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Box 2006.046.001

Box Inventory #001 1923-1937

Physical Description: 1 box; 128 folders 142 items
Folder 1

Tax chart for years 1918-1933. Includes school district assessment, water district, and amount turned over to water board by county. 1918-1933

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Tax Chart
Folder 2

"Copy of Report of William J. Maloney, Patrolman, Palm Canyons, Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California." Discusses level of visitors to the Indian Canyons during 1922-23; discusses problems such as littering and removal of palms. Expresses frustration that Indians would not help prevent burning of palm trees. May, 1923

Creator/Collector: William J. Maloney
Physical Description: Report
Folder 3

Hand-written, unsigned report stating the number of visitors to the Indian Canyons during the 1924-25 season. Suggests improvements such as better roads, parking, tables, trash cans, etc. 1924-25

Creator/Collector: Department of the Interior
Physical Description: Report
Folder 4

President of the Andreas Canyon Club to Nellie Coffman. Expresses desire for a National Monument and frustration that Indian Agent Ellis would not work with the Andreas Canyon Club and its aims. November 30, 1923

Creator/Collector: President, Andreas Canyon Club
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 5

Walter Woehlke to H. L. Coffman. Accuses H. L. Coffman of viewing Indians as "a Methodist businessman." Mentions Collier's article and his investigation of the reservation and Dr. Hubert's disapproval of the allotment scheme. May 3, 1924

Creator/Collector: Walter Woehlke-Sunset Magazine
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 6

To Nellie Coffman. The Indian Defense Association asks Nellie Coffman for confirmation that Lee Arenas has accepted and is promoting allotments (per Francisco Patencio's letter). August 3, 1927

Creator/Collector: Indian Defense Association
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 7

A. D. Wilson to Mission Indian Agency (John Dady). Reports on conditions at reservation camp grounds. Camping grounds of Marcus Pete, Juana Hatchitt, Willie Belardo, Miguel Saturnino (Courtemouche), and Lee Arenas are reviewed. November 28, 1934

Creator/Collector: A. D. Wilson
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 8

John Dady to L. T. Mott (Asst. State Housing Commissioner). Asks for inspection of reservation auto camps. December 4, 1934

Creator/Collector: John Dady-Mission Indian Agency
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 9

John Dady to Willie Marcus (Policeman, United States Indian Bureau). Encloses report of A. D. Wilson on his inspection report of reservation camping grounds. Supplies a list of upgrades which must take place due to the reservation being subject to the rules of the State Health Department and State House Commissioner. December 4, 1934

Creator/Collector: John Dady-Mission Indian Agency
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 10

J. D. Dunshee to Stella Atwood. Thanks Atwood for information provided in her letter concerning Palm Springs auto camps; forwards letter to the Department of Immigration and Housing. December 4, 1934

Creator/Collector: J. D. Dunshee-Department of Public Health
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 11

Vincent Brown to Stella Atwood. Confirms receipt of Atwood's letter and reports that an inspection will begin the following week. December 7, 1934

Creator/Collector: Vincent Brown-Division of Immigration and Housing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 12

John Dady to Tribal Committee. Responding to a complaint, Dady requests plumbing upgrades to the bathhouse. December 11, 1934

Creator/Collector: John Dady-Mission Indian Agency
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 13

Harold Ickes to Will Rogers (Chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs). Per request, Ickes provides a report on H. R. 8600 -- a bill to make a long term lease for the Agua Caliente Band. Supports premise of bill but objects to certain portions. July 13, 1935

Creator/Collector: Harold Ickes-Secretary of the Interior
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 14

John Dady to H. A. Atwood. Per request, encloses bill relating to the leasing of reservation lands. Also includes a draft of a 99-year lease bill. August 28, 1935

Creator/Collector: John Dady-Mission Indian Agent
Physical Description: Letter + Bill Draft (H. R. 8600)
Folder 15

F. V. Shannon to Harold Ickes. Forwards questions raised by a meeting og the Chamber of Commerce in regard to long term leasing of Indian lands. Asks if leased land remains under federal jurisdiction, if it would be possible to have leased land be subject to local jurisdictions and be taxed, if state statues against gambling and liquor would remain intact. Expresses concern that a leasehold without taxation would compete against established businesses of the Chamber of Commerce. October 3, 1935

Creator/Collector: F. V. Shannon-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 16

John Collier to F. V. Shannon (Chamber of Commerce). In response to Shannon's letter (see item #15), Collier clarifies that State sanitation laws apply to Indian lands, that giving up tax-exempt status might be possible were compensatory advantages offered to the band, that anti-gambling laws would apply to non-Indian people whether on or off the reservation. October 10, 1935

Creator/Collector: John Collier
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 17

John Dady (Mission Indian Agency) to Marcus Pete (Spokesman, Agua Caliente Band). Informs Marcus that he's received letters in his nameauthored by other individuals. Asks for guidance on leasing Section 18 for airport purposes, use of tribal funds for community services such as water, housing, fire engine, bathhouse improvement, and sewer right of way. Insists that the Band acts without the guidance of "white advisors." December 17, 1935

Creator/Collector: John Dady
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 18

Power of Attorney contract drawn for Anthony Andreas and John Andreas. December 28, 1935

Creator/Collector: Thomas Salon
Physical Description: Contract
Folder 19

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Informs Coffman that he has met with E. R. Smith and R. S. Damon, telling them that "a sale in bulk would put all airport sites into the control of private hands." January 8, 1936

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 20

John to Nellis Coffman. Responds to Coffman's telegram, stating that Sam Collins has withdrawn his Bill to lease the Palm Springs Indian Reservation. January 15, 1936

Creator/Collector: John-House of Representatives
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 21

Elmer Thomas to Nellie Coffman. Informs Coffman that he's suggested to John Collier that Indian land in Palm Springs could be developed to great value with proper business management and Collier asked the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce to undertake a study (see item #22: "Rosencrans Report") on this topic. Suggests that the Indians should not be made aware of it. Asks Coffman to look into the Chamber of Commerce for details. February 19, 1936

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas-United States Senate
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 22

Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce for John Collier. "Rosencrans Report" appraises lands and suggests relocation tribal members to Section 35, disposing of the remainder through land sale "for the care and maintenance of the Indian tribe." Leasing is seen as being too problematic and "detrimental to the community." Section 14, according to the report, should be sold to the City of Palm Springs for use as a free bathing facility, with a separate facility for Indian use. January 19, 1937

Creator/Collector: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce-W. S. Rosencrans
Physical Description: Report ("Rosencrans Report")
Folder 23

Transcript of testimony taken before a Committee selected by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce by request of John Collier, comprised of William Rosencrans, Dr George Clements, Edwin Hart, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, and home owners. Discussed is how to best develop reservation lands, with stated preference being a sale of Indian lands. Testimony taken for a report (Rosencrans Report) to be submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (see item#22). April 15, 1936

Creator/Collector: Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Select Committee
Physical Description: Transcript
Folder 24

Tribal Committee to Earl Coffman. Responding to a 4-18-1936 Limelight News article, the Tribal Committee admonishes Coffman and the Chamber of Commerce Indian Committee for collaborating with John Collier to sell offf reservation lands. (see item #22.) April 30, 1936

Creator/Collector: Willie Marcus, Albert Patencio, Baristo Sol, Francisco Patencio
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 25

Earl Coffman to John Collier. Informs Collier that a letter to Collier by Adam Castillo and Purl Willis dater 4-10-1936 was published in the Limelight Newspaper. Mentions the completion of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce meeting on the disposition of reservation lands. April 28, 1936

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 26

John Collier to Earl Coffman. Informs Coffman that he has seen the advertisement written by Adam Castillo and Purl Willis, stating that they are misinformed. Praises article concerning the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce meeting on the disposition of reservation lands. May 4, 1936

Creator/Collector: John Collier
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 27

Elmer Thomas to Nellie Coffman. Requests action on his request that the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce form a committe to survey and form an opinion of finding a solution to "the Indian problem." July 1, 1936

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas-United States Senate
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 28

Coffman to Elmer Thomas. Replies to Thomas (see item #27) in regard to the activities of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Committee and the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Committee. Describes current leasing of Indian lands as a "mixed blessing" for both Indians and non-Indians. Describes the public school system as "a problem" because more than 60% of its pupils live on the reservation. July 16, 1936

Creator/Collector: Nellie Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 29

Elmer Thomas to Nellie Coffman. Looks forward to a formal report from the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce Committee. Describes Palm Springs and its land reality as "handicapped." September 17, 1936

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas, United States Senate
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 30A

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce and other groups to John Collier. Requests immediate dissolution of the tribal committee to be replaced by a federal agent. Novermber 5, 1936

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Indian Affairs Committee and others
Physical Description: Telegram Draft
Folder 30B

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce (and other groups) to John Collier. Requests immediate dissolution of the tribal committee to be replaced by a federal agent. Novermber 16, 1936

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, Indian Affairs Committee + others
Physical Description: Telegram Draft (supplement)
Folder 30C

Edward Flynn to Harold Ickes. Encloses copy of telegram from Indian Affairs Committee to John Collier. Attests to a "distressing situation" and requests "summary action." November 17, 1936

Creator/Collector: Edward Flynn
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 31

John Wosky to Earl Coffman. Confirms Coffman's letter to C. G. Thomson. Asks that Coffman forward the Indian Affairs Committee report to their office. November 20, 1936

Creator/Collector: John Wosky-National Park Service
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 32

Elmer Thomas to Earl Coffman. Confirms receipt of the submitted report. November 24, 1936

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas-United States Senate
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 33

Warren Pinney (Associated Civic Organizations of Palm Springs) to John Collier. Protests that "white leadership" of the tribe is negotiating a long term lease in the heart of Palm Springs. December 1, 1936

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Night Letter
Folder 34A

Alvah Hicks to Phil Boyd. Submits check with understanding that like amount is submitted by Austin McManus, December 2, 1936

Creator/Collector: Alvah Hicks
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 34B

Austin McManus to Philip Boyd. Encloses check for $1000.00 and states expectation to serve on the finance committee. December 4, 1936

Creator/Collector: Austin McManus
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 35

National Park Service to Earl Coffman. Welcomes copy of the Chamber of Commerce's report being sent to him. Mentions speaking to several people regarding monument status for Palm Canyon. December 4, 1936

Creator/Collector: National Park Service
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 36

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Reports speaking to Dady regarding auto lease and that Dady confirmed the Department would not aprrove it by reason of being "injurous to adjacent property, owned privately" and for depreciating Indian land. Presents research findings on airport lease. December 6, 1936

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 37

Warren Pinney to Philip Boyd. Forwards check for $1000.00 for the "Indian Defense Fund." Asks that it is refunded should the total raised not be greater than $8,000.00. December 9, 1936

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 38

Earl Coffman to John Williams. Acknowledges receipt of $200.00 check. December 9, 1936

