Guide to the John C. Rouillard Papers

Finding Aid Authors: Amanda Lanthorne.
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Guide to the John C. Rouillard Papers 1971/1983

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: John C. Rouillard Papers
Dates: 1971-1983
Identification: MS-0354
Creator: Rouillard, John C., 1928-1983
Physical Description: 8.76 linear ft
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Biographical Information:

John C. Rouillard was born on December 31, 1928 in Rapid City, South Dakota. He was a Santee Dakota Sioux, and attended the Government Indian School on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. He later attended Washington and Lee High School. After graduating, Rouillard joined the US Army of Occupation in Japan as an infantryman and bandsmen. In 1948, he left the service to begin college. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1952 with a bachelor’s in music education. Rouillard then taught music at the high school level. Six years later he received a master’s in music, also from Northwestern. In 1969, Rouillard moved to San Diego and began working as a music instructor at Helix High School. In 1971, he was asked to help with Native American education at San Diego State. He initially worked for the Equal Opportunity Program for Native Americans. In this position, he helped to increase the attendance and retention of Native American students at San Diego State by helping students obtain financial aid and tutoring assistance. A year later, Rouillard began his twelve-year tenure as the first Chair of the American Indian Studies department. He also started lecturing at Grossmont College. As chair, Rouillard developed courses in Native American music, education, language, and history. He also applied for, received, and managed numerous grants, including a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for the All-Yuman Applied Workshop in Language and Culture; as well as a California Council for the Humanities grant in Public Policy, Treaty Rights, and Sovereignty Forum.
In addition to his work at San Diego State, Rouillard was active in numerous professional organizations, and served on various commissions, committees, and boards. He worked as a consultant to the Bureau of Indian Affairs; and was active in the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), the National Congress of American Indians, the National Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies Association, and the California Indian Education Association (CIEA). President Jimmy Carter also appointed Rouillard to a three-year term on the National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) in 1979.
Rouillard passed away in 1983.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

San Diego State University. Dept. of American Indian Studies
United States. National Advisory Council on Indian Education

Topical Term:

American Indian studies
Indian educators -- San Diego

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, John C. Rouillard Papers, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Chicano and Chicana Studies Department Records

Arrangement of Materials:

I. General Files, 1971-1983
II. Study Files, 1976-1981
III. Organizational Files, 1972-1982
1. California Indian Education Association (CIEA) Files, 1972-1978
2. California Postsecondary Education Commission Files, 1975-1979
3. Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board Files, 1976-1977
4. Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing Files, 1971-1973
5. Indian Policy Review Commission Files, 1976
6. National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Files, 1979-1982
7. National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Files, 1978-1981
8. San Diego City Schools Community Advisory Committee Files, 1978

Scope and Contents

The John C. Rouillard Papers document Rouillard’s tenure with the American Indian Studies department, as well as his participation in and involvement with numerous Native American organizations, councils, and committees.  The collection includes correspondence, lectures, notes, memorandums, reports, studies, conference material, and proposals.  The majority of the material focuses on Rouillard’s membership in various organizations regarding Native American education.  The collection is divided into three series: General Files, Study Files, and Organizational Files.
The General Files (1971-1983) document Rouillard’s academic interests and activities while serving as chair of the American Indian Studies department.  Of particular interest are the lectures in Rouillard’s "personal file" that include information about the creation of the department, as well as Rouillad’s philosophies and techniques pertaining to Native American education.  Arranged alphabetically, this series also includes correspondence, conference materials, memorandums, notes, manuscripts, and reports.
The Study Files (1976-1981) document Rouillard’s participation in several studies related to his work and the development of Native American education.  These studies include correspondence, court briefs, minutes, agendas, hearings, reports, memorandums, and position papers. This series is arranged alphabetically by study title.  Of particular interest are the disease and health care statistics for Native Americans in the feasibility study for a Native American medical school.
The Organizational Files (1972-1982) document Rouillard’s membership and activities with various Native American-related organizations, commissions, councils, and boards during the 1970s.  The series includes meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, and memorandums.  The series is divided into eight sub-series:  California Indian Education Association Files (1972-1978), the California Postsecondary Education Commission Files (1975-1979), the Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board Files (1976-1977), the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing Files (1971-1973), the Indian Policy Review Commission Files (1976), the National Advisory Council on Indian Education Files (1979-1982), the National Indian Education Association Files (1979-1981), and the San Diego City Schools Community Advisory Committee Files (1978).  Of note are the Community Advisory Committee files, which include cultural elementary school lesson plans dating from the late 1970s.  Committee members were tasked with editing, commenting, and making recommendations for these plans.

Detailed List of Contents

 

General Files

Box 1, Folder 1

Appointment to National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) 1979

Box 1, Folder 2

Canadian Embassy Proposal / Grant

Box 1, Folder 3

Conferences, Workshops, Lectures 1971-1976

Box 1, Folder 4

Conferences, Workshops, Lectures 1976-1977

Box 1, Folder 5

Conferences, Workshops, Lectures 1977-1978

Box 1, Folder 6

Conferences, Workshops, Lectures 1979-1980

Box 1, Folder 7

Conferences, Workshops, Lectures 1980-1982

Box 1, Folder 8

Conferences, Workshops, Lectures 1982

Box 1, Folder 9

Convocation on Indian Education 1977-1978

Box 2, Folder 1

Cultural Awareness Task Force - San Diego County Mental Health Services 1978-1979

Box 2, Folder 2

Dictionary of Native American Literature 1982

Box 2, Folder 3

Grants Awarded 1972-1982

Box 2, Folder 4

Handwritten Notes

Box 2, Folder 5

Handwritten Notes

Box 2, Folder 6

Indian Human Resource Center, Inc.

