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Series 7: Exhibition Labels and Oversize


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Scope and Content of the Collection

From the Collection:

Exhibition photographs by Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cabanban, Joe Kazumura, F. Peter Weil and Leroy Wesaw, of the Chicago American Indian community.

The eighty-three photographs in the "Seeing Indian in Chicago" exhibition document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. They depict the group life and activities of the American Indian Center (AIC) such as camera club outings, pow wows, the basketball team and expositions. There are also shots of family members of the American Indian photographers (Battise, Bearskin and Wesaw). After the exhibition photographs is a series of exhibit labels, with a box of oversize material at the end.

Select photographs have been digitized and are available on Digital Newberry.


Conditions Governing Access

The Seeing Indian in Chicago Exhibition records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Arrangement note

Arranged alphabetically. Oversize box for the collection follows the exhibit labels.

Repository Details

Part of the The Newberry Library - Modern Manuscripts and Archives Repository

60 West Walton Street
Chicago Illinois 60610 United States