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 39

Earl Coffman to C. G. Thomson (National Park Service). Expresses encouragement that the National Park Service will consider administering the Indian Canyons. (See item #35.) Informs that the Tribal Committee is negotiating leases on reservation land and that 1150 white people occupy reservation lands "illegally." Asks for a consrvator to direct the affairs of the band. December 9, 1936

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 40

San Francisco Chronicle to Earl Coffman. Encloses news clippings on "the Indain situation." Mentions speaking with McAdoo about the proposal to "raise a half million dollars to buy the Mud Springs and pay off a few of the squaws." December 16, 1936

Creator/Collector: San Francisco Chronicle (Earl)
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 41

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Announces he is sending details regarding a conversation with Forbes. December 19, 1936

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 42

Warren Pinney to Phil Swing. Asks questions regarding jurisdiction of reservation lands should the City of Palm Springs incorporate. Suggests that the Indian Canyons and hot springs should be set aside as a National Monument. Expresses desire that reservation lands be sold and confidentially admits that leasing is looked down upon so that existing businesses on non-reservation lands will not have to compete with new businesses. Desires rights of ways across Indian lands, to secure long term airport lease, "proper administration" of tribal funds. Asks Swing to represent the Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC. December 19, 1936

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 43

Alvah Hicks to E. K. Burlew (Secretary of the Interior). Forwards a report prepared by the Indain Affairs Committtee. December 31, 1936

Creator/Collector: Alvah Hicks
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 44

Earl Coffman to Earl Behrens (San Francisco Chronicle). Informs Behrens that confidential information has been made available to the effect that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will intoduce a bill to provide for the public sale of Indian lands and one that will set aside the Indian Canyons as a National Monument. Also announces that tribal self-government was abolish as of Jan. 1, 1937. Asks that the land sale be treated in the press as a "great service rendered to the Indians by the Bureau." January 6, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 45

Earl Coffman to C. G. Thomson (National Park Service). Informs Thomson that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has drafted a bill to sell Agua Caliente landsd at a public sale, with the exception of one or two sections reserved for home sites; the Indian Canyons will be sold to a private group who will deed them to the National Park Service. Asks if Thomson knows of federal funds available to make this purchase. Mentions that Dady and Quackenbush have taken over control of the reservation. January 7, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 46

Earl Coffman to W. W. Lermann. Informs Lermann that Dady told Coffman confidentially that the Bureau of Indian Affairs had decided that an outright sale would be the "only solution," reserving one or two sections for Indian homes. Asks if Lermann has a syndicate in mind that would be willing to purchase "20,000 to 30,000 acres of well-located land in this desert region, which yearly is becoming increasingly popular as a winter retreat." January 8, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 47

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Informs Coffman that he's called upon C. R. Smith and Ralph Damon of American Airlines. Expresses desire to ask Collier for a short term lease with option to purchase, for airport purposes. Assumes attitude that the land sale bill is not the Chamber of Commerce's but written and sponsored by the Interior Department. January 13, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 48

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Asks for unfavorable information about Hugh Sanders and James Lamatte, attorneys asked to oppose Thomas Sloan. Asks for help to stop Creel who is calling the group "thieves." December 14, 1936?

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 49A

Guy Pinney to Warren Pinney. Requests postcard views of the Indian Canyons, especially Tahquitz Canyon. January 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 49B

Earl Coffman to Guy Pinney. Forwards a view of Tahquitz Canyon, Andreas Canyon, and Muttay Canyon, per Pinney's request. January 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 50

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Reports on progress of land sale bill, particularly in regard to inclusion of the Indian Canyons and hot springs of Section 14. January 16, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 51

Earl Coffman to Guy Pinney. Confirms receipt of letters and telegram naming Creel and Sanders LaMott as problems. Mentions George Lorimer of the Saturday Evening Post is staying at the Desert Inn and is a friend of Creel. States unwillingness to exclude Tahquitz Canyon and hot springs from National Monument. Asks that Section 18 be designated in the bill for the airport purposes. January 19, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 52

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Reports on the status of the land sale bill and its particulars, including inclusion of the hot springs, airport lease, and road right of way. January 23, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 53

James Findlay (Special Agent) to Earl Coffman. Thanks Coffman for the use of a Palm Springs historical booklet in his preparation for his investigation of local matters. January 23, 1937

Creator/Collector: James Findlay
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 54

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Updates Coffman on status of land sale bill. Asks for opinion on Rosencrans suggestions for obtaining 20 acres around the hot springs. January 30, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 55

Leta Myers Smart to Earl Coffman. Forwards excerpt from Indian Truth Magazine date Feb. 1937, p. 3. Envelope addressed to Indian "Welfare" Committee. February 1937

Creator/Collector: Indian Truth-Leta Myers Smart
Physical Description: Magazine Excerpt + Envelope
Folder 56A

Earl Coffman to Guy Pinney. Informs that maps are ready and that Col. Thompson is due in Washington DC within a few days. February 4, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 56B

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Asks Coffman to send surveyors maps showing established and new roads desired. February 4, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 57

H. H. Arnold to George Roberson. Offers Pinney the benefit of his experience in the problems of airport requirements so far as the needs of the Service. February 5, 1937

Creator/Collector: H. H. Arnold-Office of Chief of the Air Corps
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 58

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Updates on land sale bill's status. Mentions Thomas Sloan's petition in his own suit. February 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 59

National Park Service to Earl Coffman. Confidentially informs Coffman that the Superintendent of the National Park Service has been prepared to recommend monument boundries for the Indian Canyons. February 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: National Park Service
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 60

Earl Coffman to Guy Pinney. Asks Pinney to focus his efforts on obtaining rights of way and Section 18 (and a portion of Section 14) for airports purposes. February 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 61

Guy Pinney to Warren Pinney. Outlines proposed lease for Section 18 airport. Requests information on how much land is desired surrounding the hot springs on Section 14. February 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 62

Philip Boyd to Guy Pinney. Forwards payment for lobbying services in Washington DC. Expresses pleasure that the Rosencrans Report suggests selling off reservation lands to solve "the Indian problem." February 16, 1937

Creator/Collector: Philip Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 63

Earl Coffman to Guy Pinney. Reappraises the purchase value of Section 14 (whole section) at $320,000, half section at $200,000. February 16, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 64A

Earl Coffman to A. K. Bourne. Requests funds for the lobbying efforts of the Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee "to solve the whole Indian problem for all time." Suggests that the recent removal of trailer camp grounds are evidence of the committee's work. February 18, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 64B

Earl Coffman to Hmphrey Birge. Requests funds for the lobbying efforts of the Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee "to solve the whole Indian problem for all time." Suggests that the recent removal of trailer camp grounds are evidence of the committee's work. February 18, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 65

Guy Pinney to Earl Coffman. Sends updates on status of land sale bill. February 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 66

Leta Myers Smart to Earl Coffman. Forwards excerpt from Indian Truth Magazines dated Feb. 1937, p. 3. Envelope addressed to Indian "Welfare" Committee. February 1937

Creator/Collector: Indian Truth-Leta Myers Smart
Physical Description: Magazine Excerpt + Envelope
Folder 67

A list of objectives, including installation of reservation manager, prevention of long term leases, rights of way, National Monument status for Indian Canyons, Section 18 lease, sale of reservation lands.

Physical Description: List
Folder 68

Funds collected and disbursed by the Chamber of Commerce "to improve relations between the white citizens...and the Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians." Financial report covering Dec. 7, 1936 to Dec. 15, 1937. December 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Budget Committee of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Financial Report
Folder 69

Indian Affairs Committee to Harry Sheppard. Demonstrates support for Sheppard in regard to upcoming legislation affecting Palm Springs reservation lands. March 4, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 70

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. Claims he will do his utmost that Palm Springs land legislation is enacted into law. March 11, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 71

Ulric Mengert to M. K. Sniffen (Indian Rights Association). Offers the legal opinion that non-performance by the Secretary of the Interior does not invalidate one's right to allotment. This being the case, land sale bill S-1424 is a denial of this proposition. March 17, 1937

Creator/Collector: Uliric Mengert-Montgomery and McCracken Law Offices
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 72

Anson Bushnell to Earl Coffman. Informs that the article "U.S. Curbs Indian Racket in West" has appeared in the March 30, 1937 issue on p. 6. April 7, 1937

Creator/Collector: Anson Bushnell-Christen Science Monitor
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 73

Elmer Thomson to Earl Coffman. Suggests "getting Indians in accord" with the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce's recommendations in regard to land legislation. April 9, 1937?

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomson
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 74

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. Informs that the Indian Affairs Committee is holding hearings and that he will protect the interests of all parties concerned. April 9, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 75

Will Rogers confirms Coffman's letter in support of S-1424. April 9, 1937

Creator/Collector: Will Rogers-House of Representatives
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 76

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Informs Coffman that's spoken to A. A. Gorud, attorney for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, stating that Gorud is opposed to leases and is in favor of land sale, that he does not want a public sale, that George Malone had indicated he represented or could represent capitalists interested in purchasing the land, and that a million dollars for the land would be "plenty for the Indians." Advises Coffman to not openly oppose Thomas Sloan and his pro=allotment efforts; agress that the land sale will not be possible if allotments are validated. April 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 77

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. States that Thomas Sloan will soon leave Washington DC at the conclusion of allotment hearings: suggests that the land sale bill be held back until Sloan has departed. States that Harry Sheppard had complained about receiving protests from various sources. April 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 78

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Sends updates on the land sale bill; states that an amendment compensating for land improvements will improve chances of the bill passing. Mentions that some Committee members have shown sympathy for Thomas Sloan's allotment cause. Will look into whether a "cooling off" period after alloment hearing is advisable. April 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 79

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. States that the amendment to compensate for land improvements has been worked out. Mentions that Senator O'Malley has been opposed the repeal of the allotment law. April 29, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 80

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Sends updates on the land sale legislation. Mentions that Harry Sheppard feels that Thomas Sloan has some legal basis for his clain that allotments are vested rights; suggests not fighting Sloan too bitterly in case he wins and presenting the land sale legislation in conunction with the allotment repeal bill so that "good reason" can be shown for supporting the repeal bill. May 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 81

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Forwards copies of hearings to repeal the allotment law relating to Indians of the Mission Indian Reservation. Mentions that the land sale bill will soon be ready for introdction. May 25, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 82

Charles West to Speaker of the House of Representatives. Introduces legislation that will sell the bulk of reservation lands, depositing proceeds for the band, reserving small tracts upon which to build homes "and otherwise rehabilitate the Indians." Sale to be contigent upon the majority consent of the tribe, or by a Board of Appraisers if the merits of their objects are deemed as unreasonable. May 28, 1937

Creator/Collector: Charles West (Secretary of the Interior)
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 83

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. Sends updates on the status of the land sale bill, encloses draft bill, and offers on how to proceed. Mentions opposition to the allotment repeal bill. Bill includes clause to override tribal majority rejection of the sale if their opinion is deemed "unreasonable or capricious" by a Board of Appraisers. June 3, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter + Bill (Draft)
Folder 84A

