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American Indian Services and Research Center records

American Indian Services and Research Center records

Dates: 1954-1990

This collection contains the department files of the American Indian Services. I. Correspondence (1979-1989), II. Subject Files (1961-1990), III. Chronological Files (1980-1984), IV. Publications (1972-1987), V. Photographs, VI. Administrative Files (1973-1985), and VII. Handouts (1954-1988) are included in this collection and are the major series. This collection contains correspondence and reports on many of the programs, workshops, and conferences put on by this department. It also contains photographs and publications produced by this department.

  • Extent: 30 boxes (15 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Brigham Young University. American Indian Services and Research Center
  • Call Number: UA 1011
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; University Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
English
Arrangement
Collection is divided into eight series: 1. American Indian Services & Research Center correspondence, 1979-1989; 2. American Indian Services & Research Center subject files, 1961-1990; 3. American Indian Services & Research Center chronological files, 1980-1984; 4. American Indian Services & Research Center publications, 1972-1987; 5. American Indian Services & Research Center photographs, undated; 6. American Indian Services & Research Center administrative files, 1973-1985; 7. American Indian Services & Research Center handouts, 1954-1988; and 8. American Indian Services & Research Center files addendum, 1984-1985.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the American Indian Services and Research Center department files must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial Citation: UA 1011; American Indian Services and Research Center records; University Archives; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following Citations: UA 1011, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Transferred from Records Management in October 2002.
Acquisition Information
Transferred; Records Management; 2002.
Other Finding Aids
File-level inventory available online. http://files.lib.byu.edu/ead/XML/UA1011.xml
Subject Terms
Brigham Young University. Native American Educational Outreach Program; Tingey, Dale Thomas; Arizona; Colleges and Universities; Indians of North America; Indians of North America--Education; New Mexico; Provo (Utah); Wyoming
Genre / Form
Agendas; Articles; Awards; Business records; Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.); Conference proceedings; Corporate minutes; Files (Records); Letters; Newspapers; Periodicals; Photographs; Reports
Processing Information
Processed; J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull; October 2002.
Appraisal Information
Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
Finding Aid ID Number
UPB_UA1011
Finding Aid Title
American Indian Services and Research Center records
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by J. Gordon Daines III and Brian Shull
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-06-01T04:28-0600
Finding Aid Language
English
Sponsor
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

American Indian Services was first organized as American Indian Studies and Research in 1960. It became part of the BYU Division of Continuing Education in 1972 and was reorganized as the Native American Educational Outreach Programs in 1989.

In response to an effort by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to help its Native American members receive a college education, the Institute of American Indian Studies and Research was instituted in 1960 as a part of Brigham Young University’s General College. Later the change was made in the name from Studies to Services. This early organization focused on both providing courses of study on Native American culture and providing off-campus workshops, training, and recruitment among Native American tribes. In 1972 American Indian Services became part of the Division of Continuing Education and began working mainly with the off-campus programs. The main objectives of the American Indian Services were to promote Native American self-help programs, including programs that involved learning about agriculture and horticulture, alcoholism, employment etc. Another objective was to provide technical and financial assistance to the development of Native American programs.

In 1971 Dr. Dale T. Tingey was appointed as director of American Indian Services and remained as such until 1989. Upon Dr. Tingey’s retirement, BYU began a reorganization effort of the American Indian Services. American Indian Services became known officially as Native American Educational Outreach Programs.



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