Welcome to Vizcaya’s online digital collections!
We are happy to present our digital collections online for everyone to access freely and openly. Here you will find details about the individual aspects that together make Vizcaya the special place that it is. Our efforts to provide digital surrogates of our collections items is a long-term and ongoing process. Over time, we will continue to add to this page, to increase access to the museum’s holdings.
This resource has been made available in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this web resource do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Industrialist James Deering collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 3600 paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, silver, ceramics from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, and 19th-century France.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to information about the planning, construction, and furnishing of Vizcaya’s Main House, Gardens, and Village. Our holdings include over 3,000 historic architectural drawings, 3,000 historic photographs, and 24,000 pieces of correspondence.
EXPLORE OUR DIGITAL COLLECTIONS
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Finding aids are tools that contain detailed and specific information about an archival collection. They are a way for a researcher to determine which collections will provide them with information to further their research. For additional information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 1926 Hurricane Photograph Collection
The Construction Photograph Albums Collection
The Estate Correspondence Collection
The Frank Geisler Photograph Collection
The Charles Goetze Scrapbook Collection
The Mattie Edwards Hewitt Photograph Collection
The Ella Holgersohn Photograph Collection
The Abby Deering Howe Photograph Collection
The Faye Lucille Jones Collection
The Muriel Winston Kaminer Collection
The David Joseph MacLean Photograph Collection
The Marion Deering McCormick Photograph Collection
The Frank Landon McGinnis 1922 Diary Collection
The Fred L. Starbuck Photograph Collection
GO INSIDE Vizcaya’s archives
Vizcaya’s archives have their share of surprises.
Watch as Vizcaya’s former archivist, Karen Urbec, shares the most dangerous item in the archives and the steps taken to properly handle and secure these objects.