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Alfonso Ortiz Papers
Manuscripts Division
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1926-1993 (mostly 1960-1989)
86 boxes and 82.5 linear feet
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-86


Consists of personal, professional, and academic papers of the Pueblo anthropologist Alfonso Ortiz (1939-1997), including correspondence, working files, and materials related to the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA).

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection contains personal, professional, and academic papers of Alfonso Ortiz, a Pueblo Indian and anthropologist. The papers include his correspondence and working files, and materials related to the Association on American Indian Affairs (AAIA).


This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement.

Collection Creator Biography:

Órtiz, Alfonso, 1939-1997

Alfonso Ortiz was born in San Juan Pueblo in New Mexico. Fluent in Tewa, Ortiz studied sociology at the University of New Mexico and anthropology at the University of Chicago, earning his Ph.D. in 1967. Ortiz's anthropological work was concerned primarily with the history and culture of the American Indians of the southwest.

Collection History


Gift of Juliana, Elena, and Nico Ortiz in 1997. Accessioned in 2003 (AM2004-20).


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory. The collection inventory was created by Paul Koepp in 2003.

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. 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.

Credit this material:

Alfonso Ortiz Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-86