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Rodgers, Dorothy, 1909-1992. Additional papers of Dorothy Rodgers, 1921-1992: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University


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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 88-M160--93-M177
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Rodgers, Dorothy, 1909-1992
Title: Additional papers of Dorothy Rodgers, 1921-1992
Date(s): 1921-1992
Quantity: .42 linear feet (1 file box) plus 1 folio folder, 1 folio+ folder, 3 photograph folders)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Addenda to the papers (87-M118--87-M195) of Dorothy Rodgers, writer and inventor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: 88-M160, 89-M66, 89-M171, 93-M177
These addenda to the Dorothy Rodgers papers were given to the Schlesinger library by Dorothy Rodgers in October 1988, April and August 1989, and by the estate of Dorothy Rodgers in November 1993.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: July 1997
By: Susan von Salis

Access Restrictions:

Access. Unrestricted.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Dorothy Rodgers' copyright in these papers is held by her daughters, Mary R. Guettel and Linda R. Emory.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Dorothy Rodgers Additional papers, 1921-1992; item description, dates. 88-M160--93-M177, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Related Material:

There is additional material at the Schlesinger Library; see Dorothy Rogers Papers, 1922-1987 (87-M118--87-M195)


Dorothy Feiner Rodgers was born in 1909 to Benjamin and May (Adalson) Feiner, graduated from the Horace Mann School, attended Wellesley College, and married composer Richard Rodgers, with whom she had two children, Mary and Linda. She was an inventor and the author of four books, and was active in many volunteer organizations. She died in 1992. For further biographical information see Rodgers' autobiography A Personal Book (Harper and Row, 1977).


The arrangement of these papers corresponds roughly to that of the Rodgers papers (87-M118--87-M195). The bulk of the papers consists of Rodgers' correspondence with friends and family about travel and social life. Correspondents include Theodore Chapin, Betty Furness (Midgley), Jody Hyde-Thomson, Per Rostad, Carly Simon, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Sherman Yellen.

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Additional Index Terms

Jewish women
New York (N.Y.)--Social life and customs--20th century
Women authors, American
Darrow, Whitney, 1909-1999
Furness, Betty, 1916-1994
Lloyd Webber, Andrew, 1948-
Martin, Mary, 1913-1990
Melnick, Peter Rodgers
Rodgers, Mary, 1931-2014
Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979
Simon, Carly
Yellen, Sherman