Guide to the Clarice Bolick Indian Collection, 1838 - 1971

Summary Information

Title: Clarice Bolick Indian Collection, 1838 - 1971
Collection: AC.177
Extent: 0.5 linear feet (1 box)

The Clarice Bolick Indian Collection contains materials regarding American Indians, particularly Plains Indians. Materials include newspaper article clippings, pamphlets, booklets, a few photographs, and one letter to Clarice Bolick.

Creator: Bolick, Clarice

Biographical/Historical Note

Clarice Bolick was a resident of Watauga County interested in Native American culture and history. Bolick died in 1993 at the age of 100.

Bacone College is a Baptist college located in Muscogee, Oklahoma. It was originally chartered in 1881 as Indian University to provide a Christian education to members of the Indian Nations.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes publications, photographs, ephemera, and correspondence focused predominantly on Native American history as well as events contemporary to the 1940-60s. There are folders focused on the PHS Indian Hospital in Arizona and Bacone College in Oklahoma. A few documents are related to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation. Photographs are duplicates of archival photographs produced by the Smithsonian.


The collection is arranged alphabetically.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for use without restriction in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance is unknown. The accession number is MIC. This collection was opened to the public on 12 November 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Deborah Bell, 1994; Kathryn Staley, 12 November 2002; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, 28 June 2005; Reprocessed and finding aid revised by Trevor McKenzie, November 2012. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.177: Clarice Bolick Indian Collection, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Bacone College Papers, 1964, undated  Box 1.1
Correspondence, 1965, undated  Box 1.2
Newspaper Clippings, 1961-1974, undated  Box 1.3
Photographs, 1838-1954  Box 1.4
PHS Indian Hospitals fact sheets, undated  Box 1.5
Publications, 1949-1964, undated  Box 1.6