Mildred Miles Dillman papers

Mildred Miles Dillman papers

Dates: 1920-1979

Correspondence, personal and published writings, research notes, newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, paintings, and memorabilia. The collection relates largely to Dillman's studies on the Ute Indians and on the Uintah Basin of Utah.

  • Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.). -- 1 oversize box (1.66 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Dillman, Mildred Miles, 1893-1980
  • Call Number: MSS 1524
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 1524; Mildred Miles Dillman papers; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 1524, LTPSC.
Custodial History
The collection was originally donated to the Museum of Peoples and Cultures at Brigham Young University. The archival segment of it was transferred to the Department of Archives and Manuscripts in the BYU Library in 1989.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online.
Related Material
Photographs transferred to Brigham Young University Photoarchives and are presently available in the collection number MSS P 578.
Subject Terms
Archaeology; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Duchesne County (Utah)--History; Ethnology--Utah; Uinta Basin (Utah and Colo.)--History; Ute Indians
Genre / Form
Letters; Manuscripts; Notes; Paintings; Photographic prints; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Dillman (Mildred Miles) papers
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Amy Perez
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-08-05T10:11-0600
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Biographical History

Teacher, author, historian, and researcher on the topics of Ute Indian history, ethnography, and archaeology. She was called "Woman of many baskets" by the Utes because of her interest in collecting artifacts.

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Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts