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HIST 400: Native Americans: Archival Collections and Museums

This guide will help with your research

Newspapers & Journals

Example: I'm looking for Native American newspapers.

  • Click the link for "Newspapers"
  • Scroll down to "Browse U.S. and Canadian Ethnic Newspapers" and select Native Americans with the pull down menu
  • Click the links for newspapers that interest you to see the years of coverage
  • In most cases the newspapers will be available on microfilm from libraries outside of Pepperdine. Users can request the microfilm reels be sent to Payson Library by interlibrary loan (requests can take a few weeks)

Choctaw Microfilm primary sources

Professor emeritus David Baird donated an extensive microfilm collection of all the records generated by the Choctaw Nation following removal to Indian Territory and those of other Southeastern Tribes to the Payson Library.

Additionally, via microfilm, he provided us an edition of the Indian-Pioneer Papers, an "oral history" project of the WPA.  And he also gave us on microfilm the correspondence of the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions (ABCFM), a Presbyterian agency that sent missionaries to Indian Territory.