Dorothy Nichols Dolbey Papers
Scope and Content
This collection of Dorothy Nichols Dolbey's papers include speeches and campaign material.
- Creation: 1940-1973
- Dolbey, Dorothy Nichols (Person)
Language of Materials
The records are in English
Restrictions on Access
This collection is open for research.
Biography of Dorothy Nichols Dolbey
Dorothy Nichols Dolbey, Cincinnati's first female mayor, was a Cincinnati native and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. She was first elected to Cincinnati City Council in 1953 and was chosen to be Vice Mayor by the City Council. Upon the death of Mayor Edward Waldvogel, Dolbey served as acting mayor for eight months. Dolbey continued to serve on Cincinnati's City Council as a member of the Charter Party until 1961. Mrs. Dolbey was also highly active in civic and religious organizations including the Better Housing League, the Women's City Club, and the YWCA. She served as president of both the Cincinnati Council of Church Women United and the National Church Women United. Dolbey died in 1991.
Sources: "Dorothy Dolbey," Biographical File, University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library.; "Dorothy Dolbey, 82, City Leader," Cincinnati Post, 14 February 1991, Sec. A, p. 9.; Miller, Martha "Dorothy Dolbey, civic leader" Cincinnati Enquirer, 14 February 1991, Sec. D, p. 4.
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Papers of a Cincinnati civic activist and politician, including speeches and campaign material.
Statement of Arrangement
This collection is arranged into folders by topic.
- Guide to the Dorothy Nichols Dolbey Papers, 1940-1973
- Edited Full Draft
- Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books Staff
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- Finding aid written in English