Founded in 1937 by William Shirley Fulton, the Amerind Foundation is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) anthropological and archaeological museum and research center dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Native American cultures and their histories. Located in spectacular Texas Canyon in the Little Dragoon Mountains of southeastern Arizona, the Amerind houses one of the finest private collections of Native American art and artifacts in the country. The Amerind Foundation is in the process of collecting oral histories, photographs and documents from the settlers of Texas Canyon and from the early days of the Amerind Foundation when the property was used as a ranch.
Cienega Watershed Partnership
The Cienega Watershed Partnership (www.cienega.org) is one of several partners actively engaged with a mission of sustaining the natural and cultural resources and lifestyles of the watershed in southeastern Arizona. The CWP Oral History Work Group provides workshops in oral history and works to promote and publicize the collections of its partner institutions.
Colossal Cave Mountain Park
The Colossal Cave Mountain Park collection focuses on the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) at Colossal Cave in Vail, AZ, 1934-1937. The CCC was a federal government program designed to conserve our country's natural resources and to provide jobs and training to young, unmarried men. The men of the CCC made improvements inside Colossal Cave, constructed buildings, and built picnic areas under the supervision of State Park Service personnel. They lived in a camp supervised by U.S. Army personnel, where they engaged in educational, sports, and recreational activities.
Empire Ranch Foundation
The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit volunteer organization established in 1997. Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center. ERF’s oral history program documents the history of the Empire Ranch. Interviews are conducted with individuals who lived and/or worked on the Empire Ranch or who have had significant involvement with the Empire Ranch.
ContactCienega Watershed Partnership
PO Box 903
Vail, AZ 85641
Rights & Reproduction
Rights, reproduction, and copyright details may be found on individual objects in the collection under Rights Management. You may also contact the Cienega Watershed Partnership at coordinator[at]cienega.org to assist in access questions and contacts.