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Dorothy Carew papers

Identifier: Ax 848

Scope and Contents note

The Dorothy Carew Papers includes all of her materials relating to writing and publishing her books The Netherlands and Portugal, specifically correspondence, research notes, drafts, revisions and the complete manuscript for her book The Netherlands, and correspondence, drafts, revisions, research notes, and the complete manuscript as well as an outline for the book and galley and page proofs for Portugal.

While the collection is a complete record of Carew's books, it does not contain any of her considerable body of work as a journalist.


  • 1962-1969


Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use note

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical/Historical note

Dorothy Carew (1910-1973) was a journalist and writer. Her place and date of birth are unknown. She attended college at the College of New Rochelle and the University of Wisconsin, graduating from the school of journalism of Ohio State University. She married her husband, Joseph S. Rosapepe in 1939, retaining her maiden name, and had two children with him.

Carew was distinguished by having been the first woman financial writer for the Associated Press. During her journalism career she was a United Press correspondent in Paris, and the editor in chief of the Grolier Encyclopedia Year Book. Throughout her writing career, she traveled extensively in the United States and Europe, which inspired her two books: The Netherlands in 1965 and Portugal in 1969. The last few years of her life she lived in Washington D.C. and worked for the Internal Revenue Service's publications branch. Carew died of cancer June 14, 1973.


1.5 linear feet (1 container) : 1 record storage box

Language of Materials



Dorothy Carew (1910-1973) was a writer, journalist and traveler of the United States and Europe. She served as a United Press correspondent in Paris and was the first female financial journalist for the Associated Press. Her papers include drafts, research notes, completed manuscripts and correspondence for each of her books, titled respectively The Netherlands and Portugal.

Arrangement note

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: The Netherlands

Subseries: Manuscripts

Subseries: Correspondence

Series: Portugal

Subseries: Manuscripts

Subseries: Correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Dorothy Carew in 1978.

Processing Information note

Collection processed by processing staff, May 1979.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA