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MS 408- James Canan Collection, 1956-1994

By Annie Stratton, 2019

Collection Overview

Title: MS 408- James Canan Collection, 1956-1994

Predominant Dates:1958

Creator: Canan, James

Extent: 11.0 Cubic Feet

Arrangement: The collection is broken into seven series; government documents, publications, United States Department of the Interior Field Executives Management Conference, Social Programs and Economic Opportunities Conference, notes, correspondence and awards, and photographs. Within the series the folders are organized by year.

Date Acquired: 01/18/2010

Languages: English [eng]


This collection contains the personal papers of James Canan. James Canan worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs between the years of 1956-1994. The collection has a mixture of publications, personal notes, and federal governement records all pertaining to the Bureau of Indian Affairs and issues that affected that line of work. The pieces in this collection are helpful when researching the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the civil rights movement.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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This collection includes 105 folders that contain federal governement publications, newspaper clippings, publications of scholarly articles, materials from conferences, photographs, maps, and personal notes that James Canan collected during his years working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: McCracken Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.  Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation or publication. Contact McCracken Research Library for more information.

Acquisition Source: MaryAnn Canan

Acquisition Method: This collection was a gift from MaryAnn Canan.

Preferred Citation: Canan Collection, MS 408, McCracken Research Library, Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Box and Folder Listing