- Restricted collections have a notice in red just above the collection description noting the type of restriction, and the agency to contact for permission to view the materials.
- HCPO = Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
- NNHPD = Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department
- POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY = indicates a collection that may have a restriction (publication or cultural) which needs to be verified through consultation with the donor or other appropriate entities. These are collections in which the accession file or deed of gift indicate that there is a restriction, but does not indicate the type of restriction.
- Some collection labeled "Restricted" may a have only portions that are restricted, please contact the Archivist to learn more about the restrictions.
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- The only collections digitized at this time are available through the Arizona Memory Project.
- PDFs to finding aids are provided for printing, if one is available. If the collection name is not linked and there is not a PDF, then no finding aid is available for the collection.
MS-001 Wetherill Family collection - 1867-1964, predominantly 1906-1946 (PDF)
The Wetherill family was involved in a number of activities in the Colorado Plateau. While they may be best known for their various trading posts, many of them were involved with expeditions in the region. This collection contains records that detail these activities, as well as provides genealogical and photographic records of the family itself.
MS-002 Madison Loring (1961-1962) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-003 Alfred Whiting collection - 1930-1981 (PDF)
Botanist, Anthropologist, and Ethnobotanist, Alfred Whiting's career took to institutions across the United States (Museum of Northern Arizona, Michigan Ethnobotanical Laboratory, University of Oregon, Dartmouth College Museum). This collection consists of his research materials, particularly as they relate to his research at the Museum of Northern Arizona.
MS-004 Francis Jack collection - 1900-1902 (PDF)
Francis Jack was not published but was an enthusiastic observer of the culture and history of the Colorado Plateau, as evidenced by his personal notes and observations of various events and readings.
MS-005 Edward Curtis collection - 1907-1913 (PDF)
Photographer Edward Curtis' collection at the Museum of Northern Arizona consists of correspondence between Curtis and a researcher, as well as promotional material for his famous volume set, The North American Indian.
MS-006 James Simmons collection - 1928, 1935 (PDF)
Amateur archaeologist James W. Simmons is credited with discovering Black Mesa and Perry Mesa, two important archaeological sites. This collection consists of correspondence with a friend regarding his work, as well as a report he prepared on Walnut Canyon.
MS-007 Harry Rorick collection - 1942-1944 (PDF)
Collection consists of four envelopes - postmarked and addressed - to Harry Rorick, proprietor at Betatakin Trading Post. Also includes one letter from Verkamp’s Indian Handicraft and Souvenirs at the Grand Canyon, requesting to purchase Navajo blankets and Indian silverware.
MS-008 Charles Kelly collection - 1925-1946 (PDF)
Charles Kelly (1889-1971) was an amateur archaeologist who developed a passion for petroglyphs and petrographs while working as a caretaker at Capitol Reef in Utah. He photographed and wrote about them for nearly twenty years.
MS-009 Earle Forrest - This accession was incorporated into MS-143.
MS-010 Stuart Young collection - 1912 (PDF)
Young served as the expedition photographer on Byron Cummings’ Utah Expedition of Rainbow Bridge in 1909 and 1912. This expedition remains significant because the group discovered Keet Seel and Inscription House.
MS-012 Arizona Constitutional Convention (1910) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-013 Navajo Agriculture collection - Circa 1950-1960 (PDF)
Collection consists of a livestock census statement by John Deering (circa 1950), a Navajo Tribe Feed Grain Program tag (1959), and a livestock poster from the Cooperative Extension Service in Tuba City.
MS-014 Phillip Johnston (1953) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-015 Evans School collection - 1898-1924 (PDF)
The Evans Ranch School for Boys was founded in 1902 by Harry David Evans, a Cambridge-educated Briton, as a college-preparatory academy for twenty boys aged 15-18. It operated out of Mesa (later Tucson) in the winter and Flagstaff in the summer. This collection contains photographs and yearbooks from 1905-1925.
MS-016 Frederic Maude collection - 1910-1930 (PDF)
Frederic Maude's collection consists entirely of 4 x 5 lantern slides focusing on Native Americans and landscapes in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Many images taken and hand-colored by Frederic Maude and staff in his studio.
MS-017 Byron Cummings (1963-1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-019 Amos Adams - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-020 Mary-Russell F. Colton Collection
Typed manuscript containing notes on a visit to the Navajo Tribal Council Wool Carding Project at Leupp in June 1952 by Robert C. Euler. Also contains correspondence related to the Hopi Arts and Crafts show for 1939 - 1948. Issues covered relate to the Hopi Tribal Council Ordinance No. 7 on the display of Hopi crafts, reactions to the War Production Board's decision to forbid the use of wool for draperies and floor coverings, founding of the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild, and the goals of the Hopi High School art program.
MS-021 Byron Harvey III collection (Fred Harvey Company)-VACATED, Relocated to MS-301 Fred Harvey Company collection
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - HCPO AND NNHPD
Correspondence, articles, and photos related to the Fred Harvey Indian shops, Hopi basketry, Kachina dolls, Otis Polelonema, Butterfly and Snake Dances, and sandpaintings.
MS-022 Gladys A. Reichard collection - 1883-1984, 1905-1967 (PDF)
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2007. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. This collection includes drafts, notes, and manuscripts for many of Reichard’s published and unpublished works, as well as correspondence about her interests in Navajo ethnology, language, and sandpaintings. The collection also includes sandpainting reproductions, manuscripts written by colleagues and edited by Reichard, photograph albums belonging to Reichard and her colleagues, and biographical records relating to Reichard.
MS-023 Charles Spencer collection - 1910-1920 (PDF)
Collection consists of correspondence related to the founding of the Coconino Water Development and Stock Company, the Arizona Cattle and Sheep Company, and the Great Western Cattle and Sheep Company. It also contains material related to plans for water development in the San Francisco Mountains. There are also plans for the Charles H. Spencer Steamship.
MS-024 Joseph Fish collection - 1897-1915 (PDF)
A man of many careers, Joseph Fish (1840-1926) is perhaps best known for his time as the elected representative from Graham County. With an interest in history, Smith created this scrapbook of newspaper clippings. Clippings are glued into the pages of the 1896 Report of the Director of the Mint.
MS-026 Charles Vary collection - 1901-1903 (PDF)
Charles Vary lived in Flagstaff from 1901-1903. He took many trips to local attractions during this time, including the Grand Canyon, Havasu/Cataract Canyon, and Tonto Natural Bridge. This collection consists of albums of these trips.
MS-027 Louisa Wade Wetherill collection - 1906-1936 (PDF)
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2001 and 2004. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. This collection includes notes and typescripts of many Navajo myths, histories, and prayers, as well as notes on the Navajo language, ethnology, and ethnobotany. The collection also contains a number of Wetherill’s diaries from the early 20th century. Another aspect of MS-27 is Wetherill’s sandpainting reproductions and her notes and typescripts explaining the images and the stories behind them.
MS-028 W.H. Jackson (1963) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-029 Gladys Reichard - This accession has been incorporated into MS-22.
MS-030 Byron Harvey III collection (Fred Harvey Company) - VACATED, Relocated to MS-301 Fred Harvey Company collection
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - HCPO
This collection has certain items restricted pending review by the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office. Photographs and textual materials related to the Fred Harvey Company, Fred Harvey, Katharine Harvey, and the Hopi tribe.
MS-031 Hal Hoberecht collection - 1956 (PDF)
Collection consists of 13 images of Hopi communities and people (prayer sticks at Hotevilla, Eagles’ burial at Walpi, Chief and Bert Sequoptewa, Bear Kiva, ruin of Mennonite church.
MS-032 Robert C. Euler collection - circa 1940s (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2001 and 2004. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. This collection consists of 6 Nightway sandpainting reproductions drawn by Elsie Spangle in the late 1940s. The original artist of the sandpaintings, Red Woman’s Son (Ashon Bechee Beyaj), had asked another Navajo 40 years prior to copy the sandpaintings on wrapping paper. Red Woman’s Son then carried these around with him until he decided he would like better copies made. The superintendant at Wupatki had his ranger, Robert Euler, and Elsie Spangle copy the drawings down on wrapping paper. Red Woman’s Son agreed that the copies made by Spangle should be deposited at the Museum of Northern Arizona, so long as he could keep the photographic copies.
MS-033 Leland C. Wyman Sandpainting collection - undated, 1950-1952 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2007. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. Collection includes illustration materials for Wyman’s book, “Sandpaintings of the Kayenta Navaho,” as well as sandpainting reproductions painted by Wyman, a series of which are copies of sandpainting reproductions in the L.W. Wetherill collection (MS-27).
MS-034 Katherine M. Harvey Sandpainting collection - 1938-1939 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2004. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. This collection consists of 36 sandpainting reproductions, some of which were published, as well as illustration materials for various published and unpublished publications by Gladys Reichard and the Fred Harvey Company.
MS-035 National Park Service Collection
Reports on excavations at Wupatki National Monument. Researchers should request access to this collection through the National Park Service. Please contact the MNA Archivist for the NPS contact person.
MS-036 Shuichi Nagata collection - 1963-1965, 1978 (PDF)
Collection consists of compiled research notes from Keams Canyon Agency letter books (dated 1880-1916) and research material from residents of Moenkopi in anticipation of Nagata’s PhD thesis, which was completed in 1966. Also included is material from a presentation Nagata gave in 1978 on Hopi Status systems, as well as an expanded version that was to be published.
MS-037 H. P. Mera (1964) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-038 David DeHarport (1963) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-039 Robert Trennert, Jr. collection - 1887, 1909-1964, 1980 (PDF)
Collection consists of research materials compiled by historian Robert Trennert, mostly in anticipation of his 1964 article “The Logging Railroad of the Flagstaff Lumber Company.” Photographs consist predominantly of images of locomotives and their use by local Flagstaff lumber companies during the 20th century.
MS-040 Western Speleological Institute collection - 1929, 1953-1955 (PDF)
The Western Speleological Institute (W.S.I.) was organized in the early 1950s through the efforts of staff at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. This collection consists of materials related to expedition discoveries and are manifest in various notes and maps. Sites are located in Coconino and Yavapai counties, as well as the Grand Canyon region.
MS-041 David DeHarport
Photocopies of materials pertaining to the Udall vs. Littell case. The accession file notes that this collection may not be accessed without permission from either David DeHarport or Dr. Ned Danson. According to the Social Security Death Index, both individuals are deceased. Access to this collection is under review pending locating the heirs of David DeHarport.
MS-042 Roger Kelly (1964, 1966) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-043 Polyhongera (1964) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-044 Bruce Babbitt collection - 1960 (PDF)
Bruce Babbitt is perhaps best known for his tenure as the Governor of Arizona (1978-1987) and his appointment as U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1993-2001). This collection contains a manuscript of “Composition, Distribution and Sources of the Triassic Chinle Conglomerates,” by Bruce E. Babbitt, which he wrote as an undergraduate at Notre Dame.
MS-045 William Longacre (1964) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-046 James Simmons (1964) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-047 Christian Christensen (1964) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-048 Carl O. Lampland collection - 1928 (PDF)
Carl Lampland was an astronomer who began working at Lowell Observatory in 1902. This collection consists of 41 photographic travel images of Lampland's from across Northern Arizona (Tanner Crossing, Echo Cliffs, Lees Ferry, the Grand Canyon, and construction of the Hoover Dam).
MS-049 Harry E. (Two Guns) Miller collection - 1923-1929, 1943-1988, predominantly 1946-1951 (PDF)
Collection consists of Miller’s excavation bulletins and notes on his work in the Lupton area, news paper clippings, correspondence between Miller, Dr. Harold Colton, the Department of the Interior, and other archaeologists. Also included are various biographical notes and photographs. There are also various published materials written by Miller, including a complete 35-volume set of Songs of the Navajo Sea.
MS-050 H. R. Voth (1964, 1965) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-052 Louis Akin collection - circa 1905-1913 (PDF)
Collection is comprised of 3 photographs of Louis Akin 1868-1913, two of which are him painting at the Grand Canyon. Also included is correspondence and poetry written by Akin to his friend “Billy” Crane and information pertaining to Akin’s death and estate, including correspondence between W.B Crane and Akin’s lawyer, a newspaper clipping and an inventory of Akin’s estate.
MS-053 Earle Forrest - This accession was incorporated into MS-143.
MS-055 Leisa Bronson collection - 1899-1907 (PDF)
Collection consists of a photographic image of “the rock that killed Al Sieber” who was Chief of Scouts for Gen. George Cook from 1871 to 1873. Sieber was killed by a rolling rock during his work on the construction of Roosevelt Dam in 1907. The collection also includes 52 postcards with images of Southwest Indians from 1899 to 1906 produced by Fred Harvey, Karl Moon, the Detroit Photographic Company and others.
MS-057 Mischa Titiev collection - 1933-1941, 1992 (PDF)
Collection consists of some of Mischa Titiev’s manuscripts including one copy of "The Hopi Indians" and two edits of "Old Oraibi". The collection also contains research information (census data from Old Oraibi from 1933-34) and correspondence between Mischa Titiev and Elsie Clews Parson concerning Titiev’s work on "Old Oraibi."
MS-058 Wetherill Collection - This accession was incorporated into MS-1.
MS-059 Alfred Whiting
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - HCPO
Field notes, notes, manuscripts and recordings compiled by Whiting concerning the Hopi ethnobotany, ethnozoology, musical instruments, astronomy and linguisitcs from 1964 thru 1967.
MS-060 Harold S. Colton Collection
Notebooks documenting archaeological sites from 1916-1919. Also a manuscript by Colton on Zuni Kachinas which is marked restricted, but has no notation as to why the manuscript is restricted.
MS-061 Rainbow Bridge / Monument Valley Expedition Reference Collection (1956-1957) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-062 Leland Wyman
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This accession was incorporated into MS-110. Research materials like field notebooks, and manuscripts related to culturally sensitive topics like sandpaintings, ceremonial material, ethnobotany, ethnoentomology, and ethnography. Dates range from 1934 through 1964.
MS-063 Father Berard Haile collection - 1929-1934 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2004. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. This collection consists of English and Navajo manuscripts about Navajo myths and ceremonies written by Haile as well as a large number of sandpainting reproductions recorded by Haile and Franc J. Newcomb.
