A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
The American Indian Records Repository (AIRR) is under the directorship of the Records Officer and the Deputy Special Trustee of Program Management. AIRR staff and staff from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) are working together to preserve Indian Affairs records. AIRR is a product of a partnership between NARA and the Department of the Interior. It is the first such partnership in history.
AIRR provides authorized researchers, federal employees who are conducting the historical trust accounting, tribes, and contractors secure access to inactive records for research. Records are stored in strict compliance with NARA standards.
With its close proximity to Haskell Indian Nations University, OTR employees at AIRR teach courses on records management.
Pictured left to right AIRR Management Team: Joseph Gray (Indexing Supervisor), Novella Hunt (Program Support Staff Supervisor), Kathy Tapp (DRMO Division Chief), Kevin Starks, Jr. (Research Supervisor), Melissa Harjo (Inventory Control Supervisor)