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. Explains that Harry Sheppard will not introduce the land sale bill in case it does not pass, freeing himself to introduce a compromise bill. Suggests introducing Nathan Margold (Solicitor for the Interior Department) to the Chamber of Commerce's perspectives while he is in California. June 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 84B

"A Bill to authorize the sale of part of the lands belonging to the Palm Springs or Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians, and for other purposes." June 9, 1937

Creator/Collector: 75th Congress, 1st Session
Physical Description: Bill (H. R. 7450)
Folder 85

E. Morgan Pryse to Phil Swing. Requests that Dady expedite right of way matters. June 11, 1937

Creator/Collector: E. Morgan Pryse-Office of Indian Affairs
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 86

Warren Pinney to Harry Sheppard. Forwards resolution of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce approving action of the County of Riverside in making an application for the purchase of Section 18 for airport pursposes. Includes list of amendments. June 12, 1937

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Letter + Amendment List
Folder 87

Warren Pinney to Phil Swing. Forwards details on points they are opposed to in the land sale bill draft. Suggests that the consent of the tribe should be obtained after the sale, that the hot springs be included in the National Monument or be made available for purchase by a civic body, that majority consent of the tribe should not be a requirement, etc. Forwards payment for lobbying services rendered. June 12, 1937

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 88

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Suggests legislation to lease land for the airport with an option to buy. States that Harry Sheppard has been helpful in regard to the land sale bill. June 19, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 89

Phil Boyd to Earl Coffman. Reports on funds available and expended in the Indian Affairs Committee's Special Committee Fund. June 24, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 90

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, and Guy Pinney. Confirms that Harry Sheppard seems willing to help approve the land sale legislation. Discusses meeting with Purl Willis and hearing his objectives, including restoration of tribal committee control, removal of Quackenbush, and possibly sale of some lands, and of airport land at a given price. July 14, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 91

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. Sends updates on airport lease negotiations with Harry Sheppard. Informs that the Purl Willis group had withdrawn their consent to any roads after being misled by Quackenbush. Requests more information on priority roads to apply for. July 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 92

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Forwards a draft bill crafted by Zimmerman, Stuart, and Swing. Outlines points that the Indian Affairs Committee will not like, including requiring tribal majority consent and the airport lease contains no option to purchase. July 27, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter + Bill (draft)
Folder 93

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Forwards copy of H. R. 8026: "A Bill to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease or sell certain lands of the Agua Caliente or Palm Springs Reservation, California, for public airport use, and for other purposes." July 28, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter + Bill (H. R. 8026)
Folder 94

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Finds the airport leasing bill "fairly satisfactory" with some caveats. July 30, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Night Letter
Folder 95

William K. Young to John Dockweiler. Asks Carl Anderson for help in acquiring Section 18 for airport purposes. August 4, 1937

Creator/Collector: William Young
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 96A

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Confirms receipt of H. R. 8026 copy. Forwards a letter from Fredrick Collett and a copy of his reply. August 6, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 96B

Earl Coffman to F. G. Collett. Thanks Collett for his letter. States that the Chamber of Commerce is "entirely divorced from any commercial interests." States he will take immediate steps to correct unfavorable impressions in accordance with this suggestion. August 6, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 97

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Sends updates as to airport legislation and roads. August 6, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 98

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Reports on the status of S. 2888, stating that Purl Willis, Thomas Sloan, and the Indian Bureau all approved of it. August 9, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 99

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Reports that the airport bill was favorably reported. Asks that the Chamber of Commerce contact Senator McAdoo and stress its importance. August 9, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 100

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Confirms receipt of Coffman's letter regarding the alleged "derogatory testimony" of Purl Willis with reference to the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. Asks Coffman to ignore the matter and "maintain a dignified silence." Reports on the Secretary of Interior's letter recommending rights of way for roads. August 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 101

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to William McAdoo. Urges McAdoo's support of S. 2888. Stresses that current facilities inadequate and that lease will provide Indians with substantial revenue. August 11, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce-Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Night Letter
Folder 102

William McAdoo to Earl Coffman. States that he is actively supporting S. 2888 and that the Committee of Indian Affairs has made a favorable report on it. August 14, 1937

Creator/Collector: William McAdoo
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 103

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. States that S. 2888 has passed in the Senate and that Sheppard's bill (S. 8026) was dropped in order to expedite final adoption. Suggests that the lease rental not to be too low so as to obtain India approval. Asks that Harry Sheppard, Elmer Thomas, Hiram Johnson, and William McAdoo be thanked for their support and cooperation. August 16, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 104

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Confirms receipt of S. 2888. States that he's learned from Quackenbush and Baker rumors that the Allotment Repeal Bill and Land Sale bills had passed. Asks if this is accurate information. August 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 105

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. States that problems have arisen in establishing an airport on Section 18 due to the States Highway Commission's plans to build a highway through the same plot. Explains that one reason for tribal withdrawl of support for rights of way for roads is the complexity of collecting tolls at the canyons (per tribal advisor named Sommers). August 24, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106A

Earl Coffman to William McAdoo. From letter in thanks for supporting S. 2888. August 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106B

Earl Coffman to Harry Sheppard. From letter in thanks for supporting S. 2888. August 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106C

Earl Coffman to Elmer Thomas. From letter in thanks for supporting S. 2888. August 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106D

Earl Coffman to Hiram Johnson. From letter in thanks for supporting S. 2888. August 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106E

Earl Coffman to William Young. Thanks Young for his kindness in soliciting Dockweiler's interest in the airport bill. August 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106F

Earl Coffman to John Dockweiler. From letter in thanks for supporting S. 2888. August 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 107

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that S. 2888 has gone to the President for his signature. Suggests that $300 per year would be an adequate lease rental for Section 18. Offers suggestions as to how to proceed with crafting the lease. August 21, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 108

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. Reports on status of Riverside County requests for rights of way for streets and roads and on the airport lease. August 24, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 109

William McAdoo to Earl Coffman. States that he was happy to help secure Palm Springs' airport. August 25, 1937

Creator/Collector: William McAdoo
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 110

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. States that S. 2888 has not been signed by the President and offers suggestions on how to proceed with lease negotiations. August 25, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 111

Phil Swing to Guy Pinney. Confirms receipt of updates on incorportation and informs that S. 2888 was signed by the President. Reports on rights of way progress for streets and roads and that the State Highway Commission cannot locate the application for a road through Section 18. August 27, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 112

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Reports on various bills: S. 1651 (California Jurisdiction Bill in regard to unratified treatise), S. 2589 and H. R. 7450 (land sale bills), S. 1424 and H. R. 5297 (to repeal the allotment law). August 26, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 113

Elmer Thomas to Earl Coffman. Confirms receipt of letter. August 28, 1937

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 114

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Harold Ickes. States concern that federal control of the reservation may cease. Praises Quackenbush's accomplishments while in control. Requests Ickes' intended course of action. September 2, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palms Springs Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 115

To Phil Swing. States that confidential information has reached him regarding the possible restoration of the tribal committee. Confirms he has written a letter of protest to the Secretary of the Interior. September 3, 1937

Creator/Collector: Unknown
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 116

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Suggests that the decision not to deal with Purl Willis causes more problems than it solves. Suggests that Coffman get in touch with Thomas Sloan regarding the airport lease. September 7, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 117

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Confirms receipt of copy of letter sent to Secretary of the Interior protesting restoration of the tribal committee. Swing mentions reitering this opinion to Secretary Ickes in person, stating that Ickeds was anxious to "get away from the charge that the Indians were being governed by a dictatorship." Forwards a copy of the airport law. ITEM MISSING September 8, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 118A

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. Encloses copy of airport Law No. 375 September 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 118B

"To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease or sell certain lands of the Agua Caliente or Palm Springs Reservation, California, for public airport use, and for other purposes." August 8, 1937

Creator/Collector: 75th Congress, 1st Session
Physical Description: Public Law No. 375-S.2888 (Airport Law)
Folder 119

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. Forwards updates on National Monument status in regard to roads, airport lease, and restoration of the tribal committee. September 13, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 120

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. Confirms receipt of Commissioner of Indian Affair's statements on tribal self-government. Describes groups that oppose federal control of the reservation and why. Refutes idea that a dictatorship exists, "only persuasion and common sense reasoning." September 14, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 121

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Thanks Swing for supporting federal contol of the reservation. States that in absence of federal control, majority rule would be an acceptable arrangement. September 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 122

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. States the opinion the Purl Willis has no effect on tribal members opinions in regard to allotments. Suggests that the Indian Affairs Committee may be disposed to drafting an airport lease if tribal majority approval must be obtained through Willis. September 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 123

Earl Coffman to Harry Sheppard. Thanks Sheppard for his part in securing passage of the airport bill; states that the Committee is cognizant of Sheppard's interest in the "Indian problems" and "just and friendly disposition" of reservation lands. September 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 124

John Dockweiler to Earl Coffman. Thanks the Chamber of Commerce for its letter thanking Dockweiler for his help in the passage of S. 2888. September 17, 1937

Creator/Collector: John Dockweiler
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 125

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. States that Zimmerman of the Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed that majority rule for the tribe would be an acceptable solution. Sends updates on obtaining road rights of way. September 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 126

Earl Coffman? to Phil Swing. Feels that majority rule will not work because "they are not capable of managing their property nor the business affairs of their tribe. "Describes difficulty in having the group meet together due to internal divisions. September 27, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman?
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 127

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. Informs that Riverside County will recommend that the Secretary of the Interior grant rights of way on Palm Springs reservation lands. October 2, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 128

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. States that Zimmerman's intention is to approve all Riverside County applications for roads rights of way, with conditions. States that Collier is opposed to the idea of continuing federal supervision of the reservation and that no change of personnel is contemplated. October 7, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Box 2006.046.002

Box Inventory #002 1937-1938

Physical Description: 1 box; 119 folders 142 items
Folder 1

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. States that he is disturbed by the idea of Tribal Committee being restored. Feels that "some such menace" will be faced until "final disposition of Indain lands is accomplished." October 9, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 2

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. Sends updates on obtaining rights of way on reservation lands. States that two conditions were added to its letter of recommendation for granting them: that construction of the canyon road should be subject to Park Service approval, and that the Bureau of Indian Affairs reserves the right to collect tolls on behalf of the tribe. October 12, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 3A

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. States that immediate action on rights of way is desirable due to equipment being available in Palm Springs. October 14, 1937?

