Guide to the Dorothy Carew Papers

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Carew, Dorothy, 1910-1973
Title: Dorothy Carew papers
Dates: 1962-1969 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (1 container)
Collection Number: Ax 848
Summary: Dorothy Carew (1910-1973) was a writer, journalist and traveler of the United States and Europe. She served as a United Press correspondent in Paris and was the first female financial journalist for the Associated Press. Her papers include drafts, research notes, completed manuscripts and correspondence for each of her books, titled respectively The Netherlands and Portugal.
Repository: University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
Contact Information: UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Dorothy Carew (1910-1973) was a journalist and writer. Her place and date of birth are unknown. She attended college at the College of New Rochelle and the University of Wisconsin, graduating from the school of journalism of Ohio State University. She married her husband, Joseph S. Rosapepe in 1939, retaining her maiden name, and had two children with him.

Carew was distinguished by having been the first woman financial writer for the Associated Press. During her journalism career she was a United Press correspondent in Paris, and the editor in chief of the Grolier Encyclopedia Year Book. Throughout her writing career, she traveled extensively in the United States and Europe, which inspired her two books: The Netherlands in 1965 and Portugal in 1969. The last few years of her life she lived in Washington D.C. and worked for the Internal Revenue Service's publications branch. Carew died of cancer June 14, 1973.

Content Description

The Dorothy Carew Papers includes all of her materials relating to writing and publishing her books The Netherlands and Portugal, specifically correspondence, research notes, drafts, revisions and the complete manuscript for her book The Netherlands, and correspondence, drafts, revisions, research notes, and the complete manuscript as well as an outline for the book and galley and page proofs for Portugal.

While the collection is a complete record of Carew's books, it does not contain any of her considerable body of work as a journalist.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Dorothy Carew Papers, Ax 848, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: The Netherlands

Subseries: Manuscripts

Subseries: Correspondence

Series: Portugal

Subseries: Manuscripts

Subseries: Correspondence

Acquisition Information :  

Gift of Dorothy Carew in 1978.

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by processing staff, May 1979.

Detailed Description of the Collection

The Netherlands
1 1 The Netherlands
1 2 The Netherlands
1 3 The Netherlands
1 4 The Netherlands
1 5 The Netherlands
1 6 The Netherlands
1 7 Correspondence: Outgoing 1962-1965
1 8 Correspondence: Incoming 1963-1963

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1 9 Portugal
1 10 Portugal
1 11 Portugal
1 12 Portugal
1 13 Portugal
1 14 Portugal
1 15 Portugal
1 16 Correspondence: Outgoing 1966-1968
1 17 Correspondence: Incoming 1966-1968

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  • Personal Names :
  • Carew, Dorothy
  • Carew, Dorothy--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Netherlands--Description and travel
  • Portugal--Description and travel
  • Subject Terms :
  • Publishers and publishing--United States
  • Women authors, American--20th century
  • Women journalists--United States
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Manuscripts for publication

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