Clifford A. and Miriam McHugh Taney Papers
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Papers of the Taney family, including newspaper clippings, Clifford Taney’s law degree and other certificates, Christmas cards, Miriam Taney's wedding announcement, identifications, a travel itinerary, and the Christmas story "A Cheerful Giver" written by Miriam when she was eleven. Also included are 8 photo albums and additional photographs. One album has been disbound and boxed. The photos are mostly from travels around the world and family photos.
- Creation: 1910s-1950s
The collection is available for use in Special Collections at Minneapolis Central Library 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 and offered her voice to a local radio program hosted by the museum. With her husband, she traveled around the world and took photographs of Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, and numerous islands.
4 boxes (4 boxes)
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