Matanzas Records

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.

Latin American and Caribbean Photograph Collection

Photographs and albums depicting life, culture, tourism, business, and missionary work in the Caribbean and Latin America in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Leandro Soto Papers

Designs and playbills of exhibitions and performances by Leandro Soto, Cuban-born set and costume designer, and a visual and performance artist.

Lillian Frow Peacock and Eunice Peacock Merrick Collection

Photographs showing the Frows, Peacocks, and other families at recognizable landmarks in historic Coconut Grove.

Luis Casero Guillén Collection

Scrapbooks containing photographs, clippings, awards, correspondence, and pamphlets related to the life of Cuban politician, Luis Casero Guillén (1902-1998).

Luis J. Botifoll Oral History Project

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.

Lyceum and Lawn Tennis Club Collection

Photographs, yearbooks, and newsletters primarily from the 1940s and 50s of the Lyceum and Lawn Tennis Club, a Havana women's organization that promoted cultural understanding, women's issues, social welfare, and women's athletics.

Lydia Cabrera Papers

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.

Malaika Handbooks

Malaika handbooks from the 1970s-1980s listing resources and organizations by and for the Black students and faculty of the University of Miami.

Manuel Martín, Jr. Papers

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.

Manuel Ochoa Papers

Selected images, programs, and music scores from the papers of Cuban-born conductor Manuel Ochoa (1925-2006), founder of the Miami Symphony Orchestra.

Manuel R. Bustamante Photograph Collection

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.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Papers

Photographs, correspondence, and other materials documenting the life and work of Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

Mark F. Boyd Collection

Promotional pamphlets featuring South Florida tourist attractions and a selection of other materials related to Florida history.

Martha Frayde Barraqué Papers

Letters from 1962 to 1966 from the Cuban visual artist Wifredo Lam (1902-1982) to Dr. Martha Frayde Barraqué (b. 1920).

Merici Academy Collection

School yearbooks, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera from Merici Academy, a private, Catholic all-girls school that operated from 1941-1961 in Havana, Cuba.

Miami Hurricane

The full-text of the University of Miami's student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane, has been digitized from 1927 through 2015. 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.

Michael L. Carlebach Photograph Collection

Photographic prints, primarily in black and white, taken and hand developed by Professor Michael L. Carlebach.

Model Land Company Records

Correspondence, plats, and other documents from the Model Land Company, which was founded by Henry Flagler in 1896.

Nicolás Quintana Papers

Photographs and slides from Cuban modernist architect Nicolás Quintana documenting Club Kawama, the Varadero Residential Yacht Club, and Trinidad.

Orange Bowl Committee Archives

Sketches of float designs for the Orange Bowl parade once held on New Year's Day in Miami.

Orichas Collection

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.

Osvaldo Sánchez Film Collection

Commercials of businesses from Miami's Latin community filmed by Cuban cinematographer Osvaldo Sánchez in the 1970s.

Pan American World Airways Records

Annual reports, brochures, directories, periodicals, and timetables documenting Pan Am's operations around the world from 1929 to 1991.

Polita Grau de Agüero Papers

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.

Ralph M. Munroe Family Papers

Photographs taken by Ralph M. Munroe, including images of the Barnacle, friends and family, boats, and numerous South Florida scenes.

Ramiro A. Fernández Collection

Photographs collected by Ramiro Fernandez that document Cuban life, history, and culture from the 1890s through the 1950s.

Ramiro Casañas Collection

Correspondence and documentation from the nineteenth century Cuban independence movement, Junta Revolucionaria Cubana [Cuban Revolutionary Committee].

Randy Barceló Collection

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 are available online.

Raymond Labonte Photograph Collection

The Raymond Labonte photograph collection contains photographs taken by US Army corporal Raymond Labonte during his time stationed at the San Antonio de los Baños US Army Air Base near Havana, Cuba during the 1940s.

Ricardo Arregui Audio Collection

Digitized audio recordings of advertisements by Arregui-Fergo Advertising in Cuba and Arregui International Advertising in South Florida that aired from the 1950s through the early 2000s.

Richard B. Hoit Photograph Collection

Photographs by Richard B. Hoit depicting South Florida scenes.

Rolando Laserie Papers

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.

Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Photograph Collection

Photographs, slides, and negatives documenting the history of the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, including images from the RSMAS Alumni Scrapbook Collection.

Ruston Academy Records

School yearbooks, photographs, periodicals, and ephemera from the Ruston Academy, a private, bilingual, college preparatory school that operated from 1920-1961 in Havana, Cuba.

