Nebraska Authors

Dorothy Blatter

AKA: Dorothy Gertrude Blatter Ross

Born 1901-07-15 Albion, NE (USA)

Died 1977-10-28
Lee's Summit, MO (USA)

Places Lived

Albion, NE
Crete, NE
New York, NY
La Crosse, WI
Quebec, CANADA
Albuquerque, NM
Boston, MA
Istanbul, TURKEY
Lee's Summit, MO

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Journalism
  • Nonfiction


Children's Fiction; Turkish Children; Fiction; Journalism; Nonfiction


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1925, Doane College, Crete, NE
Graduate Studies, University of Colorado
Graduate Studies, Columbia University, New York, NY
Graduate Studies, Fontainebleau School of Art


American Missionary Teacher in New Mexico and Turkey
Children's Editor, Publication Department, Turkey

Places Worked

American Missionary Association, Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque, NM
American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions, TURKEY


Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree, Doane College, 1959
Francis and Dorothy Blatter Ross Scholarship, Doane College


American Missionary Association
American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions


Uncle Ali's Secret: A Story of New Turkey. self illustrated, 1939.
Sleepy Sami. 1946.
The Thirsty Village. self illustrated, 1950.
Futbolcu Fil. ('Eddie Elephant'). 1955.
The Turkish Twins. 1956.
Cap and Candle. 1961.
Gizli Oyun. ('The Secret Game'). 1962.
Parables Re-Told. 1964.
A Brief Guide to Turkish Decorative Motifs. with Sara Rau, 1975.

The Dorothy Blatter Papers are held by the McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi.

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