BOX XIII. 1 – Dix collection administration and
Folder 1 of 6
Administrative and procurement
correspondence between Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., Information Services
Librarian at APSU, and the Tennessee State Library and Archives,
Nashville, T.N., the National Archives and Records Service in
Washington, D.C., the Special Materials Division of the Library of
Congress, and the University Libraries Social Welfare History Center of
the University of Minnesota.
Letter dated 2007 from Ms. Daisy
VanDenburgh, great niece of Dorothy Dix, to Inga Filippo, curator of the
Dorothy Dix Collection. Ms. VanDenburgh granted $10,000 in praise of the
established Dorothy Dix Collection for use “as desired” to continue the
legacy of her great aunt Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer. An endowed
scholarship was formed to acknowledge an APSU Dix student scholar.
Annually a $500 scholarship is awarded to an outstanding APSU
journalism/communication student having contributed to the research on
the writings by Dorothy Dix.
The box’s major content is the
correspondence between Arthur Goldsmith, Jr. and Huntington Patch and
other APSU administrators including the letter written by the head
librarian of the F.G. Woodward Library, Johnny Givens, who initiated the
search for writings by local authors unique to the region. There are a
few items pertaining to publicity information about the Dorothy Dix
collection attainment. Titles scripted as in original articles.
1. Fifteen miscellaneous items including the postal delivery receipt
for the first part of the Dix collection delivered to APSU on September
8, 1969; book plates from the “Library of A. Huntington Patch;” postcard
from the Library of Congress thanking Mr. Goldsmith for the data sheets
on the Dix collection for inclusion in the National Union Catalog and a
few display signs used when showing the Dix collection to the campus and
Clarksville communities, APSU, 1969-1977.
2. Document stating
holdings of letters, newspaper clippings, and travel diaries (1919-33)
of Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer. Directory of Repositories, Tennessee
State Library and Archives, nd.
3. Holding summary of the
Dorothy Dix, Milton Henry and the Hillman Land & Iron Company
collections available at the APSU Archives. National Archives and
Records Service, APSU, February 26, 1981 (5 pieces).
Correspondence between Ms. Patricia Hodges, department of special
collections, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY., and Mr.
Arthur Goldsmith Jr., special collection librarian, APSU, relating the
Dix collection content, November 28, 1984 and December 6, 1984 (3
5. Letter to the editor, Harriett Ostroff, of the
Manuscripts Section, Cataloging Division of the Library of Congress
concerning the size of the Dix collection. Arthur Goldsmith Jr., APSU,
April 12, 1983.
6. Letter to Arthur Goldsmith, Jr. about Dix
collection records having been corrected for use in the National Union
Catalog of Manuscript Collections entries. Harriett Ostroff, editor,
NUCMC Manuscript Section, March 4, 1983.
7. Letter to the
editor, Harriett Ostroff, of the Manuscript Section, Cataloging Division
of the Library of Congress about corrected entry records for the Union
Catalog with attached corrected data. Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., APSU,
February 2, 1983 (3 pieces).
8. Letter to Arthur Goldsmith, Jr.
about the Dorothy Dix collection records that were published in the 1979
volume of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Harriett
Ostroff, editor of the National Union Catalog of Manuscripts Section,
January 12, 1983.
9. Letter to the National Historical
Publications and Records Commission, National Archives and Records
Service, Washington, D.C. about additions to the records of the Dorothy
Dix collection. Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., APSU, December 10, 1981.
10. Document stating the second donation of the papers of Elizabeth
Meriwether Gilmer to the Felix G. Woodward Library, Austin Peay State
University. Signed by Arthur Goldsmith Jr., November 25, 1981 (2
11. Dix collection data sheet for The National Union
Catalog of Manuscript Collections. Arthur Goldsmith, Jr., APSU, November
14, 1977 (3 pieces plus 6 catalog cards).
12. Letter to Arthur
Goldsmith, Jr. regarding Dix collection description for the Women’s
History Sources Survey. Andrea Hiding, curator, August 2, 1978, July 27,
April 1976 and July 27, 1977 (3 different correspondences, 7 pieces).
13. Letter to Arthur Goldsmith, Jr. stating that Elizabeth
Meriwether Gilmer is not on the list of authors qualifying for inclusion
in the American Literary Manuscripts. J. Albert Robbins, chairman,
committee on manuscript holdings, English department, Indiana
University, Bloomington, April 18, 1975 (6 pieces).
from Daisy VanDenburgh to Inga Filippo stating how impressed she was
with the creation and procurement of the Dorothy Dix Collection.
VanDenburgh visited Clarksville and Austin Peay State University and was
given a special showing of the Dorothy Dix Collection earlier in 2007.
In the letter Ms. VanDenburgh also mentions that her daughter-in-law
Sherry VanDenburgh will call next week “to see how to handle a donation
to farther your efforts” with the Dorothy Dix Collection. June 1, 2007.
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