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Dorothy Woodward Papers

Identifier: MSS-170-BC

Scope and Content

There are three folders of material in this collection. Folder 1 contains the meeting agenda for the Organization of American States, Inter-American Cultural Council and the studies to be discussed at their meeting in Lima, Peru, 1956. Most items are in Spanish, some in English, Portuguese and French. Folder 2 contains material for the Colegio Internacional de Estudios Luso-Brasileiros sponsored by the Library of Congress and Vanderbilt University, October 18-21, 1950. There are the opening remarks by Dr. Pedro Theotinio Pereira, President of the Portuguese Delegation, a list of participants, including Dr. Woodward, and English translations of papers presented in Portuguese at the colloquium. The third folder has Spanish and English material of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) Regional Conference on Free and Compulsory Education in Latin America. This folder also contains material from the Western Regional Conference of April 10, 1957 in San Francisco, California on the topic of adult education in the United States.


  • 1950-1957


Language of Materials

English Spanish Portuguese French

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biographical Information

Dorothy Woodward, historian and educator, was born in Clearfield, Pennsylvania in 1895. After receiving her Ph.D. from Yale in 1935, she joined the faculty at the University of New Mexico where she taught Latin American history. She served in the Woman's Army Corps. from 1944-45 and in the New Mexico Civil Air Patrol. She retired from UNM in 1956 and was appointed to the UNM Board of Regents in 1957. She resigned in May 1960. She died the following year on April 4 in Denver, Colorado.


1 box (.35 cu. ft.)


This collection contains documents of the Organization of American States, Inter-American Cultural Council and miscellaneous items pertaining to international conferences including the International Colloquium on Luso-Brazilian Studies on Portuguese Culture, and regional conferences in the United States and South America for free and compulsory education

Related Material

Women in New Mexico Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Marie Pope Wallis Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Photographs have been transferred to the Dorothy Woodward Photograph Collection.
Finding Aid of the Dorothy Woodward Papers, 1950-1957
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131