MS-064 Douglas W. Schwartz collection - 1964-1965 (PDF)
Collection is comprised of a manuscript of Schwartz’s An Historical Analysis of Grand Canyon Archaeology and a letter to Schwartz from A.J. Lindsay, Jr. containing comments on this manuscript.
MS-065 Frank Casanova collection - 1881-1886, 1964-1966 (PDF)
Collection contains a manuscript of John Gregory Bourke on Cataract Canyon, correspondence regarding the publication of Frank Casanova’s manuscript, and part of Casanova’s research material including a copy of an 1881 report by Lieutenant-Colonel WM Redwood Price and copies of 1885-86 correspondence concerning aid to the Havasupai.
MS-067 George Ennis collection - 1949 (PDF)
George Harrison Ennis was a student at the University of Pennsylvania in 1949, where he wrote "A Survey of the Prehistory of Concho Flat." This collection consists of an early draft of that publication.
MS-068 George Marshall collection - 1899-1957 (PDF)
George H. Marshall (1879-1963) was in the United States Indians Service from 1903-1905, beginning as teacher at the Havasupai school. This Collection is comprised of 68 photographic images of the Havasupai school and of the Grand Canyon, Marshall’s diaries and articles written about his experiences, school materials including a class list and attendance records, various correspondence and samples of hair from four Native Americans.
MS-070 A&B Schuster Co. collection - 1862-1952
The collection contains various news articles and publications written about A&B Schuster Co. (in Holbrook) at its fifty year anniversary and afterwards, an invitation to the hanging of George Smiley, and news paper clippings regarding the transfer of the Schuster’s artifact collection from the Los Angeles Museum to Petrified Forest National Monument in 1934. Additionally the collection contains photocopies of Schuster family genealogical information, and eight photographic images.
MS-071 Grenville Goodwin collection - 1932-1971 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - ?
This material contains culturally sensitive material and thus some items are restricted. Please contact the MNA Archivist for more information. Collection consists of Goodwin’s original notes and partial manuscript on Apache ethnobotany, the original manuscript of Apache Ethnobotany and notes written by Alfred F. Whiting who reviewed Goodwin’s work some thirty years later. Also included is a listing that links Goodwin's ID numbers with MNA specimens in the botany collection.
MS-072 Edna Hope Gregory collection - 1907-1952
This collection contains diaries related to Gregory's travel with her husband, Dr. Herbert E. Gregory of the US Geological Survey, regarding Mr. Gregory’s work field trips. The collection also contains correspondence between Mrs. Gregory and her husband, photographs, and an article written by Mrs. Gregory on Kanaka Ranch (aka. Iosepa), a settlement of Mormon Hawaiians in Utah.
MS-073 Clarence G. Salsbury collection - 1934-1935 (PDF)
This collection contains photographs and correspondence related to the Navajo Chautauqua, which was held at Ganado in 1934.
MS-074 Walter Runke collection - 1901-1978, predominant 1901-1903 (PDF)
Walter Runke worked as a teacher and superintendant for the Blue Canyon School (1900-1902), which was located in the now-abandoned ghost town of Algert, Arizona. Photos in this collection relate to his school activities, as well as other leisurely pursuits of his in northern Arizona during that time. Portions of this collection are available online at the Arizona Memory Project with funding from the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
MS-075 Oswald Werner (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-076 John H. Bowman (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-077 Huckel collection at the Taylor Museum - 1903-1940 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
Written permission to view is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. Collection contains descriptions of the sandpaintings in the collection in the Taylor Museum, including notes describing the male and female Shootingways, the Windway, Beadway, Mountainway, Big Starway, Beautyway, and Plumeway. Additionally there is a description of the Shootingway written by Miguelito, the creator of a number of the collection’s sandpaintings. Biographical information on J.F. Huckel and his wife is also included.
MS-078 Watson Smith - This accession was incorporated into MS-325.
MS-079 Odd Halseth - This accession was incorporated into MS-116.
MS-080 Ruth de Young Elkus collection - 1925 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - HCPO
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and has been restricted. Written permission from the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office is required to view restricted material and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. Collection consists of notes on the Antelope Dance at Mishongnovi written by Mrs. Elkus on 18 August 1925.
MS-081 Stewart Culin (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-082 William O'Brien (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-084 Gilbert Maxwell (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-087 Fred Harvey Company - VACATED, incorporated into MS-301 Fred Harvey Company collection.
MS-088 Michael Everett (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-090 Flora Bailey collection - 1938-1970 (PDF)
Flora Bailey (1909-1974) was a physical education teacher who enjoyed spending her summers conducting research on the Navajo reservation. In addition to authoring a number of children's books, Bailey researched subjects of a medical and religious nature and published a number of articles relating to the Navajo people based on her research.
MS-092 Clark Mining Claim collection - 1922, 1966 (PDF)
Collection consists of J.W. Francis’ Mining Location Lode Claim to the Clark Mine (1922) and six photographic images taken by Robert Euler of the area surrounding the claim as well as inscriptions on a nearby sandstone outcrop.
MS-093 Neil Judd collection - 1907-1909 (PDF)
This collection consists of 104 photographic images of Byron Cummings' 1908 and 1909 expeditions. Photographed locations include Tsegi Canyon, Tsegi-ot-Sosi, Monument Valley, the San Juan River, Butler's Wash, Alkali Ridge, Bluff City, White Mesa, Kiet Siel, and Betatakin.
MS-094 Charles Bernheimer (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-095 John H. Chilcott collection - 1962-1965
This collection contains two manuscripts by John Chilcott: “The Emotional Response of Navajo Children to Public School Situations,” and “The Acculturation and Assimilation of Public School Culture by Navaho Dormitory Students – Flagstaff, Arizona, 1963.”
MS-096 Kolb Brothers (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-097 McLoyd & Graham (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-099 Vincent Schaefer collection - 1963 (PDF)
Collection consists of a photograph of lightning hitting a ponderosa pine from the porch of Gilbert Cottage on the grounds of the Museum of Northern Arizona's Research Center.
MS-100 Tom Bahti collection - 1887-1965 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2004. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. Collection contains five silkscreen sandpainting reproductions as well as five slides made from these images.
MS-101 Phillip Johnston (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-102 Glen Canyon Project Archaeology collection - 1958-1961 (PDF)
This collection contains a manuscript titled “Inventory of Archaeological Sites in Lower Glen Canyon (Preliminary report on the Gene Foster Archaeological Surveys),” by Dr. William Y. Adams and 13 field notebooks produced by William Y. Adams, A.J. Lindsay, J. Richard Ambler and Paul V. Long during the archaeological project.
MS-103 Samuel Day - This accession was incorporated into MS-186.
MS-104 Esther Sandstrom (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-105 Mary Colter - This accession was transferred to the Harold S. Colton Library. See 917.81 C724M for Manual for Drivers and Guides: Descriptive of the Indian Watchtower at Desert View and its Relation, architecturally, to The Prehistoric Ruins of the Southwest by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter.
MS-106 Miscellaneous Photos (nd) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-107 Corrigan (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-110 Leland C. Wyman collection - 1933-1989 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2007. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. This collection includes L.C. Wyman’s index to sandpainting reproductions in various collections at the Museum of Northern Arizona and other institutions; notes, correspondence, and manuscripts relating to Wyman’s various publications and unpublished works, as well as notes correspondence, and manuscripts written by students of colleagues of Wyman, many of which he annotated. The collection also includes personal and professional correspondence with Wyman’s friends and colleagues, and biographical information.
