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Alamo Navajo Oral History Project

Identifier: MSS-563-BC
Scope and Content The Alamo Navajo Oral History Project collection consists of 23 interviews on 26 CDs with related photographs. The interviews were conducted between 1977 and 1984 with people from the Alamo Navajo Reservation in southwestern New Mexico. The interviewees include: Louise Abeyta, Narciso Abeyta, John Anderson Pino, Denny Y. Apachito, Julian Apachito, Martiano Apachito, Billy Apachito, Hattie Apachito, Helen Apachito, Ida Apachito, Bessie Field Baca, John M. Baca. Thomas Ganadonegro, John Guerro,...
Dates: 1977-1984

American Indian Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS-314-BC
Abstract The American Indian Oral History collection contains recorded interviews with and about Native Americans. There were 904 recordings collected by the University of New Mexico between 1967-1972. The bulk of the interviews contain oral traditions and recollections from Navajos and Pueblos. Transcripts are available for most of the recordings.
Dates: 1967-1973

Carol M. Thompson Navajo Educational Materials Collection

Identifier: MSS-0015
Abstract This collection contains Navajo school materials, books, and other publications dealing primarily with Navajo language, history, and culture, compiled by Carol M. Thompson. Carol was a teacher for many years at the Wingate High School near Gallup on the Navajo reservation.
Dates: Publication: 1940 - 1989

Charlotte Johnson Frisbie Collection of Navajo Music and Oral Histories

Identifier: MU-10
Abstract This is a copy of the field recordings made by Charlotte S. Johnson on the Navajo Reservation in 1963-1965. There are large segments of Navajo dialogue with English translations. The collection contains a wide range of songs and oral histories that provide an in depth view of Navajo religion, society and history.
Dates: 1963-1965

Donald L. Roberts Collection of Music of the Southwest and Mexico

Identifier: MU-14
Abstract The collection contains recordings of Navajo, Hopi and Pueblo songs, as well as a few Apache, Ute, and Kiowa songs. A major part deals with the history and use of sand paintings, native medicine and star beliefs. There are also Matachines dances, a Los Pastores program and a concert of songs performed by the University of Chihuahua Folkloric group. The collection includes detailed explanations of the selections.
Dates: 1964-1968

Inter-Tribal Ceremonial Association Sound Recordings of the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial

Identifier: MU-6
Scope and Content This collection contains 36 sound tapes of ceremonial dances recorded in the field during the 44th Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, held in Gallup, N.M., August 12-15, 1965. The tapes contain music from Native American peoples from Mexico and across the United States, including the Southwest, Plains, Pacific Coast and Southeast. Twenty eight tribes are represented in the collection which has been arranged alphabetically by tribe. Also on the tapes there are descriptions of the types of dances...
Dates: August 12-15, 1965

James B. Wright Collection of Southwestern Native American and Hispanic Music, Interviews and Literary Programs

Identifier: MSS-829-BC
Abstract This broad collection contains traditional Southwestern Native American and Hispanic folk music, and popular music, dances, poetry readings and interviews collected in the 1970s and 1980s. Also included are Spanish medieval music, a Belen Los Pastores presentation, Matachines music from Tortugas, a Corrales history pageant, Anglo American country western songs and fiddle tunes, Laotian songs from Albuquerque, and a lecture by John Donald Robb.
Dates: 1973-1986

John Donald Robb Field Recordings

Identifier: MU-7
Abstract The John Donald Robb Field Recordings consist of Hispanic, Native American, and Anglo music recorded between 1942-1979 in different parts of New Mexico, the Southwest, Mexico, and Latin America. The collection contains Hispanic folk music such as the alabado, the pastore, the decima, and the corrido. Additionally, Native American chants and dances, as well as Anglo cowboy and frontier ballads are represented in the collection.
Dates: 1942-1979

Luci Tapahonso Papers

Identifier: MSS-580-BC
Scope and Content The bulk of this collection consists of working papers, drafts, and typescripts of poems written by Luci Tapahonso. There are several manuscripts of poetry collections, including A Breeze Swept Through and One More Shiprock Night. Tapahonso's essays, short stories, and plays are also included in the collection, as well as a small component of class materials, correspondence, interviews, and event programs. Luci Tapahonso writes...
Dates: 1976- ongoing

Mary Louise Perrine Recordings of Navajo Chants, Songs, and Prayers

Identifier: MU-9
Abstract This collection contains three CDs with Navajo children and adults performing social songs.
Dates: 1959-1964

Navajo Code Talkers Exhibit Collection

Identifier: MSS-1041-BC
Abstract Collection comprises materials from the Circle of Light Navajo Educational Project’s traveling exhibit entitled “Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes; the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II”.
Dates: ca. 2001-2011

Odd S. Halseth Collection of Native American Social Songs and Interviews

Identifier: MU-22
Abstract This collection consists of 278 sound recordings made in 1950 and 1965. It contains social songs, dances, violin and vocal presentations, oral history interviews and commentaries about Native American customs, social life, ceremonies and rituals.
Dates: 1950-1965

Sally Noe collection of Gallup oral histories and Southwest Native American music

Identifier: MSS-837-BC
Abstract This collection contains oral history interviews, conducted in the 1980s-1990s with non-Native American people who describe their lives in the Gallup area. Their recollections date back to the early and mid-1900s. Interviewees include Indian trading post owners, rug traders, miners, railroad workers, loggers, ranchers, teachers, business operators, politicians, a Medal of Honor winner and a movie star stand-in. There are also several recordings of Navajo, Pueblo and Comanche music from ca....
Dates: circa 1920-2011; Majority of material found within (, 1979-1990)

University of New Mexico Navajo Reading Study Records

Identifier: MSS-807-BC
Abstract The Navajo Reading Study was conducted by the University of New Mexico and supported by grants from the Ford Foundation and contracts with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Office of Education. The purpose of the study was to investigate the feasibility and effect of teaching Navajo children to read their own language before learning to read English.
Dates: 1940-1979; Majority of material found within 1969-1975

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