Women

Articles in HistoryMiami Publications

The Cleveland Connection: Revelations from the John D. Rockefeller - Julia Tuttle Correspondences

by Edward N. Akin.
Tequesta, no. xlii (1982)
Clevelanders Rockefeller (Flagler's Standard Oil partner) and Tuttle were acquainted before Flagler and Tuttle moved to Florida. Includes excerpts from correspondence, 1886-1889.

The Coconut Grove School

by Gertrude M. Kent.
Tequesta, no. xxxi (1971)
History of the Coconut Grove School, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1887.

Diary of a West Coast Sailing Expedition, 1885

by Mrs. John R. Gilpin.
Tequesta, no. vii (1947)
Excerpts from Emma Gilpin's journal, consisting of her observations on a cruise from Cedar Key to Key West.

Early Miami through the Eyes of Youth

[by Ethel Westherly Sherman, edited] by William M. Straight, M.D.
Tequesta, no. lxiii (2003)
Ethel Weatherly Sherman's reminiscences, compiled from an oral history interview and a manuscript. Memoir begins in 1896 when Sherman arrived as a child, and continues into her early adulthood. Topics include the Brickells, Julia Tuttle, Dr. Jackson, the Royal Palm Hotel, and a boating accident.

Elizabeth Virrick and the “Concrete Monsters”: Housing Reform in Postwar Miami

by Raymond A. Mohl.
Tequesta, no. lxi (2001)
Describes Elizabeth Virrick's 1940s-1960s endeavors for housing reform in Miami's black neighborhoods, particularly those in Coconut Grove.

For Our Mutual Benefit

Update, vol. 4, no. 4 (April 1977)
Special issue includes:
The Woman’s Relief Association, by Margaret Pace Burton.
A Home for the Working Girl [YWCA]
The Housekeepers' Club of Coconut Grove, by Gertrude M. Kent.
Early Charity Not so Sweet, by Thelma Peters.
I Remember the Red Cross When, as told to Robert C. Stafford, by Mary Massey.

Hell's Angel: Eleanor Kinzie Gordon's Wartime Summer of 1898

by Jacqueline E. Clancy.
Tequesta, no. lxiii (2003)
Summarizes Gordon's work establishing and administering a convalescent hospital at Camp Miami during the Spanish-American War.
Wife of General William Gordon, who was stationed at Camp Miami. Mother of Girl Scouts founder Juliette (Daisy) Gordon Low, who assisted her mother at Camp Miami.

Laura Woodward: the Artist who Changed South Florida's History

by Deborah Pollack
Tequesta, no. lxx (2010)
Woodward, who painted in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, influenced, through her work and her pronouncements on the radiant beauty of southeast Florida, Henry M. Flagler's decision to extend his railroad south along the east coast of Florida.

Life on the Loxahatchee

by Dora Doster Utz.
Tequesta, no. xxxii (1972)
First-person account of homesteading on the Loxahatchee River, near Jupiter, between 1894 and 1898.

Marco, Florida, in 1925

by Mary S. Lundstrom.
Tequesta, no. xxxi (1971)
First-person account of a year living and teaching on Marco Island.

Miamians Trace Ancestors to 1600s

by Eleanor Ratelle.
Update, vol. 10, no. 2 (May 1983)
History of the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.

Miss Harris Has a Birthday

by G. L.
Update, vol. 1, no. 4 (April 1974)
This short biography honors retired head mistress Julia Harris, who had turned 96.

My Life in South Florida

by Edna Morris Harvey.
Tequesta, no. xliii (1983)
Memoir of growing up in the Lake Okeechobee region and West Palm Beach, 1917-1920s.

Our Marjory Conquers the United States Navy

by Leonard G. Pardue.
Update, vol. 1, no. 4 (April 1974)
Marjory Stoneman Douglas joined the Navy during World War I.

The Ox Woman

by Jean C. Taylor.
Update, vol. 6, no. 2 (February 1979)
Pioneer Sarah McLain was strong as an ox.

