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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 8: Research Files],
[Series 9: Plays],
[Series 10: Correspondence],
[Series 11: George Rosner Notes],
[Series 12: George Rosner Clippings],
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Series 5: General FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 39Add to your cart.
Folder 1: American Philosophical Association, 1968-1969Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Bibliography of the “History of the Great Sea Route”, 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Biography, Honors and Publications, 1979-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Bimini: Bahamas, 1971-1973Add to your cart.
Folder 5: 100th Birthday Party, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Building Dedication, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Carnegie Fund for Authors, 1966Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Casey, John C.: Tampa Morning Tribune, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Centennial Dinner, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Chapman, Frank, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Clippings, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Clippings, 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Copyright records: Everglades River of Grass - 1988 Edition, 1988Add to your cart.
Box 40Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1920-1935Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Correspondence, 1935-1945Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Correspondence, 1939-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, 1948-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 1963-1971Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Correspondence - Friends, 1943, 1949-1951, 1978-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Correspondence - Friends, 1930, 1950, 1953, 1959, 1972, 1985-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 21: Correspondence - Friends, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 22: Correspondence - Friends, 1959-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "The Man Who Died for Birds", n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 41Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1946-1947, 1951, 1958, 1967, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Correspondence - Recommendations, 1984-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Correspondence - Rewrites, 1947, 1960, 1971-1972, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Correspondence - Rewrites, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 27: Correspondence, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Crocodile Research in Everglades, 1971-1972Add to your cart.
Folder 29: Diary, 1924Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Diary, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Diary, 1925-1926Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Diary, 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Diary, 1928-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Diary, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 35: Diary, 1949-1950Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Diary, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Notebook of Homer Rhodes, Audubon Ranger, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Early Publications from Taunton High School, 1907-1909Add to your cart.
Folder 39: Eppes, William & Francis, 1956, 1974-1975, 1981, 1986Add to your cart.
Box 42Add to your cart.
Folder 40: Everglades: Agricultural Experiment Stations, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 41: Everglades: Correspondence, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 42: Everglades: Correspondence, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 43: Everglades: Correspondence, 1947-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 44: Everglades News, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 45: Everglades: Florida Historical Society, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 46: Frontier Letters & Reviews, 1929-1930, 1967-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 47: Everglades: Geological Society, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Harnett T. Kane's Review of Everglades, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Everglades: Dr. Ales Hrdlicka, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 50A: Everglades: National Parks Department Inspection Visit, 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 50B: Everglades: Northwestern University, New York Times, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 51: Everglades: Seminoles, Freeman, Greenlee, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Everglades: Soil Science Society, 1927, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Everglades: Trail Building Reviewed, 1928, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 54: Everglades: Unidentified & Loose Material, 1917-1919; 1944-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Everglades: Unidentified & Loose Material, 1943-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Everglades: Wallis, Turner, 1939, 1943-1944Add to your cart.
Folder 57: Everglades: Drainage & Water Control in Miami-Dade County, 1954-1959Add to your cart.
Folder 58: Everglades: Yale University, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 59: "What Are They Doing to the Everglades?", n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 43Add to your cart.
Folder 59: "A Fan's Notes", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 60: Florida Bicentennial Commemorative Book, 1974-1975Add to your cart.
Folder 61: Florida Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 62: Ethel Cutler Freeman, 1960-1964Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Friends of the Everglades - Broward County, 1979-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 64: Friends of the Everglades - Collier County, 1979-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 65: Friends of the Everglades - Miami-Dade County, 1978-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 66: "Multi-Year Rainfall Cycles in South Florida", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 67: Hendry County, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 68: Highlands County, 1979-1982Add to your cart.
Folder 69: Lee County, 1977, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 70: Monroe County, 1979-1980, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 71: Martin County, 1978-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 72: Orange County, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 73: Osceola County, 1980-1985Add to your cart.
Folder 74: Southport Dump, 1984Add to your cart.
Box 44Add to your cart.
Folder 75: Friends of the Everglades - Palm Beach County, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 76: Friends of the Everglades - Polk County, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 77: Friends of the Everglades - St. Lucie County, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 78: Geneological Materials, 1847, 1926, 1933-1941, 1948-1956, 1979, 1985-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 79: Goggin, John M., 1939-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 80: Haiti, 1928-1934Add to your cart.
Oversized item, moved to case #7, drawer #2.
Folder 81: Hoover, Herbert, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 82: Hurricane: Clippings, 1957-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 83: Hurricane: Damage - Trees and Forests, 1955-1956Add to your cart.
Folder 84: Hurricane: Materials - Magazine Pages, 1915, 1926, 1930, 1950, 1955-1957Add to your cart.
Folder 85: Hurries, Baird, 1964Add to your cart.
Box 45Add to your cart.
Folder 86: Indians in the United States of America, 1910-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 87: Indians: Treaty, 1823-1825Add to your cart.
Folder 88: Kissimmee/Okeechobee: Everglades, 1981-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 89: Kissimmee/Okeechobee: Everglades, 1977-1981Add to your cart.
Folder 90: Lippincott, J.B. Company, 1960-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 91: Medallion: Don Inigo d’Avalos, in service of Alfanso, King of Naples, 1442Add to your cart.
Folder 92: Midshipman: Halperin, G. B.: Caribbean Conflict, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 93: National Geographic Society, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 94: True, David O., n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 46Add to your cart.
Folder 95: Perrine, Henry, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 96: Phi Beta Kappa, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 97: Play: "The Gallows Gate", 1971Add to your cart.
Folder 98: Play: "The Gallows Gate", 1933-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 99: Play: "Storm Warning", 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 100: Poems, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 101: Printed Stories, 1964-1967Add to your cart.
Folder 102: Proebsting, F. G., 1924, 1937Add to your cart.
Folder 103: Proebsting, F. G., 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 104: Proske, Roman, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 105: Recording: "A Sound-Tour of Alligator Row", 1960Add to your cart.
Folder 106: Refused Invitations, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 107: Reno, Janet, 1972Add to your cart.
Folder 108: Research Notes, 1954, 1962-1963Add to your cart.
Folder 109: Reviews, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 47Add to your cart.
Folder 110: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1955-1962Add to your cart.
Folder 111: San Ignacio: Phillips, 1945-1946Add to your cart.
Folder 112: Charles Scribner's Sons: Royalty Reports, 1952-1961Add to your cart.
Folder 113: Short Works, n.d.Add to your cart.
Unsold works.
Folder 114: "A Suggested Outline for a College Department of Environmental Studies", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 115: Supplement to the Galley Scrapbooks, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Folder 116: Taunton High School: Graduation, 1908Add to your cart.
Folder 117: Tietjens, Eunice, 1944Add to your cart.
Folder 118: Trefethen: Notes, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 119: Unidentified Manuscripts, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 120: Unidentified Manuscripts, 1915-1916Add to your cart.
Folder 121: Article: "That Was Mike Ross", 1965Add to your cart.
The Village Post, Volume 9, Number 6.
Box 48Add to your cart.
Folder 122: Wellesley College Archives, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 123: Writings: Miscellaneous, 1923, 1931, 1957, 1974, 1984-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 124: Writings: Miscellaneous, 1890, 1906, 1927, 1943Add to your cart.
Folder 125: Writings: Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 126: Writings: Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 127: Writings: Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 128: Writings: Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 129: Writings: Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 130: Writings: Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 131: Writings: Miscellaneous, n.d.Add to your cart.

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[Series 8: Research Files],
[Series 9: Plays],
[Series 10: Correspondence],
[Series 11: George Rosner Notes],
[Series 12: George Rosner Clippings],
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