Contents and Arrangement

Series 4: Photographs, 1893-1989

3 boxes

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


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.


Arranged alphabetically by title. Family photographs are described at the beginning of the series; the historical photograph collection is described at the end.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

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.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions for Reproduction and 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.

Special Requirements for Access:

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:

Series 4: Photographs; Virginia Card Papers, WC033, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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