Guide to the Josephine Jewell Dodge Papers, 1873-1874

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Collection Summary

Repository: Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries
Creator: Dodge, Josephine Jewell, 1855-1928
Title: Josephine Jewell Dodge Papers
Dates: 1873-1874
Quantity: 0.2 cubic ft (1 box)
Abstract: 37 letters and 1 fragment to Mary Strong from Josephine Jewell (Dodge) while at Vassar; 8 letters and 1 fragment to Strong from Jewell while in Russia; and one letter and one fragment to Strong by Josephine's sister, Florence Jewell, describing social life and travel in Russia, where their father, Marshall Jewell, was U.S. Minister in St. Petersburg.
Forms of Materials: Correspondence.

Biographical Note

Josephine Marshall Jewell (1855-1928) entered Vassar in 1870 as a student in the preparatory department. She was a member of the college class of 1875, but she left in 1873 when her father, Marshall Jewell, was appointed minister to St. Petersburg by President Grant. The Jewell family lived in Russia for a year, where Josephine and her sister enjoyed a very gay social life. In 1873 Mr. Jewell was appointed Postmaster General, and the family returned to the United States. Josephine married Arthur M. Dodge in 1875, and became deeply interested in the child-care needs of working mothers. She was the founder of the Association of Day Nurseries of New York City in 1895, and three years later was the first president of the National Federation of Day Nurseries.

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Scope and Content Note

37 letters and 1 fragment to Mary Strong from Josephine Jewell (Dodge) while at Vassar; 8 letters and 1 fragment to Strong from Jewell while in Russia; and one letter and one fragment to Strong by Josephine's sister, Florence Jewell, describing social life and travel in Russia, where their father, Marshall Jewell, was U.S. Minister in St. Petersburg.

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Access and Use

Access

This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.

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Subject Headings

Names:

  • Dodge, Arthur M.
  • Jewell, Florence.
  • Strong, Mary.

Organizations:

  • Association of Day Nurseries of New York City.

Places:

  • Soviet Union--Description and travel.
  • Soviet Union--Social life and customs.
  • Vassar College--Students.

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Encoding Information

Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, March 2007.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Josephine Jewell Dodge Papers, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.

Processing Information

Original processing date unknown. Last updated by Laura Finkel, March 2007.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Percival Dodge, January 24, 1963.

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Container List

Letters from Josephine Jewell

Folder 1 Letters from Josephine Jewell at Vassar to Mary Strong, 1871 (13 letters)
Folder 2 Letters from Josephine Jewell at Vassar to Mary Strong, 1871 (TS of above)
Folder 3 Letters from Josephine Jewell at Vassar to Mary Strong, 1872, n.d. (24 letters, 1 fragment, 1 poem)
Folder 4 Letters from Josephine Jewell at Vassar to Mary Strong, 1872, n.d. (TS of above)
Folder 5 Letters from Josephine Jewell in St. Petersburg to Mary Strong, Sept. 1873, Apr. 1874, n.d. (8 letters, 1 fragment)
Folder 6 Letters from Josephine Jewell in St. Petersburg to Mary Strong, Sept. 1873, Apr. 1874, n.d. (TS of above)
Folder 7 Letters from Josephine Jewell in St. Petersburg to Mary Strong, Sept. 1873, Apr. 1874, n.d. (TS of above)
Folder 8 Letters from Josephine Jewell in St. Petersburg to Mary Strong, Sept. 1873, Apr. 1874, n.d. (TS, carbons of above)

Letters from Florence Jewell

Folder 9 Letters from Florence Jewell in St. Petersburg to Mary Strong, Jan. 1874, n.d. (1 letter, 1 fragment)
Folder 10 Letters from Florence Jewell in St. Petersburg to Mary Strong, Jan. 1874, n.d. (TS of above)
Folder 11 Letters from Florence Jewell in St. Petersburg to Mary Strong, Jan. 1874, n.d. (TS of above)

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