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Santa Fe Indian School: The First 100 Years Project

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-595-BC

Scope and Content

Santa Fe Indian School: The First 100 Years Project consists of 51 cassette tapes comprising 31 oral history interviews, 27 transcripts, photocopies of photographs (the originals are held at SFIS), the exhibition catalog, One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School, and assorted biographies, correspondence, and clippings. There are no cassettes for interview numbers 6, 11, 24, and 27. There are no transcripts for interview numbers 6, 24, 27, 31-35.

The bulk of the material is from Pueblo people, but the collection also includes Navajo, Apache, and non-Indian material. The informants were Santa Fe Indian School students, employees, and teachers. The collection addresses such subjects as Indian student life, federal school policy, school adminstration, tribal and community involvement, and survival of Indian culture. A preservation copy of all cassette tapes are in the CSWR vault; duplicate tapes for research use are in this collection. All interviews were conducted in English.

Dates

  • 1986-1987

Language of Materials

English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of print and photographic material is allowed for research purposes. Duplication of recordings permitted only with written permission from artist, performer, interviewer and interviewee, tribal authority, or current holder of intellectual property rights. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws.

Literary rights belong to the Santa Fe Indian School. Permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the President of Board of Trustees, c/o Superintendent, Santa Fe Indian School, PO Box 5340, Santa Fe, NM 87505. For more information, visit: Santa Fe Indian School website.

Project History

Students in classroom at Santa Fe Indian School, 1900. Palace of the Governors, Neg. 1036, Published in "One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School" (box 1, folder 1)

The Santa Fe Indian School: The First 100 Years Project was an oral history project which commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS). The purpose of the project was to document the SFIS' path towards self determination. The head of the project was Sally Hyer, who also wrote her doctoral dissertation and a monograph based on the project. Most of the interviews were conducted at the Santa Fe Indian School between 1986 and 1987.

The school was founded in 1890 as a federal boarding school to culturally assimilate Indian children through education and isolation from their families. In 1962, the Santa Fe Indian School merged with the Albuquerque Indian School, and the Santa Fe site was taken over by the Institute of American Indian Arts. A series of events beginning in the mid-1970's led to the Albuquerque Indian School being transferred to the Santa Fe Indian School, and the Institute of American Indian Arts permanently relocating to a neighboring site in Santa Fe. As a result of the passage of the Indian Self Determination Act in 1975, administration of the school transferred from the U.S. Government to the American Indian Pueblo Council. The school has evolved into a community school with the missions of fostering traditional Indian culture, while teaching the skills necessary for students to thrive as individuals.

The SFIS and Laboratory of Anthropology have copies (originals?) of this collection.

Extent

1 box ( 1 cu. ft. )

Related Material

American Indian Oral History Collection Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Elizabeth Willis Dehuff Papers Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico Sally Hyer Collection Laboratory of Anthropology. Museum of Indian Arts and Culture. Santa Fe, NM Oral history interview with Theda Rushing Center for Southwest Research, University Libraries, University of New Mexico

Separated Material

Master audiocassettes stored in B3.

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • Hyer, Sally. One House, One Voice, One Heart: Native American Education at the Santa Fe Indian School. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1990.
  • Hyer, Sally. "Remembering Santa Fe Indian School, 1890-1990." Ph.D. diss., University of New Mexico, 1994.

General

Contact Information

  1. Center for Southwest Research
  2. Zimmerman Library
  3. University of New Mexico
  4. Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131-1466
  5. Phone: 505-277-6451
  6. Fax: 505-277-0530
  7. Email: cswrref@unm.edu
  8. URL: http://eLibrary.unm.edu/cswr

General

Alphabetical Listing of Interviewees

Folder Contents #
24 Abeyta, Joseph (Santa Clara Pueblo) 25
27 Agoyo, Herman (San Juan Pueblo) 29
Bramlett, William 33
9 Clifford, Mortimer (Sioux) and Esther (Laguna Pueblo) 9
Cruz, Juanita- Tape only. 31
28 Ethelbah, Upton S. (Apache) 30
21 Eubank, Lizbath Bonnell 21
13 Fragua, Andrea Toledo (Jemez Pueblo) 13
2 Garcia, Wilfred (San Juan Pueblo) 1
Houser, Alan and Anna. 35
20 Jensen, Wilma and Carl 20
16 Jiron, Reycita Cruz (San Juan Pueblo) 16
14 Keevama, Preston Second Mesa (Hopi) 14
15 Lefthand, Santanita (Taos Pueblo) 15
Malone, Mayree. 32
5 Mermejo, Don (Picuris Pueblo) 4
17 Montoya, Rafaelita (Taos Pueblo) 17
8 Montoya, Geromina Cruz (San Juan Pueblo) 8
6 Perez, Victor (Nambe Pueblo) 5
23 Reyna, Annie C. (San Juan Pueblo) 23
11 Romero, Petra Chavez (Jemez Pueblo) No tape
19 Rushing, Theda Douglas (Creek) 19
7 Sando, Joseph (Jemez Pueblo) 7
18 Tafoya, Teofilo (Santa Clara Pueblo) 18
4 Teba, Katherine (Santa Clara Pueblo). 3
25 Tenorio, Frank (San Felipe Pueblo) 26
3 Tenorio, Frank (San Felipe Pueblo) 2
12 Toledo, Estefanita "Esther" Chavez 12
10 Toledo, Jose Rey (Jemez Pueblo) 10
22 Velarde, Pablita (Santa Clara Pueblo) 22
Wood, Doris Whitney 34
Title
Finding Aid of the Santa Fe Indian School: The First 100 Years Project, 1986-1987
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by S. Hayward
Date
©2000
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is in English

Revision Statements

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131
505-277-6451