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Institute of American Indian Arts Archives Acquires Lloyd H. New Papers

Santa Fe, NM | Nov 24, 2010 –

The archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is proud to announce the acquisition of the Lloyd H. New Papers. New’s widow, Aysen New of Santa Fe, New Mexico, generously donated the collection to IAIA on November 12, 2010. 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 and 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 of Indian education in the post-termination period of U.S. Indian affairs.

The collection documents in detail New’s activities as an accomplished textile artist in Scottsdale during the 1950s, his lifelong dedication to Indian education and his work at IAIA in various capacities until his death in 2002. New’s various posts as a member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board and 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.

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 abound within the collection. 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.

Archival processing of the 50 cubic feet of correspondence, reports, publications, manuscripts, speeches, photographs and audio/visual materials may take many months to complete. However, interested researchers may contact the archives to view the preliminary inventory of the New Papers.

About IAIA
IAIA’s mission is to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach. Offering degrees in studio arts, creative writing, new media arts, Indigenous liberal studies, and museum studies, IAIA is the only college in New Mexico with National Association of Schools of Art and Design accreditation. IAIA is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges.

Contact Information

Ryan Flahive
505-424-5743
rflahive@iaia.edu