Box 2, Folder 7

Indian Tribal Sovereignty and Treaty Rights

Box 2, Folder 8

Legislative Review Conference November 4, 1977

Box 2, Folder 9

Los Angeles Unified School District - American Indian Curriculum Fair October 29-30, 1982

Box 2, Folder 10

Methodist Church - Ethnic Planning and Strategy Department

Box 2, Folder 11

Miscellaneous Acknowledgements 1971-1977

Box 2, Folder 12

Modern Language Institute at Flag Staff, Arizona (Native American Literature: Criticism & Curriculum) (Folder 1 of 2) Summer 1977

Box 2, Folder 13

Modern Language Institute at Flag Staff, Arizona (Native American Literature: Criticism & Curriculum) (Folder 2 of 2) Summer 1977

Box 3, Folder 1

Ninth Annual Report to the Congress of the U.S. National Advisory Council on Indian Education March 1983

Box 3, Folder 2

Overview of the Development of American Indian Studies at SDSU 1976

Box 3, Folder 3

Personal File - Lectures 1976

Box 3, Folder 4

Personal File - Resume and Newsclippings 1982-1983

Box 3, Folder 5

Pow Wow Programs 1979

Box 3, Folder 6

Proposal Reader for "Tracking of Higher Education Students Supported under the Indian Education Act"

Box 3, Folder 7

Publication Information for A Manual for the Development of American Indian and Alaskan Native Language Workshops 1983

Box 3, Folder 8

Reviews / Comments on Manuscripts, Proposals, Programs, Etc. 1979-1982

Box 3, Folder 9

Reviews / Comments on Manuscripts, Proposals, Programs, Etc. 1975-1981

Box 3, Folder 10

Reviews / Comments on Manuscripts, Proposals, Programs, Etc. 1979-1982

Box 3, Folder 11

Reviews / Comments on Manuscripts, Proposals, Programs, Etc. 1980-1981

Box 4, Folder 1

Reviews / Comments on Manuscripts, Proposals, Programs, Etc. 1978-1980

Box 4, Folder 2

Reviews / Comments on Manuscripts, Proposals, Programs, Etc. 1977-1978

Box 4, Folder 3

Review of Indian Education and a Forecast for the Future October 15, 1976

Box 4, Folder 4

Scarecrow Press 1979-1980

Box 4, Folder 5

San Diego State University (SDSU) Weekly 1978-1979

Box 4, Folder 6

Symposium on American Indian Studies at UCLA 1978

Box 4, Folder 7

Testimony to the Subcommittee on Bilingual / Bicultural Education October 27, 1975

Box 4, Folder 8

Works in Progress Project Assert Spring 1981

 

Studies

Box 4, Folder 9

Definition of Indian Study 1978-1982

Box 4, Folder 10

Definition of Indian Study 1979-1980

Box 4, Folder 11

Definition of Indian Study 1979

Box 4, Folder 12

Definition of Indian Study 1979-1980

Box 5, Folder 1

Definition of Indian Study 1980

Box 5, Folder 2

Definition of Indian Study 1980

Box 5, Folder 3

Feasibility Study - American Indian Medical School 1977-1978

Box 5, Folder 4

Feasibility Study - American Indian Medical School 1975-1978

Box 5, Folder 5

Feasibility Study - American Indian Medical School 1977

Box 5, Folder 6

Feasibility Study - American Indian Medical School 1976-1977

Box 5, Folder 7

Feasibility Study - American Indian Medical School 1977

Box 6, Folder 1

Impact Study of Parts B & C, Tittle IV Indian Education Act ( P.L. 92-318) 1981

Box 6, Folder 2

Impact Study of Parts B & C, Tittle IV Indian Education Act ( P.L. 92-318) 1980-1981

Box 6, Folder 3

Impact Study of Parts B & C, Tittle IV Indian Education Act ( P.L. 92-318) February 21, 1980

 

Organizational Records

 

California Indian Education Association (CIEA)

Box 6, Folder 4

California Indian Education Association (CIEA) 1976-1977

Box 6, Folder 5

California Indian Education Association (CIEA) 1972-1975

Box 6, Folder 6

California Indian Education Association (CIEA) 1973-1978

Box 6, Folder 7

California Indian Education Association (CIEA) 1974-1978

 

California Postsecondary Education Commission

Box 7, Folder 1

California Postsecondary Education Commission, Native American Ad Hoc Advising Committee 1976-1979

Box 7, Folder 2

California Postsecondary Education Commission, Native American Ad Hoc Advising Committee

Box 7, Folder 3

California Postsecondary Education Commission, Native American Ad Hoc Advising Committee 1978

