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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.


  • 1880-1975


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mildred Miles Dillman papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

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.


1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.05 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Donated by William K. Kelly in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; William K. Kelly; 1991.


II B V VI; Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history.

II B V IV; Ethnic and Minority History.

Related Materials

Related to MSS 1524.

Separated Materials

A letterbook dated 1880 was separated from the collection in 1995.

Processing Information

Folder 2 labeled and removed from Box 1 to be placed in cold storage in 2008. Additional folders labeled as 3+ and left in Box 1 in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed; Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator; 2008.

Register of Mildred Miles Dillman papers
Melissa Cowles, student processor and John Murphy, curator
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States