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Cecil Calnimptewa collection, 2006-2008


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Calnimptewa, Cecil, 1950-
Title: Cecil Calnimptewa collection,
Inclusive Dates: 2006-2008
Quantity: 2 cm textual material, 3 CDs
Identification: MS-358
Repository: Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
928-774-5211 ext. 256 or 269

Biographical Note

Cecil Calnimptewa is a Hopi artist and carver who spent a period of time at the Arizona State prison in Florence, Arizona. In July 2006, he started drawing as a way to lift his spirits. Shortly thereafter, he began corresponding with Robert Hawk about his art and other family matters. At some point in 2007, he was released on parole.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of materials created by Cecil Calnimptewa while in prison. These include correspondence with Robert Hawk, as well as a series of colored drawings of Hopi Katsinas.


Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished and published manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Controlled Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Calnimptewa, Cecil, 1950-

Hopi Indians -- Art
Kachina dolls

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cecil Calnimptewa collection, MS-358 [Box Number]. Museum of Northern Arizona. Flagstaff, Arizona.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert Hawk in 2008 (Accession #4363)

Processing Information

Processed in June of 2010.

Container List

13 Correspondence with Robert Hawk, 2006-2007
13 Katsina drawings, 2006-2008