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Marjory Stoneman Douglas papers

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Book Manuscripts

Topical Files

Articles and Short Stories

Photographs

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Awards

Scrapbooks

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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 3: Articles and Short StoriesAdd to your cart.
Box 32Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "The Florida Everglades", 1987Add to your cart.
American Land Forum, Volume 7, Number 1.
Folder 2: "The Forgotten Man Who Saved the Everglades", 1971Add to your cart.
Audubon Volume 73, Number 5.
Folder 3: "The Flowing Grass", 1969Add to your cart.
Audubon Volume 71, Number 1.
Folder 4: "White Midnight", 1924Add to your cart.
The Black Mask Volume 6, Number 23-24.
Folder 5: "White Midnight", 1924Add to your cart.
The Black Mask Volume 7, Number 1-2
Folder 6: "An Early Morning Paddle", 1907Add to your cart.
The Sunday Herald.
Folder 7: "The Third Woman", 1927Add to your cart.
The Boston Herald.
Folder 8: "Second Marriage", 1929Add to your cart.
Chicago Sunday Tribune.
Folder 9: "Dialogue in a Back Room", 1974Add to your cart.
Communique, Volume 55, Number 10.
Folder 10: "A Hill in Haiti: A Cosmopolitan Novelette", 1937Add to your cart.
Cosmopolitan, Volume 107, Number 1.
Folder 11: "Solo Flight", 1934Add to your cart.
Cosmopolitan, Volume 97, Number 2.
Folder 12: "A Thing Apart", 1937Add to your cart.
Delineator.
Folder 13: "The Everglades Remembered", 1983Add to your cart.
The Florida Naturalist, Volume 56, Number 4.
Folder 14: "Adventuress", 1933Add to your cart.
The Household Magazine, Volume 33, Number 2-3
Folder 15: "The Man Who Was Homesick", 1929Add to your cart.
The Household Magazine, Volume 29, Number 10.
Folder 16: "Survival", 1930Add to your cart.
The Household Magazine, Volume 30, Number 5.
Folder 17: "Coconut Grove, Florida, Faces its Slums", 1950Add to your cart.
Ladies Home Journal.
Folder 18: "Communities Face Their Slums...in Coconut Grove", 1950Add to your cart.
Ladies Home Journal.
Folder 19: "A Red Cap", 1926Add to your cart.
The Literary Digest.
Folder 20: "The Sun and the Stars", 1937Add to your cart.
McCalls.
Folder 21: "The Earlier Pocahontas", 1947Add to your cart.
Readers' Digest.
Folder 22: "River of Grass", 1959Add to your cart.
The Rotarian, Volume 95, Number 5.
Box 33Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Athens to Marseilles", 1938Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 211, Number 10.
Folder 24: "Barnstormer", 1935Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 208, Number 10.
Folder 25: "The Beautiful and Beloved", 1927Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening.
Folder 26: "Bees in the Mango Bloom", 1931Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post.
Folder 27: "A Bird Dog in the Hand", 1925Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post.
Folder 28: "By Violence", 1930Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 203, Number 21.
Folder 29: "Charcoal", 1930Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 202, Number 28.
Folder 30: "Earthquake", 1940Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 213, Number 5.
Folder 31: "A Flight of Ibis", 1935Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 208, Number 25.
Folder 32: "From the Terror by Night", 1936Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 209, Number 5.
Folder 33: "Goodness Gracious, Agnes", 1925Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 34: "Green Mango Pie", 1925Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post.
Folder 35: "Guinevere", 1927Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 36: "The Hand is Quicker", 1938Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 210, Number 36.
Folder 37: "He Talks With Volcanoes", 1937Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 210, Number 26.
Folder 38: "He Man", 1927Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 200, Number 5.
Folder 39: "High-Goal Man", 1935Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 207, Number 36.
Folder 40: "At Home on the Marcel Waves", 1924Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 41: "The Mayor of Flamingo", 1926Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 42: "A Mountain in the Sea", 1937Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 43: "Noon In Havana", 1934Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 44: "The Peculiar Treasure of Kings", 1927Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 200, Number 22.
Folder 45: "Pineland", 1925Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 46: "Plumes", 1930Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 202, Number 50.
Folder 47: "Reunion at Forty", 1933Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 48: "A River in Flood", 1926Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 49: "The Road to the Horizon", 1941Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 213, Number 34.
