Omer Call Stewart Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 86-03
This collection was given to the Special Collections Department in 1986 by Dr. Stewart. The contents pertain specifically to the Pitt River Indians of northeastern California. The contents include U.S. government documents pertaining to the Pitt River Indians, including treaties, presidential messages, Congressional reports and messages, and reports of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs; newspaper and journal articles; and maps. Some printed material was transferred to the Special Collections or general library book stacks but the title pages of these materials was photocopied and included in this collection.

Dates

  • 1939-1980

Creator

Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Materials must be used on-site; advance notice suggested. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Extent

2.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes)

Abstract

Material relates to Pitt River Indians of California. The contents include U.S. government documents pertaining to the Pitt River Indians, including treaties, presidential messages, Congressional reports and messages, and reports of the Commissioners of Indian Affairs, newspaper and journal articles, and map.

Biographical Note

Dr. Omer Call Stewart was professor emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder. He was a student of A.L. Kroeber, Robert H. Lowie, and Carl Sauer and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Stewart began his fieldwork in 1937; his areas of expertise were Indians of the Great Basin region of the western United States, the Native American Church, and peyotism. He was the author of many journal articles and books on those topics.

Arrangement

Unarranged.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Omer Stewart on March 7, 1986.

Creator

Title
A Guide to the Records of Omer Call Stewart
Status
completed
Author
Susan Searcy
Date
September 1991
Description rules
dacs

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nevada, Reno. Special Collections Department Repository

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