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Includes Parker's recollections of preliminary efforts in the 1940s to plan a representative and effective pan-Indian organization; of the creation of the National Congress of American Indians and highlights of its history, 1952-1962, when Parker was actively affiliated with it, and Recording Secretary; and of a number of people involved in its initial and continuing stages. Also includes remarks by Helen Peterson, 1953-1961 Executive Director of the organization, concerning the threat of internal pressure to it.
Processed by Rachel Menyuk, Archives Technician in 2015.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Hazel Hertzberg to the National Anthropological Archives, 1975. Transferred to the NMAI Archive Center, 2015
Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish or broadbast materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hazel Hertzberg recorded Interviews of Frank W. Parker and Helen L. Peterson, 1975; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: email@example.com).
Other collections at the NMAI Archives Center that include information on the National Congress of American Indians include: National Congress of American Indians records,1933-1990 (NMAI.AC.010); Arrow, Inc., and the American Indian Tribal Court Judges records, 1949-1999 (NMAI.AC.013); James E. Curry papers, 1935-1955 (NMAI.AC.015); National Tribal Chairmen's Association records, 1971-1978 (NMAI.AC.014); Helen L. Peterson papers, 1944-1992 (NMAI.AC.016); Reuben Snake papers, 1971-1996 (NMAI.AC.012).
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