Labriola National American Indian Data Center


International in scope, the Labriola National American Indian Data Center brings together the current and historical work of Indigenous authors across a multitude of disciplines. With an emphasis on language, government, education, tribal history, biography, religion and customs, the Labriola Center features thousands of books, journals, Native Nation newspapers and primary source materials, such as photographs, oral histories and manuscript collections.

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Collections of note

Professor Simon Ortiz speaking

Simon J. Ortiz Papers, 1946–1992

The writing, research and correspondence of Indigenous scholar, writer and poet Simon J. Ortiz, a major voice and leading figure in the history of Native American literature. The collection is arranged in 11 series—Writing, Journals, Correspondence, Projects, Pueblo of Acoma Work, Teaching, Research, Miscellaneous, Conferences, Audiovisual and Book Collection—with the bulk of material dating from 1960 to 1992.

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Dr. Peterson Zah speaking

Peterson Zah Collection, 1969–1994

The professional papers, correspondence, newspaper articles, photographs and audiovisual materials documenting the career of American politician Peterson Zah. Arranged in five series, the collection emphasizes Zah’s campaign and tenure as Chairman and later President of the Navajo Nation, between 1982 and 1990.

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Accessing the collection

The Labriola Open Stack / Circulating Collection is available for check-out at the Tempe and West campus locations.

Titles can be placed on hold and can be picked up at any ASU Library location.

Noncirculating materials

To view noncirculating materials please make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932.

Appointments are available Monday through Friday at Hayden Library on the Tempe campus in the Wurzburger Reading Room (rm. 138) or at Fletcher Library on the West campus in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center (rm. 305). Please check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.

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West campus

Fletcher Library, Room 305


Tempe campus

Hayden Library, Level 2




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