Finding Aid to the Tom Pavatea Collection MS.881

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 December 13


Title: Tom Pavatea Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.881
Contributing Institution: Autry National Center, Braun Research Library
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.1 linear feet (4 folders)
Date (inclusive): 1933-1947
Abstract: Tom Pavatea was a Hopi Indian who was a trader on the Hopi reservation beginning in the late 1890s and running through the 1940s. This collection includes official correspondence and papers of Tom Pavatea from 1933 to 1947.
creator: Pavatea, Tom

Biographical Note

Tom Pavatea was a Hopi Indian who was a trader on the Hopi reservation. He started his store in the late 1890s and passed away circa 1947. The store lasted until 1965, under the management of Byron Hunter. In that year, the store burned down and was not rebuilt.

Scope and Contents

This collection includes official correspondence and papers of Tom Pavatea from 1933 to 1947. Materials include correspondence, bulletins of the United Indian Traders Association from the 1930s, correspondence to Superintendents from the Commissioners of the Department of the Interior, correspondence to reservation dealers and traders from the Internal Revenue Service, and for TMS and sales reports from 1933-1934.

Preferred citation

Tom Pavatea Collection, 1933-1947, Braun Research Library Collection, Autry National Center, Los Angeles; MS.881; [folder number] [folder title][date].

Processing history

Processed by Library staff before 1981. Finding aid completed by Holly Rose Larson, NHPRC Processing Archivist, 2012 December 13, made possible through grant funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commissions (NHPRC).

Acquisition

Donated by Byron Hunter, 1981 December 17.

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Tom Pavatea Store. (Polacca, Ariz.)
United Indian Traders Association. (U.S.)
United States. Dept. of the Interior.
United States. Internal Revenue Service.
Correspondence
Hopi Indian Reservation (Ariz.)
Hopi Indians
Hopi Indians -- Commerce
Merchants -- Hopi Indian Reservation
Trading posts