A. Harvey Wright Collection on Tribal Termination in Oregon, 1952-1964  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wright, A. Harvey
Title
A. Harvey Wright Collection on Tribal Termination in Oregon
Dates
1952-1964 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 linear foot, (1 box and 1 scrapbook)  : 
Collection Number
SHL003 (collection)
Summary
As director of Indian education and training programs for the Oregon Department of Education in the 1950s and 1960s, A. Harvey Wright was very involved in implementing federal education and training programs, including preparations for federal termination of tribal status for several Indian tribes in Oregon. The collection consists of correspondence and documents related to federal termination of tribal recognition for the Klamath Tribes and other Oregon tribes in the 1950s.
Repository
Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries, Shaw Historical Library
Oregon Institute of Technology Libraries
3201 Campus Drive
Klamath Falls, OR
97601
Telephone: 541-885-1772
Fax: 541-885-1777
libtech@oit.edu
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Albert Harvey Wright was born in Kansas on November 19, 1903. He graduated from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon in 1930 with a degree in Education. He served in the US Army, including in WWII, eventually attaining the rank of Colonel. His wife was Noris Winona Irving (1910 – 2001). They had one child, Charles Albert Jackson Wright (1942 – 2000).

A. Harvey Wright served as director of Indian education and training programs and as director of transportation for the Oregon Department of Education in the 1950s and 1960s. He was very involved in implementing federal education and training programs for Indians of Oregon. He authored several manuals on school transportation as well as other documents. He died on December 15, 1994 in Salem, Oregon.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of correspondence, other documents and newspaper clippings related to the implementation of federal termination of tribal recognition for the Klamath Tribes in the 1950s. Termination-related educational training programs for the Klamath Tribes served as a pilot program for similar activities elsewhere. A significant set of documents in this collection describes related educational programs implemented with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Rhonde Reservation in Oregon. The scrapbook primarily includes newspaper clippings from the 1950s covering termination of federal recognition of the Klamath Tribes sovereign nation status. Some photographs are included.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Before materials from the Shaw Historical Library may be quoted in print or otherwise reproduced in whole or in part in any publication, exhibit, broadcast or other manner, the user must obtain permission from the owner of the physical property and the holder of the copyright. Copyright status for collections in the Shaw Historical Library varies. Reproduction of any item must contain a complete citation to the original. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], A. Harvey Wright Collection on Tribal Termination, The Shaw Historical Library, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box/Folder
1/1 Memoranda, correspondence and legislation regarding the Klamath Termination Bill
1/2 "Status and Evaluation Report, Klamath Termination", US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland Office May 1958
1/3 "Final Status and Evaluation Report, Klamath Termination", US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Portland Office July 1961
1/4 "Data on Termination of Federal Supervision over the Klamath Indian Reservation," Oregon State Department of Education 1956
1/5 Klamath Information Program on Public Law 587--permanent personal file
1/6 "The Economic Impact of Federal Indian Policy: Incentives and Response of the Klamath Indians," W.T. Trulove and David Bunting, 1971 Western Economic Association presentation manuscript
1/7 "Some Experiences with Guaranteed Incomes and Lump Sum Payments: The Case of the Klamath Indians," W.T. Truelove, AAAS December 1970 meeting presentation manuscript
1/8 Research grant proposal "The Liquidation of a Southern Oregon Indian Reservation: A Study of the Economic Impact of Windfall Payments to the Poor" 1969
1/9 "Warm Springs Research Project, Final Report, Volume 1: Introduction and Survey of Human Resources" 1960
1/10 Klamath Special Education and Training Program documents and correspondence
1/11 Siletz and Grand Ronde Tribal Rolls, etc
1/12 "Your Key to Chiloquin," Oregon Dept. of Education, Klamath Education Program September 1958
1/13 "Chiloquin Voters Guide" October 1958
1/14 Final Roll, Klamath Tribe, Federal Register 21 November 1957
1/15 A. Harvey Wright biographical clippings & photograph
Box
2 Newspaper clippings scrapbook

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Indian termination policy -- Oregon
  • Indians of North America -- Oregon -- Warm Springs Indian Reservation -- Government relations
  • Klamath Indian Tribe of Oregon
  • Klamath Indians -- Government relations
  • Siletz Indians -- Government relations
  • Personal Names :
  • Wright, A. Harvey--Archives
  • Geographical Names :
  • Klamath Indian Reservation (Or.)
  • Warm Springs Indian Reservation (Or.)