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Record Group Number: 000105
Series/Collection Number: .S 1323
Creator: Florida. Governor (1987-1991 : Martinez)
Title, Dates: First Lady Mary Jane Martinez administrative files, 1987-1990.
Amount: 4.00 cubic ft.
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Biographical/Historical:     Mary Jane Martinez worked as a media specialist and later head librarian at Tampa's King High School for 20 years.  During that time, she saw firsthand many of the problems that young people are facing.  As First Lady, she was deeply concerned about children and worked to strengthen families and help troubled teenagers.  She served as the chairman of the board of trustees for the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services, a network of 17 runaway shelter facilities throughout the state, and honorary chairman of Florida Informed Parents, an organization of parent groups united to fight drug and alcohol abuse among children.
    She regularly visited runaway shelters and children's drug programs throughout the state and established boards of trustees for both organizations to help raise private money to provide services and professional counseling for children and families, improve existing runaway shelters, and fight drug abuse.  In addition, she was actively involved in developing libraries to their fullest potential.  She regularly visited libraries and media centers throughout Florida.  In 1988 she was appointed by President Reagan to serve on the Advisory Committee of the White House Conference on Library and Information Services.
Summary:     This series contains the administrative files of Mary Jane Martinez from 1987 to 1990.  The series includes correspondence, subject files, and speeches from 1987 to 1990.  The records document her activities and interests especially in the areas drug abuse, runaway teenagers, and libraries.
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Subject Access Fields: Drug abuse Florida
Librarians Florida
Governors' spouses Florida
Runaway teenagers Florida
Added Entries Martinez, Mary Jane, 1935-