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Native American Art and Artist Ephemera Collection
MS.254  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Native American Art and Artist Ephemera Collection
    Dates: 1902-2008
    Collection Number: MS.254
    Creator/Collector:
    Extent: 3.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
    Repository: Autry National Center
    Los Angeles, California 90027
    Abstract: This collection consist of brochures, programs, and promotional material created throughout the 20th and early 21st centuries by museums, non-profit organizations, community centers, and art galleries that focus on Native American artists, artwork, music, and performances.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at room@theautry.org.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    Native American Art and Artist Ephemera Collection. Autry National Center

    Acquisition Information

    This collection was assembled by staff from various library purchases and donations ending in 2008.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consist of brochures, programs, and promotional material created by museums, non-profit organizations, community centers, and art galleries that focus on Native American artists, artwork, music, and performances. Arrangement: Series 1: Native American Art and Performance, 1902-2004 This series represents materials which feature the artwork and performance of Native American cultures throughout the country, with emphasis on the Southwest and the Plains Indians. There are also a few examples of Native Alaskan sculpture. Series 2: Native American Artists, 20th – 21st Century Each folder in this series contains exhibit brochures of Native American artists. The series is divided into two boxes with folders arranged alphabetically by last name. When two or more artists are exhibited in one brochure, the brochure is filed with the first listed artist. Though most artist folders contain only one brochure, there are multiple items for Bob Haozous, Allan Houser, Doug Hyde, Dan Namingha, and Fritz Scholder. Series 3: Native American Organizations, 1971-2008 This series contains brochures, letters, and newsletters from Native American charities, scholarship foundations, and tribal organizations as well as Native American museums and government organizations. This series also holds Powwow programs and items from Indian schools. Each organization is represented by a folder. Preliminary inventory and finding aid drafted by Natalie Sims 2010. Finding aid updated by Anna Liza Posas, 2013. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

    Indexing Terms

    Indian art
    Indian arts
    Indian artists
    Indians of North America -- Music
    Indians of North America -- Drama
    Indian dance
    Indian artists -- Exhibitions
    Powwows
    Indians of North America -- Education
    Indians of North America -- Government relations
    Indians of North America -- Museums
    Brochures
    Programs
    Articles
    Clippings

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