Newberry Library D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies

Established: 1972 as the Center for the History of the American Indian; later renamed the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Affiliate since June 2011. Membership: 15 member institutions in the Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies (aka NCAIS). Annual dues: Contact McNickle Center for details regarding dues.

Statement of Purpose: The McNickle Center’s goals are to encourage the use of the Newberry collections in American Indian and Indigenous studies; improve the quality of what is written about American Indians and Indigenous peoples; educate teachers about American Indian and Indigenous cultures, histories, and literatures; assist American Indian tribal and Indigenous historians in their research; and provide a meeting ground where scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in American Indian and Indigenous studies can discuss their work with each other.

Annual Meeting: Annual NCAIS Liaisons’ Meeting in July of each year.