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Institute of American Indian Studies records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 552

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, minutes, brochures, news releases, maps, and surveys; financial, statistical, historical information, and annual reports. Includes information concerning Indian education, employment, alcoholism, conferences, and tribes. Also includes Brigham Young University Indian program development, campus tours, performing groups, tribal contacts, and memoranda.


  • 1949-1972


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 publish material from the Institute of American Indian Studies records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Board of Curators.


31 boxes (15.5 linear ft.)

1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. Institute of American Indian Studies director records, 1953-1967. 2. Institute of American Indian Studies research coordinator records, 1949-1970. 3. Institute of American Indian Studies director records, 1959-1972.

Other Finding Aids

A more detailed finding aid is available in print in the repository

Other Finding Aids

File-level inventory available online.

Custodial History

Materials were transferred from the private collection of the Institute of American Indian Studies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Institute of American Indian Studies.


Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Related Materials

For the files of S. Lyman Tyler as Director of Institute of American Indian Studies, see the Harold B. Lee Library records (UA 549). Includes clip sheet of extracted articles on "Indians of the Americas" produced by the library's information services (UA 549 boxes 62-63).

Processing Information

Processed; James Cloward.

Register of the Institute of American Indian Studies records
James Cloward
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant, 2007-2008

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US