MS-111 Walcott (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-112 Berard Haile, Father, (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-113 Sallie Pierce-Harris (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-114 Camp Willow Grove (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-115 Neil Judd (1967) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-116 Odd Halseth collection - 1871- 1964 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - REVIEW (MULTIPLE TRIBES)
This collection may be subject to cultural restriction. Please consult the Archivist of the Museum of Northern Arizona for more information. Collection consists of 65 audio tapes of which 38 tapes are recordings of Native American music and interviews with Native Americans, 7 are lectures and interviews on archeological topics, and 20 are recordings of political speeches made by Odd Halseth. The collection also contains 26 photographic images (prints, stereoscopic images) of Native Americans (Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, Apache, Mohave) taken by or collected from Halseth or his friend (Colonel) James Harvey McClintock.
MS-117 Alfred Whiting - This accession was incorporated into MS-59.
MS-118 Leslie Spier collection - 1886-1936, predominant 1916-1933 (PDF)
This collection contains field notebooks, photographs and publications produced during Spier’s work with the Havasupai, Maricopa-Halchidoma, Southern Diegueno and Zuni tribes. Also, there are photographs from various other tribes, as well as maps.
MS-119 Saint Michaels Mission (1967-1968) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-120 Evans School Collection - This accession was incorporated into MS-15.
MS-121 Museum Hopi Silver Project - This accession was transferred to the Ethnology Collection (E3023 through E3029). Silver design record showing stamps and the name of the Hopi silversmith (Paul Saufkie, Don Koitshongva, Washington Talayumptewa, Sak-hoi-oma, Titus P. Lampson, Jean Nuvahoyowma, and Frank Nutima). Please contact the Anthropology Collections Manager for access requests.
MS-122 Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition collection - 1933-1935 (PDF)
This collection consists of images taken during the 1933-1935 Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition which was administered by Ansel Hall.
MS-123 Earle Forrest - This accession was incorporated into MS-143.
MS-124 Peyote Trial (1968) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-125 Lyndon L. Hargrave Collection
Manuscript for The comparative osteology of the Mexican macaws, and the occurrence of macaws in Southwestern archaeology, circa 1967. This manuscript was published in 1969.
MS-126 Virgil Hubert collection - circa 1942, 1992-1995 (PDF)
The collection consists of six color plates painted by Virgil Hubert of early Sikyatki Revival Style bowls, perhaps by Nampeyo, c. 1900. The bowls belonged to the Fred Harvey Collection and were on exhibit at the Fray Marcos Hotel in Williams. Additionally, there are three cassette tapes and transcripts of oral interviews with Virgil and Ron Hubert about early work at the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Hopi Silver Project and Crafts Show.
MS-127 Fred B. Eiseman collection - 1959-1987 (PDF)
This collection contains culturally sensitive information and has been restricted at the request of the Hopi Cultural Preservation office. Collection contains a manuscript of Notes on the Hopi Salt Trail (1959) by Eiseman, 1 map of the trail by Vernon Taylor (1968), 1 photocopied map of the Salt Canyon Trail from James Babbitt, and typed directions to the Salt Canyon Trail by Chuck Minckley (1987).
MS-128 Black Mesa Coal Project (1968) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-129 Jean Goodman collection - circa 1952 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - CULTURAL - HCPO - REVIEW
Collection consists of an original manuscript of The Other Hopi, and a photograph of Jimmy holding two kachina dolls.
MS-130 William Johnston (1968) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-131 Florence Ellis - This accession was transferred to the Harold S. Colton Library. See The Hopi: Their History and Use of Lands in the Garland Press book Hopi Indians, a part of the Garland American Indian Ethnohistory Series designed to be used during the Land Claims Cases.
MS-132 Barry M. Goldwater collection (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and was restricted by the Navajo Nation Historic Preservation Department in 2004. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. This collection contains 10 sandpainting reproductions from the Male Shootingway ceremony, as well as 10 slides of the reproductions.
MS-133 Lorenzo Hubbell collection - 1902-1914 (PDF)
The collection contains 2 identical advertisement cards for the Hubbell Trading Post at Ganado and Keams Canyon, an advertising leaflet for the Hubbell Trading Post, an original photograph of Lorenzo Hubbell with President Taft at the signing of the Arizona Enabling Act, and a political poster from Hubbell's 1914 U.S. Senate Campaign.
MS-134 Hopi Spring Placer Clain (1968) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-135 Hopi Superintendants Reports, 1910-1923 (1968) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-136 Phillip Johnston (1968) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-137 Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton Collection
Notes and manuscripts related to Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton's book on Hopi Dyes. There is also some material related to Navajo dyes and paints. This accession will be merged with her materials located in MS-207.
MS-138 Gunnar Widforss collection - 1894-1973 (PDF)
Correspondence, legal documents, minutes, printed materials, financial documents and photographic materials (1894-1973) document the research of Bill and Francis Belknap for their publication Gunnar Widforss: Painter of the Grand Canyon. Records include research materials, Widforss’ estate documents, and personal records of Gunnar Widforss. Materials are divided into three series. The first series, Belknap Research Materials (1924-1973), include interview notes, meeting minutes, correspondence, and Widforss’ estate documents gathered by the Belknaps in preparation for their publication and accompanying exhibit. The second series, Gunnar Widforss’ Personal Records (1929-1934), includes Widforss’ correspondence and legal documents. Photographic Materials (1894-1935), the final series, contains photographs of Widforss, friends and family, and Widforss’ paintings.
MS-139 Albert H. Schroeder collection - 1949-1969 (PDF)
Collection contains some 28 manuscripts of books, articles, book reviews and lectures written by Albert H. Schroeder, 36 maps and illustrations, 13 site photographs, and a small amount of biographical information.
MS-140 Alfred Whiting - [VERIFY] This accession was incorporated into MS-003.
MS-141 Velma Hoffman (1969) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-142 Leland Wyman
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
This accession was incorporated into MS-110. Manuscripts and research related to the Navajo Red Antway myths and songs. Includes correspondence with Kenneth E. Foster, Charlotte Johnson, and Chic Sandoval.
MS-143 Earle Forrest collection - 1881-1971 (PDF)
Earle R. Forrest (1883-1969) was a writer and historian from Pennsylvania who spent much of his young-adult life exploring the western United States in the early 1900s while working as a cowboy. The bulk of the collection relates to cowboys, cowboy life, Navajo and Hopi people, and the Old West in general. Predominantly photographic, the collection functions as an autobiography of his life from 1900-1968. Portions of this collection are available online at the Arizona Memory Project with funding from the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
MS-144 Wetherill Collection
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - NNHPD
Photos and negatives circa 1933 related to the Keet Seel excavation and the survey of Zion National Park by Milton Wetherill and Ben Wetherill.
MS-145 Whorf (1969) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-146 Marjorie Robinson Flaherty collection - circa 1902 (PDF)
The collection contains 3 photographic prints and a copper plate. The prints depict a Navajo seated on a horse, a horse in the desert, and the Arizona Lumber and Timber Company. The copper plate is a portrait of C.O. Robinson, the father of Marjorie Robinson Flaherty.