Box 7, Folder 4

California Postsecondary Education Commission, Native American Ad Hoc Advising Committee 1975-1978

Box 7, Folder 5

California Postsecondary Education Commission, Native American Ad Hoc Advising Committee 1977-1979

 

Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board

Box 7, Folder 6

Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board - Institute of the southern Plains 1976

Box 7, Folder 7

Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board - Institute of the southern Plains

Box 7, Folder 8

Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board - Institute of the southern Plains 1977

Box 7, Folder 9

Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board - Institute of the southern Plains 1976-1977

Box 8, Folder 1

Coalition of Indian-Controlled Schools Board - Institute of the southern Plains

 

Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing

Box 8, Folder 2

Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Music Advisory Panel 1972-1973

Box 8, Folder 3

Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Music Advisory Panel 1972-1973

Box 8, Folder 4

Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Music Advisory Panel 1971-1972

 

Indian Policy Review Commission

Box 8, Folder 5

Indian Policy Review Commission - Task Force #5 1976

 

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE)

Box 8, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers July 1979

Box 8, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers September 1979

Box 9, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers October 1979

Box 9, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers November 1979

Box 9, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers December 1979

Box 9, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education July Council Meeting July 1979

Box 9, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Meeting November 30-December 2, 1979

Box 9, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Minutes 1979

Box 9, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Minutes 1979

Box 9, Folder 8

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Minutes 1979

Box 9, Folder 9

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Assorted Papers 1979

Box 10, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Assorted Papers 1979

Box 10, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Assorted Papers 1979

Box 10, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers 1979

Box 10, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers, 1979

Box 10, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Executive Meeting January 7-11 1980

Box 10, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers January 1980

Box 10, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers February 1980

Box 10, Folder 8

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers March 1980

Box 10, Folder 9

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers March 1980

Box 11, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers April 1980

Box 11, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers May 1980

Box 11, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers June 1980

Box 11, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers July 1980

Box 11, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers August 1980

Box 11, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Council Meeting March 7-8 1980

Box 11, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Council Meeting March 7-8 1980

Box 12, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Council Meeting March 7-8 1980

Box 12, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Council Meeting May 28-30 1980

Box 12, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Council Meeting July 20-22 1980

Box 12, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Manual on Council Policies and Procedures

Box 12, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Study Team August 18-22 1980

Box 12, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers September 1980

Box 13, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers September 1980

Box 13, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers October 1980

Box 13, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers November 1980

Box 13, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers December 1980

Box 13, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers December 1980

Box 13, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1980

Box 13, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1980

Box 14, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1980

Box 14, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1980

Box 14, Folder 3

Naitonal Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1980

Box 14, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1980

Box 14, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1980

Box 14, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers January 1981

Box 14, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers February 1981

Box 15, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers February 1981

Box 15, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers March 1981

Box 15, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers April 1981

Box 15, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers May 1981

Box 15, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers June 1981

Box 15, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1981

Box 16, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers July 1981

Box 16, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers August 1981

Box 16, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers August 1981

Box 16, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers October 1981

Box 16, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers November 1981

Box 16, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers November 1981

Box 16, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers November 1981

Box 17, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers November 1981

Box 17, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers December 1981

Box 17, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers February 1982

Box 17, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers March 1982

Box 17, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers April 1982

Box 17, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers May 1982

Box 17, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers June 1982

Box 17, Folder 8

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers June 1982

Box 18, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers July 1982

Box 18, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers August 1982

Box 18, Folder 3

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers September 1982

Box 18, Folder 4

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers October 1982

Box 18, Folder 5

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers November 1982

Box 18, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Papers December 1982

Box 18, Folder 7

National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE) Cambridge Council Meeting April 17-19, 1982

Box 19, Folder 1

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1982

Box 19, Folder 2

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Papers 1982

Box 19, Folder 3

NACIE Legislative, Rules and Regulations Committee Meeting June 16-18, 1982

Box 19, Folder 4

John C. Rouillard National Advisory Council on Indian Education Member

Box 19, Folder 5

Indian Education - Title IV Binder

Box 19, Folder 6

National Advisory Council on Indian Education Correspondance 1979-1980

 

National Indian Eduaction Association (NIEA)

Box 19, Folder 7

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1978-1979

Box 20, Folder 1

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1978-1979

Box 20, Folder 2

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1978-1979

Box 20, Folder 3

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1978-1979

Box 20, Folder 4

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1979

Box 20, Folder 5

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1979

Box 20, Folder 6

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1979

Box 20, Folder 7

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) January 1979

Box 20, Folder 8

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) April 1980

Box 20, Folder 9

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1980

Box 20, Folder 10

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1980

Box 21, Folder 1

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1981

Box 21, Folder 2

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1981

Box 21, Folder 3

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1979-1980

Box 21, Folder 4

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 1979-1980

Box 21, Folder 5

National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Resolutions

 

San Diego City Schools Community Advisory Committee

Box 21, Folder 6

Community Advisory Committee 1978

Box 21, Folder 7

Community Advisory Committee

Box 21, Folder 8

Community Advisory Committee