The collection is comprised mainly of photographs, collected by Maurice Frink, of Miss Indian America contestants from the
mid-1950s through the mid-1960s as well as his collection of 12 salt prints of Ogallala Sioux men, dated 1898-1900.
Maurice Frink was a journalist in Indiana and taught journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He was the executive
director of the Colorado Historical Society and Museum in Denver. He wrote numerous books on Western history about varying
subjects and was a collector of Native American material and ephemera. Frink was a judge of the Miss Indian America contests
from at least 1957 through 1963 (The Sunday Denver Post, August 4, 1963, p. 10-11), and the collection reflects his work with
.5 linear feet
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