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Winnie Dodge papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012

Winnie Dodge papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012

Dodge, Winnie K., 1868-1939

Collection Information

Size: 0.4 linear feet

Summary: 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

Winnie K. Dodge (1868-1939) lived, with her husband, Walter L. Dodge, in the Dodge House, a home designed by architect Irving Gill, in West Hollywood, California, from the time until it was finished in 1916 until it was sold in 1924.

Provenance

Donated 2012 by Roger Humphries, who inherited the papers from an unknown relative who had ties to the Dodge family.

Related Materials

A Finding Aid to the Winnie Dodge Papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012, in the Archives of American Art
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Finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy
Scope and Contents note
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.
Biographical/Historical note
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.
Arrangement note
This collection is arranged as 1 series.
Series 1: Winnie Dodge Papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)
Provenance
Donated 2012 by Roger Humphries, who inherited the papers from an unknown relative who had ties to the Dodge family.
Processing Information note
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.

Additional Forms Available

Digital copies of photographs are also available on compact disc.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Winnie Dodge papers, circa 1913-1931, 2010-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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