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M. James Slack papers

Call Number: WA MSS S-4440
Content Description

Artwork, photographs, and other papers created by M. James Slack and collected by John R. Beeder, circa 1882-2007. A portion of the material relates to Slack's work documenting Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico as part of the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934.

Included in the collection are Slack's diary for 1937, correspondence (primarily to Rosamond F. Slack as Curator at Fort Garland), and newspaper clippings (primarily relating to Fort Garland).

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Boxes 6-7 (santos): Restricted fragile material. For further information consult the appropriate curator.

Conditions Governing Use

The M. James Slack Papers is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the estate of John R. Beeder. Purchased from Walkabout Books on the Frederick W. and Carrie S. Beinecke Fund for Western Americana, 2016. Slack family tree and portrait of M. James Slack gift of Amy Beeder, 2016 December.


Organized into two series: I. Materials Relating to Acoma Pueblo and the Historic American Buildings Survey, 1934-2007. II. Other Materials, circa 1882-1975.

circa 1882-2007
3.09 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Related Names
Slack, M. James, 1894-1951
Beeder, John R., 1932-2015
Language of Materials