BOX II. 3
writings about Dix and her work; journal articles, research papers,
thesis, dissertations, books and videos
Folder 3 of 18
Scholarly writings about Dix and her work
“Footnote to History: The Wisdom of Dorothy Dix,” by Mary C. Mees. The
Historical New Orleans Collection Quarterly, Spring 2000, v. XVIII, (2)
2. “Featured Collection: The Dorothy Dix Collection, F.G.
Woodward Library, Austin Peay State University,” by Inga A. Filippo.
Tennessee Librarian, Fall 1995 v. 47(4) pp. 7-10.
Dorothy Dix,” by Carol Reuss. New Orleans Review, Spring 1988 pp. 77-83.
4. “Should I Help A Gentleman On With His Coat? Dorothy Dix
1861-1951.” Their Adventurous Will, by Diane M. Moore. Lafayette,
Louisiana, Academic Press, 1984, pp.42-54 (book chapter).
“Dorothy Dix: The Thirteenth Juror,” by Margaret Culley. International
Journal of Women’s Studies, v. 2 (4) pp.349-357.
Confessor to Millions:’ The Life and Work of Dorothy Dix,” by Lee Wilson
(chapter title of book in progress by Lee Wilson).
Meriwether Gilmer 1861-1951 Columnist Dorothy Dix.” More Than
Petticoats-Remarkable Tennessee Women, by Susan Sawyer. Helena, Montana,
Falcon Publishing, Inc., 2000, pp.59-70 (book chapter).
Women Writers of 19th Century New Orleans,” by Danella Hero,
writer-producer. Dix is one of four writers portrayed in the special
local TV program. The four women depicted (in order of appearance) are:
Eliza Poitevant Nicholson (Pearl Rivers), poet and newspaper publisher
of Times-Picayune (hired Dorothy Dix to write for the paper), the
prolific writer Grace King, and Dorothy Dix, journalist and syndicated
columnist. Fine Hour of TV Program Production, New Orleans January 24,
1988 (item in VII.3, 1).
9. Eliza Nicholson, Elizabeth Gilmer,
and The New Orleans Picayune, 1876-1901, by Dallas Criss. Thesis to the
Graduate School of the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, 1994. Selected pages of the thesis in the collection; table
of contents, works cited, notes, parts of chapters and the epilogue
10. Between the Sheets: An Exploration of Sex in
20th Century Advice Columns, by Alison Squire. Thesis to the Department
of American Studies of Amherst College in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Distinction.
Amherst, Massachusetts, May 7, 2004.
11. “Sob-Sisterhood: Dorothy
Dix and the Feminist Origins of the Advice Column,” by Margaret Culley,
University of Massachusetts. Southern Studies, 1977 v.16 (2) pp.201-210.
12. Great Women of the Press, by Madelon Golden Schlipp and
Sharon M. Murphy. Southern Illinois University Press. Carbondale and
Edwardsville. 1983. Dorothy Dix and Eliza Nicholson are covered in two
separate chapters with references.
13. “Sob Sisterhood
Revisited,” by Jean Marie Lutes. American Literary History, 2003 v.15
(3) pp. 504-532.
14. “All of a Place: The Literary Soil of Todd
County,” by Joy Bale Boone. Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
1992 v.90 (4) pp. 368-376.
15. “The Life of Dorothy Dix and Her
Columns as Evidence of the Inherent Flaws In the Form of the Advice
Column,” by Lillian Campbell. Villanova University, 2006. Research paper
comparing Dix’s life and columns to Nathaniel West’s novella Miss
Lonelyhearts which is about the fall of an advice columnist.
“Dorothy Dix Talks,” by Hermann B. Deutsch, July 10, 1937. Post
Biographies Of Famous Journalists, John Drewry, ed., The University of
Georgia Press, Athens, 1942.
17. “What Every Girl Should Know.”
Gibson Girls And Suffragists, by Catherine Gourley. Twenty-First Century
Books, Minneapolis, 2008 (book cover sample included).
“Confidential to America: Newspaper advice columns and sexual
education,” by David Gudelunas, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2004
(418 p. dissertation; copy of abstract in collection).
The available venues for public discourse concerning sexuality in
America can be separated into two broad categories. The first is formal
curricula, represented most notably by "official" school- and
community-based sexual education programs. The second is informal
curricula, particularly the mass media. This dissertation proposes to
examine one of the most widely available (and popular) sites of
convergence of these two venues: the newspaper advice column. By
offering a historical analysis of the cultural reluctance to, and indeed
prohibitions on, speaking openly about matters pertaining to sexuality
America, and the traditional lack of venues for this type of discourse,
the newspaper advice column is situated as a critical site for learning
about, discussing and debating issues of sexuality. The newspaper advice
column is argued to be one of the most widely available forums for
"sexual education" that includes topics of marriage, dating,
relationship patterns, sexual practices and sexual orientation.
19. “Queen of Heartaches: The Newspaper Advice Columnists as Icon
Journalist,” by Julie A. Golia, Ph.D., Columbia University, 2009.
How did America’s first generation of advice columnists delineate
their professional standards and their high-profile public personas? As
leaders in a new, as-yet-undefined field of journalism, early columnists
carved out a distinctly, even proudly female niche of interpersonal
reportage. In this paper, Julie Golia examines the impact of “soft news”
female reporters on the profession of journalism, arguing that advice
columnists both widened and limited options for women journalists.
20. Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist. Dir. Joe Mendes. Prod.
Kathy Lee Heuston, Dan Humberd, and David Ellison. By Inga A. Filippo.
Perf. Anna Filippo, Sara Gotcher and David von Palko. Austin Peat State
21. “Is Everyone Happy?” Dorothy Dix. The
March of Time: Post-War Problems and Solutions. Prod. Louis de Rochemont.
Time Magazine Newsreel, 1936. VHS.
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