Dorothy Sanderson Papers
Personal papers and records of Dorothy Sanderson documenting her career as a professional dietitian in various hospitals and related institutions in Nashville, Tennessee and Cleveland, Ohio. Collection also consists of scrapbooks and materials that record her schooling, interests, family life and travel.
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Copyright is retained by History of Medicine Collections, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University or is retained by the authors of specific published items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Biographical / Historical
Dorothy Sanderson was born May 6, 1924 in Canton, OH the daughter of Harry and Lei Minnie Shifman. She graduated from Ohio State University in 1946 with a B.S. in Home Economics and completed an internship in Dietetics from Vanderbilt University in 1947. She held numerous positions throughout her professional career including at Cleveland City Hospital in Cleveland, OH, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Methodist/Baptist Hospital, Hospital Corporation of America, and Clover Bottom Hospital and School all in Nashville, TN. In addition to her career in dietetics, she was a devoted wife and mother, active in her faith and community, and had a life-long love for pets and animals. She passed away at the age of 92 on May 10, 2016 in Nashville, TN.
2.88 Cubic Feet (Two Paige boxes and one flat storage box (21" x 17" x 1.5").) : Collection consists of photographs, scrapbooks, framed materials, published items, typed, and handwritten materials.
Language of Materials
Personal papers of dietitian Dorothy Sanderson documenting her life and career at hospitals and related institutions in Nashville, Tennessee and Cleveland, Ohio.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of the family of Dorothy Sanderson, January 2021
Materials are in generally good condition. The scrapbooks are in relatively fragile condition given the acidic paper has yellowed and become brittle. The two oversized photogrpahs are also in fragile condition.
Processed February, 2021.
- Dorothy Sanderson Papers
- History of Medicine Collections Staff using inventory and descriptions prepared by Marla Sanderson.
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Part of the Eskind Biomedical Library Manuscripts Collection Repository
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