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Photographs, 1934 (?) - 1967

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Dorothy Dow Butturff papers comprise 2 boxes of her correspondence used in McClure's book, as well as other letters and related manuscript material. Box 1 consists of correspondence from such White House worthies as Mrs. Roosevelt; James Roosevelt; Malvina Thompson; Edith Helm; and George T. Bye, Mrs. Roosevelt's literary agent. The major portion of the correpsondence deals with a book Mrs. Butturff has proposed to publish. Box 2 contains manuscript copes of Mrs. Butturff's letters as a white House social secretary from 1933 - 1945 as well as related materials (i.e. book reviews). Photographs of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt; Fala; Dorothy Dow; Malvina Thompson; Donald Dawson; the John F. Kennedys; and the Lyndon B. Johnsons are found in Box 1.


  • Other: 1934 (?) - 1967

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From the Collection: 1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Contains various White House photographs. Packet 1 Contains 8 photographs of Eleanor Roosevelt (in swimsuit); Sistie and Buzzie Roosevelt; Dorothy Dow Butturff; Malvinia Thompson, Earl Miller; Maude Gray; and the chauffeur's daughter at Hyde Park., Packet 2 Contains 1 photograph of Dorothy Dow Butturff (in swimsuit) at Hyde Park., Packet 3 Contains 1 photograph signed from Eleanor Roosevelt to Dorothy Dow Butturff in 1936, and used in her book., Packet 5 Contains 1 early kodacolor print of Franklin Roosevelt's funeral cortege in April, 1945., Packet 6 Contains 1 photograph signed from Donald Dawson, President Truman's personal assistant. Also includes a January 16, 1953 Government Standard newspaper clipping., Packet 7 Contains 1 photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1951 at Val-Kill cottage., Packet 8 Contains 1 photograph of the John F. Kennedy family in a church setting., Packet 9 Contains a color photograph of the Lyndon Baines Johnson family in 1967., Packet 10 Contains an artisitc plate depicting a fanciful scene of A Notre Dame gargoyle.

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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