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  • Resource Database / Libraries & Collections

    Resources: 29 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    American Historical Images On File; The Native American Experience
      United States
    Contributed by Professor Troy Johnson - Contains Photographs, drawings, maps and short descriptions chronicling the experiences of the Native American population dating from the first migrations from Siberia (pre-1600) through recent experiences.
    More sites on www.csulb.edu
    American Indian Library Association
    AILA is an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA). We plan to gradually add information about what we do as well as highlights from our Newsletter and links to other Native and minority library organizations.
    More sites on www.ailanet.org
    Bodleian Library - University of Oxford
    The Bodleian has seven dependent libraries, in separate locations in Oxford: the Bodleian Japanese Library, the Bodleian Law Library, the Indian Institute Library, the Oriental Institute Library, Rhodes House Library, the Radcliffe Science Library, and the Philosophy Library
    California Indian Library Collections
    Archived sound recordings, photographs, and textual materials (such as books, journal articles, unpublished manuscripts and field notes have been duplicated and installed in twenty-one libraries northern and central California libraries.
    More sites on www.mip.berkeley.edu
    Christianity Among the Indians of the Americas
    Marquette University Special Collections & University Archives. The Marquette University Archives is committed to documenting the ongoing story of Christianity in Native North America. Since 1977, the department has acquired the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions records and 16 other collections. This material documents the histories of urban and rural missions and parishes; the values and attitudes of clergy, religious, and laity; the history and customs of Indian tribes; and the cultural interaction between Native Americans, church leaders, and U.S. government officials.
    More sites on www.marquette.edu
    Cline Library - Northern Arizona University
    Historic manuscripts, vintage photographs, oral history interviews, books, or old maps.
    More sites on www.nau.edu
    Elkus Indian Papers
    The California Academy of Sciences houses a collection of over 3,300 documents related to Indian affairs over the period 1922-1963. These papers came from the estate of Charles de Young Elkus, a San Francisco attorney whose sense of fairness manifested itself in his opinions and in the positive influence he exerted through his interest in the struggles of Native Americans of the Southwest. This interest spanned a wide range, from politics to social problems to art.
    great basin indian archives
    The Great Basin Indian Archives will endeavor to provide students and researchers with easy access to primary and digital information that chronicle the history and heritage of the Great Basin Indian peoples.
    Guide to Catholic-Related Native American Records in Midwest Repositories
    Lists archival holdings in 12 Midwest states, which document Native American heritage and relationships with the Catholic Church. Institutional chronologies are included, which note events pertinent to the creation and disposition of the records.
    More sites on www.marquette.edu
    Handbook of Latin American Studies - Library of Congress
    The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1935, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
    More sites on lcweb2.loc.gov
    Hudson's Bay Company Archives
      Canada - Western
    information on the human and natural history of western and northern Canada and the western USA; owned by the Government of Manitoba and administered as a division of the Provincial Archives
    Indian Library Collections
      US - Southwest
    California - The California Indian Library Collections (CILC) was funded with the aim of returning unique cultural materials to California's Native Americans and making the collections available to all citizens through their local libraries. Archived sound recordings, photographs, and textual materials (such as books, journal articles, unpublished manuscripts and field notes, many of which were gathered by Berkeley researchers in the early years of this century) have been duplicated and installed in twenty-one northern and central California libraries. Each county collection contains materials specific to the tribes within that county. A composite CILC set is also located in the California Room at the California State Library in Sacramento.
    More sites on www.mip.berkeley.edu
    Library of Congress
    Welcome to the Library of Congress. As the nation's library, we want to share our resources with the American people, who, through their elected representation in Congress, have created the world's largest repository of knowledge. Today, this World Wide Web site allows the Library of Congress to offer the first small but important part of our unique American historical collections as well as our catalog, the text and images from major exhibitions, the THOMAS database of current and historical information on the U.S. Congress, a Learning Page for K-12 students and teachers, a Web site for children and families that teaches history through the joy of discovery
    More sites on www.loc.gov
    Manuscript Collections
      America - Central
    The Latin American Library is the repository of more than 100 collections of manuscripts, dating from the early 16th century to the present day. In all, the library has over 750 linear feet of manuscripts. The history of the acquisition and organization of the manuscript collections began in the early 1920s, when the library itself was first established.
    Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection
    MicMac Canada - Eastern
    The Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits database is a collection of portraits and illustrations in various media, of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada. For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the Mi'kmaq called themselves L'nu'k, which simply means 'the people,' 'human beings.' Their present name, Mi'kmaq, derives from nikmaq, meaning 'my kin-friends.'
    More sites on museum.gov.ns.ca
    Mura Gadi
    A New internet pathway to Indgenous resources held at the National Library of Australia.
    More sites on www.nla.gov.au
    Oglala Lakota College Archives
    Lakota US - Central
    At this time it is estimated that only 45% of the manuscript collections at Oglala Lakota College have been processed. The following is a preliminary inventory of processed collections as of 1995.
    More sites on www.olc.edu
    Recommended Readings on the Ancient Near East
    Recommended Reading is a guide to introductory readings on the peoples and cultures of the ancient Near East. Some of the material included here (Ancient Mesopotamia) was originally published as the Resource Guide included with one of the three volumes (Life in Ancient Egypt, Life in Ancient Nubia, Life in Ancient Mesopotamia) of the Guides for Teachers
    More sites on www-oi.uchicago.edu
    Resources for Tribal Libraries
    This site provides links to potential funding sources for North American Indian tribal libraries. A tribal library may be public, academic, school, or special, such as archival or museum. We hope that our search of the Web will prove useful for you. The funding sources are directly and indirectly aimed at the tribal library, or toward community programs and services that may be under the wing of the tribal library.
    More sites on www.u.arizona.edu
    Royal British Columbia Museum
    This site displays over 100 collections from the holdings of Canadian archives, libraries, museums, associations, businesses, labour unions and other organizations.
    More sites on www.schoolnet.ca
    Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
      US - Southeast
    contains approximately 2,000 documents and images relating to the Native American population of the Southeastern United States from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Library, the Frank H. McClung Museum, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Tennessee State Museum and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The documents are comprised of letters, legal proceedings, military orders, financial papers, and archaeological images relating to Native Americans in the Southeast.
    The Massachusetts State Archives Microfilm Card Index of Native Americans
    Wampanoag US - Northeast
    This microfilm index is basically an index to colonial period documents, pertaining to Native Americans, that have been microfilmed. The index is arranged by topic and is alphabetically and chronologically ordered. The microfilmed documents relate to deeds, wills, grants, treaties, etc.. The time frame of these documents ranges from the early 1600's to the late 1700's. The microfilms, themselves, are part of the vast Massachusetts Archives Collection which consists of 328 microfilms. These microfilms can be found at the Archives and viewed at no cost. Also, pages from these microfilms may be photocopied or the microfilms themselves may be purchased for a fee.
    The National Archives of Canada
    The National Archives of Canada preserves Canada's archival heritage, and makes it available to Canadians through a wide variety of means - publications, exhibitions, special events, as well as reference and researcher services. Founded in 1872, the Archives' collections today include millions of records, including texts, photographs, films, maps, videos, books, paintings, prints and government files, that bring the past to life. We encourage all members of the public to visit the National Archives of Canada - to pursue a special field of research, to view the constantly changing exhibitions, to learn more about Canada's rich and diverse heritage.
    Theodore De Bry Copper Plate Engravings
      US - Southeast
    A collection of images and descriptions depicting early American life (16th and 17th centuries) in the United States
    More sites on www.csulb.edu
    U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy Division - NY Public Library
    The Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy is located in the The New York Public Library's Humanities and Social Sciences Library. The Milstein Division collects materials documenting American History on the national, state and local level, Genealogy, Heraldry, Personal and Family Names, and Flags.
    More sites on www.nypl.org
    University of Saskatchewan Libraries
    The purpose of this site is to improve access to materials relating to the Northwest Resistance of 1885 held by the Special Collections Department of the University of Saskatchewan Libraries and the University of Saskatchewan Archives. It contains a searchable database of bibliographic records.
    More sites on library.usask.ca
    WWW Virtual Library in Pacific Studies
    leading information facilities in the field of Pacific studies
    More sites on coombs.anu.edu.au
    WWW Virtual Library: Indigenous Studies
    A project of the Center for World Indigenous Studies
    More sites on www.cwis.org
    Yale University Collection of Western Americana
      US - Northeast
    For more than forty years, the Yale Collection of Western Americana has helped scholars from around the world better understand the history of the American West. The collection consists of some 40,000 printed works, 2,000 cataloged manuscript collections, thousands of vintage photographs, and hundreds of prints, watercolors, and paintings that include the history and culture of Native American communities.

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