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Dorothy L. Pillsbury Photograph Collection

Identifier: PICT-000-271

Scope and Content

Collection contains portraits of Dorothy Pillsbury in old age: holding a cat in a Pueblo Revival style interior, reading to a child in the Ernie Pyle Branch of the Albuquerque Public Library, in front of the bookmobile in Aztec, New Mexico. Other photographs include: the Governor of San Felipe Pueblo with a Lincoln cane (1949); a snapshot of Mrs. Mildred Holtz and another of Gladys Boland (a teacher) and her husband in South Dunbury, Mass.; a woman seated on a tractor surrounded by children; a modern copy photograph of three men dressed as prospectors holding burros loaded with mining supplies; exterior and interior views of Bel Ashley, a 200-year old home in New Hampshire. Prints are 26 x 20.5 cm or smaller and some are color.


  • 1950-1970


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Duplication of materials allowed for research purposes in most cases. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information see the Photographs and Images Research Guide and contact the Pictorial Archivist.


Dorothy L. Pillsbury was born in May of 1888, in New Jersey. She was schooled in California, New Mexico, Mexico, and Puerto Rico where she conducted research for her writing. After moving to New Mexico she became a full time writer. Pillsbury's four published books relate to the culture of New Mexico. She died in Santa Fe on April 15, 1967.


20 items (1 folder) : 20 photographic prints

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Collection contains portraits of Dorothy Pillsbury.

Physical Location

B2. Small Collections box 4. Filed by Pictorial Number.

Alternate Format Available

Two photos from the Dorothy L. Pillsbury Photograph are available online via New Mexico Digital Collections.

Separated Material

Photographs separated from the Dorothy L. Pillsbury Papers.
Finding Aid of the Dorothy L. Pillsbury Photograph Collection, 1950-1970
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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