Materials from Bureau of Indian Affairs on Arizona Memory Project

May 25, 2021, 4:25 AM
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PHOENIX — Materials from one of the oldest federal agencies are now available on the Arizona Memory Project.

The 11 materials in the collection come from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and shows the agency’s evolving role over the past two centuries.

The collection contains federal materials such as constitutions and bylaws of tribes, corporate charters, newsletters and statistics.

“My hope is that making this collection digitally available will help to shine light on the long and storied history of indigenous peoples and agencies in the U.S. and I’m proud to contribute to that effort,” Jose Juarez-Moncada, a federal documents library associate, said in a press release from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

The collection will be available online indefinitely and on all digital devices.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs was created by Congress in 1775 and was renamed in 1824.

The Arizona Memory Project gives online access for free to primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries and other cultural institutions.

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Materials from Bureau of Indian Affairs on Arizona Memory Project