Hialeah Public Libraries Shares Local History with the DPLA

The Sunshine State Digital Network (SSDN) would like to welcome the Hialeah Public Libraries (HPL) among our newest content contributors. HPL are sharing materials included in their Hialeah History Digital Collection to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) through the SSDN. This collection provides online access to primary source materials related to the City of Hialeah. The collection spans over 90 years and includes photographic images, documents, manuscripts, books, periodicals, correspondence, video and more.

El Sol de Hialeah. Hialeah’s first Latino newspaper. This issue from September 18, 1975 celebrates the 50th anniversary of the city.

The goals of sharing the collection online are to support research, teaching, and learning, encourage dialogue and informed understanding of Hialeah´s rich history, and engage the community in ways that foster pride and civic participation. This rich history is chronicled from the time Hialeah was a small town to becoming the sixth-largest city in Florida in 2018.

The Hialeah History Collection is a valuable resource for students, scholars, and anyone interested in learning about the history of the city and its people. Including the collection in the DPLA platform helps incorporate the city’s history in the national narrative and it’s important role in the growth of southeast Florida. 

First Orange Blossom Special Train came to the Hialeah train station on Southeast 10th Avenue. Mayor J.P. Grethen and others welcomed the Orange Blossom Special Train into the railroad station in Hialeah. January 08, 1927

The SSDN is proud to be able to work with HPL and share their rich local history resources to the DPLA. We look forward to helping tell the story of South Florida with HPL.

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