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Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Central Classified Files, 1907-1939

Location: Microfilm E93 R43 1995


The documents of the Central Classified Files are arranged alphabetically by the names of the agencies, reservations, and tribes that the BIA supervised. The library owns Series B Indian Customs and Social Relations, which consists of official and personal correspondence, tribal name lists, memoranda, petitions, agenda, reports, news clippings, pamphlets, minutes of meetings, press releases, marriage certificates, and congressional documents. Many of the documents and correspondence pertain to these subject areas: Indian conferences; feasts, festivals, and powwows; dances; language; marriage and divorce; government charters, constitutions, and bylaws; and amusements and athletics.

How to search the collection

There is a guide which has a reel index, a principle correspondent index and a subject index.


Guide to the Microfilm Edition of Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Central Classified Files, 1907-1939.  (Microfilm E 93 R43 1995 Guide)

For more information about this subject in our Library Catalog, check out these
Subject Categories:

United States. Office of Indian Affairs -- Archives.

Indians of North America -- Government relations -- 1869-1934 -- Sources.

Indians of North America -- Social life and customs.

Time Period: 20th Century  

Subject keywords: Native American Studies