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Gerald Vizenor Papers

Identifier: CLRC-1700

Scope and Contents

The collection contains typescripts, proofs, photographs, and research interviews related to The Everlasting Sky: New Voices From the People Named the Chippewa, published in 1972. The book was republished by the Minnesota Historical Society Press in 2000 under the title The Everlasting Sky: Voices of the Anishinabe People in 2000. Also included is a run of the newspaper Park Rapids Enterprise, which published the book in serialized form in 1971.


  • Creation: 1970 - 1972


Access and Use:

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Gerald Vizenor was born in Minneapolis in 1934 and is of Anishinabe descent and an enrolled member of the Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation. He is a Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and Professor Emeritus at UC Berkeley and has taught at numerous other colleges. In addition to his academic and non-fiction writings, Vizenor has published material across a wide range of genres, including novels, plays, and poetry.


1.25 Cubic Feet (1 record carton)

Language of Materials



Typescripts, photographs, research material, and proofs for The Everlasting Sky by Gerald Vizenor.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Gerald Vizenor.

Gerald Vizenor Papers, 1970-1972
Leslie Czechowski
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • June 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library