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Clifford Dowdey papers--addition 15 [MSS 3809-o]

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: ViU-2019-0142

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Donated 22 April 2014.

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Closed until processed.


  • Creation: 1903 - 1979


12.5 Cubic Feet (12 cubic foot boxes, 3 scrapbooks, 2 os folders)


Box 1 Letters to Carolyn DeCamps (future second wife?); letters between wife Frances Dowdey and Clifford upon former’s deathbed; love letters between the two earlier in life; articles about Clifford; copy of Clifford’s will; research and draft material photographs, possibly research trips; Box 2 Drafts; assorted correspondence Couple photographs, likely on research subjects; Box 4 Research notebooks; young girl’s lightly-used scrapbook; draft notebooks; assorted correspondence; journal of Wills(?) F. Wilson, 1903 Photographs from personal life Copy of Marion Bacon’s “Mind Your Own Business”; Box 5 Frances Gordon drafts; Virginia Business Review correspondence Vacation brochures and correspondence; Unidentified cassette; Box 6 Correspondence, University of Richmond, business, etc.; Frances Dowdey correspondence; “The Second Time Around” manuscript University of Richmond Autumn Bulletin; assorted newspaper clippings; Box 8 Assorted newspaper clippings, some on Clifford’s death; magazines on Charlie Chaplin and Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Correspondence with Sydney A. Sanders; bank and insurance statements; Ripon College PhD; National Register of Prominent Americans certificate; Box 9 Photograph booklet of unidentified woman (dancer?); Frances Dowdey notebooks; Flower-pin; painting (Dowdey self-portrait?); Frances Dowdey Master’s degree from University of Richmond Assorted newspaper clippings; Frances Dowdey correspondence; Box 10 Multiple magazines, including Ladies Home Journal, Iron Worker, Argosy, and Your Daily Horoscope; various newspaper clippings Extremely degraded manuscript; Box 12 Dowdey memoirs, circa 1975; book manuscripts; publisher correspondence; Personal photographs; Saturday Review of Literature; Box 13 Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings Scrapbooks of personal/travel photographs; Box 14 Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, press reviews, etc.; Box 15 Cassette recordings of Dowdey speeches; photo albums of personal life/family; publication manuscripts; OS Folder 1 Dowdey painting (likely self-portrait?) OS Folder 2 1957 poster for tour event with Dowdey; photograph; Dowdey painting Vol. 1 Scrapbook with photographs Vol. 2 Scrapbook with various clippings regarding Dowdey books Vol. 3 Scrapbook with newspaper clippings on Dowdey books