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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

Featured Collections

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.

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Trustrim 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.

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Masterworks 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.

This project generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Digital Library Collections

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

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Membership Has Its Benefits

Your membership to the Heard pays for itself in as little as two visits. Enjoy free museum admission, invitations to members-only events, discounts for events and the Museum Shop, and a host of additional perks that will elevate your cultural journey.