Finding-Aid for the Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers (MSS036)


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Table of Contents

Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents Note

Restrictions

Administrative Information

Box and Folder Listing


Collection Outline

Series I. Correspondence

Series II. Manuscripts

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dodge, Bertha Sanford,1902-1995
Title: Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers
Identification: MSS036

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Biographical Note

Bertha Sanford Dodge was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 23, 1902, married Carroll W. Dodge (Botanist and Emeritus Professor at the University of Vermont) in 1925 and gave birth to two daughters, Anne (Hooper) and Mary (Van Citters). Dodge received her A.B. at Radcliffe in 1920 and her M.S. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1922. She spent most of her life teaching high school and first year college science courses. In 1944, she ran a year-long radio program on the St. Louis City Hospital. She was an International Institute Board Member from 1956 to 1959 and a member of the National Writers' Club and the Society of Technical Writers. Her writings include: Introduction to Chemistry (1948), The Story of Nursing (1954), Plants that Changed the World (1959), This is Engineeering (1963), Hands That Help (1967), Potatoes and People (1970) and various short stories. Dodge had traveled extensively in Latin America, spoke Spanish and German and read Portugese and French. She died March 5, 1995 in South Burlington, VT.

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Scope and Contents Note

The Dodge Papers include a letters to David Kaser regarding mss. of her book, Plants that Changed the World. There are also a prospectus and sample chapters of this study, originally called The Plant Hunters and a ts. final draft of Plants that Changed the World, including ms. revision and galley proofs, dated August 20, 1958.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Open.

Use Restriction

None.

Users of the collections must read and abide by the Rules for the use of manuscript collection materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish manuscript collection materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

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Administrative Information

Source

Gift of Bertha Dodge.

Processed by Washington University Department Special Collections Staff, June 1969.

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Box and Folder Listing

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Series I. Correspondence ,

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Dodge to David Kaser,
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, 1958: December 26 (ALS, 1 p)
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Mary Rackcliffe to David Kaser,
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, 1959: November 12 (TLS, 1 p)

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Series II. Manuscripts,

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Plants That Changed the World,
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Prospectus and sample chapters (originally titled The Plant Hunters), (40 pp)
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Final typscript draft, (210 pp)
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Galley proofs, (67 pp)
Located in oversize.

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