Native American Studies Program Records 1965-1977
Archives 18

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Native American Studies Program Records
ID
Archives 18
Date [inclusive]
1965-1977
Extent
11.0 containers
General Physical Description note
approximate 2168 items
Language
English
Abstract
Series 1 is the Program's administrative records: development, relations with University administration, hiring and funding, and administration of outreach programs. Series 2 includes records of NASP curricula, intramural and extramural programs, and materials from University programs associated with NASP, such as other minority studies. Series 3 is files compiled as resources for curriculum development, recruiting, student aid and placement, and contemporary Indian history.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Native American Studies Program (NASP) began in Spring 1969 after extensive planning by the University's Native American Studies Committee. Until the Fall of 1975 the Program's functions were to recruit, counsel, and provide financial and other aid to Native American Students at Washington State University as well as to develop staff and curriculum for future use in an academic program. After some temporary courses, regular Native American Studies courses were instituted in Fall 1975; a minor in Native American Studies was authorized in Spring 1976.

NASP sponsored or was closely associated with a number of related organizations, including the WSU North American Indian Students Association (NAISA), the Indian Affairs Coordinating Council (IACC), and the Steering Council on Indian Affairs (SCIA). For a while it also coordinated and planned Native American social and curricular activities at WSU, including the Visiting Indian Artist Series sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a Visiting Professor or Lecturer program, workshops on racism, and many conferences on aspects of Indian education.

Program administrators prominent in the collection are Acting Directors Ron Halfmoon (1970-71), Raleigh Ferrell (1971-72), and Morrie Miller (1972-73), and Director/Coordinator Richard Bellon (1973-77).

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Scope and Contents note

Administrative records, including correspondence, memoranda, personnel and fiscal records, minutes, published reports, manuscript reports, mailing lists, unfair practices complaints, handouts, and pamphlets; and resource files including brochures, publications, course descriptions and outlines, reports, catalogs, and clippings relevant to Native American issues, 1969-77.

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Arrangement note

Arrangement is by topic except folders 9-15, which are administrative correspondence and memoranda received loose and filed by academic year. Original order has been preserved where present, but much of the accession was disorganized. Original folder titles have been preserved, with bracketed additions as needed: headings have been supplied to untitled folders or to refiled loose material, the arrangement, therefore, is artificial and may be somewhat arbitrary.

Of special interest in the collection are materials relating to the "reservation termination" controversy, race relations at WSU and in the State of Washington in the early 1970's, and the establishment of Native American Studies Programs at WSU and other universities.

Series 1 is the Program's administrative records: development, relations with University administration, hiring and funding, and administration of outreach programs. Series 2 includes records of NASP curricula, intramural and extramural programs, and materials from University programs associated with NASP, such as other minority studies. Series 3 is files compiled as resources for curriculum development, recruiting, student aid and placement, and contemporary Indian history.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The Native American Studies Records were received in February, 1977.

Processing Information note

The records were arranged and processed by George M. Armstrong in March and April, 1978.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

Further papers of the Native American Studies Program can be found in Archives 285.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University. Native American Studies Program--Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • Bellon, Richard--Archives
  • Ferrell, Raleigh--Archives
  • Halfmoon, Ron--Archives
  • Miller, Morrie--Archives

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Indians of North America--Education--Research--Archival resources
  • Indians of North America--Study and teaching--Archival resources
  • Native Americans
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 NASP Administrative Records 1965-1977 

 1.1 Administrative Correspondence 1965-1977 

Box Folder

Richard Bellon, NASP Director/Coordinator; Correspondence and copies, grant application 1970-1975   63.0 items

1 1

Letters to Richard [Bellon] from Roger [Buffalohead] 1975   2.0 items

1 2

Ron Halfmoon, Acting Director NASP, Correspondence 1970-1973   15.0 items

1 3

Ron Halfmoon Correspondence re Indian Water Rights 1970-1971   2.0 items

1 4

Current Correspondence (letters) [NASP] Coordinator March 1974-November 1975   115.0 items

1 5

[Loretta] Chet's [Greene] Correspondence 1975   5.0 items

1 6

Ellen Hastay, NA Student Advisor, Correspondence 1971   3.0 items

1 7

Administration- Campus [Correspondence to and from WSU administrators 1974-1975; copies of descriptions of WSU and other NAS programs]   80.0 items

1 8

NASP correspondence and memos: 

