Jean Taylor Papers - circa 1960-1983

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Jean Taylor Papers - circa 1960-1983


  • circa 1960-1983 (Creation)


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Jean Taylor spent years interviewing the early settlers of South Dade, becoming an authority on the history of the area. She came to Dade County in 1935 and to the South Dade area in 1953. She taught at Redlands Junior High School until 1970, and later taught South Dade history for Miami-Dade College.

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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.

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Arranged topically in five series:  papers, oral history interviews, photographs, slides, and maps.

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The collection is open for research.

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  • English

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