Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Man on Kiva Steps
Man On Kiva Steps Photo courtesy of IPCC / Smithsonian Institute

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The IPP Library and Archives has been a repository for publications (books, magazines, newspapers, etc.), archival documents, and personal papers pertaining to the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. The book collection has grown to approximately 5,000 titles and now includes a Children’s/Juvenile section in this non-circulating collection. An electronic catalog is in the final stages of preparation and will be available shortly. Collection periodicals include the New Mexico Historical Review, the Colonial Latin American Historical Review, El Palacio, the School of Advanced Research (SAR) Annual Reports, New Mexico Magazine, and Plateau for example.

Various works dedicated to New Mexico tribal issues include archeological and environmental technical reports, Indian education reports and annuals, Native American literature periodicals, and a number of theses and dissertations on localized topics. A core collection is the eighty Pueblo authored or Pueblo themed theses and dissertations from some of the foremost scholars in their fields. A newspaper clipping collation of approximately 175, 000 news items of topical interest may also be accessed. Important personal and agency records such as the records of Dr. Joe S. Sando, Judge Richard H. Hanna, the Pueblo Lands Board, and the Superintendent of the Southern and Northern Pueblo Agencies, set the foundation for further collecting.

The Photo Archives has recently been reorganized and a finding aid created. Five discrete collections are currently available for research including the Bradley Currey Collection photographed as part of the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonies, c. late 1930s; the First American Pageant Collection (ABQ, NM), c. 1929-1931; the photo collection from the Pueblo News monthly periodical published by the All Indian Pueblo Council, c. 1972-1984; the Wilfred Perrin Albuquerque Indian School Album, c.1937-1938; and two Bureau of American Ethnology (BAE) collections photographed and sketched for the Smithsonian Institution including a Southwest Collection of photographs, c. late 1880s to the 1920s; and, a collection of sketches on Plains Indians produced by Karl Bodner as part of the expedition that resulted in a publication, Maximillian’s Travels, 1832‐1834, published in 1843 by Prince Alexander Philipp Maximillian, a Prussian naturalist.

This premier collection of materials primarily related to the history and culture of the Pueblo people, also provides glimpses into other tribal legal, social and cultural histories and experiences. The collection continues to be refined and is accepting new collections for addition. Additional work continues on additional archival collections, the video and slide libraries, and on a collection of maps, which will be made available in the near future. Please contact us for specific information or follow our progress through this website.

Reference and Research assistance.
Low cost Copies and Scanning available (may take up to 24 hrs.)
Researchers may be asked to submit an application for access to certain materials, please contact us prior to your research visit for collection availability.

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