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Museum Archives

The Archives contain material pertaining to the Cherokee:

  • four thousand books (some quite old and rare)

  • one thousand black and white photographs from the 1880's and 1930's

  • manuscript materials c. 1830--present

  • William H. Thomas Collection--papers and diaries from 1834--1899

  • nine hundred reels of microfilm of documents from foreign archives

  • some original material in the Cherokee syllabary

The Archives have become a major research center on the Cherokee. The Archives are open 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Museum members and qualified scholars may conduct research free of charge. Please make an appointment at least a week in advance with Archivist James "Bo" Taylor.

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