The Stanford University Archives is pleased to announce that it has recently accessioned extensive media holdings from the Native American Cultural Center (NACC), including reel-to-reel language tapes, and VHS tapes and DVDs containing recordings of Native Research Forums, the Hanitchak Lecture Series, Native Graduation, and Hall of Fame Induction and Alumni Dinner events. Also included in the transfer are photographs of Native alumni, copies of the Stanford Native Community Newsletter, and posters of the Stanford Powwow. All materials date from ~1970-2014.
These items constitute the first materials transferred from the Native American Cultural Center. The Archives is delighted to serve as a repository for these important collection materials reflecting over four decades of NACC programming and outreach to the Stanford community.
The collection couldn’t have been transferred at a better time. In mid-December, the Old Union offices housing the NACC flooded. Staff from the SUL Preservation Department arrived at the site within minutes. Within 24 hours, all media were transferred from the office to the dry, secure storage the Library provides for its collections.
The Archives looks forward to continuing to work with NACC in the future to collect additional materials that shed further light on Native student life at Stanford.