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Guide to the Native American Educational Services, American Indian Health Service Records 1974-1988

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Descriptive Summary


Native American Educational Services. American Indian Health Service. Records




1 linear foot (2 boxes)


Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.


This collection contains papers created by the American Indian Health Service (AIHS). The AIHS records contain administrative documents (budget and expenses, personnel and organizational structure), grant applications and program proposals (including the Foster Care Program and a proposal for the American Indian Health Clinic), correspondence and legislation pertaining to health care, publications and publicity materials from associated organizations. The collection forms part of the Archives of the Native American Educational Services.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Native American Educational Services. American Indian Health Service. Records,

Historical Note

Established in Chicago in 1974, NAES College (Native American Educational Service) aimed to improve the leadership of Native American communities and to ensure that tribal knowledge, traditions and values play a major role in the higher education of Native students. Before closing its doors in 2007, NAES College offered a single degree, a Bachelor’s of Arts in General Studies with an emphasis in Public Policy, and tribal knowledge, community service, community development and leadership.

The American Indian Health Service is an organization founded in 1974 in Chicago. It is dedicated to the development of comprehensive health care programs for the Native American community of the metropolitan Chicago area.

Scope Note

The American Indian Health Service collection is organized into three series: Series I: Administration; Series II: Health Care Projects; Series III: Publications, Events, and Other Organizations. Materials range from 1974 to 1988, with the bulk of the material dating between 1977 and 1981. Series I consists of administrative documents, including the American Indian Health Service organizational structure, personnel policies, financial documents and contract agreements. Series I also contains a fragmentary collection of monthly reports, mostly for 1983 and 1984. Series II includes documents related to specific health care projects. It consists of grant and program proposals, namely the Foster Care Program and the Chicago American Indian Health Clinic, correspondence with the Federal Indian Health Service and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). Series III contains publications and newsletters from other organizations, press releases, and announcements for specific events. It includes materials and brochures from the American Indian Center, the California Urban Indian Health Council, or the Institute for Native American Development.

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Series I: AIHS Administration

Box 1   Folder 1

AIHS Original Collection , undated

Box 1   Folder 2

AIHS Organizational Structure and By-Laws, 1974-1981

Box 1   Folder 3

AIHS Personnel Policies and Procedures, 1977-1980

Box 1   Folder 4

Contracts, Purchase of Service Agreements, 1975-1977

Box 1   Folder 5

AIHS Expenses, Quarterly and Monthly Reports, 1977-1980

Box 1   Folder 6

AIHS Monthly Reports, 1983-1984

Box 1   Folder 7

AIHS Overview, Community Description Area and Population, undated

Series II: Health Care Projects

Box 1   Folder 8

AIHS Foster Care Program, 1974-1976

Box 1   Folder 9

AIHS Foster Care Program, 1977-1978

Box 1   Folder 10

Indian Health Care Improvement Act, 1976-1980

Box 1   Folder 11

Proposals, Correspondence: DCFS, Indian Child Welfare, Optometric Services, 1976-1980

Box 1   Folder 12

Application for National Health Service Corps Grant, 1977-1981

Box 2   Folder 1

“Urban Specific Health Plan for Chicago, Illinois”, 1979

Box 2   Folder 2

American Indian Health Clinic, Plan and Correspondence, 1981

Box 2   Folder 3

Contract Proposal For Continued Health Service Program in the Chicago Area. Proposal no. 81-10, 1981.

Box 2   Folder 4

Guidelines for Submitting Proposals to the Indian Health Service; Chicago Indian Health Board, undated

Series III: Publications, Events, Other Organizations

Box 2   Folder 5

Publications, Newsletters, 1977-1985

Box 2   Folder 6

Events, Press Releases, 1978-1988

Box 2   Folder 7

Presentation Ceremony of the James G. Frechette Papers to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1980

Box 2   Folder 8

American Indian Center Draft Reports, 1985; Papers, undated

Box 2   Folder 9

Institute for Native American Development, Newsletter and Symposium Papers, 1985

Box 2   Folder 10

Brochures. Indian Children Program, Indian Child Welfare Program, undated

Box 2   Folder 11

Brochures. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Program, California Urban Indian Health Council, undated