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Marjory Stoneman Douglas papers

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Biographical Note

Subject Terms

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Book Manuscripts

Topical Files

Articles and Short Stories

Photographs

General Files

Awards

Scrapbooks

Research Files

Plays

Correspondence

George Rosner Notes

George Rosner Clippings

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas papers, 1890-1998 | University of Miami Special Collections

By William E. Brown, Jr. and Marcia V. Evanson

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Collection Overview

Title: Marjory Stoneman Douglas papers, 1890-1998Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: ASM0060

Creator: Douglas, Marjory Stoneman (1890-1998)

Extent: 79.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Autographs, Galley proofs, Photographs, Scrapbooks, Typescripts

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Papers consist primarily of  typescripts, correspondence, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, clippings and other primary source materials documenting the life and career of Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

Biographical Note

Marjory Stoneman Douglas was born April 7, 1890 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was raised in Taunton, Massachussets after the divorce of her parents. Marjory attended the public school in Tauton, and Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where she majored in English composition, graduating in 1912 with an A. B. degree. After her mother's death and the end of her brief marriage, Douglas moved to Miami to work with her father, Frank Stoneman, then the editor of The Miami Herald. Douglas left the Herald in 1923 after many years working on the Galley, a daily column that always included a poem. As an assistant editor on the paper, Douglas also wrote editorials urging protection and development of Florida's unique regional character in the face of rapid commercial development.  After leaving the paper, she devoted herself to her literary career, writing of short stories, forty (40) of which were published in the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines between 1923 and 1938, many winning O. Henry and other awards.  In 1947, Douglas published "The Everglades: River of Grass", a best-selling guide and natural/political history that not only raised public consciousness regarding the Everglades but also helped to diminish the national misperception of wetlands in general as swamps.  Douglas also became a leader of the successful campaign for the establishement of Everglades National Park and in 1969 helped to found the conservation organization, Friends of the Everglades. Marjory Stoneman Douglas died in her home in Coconut Grove, Florida, on May 14, 1998 at the age of 108.

Subject/Index Terms

Conservation of natural resources - Florida - Everglades
Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
Florida - History - 20th century
Water resources development - Florida - Everglades

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Papers Finding Aid©2003 University of Miami. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to asc-library@miami.edu.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1987

Separated Materials:

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. (1973). Adventures in a green world - the story of David Fairchild and Barbour Lathrop. Miami: Field Research Projects. Inscription and autograph by author on flyleaf.

Douglas, Marjory Stoneman. (1975). The Everglades: river of grass. Atlanta: Mockingbird Books. Inscription and autograph by author on front cover verso.

Pardue, L., Freeling, J., Greenfield, L.J., Gannon, P.T. (1982). Who knows the rain? Nature and origin of rainfall in South Florida. Miami: Friends of the Everglades. Inscription and autograph by Marjory Stoneman Douglas on t.p. verso.

Related Materials:

James M. Carson Papers, 1887-1950.

Oliver Griswold Papers, 1957-1960.

Augustus Seymour Houghton Collection, 1866-1948.

For more information please see http://scholar.library.miami.edu/msdouglas/.

Processing Information: Processed by William E. Brown, Jr. and Marcia V. Evanson, 2003

Finding Aid Revision History: Biographical information prepared by Ruthanne Vogel


