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Howard Rainer papers on Native American Educational Outreach Program

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 9083

Scope and Contents

Contains course development materials, reference materials on Native American education, and publications produced by Rainer for the Native American Educational Outreach Program. Also includes DVDs and compact discs of associated materials. Dated approximately 2002 to 2006.


  • approximately 2002-2006


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Howard Rainer papers on Native American Educational Outreach Program papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.

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 box (0.5 linear ft.)

1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Transferred by Howard Rainer to Farina King, who donated the materials to the repository in June 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Farina King; June 22, 2017.


Administration (University Archives Collection Development Policy, V. b. ii. 2. a, October 2015).

Processing Information

Processed; Jace Packer, student manuscript processor; December 1, 2017.

Register of Howard Rainer papers on Native American Educational Outreach Program
In Progress
Jace Packer
2017 December 1
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

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

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US