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American Indian Studies

This page is a starting point for all students researching American Indian issues. This guide is created by the Labriola National American Indian Data Center.

Ralph Cameron Collection

The following collection contains six audio tapes recorded by Ralph Cameron (Pima-Maricopa) of Phoenix, Arizona . It was donated to the Labriola National American Data Center on August 8, 2000, by his son, LeRoy Cameron. Mr Cameron discusses education at both Phoenix Indian School and Sherman Institute in Riverside, California, World War military exploits, community activities, speaking to his grandchildren, and children’s stories. Some transcripts are available at the Labriola Center reference desk.

  • LAB LO-1:1 Tape #1
    Side A: World War II military exploits from childhood to leaving for Panama
    Side B: Sailing to Panama, arrival in the South Pacific. Combat on New Britain. Taped July 14, 1991


  • LAB LO-1:2 Tape #2
    Side A: Ralph Cameron speaking on introduction to education at Phoenix Indian School.
    Side B: Ralph Cameron speaking on daily student schedule at Phoenix Indian School from 1926-1931. Taped July 22, 1995.


  • LAB LO-1:3 Tape #3
    Side A: Ralph Cameron receiving education at Sherman Institute, Riverside, California, 1931. Taped July 22, 1995.
    Sice B: Ralph Cameron speaking on community celebrations and social activities. Includes creation of 62nd Avenue ditch and community work crews.


  • LAB LO-1:4 Tape #4
    Side A: Ralph Cameron speaking to grandchildren. Recorded at Salt River Community, September 1995.
    Side B: Speaking to grandchildren (continued).


  • LAB LO-1:5 Tape #5
    Side A: Ralph Cameron speaking to Scottsdale Community College for Keepers of Treasures.
    Side B: Continuation of tape A.


  • LAB LO-1:6 Tape #6
    Side A: Ralph Cameron’s Children’s Stories


  • LAB LO-1:7 Tape #7
    Side A: WWII Arizona Volunteers
    Side B: Maricopa Songs and Stories

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