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Title
Martha Dodd papers Martha Dodd papers, 1898-1990 (bulk 1950-1990).
Type
Mixed Material
Language
English
English
Chinese
Czech
German
Russian
Spanish
Collection material in English, Chinese, Czech, German, Russian, and Spanish
Identified By
Lccn: mm91080875
Summary
Correspondence, writings, research materials, memoirs, genealogical materials, newspaper clippings, and other papers relating to Dodd's experiences (1933-1937) in Berlin with her father, William Edward Dodd, American ambassador to Germany; her exile (1957-1990) with her husband, Alfred Kaufman Stern, in Cuba and Czechoslovakia following their indictment for participation in Soviet espionage; and her writings on topics including the civil rights movement in the U.S., the Cold War, the Cuban revolution, and the conflict in Vietnam. Writings consist chiefly of newspaper and magazine articles written in Chinese, Czech, German, Russian, and Spanish; drafts of her books, including Through Embassy Eyes (1939) and Ambassador Dodd's Diary (1941); and drafts of screenplays by Dodd, Kay Fanin, and Ring Lardner. Significant items include love letters (1933-1938) in German to Dodd from Boris Winogradov, official at the Soviet embassy in Berlin; letters (1934-1936) from Mildred Harnack-Fish, an American executed in 1943 with her German husband for treason against Germany; and Dodd's eyewitness account of Soviet forces in Prague (1968).
Correspondents include Max Delbrück, W.E.B. Du Bois, Lion Feuchtwanger, Donald Klopfer, Corliss Lamont, Albert Maltz, Dexter Masters, H.L. Mencken, Arthur Miller, Otto Preminger, Letitia Ratner, George B. Roberts, Paul and Eslanda Goode (Essie) Robeson, William L. Shirer, Carleton Smith, Gale Sondergaard, José Venturelli, and Thomas Wolfe.
Also includes Alfred Kaufman Stern's papers relating chiefly to the Institute for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, Ill., his work as chairman of the Illinois State Housing Board, and his studies of public housing in Cuba and Eastern Europe.
Authorized Access Point
Dodd, Martha, 1908-1990. Martha Dodd papers, 1898-1990 (bulk 1950-1990)