The Artists Resource Collection is a cornerstone of the Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives. This burgeoning collection offers information on nearly 25,000 traditional to contemporary American Indian artists, performers and writers. Materials collected are business cards, journal and newspaper articles, photographs, digital files, resumes, exhibition catalogues, correspondence, documented interviews and gallery announcements to name a few. Each file also includes a fact sheet that provides basic biographical information, a list of the artist’s exhibitions, fairs and markets, awards and prizes, and citations to published resources about the artist based upon Library holdings. The files also indicate if the artist is represented in the object collections of the Heard Museum.
Supported by American Indian artists, the Artists Resource Collection is continually expanding with new information and new names. Artists are the best source for accurate information. To ensure the continued growth and quality of the Artists Resource Collection, artists and their galleries are encouraged to include the Library and Archives on their distribution and mailing lists. In addition, the Library and Archives seeks resumes, photographs of artwork and copies of printed materials concerning artists or their work. A questionnaire for American Indian artists is available.
To send information about any American Indian artist, please submit material to:
Native American Artists Resource Collection
Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004