MA 104




0.42 linear feet (1 document case), 145 microfiche sheets


Valerian Three Irons, was an American Indian Studies professor and Diversity Association at South Dakota State University from 1997 to 2011. He donated the Listen to Indians microfiche to the Archives in 2004.

The “Listening to Indians” project which was planned executed, and directed by Mr. Samuel I. Meyers as part of the New York Times Oral History Program. The project was funded by the New York Times Oral History Program and completed in 1978. Members of many American Indian tribes are represented.

Content Notes

This collection contains transcripts of 144 interviews with American Indians from across the United States. The interviews were all conducted in the 1970s.

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South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.


Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.