Box Folder

 1969-1970   52.0 items

2 9

 1970-1971   175.0 items

2 10

 1971-1972   49.0 items

2 11

 1972-1973   69.0 items

3 12

 1973-1974   9.0 items

3 13

 1974-1975   3.0 items

3 14

 1975-1976   1.0 item

3 15

 1.2 Staff and Advisory Committee Records 1969-1977 

Box Folder

NASP Advisory Committee, "Toward a Better Education" by Rudolf C. Ryser. n.d.   1.0 item

3 16

[NASP] Staff Meeting Minutes [March 1974 - May, 1975]   5.0 items

3 17

Materials re fiscal and organizational status of NASP 1973, 1974   22.0 items

3 18

Addresses of NASP-related educators n.d.   12.0 items

3 19

Memo to University Senate concerning the proposed Center for the Development of Native American Programs 1973   1.0 item

3 20

Staff Development [June 25, 1975 memo, Dean Nugent to R. Bellon]   1.0 item

3 21

Materials re NASP Student Counselor Position 1974   5.0 items

3 22

Mailing List for Job Description [of Student Counselor Position]   141.0 items

3 23

Search Committee, A.A.O., etc. [for NASP Director 1970-1972]   35.0 items

3 24

Education Specialist [position] Correspondence 1974-1975   11.0 items

3 25

Correspondence and NAISA recommendations re various NASP staff positions 1969-1977   11.0 items

3 26

Richard's [Bellon] Chronological File 1974-1975   18.0 items

4 27

Questionnaire Blanks and Masters [1972-1973 Ethnic Minority Survey].   3.0 items

4 28

Funding Sources, OGRD, NEH, NIH   12.0 items

4 29

Indian Affairs Coordinating Council minutes; Proceedings draft 1971   2.0 items

4 30

 1.3 Affirmative Action and Unfair Practices Related Materials 1970-1977 

Box Folder

Affirmative Action, federal and WSU publications   6.0 items

4 31

Affirmative Action, WSU AA publications.   3.0 items

4 32

Affirmative Action Data [WSU AA Officer memos]   78.0 items

4 33

Commission on the Status of Women 1973, 1975   54.0 items

4 34

Unfair Practices Charge, NASP/NAISA vs. WSU AA Officer February 15, 1975   1.0 item

4 35

Discriminatory Practices Committee 1972-1973   20.0 items

4 36

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 2 Records of NASP Programs and Related WSU Programs 1969-1977 

 2.1 NASP Programs 1969-1977 

Box Folder

Constitution Master for NAISA   2.0 items

5 37

NAISA Steering Council materials   27.0 items

5 38

Racism Workshops 1971-1972   35.0 items

5 39

Materials re NAISA and "Strike to End Racism," 1970   11.0 items

5 40

Nada Oakley, Journalism Student, Native American Program, Fall 1973   6.0 items

Scope and Contents note

[NAISA related]

5 41

Indian Affairs Coordinating Council (IACC)   48.0 items

5 42

Indian Education (December 1973) Conference [re IACC]   2.0 items

5 43

Steering Council on Indian Affairs (SCIA), minutes 1970-1971   19.0 items

5 44

Program proposal for Native American Studies Research Institute   2.0 items

6 45

WSU Library resources, Native American Studies materials.   17.0 items

6 46

U.C.E.A. Grant proposal, "Training of Indian Administrators," 1972   1.0 item

6 47

Training Grant Application, "Indian Alchoholism Workshop," 1972   2.0 items

6 48

I.E.E.O.C. Proposal "Educational Opportunity Centers," May 28, 1974   6.0 items

6 49

NASP recruitment materials and Graduate Recruitment Directory of Western Minority Students 1974   2.0 items

6 50

Community College Visitation and Recruitment   4.0 items

6 51

Longie, Keith. Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board. re WSU Community College Administration Program.   3.0 items

6 52

WSU Graduate Admissions Materials.   8.0 items

6 53

Minority Recruitment--Jesse Welch's memos.   56.0 items

6 54

 2.2 Other WSU Minority Programs 1965-1977 

Box Folder

Ms. (copy) of WSU Minority Student Directory 1972-1973   1.0 item

6 55

Minority Studies Programs Materials, WSU Administration 1970-1971, 1971-1972   15.0 items

6 56

Black Studies Materials.   9.0 items

6 57

Chicano Studies Materials.   14.0 items

6 58

Experimental Education Program Tutorial Project 1974   3.0 items

6 59

High School Equivalency Program (HEP).   14.0 items

7 60

Upward Bound Program.   11.0 items

7 61

 2.3 NASP Sponsored Programs held at WSU 1969-1977 

Box Folder

Multi-ethnic Conference on Bilingual Bicultural Education November 11-12, 1974   10.0 items

