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Father Augustine Schwarz Photograph Collection
Father Augustine Schwarz Collection
The photographs of the Franciscan, Augustine Schwarz, O.F.M., were donated to the Anthropology Department at Arizona State University by a niece, Elizabeth M. Jones, in 1986, and transferred to the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, University Libraries, Arizona State University, in June of 2000. This collection reconstructs the thirty years of Father Augustine’s service to his Church through his photographs. It contains 163 photographs taken between 1916 and 1940 documenting Franciscan chapels, missions and religious activities at numerous American Indian villages in Arizona. The majority of the images fall into three groups: the Pima people of Central Arizona; the Tohono O’odham of the south, and the Apache in the Whiteriver area of northern Arizona. St. John’s Mission in the village of Komatke, some 14 miles southwest of Phoenix, received the most extensive photographic coverage. To view the Father Augustine Schwarz Mission to Arizona Exhibit which includes contemporary photographs of several missions see http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/schwarz/index.htm
The Labriola National American Indian Data Center was officially dedicated on April 1, 1993. The Center was made possible by the vision of Frank and Mary Labriola, whose generous endowment supports its work. It is their wish that "the Labriola Center be a source of education and pride for all Native Americans." The Labriola National American Indian Data Center holds a research collection containing information on all North American tribes and Alaska Natives. The collection is international in scope and brings together in one location, current and historic information on tribal government and history, world view, social life and customs, education, language, art, biography, and more.
The Labriola Center supports the American Indian Studies Program at ASU and provides a facility where students can research and study. It is also a place where non-Indians can learn about America's indigenous populations. Reference assistance, contact with other research centers, and current and retrospective scholarly resources are available through the Center's services and holdings. The Labriola Center is open Monday-Friday from 9-5. For more information please call the Center's reference desk at 480-965-6490 or http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/labriola.htm.