COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Miscellaneous Photographs from the Ruth and Richard Shack Papers

A Pick of the Week from Special Collections of the UM Libraries By Bea Skokan   Former Dade County Commissioner, Ruth Shack, recently donated her and her husband’s papers to the University of Miami Special Collections, which offer a lot of history and insight into her political career that began in the 1970s. She was a noted social rights and women’s rights activist, and she was also … Continue reading COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Miscellaneous Photographs from the Ruth and Richard Shack Papers

COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Ball and Cotillon Articles Decorations

A Pick of the Week from Special Collections of the UM Libraries By Steve Hersh A rare, vintage catalog from around the year 1908, Ball and Cotillon Articles Decorations bears many parallels to modern-day Party City catalogs and offers an array of costumes, props, and decorations that can be used to create overall themes for balls and cotillons. The costumes are of the outlandish variety, represented by … Continue reading COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Ball and Cotillon Articles Decorations

COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Language Tieline Volume 1, Issue 1 from Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records

A Pick of the Week from Special Collections of the UM Libraries By Emily Gibson Developed by Pan Am’s Operations Training Department, Language Development Section,  Language Tieline from the Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records was an internal newsletter published routinely in multiple languages for the benefit of Pan Am’s own staff, particularly their flight attendants who often hailed from different parts of the world and were required … Continue reading COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Language Tieline Volume 1, Issue 1 from Pan American World Airways, Inc. Records

COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Malaika Handbooks

A Pick of the Week from University Archives of the UM Libraries By Marcia V. Tyrrell Heath The Malaika Handbooks were aimed primarily at the University of Miami’s black student population, which was experiencing rapid growth in the 1970s and 1980s. The primary purpose of them was to offer resources to help black students acclimate to the university environment and connect with other black students to share … Continue reading COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Malaika Handbooks

COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Appraisal Reports for University of Miami Facilities

A Pick of the Week from University Archives of the UM Libraries By Koichi Tasa These appraisal reports from the year 2000 showcase many residences located near or on campus and provide intricate details on their interior and exterior design. One of them features University housing for a one-story, single family house located in a prime real estate area within the village of Pinecrest on 57th Avenue … Continue reading COOLCRAZYBEAUTIFUL: Appraisal Reports for University of Miami Facilities

Exploring the Collections: May Staff Finds

To celebrate the end of the semester, our staff was eager to showcase more exciting items at our Show and Tell meeting, several of which ended up coincidentally relating to the theater. Though the school year has officially ended, we gladly welcome anyone visiting our campus in the summer to check out this month’s featured finds from Special Collections and University Archives (located on Richter’s 8th … Continue reading Exploring the Collections: May Staff Finds

Exploring the Collections: April Staff Finds

Every month, the librarians and staff at Special Collections and University Archives gather for a “Show and Tell” to present rare and interesting items we have come across on the job. We have decided to expand our audience and showcase these finds in a monthly post. We invite everyone to stop by the 8th floor of the Otto G. Richter Library to take a glance … Continue reading Exploring the Collections: April Staff Finds