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Dillman, Mildred Miles, 1893-1980



  • Existence: 1893 - 1980

Biographical History

Mildred Miles Dillman (1893-1980) was a teacher, author, historian, and researcher on the subject of Ute history.

Mildred was born July 3, 1893. On July 1, 1916, she married Ray Eugene Dillman. Throughout her life she was a teacher, author, historian, and researcher on the topics of Ute history, ethnography, and archaeology. She was called a "woman of many baskets" by the Ute tribes because of her interest in collecting artifacts.

She died in March of 1980.

FamilySearch, May 16, 2011: (Mildred Myrtle Miles Dillman: b. July 3, 1893; m. July 1, 1916 to Ray Eugene Dillman; d. March 1980)

UPB files, May 16, 2011 (Taught, wrote about, and studied Ute Indian history, ethnography, and archaeology; Called "Woman of many baskets")

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Mildred Miles Dillman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 6164
Scope and Contents

Contains various materials concerning Native American and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint news. Includes photographs, slides, maps, postcards, sketches of various sites and Native Americans; letters, a supper report, miscellaneous notes, poems, and lists; Native American symbols sheets, articles, and newspaper clippings concerning Native Americans and Latter-Day Saints.

Dates: 1880-1975

Mildred Miles Dillman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1524
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, personal and published writings, research notes, newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, paintings, and memorabilia. The collection relates largely to Dillman's studies on the Ute Indians and on the Uintah Basin of Utah.

Dates: 1920-1979

Mildred Miles Dillman photographs and other material

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS P 578
Scope and Contents

Collection includes 400 photographs, postcards, and slides collected and created by Dillman between the 1900s and the 1970s. Images are of Native Americans, predominantly Utes.

Dates: approximately 1900-1979

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Archaeology 2
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 2
Letters 2
Photographs 2
Ute Indians -- Photographs 2