A Guide to the Mardith Schuetz-Miller Papers, 1954-1983
Mardith Keithly was born in Springfield, Missouri, on 1929 November 13, the daughter of Thomas Graves and Amy Miller Keithly. After attending Drury College (now Drury University) and Southwest Missouri State College (now Missouri State University), both in Springfield, Mardith graduated with a B.A. degree in anthropology-sociology at the University of Missouri in Columbia in 1950. Soon after, she entered the museum field and held curatorial positions at Texas Technological College (now Texas Tech University) in Lubbock, Texas, and the Witte Memorial Museum in San Antonio, Texas. She continued her studies at Trinity University in San Antonio, obtaining a M.A. in anthropology-sociology in 1970, and went on to obtain a doctorate at the University of Texas in 1980, producing a groundbreaking study of the native peoples of the Spanish missions of south Texas.
Throughout her career, Schuetz-Miller has directed archaeological excavations in Texas, the American Southwest, and Latin America and has written extensively on the archaeology and history of those areas.
Mardith Keithly married Roy Thomas Schuetz of Chicago, Illinois, in 1950. The couple had three children.
Mardith K. Schuetz biographical file, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.
Schuetz, Mardith Keithly. "The Indians of the San Antonio Missions, 1718-1821." Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1980.
Made up of typescripts of her historical writings, the Mardith Schuetz-Miller papers detail aspects of Texas history, particularly the Spanish mission period of the San Antonio area. A large part of the papers consists of the typescript of Schuetz-Miller’s doctoral dissertation on the mission Indians of the San Antonio. The typescript includes some annotations and two versions of one of the chapters. Also included are shorter articles on the architecture and construction practices of the mission buildings, in typescript and published form. Some source material is also part of the papers.
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[Identification of item], Mardith Schuetz-Miller Papers, 1954-1983, Col 12592, Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library, San Antonio, Texas.
Gift of Eugene George, 2004 September.
These papers were held by Eugene George, a member of Schuetz’s dissertation committee, and donated to the DRT Library with her permission.
Processed by Warren Stricker, 2004 October.
Finding aid edited and encoded by Caitlin Donnelly, 2011 March.
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