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Guide to the Dorothy Chancellor Collection, 1885-1985
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dorothy Chancellor Collection,
    Date (inclusive): 1885-1985
    Origination: Chancellor, Dorothy
    Extent: 9 boxes
    Repository: Pasadena Museum of History
    Pasadena, California 91103-3594
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open to the public for research. Use is restricted by rules intended to protect and preserve the materials in good condition for the future. For additional information please contact the Pasadena Museum of History.

    Publication Rights

    Use of the materials is governed by all applicable copyright law. The Pasadena Museum of History reserves the right to restrict any materials from reproduction at any time. Property rights reside with the Pasadena Museum of History. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. The Museum's physical ownership of the materials in its collection does not imply ownership of copyright. It is the user's responibility to reslove any copyright issues related to the use and distribution of reproduced materials. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Pasadena Museum of History.

    Preferred Citation

    Suggested citation of these records: [Identification of item], Dorothy Chancellor Collection, Research Library and Archives, Pasadena Museum of History.

    Biographical Note

    Dorothy Chancellor (1910-1985) was born and raised in Pasadena. Her parents were R.O. Albany and Helen Chancellor. R.O. Albany Chancellor served as private secretary to Conway Campbell-Johnston for many years. Helen Chancellor's father was at one time Rector of Church of the Angels on Avenue 64 and R.O.A. Chancellor was its treasurer for many years. Dorothy Chancellor graduated from Pasadena High School in 1928 and went on to work in the Pasadena school system from 1929-1960. She was an office clerk at McKinley Junior High for many years and an office secretary at Muir High School at the time of her retirement. Dorothy Chancellor's aunt was Ruth Thompson, who wrote children's books including, Comrades of the Desert in 1920.

    Scope and Content

    The Dorothy Chancellor Collection (1885-1985) includes personal, business, and legal papers and correspondence, family photos, books, scrapbooks, artwork, and schoolwork.