Archivist Erin Fehr to be featured in webinar on American Indian newspapers

Archivist Erin Fehr at work in Sequoyah National Research Center's archives.

Erin Fehr, an archivist with the UA Little Rock Sequoyah National Research Center, will be a featured speaker in a webinar about American Indian newspapers. 

The Association of College of Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, is presenting the webinar, “American Indian Newspapers: Exploring Primary Sources for the Study of American Indian Cultures,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Tribal newspapers can provide a broad understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous experiences across North America. Produced by and for Indigenous communities, these newspapers present scholars with unique research opportunities that cannot be found in textbooks alone.

Working closely with Tribal Councils and in collaboration with the Sequoyah National Research Center and the Newberry Library, two centuries of Indigenous print journalism from the U.S. and Canada are now digitally accessible in the primary source collection, American Indian Newspapers, from Adam Matthew Digital.

During the webinar, Fehr will discuss the origin of the digital collection, while Robert Warrior, Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Kansas, will discuss the significance of Indigenous journalism as an untapped tool for teaching and research within American Indian studies.   

Those interested in the webinar may register online. If participants cannot watch the webinar live, a recording of the webinar will be emailed to all those who registered.

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