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 3B

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Sends updates on obtaining rights of way on reservation lands. October 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 4

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Sends updates on obtaining rights of way on reservation lands. States that a telegram from the Tribal Committee demanding that it be reinstated was received by Dady and that it upset him. Also mentions that Dady has been offered another position; Swing expresses concern that his departure will appear to be a success for Purl Willis. October 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 5

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Informs that the rights of way have been granted with conditions. Asks that neither the rights of way or Dady's promotion be given publicity. October 25, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 6

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Acknowledges that rights of way have been granted across reservation lands. Forwards a check to Phil Swing. November 5, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 7

Felix Cohen to Philip Swing. States that Indians have the power to fix conditions of entry on tribal land and that this has been recognized from the earliest days of the Republic. Includes a list of court cases that support the statement. November 9, 1937

Creator/Collector: Felix Cohen
Physical Description: Letter + List
Folder 8A

John Collier to ?. States that he has received dozens of telegrams from Palm Springs and that the tribe's susceptibility to "outside undesirable influence" is "without relevancy." Describes the right to meet, discuss, pass resolutions, etc as a "basic human right." States that at the present time there is not plan to re-establish a tribal committee. November 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: John Collier
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 8B

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Explains that protest telegrams were sent due to rumored contemplated return to tribe control. Describes tribe as "backward and incompetent group of Indians acting under destructive adive of Willis." November 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Palm Springs Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Night Letter
Folder 8C

Harold Thoreson to Earl Coffman. States that Collier has assured that "no action would be taken" pending Harry Sheppard's return to Washington. November 12, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harold P Thoreson
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 9A

Phil Swing to Felix Cohen (Assistant Solicitor, Interiro Department). Replies to Cohen's statement (see item #7) on the issue of tribal sovereignty, stating that he feels his position is destructive. November 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter + Memorandum
Folder 10

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Confirms sending a night letter stating that Willie Marcus, Francisco Patencio, Albert Patencio, Baristo Sol, Adam Castillo, and Purl Willis have been arrested for embezzlement of tribal funds and for conspiracy to overthrow constituted authorities. Explains that the Tribal Committee, headed by Willie Marcus, was formed after federal control on the reservation, at the suggestion of Purl Willis. November 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 11

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Expresses frustration that locals were not involved in the decision making process to arrest the Tribal Committee; suggests that even under majority rule, the tribe is not competent to handle its affairs. November 21, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 12

Harry sheppard to Earl Coffman. Asks Coffman to end the community's deluge of telegrams as it is causing embarrassment. November 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 13

George Gannon to Earl Coffman. Tenders resignation from the Indian Affairs Committee due to his involvement in supporting allotments with attorneys Thomas Sloan and Summers. November 18, 1937

Creator/Collector: George Gannon
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 9B

"Memorandum of Authorities on the Power of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Regulate, Administer and Control Indian Property and Indian Affairs." Argues against self-government due to lack of treaties between the federal government and Western tribes. November 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Memorandum
Folder 14

Indian Affairs Committee to Harry Sheppard. Agrees with Sheppard's advice. Suggests that changes to the management of tribal affairs may have "disastrous" ramifications. November 22, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 15

Earl Coffman to George Gannon. Accepts Gannon's resignation and expresses desire to discuss allotments with him in the future. Hopes that they may work together to "solve the entire local Indian problem." November 23, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 16A

Phil Swing to Felix Cohen (Interior Department). Argues against tribal sovereignty for lack of treaties between the U.S. and Western tribes. November 23, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 16B

"Cherokee Indians Make Last Stand Against Government" NA

Creator/Collector: The Morning Post (El Centro, California)
Physical Description: News Article
Folder 17

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Wonders if the arrest of the Tribal Committee wil make a martyr out of Purl Willis or destroy his influence. Wonders if Collier's letters reprinted in 1935 hearings have affected his decision to grant greater authority. Encloses copy of letter sent from Swing to Felix Cohen (see item #16) together with a news article demonstrating Interior Department "troubles" with Indain rights. November 24, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 18

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that Quackenbush may have acted independently of Washington in arresting Purl Willis and wonders if a tribal backlash will occur. Informs that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs has flown to Los Angeles to investigate. November 29, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 19

To Phil Swing. Expresses desire to see that Purl Willis is prosecuted vigorously; fears that "final disposition" of reservation lands will take many years to occur. Informs that they have sent a conciliatory letter to John Collier. November 30, 1937

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 20A

To John Collier. Responds to Collier's press statement that he has released the Tribal Committee prisoners pending trial. States desire to cooperate witht the government to "protect and improve" the tribe. November 30, 1937

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 20B

States the John Collier has released the Tribal Committee, Purl Willis, and Adam Castillo as prisoners pending trial. NA

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Press Statement
Folder 21

Earl Coffman to Harry Sheppard. Asks if progress has been made on the Section 18 lease for airport purposes. December 3, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 22

John Collier to Earl Coffman. Thanks Earl Coffman for his encouraging letter (see item #20) December 6, 1937

Creator/Collector: John Collier
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 23

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. Sends updates on the airport lease, specifying that it must be an open airport. December 8, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 24

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Forwards answers to Coffman's questions, stating that Sheppard sought to divorce the Indian Canyons completely from the tribe were National Monument status to be finalized, that allotments could not be taken away if "vested," and that Harold Quackenbush would likely not receive disciplinary action for the arrest of the Tribal Committee. December 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 25

Earl Coffman to John Collier. States that the Indian Affairs Committee did not incite the communication between Grace Williams and Mr. Ickes regarding objections to the storm drain. December 11, 1937

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 26

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. Confirms receipt of Grace Williams' complaint to Mr. Ickes. December 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 27

"Special Committee Fund" -funds collected and disbursed under the direction of the Budget Committee of the Indian Affairs Committee. December 7, 1937

Creator/Collector: Budget Committee of the Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Financial Report
Folder 28

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. Expresses interest in having all parties get together to consummate airport lease before other legislation pertaining to Palm Springs "situation" is handled. January 5, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 29

Check request for Guy Pinney services rendered in the amount of $54.00. January 20, 1938

Creator/Collector: Indian Affairs Committee Budget Committee
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 30

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Sends updates on the airport lease, land sale bill, and the Jurisdiction Bill (Court of Claims). January 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 31

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Forwards updates on the airport lease. States that Purl Willis has arrived in Washington DC with three tribal members. February 1, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 32

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney, Guy Pinney. States that Purl Willis has arrived in Washington DC and is complaining about rights of way of being granted without Indian permission, Harold Quackenbush's leases made without input, and the current wording of the land sale bill which allows the Secretary of the Interior to make the sale even without majority consent. February 7, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 33

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney - Airport Committee. States that the airport lease has been written but that it does not include the option to buy. February 10, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 34

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney - Airport Committee. States that's convinced Mr. Reeves to overrule his assistant and hold that an Act of Congress authorizes a lease with an option to purchase. February 14, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 35

Vice Chairman to Phil Swing. Expresses concern that the airport lease requiring flood lights is problematic. Asks that the lease draft be sent to the Indian Affairs Committee before it is sent to the tribe. Feels of Indians: "...when once fixed in their minds, though wrongly, they rarely change, and if possible, never concede." February 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Vice Chairman, Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 36

Philip Boyd to Phil Swing. Forwards check for $250.00 to Swing per Earl Coffman's request. February 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Philip Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 37

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. Asks that amendments be sent on for the Land Sale bill. February 19, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 38

W. P. Whitsett of Metropolitan Water District of southern California to Will Hays of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America. Introduces Earl Coffman as Whitsett's friend and his wish to discuss proposed development. February 21, 1938

Creator/Collector: W. P. Whitsett
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 39

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Forwards updates on the airport lease. Criticizes liability portions of its wording. February 22, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 40

Kenneth Meiklejohn to John Collier. States that he's reviewed Harold Quackenbush's report charging Willie Marcus, Francisco Patencio, Albert Patencio, Baristo Sol, Purl Willis, and Adam Castillo with criminal charges, leading to their arrest. Summarizes events leading up to federal control of the reservation. Feels that the charges made by Quackenbush did not merit actions taken. February 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Kenneth Meiklejohn
Physical Description: Memorandum
Folder 41

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Forwards a new draft to the airport lease and asks for feedback. Suggests that certain accomodations must be made to win approval. February 26, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 42

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Mentions that he has discussed the airport lease with Purl Willis and that Willis is asking $1,000/month in rental and that he would like to participate in profits from concessions. Also states that Willis has created a set of amendments for the Land Sale bill, to include a tribal qualified veto. March 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 43

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Forwards updates on legislation pending. In regard to the airport lease, states that Purl Willis is asking for increased rent and complains that the tribe has not been provided a copy of the lease. In regard to the Land Sale legislation, states that Thomas Sloan has asked for a delay until his hearings are over and that Purl Willis has amendments to offer, including the use of appraisers to determine the value of reservation lands. Requests photos of the Indian Canyons and hot springs. March 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 44

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Requests that Coffman mail letters to Senators Johnson and McAdoo requesting amendments to S. 2589. March 10, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 45A

Indian Affairs Committee Chairman to Hiram Johnson. Forwards a series of suggested amendments to S.2589. Requests that the Indian Canyons (including entrances) and hot springs be reserved for inclusion in the National Monument. March 12, 1938

Creator/Collector: Chairman, Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 45B

Indian Affairs committee Chairman to William McAdoo. Forwards a series of suggested amendments to S. 2589. Requests that the Indian Canyons (including entrances) and hot springs be reserved for inclusion in the National Monument. March 12, 1938

Creator/Collector: Chairman, Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 45C

"Amendments to S. 2589." NA

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: List
Folder 46A

Earl Coffman of Indian Affairs Committee to Hiram Johnson. States that the Committee is strongly opposed to the reprint of S2589 due to inadequate protections. March 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 46B

Earl Coffman - Indian Affairs Committee to Hiram Johnson. States that the Committee is strongly opposed to the reprint of S. 2589 due to inadequate protections. March 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman-Indian Affairs Committee
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 47A

Earl Coffman to Hiram Johnson. Forwards corrections to proposed amendments to S. 2589. March 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 47B

Earl Coffman to William McAdoo. Forwards corrections to proposed amendments to S. 2589. March 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 48

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Confirms sending amendment corrections to Senators McAdoo and Johnson. March 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 49

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Summarizes hearings on H. R. 7450, Land Sale bill. States that the first witness, John Collier, spoke in favor of the bill and that O'Mallory took the side of Thomas Sloan's clients. Also states that second witness Purl Willis spoke in favor of the bill and was diverted by O'Mallory into a discussion of the arrest of the Tribal Committee without proof of a crime. Mentions that Harry Sheppard will hold up the land sale bill to exert pressure upon Purl Willis to secure approval of the airport lease. March 15, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 50

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. States that corrections to amendments were airmailed but referred to incorrect lines. Makes additional suggestions. States opposition to reprint version due to inadequate protections. March 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 51

Indian Affairs Committee to Elmer Thomas. States that the Indian Affairs Committee is strongly opposed to the reprint of S-2589 due to inadequate protections. March 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Indian Affairs Committee-Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 52

Earl Coffman to William McAdoo. States that the Committee is preparing a slight modification to S. 2589. March 15, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 53

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. Requests that Swing wire McAdoo and Johnson that modifications of committee print S. 2589 are being prepared. March 15, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 54

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Sends updates on airport lease progress, states that Willis will likely increase rental price. Mentions Purl Willis' airing of grievances againtst Harold Quackenbush and that the Commissioner testified that Quackenbush acted without knowledge or John Dady's. Requests additional information to reply to charges, including how funds were utilized at the 1937 Fiesta. March 17, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 55

