- Collection Overview
- Collection Description & Creator Information
- Access & Use
- Collection History
- Find Related Materials
Collection Description & Creator Information
The materials in this subseries are arranged in alphabetical order, initially by state and then by tribe (e.g. San Carlos Apache), organization (e.g. American Indian Community House), or other subject (e.g. Tongue River Railroad Extension). In many instances, the name of a tribe is preceded by that of its reservation, reflecting the fact that members of the same Indian nation are often dispersed among two or more reservations. Some tribes are formally recognized as residing in two or more states and have been organized accordingly. The largest of these is the Navajo, whose far-flung territory encompasses parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Files relating to the Navajo have been grouped beneath this tri-state heading in the overall alphabetical sequence. Other tribes with a multiple heading include the Colorado River Tribes of Arizona and California, the Ute Mountain Tribe of Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah, and the Goshute of Nevada and Utah. Material of a miscellaneous nature has likewise been organized by state and can be found in a general file at the end of each sequence of files. It should be noted that in the interests of simplicity, North and South Dakota have been treated as one unit under the collective term, "Dakotas."
No information about appraisal is available for this collection prior to the 2007 addition. Materials related to particular scholarships were separated from the August 2007 addition [ML.2007.027] and returned to the donor as requested.
No materials were separated from subsequent additions in 2008-2015. The exception is the 2014 addition [ML.2014.007]; AAIA newsletters that had already been catalogued by Princeton's Firestone Library were removed.
Approximately 1.5 linear feet consisting of routine financial information, personnel records, and other out-of-scope materials were removed from the October 2016 addition [ML.2016.034].
These records were processed with the generous support of The National Endowment for the Humanities and The John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Fund.
- Processing Information
These Records were initially arranged and described between December 1995 - June 1997 by John S. Weeren, with the able assistance of many hands and, in particular, Tom Rosko, Mitra Martin, Christina Aragon, and Shawneequa Callier. Additions received from 2005 to 2008 were processed in 2008 by Lynn Durgin. An inventory, the MARC record and the finding aid were updated at this time. Materials from subsequent additions from 2009-2016 were added to the collection as separate series. Box and folder lists for these additionss were created and the MARC record and finding aid were updated. Some materials in the May 2011, September 2012, and 2014 additions were re-housed in archival boxes or folders during accessioning. Digital materials in Series 8 were processed by Elena Colon-Marrero in July 2015.
Access & Use
- Conditions Governing Access
All records in Series 2, Subseries 2 are open for reseach use.
- Conditions Governing Use
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.
This collection contains materials acquired from an Apple iMac desktop computer and other unknown desktop computers. Researchers are responsible for meeting the technical requirements needed to access these materials, including any and all hardware and software.
- Credit this material:
Minto; Association on American Indian Affairs Records, MC147, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Box 184
- Existence and Location of Copies
Materials in this subseries have been digitized in their entirety and are available for members of the Princeton University community to view here.
This portion of the collection has been microfilmed by Primary Source Microfilm as Series 2, Part 2 of its Native America: A Primary Record microfilm collection. The guide to this microfilm edition is available here. Search WorldCat for "Native America: A Primary Record, Series 2" to determine where the microfilm collection is available near you or where it may be requested from through interlibrary loan.
- Other Finding Aids
A microfilm edition of Series 2, Subseries 1 and 2 of this collection was produced by Primary Source Microfilm in 2004 as part of its Native America: A Primary Record microfilm collection. The guide to Series 2, Parts 1 and 2 of the microfilm collection (comprising of Series 2, Subseries 1 and Subseries 2 of the AAIA records at Mudd Library) is available here.
- Cook Inlet Native Association
Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council
Alaska Federation of Natives
American Indian Community House (New York, N.Y.)
American Indian Defense Association
American Indian Development Corporation
Association of Contract Tribal Schools
Association of Village Council Presidents
United States. American Indian Policy Review Commission
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
United States., Department of the Intérior
Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc.
Inter Tribal Council of Arizona
Inuit Circumpolar Conference
John Hay Whitney Foundation
National congress of American Indians
National Indian Education Association
Organization for Social and Technical Innovation
Burge, Moris S.
Cohen, Felix S., 1907-1953
Collier, John, 1884-1968
Debo, Angie, 1890-1988
Emerson, Haven, 1874-1957
Ernst, Roger C., 1914-
Flute, Jerry, 1939-
Forbes, Henry Stone, 1882-
Forbes, Hildegarde B.
Hanley, Joy J., 1940-
Kimble, Gary Niles
La Farge, Oliver, 1901-1963
Lesser, Alexander, 1902-1982
Madigan, La Verne
Órtiz, Alfonso, 1939-1997
Resnick, Idrian N.
Smith, Corinna Lindon, 1876-1965
Unger, Steven, 1946-