Collection ASM0116 - Effie Knowles papers

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Effie Knowles papers


  • 1949-1977 (Creation)
  • 1949-1950 (Creation)


1 Box

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Effie Knowles was born in Key West in 1892 and died in Miami in 1984 at the age of 92. Knowles began her practice of law in 1926. For a period of 19 years, beginning in 1934, she served as an attorney in the Department of Justice. She returned to private practice in 1953 in Miami, and served as an attorney for the Seminole Tribe of Florida for over 20 years, beginning in 1955.

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This collection contains 1949-1950 case records for the "Before the Indian Claims Commission, Docket No. 73, Seminole Indians of Florida Versus the United States." Also included is a pamphlet containing the lyrics for a song by William D. Knowles titled "You'll Never Know."

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This collection is open for research.

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Effie Knowles Papers Finding Aid © 2009 University of Miami. All rights reserved. Requests to reproduce or publish materials from this collection should be directed to

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  • English

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