Doris Ann Dudney Collection

Identifier: MSS.0822

  • Staff Only

Scope and Content Note

This collection is composed of one Hollinger box with seven folders. Within the collection is a biography of Dudney, her Kappa Delta initiation certificate, her notes from law school, her license to practice law in Florida, correspondence from both her and her family, and an article by Opal S. Dudney.


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Biographical Note

Doris Ann Dudney was born in 1934 in Tampa, Florida and died in 2013. She attended Vanderbilt University as an undergraduate where she double majored in economics and mathematics. While at Vanderbilt, Dudney became a member of the sorority of Kappa Delta in 1951. Following graduation, Dudney was admitted to Vanderbilt Law School where she became the first female editor-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review, where she published nine issues between 1955-1956. Furthermore, Dudney was the recipient of the Law School excellence scholarship and graduated with the Founder’s Medal in 1956.

Ms. Dudney then returned to Florida to practice as an independent attorney and later, a Senior Law Clerk for the Second District Court of Appeals. She served as Chairman of the Economics of Law Practice Committee for the Florida Bar and District 11 Governor of Zonta International.


.42 Linear Feet

Physical Location

Special Collections & Archives

Finding Aid for the Doris Ann Dudney Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States


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