William B. Hixson Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Correspondent
Cornell, George, 1948-
Creator - Donor
Hixson, William B.
William B. Hixson papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1896-1906
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet , 25 folders

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

William B. Hixson was a faculty member in the Michigan State University History department.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of postcards from the turn of the twentieth century. These postcards feature photographs of Native Americans, mainly of individuals in ceremonial dress. The postcards are arranged by tribe, when known. Postcards with no known tribal affiliation are separated by the category of the picture or in some cases by the title of the postcard when there are no other similar images. There is also a letter to Hixson from George Cornell of the Michigan State University Native American Institute discussing the postcards.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2006

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status note

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Postcards

Geographic Name(s)

  • Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma


  • Chippewa Tribe
  • Cree Indians
  • Dakota Indians
  • Hopi Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Menominee Indians
  • Navajo Indians
  • Pima Indians
  • Siksika Indians
  • Ute Indians

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Collection Inventory

Drawer Folder

Letter to Hixson from George L. Cornell January 10, 1983 

FD 1



Bear Chasing Indian up Tree Undated 

Blackfoot Indians 1906, Undated 

Brule Sioux Undated 

“Chief Wolf Robe-Cheyenne” 1903 

Cree Indians Undated 

Group of Young Men Undated 

“Hiawatha” Postcards Undated 

Indian Children 1903, Undated 

“Indian Encampment” Undated 

Indian Families Undated 

“Indian Powwow” Undated 

Individuals 1903, 1906, Undated 

Kiowa Indians Undated 

Menomonee Indians Undated 

Moki Indians 1899, 1901, 1902 

“A Navajo Blanket Weaver” 1901 

Ogallala Sioux 1899. 

Ojibwa Indians 1903, Undated 

Pima Indians 1902 

“Sacree Squaw and pony” Undated 

Sioux Indians 1899, 1903-1905, Undated 

“Three Braves ‘Shot with the Kodak” Undated 

Ute Indians 1899, Undated 

“William Penn’s Treaty with the Indians” Undated 

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