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Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School, 1902
1902

A souvenir booklet from the Carlisle Indian School, published for their 23rd year.  A short description of the aims and goals of the school is presented.  Images of students as they first arrived, as well as important visiting chiefs, are given, as are before and after images including those of...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Stailey Norcross and an unidentified male student, c.1883

Studio portrait of Stailey Norcross (seated) and an unidentified male student (standing), both wearing school uniforms.

Note: Previous cataloging interpreted the name of the unidentified student as possibly being "Henry Sprane," but there are no records for a student with that name.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Stailey Norcross Student File

Student file of Stailey Norcross, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on October 21, 1882, and departed on April 3, 1894. The file contains a student information card, correspondence, a trade/position record card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving that...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Stailey Norcross Student Information Card

Student information card of Stailey Norcross, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on October 21, 1882 and departed on April 13, 1894. The file indicates Norcross was living in Fort Defiance, Arizona in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Stailey Norcross, c.1893

Studio portrait of Stailey Norcross wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Stailey Norcross, Samuel Keryte, and Lorenzo Martinez, c.1884

Studio portrait of Stailey Norcross (standing at left), Samuel Keryte (seated in center), and Lorenzo Martinez (standing at right). All are wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
The Indian Craftsman (Vol. 1, No. 4)
May 1909

This issue, which commemorates the Commencement Exercises of the Class of 1909, featured speeches highlighting the success of Indian education. Francis E. Leupp, in his address, among many things spoke on the success of the arts at Carlisle. He was followed by Moses E. Clapp, Chairman of the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 24)
February 1, 1889

The first page began with an untitled poem that opened with the first line “We can never be too careful,” followed by “Which Would You Rather Be a Spider or a Fly? / The White Man Like a Spider,” an account of Mr. Seger’s description of the idiosyncrasies of language translation. It continued on...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 3, No. 12)
July 1883

Page one is dominated by small vignettes of various day-to-day events that happened at the school, including compliments on students works, stories of gifted flowers and visiting agents. Page two has the beginning of an article titled “A Visit to the Indian Territory – Our Returned Pupils” which...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Morning Star (Vol. 4, No. 1)
August 1883

Page one opens with a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, H.M. Teller, about the education of Indians. Page two had the Address Captain Pratt gave at the National Educational Convention at Ocean Grove, NJ. This address continued on to page three. After the end of Captain Pratt’s address,...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Thomas J. Morgan Student File

Student file of Thomas J. Morgan, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on September 14, 1898, and departed on February 12, 1902. The file contains a student information card, correspondence about the death of Ellen Yuga,another former Carlisle student, and a report after leaving...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas J. Morgan Student Information Card

Student information card of Thomas J. Morgan, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on September 14, 1898 and departed on February 12, 1902. The file indicates Morgan was living in Mescalero, New Mexico in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Mitchell Progress Card

Progress card of Thomas Mitchell, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on February 18, 1909.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Thomas Mitchell Student File

Student file of Thomas Mitchell, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on February 16, 1909 and departed on May 12, 1911. The file contains news clippings, a trade/position record card, a student information card, an application for enrollment, medical/physical records, a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tom Torlino and George S. Watchman [version 1], c.1885

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino (seated) and George S. Watchman (standing). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Tom Torlino and George S. Watchman [version 2], c.1885

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino (seated) and George S. Watchman (standing).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Tom Torlino Student File

Student file of Tom Torlino, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on October 21, 1882 and departed on August 28, 1886. The file contains a student information card listing two outings in Pennsylvania, two "before and after" photographs taken by the school, and a report after...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tom Torlino Student Information Card

Student information card of Tom Torlino, a member of the Navajo Nation, who entered the school on October 21, 1882 and departed on August 28, 1886.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tom Torlino [after] [version #1], 1885

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino.

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004b, 12-26-04, BS-CH-12, and US-50b.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Tom Torlino [after] [version #1], 1885

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino.

The reverse side includes a printed list of photographs for sale by John N. Choate.

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this print: PA-CH2-004b, 12-26-04, BS-CH-012, and US-50b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Tom Torlino [after] [version #3], 1885

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe, Three years later.

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004b, 12-26-04, BS-CH-012, and US-50b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tom Torlino [before] [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native clothing and ornaments.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Tom Torlino [before] [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native dress and ornaments.

Note: This is probably a photograph taken of the print of the Torlino photograph

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Tom Torlino [before] [version 3], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native clothing and ornaments.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe.

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tom Torlino [before] [version 4], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native clothing and ornaments.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Choate

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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