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Taos Blue Lake Collection

Contains correspondence, memoranda, news releases, ledgers, and copies of bills and hearings documenting part of a land title dispute between the Taos Indians of New Mexico and the federal government. The Barbara Greene Kilberg Collection of White House Papers documents Kilberg's lobbying of the Nixon administration on behalf of the Pueblo and her efforts to end the strong opposition of New Mexico Senator Clinton P. Anderson. Her papers include correspondence between White House administration and staff and the White House and members of Congress. The Corinne Locker Papers document her tenure in the AAIA with regard to the Blue Lake Case and the founding of the National Committee for Restoration of the Blue Lake Lands. Her papers contain a significant amount of correspondence regarding proposed Blue Lake Legislation as well as papers of the National Council of Churches, which replaced the AAIA as Taos Pueblo's Eastern representative. The Rufus G. Poole Papers include correspondence concerning his role as special attorney to the Pueblo and also document the founding of the National Committee for Restoration of the Blue Lake Lands. Significant correspondents include the Taos Pueblo Council and the Indian Claims Commission. The William C. Schaab Papers document the history of the dispute, particularly in relation to Senator Clinton Anderson, and contain publicity, records of congressional hearings, and correspondence with almost every principal individual involved in the case. Two boxes of miscellaneous photocopied material (bulk 1970-1972) include correspondence, legislative material, memoranda, reports, press releases, and articles.