C.R.I.T. Library receives Institutional Excellence Award!
Organized in 1958, the CRIT Archives was the first tribally-based archive in the state of Arizona and now serves as the central research center for knowledge about the the four tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation.
The library was honored at a luncheon ceremony on Tuesday, June 5, opening day of the International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums that is taking place at the Cherokee-owned Hard Rock Casino and Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma.The award ceremony is open to conference attendees, guests of the awardees, and credentialed media representatives. An Awards Council, consisting of 14 individuals from cultural institutions across the nation, reviewed a record number of nominations.
First Keepers of the Books
In operation since 1958, the Colorado River Indian Tribes Library is known as the first Tribally funded library in the United States. Instrumental in its development were the late Dr. Spencer Hatch and his wife Emily.
Oklahoma City, OK, April 17, 2012The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) today announced the winners of its 2012 Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards.
Established in 2007, the awards program identifies and recognizes organizations and individuals who serve as outstanding examples of how indigenous archives, libraries, and museums contribute to the