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Chicago American Indian Oral History Pilot Project . : Chicago American Indian Oral History Project Records, 1982-1985

Reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, and edited typewritten transcripts of oral interviews with twenty-three long-time American Indian residents of Chicago completed as part of a project conducted under the auspices of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and funded by the Illinois Humanities Council, 1982-1984. Also a published index and finding aid to the transcripts, an unpublished manuscript entitled "Native Voices in the City" incorporating excerpts from the interviews, and cassette tapes of three community meetings sponsored by the project.
Extent: 5.4 linear feet - (13 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Indians and the West, Newberry Library
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Oral History
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All tapes of oral history interviews and selected transcripts restricted by interviewees are closed and are not available to researchers. Excerpts from both closed and open interviews contained in the unpublished manuscript "Native Voices in the City" are open for research. To gain access to the materials researchers must read and agree to the conditions outlined in two forms: the Newberry Library's "Application for the Use of Manuscript Collections" form, and the Chicago American Indian Oral History Project's "Oral History Transcript Use Contract" form. Interview transcripts are available one at a time in the Special Collections reading room. Transcripts may not be reprinted or copied in their entirety without the permission of the Advisory Committee to the Chicago American Indian Oral History Project; limited copying of transcript materials is permitted. The publication of excerpts or quotations from the transcripts requires the permission of the Newberry Library. Segments of interviews appearing in "Native American Voices" may be reprinted with proper standard citation.