BOX III. 19 – Writings by Dix – series - MIRANDY

Folder 19 of 22

86 items

Newspaper clippings of the Mirandy articles published in newspapers and magazines across the United States and in Great Britain between 1905 and 1920. The writings are expressed in Negro dialect and their brand of “folk-wisdom” which might be seen today as demeaning to blacks, but in their day the Mirandy stories were popular enough to be regular features in newspapers and in such magazines as Good Housekeeping and Cosmopolitan. The Mirandy stories were later compiled into two volumes, 1914 and 1925.

The following is a listing of articles at hand in the Dorothy Dix collection, it also includes articles from the Dix’s scrap book and an adaptation of Mirandy on Christmas (#86).

The Mirandy articles are in folder III. 19; the photo copies of the articles are in folder III.19a, and the bibliographic information (hand written on cards) are in folder III.19b.

Titles recorded as cited in article.

1. “Mirandy on American Chivalry,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

2. “Mirandy on Art,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

3. “Mirandy as an Aid to Matrimony,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

4. “Mirandy on Bachelors,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

5. “Mirandy on Being Good by Proxy,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

6. “Mirandy on Blessings in Disguise,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

7. “Mirandy on Buying a Hat,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, Thursday, April 16, 1908.

8. “Mirandy on the Sylph,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

9. “Mirandy on Comparisons,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson, ns.,nd.

10. “Mirandy on Compulsonary Marriages,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, Tuesday, December 14, 1909.

11. “Mirandy on Lovers’ Catechism,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by TSA. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

12. “Mirandy Revising the Ten Commandments,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1911.

13. “Mirandy on the Advantages of Invalidism,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by EW Kemble [Good Housekeeping, April 1912]

14. “Mirandy on the Muck Rake,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Swinnerton. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

15. “Mirandy on the Scientific Estimate of Women,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, December 21, 1909.

16. “Mirandy on Vanity,” by Dorothy Dix. Drawing by Kerr. Chicago Sunday Examiner, June 2, 1907.

17. “Mirandy on Woman’s Lack of Backbone,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

18. “Mirandy on Woman’s Influence,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by HBM, ns., nd.

19. “Mirandy on Happiness,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1905.

20. “Mirandy on the Mothers’ Congress,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated by Swinnerton. American Journal Examiner, 1906 (from her scrap book).

21. “The Wisdom of Mirandy. A Woman Rival to the Famed Mr. Dooley. ‘Mirandy’ on the Superiority of Woman. ‘Mirandy’ on Race Suicide. The Best Ex Use for Lazy Women. Tactful Management of Husbands.” Daily Mail, February 6, 1906 (from her scrap book).

22. “Mirandy on Ladies,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1906 (from her scrap book).

23. “Mirandy on Choosing a Husband,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, nd. (from her scrap book).

24. “Mirandy on Christmas,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by E.W. Kemble (from her scrap book) [Good Housekeeping, December 1912].

25. “Mirandy on Appreciation,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by E.W. Kemble. Good Housekeeping (from her scrap book) [November 1919].

26. “Mirandy on Mothers,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by E.W. Kemble Good Housekeeping (from her scrap book) [May, 1918].

27. “Mirandy on Giving Advice,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Johnson, ns.,nd (from her scrap book).

28. “Mirandy on the Happy Married Life,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1905.

29. “Mirandy on Matrimonial Experience,” by Dorothy Dix. Chicago Evening American, May 6, 1908.

30. “Mirandy on Women’s Necessities,” by Dorothy Dix. Chicago Evening American, May 8, 1908.

31. “Mirandy on Woman’s Place In America,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Johnson. Chicago Evening American, June 10, 1908.

32. “Mirandy on the Choice of Life Partners,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

33. “Mirandy on New Year Resolutions,” by Dorothy Dix. Photo of Dix in Chicago Evening American nd. [Good Housekeeping January 1913].

34. “Mirandy on Elevating the Tone of Family Life,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson, ns., nd.

35. “Mirandy on the Cultivation of Memory,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, November 30, 1909.

