Contents and Arrangement

Talk about the Mission's Needs, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of miscellaneous manuscripts and 143 photographs documenting the Navajo mission in San Juan County, New Mexico, that was started by Mrs. Eldridge and Miss Raymond.

75 of the photographs are in a disbound scrapbook with 16 leaves of black-and-white gelatin silver snapshots (ranging from 8x8 cm. to 11x8 cm.), many of which have hand-written captions. Subjects include 34 images of mission life and environment (including many pictures of schoolchildren), 26 images of the native Navajo lifestyles on the reservation (including dwellings and farming), and 15 snapshots of the local environs (including the town of Farmington and the mission at Two Gray Hills).

68 additional photographs are loose and sleeved individually, consisting of cyanotype and gelatin silver snapshots. Many images have hand-written captions on the verso. Subjects are similar, with 47 prints of mission life and environment, 12 prints of the native Navajo lifestyles on the reservation, and 9 images of the local environs (including adobe formations).

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

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.

Credit this material:

Talk about the Mission's Needs; Navajo Mission Collection, WC116, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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