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Dr. John Graffin Collection, 1910 ca.-1921


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Graffin, John.
Title: Dr. John Graffin Collection,
Inclusive Dates: 1910 ca.-1921
Quantity: 87 black-and-white photographs of
Abstract:Images of Dr. John Graffin and his time spent with the Navajos, 1910 ca.-1921.
Identification: NAU.PH.2003.16
Language: Material in English
Repository: Cline Library. Special Collections and Archives Department
Northern Arizona University
Box 6022
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6022
Phone: 928 523-5551
Fax: 928 523-3770

Historical Note

Dr. John C. Graffin was born in 1883. In the early 1900s he married Edna Lamb. He served in World War I as Captain. Before and after the war, he worked as the Reservation physician for the Navajo next hit Tribe in Shiprock, New Mexico, until his death from typhoid pneumonia in 1921.

Scope and Content

Images are of Dr. Graffin and his family living on the previous hitNavajo Reservation in Shiprock in the 1910s and early 1920s.


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents for Northern Arizona University, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. John Graffin Collection, NAU.PH.2003.16. Special Collections and Archives. Northern Arizona University. Cline Library. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

Acquired from an online eBay auction in 2003.

Container List

NAU.PH.2003.16: Photographs, 1910 ca.-1921