A Finding Aid to the Winnie Dodge Papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.dodgwinn
Creators:
Dodge, Winnie K. (Winnefred Kies), 1868-1939
Dates:
circa 1913-1931
2010-2012
Languages:
English
English
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear Feet
Repository:
The papers of Winnie Dodge measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1913 to 1931 and 2010 to 2012. The collection contains photographs of the Walter L. Dodge House in West Hollywood, CA and documents Winnie Dodge's life through travel journals, diaries, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of Winnie Dodge measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1913 to 1931 and 2010 to 2012. The collection contains photographs of the Walter L. Dodge House in West Hollywood, California and documents Winnie Dodge's life through travel journals, diaries, and photographs.
The photographs of the Walter L. Dodge House include views of the exterior and interior of the house as well as the grounds. Winnie Dodge's travel journals document the Second Great African Cruise taken in 1927 and the Round the World Cruise taken from 1929 to 1930. Dodge's diaries document her life from 1922 to 1930. One passport belonged to Luna Kies Steiner, Dodge's friend and travel companion. Photographs consist of three portraits, one art photograph, and a photograph of Dodge's son, Don, at age ten in 1913. Also included is one compact disc containing scans of photographs included in this collection, images from web sites, and historical information about the Dodge House.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged as 1 series.
  • Series 1: Winnie Dodge Papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Winnie K. Dodge (1868-1939) was married to Walter L. Dodge, who patented "Tiz", a medicine for tired feet. They had a son, Don, in 1903. The Dodge House, designed by architect Irving Gill, was built for the Dodges in 1916. Winnie and Walter eventually separated and sold the Dodge House in 1924. Winnie moved to 455 North Sycamore Avenue in Los Angeles. She traveled extensively to South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia, often traveling with friend Luna Kies Steiner.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2014. The collection has been minimally rearranged and retains the existing/original folder titles when possible. All materials have been rehoused in archival folders and boxes for long-term stability, but often staples and other fasteners have not been removed. Materials within folders have not been rearranged.
Author
Sarah Mundy
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated in 2012 by Roger Humphries, who inherited the papers from an unknown relative who had ties to the Dodge family.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use
The Winnie Dodge papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Winnie Dodge papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Archives of American Art also has material relating to the Walter L. Dodge house in the papers of architectual historian Esther McCoy, including a 1965 film created by McCoy as a part of her effort to save Dodge House from destruction.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Travel diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaries Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walter L. Dodge House (Los Angeles, Calif.) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Steiner, Luna Kies Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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