Dodd, Martha, 1908-1990

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Author and political exile. Full name Martha Eccles Dodd. Born, 1908; died, 1990.

From the description of Papers of Martha Dodd, 1898-1990 (bulk 1950-1990). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71072348

Biographical Note

  • 1908, Oct. 8: Born, Ashland, Va.
  • 1930: Graduated, University of Chicago,Chicago, Ill.
  • 1931 - 1933 : Assistant literary editor, Chicago Tribune,Chicago, Ill.
  • 1932, Mar.: Married George B. Roberts (divorced 1934)
  • 1933 - 1937 : Berlin Berlin Berlinka Timberline Creek West Berlin School Berlin Church Oberlin Lake Timberline Campground Best Western Queens Hotel Berlin City West Berlin Schönefeld Airport Berling Hotel Berlin, Berlin Berlin Lichtenberg Berlin Mennonite Church South New Berlin Post Office Timberline Quarter Horse Farm Airport Sacred Heart Church of East Berlin Berlin Hotel Tulip Inn Berlin Frankfurter Tor Berlin Cemetery NH Berlin-Mitte Playones de Berlín Berlin Baptist Church Heaberlin Branch Germany Federal Republic of Germany Moved to Berlin with family and father, William E. Dodd, upon his appointment as United States ambassador to Germany
  • 1938, Sept.13: Married Alfred K. Stern
  • 1939: Publication of Through Embassy Eyes (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 382 pp.)
  • 1941: Publication of Ambassador Dodd's Diary (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 464 pp.)
  • 1945: Publication of Sowing the Wind (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 311 pp.)
  • 1953: Fled to Mexico City, Mexico, while under investigation by the Justice Department on charges of having participated in Soviet espionage operations.
  • 1955: Publication of The Searching Light (New York: Citadel Press. 345 pp.)
  • 1957: Prague, Czechoslovakia Emigrated to Prague, Czechoslovakia Indicted in absentia by United States federal grand jury for participation in Soviet espionage operations
  • 1962: Emigrated to Havana, Cuba
  • 1968: Returned to Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1979: Indictment charges dismissed by United States federal district court
  • 1990, Aug. 10: Died, Prague, Czechoslovakia

From the guide to the Martha Dodd Papers, 1898-1990, (bulk 1950-1990), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940. William Edward Dodd papers, 1895-1955 (bulk 1900-1940). Library of Congress
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1865-1998, 1905-1975 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Lillian B. Gilkes Papers, 1900-1976 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Thomas J. Dodd Papers, undated, 1919-1971. Archives and Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries
referencedIn Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977. Papers, 1865-1998 (inclusive), 1905-1975 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn William B. Wisdom collection of Thomas Wolfe, 1909-1959. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Martha Dodd Papers, 1898-1990, (bulk 1950-1990) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Dodd, Martha. Papers of Martha Dodd, 1898-1990 (bulk 1950-1990). Library of Congress
referencedIn William Edward Dodd Papers, 1895-1955, (bulk 1900-1940) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Delbrück, Max. person
associatedWith Delbrück, Max. person
correspondedWith Dodd, Thomas J. (Thomas Joseph), 1907-1971 person
associatedWith Dodd, William Edward, 1869-1940. person
associatedWith Du Bois, Shirley Graham, 1896-1977. person
associatedWith Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963. person
associatedWith Fanin, Kay. person
associatedWith Fanin, Kay. Kay Fanin papers. person
associatedWith Feuchtwanger, Lion, 1884-1958. person
associatedWith Gilkes, Lillian B. (Lillian Barnard), 1902-1977 person
associatedWith Harnack-Fish, Mildred, 1902-1943. person
associatedWith Illinois. State Housing Board. corporateBody
associatedWith Institute for Psychoanalysis. corporateBody
associatedWith Klopfer, Donald, 1902-1986. person
associatedWith Lamont, Corliss, 1902-1995. person
associatedWith Lardner, Ring, 1915-2000. person
associatedWith Maltz, Albert, 1908-1985. person
associatedWith Masters, Dexter. person
associatedWith Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956. person
associatedWith Miller, Arthur, 1915-2005. person
associatedWith Preminger, Otto. person
associatedWith Preminger, Otto. person
associatedWith Ratner, Letitia. person
associatedWith Roberts, George B. (George Bassett) person
associatedWith Robeson, Eslanda Goode, 1896-1965. person
associatedWith Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976. person
associatedWith Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993. person
associatedWith SHIRLEY GRAHAM DU BOIS, 1896-1977 person
associatedWith Smith, Carleton, 1910-1984. person
associatedWith Sondergaard, Gale, 1899-1985. person
associatedWith Stern, Alfred Kaufman, 1897-1986. person
associatedWith Venturelli, José, 1924- person
associatedWith Winogradov, Boris. person
correspondedWith Wisdom, William B., 1900-1977 person
associatedWith Wolfe, Thomas, 1900-1938. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
United States
Berlin (Germany)
Berlin (Germany)
Europe, Eastern
Psychoanalysis--Societies, etc
Public housing--Cuba
Diplomatic and consular service, American
Cold War
Public housing--Europe, Eastern
Public housing
Civil rights movement
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Germany
Public housing--United States
Espionage, Soviet
Exiles' writings
Vietnam War, 1961-1975


Birth 1908-10-08

Death 1990-08-10







Spanish; Castilian



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