Dorothy Fay Gould papers, 1915-1971  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gould, Dorothy Fay
Title
Dorothy Fay Gould papers
Dates
1915-1971 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.34 cubic foot plus 1 vertical file
Collection Number
3172
Summary
Correspondence, diaries, financial records, and writings of Seattle writer Dorothy Fay Gould
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Dorothy Fay Gould (1890-1976), born Dorothy Wheaton Fay, was a writer and historian with a passion for Northwest history. Dorothy’s parents, John Purinton Fay (1861-1930) and Alice Ober Fay (1863-1948), relocated to Seattle from Massachusetts in 1889.

Dorothy attended Broadway High School in Seattle before moving to Bryn Mawr, PA to attend The Baldwin School, followed by Vassar College in New York for her undergraduate degree. In 1912, Dorothy returned to Seattle and began teaching English at the University of Washington. She soon met her husband, professor and architect Carl Frelinghuysen Gould, and married in 1915. Dorothy continued her education, earning her Master’s degree in English from the University of Washington in 1937.

Dorothy was fascinated by Northwest history. She lectured and wrote extensively on the topic. In 1932, Dorothy published The Indian Attack on Seattle, a work of historical editing that compiled information from Thomas Phelps’s written account of the Battle of Seattle. Her most famous publication, Beyond the Shining Mountains, published in 1938, was a history of the Northwest. In addition, Dorothy utilized lantern slides and kinescopes to lecture on Northwest History, and frequently presented on television and radio programs.

Dorothy was active in many civic and social organizations related to history, art, architecture, and gardening. She acted as a founding member of the Seattle Historical Society and served as historian for the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, Washington Branch. She was also active in the Sunset and University Women’s clubs, as well as numerous social circles.

Carl and Dorothy Fay Gould had three children, Carl Jr., Anne, and John, all of whom remained in the Seattle area. The family spent much of their time in the Bainbridge Island and Lynn Street homes, designed by Carl Gould. Dorothy died in 1976.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Correspondence, notes, drawings, diaries, financial records, ephemera, and writings (including drafts of Beyond the Shining Mountains).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 3172-001: Dorothy Fay Gould papers, circa 1961-1970Return to Top

0.14 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes.

Large number of notes concerning Indian petroglyphs in Washington State. A manuscripts by A.L. Erickson speculates on the Slavic origin of Northwest Indian words, and on the Second Bering Expedition [1974?].

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Received 3/26/1981.

Description
Dorothy Fay Gould papers

Accession No. 3172-002: Dorothy Fay Gould papers, 1937-1971Return to Top

1 vertical file

Scope and Content: Incoming letters, primarily notes, writings.

Notes/memos of day book of an amateur author. A few writings and also criticism from Famous Writers School.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Received 5/10/1982.

Description
Dorothy Fay Gould papers

Accession No. 3172-003: Dorothy Fay Gould papers, 1922-1959Return to Top

0.69 cubic foot

Scope and Content: Correspondence, financial records, writings, drawings, notes, photographs, clippings, ephemera.

Final draft and earlier drafts of her monograph, "Beyond the Shining Mountains," published in 1938. Other writings and notes for writings.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Records stored offsite; advance notice required for use.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

Acquisition Info: Donated by Carl F. Gould Jr., 3/31/1987.

Description
Dorothy Fay Gould papers

Accession No. 3172-004: Dorothy Fay Gould papers, 1915-1949Return to Top

0.51 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Diary (1935-1939), guest register for Topsfield on Bainbridge Island, and incomplete manuscript pages of Beyond the Shining Mountains.

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use: Creator's literary rights retained. Contact Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Anne Gould Hauberg, 2011-07-18

Description
Dorothy Fay Gould papers

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indian art--North America
  • Indians of North America--Washington (State)
  • Petroglyphs--Washington (State)
  • Personal Names :
  • Erickson, Alvin L.--Correspondence
  • Gould, Dorothy Fay--Archives
  • Phelps, Thomas Stowell, 1822-1901
  • Geographical Names :
  • Northwest, Pacific--History
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Drawings
  • Lectures
  • Sound recordings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)