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IAIA Archives Receives State Grant to Process Lloyd H. New Papers

Santa Fe, NM | Jun 14, 2012 –

The archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) recently received a $6,678 grant from the New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board to hire a contract archivist to aid in the processing of the papers of Lloyd H. New, a founder and past president of IAIA.

The grant will support processing of the 50 cubic feet of correspondence, reports, publications, manuscripts, speeches and photographs of New, which were donated in November 2012 by his widow, Aysen New of Santa Fe.

Lloyd H. New, known professionally as Lloyd “Kiva” New, was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1961 as the first art director of IAIA. He held the position of president of the Institute from 1968 until his retirement in 1978. The Lloyd H. New Papers will reshape the written history of IAIA and Indian education in the post-termination period of U.S. Indian Affairs.

As the philosophical founder of IAIA, New’s writings on the purpose, goals and future of IAIA are crucial to understanding the unique and experimental nature of the Institute’s curriculum. A highlight of the New Papers is his body of literary manuscripts. New’s philosophical writings on multicultural education, IAIA, American Indian art and museum development are abound within the collection.

The collection also details New’s activities as an accomplished textile artist in Scottsdale during the 1950s and his lifelong dedication to Indian until his death in 2002. New’s various posts as a member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, his involvement in the development of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Turtle Museum in Niagara Falls are also at the forefront of the collection, which will complete review by June 2013.

For more information on this important collection, contact:

Ryan Flahive
Archivist IAIALibrary
Work Phone: (505) 424-5743
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