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Finding Aid to the Navajo Relief Scrapbook MS.1322
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  • Acquisition
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  • Access

  • Title: Navajo Relief Scrapbook
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.1322
    Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.5 linear feet 1 scrapbook
    Date (inclusive): 1947-1948
    Abstract: This is a scrapbook created by Paul Coze regarding Navajo relief actions between 1947 and 1948. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and has one photograph on the cover. Paul Coze was the secretary for the Pasadena chapter of the Navajo Trail Relief Caravan.
    creator: Coze, Paul, 1903-1974

    Processing history

    Processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 October 5, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

    Scope and Contents

    This is a scrabook created by Paul Coze regarding Navajo relief actions between 1947 and 1948. It contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and has one photograph on the cover.

    Biographical Note

    Paul Coze (1903-1974) was a French-American anthropologist, artist, and writer, most notable as a French authority on Native Americans, and for his public art in the 1960s.
    During years of art training, an increasing fascination with cowboys and Native Americans led to four museum-sponsored anthropological expeditions to western Canada (1928-1932) and a book, Moeurs et histoire des Peaux-Rouges (1928, with Rene Thévenin). Many of Coze's hundreds of collected artifacts now reside at the Royal Alberta Museum.
    Coze moved to the United States circa 1938, in Pasadena, California since 1942, spending two years producing major educational murals at Mesa Verde National Park. Paul Coze was the secretary for the Pasadena chapter of the Navajo Trail Relief Caravan in 1947.
    Settling in Phoenix, Arizona full-time in 1951, he founded an art school and created nine major pieces of public art in the city, including large multimedia installations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum and other civic landmarks, most with Native themes. Coze provided artistic designs for Arizona's celebration of 50 years of statehood, The Arizona Story, in 1962.

    Acquisition

    Donation from Paul Coze, 1949.

    Preferred citation

    Navajo Relief Scrapbook, 1947-1948, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.1322.

    Use

    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.

    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 rroom@theautry.org.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Navajo Indians
    Navajo Indians -- Government relations
    Navajo Indians -- Social life and customs
    Scrapbooks