Donated by Dorothy Blatter Ross, c.1967.
Noncirculating; available for research.
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Dorothy Blatter was born in Albion, Nebraska in 1901. She received her B.A. from Doane College, and also studied at the University of Colorado, Fontainebleau School of Art, and Columbia University. After teaching public school in New Mexico, Ms. Blatter taught school in Turkey from 1931 to 1961, under the auspices of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions (Congregational Board). Beginning in 1945, Ms. Blatter began work for the Publication Department of the mission, supervising the production of children's books (especially translations from English to Turkish), and doing the artwork of the department. In 1967, she returned to the United States, and married Frank Ross in 1968. She died in 1977. Ms. Blatter wrote several children's books, including Uncle Ali's Secret (1939), Sleepy Sami (1946), and Cap and Candle(1961). Several of her books were published in both Turkish and English. She also illustrated many of her own books.
The collection contains illustrations and galleys. Blatter drew the black ink on tissue illustrations for a Turkish language chapter book entitled Alninin Yazisi. Alninin Yazisi is the story of a young woman entering the nursing profession in Turkey. The collection also contains galleys for the English version of this story, which was renamed Cap and Candle.
A. BooksALNININ YAZISI by Dorothy Blatter, translated by Belkis Boyar (Istanbul: Amerikan Bord Nesriyat Dairesi, n.d.). 1/1-1/4 Illustrations, black ink on tissue. 1/1 Chapters 1-5. 1/2 Chapters 6-9. 1/3 Chapters 10-17. 1/4 Chapters 18-23. CAP AND CANDLE by Dorothy Blatter (Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1961). 1/5 Galley, edited, January 1961. SEPARATION LIST The following publications by Dorothy Blatter have been placed in the published book section of the de Grummond Collection:
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