N. Scott Momaday papers
Scope and Contents
- Majority of material found within 1950s-2012
Conditions Governing Access
Boxes 21, 27, 30, 40, 42, 80, 87-89, 147 (audiovisual materials): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 45-46 (record album storage): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 106-107 (digital media): Restricted fragile material. Access copies of digital files may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
168.42 Linear Feet ((126 boxes) + 4 art, 16 broadside, 2 record album storage, 1 roll)
Language of Materials
N. Scott Momaday
Momaday has written seventeen books of fiction, poetry, drama and history. His novel House Made of Dawn received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969. Momaday is the founder of the Rainy Mountain Foundation and Buffalo Trust, a nonprofit organization working to preserve Native American cultures.
This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the N. Scott Momaday Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- December 2018
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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