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Native American Educational Outreach Programs workshop records, 1960-2001

Identifier: UA 1011 Series 10

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1960-2001


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 Native American Educational Outreach Programs records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

Administrative History

Native American Educational Outreach Programs (1989-2011) was a program affiliated with Brigham Young University that provided educational support services to Native Americans.

Native American Educational Outreach Programs replaced the Institute of American Indian Services and Research on September 1, 1989. The new program was part of Brigham Young University's Division of Continuing Education. It focused more explicitly on promoting education and extending existing university services to service external programs. The program strived to promote the completion of high school and college education among Native Americans. In accordance with this goal, the Native American Educational Outreach Programs facilitated courses and workshops for Native American individuals and tribes. They serviced Native Americans in both the United States and Canada. Native American Educational Outreach Programs ended in May 2011.

Biographical History

Howard Rainer (1944-) is a Native American educator, speaker, and writer in Utah.

Howard Ted Rainer was born on April 18, 1944 in New Mexico to John C. Rainer and Wynema Freeman Rainer. He grew up on the Indian reservation in Taos Pueblos, New Mexico. His family descended from Taos Indians. Because his mother was a teacher and his father was a school principal, Howard learned about the importance of education from a young age. His grandmother encouraged him to travel beyond the Indian reservation to educate himself and others. He married Rebecca Ann Diehl Vandyke in Utah County, Utah on February 28, 1975. Howard has authored many literary works about Native American traditions and pride. He worked for Brigham Young University's Native American Educational Outreach Programs until 2011, and the program ended at the time of his retirment. A motivational speaker, he regularly speaks at conferences for the empowerment of young Native Americans. Howard is also interested in nature photography and poetry.


1 carton

2 boxes

30 folders

1 oversize folder



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Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US