The Perrines at Indian Key, Florida, 1838-1840

by Hester Perrine Walker.
Tequesta, no vii (1947)
Hester Perrine Walker's memoir of the her family, life on Indian Key and the Indian Key massacre. The 1885 manuscript from which this excerpts are taken is in the collections of the Florida Historical Society.

Pioneer Women of Dade County

by Mary Barr Munroe.
Tequesta, no. III (1943)
Mary Barr Munroe moved to Coconut Grove in 1883. Her memoir describes what life was like for women, 1883-1896.

Professional Nurses in Miami, 1896-1925

by Christine Ardalan.
Tequesta, no. vlii (1987)
Includes an account by Lillah B. Harley of her experience as a student nurse in Miami, ca. 1920.

The Seminole Women of Florida

by Mary Barr Munroe, introduction by Arva Moore Parks.
Tequesta, no. xli (1981)
Mary Barr Munroe's personal recollection of Seminole women and Seminole domestic life. Written before 1922.

To Miami, 1890 Style

by Mrs. John R. Gilpin.
Tequesta, no. 1 (1941)
Excerpts from Gilpin's diary, April 9-28, 1890, describing the Gilpin family's cruise from Lake Worth to Biscayne Bay on board the sharpie Heron. Introduction by her son, Vincent Gilpin.

Why Write for Newspapers?

by Jane Wood Reno.
Update, vol. 5, no. 5 (June 1978)
A female journalist tells anecdotes about covering South Florida.

A Woman who Did It All

by Rose Richards
Update, vol. 14, no. 2 (May 1987)
A biography of aviatrix Annette Gipson Way.

 

Archives, Manuscripts, and Other Primary Resources

American Jewish Committee. Greater Miami Chapter. Jewish Women of Achievement oral history interviews, 1970-1985 (bulk 1984-1985). Read guide

Beta Sigma Phi, Nu Chapter, scrapbook, 1938-1942. Read finding aid

Biscayne Study Club records, 1926-2000. Read guide

Cosmo Business Girls' Club records, 1937-1939. Read finding aid

Greater Miami Women's Golf Association scrapbook, 1934-1994 (bulk 1934-1984). Read guide

Herstory of Florida research for Julia’s Daughters and organizational records, 1974-1981. Read finding aid

Herstory Committee. Biographical data and notes for Beyond Julia's Daughters, 1975-2000, Read guide

Little River Opti-Mrs. Club papers, 1951-1953. Read finding aid

Masque Club scrapbook, 1930-1932. Read guide

Miami Junior Women's Club records, 1941-1982 (bulk 1943-1964). Read finding aid

Miami Woman's Club. Reports of the Indian Welfare Division, 1955 May-1956 January. Read guide

Miss Harris’ Florida School records, 1916-1957. Read finding aid

Daughters of the American Revolution. Everglades Chapter, journals. Read guide

Daughters of the American Revolution, Everglades Chapter, records, 1909-1973. Read finding aid

P.E.O Sisterhood, Chapter E, scrapbooks, ca. 1930-1949. Read guide

Presbyterian Women's Auxiliary of Miami records. 1925. Read finding aid

Sixteen Club scrapbook, 1927-1934. Read guide

Spinsters Club of Miami scrapbooks, 1941-1970. Read finding aid

Brief histories of units of Miami districts : United Methodist Women, 1981. Read guide

Women in Communications, Greater Miami Chapter, records, 1953-1994. Read finding aid

Women’s History Coalition of Miami-Dade County. Woman of Impact portraits, 1989-2006. Read guide

Women's Panhellenic Association of Miami scrapbooks, 1919-1969. Read finding aid

Woman's Relief Association of Miami, Fla. vs. Garden Party and Bazaar Fund Board of Trustees court transcripts, 1917 March-1917 July.

Young Women's Christian Association of Miami-Dade (Y.W.C.A.), charter lists, 1959 & 1960. Read finding aid

Records of the Young Women's Christian Association of Miami-Dade, 1919-1990. Read guide

Zonta Club of Greater Miami records, 1937-1987. Read finding aid