BOX VII. 4 – Newspaper career - general
Folder 4 of 14
General information about Dix’s work, presentations etc., newspaper
clippings and clippings from her scrap book.
1. “Decades of Dix.” Time, April 20, 1936 (2 copies).
2. “Miss Dix – When Arthur Brisbane died, he was reported to have a
circle of 25,000,000 readers…No. 2 in the number of readers is Dorothy
Dix.” The Literary Digest, v. 123 April 17, 1937.
3. “New Orleans, in seeking out its first citizen…chooses Dorothy Dix.”
Houston Texas Post Dispatch, nd.
4. “Is there a Real Dorothy Dix? Yes…,” ns.,nd.
5. “Life Goes Calling on Dorothy Dix – Lovelorns’ No. 1 adviser lives in
New Orleans.” Photos of Dix’s home on Prytania, and photo of mailman
delivering mail to Dix’s home.
6. “HEART SPECIALIST.” CORONET, p. 28. nd.
7. ”A century of advice. Long before Miss Manners and twins Abigail Van
Buren and Ann Landers were even born, Dorothy Dix was advising America’s
unhappy, confused and isolated…Her advice began 100 years ago on July
11, 1896, in The New Orleans Picayune…” U.S. News & World Report, July
8. “Dorothy Dix - First Draft of Dear Dorothy Dix,” ns., nd.
9. “Dorothy Dix, to many people, is only a name. Some think she’s a
he…,” by Virginia Safford, New Orleans, Tuesday, February 18, 1941, ns.
10. “Dorothy Dix Really Interested Readers.” Up and Down the Street, by
the Want-Ad Reporter, The Times-Picayune, March 22, 1952.
11. “Dorothy Dix…started compiling births and deaths for The New Orleans
Daily Picayune for $6.00 a week…” The Times –Picayune, January 12, 1951.
12. ”Today On The Union Pacific…they are told that Nellie Bly was the
best reporter of her day and Dorothy Dix is the best reporter living…,”
by Arthur Brisbane. Baltimore American, February 22, 1927.
13. “Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (Dorothy Dix),” by Whitney R. Mundt.
Dictionary of Literary Biography, v. 29 p. 113-120.
14. “Columnists On Parade IV Dale Carnegie,” by Margaret Marshall. The
Nation, March 19, 1938, p. 325.
15. “Columnists On Parade,” by Margaret Marshall. “McIntyre, who has
just died, had the widest circulation of all with the possible exception
of Dorothy Dix, who is an exception any way you look at it. (She is a
real person and has been advising the lovelorn since the nineties.) The
Nation, February 26, 1938, p. 246.
16. Australia’s own Dorothy Dix is Mary Marlowe. Manly Daily
(Australia), June 1, 2003; June 25, 2003; June 28, 2003. Dix mentioned
in three separate Nationwide News Pty Limited articles about Marlowe.
17. Who’s Who? Answers to Who’s Who? 11 famous people’s names matched
with their pen names, Dix among others. Collier’s, October 20, 1945.
18. “Dear Miss Dix …last week when Dorothy Dix turned 50, her creator
was a lively 75. Both were still going strong. ” Brief overview of her
career coupled with a good photo of her at “75,” ns., nd.
19. “CLOSE-UPS, Mother Confessor,” Brief overview of her life and
newspaper career. THE NEW ORLEAN, nd. (one page, part of an article).
20. “Throng Listens Spellbound To Address of Dorothy Dix,” by O.B.
Keller. Dix’s speech at the opening of the Georgia Press Conference,
University of Georgia, Athens. Athens, GA, Feb. 21, 1935 (from her scrap
21. “Brilliant Group Opens Georgia’s Press Institute – Overflow Throng
Attends Talks by Dorothy Dix and Robert Ripley,” by Walter Paschall,
[Atlanta] Journal staff correspondent. Athens, GA., Feb., 21, 1935 (from
her scrap book).
22. “The World’s Greatest Expert On Human Relations! Dorothy Dix – She
has solved problems of a million unhappy people! Write to he…and let her
solve your problem! Dorothy Dix has more than sixty million readers in
five continents. Her entertaining column appears every day in the Daily
News Index,” ns.,nd. (from her scrap book).
23. “First Lady of the South.” The Times-Picayune New Orleans States,
Sunday, October 26, 1941 (from her scrap book).
24. “Dorothy Dix Greeted Here By Barrage of Questions,” by J.S. Pope.
Photo with text Atlanta [Journal] GA, Feb., 20, 1935] (from her scrap
25. “Dorothy Dix Recalls Start – Dorothy Dix, One of the Picayune’s Most
Brilliant ‘Alumne.’” Tells about her serving as the editor of the
women’s department of the Picayune deom 1896 to 1901, and contributed a
series of articles called ‘Dorothy Dix Talks.’” The Times-Picayune,
January 25, 1937 (from her scrap book).
26. Six articles on the same scrap book page. 1,“Dorothy Dix Director –
a great woman to the directorate of a great journal,…The Times-Picayune
feels that in securing Dorothy Dix’s cooperation in this new direction
it has made, if the expression may be transferred from news to
personnel, a very important journalistic ‘scoop,’” ns.,nd. 2, “Dorothy
Dix Returns…from South America,” ns.,nd. 3, “Dorothy Dix Honored by
Filipino Women,” by Walter Robb. Special Cable. To The Chicago Daily
News Foreign Service. Copyright, 1931, The Chicago Daily News, Inc. 4,
“Dorothy Dix’s Guests,” her sister Mary from Chicago and family visiting
Dix in New Orleans, ns.,nd. 5, “Writer Honored,” at the Le Petit Salon,
ns.,nd. 6, untitled article about Dix being the “smartest and best
female reporter except perhaps Nelly Bly until she turned from great
reporting to biological philosophy,” ns.,nd. (from her scrap book).
27. “31 Comics Among 62 Features Surviving Since Before 1920 – Amazing
number of Old-timers Still Popular…,” by Robert U. Brown. Editor &
Publisher, March 19, 1939. Dix the oldest of the 62 (from her scrap
28. “As ‘Dorothy Dix’ Gives Graphic account of the Manner in Which She
Entered the Newspaper Field.” [Chicago Sun] September 23, 1906 (from her
29. “Decades of Dix.” Time, April 20 1936 (from her scrap book).
30. “Dorothy Dix – The Lady of the Understanding Heart,” head line on
the front cover. McCall’s, January 1930 (from her scrap book).
31. “In this issue – Dorothy Dix,” head line on the front cover. Woman’s
Day, May 1938 (from her scrap book).
32. “Columnist influenced generation.” Bicentennial Profile, Tennessee
200 Bicentennial Celebration 1796-1996. The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville,
Tenn., Monday, March 4, 1996.
33. “Dorothy Dix says: ‘Don’t Let Love Die Because Of A Shabby Home,’”
ns.,nd. (from her scrap book).
34. “Nellie Bly, ablest American newspaper woman excepting perhaps
Dorothy Dix, went around the world…,” part of an article, ns.,nd.
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