SANTA FE, NM.-
The archives of the Institute of American Indian Arts
(IAIA) was proud to announce the acquisition of the Lloyd H. New Papers. News widow, Aysen New of Santa Fe, New Mexico, generously donated the collection to IAIA on November 12, 2010.
Lloyd H. New, known professionally as Lloyd Kiva New, was hired by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1961 as the first art director of IAIA and held the position of president of the Institute from 1968 until his retirement in 1978. The Lloyd H. New Papers will reshape the written history of IAIA and of Indian education in the post-termination period of U.S. Indian affairs.
The collection documents in detail News activities as an accomplished textile artist in Scottsdale during the 1950s, his lifelong dedication to Indian education and his work at IAIA in various capacities until his death in 2002.
News various posts as a member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board and his involvement in the development of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Turtle Museum (in Niagara Falls) are also at the forefront of the collection.
A highlight of the New Papers is his body of literary manuscripts. News philosophical writings on multicultural education, IAIA, American Indian art and museum development abound within the collection.
As the philosophical founder of IAIA, News writings on the purpose, goals and future of IAIA are crucial to understanding the unique and experimental nature of the Institutes curriculum.
Archival processing of the 50 cubic feet of correspondence, reports, publications, manuscripts, speeches, photographs and audio/visual materials may take many months to complete. However, interested researchers may contact the archives to view the preliminary inventory of the New Papers.