Native American History and Collection
Collection Number: P-110
History of this Collection:
- This collection was established in the mid-1990’s to augment strong existing manuscript collections in the area of Native American Studies, and as a means to document, preserve, and make available scarce and ephemeral publications documenting the history and culture of Native Americans.
Overview/ Highlights of Collection:
- UC Davis offers a doctoral program in Native American Studies. As such we seek to supplement and provide additional support for research and education in Native American Studies.
- History of Indian tribes of the American West.
- Indian Rights Movement.
- Tribal publications in California and the West.
- The Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center has a significant collection of books on Native Americans. The collection also includes some examples of Native American craftsmanship in pottery and baskets. One highlight of Michael Harrison’s collection is a complete folio set of the Edward Curtis’s “The North American Indian”. For more information on this see the Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center Collection.
- See also the Manuscript Collections in Ethnic Studies.
Items in the collection may be located through the library catalog by searching:
native american history collection