Name and location of repository
Level of description
Dottie Wellington papers
- 1969-1980 (Creation)
1.00 Linear Feet
Name of creator
Dorothy Anne "Dottie" Wellington was born May 4, 1924, in Kansas City, Missouri. She was the daughter of Lancie L. and Julia Rouggly Watts. Dottie grew up in Kansas City and attended Hale H. Cook Elementary and Southwest High Schools. She graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. On September 14, 1946, she married Robert B. Wellington at the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, Missouri. They were married more than fifty-four years before Robert's death in 2000.
Dottie was a homemaker and author of the syndicated "Let's Cook" cooking column that appeared in the Ottawa Herald and other newspapers for many years, as well as two "Let's Cook" cookbooks. She taught cooking classes, was a frequent volunteer in her community and welcomed international exchange students to her home. Dottie enjoyed genealogy research and creating photo slideshows of her family. She loved keeping in touch with a wide circle of family members and friends. She and Robert were devoted members of the Grace episcopal Church in Ottawa, where she baked the alter bread for many years. Dorothy Anne Wellington died on July 16, 2016 at the Olathe Hospice House, Oltahe, Kansas.
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
The Dottie Wellington Papers consists of two boxes of original copies and reprints of the syndicated “Let’s Cook” cooking column by Dottie (Dorothy Anne Wellington, 1924-2015) that appeared in the Ottawa Herald of Ottawa, Kansas, and many other newspapers, as well as correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and receipts that pertain to the publishing of “Let’s Cook” articles. Some of the correspondence and receipts relates to Dottie’s successful efforts to have the “Let’s Cook” articles published in two “Let’s Cook” cookbooks and the advertisement of the cookbooks. Dottie was a well-known member of the Ottawa community throughout her life as a volunteer and teacher of cooking classes. Her papers were donated to Kansas State University by her son, Thomas, upon her death.
System of arrangement
This collection is arranged into two series across two boxes, with one series containing the original copies of columns and the other containing material related to the "Let's Cook" cookbooks. Material is in the original order imposed by Dottie Wellington.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
No access restriction: All materials are open for research.
Conditions governing reproduction
The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.
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Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Acqusition Source: Dorothy A. Wellington
Acqusition Method: Donation
Acqusition Date: 20030101
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Preferred Citation: [Item title], [item date], Dottie Wellington papers, Box [number], Folder [number or title], Morse Department of Special Collections, Kansas State University Libraries.
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