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Scrapbook of Loyal J. Miller

Identifier: MSS-004

Scope and Content

The Scrapbook collection contains Loyal J. Miller's summaries of Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache communities he visited, including an orignal letter signed by Guy Williams to Kurt Dreifuss, a road map, brochure and suggested reading lists. The collection consists of brief summaries of 18 Pueblos, Navajo, and Apache communities. Several black and white photographs supplement these summaries.


  • 1950s

Access Restrictions

Collection is open by appointment.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Biography / History

Loyal J. Miller was an employee with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Chicago office in the 1950s. Miller worked under Superintendent, Guy William, for the United Pueblo Agency. Miller was tasked to visit various New Mexico tribal communities. During his visitations, Miller took photographs and wrote summaries for each tribal community. The scrapbook of summaries and photographs were created by Miller and forward to Kurt Dreifuss, a BIA Field Relocation Officer. The material was compiled to better acquaint Mr. Dreifuss with the size and scope of the relocation services and the problems the New Mexico tribes had encounter at the time. The United Pueblo Agency operated within the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1935 to 1969. The Agency was formed by consolidating the Santa Fe Indian School, Albuquerque Indian Schools, Zuni Agency, the Albuquerque Sanatorium, and the Northern and Southern Pueblos Agencies, and the Navajo communities at Canoncito and Alamo. The United Pueblo Agency was abolished in 1969, resulting in Northern and Southern Agency to be re-established.


1 box

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This scrapbook contains summaries with black and white photographs of Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache communities. The bulk of the collection dates in the 1950s and contains a 1 page summaries with 2-3 black and white photographs of architectural buildings

Processing Information

Collection was processed by Vina Begay, Archivist and Rosalie Douglas, IPCC Library & Archive volunteer. The collection is processed to the creator's original order and arrangement. Several folder titles have tribal names added to reflect the present tribal name.
Scrapbook of Loyal J. Miller, 1950s
Edited Full Draft
Vina Begay and Rosalie Douglas
© 2019
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library Archives Repository

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Library & Archives
2401 12th Street NW
Albuquerque NM 87104 USA