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78-M124

Van Ess, Dorothy. Papers of Dorothy Van Ess, 1905-1975: 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.: 78-M124
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Dorothy Van Ess
Title: Papers of Dorothy Van Ess, 1905-1975
Date(s): 1905-1975
Quantity: 1 linear feet (1 record cartons)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscript and typescript drafts of articles, speeches, etc., of Dorothy Van Ess, missionary in the Middle East.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession number: 78-M124
These papers of Dorothy Firman Van Ess were given to the Schlesinger Library by her daughter, Mrs. William D. Brewer, in July 1978.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: June 1980
By: Sharon M. Vardamis

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Dorothy Van Ess is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred Citation:

Dorothy Van Ess Papers, 1905-1975; item description, dates. 78-M124, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

BIOGRAPHY

Dorothy Firman Van Ess: Missionary
Born July 30, 1885, Wakefield, Massachusetts. B.A., Mount Holyoke College, 1906; M.A. Wellesley College, 1908. Married John Van Ess, 1911; two children, Alice and John.
Missionary to the Middle East for the Reformed Church in America, 1909-1955. Founded school for Arab girls in Basrah, Iraq, 1912. Extensive travel in Kuwait, India, Persia, Lebanon, and Cyprus, 1955-1957. Publications include Fatima and Her Sisters, 1960, and Pioneers in the Arab World, 1974. Died September 1, 1975.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection includes correspondence; manuscript and typescript drafts of articles, talks, and books; journals; photographs; and notes on Islamic culture and tradition.

CONTAINER LIST

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Authors
Drafts (preliminary versions)
Iraq--Social life and customs
Islamic countries--Civilization
Journals (notebooks)
Middle East--Description and travel
Missionaries--Near East
Notes
Women--Middle East
Women missionaries
Mount Holyoke College
Reformed Church in America
School for Girls (Basrah, Iraq)
Van Ess, John, 1879-1949

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