May Mann Jennings Papers
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- Jennings, May Mann, 1872-1963. (Person)
A prominent leader in the women's club movement, she served as president of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs from 1914-1917, and as both Florida director and vice president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs (1918-1920). She also held several important leadership positions with social club and civic organizations throughout Florida, including numerous beautification committees and the state Audubon Society. During her tenure as president of the Florida Federation of Women's Clubs, she spearheaded the effort to have the Royal Palm State Park established in 1915, thereby preserving a portion of the Everglades for public use. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s she continued to oversee and advocate for the Royal Palm Park on behalf of the Federation. She was appointed to the Everglades National Park Commission in the late 1930s and pushed for the creation of a national Everglades Park. She died April 24, 1963.
9 Linear feet (25 boxes)
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- A Guide to the May Mann Jennings Papers
- Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
- December 2011
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- Description is written in English.
- Digitization funded with the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
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