Folder 50: "September-Remember", 1935Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 208, Number 23.
Folder 51: "Solid Mahogany", 1925Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 52: "Stepmother", 1927Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 53: "The Story of a Homely Woman", 1937Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 210, Number 23
Folder 54: "Twenty Minutes Late for Dinner", 1928Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 55: "The Woman of It", 1925Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 56: "Wind Before Morning", 1935Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 207, Number 49
Folder 57: "Wings", 1931Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 58: "Volcano", 1937Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 210, Number 7
Folder 59: "You Got to Go-But You Don't", 1933Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 206, Number 9
Folder 60: "The Message to Hassan Beg"Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post
Folder 61: "Far Up the Black Mountain", 1939Add to your cart.
The Saturday Evening Post, Volume 211, Number 28
Box 34Add to your cart.
Folder 60: "Do You Believe in Love", 1929Add to your cart.
Smart Set.
Folder 61: "The Cars Pass, but the Everglades Remain", 1931Add to your cart.
Sunrise, Volume 1, Number 1.
Folder 62: "The Thirty", 1932Add to your cart.
Sunrise, Volume 1, Number 7.
Folder 63: "Daphne and the Delicious Monster, 1928Add to your cart.
Woman's Home Companion
Folder 64: "Hey, Waiter!", 1933Add to your cart.
Woman's Home Companion.
Folder 65: "Moment of Magic", 1943Add to your cart.
Woman's Home Companion.
Folder 66: "You Can Have Three Wishes", 1927Add to your cart.
Woman's Home Companion.
Folder 67: "Alonzo the Magnificent", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 68: "The Albanian Woman/The Grandmother", 1925-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 69: "A Continuing Flame", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 70: "Florida People Before History: Discovering Unknown Key Dwellers of the Southwest Coast", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 71: "The Fugitive", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 72: "The Gallows Gate", 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 73: "The Harvest Not Yet Won", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 74: "The House", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 75: "The Humming Bird Charm", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 76: "The Inevitable Hour", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 77: "Island Treasure", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 78: "Island Treasure", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 79: "Key West For Pirates", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 80: "Man of Vision", n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 35Add to your cart.
Folder 81: "Man on a Horse", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 82: "The Man Who Died For Birds", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 83: "Mildred & Henry & Jane", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 84: "No Man Is An Island", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 85: "On the Discovery and Enjoyment of Certain West Indian Islands", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 86: "Percy Cavill", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 87: "Short Stories in Ainslee's", 1920-1924Add to your cart.
Folder 88: "The Story of Anna Brunner", n.d.Add to your cart.
Later title: "The Story of a Homely Woman"
Folder 89: "There was nothing odd about Grampa", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 90: "The Story of Paris", 1961Add to your cart.
Published as "The Key to Paris"
Folder 91: "The Story of Paris", 1961Add to your cart.
Published as "The Key to Paris"
Folder 92: "The Story of Paris", n.d.Add to your cart.
Chapter 1, pages 1-5
Folder 93: "The Story of Paris", 1961Add to your cart.
Published as "The Key to Paris"
Folder 94: "The Thirteenth Fence", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 95: "Traitor's Wife", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 96: "What Are They Doing To The Everglades", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 97: "White Midnight", 1973Add to your cart.
Folder 98: "White Midnight", n.d.Add to your cart.
Pages 1-3
Folder 99: "Winter Blooming", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 100: "Women & Birds", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 101: "Zombie", n.d.Add to your cart.

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[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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