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Box 7 - Newspaper career - speeches and addresses

Folder 13 of 14

8 items

Pamphlet and selected newspaper articles.

1. “Recipient of Medal, Speakers at National Tuberculosis Parley…Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer (Dorothy Dix) told the delegates that she feared she was not equipped to speak to lung specialists since she is a ‘heart doctor.’ She explained that the only microbes with which she is actuated are the ‘love microbes’ and the kissing bugs.” The Times-Picayune, Thursday, April 23, 1936.

2. “Dorothy Dix – Georgia is delightfully honored…distinguished journalist …University in Athens…delivered the opening address at the 1935 State Press Institute,”1935, ns.

3. “What Women Like Best To Read In The Newspapers.” Address by Dix at the American Society of Newspaper Editors at their annual meeting in Washington, April 21st, 1939, (five page document).

4. “NEWSPAPER WOMEN MEET. Very Practical Convocation is Held at the Exposition. The Southern Writers Discuss Their Platform Work. Welcomed by Mrs. Kirkman. Entertained at Lunch by The Department.” Drawing of Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer with the text, “A bright Tennessean now on the staff of the New Orleans Picayune.” Mrs. Gilmer delivered a presentation on “The Southern Woman in Newspaper Work,” saying that it is not good for men to publish a paper alone, the work and the salaries should be divided among them in “every newspaper office in Dixie.” [New Orleans State, date is before 1901 while Dix worked for the Picayune]

5. About the speech Dix presented at the National Press Club in Washington under the auspices of the American Society of Newspaper Editors. “Dorothy Dix, grown old and mellow and still sweet and winsome, still waggish and wise, dominated the girl show. As she read a paper about her singular job she was surely a honey…All of us wanted to kiss her, not alone because she had performed so well, but because she was so pretty , but unlucky President William Allen White rapped for order at the wrong moment and the next item on the crowded program. That’s why we boys never get around to kissing Dorothy. She left the hall in high glee before anyone caught her, but we sensed nevertheless that in her heart of hearts she felt that she hadn’t missed much,” ns., nd.

6. “Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer (Dorothy Dix), of the Picayune, made one of the brightest and happiest speeches of the evening, in response to the toast, ‘Our Country’. Mrs. Gilmer said: ‘As a Tennessean by birth and a Louisiania by choice I feel it doubly my privilege to be present on this occasion… ‘Ladies’ said Mrs Gilmer in conclusion. ‘I give you ‘Our Country’ – It is moving on. She comes! She comes!” ns.,nd.

7. “A. OF C. COUNCIL HEARS ADDRESS BY DOROTHY DIX – Writer of Advice Features Reads Extracts from Daily Mail.” Roanoke Times & World-News [ca.3-19-59] (photo copy).

8. “Dorothy Dix Talks on Patriotism.” The Times-Picayune New Orleans States, January 10, 1943.