date(s):
1926-1932
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A2270 Dewey, Frances L. Papers Inventory of Frances L. Dewey Papers A2270 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:37:34 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Frances L. Dewey Papers Dewey, Frances L., -1976 Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Arkansas-Missouri Plant Department A2270 1.9 Cubic Feet (3 boxes) 1926-1932 Processing Information Processed by Anthony Million, September 2006. Donor Information The collection was donated by Paul Huffman in 2006. Biographical Sketch A longtime resident of Webster Groves, Missouri, Frances L. Dewey worked as a clerk and secretary for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from the late 1920s to the 1950s. She died October 27, 1976. Scope and Contents The collection contains 117 issues of The Broadcaster (December 1, 1927–April 19, 1932), a newsletter published in St. Louis by the Arkansas-Missouri Plant Department, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. It began as a weekly publication, but later changed to bi-weekly, then tri-weekly. The issues contain articles relating to employee and company news. The collection also contains typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey, an employee of the Webster Groves District office of Southwestern Bell located at 5 West Lockwood Avenue, Webster Groves, Missouri. These stories, dated October 25, 1927-June 15, 1931, relate to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District office, and were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . The collection also contains correspondence and other papers of the Eastern Division, mostly related to the publication of The Broadcaster ; and issues of a typescript newsletter titled “The Microphone” (“The ‘Hook-Up’ Between the Editors of ‘The Broadcaster’”), dated 1928-1930. Arrangement Issues of The Broadcaster are filed chronologically in the first two boxes. Additional items in Box 3 are also filed chronologically. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for comforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Frances L. Dewey Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Business enterprises -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Employees' magazines, newsletters, etc Telephone companies -- Employees Southwestern Bell Telephone Company Issues of The Broadcaster , Volume I, Number 1 (December 1, 1927) to Volume II, Number 39 (August 31, 1929). 1927 Dec 1-1929 Aug 31 1 Issues of The Broadcaster , Volume II, Number 40 (September 7, 1929) to Volume IV, Number 23 (April 19, 1932). 1929 Sept 7-1932 Apr 19 2 Photocopy of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Magazine , which includes lengthy articles on the following: parachutist Elbert V. Brooks (or “Birdie” Brooks); Charles Breitweiser, investigator for the Hospital Department of St. Louis; Father Mecislaus A. Szamotulski, pastor of St. Adalbert’s Church and a painter; Miss Amelia Overall; D. Berry Anderson of Signal Hill, Illinois, and his dog Lady Patsy; J.J. Hayes, plant superintendent of the Southwestern Bell Company; Phil Stremmel, general superintendent of the Granite City Steel Company; veteran St. Louis soccer stars Harry Ratican and Harry Marre; and the Caddy Bogle Club of the Westwood Country Club. 1929 Sept 1 2 Photocopy of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Magazine , which includes lengthy articles on the following: H.D. Benedict of Fredericktown, Missouri, who once outwitted Billy the Kid in a holdup; internationally known consulting engineer Arthur T. Kattner, son of Mrs. Selma Kattner, originally from Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Miss Mary Cassilly, who operates a travel bureau; and the Society of St. Louis Authors. 1930 Jan 19 2 Photocopy of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat Sunday Magazine , which includes an article on Sam Amitin’s book store. 1958 May 4 2 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1927 Oct 25-1928 Feb 27 3 1 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1928 Mar 5-May 28 3 2 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1928 June 11-Sept 17 3 3 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1928 Oct 1-1929 Jan 7 3 4 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1929 Jan 14-May 29 3 5 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1929 June 3-Sept 30 3 6 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1929 Oct 7-1930 Feb 3 3 7 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1930 Feb 10-Aug 4 3 8 Typescript news stories compiled by Frances Dewey relating to employees and affairs of the Webster Groves District Office of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. These stories were submitted for inclusion in The Broadcaster . 1930 Aug 11-1931 June 15 3 9 Correspondence and other papers of the Eastern Division, mostly related to the publication of The Broadcaster . 1926 July 22-1930 Apr 8 3 10 Correspondence and other papers of the Eastern Division, mostly related to the publication of The Broadcaster . 1930 Apr 15-1931 May 15; no date 3 11 Issues of “The Microphone” (“The ‘Hook-Up’ Between the Editors of ‘The Broadcaster’”), Volume I, Number 1 (August 29, 1928) to Volume I, Number 17 (October 28, 1930), and several undated issues. 1928 Aug 29-1930 Oct 28; no date 3 12 “Things Worth Knowing,” published for the information of St. Louis telephone employees, Room 2103, Telephone Building. 1929 Feb 20 3 13 Brochure titled “Southwestern Bell Telephone Company General Library Book List.” 1929 July 3 13 Issue of Southern Telephone News (Volume 16, Number 12; published in Atlanta, Georgia). 1928 Dec 3 13 Typescript poem titled “Broken Bits,” signed Frances L. Dewey. No date 3 14