Dorothy Mortensen papers, 1930-2014  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Mortensen, Dorothy Z., 1916-2014
Title
Dorothy Mortensen papers
Dates
1930-2014 (inclusive)
Quantity
4 boxes, (2 linear feet)
Collection Number
Accn3066
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
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.

Languages
English


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

Restrictions on Use

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.

Preferred Citation

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

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Diary
1932
1 2
Memories, Book I
1976; 1982-2004
1 3
Memories, Book II
1995; 2004-2009
1 4
Day planner
1990
1 5-7
Travelogs and notes
1968-1985
2 1
General writings
1967; 1982; 2006; undated
2 2-5
Correspondence and greeting cards
1948; 1962-2012
2 6
Personal documents
This folder contains various certificates and expired passports.
1930-1995
2 7
Diploma from the University of Utah and commencement program
1968
3 1
Escondido, California materials
This folder contains materials related to Mortensen's work with the Escondido Historical Society.
1979-1994
3 2
Last will and testament
1986-2001
3 3
Funeral program and burial plot
2011-2014
3 4
Research materials regarding Samuel Brannan
3 5
General articles
1972-1974
3 6
Research index cards
3 7
General materials

Professional materialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4 1
Resumes
4 2
White House, employment materials
1970-1972
4 3
White House, memoranda
1971-1972
4 4
White House, press releases
1972
4 5
White House, general materials
1971-1972
4 6
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, employment and general materials
1972-1978
4 7
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, "A Report to the President"
1971-1974; 1984
4 8
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, "History News" and related correspondence
1973-1976
4 9
Utah State Historical Society
1959-1961; 1996-1997

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 :
  • Correspondence