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Josephine Hungerford Dodds papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RS 21/7/134

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Dodds’ recollections of her childhood experience and fascination with Iowa State College (University)’ s Old Main and Farm House buildings during the end of the nineteenth century, her alumni records, newspaper clippings about her family, and correspondence. Also included is a photograph of the author at age eleven with her three year-old brother in front of Old Main, which burned in 1900 and 1902.


  • 1901-1983, undated

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Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Josephine Hungerford was born on October 5, 1889 to Mary (Mollie) Maclean and John Boyd Hungerford (ISU, 1877) in Columbus City, Iowa. She received her B.S. (1911) from Iowa State College (University) in economics with a minor in French.

Hungerford married John Simpson Dodds (ISU, 1912) on October 9, 1913. Together they had four children: Robert Hungerford (ISU, 1937), born in 1914, John Parry (ISU, 1939) in 1917, Katherine (ISU, 1940) in 1918, and Mary Sophia (ISU, 1947) in 1925.

Dodds died February 4, 1983.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-manuscript box)

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

RS 21/7/134. Josephine Hungerford Dodds papers, 1901-1983, undated
January 15, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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