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Native American History
Collections include the papers of individuals, records of organizations that have historically influenced policy toward American Indians, photographs of American Indians, and the records of American Indian groups.
The Records of the Association on American Indian Affairs (MC147) document the corporate life of an influential and resilient player in the history of twentieth-century Native American advocacy. More than 500 boxes record the associations formation by non-Indians in New York in 1922 to its re-establishment in South Dakota in 1995 under a wholly Indian administration.
The McCarter and English Records on U.S. Indian Claims Cases (WC030) consists of materials collected by the law firm of McCarter & English of Newark, New Jersey in connection with representation of the Iowa, Sac and Fox, Otoe and Missouria, and Omaha tribes before the United States Indian Claims Commission between 1958 and 1970.
The Taos Blue Lake Collection (MC106) brings together four discrete collections: the papers of Barbara Greene Kilberg, a White House Presidential Fellow at the time of the dispute; the papers of Corinne Locker, secretary to Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA) president Oliver LaFarge (1901-1963) and later AAIA Southwest Field Secretary; the papers of Rufus G. Poole, regional attorney for the AAIA in New Mexico, and the papers of William G. Schaab, an Albuquerque attorney who became involved in the fight in 1967.
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Association on American Indian Affairs Records
The Records of the Association on American Indian Affairs consist primarily of textual records, with modest but revealing bodies of photographic and audiovisual material.
Alfonso Ortiz Collection of Native American Oral Literature
The collection consists of ten phonotapes of approximately fifty-five hours duration made primarily at San Juan Pueblo, New Mexico, by Ortiz to help preserve the language and the culture and to perpetuate the oral tradition of the Indian tribe.
Sheldon Jackson Collection of Indian Photographs
This collection consists of three portfolios of large leaves (76 x 64 cm.) with 576 photographic prints and 5 photomechanical photogravures of
Photographs of North American Indians
Consists of two disbound albums containing 1,025 mounted albumen photographs of North American Indians, including portraits of delegates to