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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

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

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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


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