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Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Dodge, Bertha Sanford, 1902-
Title
Bertha Sanford Dodge Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1963-1970
Quantity
Six boxes
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English
Abstract
The Bertha Sanford Dodge Collection contains manuscripts of her books with editorial corrections and suggested changes, galley proofs, and a selection of Dorothy Canfield Fisher letters which have been placed with the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Collection.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Bertha Sanford Dodge Collection, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Acquisition Information

Box 1 and 2 were donated by Mrs. Carroll (Bertha S.) Dodge on Jan 14, 1971 at Burlington, Vermont. Subsequent additions have been donated by Mrs. Dodge throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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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). Mrs. Dodge received her A.B. at Radcliffe and her M.S. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1920 and 1922 respectively. 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 (M0.) City Hospital. She was an International Institute Board Member from 1956 to 1959, and is currently 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 (Ms. title Engineering is Like This) (1963), Hands That Help (1967), Potatoes and People (1970) and various short stories. Mrs. Dodge has traveled extensively in Latin America, speaks Spanish and German and reads Portugese and French. She is interested in textiles and weavings, and her collection of Guatemalan Indian weavings has been exhibited in museums.

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Scope and Content

The Bertha Sanford Dodge Collection contains manuscripts of her books with editorial corrections and suggested changes, galley proofs, and a selection of Dorothy Canfield Fisher letters which have been placed with the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Collection. Recently added to the collection are materials pertaining to the League of Vermont Writers.

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