Guide to the Dorothy J. Stacey papers

Table of Contents

Collection Overview

Collection Inventory+/-

Biographical Note/Historical Note

Content Description

Collection Use

Administrative Information


Collection Overview +/-

Title: Dorothy J. Stacey papers
Dates: 1925-1996 (inclusive)
Collection Number: MSS-022
Summary: This collection consists primarily of materials collected by Dorothy J. Stacey while she attended Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating in 1931, and as a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. In addition there are alumni and donor memorablia she collected or wrote in later years. The materials date from 1925-1996.
Repository: Westminster College, Giovale Library
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
Phone: (801) 832-2250

Collection Inventory +/-

box 1, folder 1: Songs of Delta Delta Delta, 8th edition (1925-1932)
box 1, folder 2: Salt Lake City Alliance, Delta Delta Delta (directory) (1934-1935)
box 1, folder 3: Letters, notecards, and newspaper clippings (1982-1996, undated)
box 1, folder 4: Vintage reunion (Westminster College alumni souvenir book) (1984 July 20-21)
box 1, folder 5: Career reminiscences (Dorothy Stacey autobiography) (1996 October 17)
box 1, folder 6: A time for Westminster reunion weekend (publicity brochure) (1996 October 17-19)
box 1, folder 7: Bible stories (handwritten book inscribed "To Mother from Dorothy and Grandmother")

Biographical Note/Historical Note +/-

Dorothy J. Stacey was born circa 1913 in Idaho to Eugene and Frances G. Stacey. Her father Eugene was born circa 1878 in Kansas to parents born in England. Her mother Frances was born circa 1877 in Ohio. The couple had four children, Dorothy was born about a year after her older sister Frances M Stacey. A younger sister (Lillian L. Stacey) followed a year after Dorothy, and Dorothy's brother (Eugene G. Stacey) five years after that. Dorothy graduated in June 1931 from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah with 19 other classmates. She then went to the University of Utah where she received a B.A. in romance languages. She graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi. Since it is was difficult to find a job at that time, she continued her education at the university and received a Master's degree in French and Spanish.

In 1936 Stacey was hired to teach French and Spanish at Westminster College where she remained for 5 years. However, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, she left the college to become a translator in the Bureau of Censorship in Nogales, Arizona. Later, she went to Washington D.C. to work in the Office of Inter-American Affairs. This led to a position in the International Fellowship Program within the U.S. Public Health Services Department where she worked for 30 years, moving from Administrative Assistant to Program Director. Her career provided her with the opportunity to travel all over the world and to meet many important and interesting people. However, she never forgot her friends and teaching experiences at Westminster College. Over the years, she has continued to make financial contributions to Westminster and attend events and reunions when possible, including funding for the Dorothy J. Stacey International Stipend, available to Westminster College students who wish to pursue educational opportunities abroad.

Sources of biographical note, viewed online October 21, 2014:

  • website: 1940 information from the U.S. Federal Census.
  • Family Search website at 1930 U.S. Federal Census information on Eugene Stacey family.
  • "New scholarship supports study abroad", Westminster College Review, Fall 2012 issue, p. 47.
  • Westminster College Yearbook Index The Etosian, 31 references to Stacey in 8 yearbooks dated 1930-1931 (as a student) and 1938-1943 (as a faculty member).

Content Description +/-

This collection consists primarily of materials collected by Dorothy J. Stacey while she attended Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah, graduating in 1931, and as a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority. In addition there are alumni and donor memorablia she collected or wrote in later years. The materials date from 1925-1996.

Box 1, Folder 1 contains a Delta Delta Delta songbook dated 1925; 10 pages from the 1932 Tri-Delta songbook have been tipped in.

Box 1, Folder 2 contains an officer and member directory for the Salt Lake City Alliance, Delta Delta, Delta, 1934-1935. The cover of this small booklet is autographed "Dorothy J. Stacey" on the cover.

Box 1, Folder 3 contains miscellaneous letters, notecards, and newspaper clippings. There is a letter dated March 17, 1985 from her longtime Westminster friend Hettie Kelm and a letter from President Peggy Stock dated October 8, 1996. There is Westminster College campaign notecard, undated, sent from Janet A. Glaeser, Vice-President for Institutional Advancement, Westminster College of Salt Lake City thanking Stacey for her contribution, and two notecards (undated) from "Peggy" and "Janet". The clippings were probably sent from Hettie Kelm as the are in regards to her daughter Linda Kelm's vocal career. One is from a Salt Lake City paper, perhaps a Westminster College publication, mentioning that Linda Kelm is a Westminster College alum and studied voice at the college. The second is an article dated June 5, 1982 from the San Francisco Chronicle praising soprano Linda Kelm's debut with the San Francisco Opera in "Turnadot".

Box 1, Folder 4 contains a Westminster College "Vintage Reunion" souvenir book dated July 20-21, 1984 for the Classes of 1936-1943. The 66 p. booklet includes the program of the event, biographical information about members of the classes, and photographs and addresses of class members who attended the reunion.

Box 1, Folder 5 contains "Career reminiscences" written by Dorothy Stacey, dated October 17, 1996, presumably prepared for the October 1996 Westminster College reunion weekend.

Box 1, Folder 6 contains "A time for Westminster : reunion weekend, October 17-19, 1996", a small brochure mailed by Alumni Relations to alumni to announce the event.

Box 1, Folder 7 contains an undated handwritten book of Bible stories that includes illustrations from other publications (pasted in). The inscription reads "To Mother from Dorothy and Grandmother".

Collection Use +/-

Restrictions on Access:

Open to public research.

Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Twenty-four hours advance notice is encouraged.

Restrictions on Use:

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances.

Permission to publish material must be obtained from the director of the Giovale Library.

Preferred Citation:

Dorothy J. Stacey papers, 1925-1996, MSS-022, Giovale Library Archives, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Administrative Information +/-


Arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Information:

Donated in early 2010 to Westminster College by Ms. Dorothy J. Stacey.

Processing Note:

Processed by Giovale Library staff. Photographs from the 1984 and 1996 class reunions were separated from the collection and placed in the general photograph collection.


Stacey, Dorothy J.


Collection materials are in English.


0.2 linear feet

Language of the Finding Aid:


Author of the Finding Aid:

Finding aid written by Giovale Library staff; expanded October 2014 by Sarah Shaw.

EAD Creation Date:

2014 October 21 by Sarah Shaw


Describing Archives : A Content Standard (DACS)



Related Material:

Related collections and photographs in Giovale Library Archives:

Subjects +/-

Corporate Names:

Delta Delta Delta--Songs and music
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Alumni and alumnae
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Faculty
Westminster College (Salt Lake City, Utah : 1902-1983)--Students
University of Utah. Delta Delta Delta

Subject Terms:

College students--Utah--Salt Lake City--History--Sources
College students--Utah--Salt Lake City--Social life and customs
Greek letter societies--Utah--Salt Lake City
Fraternity songs
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--Utah--Salt Lake City

Form or Genre Terms:

Clippings (information artifacts)
Membership lists
Programs (documents)

Personal Names:

Glaeser, Janet A.
Kelm, Hettie
Kelm, Linda
Stacey, Dorothy J.--Archives
Stock, Peggy A.

Geographical Names:

Salt Lake City (Utah)--History--Sources