Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Archival Collection Features Material From 'Pequot Lives' Exhibit

The recently closed exhibit Pequot Lives in the Lost Century (May 16th – Sept. 12, 2009) focused on the lives of Mashantucket Pequot people during the roughly 100 year period leading to the Tribe’s rebirth in 1983. The exhibit drew upon several years worth of research performed here at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center. Harley Erickson, a member of the Research staff, has compiled 27 notebooks of Pequot Lives research materials that include:

  • Newspaper clippings and obituaries from 18th century through the present day
    Office of Indian Affairs records

  • Data on Pequot communities in Providence, New York and Los Angeles
    Historic maps and aerial photos

  • Images, articles leaflets, etc. representing tribal gatherings

  • Notes, photos, articles, etc. pertaining to Pequots in the armed services

  • and much more …

A finding aid for the collection is available in the Archives & Special Collections reading room. Some materials in this collection are restricted to Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Members.

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