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Register of the Small Native American Collections, 1897-1976
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small Native American Collections,
    Date (inclusive): 1897-1976
    Collection number: Mss2
    Extent: 0.25 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Small Native American Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    Personal Names

    Beckwith, Frank
    Doty, Joseph Gilbert
    Pickyavit, Joseph
    Stanley, Francis
    Young Men's Christian Associations

    Corporate Names

    American Turquoise Company (New York, N.Y.)
    Aztec Turquoise Mine (Kingman, Ariz.)
    Kelleher (Wm. F.) Rare Books (Cliffside Park, N.J.)


    Dakota Indians -Interviews
    Dakota Indians -South Dakota -White Horse
    Indians of North America -Texas -History
    Indians of North America -Utah -Industries
    Historians -West (U.S.) -Correspondence
    Kanosh (Utah) -Social conditions
    Kingman (Ariz.) -History -Sources
    Indians of North America -Arizona -Yavapai Indians
    Los Cerrillos (N.M.) -History -Sources
    Paiute Indian Reservation (Utah)
    Paiute Indians
    South Dakota -History -Sources
    White Horse Ranch (Neb.)
    Turquoise -Arizona
    Turquoise -New Mexico
    Ute Indians -Utah -Kanosh
    Wallapai Indians -Arizona


    In the summer of 1976, before enrolling as a student at San Joaquin Delta Community College (Stockton, Calif.), Elizabeth Ceniceros served as a YMCA worker at White Horse Sioux Reservation, S.D. There she kept a journal and audiotaped five interviews with Dakota Sioux. [Ms2.C395]
    Joseph G. Doty was an agent for the American Turquoise Co. of NY (1897-1900). In the course of buying trips in Kingman (Ariz.) and Los Cerrillos (N.M.) Doty sent the nine letters in this collection to his young daughters Hazel and Dorothy in Wyoming, N.J.. The letters include descriptions of the terrain around the Aztec Turquoise Mine near Kingman and of a Wallapai Indian work crew there. [Ms2.D725]
    Margaret Sinclair was a collector of Indian artifacts. She received both letters in this collection in conjunction with the purchase of a pair of Paiute Indian gloves (1940). One of the letters, from a dealer in Ute Indian leather goods, tells Sinclair how her gloves were made. The other letter, from the husband of the woman who made Sinclair's gloves, is a thank-you note for the purchase. [Ms2.S616]
    Rev. Francis Stanley was a historian and author of numerous books on Texas and New Mexico history, including: The Jicarillo Apaches of New Mexico (1967). This collection consists of eight letters from Stanley to New Jersey book dealer, William Kelleher, regarding Stanley's research on Pie Grande (Big Foot), a Texas Indian legend. [Ms2.S787]