36. “Mirandy on the Deceits of Courtship,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson, ns., nd.

37. “Mirandy on Woman’s Place in the Domestic Economy," by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson, ns.,nd.

38. “Mirandy on Microbes,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

39. “Mirandy on the Rich,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated. American Examiner, 1907.

40. “Mirandy on Getting Into Society,” by Dorothy Dix. American Examiner, 1907.

41. “Mirandy on Kissing,” by Dorothy Dix [Good Housekeeping, October 1914].

42. “Mirandy on Mothers-in-Law,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Johnson, ns.,nd.

43. “Mirandy and the Idle Wife,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1911. Great Britain rights reserved.

44. “Mirandy on Using Pet Names,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Johnson. American Journal Examiner, 1908.

45. “Mirandy on Comfort in Clothes,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by HB Marlin. American Examiner, 1907.

46. “Mirandy on Parental Interference,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by HB Marlin. Chicago Sunday Examiner, October 6, 1907.

47. “Mirandy on Parental Responsibility,” by Dorothy Dix. Chicago Evening American, February 26, 1908.

48. “Mirandy on Superstition,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, November 16, 1909.

49. “Mirandy on Selfishness of Wives,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American. March 1, 1910.

50. “Mirandy on Mercenary Marriages,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

51. “Mirandy on Conversation,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1905.

52. “Mirandy on the Man and the Dress Question,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

53. “Mirandy on the Equality of the Sexes,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

54. “Mirandy on Growing Old,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

55. “Mirandy on Taxing Bachelors,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated. American Journal Examiner, 1911. Great Britain rights reserved.

56. “Mirandy on Woman’s Influence,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by HBM. ns.,nd.

57. “Mirandy on Meanness,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

58. “Mirandy on Little Tin Gods,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

59. “Mirandy on the Homicide Habit,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

60. “Mirandy on the Elocutionist,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

61. “Mirandy on Good Resolutions,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

62. “Mirandy on Longevity,” by Dorothy Dix, ns.,nd.

63. “Mirandy on Love,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1905.

64. “Mirandy on the Managing Mother,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

65. “Mirandy on Giving,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

66. “Mirandy on the Luxury of Age,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Gus Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

67. “Mirandy on the Sunshine Society,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson.

68. “Mirandy on Trouble,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

69. “Mirandy on the American Husband,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated. American Journal Examiner, 1906

70. “Mirandy Discourses on Mental Suggestion,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson. Chicago Evening American, January 11, 1910.

71. “Mirandy on Widows,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

72. “Mirandy on Matrimonial Risks,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by HBM. American Examiner, 1907.

73. “Mirandy on Widowers’ Wooing,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated, ns.,nd.

74. “Mirandy on the Ethics of Clothes,” by Dorothy Dix, ns.,nd.

75. “Mirandy on Feminine Influence,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by G. Mager. American Journal Examiner, 1906.

76. “Mirandy on Trial Divorces,” by Dorothy Dix. American Journal Examiner, 1907.

77. “Mirandy on the School for Wives,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated, ns.,nd.

78. “Mirandy on the Infant Phenomenon,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Merle Johnson, ns.,nd.

79. “Mirandy on the Pleasures of Travel,” by Dorothy Dix, ns.,nd.

80. “Mirandy on the New Cure for Nerves,” by Dorothy Dix, ns.,nd.

81. “Mirandy on Large Families,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated. American Journal Examiner, 1911.

82. “Mirandy on Romance,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by Kemble. Good Houskeeping, October [1917].

83. “Mirandy on Causes of Divorce,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustrated. American Journal Examiner, 1911. Great Britain rights reserved.

84. “Mirandy on The Discouragements of Philanthropy,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by E.W. Kemble. Good Housekeeping, March [1918].

85. “Mirandy on Women,” by Dorothy Dix. Illustration by E.W. Kemble. Good Housekeeping, April [1919].

86. “Lore & Legend: A Christmas Story adapted from Mirandy on Christmas,” by Rubye Patch. The Leaf-Chronicle, Cumberland Lore, December 2, 2009.


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