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Dorothea Johnson Blom Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-241

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters from Dorothea Blom to her friend Liza B. ("Betty") Lewis, 1961-1975, reflecting her interest in spiritual, art, and social concerns as well as teaching and family matters. There are also a small amount of published writings and course material.

Dates

  • 1961-1975

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothea Blom was a Quaker writer, artist, and teacher. She was born August 6, 1911, in New York City, the daughter of Walter Adams and Dorothy Biddle Johnson. Dyslexic, she studied two years at the Walden School in New York City and then continued her education throughout her life with courses in many schools. She began her career as a designer of batik, followed by writing on design for various magazines and New York City newspapers. She co-authored nine books and taught courses at Pendle Hill and other schools in art history and art appreciation with an emphasis on the Jungian concept of growth and spiritual needs.

She married Christian Barend Blom in 1932 and became a member of the Society of Friends in 1937 at Chappaqua Monthly Meeting, subsequently transferring to Purchase Monthly Meeting. They had two children, Juliana and Christian, III. Her husband died in 1967, and Dorothea Blom died Dec. 8, 1991.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

Dorothea Johnson Blom (1911-1991) was a Quaker writer, artist, and teacher. She became a member of the Society of Friends in 1937 at Chappaqua Monthly Meeting, subsequently transferring to Purchase Monthly Meeting. She co-authored nine books and taught courses at Pendle Hill and other schools in art history and art appreciation with an emphasis on the Jungian concept of growth and spiritual needs. The collection contains her letters to her friend Liza B. ("Betty") Lewis, 1961-1975, reflecting her interest in spiritual, art, and social concerns as well as teaching and family matters. There are also a small amount of published writings and course material.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Eliza B. Lewis, 2003 (Accession #2003-007)

Processing Information

Received from donor in two batches. Correspondence has annotations added by the donor. Collection organized in two series and arranged chronologically.

Creator

Title
Dorothea Johnson Blom
Subtitle
An Inventory of Her Papers at the Friends Historical Library
Author
Inventory prepared by FHL Staff
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

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