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: 20 member institutions in the Newberry Consortium for American Indian Studies (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.