Ina Sizer Cassidy papers

Ina Sizer Cassidy papers

Dates: approximately 1915-1965, bulk 1915-1917

Contains ethnographic notes and accounts of Ina Sizer Cassidy's interactions with Native Americans in Arizona while the author was living there as well as descriptions of Hopi life. Materials are from Oraibi, Arizona in 1915 and shortly afterward. Some of the documents are copies from original Cassidy typescripts. The materials are dated between 1915-1965.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.04 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965
  • Call Number: MSS 8811
  • 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 the Ina Sizer Cassidy papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8811; Ina Sizer Cassidy papers; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8811, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Purchased from Ron Lerner, former board member of the Yellowstone Park Foundation, on October 2015.
Acquisition Information
Purchased; Ron Lerner; October 2015.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Hopi Indians; Oraibi (Ariz.)--History; Cassidy, Ina Sizer, 1869-1965
Genre / Form
Typescripts; Drafts (Documents)
Processing Information
Processed; Julie Anne Kohler, student manuscript processor; 2016.
Appraisal Information
Ethnic and minority history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy 5.IV, August 2007).
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Finding Aid Title
Cassidy (Ina Sizer) papers
Finding Aid Author
Julie Anne Kohler
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-09-21 13:37:13 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Ina Sizer Cassidy (1869-1965) was a writer and active member of the Santa Fe arts community who spent most of her life in New Mexico serving as the Director of the Federal Writer's Project, a participant of the New Mexico Association on Indian Affairs as well as the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Ina Sizer Cassidy was born on a ranch in Colorado and later moved to Santa Fe in January 1912. During her life, she and her husband Gerald were an active participant of the Santa Fe arts community. During her life, she was the director of the Federal Writers Project in New Mexico, a writer on the subjects of artists and art, a Director of the Federal Writer's Project in New Mexico, and an author who wrote articles about art and artists for the New Mexico Magazine. On top of this, she participated in the New Mexico Association on Indian Affairs, the Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the Historical Society of New Mexico, was a founder of the Folklore Society of New Mexico, and was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution. Having lived for almost 96 years, she died in 1965.

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