MS-147 Natural Bridges National Monument collection - 1908
Collection contains a letter, dated September 2, 1908 to Professor William Henry Holmes, Chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology, from Frank Bond, Chief Clerk and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United States Geographic Board, regarding the adoption of Hopi names for the three bridges Natural Bridges National Monument.
MS-148 Hopi Agency Correspondence, 1880-1893 (1970) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-149 H. R. Voth (1970) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-150 Frank Spencer collection - circa 1920-1940 PDF
Collection consists of one 89-page photograph album with prints of mostly unknown provenance. Images are of the southwest (Canyon de Chelly, Cameron Trading Post, Tuba Trading Post, Gap Trading Post, Red Lake Trading Post, Kayenta Trading Post, Begashibito Trading Post, Colorado River bridge, Rainbow Lodge, Shonto School, Navajo Mountain, Monument Valley, Keams Canyon, Walpi, Ganado, Shiprock, John and Louisa Wetherill, Harry Rorick, Elizabeth Compton Hagemann), and block prints by Lillian Wilhelm Smith.
MS-152 Wetherill (1970) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-153 Wahleah Lujan (1970) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-154 Robert Black collection - [195?]-1971, 1982-1987, 1996 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - HCPO
All items in this collection are restricted by request of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office due to culturally sensitive information, except the transcript of an oral interview between Robert Black and Susan Olberding in 1996. Written permission to view restricted material is required and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. Records consist of a large amount of audio recordings of interviews and songs of individual Hopi community members from the late 1950s through the 1980s, as well as a brief series of textual transcriptions of a selection of the recordings.
MS-155 Peter Huntoon (1970) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-156 Randolph Jenks (1970) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-157 Matthew Murphy (1970) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-158 Lillian Wilhelm Smith collection - 190[?]-1974, predominant 1914-1968
Artist Lillian Wilhelm Smith (1882-1971) spent most of her life in Arizona, painting the people and places of the region. This collection contains sketches and photographs that helped inspire Smith in preparation of her finished works. It also contains correspondence with family and friends.
MS-159 John Wesley Powell collection - circa 1850s - 1880s (PDF)
Collection consists of 7 images of Powell and other members of his family, including his wife (Harriet Emma Dean Powell), daughter (Mary Dean Powell), and sister-in-law (Mary Dean Dodsley).
MS-160 J. J. Brody (1971) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-161 David Bailey (1971) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-162 Peshlakai Etsetti collection - 1937-1991 (PDF)
Collection contains correspondence, documents, and two magazine articles referring to Peshlakai Etsetti's land claim case. Involved in the matter were H.S. Colton, Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Johnston, Mr. William T. Beaver, and various members of the National Park Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs. The land in question was included in an addition to the Wupatki National Monument on July 9, 1937.
MS-163 Lorenzo Hubbell - This accession has been incorporated into MS-133.
MS-164 Al Whiting - This accession has been incorporated into MS-003.
MS-166 Roger Kelly collection - 1967-1982 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. Collection consists of Kelly's unpublished report from his work near Cornfields and Wide Ruins in northeastern Arizona, the culmination of work done an MNA project A-63-3. Also included are reviews of the report in anticipation of its eventual publication.
MS-168 J.W. Hildebrand collection - circa 1895-1908
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - MULTIPLE
This collection contains culturally sensitive materials from multiple tribes. Please contact the Archivist with information on what you are looking for so that you can be directed to the appropriate tribe for viewing permission. Collection consists of images of Navajo, Hopi, and other (Apache, Comanche, Kiowa, Paiute) Native American people.
MS-169 Helen Margaret Greene collection - 1920s-1987 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - HCPO (VERIFY)
Helen Margaret Greene lived on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona during the 1950s and '60s collecting language notes for her "Hopi Vocabulary" manuscript. Much of the collection relates to her research of the Hopi language, dances, and ceremonies as well as her relationships with the Hopi people, anthropologists, and linguists.
MS-170 Rose Weisberg collection - 1971 (PDF)
Mrs. Rose Weisberg worked for the Rock Point School on the Navajo Reservation in Chinle, Arizona. She sold artifacts to the Museum of Northern Arizona and the collection contains her correspondence with the director about a new Navajo object she found and the research being done on the objects already given to the Museum.
MS-171 Berard Haile, Father, (1971) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-172 Karl W. Luckert collection - 1971-1974 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - CULTURAL - NNHPD (VERIFY)
Karl W. Luckert has written extensively on world religions and has taught at multiple universities throughout his career. This collection reflects his interest in Navajo healing ceremonies and includes sound recordings and slides from some of these ceremonies performed in the 1970s.
MS-173 Watson Smith - This accession has been incorporated into MS-325.
MS-174 Norman Nevills (1972) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-175 Bradley R. Stuart collection - 1942-1950 (PDF)
This collection includes correspondence from Stuart to anthropologist, John C. McGregor between 1943 and 1950. His letters also include drawings and descriptions of archeological sites and arrowheads, and 17 photographic prints from the Moapa area.
MS-176 Jeremiah Sullivan (1973) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-177 Ervin Thayer Drake (1972) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-178 Harry C. James collection - 1972 (PDF)
The collection includes a photocopy of an article from the counter-culture magazine, Clear Creek, entitled “Indians and the Counter-Culture,” a chapter in progress of the Smithsonian’s Handbook of North American Indians. James sent the article to Edward B. Danson, the director of the Museum of Northern Arizona, because he objected to statements made about Hopi traditionalists. There are six letters between James, Danson, and William C, Sturtevant, the editor of the Handbook of North American Indians.
MS-179 Byron Cummings (1972) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-180 Eusebio Kino (1973) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-181 John A. Frost collection - 1956-1958, 1997-1998 (PDF)
Collection includes correspondence, mainly concerning petroglyphs along the San Juan and Colorado Rivers and the MNA sponsored expedition of the Glen Canyon Dam site, between Frost and Katharine Bartlett, L.P. Wylie, Harold Colton, Robert Weber, Waldemere Bejnar, Robert Zeller, Charles P. Myers (son-in-law), and William C. Miller. Also included are photographic prints of the expedition, 1956-1957. The correspondence from 1997 and 1998 is from Ruth E. Myers (Frost’s daughter) and Susan Deaver Olberding (MNA) concerning Frost’s papers and a planned exhibition of on Glen Canyon at MNA. Collection also includes brochure for Frost Expeditions circa 1946.
MS-182 Watson Smith - This accession was incorporated into MS-325.
MS-183 Sarah Jones Tucker (1973) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-184 Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1973) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-185 Crystal Jahr (1973) - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-186 Day Family collection - 1900-1930 (PDF)
The Days were a well-known family of traders that owned and operated trading posts across the southwest. This collection consists of family portraits, family snapshot postcards, business cards, pamphlets, and other ephemera. Some images were produced by Simeon Schwemberger and Ben Wittick. Portions of this collection are available online at the Arizona Memory Project with funding from the Arizona Historical Records Advisory Board and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.
