Jack D. Forbes Collection

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UC Davis. Special Collections
University of California, Davis, Department of Special Collections, General Library
100 NW Quad
Davis, California 95616-5292
(530) 752-1621

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jack D. Forbes Collection
Dates: 1800-2000
Collection Number: D-046
Creator/Collector: Forbes, Jack D.
Extent: 170 linear feet
Repository: UC Davis. Special Collections
Davis, California 95616-5292
Abstract: Manuscripts and proofs of articles written by Forbes; microcopies of records of Bureau of Indian Affairs; numerous serials, newspapers, clippings, newsletters related to Native American issues. Materials from California Indian Education Association and national Indian organizations. Also contains materials related to ethnic studies, census records (U.S.), California Indian Legal Services (CILS).
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

Jack D. Forbes Collection. UC Davis. Special Collections

Biography/Administrative History

Professor of Native American Studies and Anthropology at UC Davis from 1969 to 1994 (now retired). Dr. Forbes is a Native American of Powhatan and Delaware background who has authored many books and articles. He is also a published poet and author of short stories. He organized the Native American movement in 1961, co-founded the California Indian Education Association (1967) and the D-Q University (1971).

Scope and Content of Collection

Articles, reports, monographs, serials, microfilm and photographs relating to Native American History, civil rights, ethnic studies and Native American education. Contains Native American serials from the 1970s and 1980s. There is also a small, but complete, photographic survey of electric railroad cars in Los Angeles, California, and the West Coast.

Indexing Terms

Indians of North America -- Education (Higher)
Indians of North America -- Study and teaching (Higher)
California Indian Legal Services.
D-Q University.
California Indian Education Association.
Native American Movement.
University of California, Davis. Native American Studies.
University of California, Davis -- Faculty -- Archives.

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