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Digital Library

The Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives has an extensive collection of documentary and photographic works on American Indians with an emphasis on indigenous people in the Greater Southwest. The Digital Library represents a virtual selection from the archives, library and art collections including:

  • Photographs both historic and modern
  • Repository guides
  • Broadsides, booklets and brochures
  • Correspondence
  • Artists’ biography reports
  • Drawings and prints
  • Images of art objects

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Featured Collections

Call number: RC 284(1)2.1 Title: Phoenix Indian School Students on Parade Date: 1929 Physical Description: 3 ½ x 6 inch, black and white photographic print.

Phoenix Indian School Students on Parade, c. 1929

Phoenix Indian School Historic Photographs
The Heard Museum requests your help in identifying the people, places, and activities in photographs from the Phoenix Indian School. The photographs cover several decades from the school’s history.

If you are able to provide any information on the photos, please click on the word “COMMENTS” located at the bottom of the record for each photograph to share your information.

Digital Library: Trustrim Connell CollectionTrustrim Connell Collection

Collection RC5 consists of approximately 170 photographic prints. Most are formal, posed portraits of Native Americans in Indian Territory (Oklahoma). Most photographs are identified by name of individual and tribe. Also some photographs of camp scenes, agency buildings, dwellings of officers’ families, trading posts, and boarding schools. Most photographs are by either William S. Soule or Cossand & Mosser.


Masterworks Arts and Artists Series

The Masterworks Series of exhibits and accompanying catalogs (“Hold Everything,” “Be Dazzled,” and “So Fine”) by the Heard Museum brought Native voices to the interpretation of its collections by inviting American Indian artists to serve as guest curators for each exhibit. The online Masterworks Series links the artwork featured in the three exhibits and catalogs with selected archival holdings on each artist in the Heard Museum Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives. View the collection online →

NEA Art WorksThis project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Digital Library Collections

Digitized resources selected primarily from the archival collections in the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives.

Library Hours

Library will be closed June 16 through late 2016 due to construction
Hours after reopening:

10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Hours are subject to change.
Appointments are encouraged.

Contact the Library and Archives

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives
Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

2nd Floor, Upper Level North
Marguerite S. Roll Research Wing
ADA accessible by elevator

Mario Nick Klimiades
Library and Archives Director

Betty Murphy

Phone: 602.251.0281

Permission to Publish

All requests to reproduce materials from the Library and Archives’ holdings require a completed Request for Reproductions/Application for Permission to Publish Form. The applicant agrees to abide by all terms, conditions and provisions of this agreement.

Download the Request For Reproduction / Application for Permission to Publish Form (Updated June 2013)