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Item ID# Schmalz Series 1, File 2
Title North American Native books
Object Name Archival File
Dates of Creation 1875 - 2006
Description File 2 of Series 1 (Research library of published books) of the Peter S. Schmalz fonds consists of a collection of approximately 366 published books, classified by the donor, Dr. Peter S. Schmalz as "North American Native books."

Dr. Schmalz described these books, within the context of his library, indicating: "The library reflects my major interest in aboriginal contact with Europeans. Almost all of the travel, war, and missionary books, microfilm, audio tapes, etc., in some way enlighten the reader on the complexity of this contact. Many are written by the indigenous peoples. North American Native books form the foundation of this collection."

See the Finding Aid Link for a listing of the books in this file.
Finding Aids A finding aid has been prepared listing the title, author and date of each book within this File.
Finding Aid and Transcription Links North American Native books inventory (file 2, series 1 of Peter S. Schmalz fonds)
Provenance These books were part of the personal library of Dr. Peter Schmalz, created over a thirty-five year period, for the purpose of researching and writing history related mainly to the First Nations of Bruce County. As Dr. Schmalz was isolated from a major library, it was more economical and/or convenient to buy the necessary books, microfilm and other resources. Dr. Schmalz used his library to research and write a master's thesis, a doctoral thesis, numerous learned articles, several books, and reports for the Ministry of Natural Resources, First Nations communities, the provincial government, and the federal government. The library reflects his major interest in aboriginal contact with Europeans. As Dr. Schmalz explains, "Almost all of the travel, war, and missionary books, microfilm, audio tapes, etc., in some way enlighten the reader on the complexity of this contact. Many are written by the indigenous peoples."
Collection Schmalz, Peter fonds
Physical Description Approximately 366 books
Restrictions on Use BCM&CC does not own copyright.
Subjects First Nations of North America
Place Canada
Cape Croker
Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation
North America
Saugeen First Nation
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Level of Description File
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