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Object ID 1987.001.000
Object Name Fonds
Scope & Content The Museum of the Cherokee Indian was founded in 1948 by Samuel E. Beck with H. E. Wheeler as the first Museum director. The Samuel E. Beck Collection contains 5 folders on correspondence between Beck and Wheeler during the first three years of the Museum's existence. The correspondence highlight problems encountered in the day to day operation of the museum; the purpose of establishing the museum in Cherokee; Wheeler search for Cherokee artifacts to build exhibits and the plans for the future of the museum. Also included in the collection are financial reports for 1948; the plans for the 1948 and 1949 Cherokee Feast; material relating to museum work; and memorabilia reflecting Beck's interest as a stamp dealer.

For additional information relating to the Museum, see MSS 87-13, Museum of the Cherokee Indian Collection.
Photographs of the first Museum are available in the Photograph Collection.

Catalog type Archive
Dates of Creation 1944-1994
Title Samuel E. Beck Collection
Collection Samuel E. Beck Collection
People Wheeler, H. E.
Beck, Samuel E.
Search Terms Musuem of the Cherokee Indians
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact