Dorothy Mortensen papers, 1930-2014 PDF
- Mortensen, Dorothy Z., 1916-2014
- Dorothy Mortensen papers
- 1930-2014 (inclusive)19302014
- 4 boxes, (2 linear feet)
- Collection Number
- The Dorothy Mortensen papers contains both personal and professional materials. Included in the collection are autobiographical writings, correspondence and materials related to her work within the correspondence section of the White House staff and as the writer and editor for the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
- University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
- Access Restrictions
Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.
Biographical NoteReturn to Top
Dorothy Mortensen (1916-2014) was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 30, 1916. In 1933, she graduated from Granite High School and then graduated from the University of Utah in 1968 with a Bachelor's of Science in History. Mortensen was the Managing Editor of Publications at the Utah State Historical Society. From 1970 to 1976, she worked in the correspondence section of the White House staff and as the writer and editor for the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
She married Melvin L. Summerhays in 1936 and A. Russell Mortensen in 1967. She had 4 children and 6 stepchildren. She died on December 29, 2014.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The Dorothy Mortensen papers contains both personal and professional materials. Included in the collection are autobiographical writings, correspondence and materials related to her work within the correspondence section of the White House staff and as the writer and editor for the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Use of the CollectionReturn to Top
The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.
Initial Citation: Dorothy Mortensen papers, Accn 3066, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library. Salt Lake City, Utah.
Following Citations: Accn 3066.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
Personal materialsReturn to Top
Memories, Book I
Memories, Book II
Travelogs and notes
|1967; 1982; 2006; undated|
Correspondence and greeting cards
This folder contains various certificates and expired passports.
Diploma from the University of Utah and commencement program
Escondido, California materials
This folder contains materials related to Mortensen's work with the Escondido Historical Society.
Last will and testament
Funeral program and burial plot
Research materials regarding Samuel Brannan
Research index cards
Professional materialsReturn to Top
White House, employment materials
White House, memoranda
White House, press releases
White House, general materials
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, employment and general materials
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, "A Report to the President"
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, "History News" and related correspondence
Utah State Historical Society
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Mormon women
- Personal Names :
- Mortensen, Dorothy Z.--Archives
- Corporate Names :
- United States. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
- Form or Genre Terms :