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COLLECTION Identifier: 88-M160--93-M177

Additional papers of Dorothy Rodgers, 1921-1992


Addenda to the papers (87-M118--87-M195) of Dorothy Rodgers, writer and inventor.


  • Creation: 1921-1992

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

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.


.42 linear feet ((1 file box) plus 1 folio folder, 1 folio+ folder, 3 photograph folders)

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.


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).

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.

Related Material:

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

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: July 1997

By: Susan von Salis

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
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