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Native American Studies *: Archives

Native American Archives

American Indian Library Association  The AILA, a member group of the American Library Association, works to address the library-related needs of Native Americans. The "Other Resources" link provides a gateway to many links on a wide range of topics.

American Indian Resource Center  Housed in the Huntington Park Branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system, this is the largest public library collection in the US that focuses on American Indians. AIRC materials include audiocassettes, books, compact discs, films, magazines, microfilm, newsletters, newspapers, and videocassettes

American Indian Studies Center  This UCLA research center serves as a resource for scholars as well as community members interested in a wide range of topics concerning Native American history and culture, from the national to a local level, and from "contemporary urban Indian experience to issues within tribal communities"

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet  This portal, compiled by an individual, provides links to primary and other resources

Indigenous People's Literature  This site provides access to stories, songs, art, historical documents, and more 

National Museum of the American Indian  This Smithsonian Institution museum provides some online information about Native American cultures, as well as information about its archives and other resources

California-Related Archival and Research Collections

Braun Research Library  This Library of the Autrey Museum supports the activities of the Southwest Museum of the American Indian, a renowned collection that includes books, sound recordings, maps, photographs, works of art, and manuscripts

Huntington Library   This website provides key information about the library as well as access to its online catalogue

LA as Subject  Hosted by USC Libraries, LA as Subject is an alliance of research archives, libraries, and collections dedicated to preserving the rich history of the Los Angeles region

Online Archive of California  The OAC brings together historical materials from a variety of California institutions, including museums, historical societies, and archives

Oral History Center (UC-Berkeley, Bancroft Library)

Seaver Center for Western History Research  The purpose of the Seaver Center is to collect, preserve, and make accessible to the general public research materials documenting the history of the trans-Mississippi West, with special emphasis on Southern California and Los Angeles. The collection includes manuscripts, books, serials, pamphlets, broadsides, maps, posters, prints, and photographs

Southern California Library  The SCL documents and preserves the histories of communities in struggle for justice and uses its collections to address the challenges of the present

USC's Special Collections  USC's Special Collections offer access to a wide range of primary source material in all formats, including resources of interest to researchers in US History and American Studies and Ethnicity. Special Collections encompass rare books, manuscripts, and archival collections. In addition to housing a high proportion of rare and unique materials, Special Collections also contains many thematic special collections whose individual parts may not be 'valuable' or 'rare', but, as an aggregate, constitute a historically significant body of material. Search Special Collections 

USC Digital Library The USC Digital Archive helps to fulfill the mission of the USC Libraries to select, collect, preserve, and make accessible high quality digital images of unique materials with metadata to support research, and provides a gateway to resources on Los Angeles and Southern California