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Ann and Susan Kent Collection

Identifier: Coll 0044

Scope and Contents

Notes, Correspondence, Masters Thesis, Ephemera Collection consists of various documentation related to Susan Kent and Ann Kent’s travels in the Southwest and Mexico between 1926 and 1930, attending the UNM Field School sessions in 1929 and 1930. This includes correspondence, Field School Bulletins, written accounts from Anna Kent of her experiences, copies of articles, and the Masters thesis of Susan Kent.


  • 1924–1982 (bulk dates: 1924-1933)


Biographical / Historical

Ann and Susan Kent were the daughters of Professor Edward Kent of Madison, New Jersey. With their family they frequently traveled to the west in the summers of the late 1920s. Starting in 1926 they spent time visiting Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana. In 1929 and 1930, Edward Kent secured admission for his daughters into the University of New Mexico Field School at Chaco Canyon, where they were able to participate in excavating sites such as Chetro Ketl. They also went with Dr. Edgar Hewitt to Mexico in the summer of 1930.


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Language of Materials



In original order.


The collection was created by Ann and Susan Kent, and is largely related to their travels in the Southwest, and their participation in the UNM Field Schools of 1929 and 1930. In 2007 this collection was donated by Susan's son, John C. Hubbard Jr.


Finding Aid for Ann and Susan Kent Collection
Coll 0044
Chaco Culture National Historical Park, National Park Service
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Repository Details

Part of the NPS Chaco Culture National Historical Park Repository

Chaco Culture NHP & Aztec Ruins NM Museum & Archives Program
Hibben Center Rm 307 - MSC01 1050
450 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque NM 87106 USA