MS-189 Samuel W. Woodhouse collection - 1844-1932 (PDF)
Woodhouse was asked to join the 1851 expedition led by Captain Lorenzo Sitgreaves down the Zuni and Colorado rivers. He was the first naturalist to visit Northern Arizona. Woodhouse collected many specimens, including new species of mice and toads, which were later named after him. Collection includes 4 photographic prints (copies) of Samuel W. Woodhouse (1844-1854), as well as 2 short biographies from various publications.
MS-194 Elizabeth C. Hegemann collection - 1923-1934 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. This collection consists of salon prints from an exhibit. A list of captions for the exhibit of her photographs written by Hegemann is also included. Hegemann’s photographs are mostly of Navajo, Hopi, and some Havasupai subjects. There are images of the Grand Canyon as well. John Wetherill and his family are among the non-Native American subjects.
MS-197 George W. McCormick collection - 1903-1914 (PDF)
Documents in this collection are exceedingly brittle. Researchers may view surrogate copies rather than the originals. Collection contains 2 mining claims, Hermit No. 2 and Copper Giant 2, filed by McCormick that were found in the Grand Canyon. One claim belonged to McCormick and the other to Lee, [Burbir], Nelson, and Fuller.
MS-199 Jan C. Green collection - 1974-1975 (PDF)
The collection consists of 2 reports based on oral history cassettes narrated by Florence G. Turner, who worked for C.N. Cotton, a trader of Navajo rugs in Gallup, New Mexico. The reports are entitled, “C.N. Cotton and Navajo “Rugs” with Taped Remembrances by Florence G. Turner” and “Using Oral History: Building from the Memories of Florence G. Turner.”
MS-202 Al Whiting - This accession has been incorporated into MS-003.
MS-204 George H. Billingsley collection - 1956-1997 (PDF) -- DEACESSIONED
This collection contains personal journals from Billingsley’s numerous trips to the Grand Canyon prior to his professional career as a geologic cartographer. Also included are Billingsley’s Masters thesis on the geology of Tuckup Canyon, photographs and negatives of Tuckup Canyon, and correspondence with Harvey Butchart and O. Dock Marston. -- Deaccessioned and transferred to Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, February 2017.
MS-207 Colton Family collection (PDF)
The Colton Family collection finding guide is currently being reviewed for accuracy and usability. The collection consists of the papers of Harold S. Colton, Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, and their son, J. Ferrell Colton. Topics covered include genealogy, art, zoology, anthropology and archaeology, as well as sailing and family vacations.
MS-208 Kate T. Cory collection - 1905-1912 (PDF)
This collection contains culturally sensitive information and has been restricted at the request of the Hopi Cultural Preservation office. This collection consists of the original nitrate negatives Cory took while a resident on the Hopi mesas from 1905-1912, as well as copy negatives and prints that were produced at a later date. The collection also includes a copy of a partial dictionary of the Hopi language created by Cory, and 2 copies of Cory’s diary from 1909-1910.
MS-210 Edward T. Hall collection - 1937 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. This collection includes 11 lantern slides that hall produced during the excavation of archeological sites on the Walhalla Plateau in the Grand Canyon. Images include: maps, charts, ruins, sherds, landscapes, and a human burial.
MS-214 Marc Gaede collection - 1974 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. Collection consists of two audio cassette recordings of an interview with James Allen (Al) Lancaster in October 1974 regarding his time as an excavation foreman for J.O. Brew at Alkali Ridge, Awatovi, etc.
MS-215 Charles D. James III collection - 1972-1975 PDF
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. Collection consists of handwritten ethnographic field notes from informant, Nat Bia; a photocopy of a handwritten transcript from David Brugge of an interview with Canyon Shorty, and an abridged typed copy. Also includes a letter regarding restrictions. Material relates to data on MNA archaeological sites NA11366, NA11369, and NA11371.
MS-216 Platt Cline Collection (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. This collection contains correspondence, photographic material, photocopies of legal documents and charts, and audio recordings pertaining to Cline’s research for his book about the history of Flagstaff and the Hopi language.
MS-218 Editha L. Watson collection - 1900s-1978 (PDF)
Writings and research notes created by Watson, many published in journals, compose the bulk of the collection. Watson's research focus was the Navajo people, the Navajo reservation, and other aspects of Navajo culture. Another significant section of this collection relates to Watson's involvement with the Navajo Land Claims office, where she edited and indexed a substantial land claim against the federal government in the 1950s and 1960s. Included are extensive research notes and photographs used for the land claim. Other professional involvements with the Navajo Tribe, documented through correspondence and paperwork, relate to her work in the Navajo health community, the Navajo Tribal Parks & Recreation department, and the Navajo Tribal government. Also included are extensive correspondence files related to Watson's personal and professional life, as well as biographical information on Watson herself.
MS-219 Al Whiting - This accession has been incorporated into MS-003.
MS-221 Harrison Begay (PDF)
This collection consists of one oversized document, framed and under glass, issued by République Française, Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale to Harrison Begay naming him “Officier d’Academie,” 4 August, 1956.
MS-223 P. David Seaman collection - 1954-1977 (PDF)
Due to equipment obsolescence, the Museum of Northern Arizona does not have the ability to provide access to this collection at this time. If you would like to assist in preserving these records please contact the Archivist. Collection consists of audio recordings of Navajo and Hopi language lessons and printed materials concerning the Cora language of Mexico. There are two sets of Navajo language learning records: Useful Words and Phrases and Navajo Literacy Lessons. The Hopi language recordings consist of 10 lessons with Bennie Nuvanisa, recorded under the supervision of Professor Irvy Goossen at NAU, and another set of unmarked Hopi recordings made by (probably) Jonathan Ekstrom in the 1960s. Collection also includes a Cora-English, English-Cora dictionary on computer printouts from 1977.
MS-225 Eastern and New Mexico Association on Indian Affairs collection - circa 1930s (PDF)
This collection consists of a set of 11 photographs of old Navajo blankets, hand-colored, wholly or partially, and mounted on heavy cardboard. These blankets have simple patterns, and part or all of each photo was painted to show the colors of the original blanket. These images were made by the EAIA, NMAIA, and the IAF in the 1930s and lent to traders on the Navajo Reservation to be shown to weavers to try to encourage them to use pleasing color combinations and simple patterns. Morris Burge and his wife, Margaret McKittrick Burge, represented the NMAIA and took the photos to the Reservation to talk over the project with the traders.
MS-230 Louis Grundel Collection (PDF)
Collection consists of photographic material documenting the construction of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Needles, California. The Atlantic & Pacific Railroad later became part of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway, which subsequently was absorbed by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, and has now been incorporated into the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway Company.
MS-233 Barton A. Wright collection - 1912, 1960-1976 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. Collection consists of oral history tapes (with some transcription) regarding the Hopi and Navajo people, as well as Flagstaff, the Museum of Northern Arizona, and the outlying vicinity. Interviewees include Jimmy Kewanwytewa (mainly identifying Hopi images in the Voth collection), Willie Coin, Raymond Coin, Vera Nevahoioma, Tewaquoptewa, Carrie Joseph, Elizabeth White, Oswald White Bear Fredericks, Steve Honani, Agnes Mowa, Paul Long, Laura Runke, Philip Johnston, Clay Lockett, and John Ressler. Subject matter includes myths and legends, identification of people and clans, Hopi history, Piki stone making, trading posts, Mormons, songs, Hopi language, Flagstaff, kachinas, and dances.
