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Charlotte Dawley Papers

Identifier: MSS 0142

Content Description

This collection contains photographic slides and travel journals documenting Dr. Dawley's various trips abroad. Also included are a Pana-Vue slide viewer and two bird identification guides.


  • Other: 1953-1977, and undated


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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Dr. Charlotte Dawley (b. 1902- d.1990), a former Associate Professor of Biology at UNCG, was a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1924, she was awarded an A.B. in Biology from Carleton College. In 1927, Dawley was awarded an M.S. from Washington University in St. Louis. She continued her education over the next several years and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1944 from the University of Minnesota. Also in 1944, Dr. Dawley joined the faculty of Woman's College of University of North Carolina (now UNCG). Dawley was vice president of the North Carolina Academy of Science; a founding advisor of Collegiate Academy of North Carolina; and was sponsor of Beta Beta Beta, an honorary biological group, which she brought to UNCG.

Dawley was an avid birdwatcher and world traveller. The collection includes photographic slides of her many trips abroad as well as travel journals describing the details of each journey and the birds observed. Dawley visited England, Scandinavia, Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Bali, Thailand, Egypt, Lebanon, Nepal, Greece, and many other areas of the world.


1.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

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1 box.

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Charlotte Dawley Papers
Suzanne Sawyer
July 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US