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Institute of American Indian Services and Research subject files, 1941-1991

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1011 Series 2

Scope and Contents

Contains documents and research files about program organization and management as well as events, conferences, and various groups related to the program. Includes articles and clippings about Native American education and Native American culture. Also includes materials from programs, conferences, and workshops for Native Americans. Some materials emphasize doctrine of and administrative contact with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Materials dated 1941-1991.


  • 1941-1991


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 50 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Restriction Policy. Requests to access restricted materials in the University Archives should be submitted to the University Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Native American Educational Outreach Programs records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Biographical / Historical

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.


4 boxes

2 cartons

20 folders

15 oversize folders