Finding Aids

Native American Studies

Eggan, Dorothy. Papers

Dorothy Eggan is best known for her pioneering anthropological work on the cross-cultural study of dreams and for her ethnography of the Hopi Indians of the American southwest. Her papers are relevant to the fields of anthropology, psychology, and psychoanalysis. The majority of the collection concerns ethnography of dreams and dreaming among the Hopi, including the dream accounts collected over several decades between the late 1930s and the time of Dorothy Eggan's death in 1965. Included with these accounts are interview notes, commentaries, analyses, texts of her published work, lectures, presentations, and outlines. The collection also contains reading and research notes and professional and personal correspondence.

Eggan, Fred. Papers

Fred Eggan (1906-1991) Anthropologist. Papers contain a wide variety of materials and media including correspondence, original manuscripts, teaching materials, field notes pertaining to Eggan's research among Native American groups and in the Philippines, microfilm, photographs, slides, and audio recordings. The papers date from 1870-1991 and cover all phases of Eggan's career as an anthropologist, documenting his earliest graduate and post-graduate field research, his work as teacher and administrator at the University of Chicago, his research and writing on native North American and Philippine cultures, and his extensive professional connections with many of the leading social scientists of the twentieth century.

English, William H. Collection

William H. English (1822-1896) combined active careers in politics and business with an avid interest in the history of his native state of Indiana. An influential member of the Democratic Party, he was a member of the House of Representatives from 1852 to 1860 and was a candidate for the vice-presidency in 1880. English aspired to write a history of his state and to this end amassed a variety of original sources and transcripts. Before his death in 1896, he had written The Conquest of the Northwest & the Life of George R. Clark (Indianapolis: Bowen-Merrill Co., 1896, 2 vols.) and his unpublished manuscript, now in this collection, which traces the history of Indiana down to approximately the year 1800. Contains English's unpublished manuscript on the history of Indiana, original and transcribed manuscripts, secondary material relating to English's research on the people and history of Indiana, and newspaper clippings. Includes personal and political correspondence, legal and judicial records, and photographs that document the early settlement and establishment of government in the territory and state of Indiana. Includes correspondence of Jonathan Jennings, the first governor of Indiana, and various official records of Indiana governors. Also includes letters of William Henry Harrison and Thomas Jefferson. Some material relates to slavery, Native Americans, the capture of Kaskaskia during the Revolution, and military activities in the War of 1812.

Havighurst, Robert J.. Papers

Robert J. Havighurst (1900-1991), professor and activist. Havighurst was an incredibly active researcher whose work spanned the disciplines of education, psychology, and sociology. He helped to found the Department of Human Development at the University of Chicago. The Havighurst papers primarily contain materials pertaining to his research projects though does include a smaller amount of biographic materials and correspondence and materials pertaining to Havighurst's personal community involvement. Much of the research material pertains to the stages of the life cycle, particularly child development, adolescence and old age. Havighurst's research materials on the study of education are divided by project. His studies focused on small towns, urban schools, and Native American education. The collection also contains some administrative material about the departments of Human Development and Education at the University of Chicago.

International Congress of Americanists. Records

The International Congress of Americanists Records contain materials related to the XXIX Congress of 1949, held in New York City. Originally part of the Sol Tax Papers, this collection consists largely of materials regarding Tax's efforts to publish the proceedings of the congress. The Congress explored such themes as: the art of the Americas, early man in America, physical Anthropology, language and culture, population in Native America, etc.

Llewellyn, Karl N. Papers

Karl N. Llewellyn (1893-1962) was a scholar of jurisprudence and a major proponent of the school of legal realism. He practiced law and taught at Yale and Columbia before arriving at the University of Chicago Law School in 1951. He worked on American Indian law, and was one of the leading drafters of the Uniform Commercial Code. The collection includes material pertaining to Karl N. Llewellyn's research, writing, and teaching; material relevant to his professional activities; writings of others collected by Llewellyn; correspondence; personal ephemera; papers of family members; photographs, audio recordings and transcripts; and videos. Materials date between 1890 and 1983, with the bulk of the material dating between 1914 and 1962.

Native American Educational Services Press. Records

This collection contains manuscripts and proofs of publications of the NAES College Press. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services, and is particularly strong in materials related to Sol Tax and Robert Thomas.

Native American Educational Services. American Indian Business Association. Records

American Indian Business Association (AIBA), a Chicago non-profit which offered employment and training services to American Indian people. The AIBA was a consortium of 10 Illinois Indian Associations, each of which was represented on the Consortium Board whose meetings and associated documents are found in the collection. The AIBA worked with NAES College on the Job Training Partnership Act, and this collection also contains some papers and other items created by NAES. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. American Indian Chicago Conference. Records

This collection contains papers created by and for the American Indian Chicago Conference in 1961. Most of the 460 conference participants were indigenous and they used the congress to address their common concerns. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services,

Native American Educational Services. American Indian Economic Development Association. Records.