7 62

Conference on the Center for the Development of Indian Education, April 1-2, 1971. WSU, Ellen Hastay.   12.0 items

7 63

Report on the Conference for the Development of Indian Education April 1-2, 1971   6.0 items

7 64

Proposals for the Center for the Development of Indian Education 1970   12.0 items

7 65

Native American History Program compiled by Dolores N. Bellon- syllabi, weekly reports, maps, evaluations, and memos. Fall 1974   15.0 items

7 66

Lecturer or Visiting Professor [Applications, correspondence, and travel vouchers].   109.0 items

8 67

B.I.A. Recipients (incomplete) Fall 1973   28.0 items

Scope and Contents note

[Visiting Indian Artists Program]

8 68

Follow-up on Conference Held in December, 1973. (masters)   1.0 item

8 69

Prospectus for Institute: "The Manly-Hearted Woman: An Indian Concept of Feminism," 1977   1.0 item

8 70

NAS Curriculum and enrichment program.   6.0 items

8 71

"A Study of the Effects of Ethnic Background on the Washington Pre-College Test Battery," by Gordon Sedlacek n.d.   1.0 item

8 72

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 3 NASP "Resource File," 1969-1977 

 3.1 Opportunities for Native Americans 1969-1977 

Box Folder

Native American Applicants for 1974-1975 Graduate Fellowships [Ford Foundation, also 1973-1974].   4.0 items

8 73

Indian Economic Employment Assistance Program Annual Report 1973-1974   2.0 items

8 74

Materials on Indian Education Programs.   15.0 items

8 75

Scholarship and Loan Opportunities for Native Americans.   105.0 items

8 76

Career opportunities for Native Americans.   60.0 items

9 77

Teaching jobs for Native Americans.   18.0 items

9 78

Materials on Indian Legal Rights.   12.0 items

9 79

 3.2 Non-WSU Native American Conference Materials 1970-1975 

Box Folder

Northwest Indian Education Conference- Yakima. 1975   9.0 items

9 80

Institute on Indian Counseling EWSC- Gonzaga. 1973   2.0 items

9 81

"Indian Happenings File," Materials on Native American Conferences in U.S. 1970-1975 

9 82

Transcripts of Various Speakers at Northwest Indian Conferences. Includes materials re Termination controversy. 

9 83

 3.3 Non-WSU Indian Education Program 1969-1977 

Box Folder

American Indian Higher Education Consortium, Inc. 1974   1.0 item

9 84

ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools.   16.0 items

9 85

Title IV (CRA) Department of H.E.W.   26.0 items

9 86

Title IV Application/rough draft, Pullman Public Schools.   4.0 items

9 87

Title IV Parent Advisory Committee.   3.0 items

10 88

Materials concerning Center Native American Development and Northwest Native American Graduate Programs, Inc. 1970   6.0 items

10 89

American Indian Development, Inc.   7.0 items

10 90

State of Washington Johnson-O'Malley Annual Report 1974; Indian Education Act, 1972.   2.0 items

10 91

State of Washington Urban, Racial, Disadvantaged Programs 1970-1972   3.0 items

10 92

 3.4 National Indian Events 1969-1977 

Box Folder

The Advocates: "Should the Indian reservations be continued?" 1970   1.0 item

10 93

Trail of Broken Treaties 1973   10.0 items

10 94

Films on Native Americans- lists and catalog.   6.0 items

10 95

Indian Workshop, Summer 1970- "Indian Orientation" classes for primary students.   15.0 items

10 96

Newspaper cuttings on Indian Education 1969-1970   19.0 items

10 97

Resource file on Colville Termination controversy 1970-1971   17.0 items

10 98

Legislative correspondence and petition copies re H.C.R. 143, 92nd Congress (Reservation termination).   35.0 items

10 99

Journal articles, cuttings, brochures, re contemporary Indian issues, local and national 1970-1971   60.0 items

11 100

Newspaper cuttings re Indian Education, and local Indian events 1970-1971   327.0 items

11 101

 3.5 NASP Program Development File 1970-1974 

Box Folder

Materials re development of NASP curriculum, WSU Center for the Development of a Native American Program, NAS Resource Center, and NAS Research Institute. Memos, Reports, outlines, minutes, notes 1970-1974   23.0 items

11 102

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