Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Marjory Stoneman Douglas (1890-1998) led an extraordinary, long life, and established herself as one South Florida.s premier personalities of the twentieth century. Her importance as a female writer and reporter of both local and national significance is further impacted by her pioneering role as an environmental and political activist. As a writer and reporter she enjoyed a distinguished career first as an assistant editor for the Miami Herald and later as an O.Henry Award winning short story writer and novelist. Her most popular and acclaimed work, the Everglades: river of grass, a natural and historical guide to the famed Florida wetlands, raised public consciousness about the need to conserve and reclaim the Everglades as a priceless and critically balanced natural environment. These images are part of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Papers, Special Collection, University of Miami Libraries.

A website featuring more information on the life of Marjory Stoneman Douglas can be found here:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Writer and Conservationist

More digitized resources from the collection can be found here:
Marjory Stonemand Douglas Papers Digital Collection

The Finding Aid is available:
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Papers Finding Aid
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