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Dorothy Nichols Dolbey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: US-76-4B

Scope and Content

This collection of Dorothy Nichols Dolbey's papers include files on Cincinnati political, civic, and religious issues, newspaper clippings, and Dolbey's speeches.

Dates

  • 1940-1974

Creator

Language of Materials

The records are in English

Restrictions on Access

This collection is housed in an offsite storage facility. Please contact the Archives and Rare Books Library at least one week prior to your visit to ensure adequate time for retrieval. The Archives and Rare Books Library can be reached by phone at 513-556-1959 or by email at archives@ucmail.uc.edu

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.

Extent

3 Linear Feet

Abstract

Papers, ca. 1940s-1974, including files on religious, civic and political issues, speeches, and newsclippings of a Cincinnati civic activist and politician.

Statement of Arrangement

This collection is arranged into folders by topic.

Physical Location

ARB - SWORD offsite storage

Related Material

The University of Cincinnati Archives and Rare Books Library also holds two other collections of Dorothy Dolbey's papers. The accession numbers for these collections are US-75-15 and US-76-4A. For more information on these collections, please see the Archives and Rare Books web page: http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/archives/collections/urban_coll.html

Title
Guide to the Dorothy Nichols Dolbey Papers, ca. 1940s-1974
Status
Edited Full Draft
Author
Finding aid prepared by Archives and Rare Books Library Staff
Date
2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Rare Books Library Repository

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P.O. Box 210113
Cincinnati Ohio 45221-0113
513-556-1959