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Bookkeeping, taxes, expenses, 1953-1960

 File — binder: 150
Identifier: 6.2

Scope and Contents Note

From the Collection: The Maria Chabot Papers contains materials collected by Maria Chabot. Included are personal records; diaries and travel diaries; extensive correspondence dating from 1933 to 2001 with colleagues, family, and friends; interviews with Chabot; photographs, slides, and negatives; notebooks, research notes, writings, brochures, photocopies, and other miscellaneous papers; as well as a small number of materials related to Chabot family history including family albums, histories, photographs and records. The bulk of the materials relate to Maria Chabot's research, writing, and literary work. There are more than 60 drafts or completed short stories, novels, and non-fiction materials that Chabot generated over the years, along with rejection letters she received from publishers; copies of the published articles on Indian arts and crafts that she wrote in the 1930s; and documents, notes, photographs, records and reports she generated when attending conferences, taking courses, and working on various projects. Chabot undertook significant projects in the 1930s and 1940s, including a photographic survey of Southwestern native and traditional arts and crafts with artist Dorothy N. Stewart; stewardship of the Los Luceros hacienda, deeded to her by museum founder Mary Cabot Wheelwright; and an unpublished book on her time as a companion of Georgia O'Keeffe at Ghost Ranch and the renovation of O'Keeffe's home in Abiquiu, New Mexico. The collection also contains books, newspaper and magazine clippings, art work, photographs, ephemera, and audiovisual materials of interest to Maria Chabot, which she collected over her lifetime.


  • 1953-1960

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials predominantly in English.

Access Restrictions

Photographs subseries contains some fragile materials. May require handling by the Archivist.


From the Collection: 74.4 Linear Feet (62 Full Hollinger boxes (15.25" x 5" x 10.25"): 25.85 Linear feet. 71 Half Hollinger boxes (15.25" x 2.5" x 10.25"): 14.84 Linear feet. 8 11x14 boxes: 9.36 Linear feet. 8 9x12 boxes: 9 Linear feet. 6 16x20 boxes: 10.02 Linear feet. 1 20x24 boxes: 2 Linear feet. 8 5x12 boxes: 3.33 Linear feet. 164 total boxes.)


Four sheets containing notes and adding machine tapes found together labeled, "1953" [Multiple sheets stapled together were moved to Los Luceros – Oversize Box 2 – "Bookkeeping …"- Box 29]. Sixteen sheets containing records, notes, and adding machine tapes found together labeled, "1954" [Two sheets of advertising moved to Los Luceros – Oversized Box 2 – "Bookkeeping …"- Box 29]. No records found for 1955. Fourteen sheets containing records, notes, adding machine tapes found labeled, "1956". Ten sheets of records and receipts dated 1957 found in various files. Eighteen sheets containing: a letter from Oliver Seth to Maria Chabot, Dec. 19, 1958; fifteen pages of the Los Luceros ledger for 1957; and two adding machine tapes. Sixteen sheets containing records, receipts and notes, dated 1958 and one letter from MC to Mrs. Kephart, Jan 29, 1958. Sixteen sheets containing records, receipts, notes, and adding machine tapes, dated 1959 and two letters: MC to Oliver Seth, Jan.26, 1959; MC to Kenneth Foster, July 5, 1959. Six sheets containing: notes; an attorney's bill; three inventories, dated 1960.


Repository Details

Part of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Repository

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe NM 87501 US