To Phil Swing. States that the Committee is not willing to consider an airport lease over $640 per annum and that the committee is against the Land Sale unless it reserves the Indian Canyons and hot springs from sale, must reserve Section 18, the land sale must be public. Also feel that Quackenbush-Dady should not be transfered. March 19, 1938

Creator/Collector: Indian Affair Committee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 56

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. States that the land sale hearings are proceeding with Purl Willis providing considerable testimony. Mentions discussing the airport lease with Harry Sheppard, Zimmerman, Purl Willis, Clemente Segundo, and Adam Castillo after the hearings with Willis asking for $1200 and full veto power. Regrets Coffman's expressed desire to discredit Willis rather than work out a deal. March 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 57

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. States that the tribe will accept $640 rental for half of Section 18. Suggests that the Chamber of Commerce agree to $1000 for entire parcel. March 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Inter-Departmental Communication
Folder 58

Warren Pinney to Phil Swing. Suggests an airport rental of $640 for first five years with an increased rent thereafter. March 24, 1938

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 59

Indian Affairs Committee to William McAdoo. Forwards a detailed series of proposed amendments to S. 2589. March 24, 1938

Creator/Collector: Indian Affairs Committee-Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 60

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. States that the tribal meeting has been postponed by a week due to the death of Miguel Saturnino. March 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 61

Hiram Johnson to Earl Coffman. States that proposed amendments to S. 2589 will be considered. March 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Hiram Johnson
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 62

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. States that hearings are playing out like a cat and dog game between Purl Willis and Thomas Sloan. Suggests treating criticism of the Chamber of Commerce with dignified silence. Believes that the Park Service will reserve the springs for use as their National Monument headquarters. Reconfirms that Purl Willis will not accept $640 as rental for all of Section 18. March 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 63

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Sends further updates on the land slae bill hearings. States that Adam Castillo has provided testimony and endorsed the bill but complained of Harold Quackenbush, John Dady, and the Indian Affairs Committee; also states that Miss Jamison of the Indian Federation (which the Thomas Sloan clients belong) was against it. States that Quackenbush and Dady will be called to anwer Willis' charges; supplies galley proof of help prepare Quackenbush. States that the opposition has framed the Chamber of Commerce and Quackenbush as an alliance. March 30, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 64

NA 1938

Creator/Collector: Congress
Physical Description: Excerpt from Congressional Record-Senate
Folder 65

To Warren Pinney. States that Purl Willis, Clemente Segundo, and Adam Castillo still demand $1200 a year for airport lease rental. Encourages Pinney to accept the comprimise offer. March 30, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 66

Leta Myers Smart to John Collier. States that the Indian Store operating on reservation land belonging to Marcus Pete is in fact owned and operated by the Murray brothers and that Marcus Pete is being taken advantage of for the purpose of avoiding taxation. April 4, 1938

Creator/Collector: Leta Myers Smart
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 67

Leta Myers Smart to Earl Coffman. Asks Earl Coffman if he can help provide funds for her expenses while in Washington DC in her attempt to resolve the Marcus Pete-Indian Store-Murray brothers problem. April 7, 1938

Creator/Collector: Leta Myers Smart
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 68

Statement of Leta Myers Smart at H. R. 7450. Believes that legislation should require majority vote of adult members. April 20, 1938

Creator/Collector: Leta Myers Smart
Physical Description: Statement
Folder 69

To Phil Swing. Disagrees with Swing's suggestion that the Chamber of Commerce approach the Land Sale as having "no more interest than any other community of American citizens." States that unless amendments are made, the Chamber will be against the legislation. April 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 70

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Provides updates on the House Land Sale bill. States that both he and the Park Service provided testimony earlier in the day. States that the Park Service offered amendments reserving from sale the mouths of the five Indian Canyons, including the hot springs and eight acres around it as an administration site. April 13, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 71

George McMullin. States that because the newly incorporated city will not be able to collect taxes for some time, certain supplies will need to be donated. April 14, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 72

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Asks for clarification on rumored change of administration of reservation. States that City Council, President William Rosencrans of the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, and George Clements are ready to supply vigorous protests to avoid "disorganized control" by Tribal Committee. April 14, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Night Letter
Folder 73A

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. States that voters have approved incorporation; discusses various road and rights of way issues. Includes copy of letter written to Harry Shepard. April 16, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 73B

Guy Pinney? to Harry Sheppard. States that the Chamber is not wholeheartedly in favor of the Land Sale bill but feel it may be the best solution, but will be against it if certain amendments are not made. April 15, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney?
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 74

To Earl Coffman. Remonstrates against idea that the Land Sale must be all or nothing, in regard to amendments and opinions forwarded by Earl Coffman. States that Leta Myers Smart's testimony was adverse to the Chamber's position in that she felt that tribal veto power was a must. Informs that John Collier has refused to approve the reservation of the hot springs and the area around it from the sale. Informs that Quackenbush and Dady will appear next week to answer Willis' charges. Suggests that the Chamber of Commerce address charges by Willis in a written statement. April 20, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 75

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. Asks if the community's support of Harold Quackenbush and John Dady will be useful or otherwise. States that community's dislike of Purl Willis is common to most people and groups. April 21, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 76

To Phil Swing. States that the Chamber of Commerce suffers from a public perception problem that it wants the Land Sale when it does not, preferring instead to "rational" administration of the reservation. Describes the land sale bill as a Bureau of Indian Affairs "pet idea" and that it is they who have drafted it. States that the Chamber will be positively opposed to the bill if precautions preventing sale to private interests and Indian Canyon reservations amendments are not made. Is of the opinion that the canyons "may be taken from the Indians, if done honorably, but they must not take them away from the public." April 24, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 77

To Phil Swing. Forwards statistics on miles included in grant, miles of road to Indian Canyons, miles of improved roads, miles of rights of way obtained, inaccessible road mileage, and miles of unused roads. April 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 78

W. H. Code to Nellie Coffman. Flatters Coffman on her work in promoting Palm Springs and increasing land values. Asks her to keep the firm mind in case engineering work should be required in her area. April 26, 1938

Creator/Collector: W. H. Code
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 79A

"Collett Barred at Indian Inquiry" April 26, 1938

Creator/Collector: Riverside Press Enterprise
Physical Description: News Article
Folder 79B

"Palm Springs Indian Arrests Held Error" April 30, 1938

Creator/Collector: Times
Physical Description: News Article
Folder 80

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Expresses desire to hear of Harold Quackenbush's and John Dady's testimony at the Land Sale hearings. Enquires about funding sources for National Monument. States the Desert Inn will close and more time will be devoted to the "Indian problem." April 28, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 81

Guy Pinney to Harry Sheppard. Agrees with statements that the Indian Canyons must be reserved from sale or the Land Sale bill should be killed. April 27, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 82

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Informs speaking with John Dady and Harold Quackenbush regarding charges made against them, stating that Dady is sick and nervous. Informs that the Land Sale bill has been completely rewritten and does not exclude the Indian Canyons from sale and notes other charges. April 26, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 83

Guy Pinney to Phil Swing. Explains why he feels the Indian Canyon entrances must not be controlled privately. Wonders if the Bureau of Indian Affairs is sponsoring the bill for reasons other than resolving the "Indian problem." April 26, 1938

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 84

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that Harry Sheppard leans towards selling the reservation to one buyer with the exception of the Indian Canyons, hot springs, Section 18, and sections to be used for Indian homesites. Asks Coffman his opinion and if he wishes to submit a written statement. April 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 85

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. States that Guy Pinney will collect road information per Swing's request and that Harold Quackenbush will return testimony papers he's been studying in preparation for his trip to Washington DC. April 22, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 86

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Feels that Harold Quackenbush is making a good impression during Land Sale hearings in defense of his actions. Expresses frustrations that John Collier has inserted letters that states that Quackenbush acted beyond his authority in arresting Tribal Committee. April 28, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 87

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that amendments have been made in the Land Sale bill to exclude Indian Canyon entrances but that withdrawl was limited to three years, thereafter opening them to private development if money were not raised to purchase them. States that John Collier has denied that Quackenbush had the authority to arrest the Tribal Committee but confirmed that Collier had ordered an investigation of Purl Willis. April 29, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 88

Summarizes the work/accomplishments of the Indian Affairs Committee, lists members and their contributions, and asks for additional members/funds to continue their work. May 1, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 89A

Coffman to Phil Swing. Asks for Swing to wire Harold Quackenbush in Minneapolis the importance of returning to Washington DC. May 1, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 89B

Warren Pinney and Earl Coffman to Harry sheppard. Requests that S.W. quater of Section 2 be reserved from sale. May 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney, Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 90A

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that John Collier has decided to excuse Harold Quackenbush to save him $100 in expenses returning to Wahsington DC. May 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 90B

Coffman to Phil Swing. Believes that it is imperative that Harold Quackenbush return to Washington DC for hearings. May 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 90C

Coffman-Pinney to Phil Swing. Asks if refuting statements made in testimonies would be best in writing or personal appearance. May 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman, Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 91

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that the latest draft of legislation reserves the canyons from sale for only three years. States that he's wired Harold Quackenbush asking him to return to Washington DC. May 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 92A

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman and Guy Pinney. States that he'll try his best to reserve S.W. portion of Section 2 from sale. Will request that a written statement be allowed to address charges made against the Chamber of Commerce. May 3, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 92B

Coffman-Pinney to Harry Sheppard. Requests that Section 2 S.W. section be reserved from sale of the Chamber will be opposed to the bill and purchase National Monument lands. Asks Sheppard why Collier has never entered the Rosencrans Report into the hearings documentation. May 3, 1938

Creator/Collector: Coffman-Pinney
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 93

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that Harold Quackenbush will return to Washington DC, asks that the Chamber of Commerce's reply to Purl Willis' testimony be dignified and brief, and sends updates on the substitute bill. May 3, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 94

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Offers updates on Land Sale testimonies. States that John Dady's testimony has gone in circles. May 4, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 95A

Earl Coffman to Harry Sheppard. Asks if Purl Willis' statement that Harold Quackenbush will be transfered is accurate. Asks for clatification. May 10, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 95B

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Asks that Coffman call him at the hotel. May 10, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 96

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that Coffman's letter asking about rumors of Harold Quackenbush being transferred was shown to Harry Sheppard and Zimmerman. Harry Sheppard stated that he will confront John Collier on the issue. Informs that the substitute bill has not yet been to the Committee. May 12, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 97

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Provides a time for the arrest of the Tribal Committee. Refers to Tribal Committee actions as "embezzlement and fraud." May 15, 1938?

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 98

Legally evaluates timeline of events leading to the arrest of the Tribal Committee and suggests that Purl Willis should be arrested again before John Collier has time to re-establish the Tribal Committee. May 16, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 99

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Asks Coffman to send non=form telegrams from organizations in support of Harold Quackenbush and John Dady. May 16, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 100

Earl Coffman to H. A. Atwood. Asks for assistance in making sure that Harold Quackenbush and John Dady are not transferred. Hopes that prosecution of Purl Willis will proceed. May 17, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 101

Earl Coffman to George Clements. Asks for assistance in making sure that Harold Quackenbush and John Dady are not transferred. Hopes that prosecution of Purl Willis will proceed. May 17, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 102

Portion with information on S. 1424 circled (directing the making of allotments). May 5??

