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Jeanne Perkins Harman papers
- 1956-1963 (Creation)
- 1956-1963 (Creation)
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Jeanne Perkins Harmans was a journalist and writer residing in the Virgin Islands of the United States. The collection consists of materials from and regarding the Virgin Islands on a wide range of issues in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including political conditions and controversies, tourism, description of the islands, and race and sexuality concerns on the islands. Many of the items consist of correspondence with and type-written notes by Harmans, or clippings from newspaper articles by Harmans and others; but there are also reports, periodicals, brochures, bibliographies, and maps. Some of the correspondence concerns Harmans's publishing activities, including that of a 1691 book titled "The Virgins: Magic Islands." A signed copy of this book was contained in the collection, but later separated out and housed with the Special Collections monographs.
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This collection is open for research.
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Jeanne Perkins Harman Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Harman, Jeanne. The Virgins: magic islands. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1961.
See also the following books by Jeanne Harman that the University of Miami Libraries holds:
Harman, Jeanne. The Love Junk. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1951.
- --. Such Is Life. New York: Crowell, 1956.
- --. The Virgins: magic islands. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1961.
- --. Fielding's Guide To The Caribbean, Including The Bahamas. New York: Fielding Publications, 1968.
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- Florida -- Race relations
- St. Croix (V.I.)
- St. John, (V.I.)
- Virgin Islands of the United States -- Description and travel
- Virgin Islands of the United States -- Newspapers
- Virgin Islands of the United States -- Periodicals
- Virgin Islands of the United States -- Politics and government
- Virgin Islands of the United States -- Social conditions