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Native American Studies Program

37 North Main Street
The Sherman House
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: (603) 646-3530
Fax: (603) 646-0333
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NAS Library

Native American Studies Research Library

The Sherman House
37 North Main Street
Hanover, New Hampshire

This library is maintained by the Native American Studies Program and is not a division of the Dartmouth College Library system. It is open to students, faculty, staff, local teachers, visitors, researchers and alumni. The catalog may be accessed by one of the two computers located in the NAS library or by using the Dartmouth College Information System (DCIS). The collection may be searched by author, title, subject and tribe. The collection has approximately 6,700 books, hundreds of journals, magazines, newspapers, and other materials, covering a diverse subject matter. However, the NAS library is not meant to be a duplication or alternative to the extensive collection on Native Americans held within the Dartmouth College library system. The NAS library is a good place for students to begin their research.

During most academic terms the NAS library will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. When special functions are being held in the library, it will be unavailable to visitors. During 'crunch' times, we will try to open the library some evenings to accommodate the needs of our students. Please call ahead for information on these extended hours.

The NAS library is non-circulating; the material contained within its collection is available for use only in the library. Book bags should be left outside the library. When a book is borrowed from a shelf, it should be left on the table or placed on the return book cart so it may be properly re-shelved. Photocopying is allowed at the cost of ten cents per copy. Your library copy card cannot be used in our photocopy machine, so if you plan to make photocopies, please have change available.

The library shelves are arranged in subject categories, alphabetically by author (except for the tribe section, which is arranged alphabetically by tribes). The categories are as follows:Library

  • Language
  • Women's Studies
  • History
  • Law & Policy, Legal Issues
  • Treaties, Documents
  • Reference and Bibliography
  • Exploration, Travel Journals
  • Demography and Geography
  • Atlases
  • Canada, Alaska, Points North
  • Art, Crafts, Photography, Material Culture
  • Religion, Medicine, Ethnobotany, the Natural World
  • Dance, Drama, Song, Music, Sports, Celebration, Pow Wows
  • Anthropology, Archeology, Science
  • Tribes
  • Tribal Regions (i.e. the California Indians)
  • Mythology
  • Contemporary Issues and Philosophy
  • Education and the Education Experience, Missions
  • Literature (creation stories, folklore, poetry, oral tradition, fiction, children's literature)

Last Updated: 8/10/09