MS-235 Fred Kabotie collection - 1965-1977 (PDF)
This collection contains transcriptions from an oral history interview Bill Belknap conducted with Kabotie as well as the original audio reel, which would serve as the basis for Belknap’s biography of Kabotie. Also included is a draft/excerpt of that biography. There is also a letter from Kabotie to Edward Danson detailing the history of the Hopi Silvercraft Cooperative Guild, as well as photographic images of Kabotie’s paintings (that belong to various institutions), and miscellaneous articles about Kabotie. The photographic images in this collection are the property of the Heard Museum, the National Museum of the American Indian, The Corcoran Gallery, and other institutions and are only to serve as reference materials, as such they may not be photographed or photocopied.
MS-239 Dorothy Gale Burak collection - 1840-1978 (PDF)
This collection contains culturally sensitive material and has been restricted. Written permission from the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office is required to view restricted material and must be sent to the MNA Archivist prior to a scheduled visit. Collection consists of correspondence, photographic material, printed material, and manuscripts pertaining to Ms. Burak’s time spent in Arizona, in particular her time at the Grand Canyon. Many of the materials, especially images, were collected through her relationship with Emery Kolb. Images of the Grand Canyon, San Francisco Peaks, and Oak creek areas, as well as Native American subjects make up a bulk of the photographs in this collection. Also included are book plates that were removed from publications about the Southwest and wildlife, as well as published materials and ephemera.
MS-240 Emry and Anna Kopta collection - 1912-1998 (PDF)
The Emry and Anna Kopta collection consists of articles, clippings, photographs, personal correspondence, teaching materials, and a taped interview with transcript. The bulk of the collection concerns Emry and Anna Kopta's personal and professional lives and their time among the Hopi and Navajo people of Arizona.
MS-241 Thelma B. Towle Collection - 1913 - 1990 (PDF)
This collection contains culturally sensitive material. Advance permission is required to view restricted materials. The collection consists of materials related to Thelma B. Towle’s research into the Hopi Snake Dance and the ban on photography of the dance. Textual material includes articles, clippings, pamphlets, correspondence and research notes. Photographic materials include images of the Hopi Snake Dance, images of carved Snake Dance figurines, and assorted postcards depicting scenes from Arizona and of Hopi and Navajo life.
MS-246 David L. DeHarport collection - 1938-1967 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. This collection is separated into 3 series. The first encompasses DeHarport’s legal work on Docket 229, which includes defense and plaintiff’s exhibits and statements, reports, notes, maps, hearing transcripts, and archeological surveys. The second series consists of DeHarport’s various reports on archeological sites around the United States and India, records included are his doctoral dissertation, his report on illegal excavations, field notes, photographic images, reports for the BIA and from his trips to California and India. The third series is comprised of the “Proposed Findings of Fact” for Littell v. Udall case.
MS-248 Alfred Whiting - This accession has been incorporated into MS-003.
MS-254 J. C. Clarke Collection of Historic Photos (PDF)
FINDING AID IS NOT COMPLETE - REVIEW. Collection consists of 739 nitrate negatives which are in cold storage.
MS-256 Albert Levine Collection (PDF)
This collection consists of an unpublished manuscript entitled “The Rock Art of Silver Creek Canyon, Snowflake, Arizona” consisting of photographic materials, maps, charts, and diagrams. The manuscript arrived in 2 loose-bound volumes, which have been re-housed in folders with original sections preserved.
MS-257 Katharine Bartlett Collection (PDF)
This collection contains material known to be culturally sensitive in nature. As such portions have been restricted pending review by the appropriate tribal authorities. Collection consists of correspondence, diaries, printed material, financial documents, photographic material, research notes, manuscripts, scrapbooks, maps, charts, and audio recordings chronicling Katharine’s life and work from her years as an undergraduate student until her death. It contains information regarding both her personal and professional life. The bulk of the collection, however, focuses on her deep involvement with the Museum of Northern Arizona and her research in the fields of physical anthropology, archaeology, ethnology, and history within the Southwestern region of the United States.
MS-258 W.H. Carroll Collection (PDF)
The collection contains photographic material documenting early Arizona history, and especially the early history of Flagstaff. Collection also contain early images of the Grand Canyon.
MS-260 Dorothy Pollock collection - 1925-1959 (PDF)
Legal documents, correspondence, maps, clippings and manuscripts (1925-1959) document Mrs. Pollock’s collection of materials regarding a water rights case involving the Rio de Flag and several landowners in its drainage, as well as, Dorothy Oldham Peach Pollock’s interest and friendship with Mary Russell Ferrell Colton, including note cards with information regarding MRFC’s ancestry and life and works. It also includes clippings regarding Mrs. Colton and some manuscripts of a biography on her.
MS-261 Dixon Fagerberg, Jr. collection - 1972-1974 (PDF)
Collection contains correspondence, agendas, notes, judicial papers, and clippings relating to the March 26, 1974 meeting of the Coconino County Planning and Zoning board to decide upon the Summit Properties appeal.
MS-268 Alfred Whiting - This accession has been incorporated into MS-003.
MS-269 Watson Smith - This accession was incorporated into MS-325.
MS-271 W. W. Hill Collection, 1898-1909 (PDF)
Collection consists of correspondence and printed material concerning the looting of archaeological and cultural sites within Native American territory by relic hunters and non-scientific explorers. Six letters between the Office of Indian Affairs and government agents on the Navajo reservation are included, as well as a printed copy of both the American Antiquities Act of 1906 and the Uniform Rules and Regulations for its enforcement.
MS-272 Sarah Jones Tucker Collection - see the listings for the Historic Reference Collection
MS-279 John I. Perkins Collection (PDF)
This collection consists of nitrate negatives and associated prints showing the Grand Canyon and surrounding areas in Northern Arizona. The prints are available for viewing and research. The nitrate negatives are in cold storage and unavailable due to safety concerns.
MS-285 [William C.] Miller Collection Index
Correspondence, manuscripts, and typescripts related to expeditions and excavations in the Southwest region of the United States. Please see the pdf link to the initial index created for the collection when it was initially accessioned.
MS-286 Fred Harvey Company Collection of Photographic Prints, and Postcards - VACATED, integrated into MS-301 Fred Harvey Company collection.
MS-287 Gene Foster Collection (PDF)
The collection consists of correspondence, diaries, printed materials, financial documents, photographic material, research notes, unpublished manuscripts, and maps documenting Gene’s life as an artist, archaeologist, and ornithologist. It includes personal business records, photographic images of the Southwest, records of the bird feeding and banding programs she started in Flagstaff, and information and images regarding her salvage archaeology work in Glen Canyon prior to the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam.
MS-288 Emil W. Haury Collection (PDF)
This collection contains audio recordings and video productions about Haury’s career as an archaeologist in Arizona. An oral history interview with transcript, conducted by Museum of Northern Arizona staff, and a video documentary about his work are included. The video documentary “In the Field of Time” was produced and copyrighted by KUAT Television. It may be viewed for research purposes but may not be reproduced. Contact Arizona Public Media, University of Arizona, for permission to use.
