Archives & Research Center
The HistoryMiami Archives and Research Center collects, safeguards, and makes accessible materials that document the Miami region, South Florida and the Caribbean. It houses HistoryMiami’s archives and non-circulating library, and is open to the public.
Tuesday-Friday, 10 am - 4:30 pm
Closed holidays: New Year's Day, Veterans Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, the day after Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Please make an appointment to view architectural drawings.
The picture archives contains 1.1 million images of southeast Florida, the entire state and the Caribbean. Photographs of Miami-Dade County date from 1883 to the present. Holdings include photographs, maps, prints, postcards, illustrated books and stereographs. Learn more
Archives and Manuscripts
The manuscripts collections contain the papers of individuals and the records of organizations and businesses in Miami-Dade County and Florida. Some examples are family letters, diaries, minutes, personal correspondence, and oral history tapes and transcripts.
Books and Publications
Publications include books, periodicals, dissertations, city directories, brochures, pamphlets and ephemera. Less extensive newspaper clipping files date from the early 1900s to the 1960s.
For details, search the online catalog.
The Archives & Research Center It contains two named collections of research materials, the Tebeau Library and the Wilkins Archives.
Charlton W. Tebeau Library of Florida History
In 1976 the Association named its library in honor of historian Dr. Charlton W. Tebeau, in recognition of his many years in support of the Association and local history research. The Tebeau Library contains visual materials, books, archives and manuscripts pertaining to South Florida and the Caribbean area.
Woodrow W. Wilkins Archives of Architectural Records
The Wilkins Archives contain archival records, especially architectural drawings, pertaining to the built environment of Miami-Dade County. The Wilkins Archives is a joint project of several local organizations, including Dade Heritage Trust. It is named in honor of professor Woody Wilkins, who taught many to appreciate southeast Florida's architectural heritage. Learn more