Finding Aid to the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Collection MS.578

Finding aid prepared by Holly Rose Larson
Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
234 Museum Drive
Los Angeles, CA, 90065-5030
323-221-2164
rroom@theautry.org
2012 November 1


Title: Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.578
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1923-1972
Abstract: This is a collection of promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and papers from 1923-1972 regarding the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial that takes place annually in Gallup, New Mexico. Materials include correspondence, handbills, invitations, a post card, premium lists, press releases, and programs.
creator: Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial.

Historical note

The Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial is a yearly celebration in Gallup, NM which features parades, powows, rodeos and much more. The Ceremonial began in 1921 as a coming together of Native Americans for the purpose of sharing their culture, friendship and to see family. As the Ceremonial developed, tourists came to share in these events and the traders saw an opportunity to expand Ceremonial by including the opportunity to buy native American arts, such as pottery, rugs, jewelry and carvings. Many books will credit much art with winning a prize at Ceremonial. There was a sense of celebration and sharing that was the core of Ceremonial.

Preferred citation

Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Collection, 1923-1972, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.578; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Glenna Schroeder, circa 1977-1981. Processing and finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 November 1, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Scope and contents

This is a collection of promotional materials, newspaper clippings, and papers from 1923-1972 regarding the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial that takes place annually in Gallup, New Mexico. Materials include one piece of correspondence, handbills, invitations, a post card, premium lists, press releases, and programs. The official program for the Ceremonial was renamed Ceremonial Magazine in 1955, and then renamed Indian Life starting in 1959. Also included in this collection is a calendar card listing dances and festivals in Arizona and New Mexico for 1967.

Acquisition

This collection was mostly assembled with donations from Frederick Webb Hodge, 1936-1949 and from Library staff. Other donors include Mrs. Charles F. Saunders, circa 1924; C. K. Adams, 1940-1942 August; Paul Coze; Robert Hayden, 1952 August; and Gladys Knight Harris, 1983.

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.

Access

Collection is open for research. Appointments to view materials are required. To make an appointment please visit http://theautry.org/research/research-rules-and-application or contact library staff at rroom@theautry.org. An item-level list is available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Harris, Gladys Knight
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956
Brochures
Calendars
Ceremonial Magazine
Clippings
Correspondence
Gallup (N.M.)
Indian Life
Indians of North America -- Rites and ceremonies
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New -- Rites and ceremonies
Invitations
Manuscripts
Press releases
Programs
Typescripts