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Marjory Stoneman Douglas papers

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Biographical Note

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Book Manuscripts

Topical Files

Articles and Short Stories

Photographs

General Files

Awards

Scrapbooks

Research Files

Plays

Correspondence

George Rosner Notes

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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


Browse by Series:

[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 4: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Boxes 36-37A, Box 38 (videos)
Box 36Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Florida Expeditionist, 1904Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Wellesley College, 1912Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Mother of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Vintage Greenburg Car, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Marjory Stoneman Douglas: House Exterior Under Construction, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Portrait of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Coast Guard Cutter Entering Miami Harbor, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Officers of Fairchild Tropical: President Emeritus, Dr. Ed Merril and others, 1940-1947Add to your cart.
Photocopy.
Folder 9: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1960Add to your cart.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas & Mae Knight Clark in Paris/Marjory Stoneman Douglas seated in a Dinghy
Folder 10: Marjory Stoneman Douglas with Group, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Marjory Stoneman Douglas & Friends in Paris, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Marjory Stoneman Douglas & University of Miami President Bowman Foster Ashe, 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 13: The Carolyns in Old Burlington, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Marjory Stoneman Douglas with W.T. Price, 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Horr Island, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1974Add to your cart.
Alice Wainwright and Isaac Douglas at picnic, Adams Key/Marjory Stoneman Douglas with Michael Chenoweth and others with plane
Folder 17: Marjory Stoneman Douglas with Cat, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Broward County Friends of Everglades Meeting, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1979Add to your cart.
Civic Theatre reunion party at home of Howard Rosendorfs/ Marjory Stoneman Douglas and friends at Helen Muir’s house.
Folder 20: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters ceremony, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Marjory Stoneman Douglas in her living room with John Reontjes, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 22: “Harlem Tenants Association” Everglades National Park, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Marjory Stoneman Douglas in Her Office, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Pauline Dakin at Lowe Art Museum, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 25: International Oceanographic Foundation Society: Gold Medal Award, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Miscellaneous Photos, 1982Add to your cart.
Wellesley alumni reunion, class of 1912/Marjory Stoneman Douglas in classroom/Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building, Department of Natural Resources
Folder 27: Miscellaneous Photos, 1982Add to your cart.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas and friends, Mrs. Doherty/ Wellesley Reunion Class of 1912.
Folder 28: Marjory Stoneman Douglas at Everglades National Park Dedication Ceremony, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Marjory Stoneman Douglas Award to Roger Hammer, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Marion Murray and Douglas at Murray’s home, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Walter Mondale at Tallahassee Springs, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Marjory Stoneman Douglas at Conference Table with Bob East, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and Cecil C. Pence, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1985Add to your cart.
Opening Day of Florida Legislature/Friends of the Everglades/Pauline S. Young and Foe: Management Simpson Park.
Folder 35: Lady of the Everglades, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Barry University and Rollins College, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Marjory Stoneman Douglas with Frank Weed and Animals, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Falls on the Miami River, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Helen Muir's Annual Tea Party, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Marjory Stoneman Douglas with Marjorie Carr - Environmentalist, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Miscellaneous Photographs, 1987Add to your cart.
Wellesley: 75th Alumni reunion/Marjory Stoneman Douglas and group at Florida Audubon Society meeting/Marjory Stoneman Douglas and guest in living room.
Folder 42: Preservation Great Floridian Award, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Sugar Mill Tour at Weeds Breeding Farm, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 37Add to your cart.
Box 37AAdd to your cart.
Box 38Add to your cart.
Item 1: Video: "The Everglades: A Paradise Lost?", 1989Add to your cart.
VHS format.
Item 2: Video: "The Florida Water Story", 1989Add to your cart.
VHS format.
Item 3: Video: "Great Floridians in History Series Presents: Marjory Stoneman Douglas", 1990Add to your cart.
VHS format. 2 copies.
Item 4: Video: "Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Great Floridian Award - Florida Cabinet Meeting", 1987Add to your cart.
VHS format.
Item 5: Video: "Marjory Stoneman Douglas 100th Birthday", 1990Add to your cart.
VHS format.

Browse by Series:

[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],
[All]



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