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Tessa J. Dalton Papers

Identifier: JM005


This collection contains publications, photographs taken by Tessa J. Dalton, negatives and contact sheets, clippings and articles about Michener, correspondence, interviews on cassette tapes, a copy of the manuscript for "In Search of Centennial" with corrections by Tessa Dalton, slides, photo documentation, and other related materials.


  • 1972
  • Existence: 1999, Acquisition


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Source of Acquisition

Gift of Tessa J. Dalton in 1999. Additional materials received at a later date.

Custodial History

The photographs in Box 1, Folder 19 were found in the Tessa Dalton Collection. However, none of the photographs have a copyright notice or signature indicating that they were taken by Dalton.

Other Descriptive Information

Roiann M. Baird completed the "Preliminary Inventory of Tessa Dalton Materials" in May 1999. Roiann M. Baird was the James A. Michener-Endowed Archivist, James A. Michener Library, University of Northern Colorado and Assistant Professor of University Libraries at the time she completed the inventory. She received a B.S. from North Dakota State University and a M.L.S. from Emporia State University. Additional materials were added at a later date.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. For more information contact James A. Michener Library, Archival Services Department, University of Northern Colorado, campus Box 48, Greeley, CO 80639, Phone: (970) 351-2854, E-mail:

Biographical or Historical Information

Tessa J. Dalton was James A. Michener's official photographer while he was doing research for his novel Centennial. Tessa J. Dalton webpage: written by Shirley Soenksen


1.25 Linear Feet (1 Box) : Previously 3 boxes at 4.50 linear feet

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Tessa J. Dalton Papers
Under Revision
Melissa Gurney Schultz
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639