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The records were generated by the business activities of the Indian Arts Fund (IAF), now part of the Indian Arts Research Center, a division of the School for Advanced Research (formerly School of American Research) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The collection spans the IAF founding in 1922 to its merger and dissolution in 1972. The original goal of the IAF was to collect and preserve both ancient and modern Indian art. Files in the collection consist of administrative documents, reports, publications, a large amount of correspondence, financial records, a few photographs, and extensively detailed accession books of IAF collected art objects. Prominent figures involved with the IAF include Kenneth M. Chapman, Margretta S. Stewart, H. P. Mera, Betty Toulouse, Mary C. Wheelwright, George Bloom, Stanley Stubbs, John Gaw Meem, and Amelia Elizabeth White. Many organizations and businesses in Santa Fe and across the country were associated with the IAF during its decades of operation, such as trading posts, museums, and art galleries, particularly the Museum of New Mexico and the Laboratory of Anthropology.

Cite as: Indian Arts Fund records, School for Advanced Research Library, Santa Fe, NM.

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