Finding Aids

Browse Finding Aids by: Collection Subject Creator Repository

Marjory Stoneman Douglas papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Book Manuscripts

Topical Files

Articles and Short Stories

Photographs

General Files

Awards

Scrapbooks

Research Files

Plays

Correspondence

George Rosner Notes

George Rosner Clippings

Typescripts

Appointment Books



Contact us about this collection

Control Card View

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

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

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

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],
[All]

Series 8: Research FilesAdd to your cart.
Box 54Add to your cart.
Folders 19-37 contain John M. Goggin material.
Folder 1: "An Archeological Survey of the Chattahoochee River Valley in Florida", 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Brookfield, Charlie, 1978Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Notes on Broward, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Climates of North America According to a New Classification", 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Need for Coastal Planning - Florida", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Dorn, Mabel White, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Everglades (condensed), 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "The Drainage of the Everglades", 1884Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Geographic Role of the Everglades in the Early History of Florida", 1942Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Everglades: Miscellaneous, 1927, 1945-1947Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Everglades: River of Grass" Revisions, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Footing it Across the Everglades", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Everglades: Items Listed in the Union Catalog of Floridiana, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: "The State-Wide Archeological Site Recording System", 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 15: "Combines Shield's and Salvage Program Button Collection: Collected at Site of Fort St. Marks in Tideway of St. Marks River", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Ford, J.A.: American Anthropologist, 1941Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Glades Area Cult, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "The First Floridians", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "An Anthropological Reconnaissance of Andros Island, Bahamas", 1939Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Archeological Excavations in the Courtyard of Castillo de San Marcos", 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Archeological Sites in the Everglades National Park", 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "Beaded Shoulder Pouches of the Florida Seminole", 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Bibliography of John M. Goggin, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "A Ceramic Sequence in South Florida", 1936?Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "Cultural Occupation at Goodland Point, Florida", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 26: "Cultural Traditions in Florida Prehistory", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 27: "The Distribution of Pottery Ware in the Glades Archaeological Area of South Florida", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 28: "An Early Lithic Complex from Central Florida", 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 29: "Excavations on Upper Matecumbe Key, Florida", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 30: "Florida Archeology and Recent Ecological Changes", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 31: "A Florida Indian Trading Post, Circa 1763-1784", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 32: "Fort Pupo: A Spanish Frontier Outpost", 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 33: "An Historic Indian Burial, Alachua County, Florida", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "The Mexican Kickapoo Indians", 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 35: John M. Goggin Obituary, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 36: "Plaited Basketry in the New World", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 37: "A Preliminary Definition of Archeological Areas and Periods in Florida", n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 55Add to your cart.
Folders 38-44 contain John M. Goggin material.
Folder 38: "A Revised Temporal Chart of Florida Archeology", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 39: "Silver Work of the Florida Seminole", 1940Add to your cart.
Folder 40: "Source Materials for the Study of the Florida Seminole Indians", 1959Add to your cart.
Folder 41: "Southern Cult Speciment from Florida", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 42: "Space and Time Perspective in Northern St. Johns Archeology, Florida", 1952Add to your cart.
Folder 43: "Stratigraphic Tests in the Everglades National Park", 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 44: "A West Indian Ax from Florida", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 45: "Early Hunters of Florida", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 46: "History Along Florida Roads", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 47: "Miami Shores - First Place Deaconess Harriett M. Bedell", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 48: Book Jacket Design for "Hurricane", n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 49: Keith, Richard, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 50: "Glades Champion Has a Day", 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 51: "Miami Limestone of Florida and its Recent Bahamian Counterpart", 1967Add to your cart.
Folder 52: Newspaper Clippings, 1947, 1968, 1979Add to your cart.
Folder 53: Plant, Henry B.Add to your cart.
Folder 54: "Soil Survey of St. Johns County, Florida", 1920Add to your cart.
Folder 55: Seminole Indian Association, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Folder 56: Sturtevant, William, 1956Add to your cart.
Folder 57: "Spanish-Indian Relations in Florida", 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 58: "Two Historical Archaeological Periods in Florida", 1948Add to your cart.
Folder 59: Thirkellation Circle, 1974Add to your cart.
Folder 60: "The Timucua Language", 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 61: "The Timucua Language", 1880Add to your cart.
Folder 62: "Nocoroco: A Timucua Village of 1605 Now in Tomoka State Park", 1949Add to your cart.
Folder 63: Will, Thomas E., n.d.Add to your cart.

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]



Powered by Archon Version 3.21