Brigham Young University. Institute of American Indian Services and Research
- Existence: 1971 - 1989
The Institute of American Indian Services and Research (1971-1989) provided Native Americans with educational opportunities and resources.
The Institute of Lamanite Research and Services, also known as the Institute of American Indian Studies and Research, was renamed the Institute of American Indian Services and Research in 1971. Spencer W. Kimball suggested the name change in order to shift the program's emphasis from researching or studying Native Americans to serving them. The Institute remained affiliated with Brigham Young University, but in 1972 it was transferred from the General College to the Division of Continuing Education, where it continued to extend educational opportunities to Native Americans in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Brigham Young University replaced the institute with Native American Educational Outreach Programs on September 1, 1989. The original program broke off from the university and now operates independently as American Indian Services, a non-profit charity organization.
Citation:BYU Continuing Education website, via WWW, Nov. 12, 2018 (Institute of American Indian Services and Research; Institute of American Indian Services; American Indian Services; American Indian Services and Research Center; replaced the Institute of American Indian Studies and Research because Spencer W. Kimball advised that a word change would reflect a shift from studying Native Americans to serving them; transferred from General College to Division of Continuing Education in 1972; serviced United States, Canada, and Mexico; Institute replaced by Native American Educational Outreach Programs on Sep. 1, 1989)
American Indian Services, via WWW, Nov. 12, 2018 (Institute of American Indian Studies and Research; at BYU; currently operates independently as a non-profit charity under the name American Indian Services)
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Contains negatives of photographs of Native Americans from various reservations participating in both traditional and modern cultures. Also includes negatives of photographs that capture programs and conferences with Native Americans. Materials dated approximately 1954-1990.
Native American Educational Outreach Programs overhead positive transparencies, approximately 1972-2001
Contains overhead positive transparencies. Includes illustrations and photographs depicting historical Native American culture, with an emphasis on hunting, fishing, and agricultural production. Also includes illustrations presumably used as departmental training materials as well as quotes from prominent leaders. Materials dated approximately 1972 to 2001.
Contains photographs of Native Americans from various reservations participating in both traditional and modern cultural events. Includes individual and group portraits as well as candid shots. Also includes photographs that capture programs and conferences with Native Americans carried out by the Institute. Some materials are reprints of photonegatives, reproduced in 2019. Materials dated approximately 1929 to 1990.
Contains workshop materials including files, documents, research, conference materials, schedules, maps, and notes for program workshops with Native Americans. The majority of materials were produced or gathered by Howard Rainer, director of Native American Educational Outreach Programs. Also includes some of Howard Rainer's personal notes, letters, and other documents. Materials dated 1960 to 2001.