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Mitchell A. Dodge papers on the Menominee Indian Tribe

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1538

Scope and Contents

Consists of correspondence, government documents, legal files and documents, notes, newspaper clippings, and other records documenting the activities of Dodge as a representative of the Menominee Tribe in their dealings with the United States government, between approximately 1945 and 1980. Deals especially with the issue of their termination as a recognized tribe in the 1960s and their restoration in the 1970s, as well as the legal case Menominee Indian Tribe v. United States that went to the Supreme Court. Many of the materials are records of congressional hearing and bills related to the Menominee Tribe. Also includes personal financial documents.


  • 1929-1979


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 Mitchell A. Dodge papers on the Menominee Indian Tribe must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Mitchell A. Dodge (1904-1998) was a tribal representative for the Menominee Indian Tribe.

Mitchell Aloysius Dodge, 1904-1998, is the son of Mitchell A. Dodge and Josephine Fish of Neopit, Menominee, Wisconsin. He married Marion Josephine Kelly in 1928 in Chicago, Illonois. Dodge kept and maintained the legal and tribal files of the Menominee Indian Tribe. He was a member of the tribe.


1 oversize folder (0.1 linear ft.)

14 cartons (14 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Other Finding Aids

Box-level inventory available in the repository upon request.

Custodial History

Donated to L. Tom Perry Special Collections by Mary E. Dodge in 1980 and 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Mary E. Dodge; 1980, 1987.


Ethnic and minority history (20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy II.B.5.IV).

Related Materials

See also the John S. Boyden papers on the Ute Indian Tribe (MSS 343), the John Paul Kennedy papers on the Ute Indian Tribe (MSS 4028, boxes 1-44), and the Indian Claims Commission files of Wilkinson, Cragun and Barker (MSS 2291).

Processing Information

Processed; John M. Murphy, curator, and Amanda C. Clark, student processor; January 2008.

Register of the Mitchell A. Dodge papers on the Menominee Indian Tribe
Amanda C. Clark
January 2008
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States