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Jeanne Perkins Harman papers, 1956-1963 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Rudo Kemper

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Title: Jeanne Perkins Harman papers, 1956-1963Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1956-1963

ID: ASM0092

Extent: 2.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Bibliographies, Brochures, Clippings, Letters, Maps, Notes, Periodicals, Reports, Telegraphs, Virgin Islands of the United States - Periodicals

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Jeanne Perkins Harmans was a journalist and writer residing in the Virgin Islands of the United States. The collection consists of materials from and regarding the Virgin Islands on a wide range of issues in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including political conditions and controversies, tourism, description of the islands, and race and sexuality concerns on the islands. Many of the items consist of correspondence with and type-written notes by Harmans, or clippings from newspaper articles by Harmans and others; but there are also reports, periodicals, brochures, bibliographies, and maps. Some of the correspondence concerns Harmans's publishing activities, including that of a 1691 book titled "The Virgins: Magic Islands." A signed copy of this book was contained in the collection, but later separated out and housed with the Special Collections monographs.

Subject/Index Terms

Florida - Race relations
Harman, Jeanne
Housing - Virgin Islands of the United States
Jones, J. Raymond (John Raymond), 1899-1991
Paiewonsky, Ralph M., 1907-
St. Croix (V.I.)
St. John, (V.I.)
Tourism - Virgin Islands of the United States
Virgin Islands of the United States - Description and travel
Virgin Islands of the United States - Newspapers
Virgin Islands of the United States - Politics and government
Virgin Islands of the United States - Social conditions
Virgin Islands of the United States. College

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Jeanne Perkins Harman Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

Separated Materials: Harman, Jeanne. The Virgins: magic islands. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1961.

Related Materials:

See also the following books by Jeanne Harman that the University of Miami Libraries holds:

Harman, Jeanne. The Love Junk. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1951.

---. Such Is Life. New York: Crowell, 1956.

---. The Virgins: magic islands. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1961.

---. Fielding's Guide To The Caribbean, Including The Bahamas. New York: Fielding Publications, 1968.

Preferred Citation: Jeanne Perkins Harman Papers, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

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Folder 30: Virgin Islands Anecdotes, my present research of St. JohnAdd to your cart.
Folder 31: Usable unusedAdd to your cart.
Folder 32: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: The Daily News Ap. 3, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Bruce Henderson's Pioneers in the New Frontier StoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: AirportAdd to your cart.
Folder 36: Journalism, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Journalism, 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Times, meAdd to your cart.
Regarding a controversial Times, Inc. article that Harman wrote
Folder 39: RacismAdd to your cart.
Folder 40: Power, waterAdd to your cart.
Folder 41: Tourism, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 42: San Juan Star articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 43: Assorted articlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 44: Tourism, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Magens BayAdd to your cart.
Folder 46: Rockefeller ReleasesAdd to your cart.
Regarding Dorado Beach Hotel
Folder 47: St. CroixAdd to your cart.
Folder 48: Time-Life, 1960-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 49: McGraw Hill PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 50: Research Fla. HistoryAdd to your cart.
Folder 51: Homosexuality & NudityAdd to your cart.
Folder 52: Kessler-Downing-Paiewonsky ControversyAdd to your cart.
Folder 53: ComptrollerAdd to your cart.
Merwin Controversy
Folder 54: RacismAdd to your cart.
Folder 55: Little Dix ResortAdd to your cart.
Folder 56: Harvey Aluminum CompanyAdd to your cart.
Folder 57: Carnival in Virgin IslandsAdd to your cart.
Folder 58: Tax Exemptions (301-200)Add to your cart.
Folder 59: HousingAdd to your cart.
Folder 60: Annual Report of Department of Health, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Annual Report of the Governor of the Virgin Islands, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 62: TourismAdd to your cart.
Folder 63: Time correspondenceAdd to your cart.

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