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Series 2: Issues and Legislation, 1971-1999
Collection Description & Creator Information
Byler's papers document his work on behalf of the Native American community after leaving the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA). The papers include legal memoranda, draft and final agreements between Native American communities and companies or government agencies, and court documents, as well as topical files of related legislation and reports on the issues. The majority of the cases are concerned with water and land rights of individual tribes. Other issues include the use of natural resources and mining, tribal status, social services, and legislation that effected Native American communities. The collection also includes administrative and financial documents from the firms Gerard, Byler and Associates and William Byler Associates, along with the papers of legislative consultant Fraser Barron.
Materials in this series have been intellectually grouped together; however, they remain in their original physical order as received from the donor.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No material was separated during processing in 2008 or 2015.
During reprocessing in 2018, approximately one linear foot of receipts and invoices for individual expenses were discarded. The financial statements of Byler's firms, monthly invoices to tribal leadership, and other more substantial financial documents were retained.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
- Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Materials in this collection have been treated for mold; however, materials may still be fragile and exhibit signs of damage. Researchers should exercise caution when handling these materials.
- Credit this material:
Series 2: Issues and Legislation; William Byler Papers, MC201, 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): Boxes 4; 6; 8-9; 11; 14-18; 20; 22
- Byler, William