Creator/Collector: Congress
Physical Description: Congressional Record - Senate
Folder 103

Geo. Clements to Warren Pinney. Confirms sending letter to John Collier advising against discrediting John Dady or Harold Quackenbush. May 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Geo. P. Clements - Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 104

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Asks the Chamber of Commerce to send $100 to cover his expenses for the second trip to Washington DC. Expresses pleasure at what he's been able to accomplish. May 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 105

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that John Dady's and Harold Quackenbush's testimonies have come to an end; that Mr. O'Malley attempted to "entangle Quackenbush is a complicated discussion of Indian law." Feels taht John Collier will "leave the situation alone" in regard to the rumored transfer of Quackenbush. States that Harry Sheppard's support has been a "main reliance." May 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106A

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Expresses encouragement that Harold Quackenbush and John Dady may remain at their posts longer so as to not "satisfy the grudge of Willis or any other leech who lives on the credulity and emotions of the Indians and their ill formed champions." May 21, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106B

Crosthwait to Carl Hamilton. States that Harold Quackenbush's and John Dady's transfer is not contemplated. May 23, 1938?

Creator/Collector: Crosthwait - Assistant to the Commissioner
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 107

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that he's reviewed the substitute bill proposed by the Department of the Interior and has prepared amendments for Harry Sheppard. May 24, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 108A

Geo Clements to Warren Pinney. Forwards text written by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs stating that while transfer of Harold Quackenbush and John Dady is not planned, their future cannot be guaranteed nor can they be given absolute power as suggested. Also states that the tribal has power to choose its own advisors and that they will not be excluded from Congressional affairs. Expresses regrets that the land sale was prevented from enactment due to tribal factionalism. May 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Geo. Clements - Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 108B

Note containing amendment suggestions-demands in regard to the Land Sale bill. NA

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Note
Folder 108C

NA May 26, 1938?

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Envelope
Folder 109

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that he's read the substitution bill and that amendments will be required. May 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 110

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Informs that the House Committee on Indian Affairs did not meet. May 26, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 111

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that hearings on H. R. 7450 have ended and that supplemental statements have been granted to Thomas Sloan, Willie Marcus, and Purl Willis. June 1, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 112

Forwars check for $100.00 for the Indian Affairs Committee. June 1, 1938

Creator/Collector: Secretary of Earle Anthony
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 113

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that the land sale bill has been tabled. States that Harry Sheppard has a plan to meet with the Indian Affairs Committee once he returns to California to "ensure quiet and orderly proceedings on and in connection with the Indian land." June 8, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 114

City Attorney to Ben Harrison (United States District Attorney). Asks why the U.S. District Attorney has not prosecuted Purl Willis. Expresses concern that Purl Willis may be considered as a Federal Officer in charge of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation. Includes written note from Phil Swing to "Roy." Letter drafted by the Chamber of Commerce? June 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: City Attorney, Palm Springs
Physical Description: Letter (Draft)
Folder 115

"Proposed Amendments Permitting A State Park to Preserve the Palm Canyons in the Event the National Monument Proposed If the Bill Should Fail of be Abandoned" NA

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Proposed Amendments
Folder 116

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman and Guy Pinney. Informs that the Land Sale bill has been pigeon-holed so that amendments can be integrated during the next session. Feels that testimonies of Purl Willis and Willie Marcus were discredited during hearings. June 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 117

Thomas Lipps to Earl Coffman. Encloses payment form Mrs. Wilshire. June 14, 1938

Creator/Collector: Thomas Lipps
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 118

To Mary Wilshire. Thanks Mary Wilshire for her contribution to the Indian Affairs Committee. June 14, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 119

Earl Coffman to Harry Sheppard. Asks to meet with Sheppard to discuss Indian affairs. June 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Box 2006.046.003

Box Inventory #003 1938-1946

Physical Description: 1 box; 122 folders
Folder 1

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. States that the Committee of Indian Affairs is satisfied with the result of the Land Sale hearings. States that retention of John Dady and Harold Quackenbush alone would be a gain. June 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 2

Donald Brodie to Earl Coffman. Encloses check to assist the Indian Affairs Committee. June 22, 1938

Creator/Collector: Donald Brodie
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 3

Leta Myers Smart to Harold Quackenbush. Thanks Quackenbush for commenting on the Marcus Pete-Robert Murray tax situation. Suggests that Quackenbush leave Palm Springs on his accord rather than wait to be fired. June 22, 1938

Creator/Collector: Leta Myers Smart
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 4

"Federation Fights Exploitation of Indians" July 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Los Angeles Times
Physical Description: Article
Folder 5

Harry sheppard to Earl Coffman. Requests a meeting at Banning. Addresses being criticized in regard to actions on H. R. 7450. July 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 6

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Suggests that Earl Coffman get in touch with Louise Gillespie of the California Federation of Women's Clubs in order to work against the influence of Purl Willis. July 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 7

Phil Boyd to Harold Quackenbush. Thanks Quackenbush for his services and wishes success in his new responsibilities. June 6, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 8

From ? to Earl Coffman. Encloses check. Expresses displeasure linking author with Doc Cliffton July 14, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 9

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Acknowledges payment. States he will be in Washington for another month to represent the Imperial Irrigation District. July 6, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 10

C. H. Sweetser (District Engineer) to A. C. Fulmor (County surveyor). States that Palm Canyon road does not meet requirements for federal funds. July 7, 1938

Creator/Collector: C. H. Sweetser
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 11

From Clark Kee to Warren Pinney. Sends updates regarding airport land negotiations. July 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Clark Kee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 12

Harld Quackenbush to R. McKenzie. States that it will be less expensive for Riverside County to maintain Palm Canyon Drive than the Department of the Interior-Bureau of Indian Affairs. July 11, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 13

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Sends updates on airport and rights of way negotiations. July 15, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 14

Earl Coffman to A. C. Fulmor (County Surveyor). Asks for federal funds to improve Garnet Road and Edom Road. July 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 15

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Forwards a check and states that Harold Quackenbush's commission has been renewed. July 18, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 16

Warren Pinney to Earl Coffman. Encloses letter from Phil Swing. Sends updates regarding the airport. July 22, 1938

Creator/Collector: Warren Pinney
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 17

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Forwards Land Sale hearings transcripts. Denies he is a "lobbyist." July 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 18

Earl Coffman to Verna Larson. Acknowledges donation to the Indian Affairs Committee in form letter. August 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 18

Earl Coffman to Donald Brodie. Acknowledges donation to the Indian Affairs Committee in form letter. August 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 18

Earl Coffman to Mary Wilshire. Acknowledges donation to the Indian Affairs Committee in form letter. August 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 19

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Thanks Swing for H. R. 7450 transcripts, asks for further information on Purl Willis' prosecution. August 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 20

Phil Swing to Warren Pinney. Asks for clarification on Section 18 leasing. August 15, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 21

Earl Coffman to Irving Snyder. Thanks Snyder for donation to the Indian Affairs Committee. August 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 21

Earl Coffman to Bank of America. Deposits check of Irving Snyder. August 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 22

Earl Coffman to R. L. Cowgill (Riverside County Chamber of Commerce). Thanks Cowgill for Stella Atwood's address. August 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 23

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that he's inquiring regarding status of Harold Quackenbush and the arrest of the Tribal Committee. August 25, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 24

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Requests a meeting in La Jolla or Palm Springs. September 9, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 25

To Earl Coffman. Forwards a donation check for $50.00. September 10, 1938

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 26

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Asks Coffman to plan a luncheon in the off chance Secretary Ickes may stop through Palm Springs. September 11, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 27

Earl Coffman to Hobart Garlick. Returns $50.00 check which Phil Swing did not accept. Requests $30.00 to return to Louis Gillespie home by taxi. November 1, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 28

J. R. Osherenko to Earl Coffman. Gives a negative opinion of Jack Forlein. November 2, 1938

Creator/Collector: J. R. Osherenko
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 29

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. States that Mr. Chamberlin is "endeavoring to defear" him (Sheppard) in Palm Springs. Confirms he will act in the interest of Palm Springs' citizens. November 7, 1938

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 30

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. suggests that Harry Sheppard send off a list of amendments to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in regard to proposed legislation. November 16, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 31

Earl Coffman to Hobart Garlick. Encloses bill from Tanner Motor Livery. December 6, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 32

Louis Gillespie to John Collier. Requests the government to purchase lands adjacent to the reservation. Suggests that advisors to tribal factions are taking advantage of them. December 10, 1938

Creator/Collector: Louis Gillespie
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 33

Louis Gillespie to Earl Coffman. Informs Coffman she has written to the authoritites and suggests metioning literature given to her by Purl Willis that is not very flattering to John Collier. December 11, 1938

Creator/Collector: Louis Gillespie
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 34

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. Offers to take messages to Harry Sheppard while is away. December 14, 1938

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 35

Delwin Smith to Earl Coffman. Informs that Sheridan Downey has received Coffman's letter. December 17, 1938

Creator/Collector: Delwin Smith
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 36

John Collier to Louis Gillespie. Informs that a Mr. Shipe and Mr. Faris have been sent to Palm Springs to protect the interests of the City of Palm Springs. Thanks Gillespie for her cooperation and help. December 21, 1938

Creator/Collector: John Collier
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 37

Earl Coffman to Louis Gillespie. Believes that Gillespie's letter to John Collier will convince him of the seriousness of the problem. Asks that Gillespie pursue copies of draft legislation from Walter Woelhke. December 23, 1938

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 38

To John Collier. Expresses desire to learn more about proposed legislation. January 12, 1939

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 39

To Walter Woehlke. Asks to view proposed legislation. January 12, 1939

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 40

Louis Gillespie to Earl Coffman. Asks if Coffman has read Walter Woehlike's article in the January issue of Indians at Work. January 18, 1939

Creator/Collector: Louis Gillespie
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 41

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that Walter Woehlke believes that Section 14 should not be sold and retained as income producing property. Swing suggests that the reservation status quo be maintained and pursing control of the Indian Canyons only. February 20, 1939

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 42

Louis Gillespie to Earl Coffman. Informs that Walter Woehlke states that no Palm Springs legislation has been drafted. February 28, 1939

Creator/Collector: Louis Gillespie
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 43

Earl Coffman to Louis Gillespie. Suggests that the new strategy of the Indian Affairs Committee is to obtain National Monument status for the Indian Canyons, addressing the issues specifically rather than on the whole. March 3, 1939

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 44

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. States that funding of Swing's idea would be impossible due to declining interest in the Indian Affairs Committee and subsequent lack of funding. March 14, 1939

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 45

Louis Gillespie to Earl Coffman. States that she is in accord with Coffman's opinion that the tribe should be remibursed or have the Park Service operate the National Monument for the financial benefit of the tribe. March 17, 1939

