Carley Robinson Dawson is the daughter of composer Avery Robinson and Grace Chess Robinson, founder of the Mary Chess cosmetics business. She is a patron of belles lettres, the author of books for children and adults, and an ordained minister of Divine Science. The collection consists of papers and photographs. Photographs include personal images including vintage portraits of the Dawson, Robinson and Chess families, and Dawson's travels. Some images show Dawson at work in the Mary Chess Co. laboratories.
- Creation: 1832-1977
- Creation: Majority of material found within 1890-1977
- Dawson, Carley, 1909-2005 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Collection is open to the public.
Collection must be used in Reading Room.
Conditions Governing Use note
Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to . The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
19.5 linear feet : 10 record storage boxes, 6 photo boxes
Language of Materials
Box Numbers with content descriptions
Box 1, Prints, 4x5 Box 2, Prints, 4x5 Box 3, Prints, 5x7 Box 4, Prints, 5x7 Box 5, Prints, 8x10 Box 6, Large prints
Separated Materials note
Photographs in this collection are stored separately under call number PH124.
General Physical Description note
- Guide to the Carley Robinson Dawson papers
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- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.