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Clarice Bolick collection on the American Indian

Identifier: AC-177

Scope and Contents

The collection includes publications, photographs, ephemera, and correspondence focused predominantly on Native American history as well as events contemporary to the 1940-60s. There are folders focused on the PHS Indian Hospital in Arizona and Bacone College in Oklahoma. A few documents are related to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Photographs are duplicates of archival photographs produced by the Smithsonian.


  • Creation: 1838-1974


The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

No interlibrary loan.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Historical note

Clarice Bolick was a resident of Watauga County interested in Native American culture and history. Bolick died in 1993 at the age of 100.

Bacone College is a Baptist college located in Muscogee, Oklahoma. It was originally chartered in 1881 as Indian University to provide a Christian education to members of the Indian Nations.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)


The Clarice Bolick Indian Collection contains materials regarding American Indians, particularly Plains Indians. Materials include newspaper article clippings, pamphlets, booklets, a few photographs, and one letter to Clarice Bolick.


The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The accession number is MIC. This collection was opened to the public on 12 November 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, 1994; Kathryn Staley, 12 November 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, 28 June 2005; Reprocessed by Trevor McKenzie, November 2012. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Missing Title

  1. Bacone College
  2. Indians of North America
AC.177: Clarice Bolick American Indian Collection, 1838 - 1971
Processed by: Deborah Bell, Kathryn Staley; machine-readable finding aid created by: Kathryn Staley
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository