Papers of Dorothy Van Ess, 1905-1975
Correspondence, manuscript and typescript drafts of articles, speeches, etc., of Dorothy Van Ess, missionary in the Middle East.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
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.
Extent1 linear feet (1 carton)
The collection includes correspondence; manuscript and typescript drafts of articles, talks, and books; journals; photographs; and notes on Islamic culture and tradition.
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.
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.
- Box 1: 1-39
Preliminary inventory: June 1980
By: Sharon M. Vardamis
- Van Ess, Dorothy. Papers of Dorothy Van Ess, 1905-1975: A Finding Aid
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