School of Architecture Digital Collection

Plans, renderings, drawings, blueprints, personal papers, photographs, and ephemera relevant to the study of architecture and the History of the School of Architecture.

School of Architecture Fruit Tiles

Graphic representations of fruit by second year architecture students employing both freehand drawing skills and digital technologies.

School of Architecture Hometown Maps

Maps created by undergraduate architecture students as they research their hometown and translate their discoveries into a visual narrative using a combination of hand and digital techniques.

SCORE Magazine

Magazine for the University of Miami’s Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music, providing news and updates, including accomplishments of alumni, faculty, staff, and students.

Seymour Samet Papers

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.

South Florida Postcards

Postcards depicting South Florida scenes, including Miami, Miami Beach, Coconut Grove, and Coral Gables.

Special Collections Books

Selected titles, including publications relating to the African diaspora in the Caribbean, architectural books, and a work on the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain.

StoryCorps Historias

Audio interviews from the StoryCorps Historias project that were recorded in Miami or with participants who self-identified as Cuban or Cuban descent.

Swingle Plant Digital Archive

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.

Tad Szulc Collection of Interview Transcripts

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).


Tempo, a University of Miami student magazine published from October 1949 through April 1971, features articles and photographs by student journalists about University events, activities, trends, and personalities.

The Carrell

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.

Theodore Bolton Papers

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.

Thomas Jefferson Collection

Four letters written and signed by Thomas Jefferson, dating from 1790 to 1823.

Tobacco Art Collection

Art and ephemera associated with the Cuban tobacco industry, including commercial tobacco packaging labels, cigar trademarks, and cigar bands.

Tom Pohrt Photograph Collection

Photographs from Cuba in the 19th and 20th century, including albumen prints, daguerreotype and ambrotype portraits, stereographs, and color slides.

Tomás Estrada Palma Collection

Letters, photographs, and clippings related to Tomás Estrada Palma (1835- 1908), first president of the Cuban Republic (1902-1906), and his family, particularly his son and grandson.

Truth About Cuba Committee, Inc. Records

Pamphlets, fliers and newsletters by The Truth About Cuba Committee, Inc. (TACC), a non-profit organization established by Cuban exiles in Miami in 1961 to disseminate information about communist Cuba and its role in promoting communism throughout Latin America.

UM Architecture Collection

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.

UM Commencement Ceremony Collection

Programs from the commencement ceremonies held by the schools and departments at the University of Miami from 1927 through spring 2016.

UM Historical Photographs - Administrators, Deans, Faculty, Presidents

Enjoy browsing almost 500 images of UM administrators, deans, faculty and Presidents.

UM Historical Photographs - Alumni and Other Support Organizations

Enjoy browsing almost 450 images of UM alumni and other support organizations.

UM Historical Photographs - Athletics

Enjoy browsing almost 800 photographs on athletics from baseball to football to tennis.

UM Historical Photographs - Buildings & Grounds

Enjoy browsing over 2,300 exterior and interior photographs of the UM buildings and grounds, including aerial views of the campuses and architectural drawings.

UM Historical Photographs - Colleges, Institutions & Schools

Enjoy browsing over 1000 images of University of Miami colleges, institutions and schools.

UM Historical Photographs - Events

Enjoy browsing almost 2000 images of university-wide events, such as commencements, homecoming, and other special programs.

UM Historical Photographs - Miscellaneous

Enjoy browsing over 50 non-University of Miami, but interesting historical pictures from the collection.

UM Historical Photographs - Service Organizations

Enjoy browsing 100 images of UM service organizations.

UM Historical Photographs - Student Organizations & Activities

Enjoy browsing over 800 photographs of student organizations and activities. Please note that we placed intermural sports pictures here, not in the Athletics series.

UM Historical Photographs - Students

Enjoy browsing over 200 photographs of UM students.

University of Miami Fact Books

Fact books produced by the University of Miami Office of Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment (PIRA) from 1972-2016.


Veritas, the newsletter for University of Miami faculty and staff, was produced by University Communications in print format from 1960 to 2008, and features university-related news, faculty profiles, event listings, and athletic programs.

Virgilio Piñera Collection

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.

Walter Tennyson Swingle

Correspondence and articles by Walter Tennyson Swingle, as well as photographs of Swingle from the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Archives.

Woman's Club of Coconut Grove Records

Scrapbooks, architectural plans and photographs documenting the Woman’s Club of Coconut Grove’s history and activities from 1896 to 1923.

Zine Collection

Selected zines from the UM Special Collections zine collection, which holds over 5000 items. These zines cover a variety of topics, including LGBTQ issues, anarchism, feminism, art, and the environment.