NARA Staff Favorites: Online Records

We’ve loved reading your suggestions and comments about sharing NARA’s holdings on Flickr, and it’s been interesting to see which images people are marking as favorites. All of this got us wondering about which records NARA insiders are particularly fond of, so we asked a few of our experienced colleagues for their picks. This week’s contributor is:

Marene Baker – Archivist, National Archives at Denver

“Industrial Survey for the Southern Ute Agency, Colorado, 06/30/1922”


The photograph of the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Edward Taylor dated 1929 is one of my favorite photographs in the collection of the National Archives at Denver. This photograph is part of RG 75 Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of the Consolidate Ute. The photograph, while capturing the happy wedding celebration also gives us insight in the community of the Consolidate Ute Tribe. Mr. Taylor is a member of the tribe; Mrs. Taylor is a Hispanic woman of the community. Their guests include other tribal members, Mrs. Taylor’s family, and Mrs. Bessie English, the local white school teacher, her husband and family. Another wonderful aspect of this photograph is that it reflects both the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural aspect of western life.

Record Citation:
Consolidated Ute Industrial Report, 1922 [page 38, Taylor Wedding]
ARC ID 293138, navigation page 2, #13
Textual Records from Department of the Interior. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Consolidated Ute Agency. (1947- ca. 1970)
National Archives at Denver, Colorado
Item from Record Group 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1793 – 1999

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