Access Policies for Native American Archival Materials - Case Studies

The Protocols for Native American Archival Materials establish best practices for the culturally responsive care and use of Native American archival materials, particularly materials that are housed in non-tribal institutions. This series of case studies, sponsored by the Native American Archivists Section of SAA, helps archivists, librarians, museum curators, and other professionals who work with Native American archival materials see how the Protocols have been adapted for use in a variety of institutional contexts. More broadly, these case studies highlight evolving access policies to Native American materials, whether or not these policies are based specifically on the Protocols.

Learn how to submit a case study to this series.

Case Studies Series Co-editors:

ROSE BUCHANAN, National Archives and Records Administration

CAITLIN HAYNES, Smithsonian Transcription Center


Archival Initiatives for the Indigenous Collections at the American Philosophical Society