A collection of photographs and postcards focusing on Navajo and Hopi Indians and various Indian schools and schoolchildren
mostly dating from the 1920s, and compiled by Los Angeles teacher and journalist Sigurd Russell (1885-1946).
Teacher and journalist Sigurd Russell (1885-1946) became a well-seasoned traveler in his formative years after being moved
around Europe for his
education. In order to support himself as an adult, he became a journalist, and founded the Lamanda Park Herald
(later the East Pasadena Herald) in 1915. Russell later became a teacher at Los Angeles High School, and used school
vacations to travel to the Southwest. During these trips, he may have written about the Indians who lived there for the Southwest
Museum, as Charles F. Lummis frequently attended parties at the Russell house. In his later years, Russell’s health grew worse
died due to heart complications in 1946. [For additional information, see the transcript of oral interview with Beatrice Russell
Beck in Huntington library files.]
144 photographs and 22 postcards in 1 box; prints and postcards 12 x 16.5 cm. (4.75 x 6.5 in.) and smaller.
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