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Burrow, Dorothy, Papers

 Collection — Container: M1983-04
Identifier: M1983-04

Scope and Contents

Personal papers, 1840-1979, including records as a student, 1916-1919; as a teacher at Pensacola High School, 1928-1967; memorabilia and letters about life at Florida State College for Women, 1919-1923; summer studies at Columbia, 1929; the University of Virginia, 1938; and the University of Wisconsin, 1930. Includes considerable family records of her parents, John McMillan Burrow and Nelle Agnes Barrington Burrow and other relatives including the Anderson, Burrow, Cresap, Pyle, and Vaughn families of Pensacola; the Barrington, Burrow, Conner families of Wabash, Indiana; and the Medbury and Phillips families of St. Mary's, Ohio.

Subject files include the First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola, 1917-1959, and the hurricanes of 1906 and 1926. Of special note are the letters of two brothers and a nephew of their studies at Annapolis Naval Academy (1920s, 1930s, and 1950s) and subsequent correspondence about life in the Navy, especially the Naval destroyer accident in 1938.

Additional items include a collection of paper dolls, 1910-1918, mostly from the Ladies Home Journal, and small collections of Christmas, Valentine, and Easter greeting cards, 1890s-1950.


  • created: 1840-1979
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/00/1983


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers, dependent on our compliance with U.S. Copyright Law, HIPPA requirements, donor agreements and other applicable state and federal statutes. Occasionally we may need to review a collection before permitting immediate access.

Conditions Governing Use

Digital photography, scanning, and photocopying of materials is prohibited. Permission may be granted by the Special Collections Librarian for such reprography dependent on issues of copyright, ownership, condition, donor agreements, etc. In general, staff do not make reproductions of copyright materials or materials for which title is not owned by the institution. Recent revisions in the U.S. Copyright Law extended the copyright of correspondence, letters, and other personal papers to the life of the author plus seventy years.


1489.00 items

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Arrangement Note

Arrangement is chronological.

Source of Acquisition

Ann Lett, Pensacola, Florida, from the estate of Dorothy Burrow, July 1983

Processing Information

Cataloged 07/22/1983

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Repository Details

Part of the UWF University Archives and West Florida History Center Repository

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