Dorothy Shepherd Van Stipriaan papers, 1876-1984

Overview of the Collection

Van Stipriaan, Dorothy Shepherd, 1909-1976
Dorothy Shepherd Van Stipriaan papers
1876-1984 (inclusive)
6 linear feet, (2 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Collection Number
MS 0281
The Dorothy Shepherd Van Stipriaan papers (1876-1984) consist of personal and family materials. Included are handbills, artwork, announcements, flyers, poetry, religious materials, and Dorothy's unpublished master's thesis. Dorothy Van Stipriaan (1909-1976) was a member of Salt Lake City's prominent Shepherd family. She was appointed head of the library's Fine Arts Department in 1966.
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT

Telephone: 8015818863
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.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Dorothy Shepherd Van Stipriaan was born in 1909. She pursued several professional avenues during her lifetime, including serving as head of the library's Fine Arts Department in the 1960s. She received her master's degree in Library Science from Case Western University. She died in 1976.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Dorothy Shepherd Van Stipriaan papers (1876-1984) consist of personal and family materials. Included are handbills, announcements, artwork, flyers, poetry, and Dorothy's unpublished master's thesis. Items dating back to the 1870s for both the Shepherd and Pyper families, as well as Mormon Church material from the Shepherd family, are included.

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

Collection Name, Collection Number, Box Number, Folder Number. Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, The University of Utah.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Donated by Dorothy Shepherd Van Stipriaan (boxes 1-2, 4) in 1969-1976.

Donated by Sharon Shepherd (box 3) in 2008.

Processing Note

Processed by Bruce Black in 1983.

Addendum processed by Betsey Welland in 2010.

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Related Materials

Forms part of the Aileen H. Clyde 20th Century Women's Legacy Archives.

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Personal and Family MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-2
Master's Thesis, Proposal and Manuscript
Entitled "Bibliographical Dictionary of Utah Artists."
1 3
Salt Lake City Avenues Homes, Sketches
1 4
Peru Exhibit Announcement
1 5-7
Glendining Gallery Exhibit
Biography, news release, and invitations.
1 8
Gallery Exhibit Announcements
1 9
John Donne, Poem
1 10
Poem by "Paul"
1 11
John D. Spencer, "God's Day and Mine"
1 12
Abraham Cowley, Poem
1 13
Lucy M. Van Cott, "Hold Fast Your Dreams"
1 14
Henry V , Program
Play performed at The Old Vic in London.
1 15
Musical Productions, Programs
1 16
Emma Lucy Gates, Opera Programs
1 17
Shepherd Family Play Programs
Staged at the family's Brighton cabin.
1 18
Unidentified Silhouette
1 19
George D. Pyper, Christmas Cards
1933, 1935
1 20
Spanish Christmas Cards
1 21
"The Art Bulletin"
1 22
The Citizen
1 23
Alice Smith Merrill Horne, Biography
1 24
Shepherd Family Newsletter
1 25
Shepherd Family, Artistic Programs
1 26
Albert Shepherd, Public School Admittance Form
1 27
List of Music by Arthur Shepherd
1 28
List of Poems Used in Arthur Shepherd's Music
1 29
Emily M. Shepherd, Handwritten Song
circa 1879
1 30
Harry Shepherd, Correspondence
1 31
Joseph Russell Shepherd, Autobiography
1 32-42
William N. B. Shepherd
Includes autobiography, music comments, report cards, teacher's certificate, election certificate, correspondence, and memorials.

Collected MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1-2
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inauguration Speech and Picture
2 3
Sugar House Ward Relief Society Record Book, Photocopy
2 4
"An Open Letter to Hon. Moses Thatcher, Salt Lake City"
2 5
"Lecture to Primary Association," Unidentified Outline
2 6
LDS Quotes
2 7
Lithograph of London Cathedral
2 8-11
News Clippings and Newsprint
Container(s) Description
Watercolors and Chalk Drawings
Oil Painting by G. Wesley Browning titled, "Eventide"

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Academic librarians--Utah--Salt Lake City--Archives
  • Art--Study and teaching--Utah--Salt Lake City
  • Latter Day Saint families--Utah--20th century--Biography
  • Latter Day Saint women--Utah--Salt Lake City--Archives
  • Women librarians--Utah--Salt Lake City--Archives

Personal Names

  • Shepherd, William N. B. (William Nathaniel Budge), 1854-1945

Corporate Names

  • Case Western Reserve University. School of Library Science--Alumni and alumnae--Archives
  • J. Willard Marriott Library--Employees--Archives

Form or Genre Terms

  • Academic theses
  • Autobiographies
  • Biographies
  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Drawings
  • Family histories
  • Lithographs
  • Newsletters
  • Oil paintings (visual works)
  • Photocopies
  • Poetry
  • Programs (Publications)
  • Promotional materials
  • Quotations
  • Watercolors

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Browning, G. Wesley (George Wesley), 1868-1951 (art)
    • Shepherd, William N. B. (William Nathaniel Budge), 1854-1945 (aut)