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Collection Overview

Creator:
Card, Virginia D., 1919-2003
Title:
Virginia Card Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1v53jw99f
Dates:
1893-2002
Size:
17 boxes and 7.1 linear feet
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-17
Language:
English

Abstract

Virginia Card is a Native American of Delaware and Creek descent. Consists of correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, and audio-visual material. The collection is especially noteworthy for Virginia Card's extensive documentation of the activities of Native American communities in California.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

This collection consists of correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, and audio-visual material. Cards writings include essays and opinion pieces on Native American topics as well as her personal reminiscences of people and events, and may be supplemented by corresponding photographs. Card's subject files include notes and research on Native American groups and organizations as well as social and legal issues. The audio-visual material includes audio correspondence from Virginia Card, reminiscences, documentary recordings of events, and mixed music tapes. The collection is especially noteworthy for Virginia Card's extensive documentation of the activities of Native American communities in California.

Collection Creator Biography:

Card, Virginia D., 1919-2003

Virginia Card (née Stilwell, 1919-2003), an American Indian of Creek and Delaware descent, spent the first forty-five years of her life in and around Klamath Falls, Oregon. She moved to Sacramento, California, in the early 1970s and became involved in various American Indian movements. She was active in the Sacramento Indian Center and edited two Native American newsletters, the United Tribes Sunbeam and the Moccasin Telegraph. Virginia Card died on December 15, 2003.

Collection History

Acquisition:

These papers were donated as fifteen separate gifts from Virginia Card (1987-2004), eight separate gifts from Joan Cassidy (1988-1996), two gifts from Elizabeth First (1997, 2004), and one gift from Karin Whittlesey (2011).

Appraisal

The United Tribes Sunbeam and the Moccasin Telegraph were transferred to the rare book collections in 1991; they may be requested through the library's online catalog. 0.4 linear feet of photocopies of published law articles readily available from other sources were discarded in 2011.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Dexter Palmer and Jannon Stein in 2001. Finding aid written by Dexter Palmer and Jannon Stein in 2001. Finding aid updated by Regine Heberlein in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

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. Patrons may request digital copies of original analog media, but will be responsible for the cost of digital conversion, payable in advance. Turn-around time for such requests will depend on the size and scope of the project. Requests should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form.

Credit this material:

Virginia Card Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/1v53jw99f
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-17