Archives West Finding Aid
Table of Contents
Carolyn Brown Dodge Letters, 1938-1968
Overview of the Collection
- Dodge, Carolyn Brown
- Carolyn Brown Dodge Letters
- 1938-1968 (inclusive)19381968
- .4 cubic feet, (1 letter sized document box )
- Collection Number
- Handwritten letters by Carolyn Brown Dodge, and a few letters written by her mother Charlotta Wint Brown to their cousin/niece Carol Robinson.
Central Washington University, Archives and Special Collections
Archives and Special Collections
Central Washington University
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
- Access Restrictions
Open to the public for educational research.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Carolyn Dodge resided in Ellensburg, Washington, in the Badger Pocket area on a farm with her family and her letters describe her daily life as a farm wife and later as the wife of a potato broker in the Quincy Basin. Dodge also wrote letters to her cousin at her residences in Kittitas and Quincy, Washington, following her time in Ellensburg.
The Dodge family moved to the Ellensburg area in 1929 from Montana when Boynton Dodge, Carolyn’s husband, started a job as a fresh fruit inspector for the State of Washington. The family farmed in the Kittitas Valley from 1944 until 1955, moving briefly to Kittitas before moving on to Quincy. All three of their sons, John, William, and Robert graduated from Central Washington State College of Education/Central Washington State College.
The letters were donated by Carolyn Dodge’s son, Robert (Bob) Dodge, a 1959 graduate of Central Washington College of Education, now Central Washington University, in June 2021.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection is comprised of approximately 70 handwritten letters, the majority written by Carolyn Brown Dodge, and a few letters written by her mother Charlotta Wint Brown to their cousin/niece Carol Robinson who lived in Sidney, Montana. The letters were written from 1938-1968.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
Dodge, Carolyn Brown. Guide to the Carolyn Brown Dodge Letters, 1938-1968. Central Washington University Archives and Special Collections. MS-023
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
The collection is arranged chronologically at the file level.
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Dodge, Carolyn Brown--Archives
- Ellensburg (Wash.)
- Kittitas County (Wash.)
- Dodge, Robert L. (creator)