Native American History and Collection
Collection Number: P-110
History of this Collection
This collection was established in the mid-1990’s to augment strong existing manuscript collections in the area of Native American Studies, and as a means to document, preserve, and make available scarce and ephemeral publications documenting the history and culture of Native Americans.
Overview/Highlights of Collection
UC Davis offers a doctoral program in Native American Studies. As such we seek to supplement and provide additional support for research and education in Native American Studies.
- History of Indian tribes of the American West.
- Indian Rights Movement.
- Tribal publications in California and the West.
The Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center has a significant collection of books on Native Americans. The collection also includes some examples of Native American craftsmanship in pottery and baskets. One highlight of Michael Harrison’s collection is a complete folio set of Edward Curtis’s “The North American Indian”. For more information on this see the Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center Collection. See also the Manuscript Collections in Ethnic Studies.