Scrapbook of Loyal J. Miller
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.
Collection is open by appointment.
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.
Language of Materials
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
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.
- Acoma Pueblo (N.M.)
- Kewa (Santa Domingo)
- Mescalero Indian Reservations
- Navajo Indian Reservations
- Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Isleta, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Nambe, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Picuris, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Pojoaque, New Mexico
- Pueblo of San Felipe, New Mexico
- Pueblo of San Idefonso, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Sandia, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Santa Ana, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Santa Clara, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Taos, New Mexico
- Pueblo of Tesuque, New Mexico
- Scrapbook of Loyal J. Miller, 1950s
- Edited Full Draft
- Vina Begay and Rosalie Douglas
- © 2019
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- Finding aid is in English