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Jean Taylor Papers - circa 1960-1983

  • HMA0067
  • Collection
  • circa 1960-1983

Research papers on settlements and people in South Dade (Miami-Dade County, Fla.), from Larkins (South Miami) and Kendall south to Homestead and Florida City, during the 1800s to 1926.

The papers hold topical folders of clippings, manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, correspondence and notes used by Jean Taylor in researching her book, The Villages of South Dade. Also includes oral history interview sound cassettes and notebooks, the typescripts for Villages of South Dade and for Culture in the Boondocks, and material for the classes that she taught on South Dade history. Also included is a student paper Jean Taylor wrote on the early history of Miami, with annotations by her teacher, Marjory Stoneman Douglas; five 1906-1907 issues of Gustav Stickley's magazine, The Craftsman, given to Jean Taylor by Patty Munroe Catlow; and a photocopy of the National Register nomination for Silver Palm schoolhouse.

Taylor, Jean

Jewish Women of Achievement oral history interviews - 1970-1985

  • 04/
  • Collection
  • 1970-1985 (predominant: (bulk 1984-1985))

Interviews of Jewish women in Dade County, Florida. Narrators relate their career accomplishments and their role in the Jewish community. Narrators are: Bertha Abess, Mollie Brilliant, Lois Dobrin, Judy Drucker, Myra Farr, Adele Faske, Audrey Finkelstein, Goldie Goldstein, Rose Gordon, Ruth Greenfield, Rhea P. Grossman, Hannah Kahn, Marcia Kanner, Helen Kohen, Bertha Claire Lee, Sylvia Levin, Malvina Liebman, Nancy Lipoff, Sadie Rosenblum, Sandy Rubinstein, Marilyn Segal, Ruth Shack, Edith Irma Siegel, Mollie Silverman, Lily Stone, Marilyn Smith, Bette Tomar Taicher, and Claire Weintraub (interviewed in 1970).

Abess, Bertha

Lancelot Jones at Caesar's Creek : oral history interview - 1990 Jan 21

  • 2003-277
  • Collection
  • 1990 Jan 21

Oral history interview of Lancelot Jones, conducted by Dr. John Nordt, III, and Hardy Matheson.

Lancelot Jones reminisces on growing up in South Florida and life on Biscayne Bay. People and places mentioned include: Carl Fisher, the Munroes, the Peacocks, Dr. James M. Jackson, Biscayne Bay, Key Biscayne and Key West.

Jones, Lancelot

Pioneer Voices - 1969-1972

  • 1973-016
  • Collection
  • 1969-1972

Reminiscences, mainly of 1896-1926, of pioneer life, the 1920s boom, and the 1926 hurricane. Junior League members and journalist Nixon Smiley interviewed people who lived in Dade County prior to the 1926 hurricane.

Narrators are: Adam G. Adams, Maude Richards Black, Jewel H. Blanton, Janet Watson Carson, Patty Munroe Catlow, C.W. Pete Chase, Charles Franklin Cushman, Dorothy Dean Davidson, James Donn, Hoyt Fraser, John J. Fritz and Carolina Fritz Collins, S.M. Greene, Mrs. Maurice R. Harrison, Frederick M. Hudson, J. Newton Lummus, Alice MacVicar, John Pickett Miles, Stanley Mott, Louisa Oxar, Russell Pancoast, Mrs. C. Boyton Reese, Jack Sewell, Henry Overstreet Shaw, William and Jane Sutcliffe, Cecil Van Landingham, Peter Van Vox, Mrs. Sidney Weintraub, Jessie Weiss, Rose Weiss, and Helen Budge Wright.

Interviewers include Arva Moore Parks and Nixon Smiley.

Junior League of Miami