Class of 1897

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1897 Commencement Invitation and Brief Program

An invitation to the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises held at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School on March 9-11, 1897. A program for the three day event is printed on the reverse side.  The invitation is for a Miss Hemminger.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1897 Commencement Program

The commencement program for the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises of the Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  The program includes a schedule of events as well as a photograph of the graduating class of 1897.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Albert H. Nash Student File

Student file of Albert H. Nash, a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on March 5, 1895, graduated in 1897, and departed some time in 1897. The file contains newspaper clippings, a photograph, letters/correspondence, a former student response postcard, financial transactions, a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Albert H. Nash Student Information Card

Student information card of Albert H. Nash, a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on March 5, 1895 and departed on July 20, 1898. The card indicates Nash graduated in 1897, was married to Edna T. Kenton, and living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1915.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Albert H. Nash Student Information Card

Student information card of Albert H. Nash (here Albert Nash Jr.), a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on March 5, 1895 and departed on July 20, 1896.

Note: Nash later re-enrolled and graduated in 1897.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alexander Upshaw Student File

Student file of Alexander Upshaw, a member of the Crow Nation, who entered the school on December 16, 1888, graduated in 1897, and departed on March 8, 1898. The file contains a student information card, newspaper clippings, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alexander Upshaw Student Information Card

Student information card of Alexander Upshaw, a member of the Crow Nation, who entered the school on December 16, 1888, graduated in 1897, and departed on March 8, 1898.

Note: In this card the student's name appears abbreviated as Alex.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annie Kowuni (Tsa-i-ka-weet-sa) Student File

Student file of Annie Kowuni (Tsa-i-ka-weet-sa), a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on October 3, 1886, graduated in 1897, and departed on September 29, 1898. The file contains a student information card, a trade/position record card, former student response postcard, returned...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Annie Kowuni Student Information Card

Student information card of Annie Kowuni, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on November 3, 1886 and departed on September 28, 1898. The information card indicates that Kowuni graduated in 1897, married Joseph Abner, and was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1913. 

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Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brigman Cornelius Student File

Student file of Brigman Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 21, 1890, graduated in 1897, and ultimately departed on July 3, 1897. The file contains student information cards, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating that in 1915...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brigman Cornelius Student Information Card

Student file of Brigman Cornelius, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on September 19, 1890 and departed on July 3, 1897. The card indicated that he graduated in 1897 and was living in West DePere, Wisconsin in 1913. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Charles Mishler Student File

Student file of Charles Mishler, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 13, 1895, graduated in 1897, and departed on March 11, 1897. The file contains a student information card, returned student surveys, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Mishler was...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Charles Mishler Student Information Card

Student information card of Charles Mishler, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 13, 1895 and departed on March 11, 1897. The information card indicates that Mishler graduated in 1897 and was living in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 1914. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Christine Wirth Student File

Student file of Christine Wirth, a member of the Assiniboine Nation, who entered the school on June 19, 1891 and departed on July 6, 1897. The file contains a student information card, returned student surveys, a report after leaving, and a letter/correspondence. The file indicates Wirth was...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Christine Wirth Student Information Card

Student information card of Christine Wirth, a member of the Assiniboine Nation, who entered the school on June 19, 1891 and departed on July 6, 1897. The file indicates that Wirth graduated in 1897, married Grant O. West, and was living in Poplar, Montana in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarence White Thunder (Big Feather) Student File

Student file of Clarence White Thunder (Big Feather), a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 14, 1883 and ultimately departed on April 27, 1897. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards,...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clarence White Thunder Student Information Card

Student information card of Clarence White Thunder, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 14, 1883 and departed on April 27, 1897. The file indicates that Thunder graduated in 1897, married Mary McCloskey, and was living in Cut Meat, South Dakota in 1914.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clark Smith Student Information Card

Student information card of Clark Smith, a member of the Klamath Nation, who entered the school on August 9, 1894, graduated in 1897, and departed on July 1, 1897.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Clark Smith Student Information Card

Student information card of Clark Smith, a member of the Klamath Nation, who entered the school on August 9, 1894, gradauted in 1897, and departed on July 1, 1897.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Class of 1897

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF ’97. INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Samuel Gruett, Chippewa. Rob’t. Depoe, Siletz. Clarence Whitethunder, Sioux. Edw. Rogers, Chippewa. Brigman Cornelius, Oneida. Mary Miller, Chippewa. Frank Jones, Sac & Fox. Wm...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Edith Smith Student File

Student file of Edith Smith, a member of the Tuscarora Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1892, graduated in 1897, and ultimately departed on August 25, 1898. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Edith Smith Student Information Card

Student information card of Edith Smith, a member of the Tuscarora Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1892 and ultimately departed on August 25, 1898. The file indicates Smith graduated in 1897 and was trained as a teacher.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Edward Rogers (Enwwayie dung) Student File

Student file of Edward Rogers (Enwwayie dung), a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on November 15, 1890, graduated in 1897, and departed on July 2, 1901. The file contains news clippings, former student response postcards, a student information card, a returned student survey...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Edward Rogers Student Information Card

Student information card of Edward Rogers, a member of the Chippewa Nation. The file indicates Rogers had graduated in 1897, married Mayme Battleton, and was living in Walker, Minnesota in 1914.

Note: Although not indicated on this card, Edward Rogers entered the school on November 15,...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Frank Jones Student File

Student file of Frank Jones, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on September 7, 1895 and departed on March 18, 1897. The file contains a student information card, letters/correspondence, a returned student survey, a former student response postcard, a report after...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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