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Brigham Young University. Institute of American Indian Services and Research

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1971-1989

Administrative History

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 35 Collections and/or Records:

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 1, 1972-1974

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Alphabetical files for 1972. Chronological files for 1972. Alphabetical files for 1974.
Dates: Other: 1972-1974

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 2, 1973

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Alphabetical correspondence files, A-Y (except Q, U, X).
Dates: Other: 1973

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 3, 1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 5

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 4, 1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents note Alphabetical correspondence files, A-Y (except Q, W).
Dates: Other: 1976

Correspondence: incoming 1, 1974

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Incoming correspondence files for the year, January-December.
Dates: Other: 1974

Correspondence: incoming 2, 1973

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Incoming correspondence files for the year, January-December.
Dates: Other: 1973

Correspondence: incoming 3, 1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents note Incoming correspondence files for the year, January-December.
Dates: Other: 1975

Correspondence: incoming 4, 1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 8

General missionary files, 1964-1974

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Indian education ideas, reports and papers on peyotism, fimlstrip scripts, talk notebook, travel schedules, Zone Conference and Mission Presidency meeting materials, Lamanite Programs materials, correspondence, missionary ideas, mission addresses, papers from a Professional Development workshop, suggestions for married coupls, Lamanite Priesthood Conference materials, missionary reunion papers, history of the Southwest Indian Mission, etc.
Dates: Other: 1964-1974

Institute correspondence: miscellaneous Indian files, 1966-1977

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 9
Scope and Contents note Files on Welfare Service development, Christmas addresses, Indian housing, various Native American cultural topics, copies of articles submitted to the Indian News, LDS Seminary News, Amedian, etc. Also budget reports and proposal project files.
Dates: Other: 1966-1977