Institute of American Indian Services and Research handouts, approximately 1950s-1980s
Scope and Contents
Contains conference materials such as handouts and pamphlets regarding programs, conferences, and workshops for Native Americans. Materials cover a variety of academic and cultural topics. Includes materials produced by the program as well as external materials used in program administration and activities. Materials dated approximately 1950s to 1980s.
- approximately 1950s-1980s
- Brigham Young University. Institute of American Indian Services and Research (creator, Organization)
- Brigham Young University. Institute of Lamanite Research and Services (contributor, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biographical / Historical
The Institute of Lamanite Research and Services provided Native Americans at Brigham Young University with educational opportunities and resources. Known as the Institute of American Indian Studies and Research, it 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.
Biographical / Historical
The Institute of Lamanite Research and Services was a program affiliated with Brigham Young University to extend educational opportunities to Native Americans. It was founded by collaborative efforts between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Brigham Young University. Spencer W. Kimball laid the foundation for the institute's creation in 1960 and was named honorary chairman. The Institute of Lamanite Research and Services was also known as the Institute of American Indian Studies and Research. The institute utilized university resources to promote Indian self-help programs on various Indian reservations and to support programs for development in agriculture, small businesses, vocational training, employment, home management, and alcoholism. The Institute of Lamanite Research and Services was renamed the Institute of American Indian Services and Research in 1971.
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