Creator/Collector: Louis Gillespie
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 46

C. J. Endres to A. F. Hicks. Requests information on behalf of Harold Ickes in regard to Phil Swing's employment by the Chamber of Commerce Indian Affairs Committee and activities in Washington DC. March 17, 1939

Creator/Collector: C. J. Endres
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 47

Earl Coffman to Phil Swing. Sends copies of Endres' letter (see folder #46) and informs Phil Swing that the records of the Chamber of Commerce will be open to inspection. March 18, 1939

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 48

Alvah Hicks to C. J. Endres. States that Earl Coffman was president of the Chamber of Commerce and that he will be willing to make the organization's records available. March 18, 1939

Creator/Collector: Alvah Hicks
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 49

Phil Swing to Earl Coffman. States that "P.W.A. has no longer right to investigate the files of the Palm Springs businessmen" but feels it can be of no harm. March 20, 1939

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 50

Expresses concern that self-management will become a form of government for the tribe. May 6, 1939

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Memorandum
Folder 51

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. States he will have one more try with the commissioner with reference to his report and plan. Signed as "Soon to be, Ex-Special Officer in Charge." May 7, 1939

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 52

States that he's had meetings with John Collier; that Collier has asked for a delay in proceedings against Purl Willis and the Tribal Committee. May 10, 1939

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Memorandum
Folder 53

Harold Quackenbush to S.L.A. Marshall (Detroit News). Asks for introduction to new Attorney General to consummate a federal court case. May 10, 1939

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 54

Palm Springs Band to John Collier. A petition for self-government covering elections, development, allotments, land use, and more. April 15, 1939

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Band of Mission Indians
Physical Description: Letter-Petition
Folder 55

Philip Boyd to Walter Woehlke. In response to 1939 petition (see folder #54) for self-government, Boyd states that leasehold rents are seen as undesirable due to lack of desirable investments in the inability to levy taxes on these lands; sees sale of Indian lands as desirable. Explains other perceived community problems. June 28, 1939

Creator/Collector: Philip Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 56a

"Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation: An outline of their relations, and suggestions for improvements and betterments" Argues for the sale of Indian lands to resolve the inability to control Indian lands. Argues against leasing of Indian lands due to perceived unfair tax advantages. Suggests that the Indian Canyons and hot springs be converted into public parks and that the tribe be relocated. Pages 1 through 18. NA

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Report
Folder 56b

"Palm Springs and the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation: An outline of their relations, and suggestions for improvements and betterments" Argues for the sale of Indian lands to resolve the inability to control Indian lands. Argues against leasing of Indian lands due to perceived unfair tax advantages. Suggests that the Indian Canyons and hot springs be converted into public parks and that the tribe be relocated. Pages 19 through 36. NA

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: Report
Folder 57

Philip Boyd to Sheridan Downey. Informs Sheridan Downey that the tribe's application for self-management has been approved by John Collier, under the direction of John Advisor, and that Harold Quackenbush has been transfered. States that "Palm Springs" is against proposed legislation that would lease Indian lands for 25-year terms. June 29, 1939

Creator/Collector: Philip Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 58

Earl Coffman to Harold Quackenbush. Thanks Quackenbush for his work. July 7, 1939

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 59

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Expresses gratitude for Coffman's letter of thanks. (See folder #58.) July 7, 1939

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 60

Elmer Thomas to Earl Coffman. Feels that the only way to resolve problems in Palm Springs is to sell of Indian lands. Promises to not take actions contrary to the "representatives of the Palm Springs community." July 18, 1939

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 60

Elmer Thomas to Warren Pinney. Feels that the only way to resolve problems in Palm Springs is to sell of Indian lands. Promises to not take actions contrary to the "representatives of the Palm Springs community." July 18, 1939

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 61

Earl Coffman to Elmer Thomas. States that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has "undone all the good work by [Harold] Quackenbush." Asks that no legislation be introduced that would legalize long term leasing. August 1, 1939

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 62

Elmer Thomas to Earl Coffman. Assures that no legislation will be enacted which goes against the wishes of Palm Springs citizens. August 9, 1939

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 63

Harry Sheppard to Philip Boyd. Forwards information on the Deficiency Bill on the employment of the a tribal manager. November 7, 1939

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 64

Philip Boyd to Earl Coffman. Forwards information on the Deficiency Bill on the employment of the a tribal manager. November 16, 1939

Creator/Collector: Philip Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 65

Hiram Johnson to Earl Coffman. Acknowledges receipt of letter pertaining to the leasing of lands to the City of Palm Springs for airport purposes. January 11, 1940

Creator/Collector: Hiram Johnson
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 66

"S. 3137: A Bill to ratify a lease entered into by certain Mission Indians of California." January 18, 1940

Creator/Collector: 76th Congress - 3D Session
Physical Description: Bill
Folder 67

Harold Quackenbush to Louis Mueller. Relates car breaking down in Arizona and injuring himself. February 18, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 68

Philip Boyd to Walter Woehlke. March 6, 1940

Creator/Collector: Philip Boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 69

Clark Kee to Philip Boyd. States that the airport bill is likely to pass any day. March 16, 1940

Creator/Collector: Clark Kee
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 70

Walter Woehlke to Philip Boyd. Responds to request regarding the status of airport legislation. Complains that the airport lease was poorly drafted. March 21, 1940

Creator/Collector: Walter Woehlke
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 71

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Writes of his new apartment in Arizona. March 22, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 72

Philip Boyd to Harry Sheppard. Forwards copies of Clark Kee and Walter Woehlike correspondence regarding airport legislation progress. April 2, 1940

Creator/Collector: Philip boyd
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 73

Millard Wright to Harold Quackenbush. Offers quote to restore burned palm trees to a more sightly appearance. May 2, 1940

Creator/Collector: Millard R. Wright Co.
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 74

Harold Quackenbush to Elmer Thomas. Forwards a background of the 1911 Tahquitz Water Agreement and information on its revision; inquires regarding land sale syndicates and legislation. May 16, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 75

Harry Sheppard to Philip Boyd. Reports that he "raised hell" about the tone of Walter Woehlke's letter and its criticism of the airport lease language. April 15, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 76

Harold Quackenbush to John Dady. Asks for funds to "restore" burned palms to Palm Canyon. May 16, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 77

Harold Quackenbush to John Dady. Feels that non-Indians residing reservation lands should be taxed possessory interest taxes. May 16, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 78

"H. R. 7738: An Act to amend the Act entitled 'An Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to lease or ell certain lands of the Agua Caliente or Palm Springs Reservation, California, for public airport use, and for other purposes.'" May 28, 1940

Creator/Collector: 76th Congress, 3D Session
Physical Description: Act
Folder 79

Elmer Thomas to Earl Coffman. Acknowledges lack of tribal support for Act but hopes to see bill amended and acted upon. June 5, 1940

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 80

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Suggests that bill was introduced by the Hays syndicate. States that the Tahquitz Water Agreement revision has been approved. June 6, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 81

Harold Quackenbush to Elmer Thomas. States that no one locally knew about the introduction of H. R. 7738. June 6, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 82

Harold Quackenbush to Elmer Thomas. Revises opinion that tribal members do not have serious objects to H. R. 7738. States that Will Hays has held a meeting with City of Palm Springs officials on legislation that would sell all or part of the reservation. June 12, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 83

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Forwards updates on the restoration of palms following the Palm Canyon fire, possessory taxes on reservation lands, and the result of the Tahquitz Water Agreement revision. July 16, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 84

Oscar Chapman to Phillip Boyd. Forwards airport lease draft and comments on enforcement of health and sanitary standards on reservation lands. Feels that possessory taxes on reservation lands are valid. July 31, 1940

Creator/Collector: Oscan Chapman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 85

To Harold Quackenbush. Thanks Quackenbush for updates on Palm Canyon restoration. August 2, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 86

John Dady to Earl Coffman. States that Nellie Coffman asks that Earl Coffman forward telegrams to John Collier she has written herself arguing against the transfer of John Dady. States that he is to be replaced by Alida Bowler formerly of the American Indian Defense Association. August 16, 1940

Creator/Collector: John Dady
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 87

John Dady to Harold Quackenbush. Thanks Quackenbush for completing the 1911 Tahquitz Water Agreement revision. Notes that the final signature was obtained from Nora Judd Powers. June 24, 1940

Creator/Collector: John Dady
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 88

Nellie Coffman to Earl Coffman. States that John Dady has come to her greatly upset that he is to be transferred. Asks Earl to send telegrams to John Collier both as an individual and as chairman of the Indain Affairs Committee. August 17, 1940

Creator/Collector: Nellie Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 89

John Dady to Earl Coffman. Follows up on request to write to John Collier protesting John Dady's transfer by asking Coffman not to mention where the request originated. Feels he is to be replaced unfairly by Alida Bowler. August 23, 1940

Creator/Collector: John Dady
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 90

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. States that the transfer of John Dady is unfortunate but feels he can be of no help due to the Hatch Bill. Asks that the Chamber of Commerce support the appointment of Carl Eardley due to his participation and knowledge of the 1938 hearings. August 24, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 91

Harry Sheppard to Earl Coffman. States he is against the transfer of John Dady and his replacement by a woman. Feels the transfer lends prestige to Purl Willis and Thomas Sloan. September 3, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harry Sheppard
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 92

Harold Quackenbush to Earl Coffman. Thanks Coffman for advocating against the transfer of John Dady. September 9, 1940

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 93

To Harold Quackenbush. States that author cannot be too active in the matter of John Dady's transfer so as to not embarras his present employers. August 30, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 94

To Harry Sheppard. Asks that John Dady not be transferred. August 30, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 95

To Hiram Johnson. Asks that John Dady not be transferred. August 30, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 96

To Daisy Gowd. Requests that the Indians of the valley would like to be investigated. August 30, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 97

To Elmer Thomas. Requests that John Dady not be transferred. August 30, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 98

To John Dady. Expresses concern that Dady may be transferred but cannot be more aggressive due to embarrassment that might be caused to the author's present employers. August 30, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 99

John Collier to Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indains. Replies to follow-up rescinding resolution to revoke the petition for self-government. John Dady responds to points that may have contributed to the desire to revoke it and does not accept the request due to its binding nature. Includes copy of petition for self-government with tribal roll. September 4, 1940

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Letter + Petition
Folder 100

Elmer Thomas to Earl Coffman. Confirms receiving Coffman's letter regarding the transfer of John Dady; states he will do what he can to retain him. September 5, 1940

Creator/Collector: Elmer Thomas
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 101

Daisy Goad to Earl Coffman. Imagines that the Indians "down there are a bit out of line" and should be investigated. September 5, 1940

Creator/Collector: Daisy Goad
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 102

Earl Coffman to John Phillips. Asks to meet with a contact in Washington to discuss the sale of reservation lands. May 23, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman, William Brophy
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 103

John Phillips to Earl Coffman. Attempts to organize a meeting between William Brophy and Coffman to discuss sale of reservation lands. May 26, 1945

