Finding Aid to the Albert H. Schroeder Manuscripts on Apache Indians MS.228

Finding aid prepared by Eloise Nelson, Anna Liza Posas
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2013


Title: Albert H. Schroeder manuscripts on Apache Indians
Identifier/Call Number: MS.228
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): circa 1960-1964
Abstract: Albert H. Schroeder (1914-1993) oversaw the Salt River Valley Stratigraphic Survey, a WPA project for which he trained the crew and which recorded 104 sites. He served in the army during World War II and following the war was hired as an archaeologist by the National Park Service. When he retired 30 years later, he was Chief of the Park Service's Division of Interpretation in the Southwest Regional Office in Santa Fe. In addition to his archaeological work, he was an expert on Spanish Colonial and American Territorial documents, and served as an expert witness on the subject for the Department of Justice. This collection consists of unedited manuscripts for A Study of the Apache Indians, written by Schroeder and published by Garland Press, 1974. The parts included in this collection are of Parts I, III, and V and were created circa 1960 to 1964.
creator: Schroeder, Albert H.

Processing history

Processed by library staff, circa 1964. Biographical note written by Eloise Nelson, 2011. Final processing of collection and publication of finding aid made possible by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Biographical note

Albert H. Schroeder, 1914-1993
Schroeder was born on 1914 March 23 in Brooklyn, New York, but spent most of his adult life in New Mexico. After listening to a lecture by Byron Cummings in New York in the early 1930s, he was invited by Cummings to attend the University of Arizona, where he obtained both his Bachelors and Masters degrees. His Master's thesis was on the stratigraphy of Hohokam trash mounds in the Salt River Valley region. He then oversaw the Salt River Valley Stratigraphic Survey, a WPA project for which he trained the crew and which recorded 104 sites. He served in the army during World War II and following the war was hired as an archaeologist by the National Park Service. When he retired 30 years later, he was Chief of the Park Service's Division of Interpretation in the Southwest Regional Office in Santa Fe.
Schroeder was a prolific writer, authoring or contributing to over 200 publications on a wide variety of topics. In addition to his archaeological work, he was an expert on Spanish Colonial and American Territorial documents, and served as an expert witness on the subject for the Department of Justice. He was a member of the Society for American Archaeology for more than 30 years, President of the Historical Society of New Mexico and the Archaeological Society of New Mexico, on the Board of Trustees for the Old Santa Fe Association and the Board of Managers for the School of American Research, on the Editorial Board of the Museum of New Mexico, a Research Associate for the Museum of Northern Arizona, founding member of the New Mexico Cultural Properties Review Committee and a member of several other professional organizations and advisory committees. He received numerous distinguished service and lifetime achievement awards and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from New Mexico State University in 1980. He died of complications from lung cancer on 1993 July 19.
References: Todd W. Bostwick “Albert Henry Schroeder: 1914-1993.” Kiva Vol. 60, No. 3 (Spring 1995): 443-445.

Acquisition

Donated by Albert H. Schroeder, 1961-1964.

Preferred citation

Albert H. Schroeder manuscripts on Apache Indians, circa 1960-1964, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.228.

Access

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Use

Copyright has not been assigned to the Autry National Center. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Autry Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Autry National Center as the custodian of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a partial unedited manuscript for A Study of the Apache Indians, published by Garland Press, 1974. The parts included in this collection are of Parts I, III, and V.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

United States. Indian Claims Commission.
Apache Indians
Jicarilla Indians
Manuscripts
Mescalero Indians

Box 1

A Study of the Apache Indians, Part I.The Apaches and Their Neighbors, 1540-1700. Santa Fe, New Mexico. undated

Physical Description: 235.0 typed pages, maps
Box 1

A Study of the Apache Indians. Part III. The Mescalero Apaches. Santa Fe, New Mexico 1960

Physical Description: 88.0 typed pages, maps
Box 1

A Study of the Apache Indians. Part V. "Tonto" and Western Apaches. Santa Fe, New Mexico 1963

Physical Description: 188.0 typed pages, maps