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Roberta Dickinson Collected Papers


Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399

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Roberta Dickinson was a Quaker activist, architect, and artist. Born Robert Elliott Dickinson, she legally changed her name to Roberta Dickinson in 1977. The majority of resources in the Peace Collection cover protests against the Vietnam War, and in support of war tax resistance.

Dickinson received a B.Arch. degree from the University of Southern California, and was married to Meg Dickinson. In one biographical statement (held in her papers), she wrote: "I have [studied] with frank lloyd wright at taliesin east and work[ed] as a consultant with louis i. kahn." "since moving to philadelphia...i have concentrated on watercolor landscapes and landscape drawing. paralleling this interest has been continuing from the nude." "As a painter I am recording the changes in my own body from male to female."

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