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Dorothy Stevenson Collection

Identifier: AC 414

Scope and Content

Collection contains personal family correspondence, correspondence with friends, documents/certificates pertaining to her parents and herself, and manuscripts and notes of her published and unpublished creative works. Collection also contains court material (Pittman shorthand and not transcribed) from her mother who was a court stenographer at the Santa Fe District Court


  • 1913-1997
  • Majority of material found in 1940-1970

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Biographical Information

Dorothy Stevenson was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico to Ethel F. and Frederick R. (Bob) Stevenson. Growing up in Santa Fe during the 1930s, she knew many of the writers, artists, and socialites at the time. Stevenson graduated from Santa Fe High School, attended Gulf Park College in Mississippi and the University of Missouri from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Literary Criticism and Creative Writing. Upon her return to Santa Fe, she wrote for local and state publications and obtained a Teacher's Certificate from the College of Santa Fe. She then taught at St. Michael's High School and later at the Santa Fe Alternative High School. Stevenson published her own creative works and had a lifellong interst in Native American and Spanish American issues. She died 2 February 1992.


2.75 Linear Feet

Separated Material

Photographic material has been transferred to Photo Archives (ACP 015); folder level listing for images at the end of this finding aid


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. P.O. Box 2087
  3. The Palace of the Governors
  4. Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
  5. Phone: 505-476-5090
  6. Fax: (505) 476.5104
  7. Email:
  8. URL:


Inventory of the Dorothy Stevenson Collection, 1913-1997
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

  • Monday, 20210524: Attribute normal is missing or blank.

Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090