American Indian Oral History : The Duke Collection
Location: Microfiche Cabinet 3, Drawer 5
"Sponsored by Doris Duke, the American Indian Oral History Collection,
grew out of a program of Indian oral history designed to give Indians an
opportunity to express their own views on their heritage and place in American
history. Tape-recorded testimony, taken from members of most of the Indian
tribes in Oklahoma, has been transcribed without changes.
This oral history represents Indians' own perspective on the historical
process in which they have been involved, and their aspirations and feelings as
they search for a meaningful existence within the context of our plural
society." (Microform Research Collections: A Guide Ref Z 1033 M5
How to search the collection:
The index to the Duke American Indian Oral History collection is
on microfilm at Microfilm E 78 .045 D8. It is a reproduction of a catalog
card collection which is by subject. This catalog covers three volumes and is
reproduced on eight reels of microfilm.
Here is how to find something:
1. Reel through the microfilm of the index to the Duke American Indian
Oral History Collection microfilm until you find the subject that
2. Most subject cards have the number for an interview in the
American Indian Oral History Collection. These are always prefaced by
a "T" for transcript. Write down the transcript number and the page number
from the subject card. For Example:
Alcoholic beverages, mention of T-194 p.10
3. The beginning of
the first reel of the index has a guide which lists each transcript by
number and the fiche number on which it is found (as seen below). This
guide has been printed out and placed beside the index to the Duke American
Indian Oral History Collection at the following call number - Microfilm E 78
.045 D8 Guide.
4. Go to Microfiche Cabinet 3, Drawer 5 and pull out the
microfiche number that you need. In this case "179".
5. Go to T-194, p. 10 on the microfiche 179.
The volume number does not have much to do with finding anything
in this collection.
There also seem to be some transcripts which are not on the
Index to the Duke Indian Oral History Collection.
Greenwich, Conn. : Johnson Associates, 1981 (Microfilm E 78 O45 D8.)
For more information about this subject in our Library
Catalog, check out these
Time Period: 20th Century
Subject Keywords: Native American Studies, U. S. History
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