A collection of personal objects and archival materials donated by Mildred Browne, member of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and chairwoman of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum. Materials include two women's garments, jewelry set, Agua Caliente Casino commemorative plaque, two calendars, Tahquitz Flood Control Project documents and correspondence, photographs, and commemorative programs. Materials are dated 1993 through 2002.
Ephemera relating to D. Purnel's (Cahuilla) educational experiences at Palm Springs High School, a public school. Collection contains a yearbook and related educational brochures pamphlets, and articles. Collected between 1967-96.
Two collections of materials pertaining to the Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino in downtown Palm Springs (California). Collection L2003.046 contains drafts of graphic materials created to market the Spa Hotel property in magazines and other publications. Other types of ephemera includes drafts of brochures, menu cover, display cards, and logos. Materials date approximately between 1970-1990. Collection L2009.001 contains commercial photography created to promote the Spa Hotel and Spa Resort Casino. Media includes color slides, color and black and white photographs, and color negatives. Collection also includes bound restaurant menus. Materials are largely undated through 2004.
A series of videos featuring Cahuilla basketmaker, basketmaking instructor, and medicinal plant expert Donna Mae Largo teaching courses in these subjects in classes and at museums. Filmed between the years 1983-2000 by Maree Cheatham.
Prehistoric and ethnohistoric artifacts, associated documentation, and photographic media collected and/or recorded during the excavation of the Tahquitz Canyon flood control area prior to construction of Tahquitz Dam. Collected and/or recorded between 1988-2000 by Cultural Systems Research, Inc on behalf of Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
Video recordings with transcripts of individuals associated with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, as interviewed by Eric Abrahamson. Recorded between 2001 and 2002 by IQ Magic on a contract basis for the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, in preparation for the Museum's permanent exhibit design.
A collection of government documents and publications largely pertaining to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Publications include United States Senate and House of Representatives hearings transcripts and bills. Some transcripts contain testimonies told in the first person by Agua Caliente Band members, federal employees, attorneys, and other Palm Springs residents. Includes Indian Service correspondence from the late 1880s. Dated materials span the years 1884-1998."
Collection of sheet music, articles, and ephemera documenting the influence of Agua Caliente (Cahuilla) music on the life and music of composer Roman Ryterband (1914-1979). Materials span the years 1978-2002."
selections made by photographer as representative of entire project. An extensive survey of contemporary California Native American groups with emphasis on festivals and other gatherings which demonstrate the preservation and/or revival of traditional cultures. Photographs document tribal ceremonies and other activities such as dancing, singing and preparing food; traditional regalia; baskets and other examples of material culture; ceremonial structures; regional environments; and other subjects. Includes many individual and group portraits. Includes documentation of the following tribes and locations: Yurok, Hoopa (Hupa), Pomo, Maidu, Kule Loklo Village, Museum of the American Indian, Yosemite Valley Indian Village, Indian Grinding Rock State Park (Miwok), Tuolumne Me-Wuk, Ohlone, Chumash, Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians, Malki Museum and Morongo Reservation (Morongo Band of Mission Indians), Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla, Dorothy Ramone ... Read More