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Dorothy Dunn and Taos Day School Pictorial Collection

Identifier: PICT-2005-031

Scope and Content

These photographs depict Dorothy Dunn and Max Kramer at their Taos residence and outside the Taos Day School. Also included are images of Dunn, Kramer and their daughter Etel in the mid-1940s.


  • 1940-1978

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Dorothy Dunn (December 2, 1903 – July 5, 1992) was an American art instructor who established The Studio School at the Santa Fe Indian School in 1932, acting as director until 1937. Dunn instructed at Santo Domingo Pueblo Day School from 1928-1930. Dunn married Max Kramer in the late 1930s and had one daughter, Etel Kramer. Dunn was an influential and controversial figure in the commodification of Native American art, art instruction of Native Americans, and in the history of art education.


14 items (1 box) : 14 photographs

Language of Materials



Photographs of Dorothy Dunn, Max Kramer, and the Taos Day School.

Physical Location

B2. Shelved in Small Collections Box 10

Collection Available Online

Two photographs from the Dorothy Dunn and Taos Day School Collection are available in digital format Photo 1 and Photo 2 on New Mexico Digital Collections.

Processing Information

Collection was processed in September 2018.
Finding Aid of the Dorothy Dunn and Taos Day School Pictorial Collection, 1940-1978
Rachel Donovan
© 2012
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Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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

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