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Dorothy Ammerman Collection, 1932-2017

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Title                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dorothy Ammerman Collection

Dates                                                                                                                                                                                                               1932-2017      

Collection ID                                                                                                                                                                                                    SCRC 25

Creator                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ammerman, Dorothy, 1921-2017

Quantity                                                                                                                                                                                                           0.75 linear feet (2 boxes)

Repository                                                                                                                                                                                                       Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language                                                                                                                                                                                                         Materials in English.

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Dorothy Ammerman, born in 1921, graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women in 1943.  She went on to work for Burpee Seed Company for over 20 years in California developing plant species. 

Description of Collection

Collection contains a photograph album created by Dorothy Ammerman, class of 1943, documenting her years at PHSW, as well as a diploma, graduation pin and certificates, clippings, and news articles.

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Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://temple-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?...

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Dorothy Ammerman Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Dorothy Ammerman Collection, SCRC 25, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women Records, SCRC 45, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women Photograph Album, SCRC 288, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Marla Cohan, niece of Dorothy Ammerman, in January 2018.

Processing Information

Collection processed and finding aid prepared in March 2018 by Holly Beth Wilson, Part Time Processing Archivist/Librarian.

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Personal/Family Names:                                                                                                                                                                                Ammerman, Dorothy, 1921-2017

Corporate Names:
Temple University (Ambler Campus)
Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women

Subjects:                                                                                                                                                                                                         Women--Education
Women in agriculture--United States--Pennsylvania--History
Women's colleges--Pennsylvania—History

Places:                                                                                                                                                                                                             Ambler (Pa.)

Material Types:

Clippings                                                                                                                                                                                                           Diplomas                                                                                                                                                                                                           Objects                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photocopies                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photographs                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scrapbooks


1          1          Scrapbook          1941-1943                                                                         1          2          Photographs (one includes a news clipping)          1932-2015                 1          3          Diplomas (including PSHW), awards, memberships          1943-1971       1          4          Obituary and gathering of family and friends          October-November, 2017                                                                                                                                         1          5          Photocopy of Ancestry.com information          1921-2017                          1          6          Graduation pin, silver garden spade          1943                                           1          7          Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Plaque "The Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women"          2002                                             2          1          Handmade mug "Horticulture - Landscape Design - Agriculture"          1943