MS-301 Fred Harvey Company collection - 1881-2005 (PDF)
RESTRICTED - CULTURAL - MULTIPLE TRIBES, CONTACT ARCHIVIST
This collection contains records and media about the Fred Harvey Company as well as members of the Harvey family. Included are inventories, appraisals, correspondence, and photographs regarding Native American arts and crafts collections donated to museums. Photographic images taken for advertisements, souvenir prints and postcards show a range of subject matter including Fred Harvey Company operations at the Grand Canyon, visiting groups and dignitaries, performers, Native Americans, wildlife, and landscapes. Famous individuals appearing in the images: Jesse Owens, W.W. Bass, Edgar and Candace Bergen, the King and Queen of Greece (Paul and Fredericka), Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (Shah of Iran), Olav V (Crown Prince of Norway), and the San Francisco Pirate Girl.
MS-305 Frank Schilling Cummings Film collection
Films shot between the 1940s and 1970s by Cummings in and around Monument Valley on the Navajo Reservation. Harry Goulding acted as a contact point for Cummings, introducing him to the Navajo craftsmen appearing in the films.
MS-309 Sallie Pierce-Harris collection - 1918-1994 (PDF)
This collection includes personal papers from Pierce-Harris’ early life, including diary entries and poems, as well as diaries written during the early part of her career as an archeologist. Included are her research notes and drafts written on the archaeology, ethnology, and history of the Navajo and the National Monuments. Records and publications from the NPS and the Department of the Interior, information on the Peshlakai family, Pierce-Harris’ Mexican research, and biographical information and interviews are also included. Personal and professional correspondence span the early to late 20th century and comprise her years with NPS, her relationships with the Navajo, her relationship with her husband (Van Valkenburg) and his work with the Navajo Land Claim, and letters regarding research of the Southwest.
MS-325 Watson Smith collection - 1870-1983, predominant 1930-1979 (PDF)
Predominantly known for his work as an archaeologist, Watson Smith was also formally educated as a lawyer. These two disciplines took his career to a variety of institutions, including the Field Museum, the Peabody Museum, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. This collection includes material from both his professional and personal life.
MS-327 Donald M. Hall collection - undated, predominant 1988-1989 (PDF)
Collection consists of copies of 1400 35mm transparency slides (nearly all Kodachrome) of images from around the Colorado Plateau. Locations include Utah (Capitol Reef, Boulder Mountain, Escalante, Grosvenor Arch, Johnson Canyon, Old Paria, Hells Backbone, Mexican Hat, Natural Bridges, Abajo Mountains, Arches National Park), Arizona (Lake Powell, Wupatki National Monument, Grand Canyon, Oak Creek Canyon, Schnebly Hill Road, Sedona, San Francisco Peaks, Black Mesa, Kayenta, Monument Valley, Painted Desert, Navajo National Monument, Canyon de Chelly), Colorado (Cortez, Animas Valley, Durango, Pagosa Springs, Colorado National Monument, Unaweep Canyon, Dolores River Canyon, Paradox Valley), and New Mexico (Angel Peak, Shiprock), in addition to other sites in the region.
MS-358 Cecil Calnimptewa collection - 2006-2008 (PDF)
Collection consists of materials created by Cecil Calnimptewa while in prison. These include correspondence with Robert Hawk, as well as a series of colored drawings of Hopi Katsinas.
MS-359 J. Richard Ambler collection - 1956-2010 (PDF)
POSSIBLE RESTRICTION - VERIFY. Collection consists of records related to Ambler's professional and personal life and his many activities. Predominant in the collection are records related to his many publications, particularly with relation to the Anasazi, as well as Native American perspective on prehistoric technology. Other records in the collection document the many workshops that Ambler attended and often presented at. Ambler's educational career is well-documented through a series of records related to his academic status as a student and faculty member. A sizeable correspondence series complements Ambler's many personal and professional pursuits. Also included are records related to a variety of Ambler's personal activities, including his involvement with the Libertarian party, marijuana de-criminalization, a homemade jewelry business venture, and other various community organizations. Finally, a large amount of photographic slides document many professional projects and functions, but also a number of personal/familial moments.
MS-360 W. James Burns collection - 2009 (PDF)
Collection consists of materials created by Burns in anticipation of his dissertation, We Must Grow Our Own Artists: Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, Northern Arizona's Early Art Educator. Research is manifest in oral interviews with five narrators (Dr. William Breed, Barton Wright, Margaret Wright, Robin Colton, Richard F. Wilson), as well as written responses to a series of questions posed to Denise Colton. All questions and responses pertain to Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton and/or the Museum of Northern Arizona.
MS-361 Martha Harrison Pilorz collection - 1930s (PDF)
Collection consists of 39 photographic images of Navajo people (Big Salt, Edward Tochoney, Dick Nez, Charlie Yazzie), hogans, sheep herding, tradings posts (Coconino, Gap), Oak Creek Canyon, and Walpi.
MS-364 Lester Riggs collection - circa 1911 (PDF)
This collection consists of an album containing approximately 90 photographic images, predominantly of Hopi people and the Hopi Reservation, circa 1911. There are also a few images of a town in southern Ontario.
MS-367 Leonard Thatcher collection - 1933
Collection consists of one journal created by Leonard Thatcher while working on the expedition in 1933, some expedition photographs, as well as some lecture notes he created at some unspecified date.
MS-368 June Wagoner collection - 1949-1954, 1987 (PDF)
Collection consists predominantly of photographic images of the Wagoner's trips to the region, including Lake Canyon, Rainbow Bridge, Glen Canyon, Hidden Passage, Music Temple, Mystery Canyon, Twilight Canyon, Forbidding Canyon, Labyrinth Canyon, and Lees Ferry. Also included is a brief journal of the 1954 trip, a commemorative badge, and a 1987 watercolor by June Wagoner inspired by a photo taken in Glen Canyon in 1949.
MS-369 Alexander M. Stephen collection - circa 1880s-1930s (PDF)
This collection contains the original notes taken by Stephen during his stays on the Navajo and Hopi lands. Stephen describes and illustrates Native American dwellings, ceremonies, medicine, games, clothing, language, etc. He also transcribed interviews between the Navajo chief Ganado Muncho and Major John Wesley Powell, and others. Parts of Stephen’s journals were later transcribed by Olive Bushnell and Elsie Clews Parsons. Their notes and manuscripts were then annotated by Gladys Reichard in the 1930s.
MS-370 Henry Claiborne Lockett collection - 1933-1943 (PDF)
Certain images are restricted pending review by the appropriate tribal authorities. This collection includes a scrapbook of the 1933 Rainbow Bridge – Monument Valley Expedition, with prints of Lockett, L.L. Hargrave, Eddie McKee, Jerald Marsh, Charles Del Norte, and Ben Wetherill. The images are of the group, campsites, archaeological finds (artifacts and human remains), and landscapes. Also included in this collection are 3 pawn tags originally attached to necklaces collected by Lockett from the Hubbell Trading Post in 1950; these show a debt owed by former President Herbert Hoover in 1943.
MS-372 Harold Widdison Rock Art collection - 1946-2012 (PDF)
This collections consists of slides, photographs, maps, and other documentation of both well-known and more obscure rock art sites visited by Widdison, mostly in the American Southwest but also throughout Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Information regarding specific locations of rock art sites not monitored and open to public access is restricted; contact the Archivist with requests for access.
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