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Florence Hawley Ellis Collection

Identifier: AC 453

Scope and Content

The collection consists of assorted personal and professional papers. In addition to private and professional correspondence, the collection contains many academic papers written by Ellis' students and other scholars in the field.


  • 1928-1979

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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.


Florence Hawley Ellis is known as one of the most influential women in the field of anthropology. Ellis was born on September 17, 1906 and was educated at the University of Arizona, where in 1927 she received her Bachelor's Degree with a major in English and a minor in anthropology. After finishing her Master's Degree at Arizona, the University hired her as a professor. During the Great Depression, Ellis went to the University of Chicago to pursue her Ph.D., which she received in 1934. Her thesis dissertation was based upon excavations she performed at Chetro Ketl in Chaco Canyon.

In 1934, the University of New Mexico hired her as an assistant professor. She remained at UNM until 1971. During her 37 years as a professor there, Ellis taught over 20 different courses. She specialized in dendrochonology, and participated in many digs at Chaco Canyon. After retirement, Ellis became involved in archaeology at Ghost Ranch in Abiqiu. Ellis held professor emerita status until her death in 1991.


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Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. P.O. Box 2087
  3. The New Mexico History Museum
  4. Santa Fe, NM 87504-2087
  5. Phone: 505:476-5090
  6. Fax: 505-476-5104
  7. Email:
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Inventory of the Florence Hawley Ellis Collection, 1928-1979
Processed by SNR
© 2008
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Finding aid is inEnglish

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