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Container List, 1986-Present

 File — Box: 9, Folder: 1

Scope and Content

From the Collection: IAIA-RG07, Records of the IAIA Board of Trustees consist of minutes, reports, correspondence, notes, financial statements, and other administrative records related to the meetings and activities of the IAIA Board of Trustees, 1986-Present. The bulk of the collection are meeting minutes, which occurred quarterly, and are standard.

Generally, the minutes are broken down into sections: Section 1: Agenda, Board names and addresses; Section 2: Board organization, meeting schedule, terms of office per officer, and semester schedule; Section 3: Minutes from previous meeting; Section 4: Chairman’s Report; Section 5: President’s Report; Section 6: Treasurer’s Report; Section 7: Finance & Audit Committee Report; Section 8: Academic/Student Affairs Committee Report; Section 9: Museum, Administrative, Planning and Personnel Committee Report; Section 10: Development Committee Report; Section 11: Building Committee Report; Section 12: Proposed Resolutions; Section 13: Good News Items; Section 14: News Clippings; Section 15: Travel Information. The sections and committee structure slightly varied from board to board, but the general structure was maintained through the years.

Generally speaking, the records of the board are the most relevant and important materials related to the modern history (post 1986) of IAIA. After the initial creation of the school by the BIA in 1962, the privatization of the school and the creation of the board is the most critical moment in the school’s history. Prior to privatization, the school was in danger of being closed by the federal government due to low student population, social issues, and finance problems. The board subsequently, in the years following its creation, rebuilt the school, aquired the federal building for the museum, and negotiated the transfer of 140 acres of property from Rancho Viejo Development Corp. for its current campus. The records of the board of trustees tell the story of how IAIA became a modern, respected, and accredited baccalaureate institution, internationally honored for its unique work in Native art education.


  • 1986-Present

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Access Restrictions

Access is by appointment only. There may be restrictions to this collection; please contact the archivist for more information. IAIA reserves the right to restrict any or all materials as necessary to protect IAIA, American Indian religious and cultural practices, and individual and financial privacy.


From the Collection: 25 boxes (12.5 cu. ft)The collection is located on the campus of IAIA, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The archives are located in the Library & Technology Center.


Jan 26-29, 1994

Repository Details

Part of the Institute of American Indian Arts Repository