Creator/Collector: John Phillips
Physical Description: Telegram
Folder 104

W. P. Rowe to Earl Coffman (Palm Springs Golf Course Committee). Provides potential locations for a public gold course. May 29, 1945

Creator/Collector: W. P. Rowe
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 105

Earl Coffman to John Phillips. Wishes meet with Phillips regarding acquiring an airport land lease, granting Western Air Lines and American Airlines rights to carry civilain passengers, and golf course matters. May 31, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 106

Frederick Colburn to Earl Coffman. Feels that "all sections within city limits should be obtained for white development," and finds the building of a public golf course to be the most pressing issue. June 12, 1945

Creator/Collector: Frederick Colburn
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 107

John Phillips to Earl Coffman. States that an appointment has been scheduled between William Brophy, Phillips, and Coffman. June 5, 1945

Creator/Collector: John Phillips
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 108

Earl Coffman to John Phillips. States that he's given the Chamber of Commerce a report of sessions with General George and William Brophy in Washington DC, and will do the same with the City of Palm Springs. July 6, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 109

Earl Coffman to William Brophy. Thanks for meeting Coffman in Washington DC and asks to accompany Brophy with John Dady to Palm Springs for an inspection trip. July 6, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 110

Earl Coffman to John Phillips. States that he's received long term lease legislation and is concerned that it will negatively affect the white community due to the "unfair distribution of tax burdern." July 20, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 111

John Phillips to Earl Coffman. States there will be no more Senate Indian Affairs Committee meeting before Fall. July 23, 1945

Creator/Collector: John Phillips
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 112

John Phillips to Earl Coffman. Sends updates on William Brophy's trip to the Western U.S. August 1, 1945

Creator/Collector: John Phillips
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 113

Earl Coffman to William Colburn. September 3, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 114

Earl Coffman to William Brophy. Expresses disappointment that William Brophy did not come to Palm Springs for an inspection and to discuss development of reservation lands. September 3, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 115

William Brophy to Earl Coffman. Appologizes that he could not travel to Palm Springs to study the Palm Springs land issues; will advise Coffman once his staff have studied Coffman's proposals. September 11, 1945

Creator/Collector: William Brophy
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 116

William Brophy to Earl Coffman. Advises that the present litigation Lee Arenas vs. United States will determine how to proceed with formulation of plans for "proper utiliztion" of reservation lands. September 28, 1945

Creator/Collector: William Brophy
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 117

"Map Shows Indian Land Sales to U.S." October 20, ????

Creator/Collector: The Times
Physical Description: News Article
Folder 118

Earl Coffman to Bureau of Indian Affairs. States desire to obtain a map showing Indian territory having lapsed into the public domain. October 31, 1945

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 119

Harry Harper to William Brophy. States desire for Brophy to visit Palm Springs. Thanks Harper for forwarding tax decisions information. January 1, 1946

Creator/Collector: Harry Harper
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 120

William Brophy to Harry Harper. Regrets that he cannot visit Palm Springs soon but informs that Walter Woehlke will do so. January 9, 1946

Creator/Collector: William Brophy
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 121

John Dady to Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Suggests that the Palm Springs Water Company install a required pipeline. June 21, 1946

Creator/Collector: John Dady
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 122

Nellie Coffman to John Dady. Thanks Dady for his efforts "for the betterment of the Palm Springs Indians." June 26, 1946

Creator/Collector: Nellie Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Box 2006.046.004

Box Inventory #004 1935-1949

Physical Description: 1 box; 110 folders
Folder 1

H. E. Wadsworth to Earl Coffman. Replies that he only has the 1923 allotment schedule and does not have the 1927 schedule. Expresses desire for hot springs reserve lease for sanitorium purposes. January 13, 1947

Creator/Collector: Harry Wadsworth
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 2

Earl Coffman to C. H. Perdew. Forwards toll charges for enterance to Indian Canyons. Asks if a monthly payment for Desert Inn guests can be arranged. February 13, 1947

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 3

"Interior Dept. Wants State Take Over Calif. Indians" April 24, 1947

Creator/Collector: Limelight News
Physical Description: News Article
Folder 4

Requests additional copies of letter to Herbert Samson (Chairman Indian Affairs Committee), William Alisworth (City Manager), William Colburn, Frank Cather.

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Memo
Folder 5

Harry Wadsworth to Earl Coffman. Explains that Section 10 was tentatively alloted to Amado Miguel, Ruth St Marie, and Anna Pierce but that they were not approved. States that competency must be proven before fee patente are issued. February 18, 1947

Creator/Collector: H. E. Wadsworth
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 6

Earl Coffman to Harry Harper. Forwards Harry Wadsworth's letter on Section 10 tenative allotments (see folder #5) and suggests securing Section 10 for golf course purposes. February 20, 1947

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 7

Earl Coffman to Harry Wadsworth. Thanks Wadsworth for clarifying allotment procedures. February 20, 1947

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 8

Earl Coffman to Herbert Samson. Forwards copy of H. E. Wadsworth's letter on Section 10 allotments (see folder #5). February 20, 1947

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 9A

"S. 1685: A Bill to remove restrictions on the property and moneys belonging to the individual enrolled members of the Hoopa, Mission, and Sacramento Tribes of California, to provide for the liquidation of tribal property and distribution of the proceeds thereof, to confer complete citizenship upon such Indians, and for other purposes." July 16, 1947

Creator/Collector: 80th Congress, 1st Session
Physical Description: Bill: S. 1685
Folder 9B

Report on S. 1685. Suggests that S. 1685 is a prelude to the Department of the Interior's withdrawl from California. States that attorney Eugene Graves is encouraging the tribe to support long-term leases rather than land sale.

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Report
Folder 10

"S. 186: A Bill to emancipate United States Indians in certain cases." January 5, 1949

Creator/Collector: 81th Congress, 1st Session
Physical Description: Bill: S. 186
Folder 11A

"H. R. 6273: A Bill to provide for disposition of lands on the Cabazon, Augustine, and Torres-Martinez Indian Reservations." April 20, 1948

Creator/Collector: 80th Congress, 2nd Session
Physical Description: Bill: H. R. 6273
Folder 11B

JP to Earl Coffman. comments on H. R. 6273. May 7, 1948

Creator/Collector: JP
Physical Description: Note
Folder 12

"H. R. 6457: A Bill to provide for disposition of lands on the Cabazon, Augustine, and Torres-Martinez Indian Reservations." May 5, 1948

Creator/Collector: 80th Congress, 2nd Session
Physical Description: Bill: H. R. 6457
Folder 14

"H. R. 6051: A Bill to provide for the relief and welfare of the Agua Caliente Band of Mission Indians of Palm Springs, California; for the withdrawl of Federal supervision; for the control of its property by its tribal council; for a corporation of its members to manage and improve its lands; for certain alloments, patents, and leases; and for other purposes." March 30, 1948

Creator/Collector: 80th Congress, 2nd Session
Physical Description: Bill: H. R. 6051
Folder 15

States that Harry Harper has additional copies of document.

Creator/Collector: John Phillips
Physical Description: Note
Folder 16

Lyle Newcomer to Earl Coffman. Forwards copy of H. R. 4616 and news article. June 13, 1949

Creator/Collector: Lyle Newcomer
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 17

Earl Coffman to Lyle Newcomer. Returns copy of H. R. 4616. June 14, 1949

Creator/Collector: Earl Coffman
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 18A

"Indians Want Freedom: Tribe Tells U. S. Agents of situation, Want To Be Free From White Man's Rule Is Testimony" March 19, 1948

Creator/Collector: Desert Sun
Physical Description: News Artilce
Folder 18B

"Indian Powwow on Lands Bill This Sunday" March 12, 1948

Creator/Collector: Limelight News
Physical Description: News Artilce
Folder 19

"Re Status of Palm Canyon and Indian Lands" Wish list or plan for disposing of reservation lands and expansion of Palm Springs. ????

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: List
Folder 20

Bob Wolcott to Earl Coffman. Asks Coffman to be interviewed by NBC regarding the "Indian land situation." ????

Creator/Collector: Bob Wolcott
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 21

"Statement on the Palm Springs Situation" Offers an interpretation of land use issues in Palm Springs and possible future actions. ????

Creator/Collector: Walter Woehlke
Physical Description: Statement
Folder 22

Yellow Cab Company tickets (2). List of surnames. ????

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Tickets and List
Folder 23

To Sam Collins. Argues against leases for reservation lands on the basis they would represent a tax-haven for competing businesses. December 30, 1935

Creator/Collector: Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 24

Frank Bennett to Indian Affairs Committee members. Announces that regular meetings will be called to discuss problems relating to Indians and their reservation lands. Lists Indian Affairs Committee members names. May 15, 1936

Creator/Collector: Frank Bennett
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 25

Gene to Earl Coffman. States that Sam will do everything to kill proposed legislation.

Creator/Collector: Gene
Physical Description: Letter
Folder 26A

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Josephine Vorous, Public Stenographer. January 13, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Camber of Commerce
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 26B

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Josephine Vorous, Public Stenographer. January 11, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Camber of Commerce
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 26C

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Josephine Vorous, Public Stenographer. January 16, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Camber of Commerce
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 26D

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Josephine Vorous, Public Stenographer. January 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Camber of Commerce
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 26E

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Josephine Vorous, Public Stenographer. January 23, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Camber of Commerce
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 26F

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Josephine Vorous, Public Stenographer. February 11, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Camber of Commerce
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 27A

Receipt February 18, 1937

Creator/Collector: NA
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 27B

Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce to Josephine Vorous, Public Stenographer. February 20, 1937

Creator/Collector: Palm Springs Camber of Commerce
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 28A

Department of the Interior to Guy Pinney. January 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Department of the Interior
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 28B

Department of the Interior to Guy Pinney. January 25, 1937

Creator/Collector: Department of the Interior
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 29

Phil Swing to Indian Affairs Committee. January 15, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 30

Beryl Mercer to Special Committee Philip Boyd. January 4, 1937

Creator/Collector: Beryl Mercer
Physical Description: Invoice
Folder 31A

Phil Swing to Indian Affairs Committee. February 10, 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Invoice
Folder 31B

Phil Swing to Indian Affairs Committee for representing the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce in April. 1937

Creator/Collector: Phil Swing
Physical Description: Invoice
Folder 32

Indian Affairs Committee to Guy Pinney. October 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 33

Indian Affairs Committee to Guy Pinney. October 1937

Creator/Collector: Guy Pinney
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 34

Shannon to Marie Scott. November 16, 1937

Creator/Collector: Shannon, Sec
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 35

Indian Affairs Committee to Guy Pinney. December 1, 1937

Creator/Collector: Budget Committee
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 36

Harold Quackenbush to Marie Scott. November 29, 1937

Creator/Collector: Harold Quackenbush
Physical Description: Receipt
Folder 37

National Park Service to Earl Coffman. Thanks Coffman for his report analyzing the "complex land problems at Palm Springs." Plans visit to study "the new monument." December 24, 1936