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Book Manuscripts],
[Series 2: Topical Files],
[Series 3: Articles and Short Stories],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: General Files],
[Series 6: Awards],
[Series 7: Scrapbooks],
[Series 8: Research Files],
[Series 9: Plays],
[Series 10: Correspondence],
[Series 11: George Rosner Notes],
[Series 12: George Rosner Clippings],
[Series 13: Typescripts],
[Series 14: Appointment Books],
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Series 2: Topical FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 23Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Backpumping Suit, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Big Cypress, 1933, 1970-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Big Cypress, 1981-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Biscayne Nature Center, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 5: M. Blaine, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Brown, Helen Rudd, 1967, 1971-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Carr, Archie, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Coe, Ernest, 1951, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Coalition for Vehicle Inspection, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Coalition for Water, 1973-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Coasts & Barrier Islands, 1978-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Commodore Bay Treister Project-Next to Barnacle, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Box 24Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Copyright Information, 1980-1981, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Coral Reef Community, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Cross-Florida Barge Canal, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Deer, 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Charles Deering Clips, 1958Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Deering Tract, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Deering Tract, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Dorn, Mabel, 1969Add to your cart.
Folder 21: East Everglades, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 22: East Everglades, 1980-1981, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Environmental Information Service, 1979-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: ENFO's, 1977-1984Add to your cart.
Box 25Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Estuary Properties Case, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Everglades, 1967-1968, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Everglades National Park, 1950, 1977, 1979-1980, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Everglades Protection Association, 1979-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Everglades Restoration, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Fakahatchee Strand, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Field, Henry, 1954, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Chapter 378 - Flood Control, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Friends of the Everglades/Florida Defenders of the Environment - "The Monitor", 1969, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Friends of the Everglades: Aldrich, Dick, 1976-1977Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Friends of the Everglades: Amnesty International, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Friends of the Everglades: Apalachicola, 1979-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Friends of the Everglades: Aquatic Preserve, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Friends of the Everglades: Barnacle - Site in Coconut Grove, 1986, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Fort George Island, 1931, 1945, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Future Reporter, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Fusion Energy, 1980Add to your cart.
Box 26Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Gopher Tortoise Preserve, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Green Swamp, 1979, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Grants, Foundations, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Grove Isle, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Growth, 1983, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Haitian Information, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 48: High Speed Rail System, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Historical Bits and Pieces, 1923, 1954, 1963-1976, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 50: Holey Lands Plan, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Hunting, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Indians, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Indian Captivities Source Material, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Indian Claims Commission Act, 1946, 1958, 1961-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 55: In Memoriam, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 56: I-75, 1979-1981, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Judge, Dr. Robert M., 1980-1982Add to your cart.
Box 27Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Keenan, Edward J. and Father Jerome; Seminole War, 1959-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Florida Keys, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Keyser (Coalition for Water), 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Kissimmee River Refill Restoration, 1966, 1976-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Kissimmee River Restoration and Okeechobee, 1979-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Kissimmee River, 1949, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Lake Okeechobee Book by Sharyn Van Horn, 1982-1983, 1987-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Lake Okeechobee/Everglades II, 1986-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 66: Legislation, 1977, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Loxahatchee Preserve, 1981-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Loxahatchee Refuge, 1966, 1970, 1980-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Loxahatchee Refuge, 1982Add to your cart.
Box 28Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Maps, 1813-1814, 1942, 1960, 1965-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Marshall, Art, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Melaleuca, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Melaleuca and Schinus, 1966, 1978, 1980-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Melaleuca and Schinus, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Miscellaneous, 1971-1978Add to your cart.
Folder 76: News Clippings, 1979-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Non-Game Wildlife, 1983-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Non-Game Wildlife, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Box 29Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Florida Panther, 1977-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Florida Panther, 1976, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 81: Florida Panther, 1981-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Florida Panther, 1974, 1978, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Florida Panther, 1978-1979, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Box 30Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Florida Panther, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Panther Refuge, 1983-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Paynes Prairie, 1970, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Phosphates, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Plant Life, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Port Bouganville, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Rainfall, 1970, 1977-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Reed, Nathaniel, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Requests for Information, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 93: Seal Hunting, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 94: Six Mile Cypress Watershed Basin, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Social Concerns, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Sole Source, 1978-1980, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Source Material - Miscellaneous, 1925-1929, 1942, 1953-1955, 1964-1966Add to your cart.
Box 31Add to your cart.
Folder 98: St. Johns River, 1979-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Sugar People, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 100Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Suwannee RiverAdd to your cart.
Folder 102: Thanks for Contributions to Friends of Everglades, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Tree Ordinance, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Toxics, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Truby, Henry, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 106: True, David O., 1918, 1944-1946, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Turtles, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Chapter 373 - Water Management, 1973, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Water Management Districts (other), 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Water, 1980-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 111: Wellesley, 1977, 1982-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Wellesley Reception, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Wescott & Stephen, Guadeloupe, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 114: West Indies, 1913, 1928, 1936Add to your cart.
Folder 115: West Indies, 1934, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Wetlands Bill, 1984Add to your cart.

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[Series 3: Articles and Short Stories],
[Series 4: Photographs],
[Series 5: General Files],
[Series 6: Awards],
[Series 7: Scrapbooks],
[Series 8: Research Files],
[Series 9: Plays],
[Series 10: Correspondence],
[Series 11: George Rosner Notes],
[Series 12: George Rosner Clippings],
[Series 13: Typescripts],
[Series 14: Appointment Books],
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