The Blue Cloud Abbey-American Indian Cultural Research Center Collection, available at the Center for Western Studies, houses the research center’s official papers, correspondence, artifacts, and other items. The collection, donated by Fr. Stanislaus Maudlin and Rev. Thomas Roznowski, also contains a large selection of photographs and negatives focused on daily life of Native Americans and the workings of Blue Cloud Abbey. The American Indian Culture Research Center was located on the grounds of Blue Cloud Abbey, near Marvin, South Dakota. For most of its history, Father Stan Maudlin operated the center, where he took a keen interest in the culture of the Indian peoples. Recent additions include the Fr. Ambrose Mattingly photographs, which are glass plate negatives taken around the turn of the century, under the direction (or possibly by) Fr. Mattingly. Note: Dimensions estimated at 61.5 lin. ft. do not include artifacts nor negative sections from this collection.
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