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Dorothy Morehead Hill Collection
MSS 160  
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Description
The collection of Native Americans of Northeastern California materials is organized by people, places, tribes, titles, subject and research files and field notes.
Background
Dorothy Jean Morehead Hill was born May 6, 1922 to Margaret and James Morehead on a ranch west of Chico (Butte County). Ms. Hill graduated from Chico High School in 1939 and went on to the University of California, Berkeley, graduating in 1943 with degrees in Physical Education and Natural Science. In 1944, Dorothy married Mack Hill, an instructor for the Army Air Corp stationed in Chico during World War II. They raised three daughters: Kathryn, Carol, and Margaret (Maggie). Ms. Hill returned to school at Chico State College and earned a teaching credential and a master’s degree in Anthropology. She went on to teach at Butte College. Ms. Hill wrote and published several monographs relating to regional Native American history. Ms. Hill was involved in Daughters of the American Revolution, Bidwell Mansion Restoration Society, and the Association for Northern California Records and Research. Ms. Hill died September 12, 1998.
Extent
46 boxes, 20.42 linear feet.
Restrictions
The collection is to be used ONLY for education and research purposes. No other use of the material is permitted. Questions about this agreement should be referred to Special Collections.
Availability
Collection is open for research.