Library & Archives Artists Files

Native American Artists Resource Collection

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.

Download the Native American Artists Resource Collection fact sheet

Call to American Indian Artists

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.

Download the Artist Questionnaire

To send information about any American Indian artist, please submit material to:

Native American Artists Resource Collection
Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives
Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602.251.0228
mario@heard.org

Library Hours


Library will be closed June 16 through mid-October due to construction
Hours after mid-October 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
mario@heard.org

Betty Murphy
Librarian
bmurphy@heard.org

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)