Gustavus E.E. Lindquist Native American Photographs Now Available Online
NEW YORK, August 23, 2012 –

Columbia University's Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, announces the public release of the G. E. E. Lindquist Native American Photographs collection online.


Sourced from Lindquist's archival papers, the Lindquist online image collection depicts the people, places, and practices of Native American communities from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. These photographs were taken by Lindquist, an ordained home missions administrator, as he traveled to reservations from 1909 to 1953 as part of his work with the Home Mission Council of the Federal Council of Churches.

Online access is now available to the collection, which includes 1322 photographs, 124 postcards, 388 negatives, and 34 glass plate negatives/lantern slides.

This collection consists of individual and group portraits, landscapes, buildings, agricultural and industrial scenes, cemeteries, parades and pageants, leisure activities, weather events, modes of transportation, and living conditions across a variety of Native communities.

The photographs will be of considerable research value to scholars and researchers exploring topics in 20th Native American history, anthropology, Christian missions, architecture, photography, and the trans-Mississippi West.

This is a joint project of The Burke Library Archives, the Columbia University Libraries' Preservation and Digital Conversion Division, and the Libraries' Digital Program Division.

For more information on the collection, please contact:

Ruth Tonkiss Cameron, Archivist
The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary
Columbia University Libraries
(212) 851-5612

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