PHOENIX – Diaries, letters, photographs, field notes and artwork related to the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition of the 1930s are just a few of the items that users will find in The ONWARD Project-Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition collection. The Expedition brought multiple institutions together to study the land and peoples of the beautiful and expansive areas of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona. The ONWARD Project has collected materials related to this Expedition and made a small portion of them available on the Arizona Memory Project.
"We at The ONWARD Project first became aware of Arizona Memory Project through a descendant of Max Littlesalt, a Navajo guide and interpreter for the historic, Arizona-based, Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition,” said Elizabeth Kahn, director and CEO, The ONWARD Project. “We are excited to forward our mission to bring the past into the present by becoming a partner of AMP, sharing content from the Littlesalt Family archive, along with material representing the extensive written, oral, and visual records of the Expedition.”
Researchers of Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition will find this collection on the Arizona Memory Project indefinitely, where it can be viewed on any digital device at http://go.azsos.gov/expedition.
For questions about this or any digital collection, or for cultural institutions interested in sharing collections on the Arizona Memory Project, contact [email protected].
The Arizona Memory Project provides free online access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. The Arizona Memory Project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.