National Museum of the American Indian

Indians At Work News Sheets

Collection ID:
United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs
United States. Office of Indian Affairs
Physical Description:
59 Booklets
This collection contains 59 issues of the Office of Indian Affairs publication, Indians At Work, from 1934-1937.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 59 Indians at Work issues published by the Office of Indian Affairs (later named Bureau of Indian Affairs) in Washington, DC. The issues range in dates from 1934-1937.
Scope and Contents
Please note that the language and terminology used in this collection reflects the context and culture of the time of its creation, and may include culturally sensitive information. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.

Arranged by date in folders.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Indians At Work was a publication of the Office of Indian Affairs (later Bureau of Indian Affairs) that showcased the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Indian Division. The corps was developed as part of the New Deal effort to counter the effects of the Great Depression by creating public works projects to create employment opportunities. The publication ran from 1933-1945.
Historical note from the Smithsonian Library and Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to NMAI by Ann McMullen, 2001.
Processing Information
This collection was processed by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2023.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
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Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Indians At Work News Sheets, NMAI.AC.432; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
The Smithsonian Library and Archives also holds a run of this publication (Call number: E98.I5 I39).

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
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Suitland, Maryland 20746-2863