Size: 0.4 Linear feet; 0.572 Gigabytes
Summary: The papers of Winnie Dodge measure 0.4 linear feet and 0.572 GB 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, photographs, and digital materials.
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.
Donated in 2012 by Roger Humphries, who inherited the papers from an unknown relative who had ties to the Dodge family.
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.