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Inventory of the Richard O. Clemmer Papers. D-293
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Subject and Correspondence Files Bulk, 1971-1979 1957-1988

Scope and Contents note

The first series in the Richard Clemmer Collection, Subject and Correspondence Files, includes correspondence; ephemera; newsletters; and related documents pertaining to the Hopi and related Southwestern tribes. The bulk of the series features correspondence to and from Richard Clemmer to Native American activists such as David Monongye, Craig Carpenter, and Rolling Thunder; pamphlets from various different Native American organizations such as the Navajo-Hopi Unity Committee, the Sacred Mountain Defense Fund, Friends of the Hopi, and Americans for Indian Opportunity; and newsletters from a variety of different Native American organizations geared toward political and community activism including Warpath, Renegade, Hopi Action News, and Lomatiawi. Notable documents in this series include a letter dated November 23rd, 1986 from David Monongye to President Ronald Reagan concerning Hopi sovereignty and the protection of Black Mesa; an article entitled "Indians and the Constitution" by Craig Carpenter that focuses on Native Americans and Hawaiians and their government to government relationship with the United States; and documents/petitions to stop the Gasquet-Orleans or "Go" road on the traditional lands of the Karuk, Yurok, Hupa, and Tolowa people of Northwestern California.
box-file 1:1

Americans for Indian Opportunity 1957-1971

box-file 1:2, 3:1

Black Mesa 1971

box-file 3:2

CCTI-Committee of Concern for the Traditional Indian 1970-1975

box-file 3:3

Craig Carpenter 1961-1970

box-file 3:4

David Monongye 1949-1988

box-file 3:5

Friends of the Hopi 1972-1978

box-file 3:6

Hopi Action News 1968-1970

box-file 1:3

Hopi-Navajo Land Issue Symposium 1986

box-file 1:4

Indian Rights, Powers, and Land Prophecy 1977

box-file 3:7

Land Claims 1969-1970

box-file 1:5

League of Nations-Pan-Am Indians

box-file 1:6

Lomatiawi 1982-1988

box-file 2:1

Native American Solidarity Committee 1975

box-file 3:8

Navajo-Hopi Unity Committee 1976

box-file 3:9

Pit Rivers, Hoopa, Karok, Yurok, "Go" Road 1970-1975

box-file 3:10

Renegade, Native ABC, American Indian Crusade 1968-1974

box-file 2:2

Rolling Thunder 1968-1971

box-file 3:11

Sacred Mountain Defense Fund 1979

box-file 2:3

Sacred Mountains Way of Knowledge 1983

box-file 3:12

Techua Ikauchi 1976-1986

box-file 2:4

Thomas Banyaya 1958-1970

box-file 2:5

Tom Tarbet 1981

box-file 2:6

Traditional Indian Land Life Committee 1968-1971

box-file 2:7

V.V. Roe-Sanity Now! 1968-1973

box-file 2:8

Warpath 1969-1971

Box 4

Media Files 1971-1986

Scope and Contents note

The second series, Media Files, includes audio files from different Native American storytellers, symposiums, and individual Native American activists. The media files are comprised of cassette tapes, sound tapes, and magnetic tapes. There are:
-Four Scotch Magnetic Tapes with notes on back ¼ x 150 Ft. The notes are as follows: 1.) Angichkachinum, very good 2.) Stretched tape ½ way through second side-distorted whole tape not good; 3.) Side #1-repeats Tape #1 side # 2 repeats tape #2, side #2 distorted portion 4.) Distorted respects tape #1, catches last portion Charles’s tape-Side #2 only not good rumble
-Seventeen cassette tapes with various notes written on them.
-Three Scotch Magnetic Tapes ¼ x 1800 feet-7inch reel with notes on back cover. These notes are as follows: 1.) Floyd Westerman, N. Plains, Iroquois round Dance-2 (Crack in Record); 2.) Speed 3 ¾: Track I-Badmen, Track II-“Last 5 min, Hopi, Rolling Thunder; 3.) Mitchell Harding reading Clemmer’s Pacifico Script re. Shoshone, pine nuts, etc.
-One Capitol Sound tape with notes on the side panel. The back and front cover has illustrations of the twelve zodiac signs. It is not known what is on the tape.
Notable audio files include information on the Big Mountain Symposium, a press conference with David Mononyge on October 29th, 1985, and a Hopi Tribal council meeting dated August 9th, 1989.