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Clifford A. and Miriam McHugh Taney Papers

Identifier: M/A 0088

Description of Contents

Clifford Taney Family Collection consists of miscellaneous clippings, his law degree and other certificates, Christmas cards, Miriam Taney's wedding announcement, identifications, a travel itinerary, and a Christmas story "A Cheerful Giver" written by Miriam when she was eleven. Also included are 8 photo albums and two additional boxes of photographs. One album has been disbound and boxed. The photos are mostly from travels around the world and family photos.


  • 1910s-1950s


Access Restrictions

The collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours.


Clifford A. Taney, Jr. (1899-1961) attended the U.S. Military Academy in 1920, but his military career ended following a leg injury shortly after his graduation. He received a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1924 and joined the Minneapolis law firm of Fowler, Carlson, Farber & Johnson (later Fowler, Youngquist, Farber, Taney, & Johnson), remaining there until his retirement in the mid-1950s.

In 1926, he married Miriam McHugh Taney (1900-1971), a graduate of Smith College. A prolific art lecturer, she was active with the friends organization of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA) and offered her voice to local radio program hosted by the MIA. With her husband, she traveled around the world and took photographs of Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and numerous islands that primarily date before the outbreak of World War II.


4 boxes (4 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.