Hidden Treasures of Native American Studies at The Evergreen State College


The collections contain documentation of curriculum preparation and teaching of our nationally recognized college's Native American studies (NAS) extending over the past 41 years, including: syllabi, lecture notes, research analyses, reports, interviews, meeting minutes, correspondence, histories, genealogies, images, publications, and audio-video presentations by faculty teaching in the NAS and related Master of Public Administration Tribal Governance program. We receive frequent requests from scholars to review these materials. The records aggregate mostly unprocessed materials from deceased or emeriti faculty, including Riley Adams (Kikiallus' guest scholar), Jovana Brown (MA, MLS, & Ph. D. Political Science), Craig Carlson (PhD English), Lynn DeDanaan (MA Anthropology; PhD Cultural Anthropology), Carolyn Dobbs (MA Political Science; M Urban Planning; PhD Urban Planning), Russell Fox (M Urban Planning), Mary Ellen Hillaire (Lummi--MSW & MEd), Lovern King (M Communications; PhD Policy, Governance & Administration), Carol Minugh (Gros Ventrer--MS Education Administration; DEd Higher Education Administration), Mary Nelson (Colville--MA Art, Anthropology & Minority Studies), Linda Moon Stumpff (Apache-Seminole--MA Public Administration & Regional Planning; PhD Public Administration, Regional Planning, Land Management & Public Policy), David Whitener (Squaxin--MEd Public School Administration), and former Provost Barbara Leigh Smith (MA, PhD Political Science).


Cataloging Hidden Collections

Amount Awarded

Year Added



The Evergreen State College


  • Dorothea Collins

Collection Size

88 cubic feet

Date Range

1950 - 2012

Geographic Scope

The primary geographic range is the Pacific Northwest including materials of indigenous cultures in New Zealand and Canada.