The American Indian Economic Development Association (AIEDA) was formed in 1985 with the mission "to promote economic development within the American Indian community of metropolitan Chicago and to increase the socioeconomic mobility and quality of life for the American Indian population." Effectively, AIEDA was an organization run by Native Americans that sought to address the under-served urban Native American population in Chicago through direct programming and advocacy. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, budgets, by-laws, directories, grant applications, reports, surveys, newsletters, brochures, clippings, posters, fliers, planning materials, reports, testimony to local and state governing bodies, photographs, audio-cassettes, video-cassettes, and other documents representing the activities of AIEDA. Materials date between 1869 and 2001, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990 to 1998. The records primarily document the community-based activities of AIEDA and its programming for Native Americans related to economic development and opportunities for small-business owners and artists, art and film exhibitions, affordable housing, health services, census-taking, and advocating for Native American inclusion in equal opportunity government policies. AIEDA closed its doors in 2001, and its existing records went to Native American Educational Services (NAES).

Native American Educational Services. American Indian Health Service. Records

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.

Native American Educational Services. American Indian Press Association Records

This collection consists of press releases produced by the American Indian Press Association. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services,

Native American Educational Services. Americans for Indian Opportunity. Records

Contains records of Americans for Indian Opportunity, primarily compiled by LaDonna Harris. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services (NAES.)

Native American Educational Services. Armin Beck. Papers

Dr. Armin Beck served as a professor at NAES College in Chicago. This collection contains papers from Armin Beck's work at NAES, within the Civil Rights movement, and higher education in Chicago, The collection contains research materials as well as many of his article reprints and manuscripts on the subjects of race, urbanity, and inequality. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. Beaulieu, David. Papers

David Beaulieu, education professor and administrator, was the President of the Board of Trustees of the Native American Educational Services College from 1973-1997. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services, and consists of 6.5 linear feet of materials related to Dr. Beaulieu's research and social interests. This includes educational materials, government documents, and newspapers and newsletters from various Native American organizations. This collection also includes some directories for schools and informational brochures.

Native American Educational Services. Chapman, Michael. Papers

Michael Chapman is a fundraiser, political advisor, and Menominee tribe official. An alumnus of Native American Educational Services College, Chapman went on to serve in an administrative capacity at the school, including work as assistant to the President, Trustee, and Chairman. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services, and contains government documents and publications dealing with the relationship between Native American communities and the United States government.

Native American Educational Services. Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference. Records

The Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference was a series of conferences that sought to bring together the Native American community in and around the Chicago area. This collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services. The bulk of the collection spans the years 1981-1987, and consists of a variety of administrative and programming materials, including meeting minutes, agendas, reports, statements, publicity material, resolutions, financial materials, questionnaires, abstracts and schedules. The collection also contains photographs from a policy breakfast meeting in 1999.

Native American Educational Services. Chicago Campus. Records

This collection contains papers related to the operation of the Chicago Campus of NAES College. These include records of the campus bookstore and course materials. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. Chicago Community Agencies. Records

This collection consists of materials from organizations in the Chicago area that somehow relate to American Indian life. There are, in particular, a lot of materials about the O-Wai-Ya-Wa school, the St. Augustine's center, sports mascots, holidays and conferences. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. Community Board Training Project. Records

The Community Board Training Project was an educational program of Native American Educational Services College. CBTP addressed the occupational training needs of Native Americans in the Chicago area, as well as cooperative efforts among various Native American organizations in the area. This collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services, and consists of 9.25 linear feet of materials related to CBTP's administration, programming, and work with other organizations. This collection also contains some materials regarding the relationship between the CBTP and several other organizations in the Chicago area.

Native American Educational Services. David Beck. Papers

David Beck served as a professor at NAES College in Chicago. This collection contains correspondence, syllabus, and administrative papers related to Beck's work at NAES. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. Johns, Edith E. Papers

Edith Emerald Johns (1915-1999), also known as Edith Big Fire Johns, was an advocate of health care and social issues among the Chicago-area Native American community. Johns was one of the founders of the American Indian Center, serving on its Board of Directors from 1960-1971. This collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services, and consists of one linear foot of materials related to Edith Johns' interest in child health care and social issues. The majority of this collection is made up of photocopies or offprints of articles and reports related to medical issues such as vaccinations, child health care and child abuse, and congressional records. The rest of the collection is composed of personal records such as photographs, interviews, and obituaries.

Native American Educational Services. Robert Rietz. Papers

Robert Rietz was a pioneer in the so-called “Action Anthropology” movement, creator and promoter of educational projects for Native American college students, and Director of the American Indian Center in Chicago. The bulk of Rietz’s personal papers cover the period from 1950 to 1954, when he worked as community analyst and relocation officer for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, North Dakota. Rietz’s papers are of particular interest for researchers of mid-twentieth century Native American populations, and offer a window into the complex dynamics played out between scholarly research, Native American populations, and Federal Indian Affairs policies. This collection also provides valuable insights into Native American Indian population in urban centers and relocation practices in the early 1950s, as well as materials pertaining to a number of educational projects Rietz was involved in from the mid-1950s to the early 1960s. Also included are field notes, official bulletins, and newsletters from different Indian Reservations.

Native American Educational Services. Robert V. Dumont, Jr. Papers

The papers in this collection belong to one of the initiators of the Native American Education Services (NAES) College, Robert V. Dumont Jr. Most notably, this collection includes Dumont’s field notes from several research projects conducted around issues of Indian education in the United States, mostly dating from the 1960s, prior to his involvement in the NAES. Also included are papers connected to his education, his work with various Indian organizations in addition to the NAES, his manuscripts and publications, his research, NAES and its Community Archives, as well as some personal papers.

Native American Educational Services. Student Field Projects

This collection contains student field projects submitted by NAES College students from all campuses. Students completed theses on sociological and personal subjects that furthered the understanding of the living conditions of the contemporary Native American. Subjects include: childcare, historical treaties, alcoholism, tribal resources, social services, modernization, suicide, economic development and medical care. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. Subject Files

This collection contains files collected by the Native American Educational Service on a variety of organizations and issues. Topics include language, alcohol abuse, violence prevention, poverty, citizenship, civil rights, crime, welfare, Native American heritage and language, land rights, healthcare, casinos, education, and political activism.

Native American Educational Services. Tax, Sol. Papers

Sol Tax (1907-1996) was a prominent cultural anthropologist at the University of Chicago who was instrumental to the foundation of the Native American Educational Services (NAES) as an offshoot of his work with Native Americans in Chicago and throughout the Americas. This collection consists of 24 linear feet of materials related to Tax's research on American Indians, especially those in and around Chicago, as well as his work with various social issues including race and poverty. The bulk of this collection is made up of publications and papers collected for research, as well as newsletters and newspapers written by or about American Indians. The rest of the collection contains correspondence and administrative materials from organizations with which Dr. Tax was involved.

Starr, Frederick. Papers

Frederick Starr (1858-1933) Assistant professor of anthropology, University of Chicago, 1892-95; associate professor, 1895-1923. Curator of the anthropological section, Walker Museum, University of Chicago, 1895-1923 Contains professional and personal correspondence; research material; field notebooks; diaries; class lecture notes; memorabilia; photographs; bibliographies; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include Frank Boas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Federico Gamboa, William Rainey Harper, John Haynes Holmes, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Julius Rosenwald, and Albion Small. Topics relate to Starr's interests and involvement in the former Belgian Congo, Liberia, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Mexico, Central America, and the World's Columbian Exposition.

Tax, Sol. Papers

Sol Tax (1907-1995), Anthropologist. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, ethnographic field notes, published and unpublished articles, papers, and manuscripts, lecture notes and transcripts, student papers, audiotapes, photographs, and memorabilia. Documentation begins with Tax's youth in Milwaukee, continuing through his student years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and at the University of Chicago, his field research and writing on Middle American and North American Indians (1932-), teaching and administrative roles at the University of Chicago (1940-), and a wide range of professional activities.

University of Chicago. Department of Anthropology. Records

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Chicago was founded in 1929 under the chairmanship of Fay-Cooper Cole. The collection comprises records of the department from its inception through 1997. It includes the Fay-Cooper Cole Papers, information and data from early archeological, linguistic and socio-cultural anthropological fieldwork, early materials on teaching and curriculum, files on department buildings and space, administrative and financial papers and documentation, faculty and staff information and student files.

Vogel, Virgil J. Collection

Virgil J. Vogel (1918-1994) was an historian, political organizer, activist, educator and University of Chicago alumnus. The Virgil J. Vogel Collection spans 1903-1980 and represents the political activities of Vogel and his associate, the Socialist Party organizer Benjamin Williger. Included are records of a wide variety of leftist political organizations, particularly the the Socialist Party and the Young People's Socialist League; materials on political activity at the University of Chicago; leftist periodicals; and subject files on political and social topics. The collection also contains personal papers of Virgil Vogel.

Whitney, Harry. Hunting with the Eskimos Album

This is an album of photographs taken for Whitney's book by the same title that was published in 1910 by the Century Co. in New York.