JoAnne Peden Collection on the Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation

 Collection
Identifier: NC1329

Scope and Contents

JoAnne Peden, in her work over the years, collected and created a number of documents about Fort McDermitt and the Indian Reservation there. Series 1 contains materials from Professor Elmer Rusco concerning the McDermitt Reservation, Paiute Indian history, his paper delivered to the Great Basin Anthropological Conference (1984), as well as notes, some correspondence, and copies of documents he made during one of his trips to the National Archives.

Series 2 contains copies of oral history interview transcripts with Herman Crutcher and Betty Crutcher of Fort McDermitt made by Peden with Paiute individuals for UNR Oral History Program. It also contains a draft of a narrative to be used with the documentary, "Red Mountain Dwellers."

Dates

  • 1965-2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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.

Biographical / Historical

JoAnne Peden is an anthropologist who works primarily with the Paiute Tribes in Nevada. Peden was employed by the University of Nevada Oral History Project before it was closed in 2007. Over the years, she worked closely with other anthropologists and ethnographers, including Elmer Rusco. Rusco is best known for his work with under-represented communities in Nevada.

Extent

0.41 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

JoAnne Peden is an anthropologist who works primarily with the Paiute Tribes in Nevada. The collection contains materials from Professor Elmer Rusco concerning the McDermitt Reservation, Paiute Indian history, his paper delivered to the Great Basin Anthropological Conference (1984), notes, some correspondence, and copies of National Archives documents. It also includes copies of oral history interview transcripts made by Peden with Paiute individuals for UNR Oral History Program and a draft narrative to be used with the documentary, "Red Mountain Dwellers."

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1) Elmer Rusco Research Materials; 2) JoAnne Peden Research Materials

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by JoAnne Peden in May 2016.

Related Materials

Related archival materials held by the UNR Special Collections Department: 88-28, Elmer R. Rusco collection on ethnicity and race in Nevada 90-85, Elmer R. Rusco collection on ethnicity and race in Nevada 2004-08, Elmer R. Rusco Papers 92-31, Origins of the Indian reorganization act

Related archival materials held by University Archives: AC 0428, Elmer R. Rusco Papers

Title
Guide to the JoAnne Peden Collection on Fort McDermitt Indian Reservation
Status
Completed
Author
Jessica Maddox
Date
July 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

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

Contact:
Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno Nevada 89557-0322 USA
775-682-5665
775-682-5724 (Fax)