Jackson, Sheldon

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Annie Menaul Student File

Student file of Annie Menaul, a member of the Queres Nation, who entered the school on February 4, 1881 and ultimately departed on June 14, 1887. The file contains student information cards and a letter/correspondence.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Eleven students upon arrival, 1880

Portrait of seven male students and four female students posed on the school grounds. This photo was taken on the day they arrived, July 31, 1880. Although the caption states that they were Pueblo students, ten of them were Pueblo and one was Apache. The Pubelo students are: Frank Cushing,...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Enrollment of Moqui Pueblo Indians
January 11, 1881

U. S. Indian Agent for the Moqui Pueblo Indian Agency, John H. Sullivan, writes to inform the Indian Affairs Commissioner that he has not procured students for Carlisle or Hampton originally because he believed Rev. Sheldon Jackson lacked authority to request students and then because there is...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Esenetuck Student File

Student file of Esenetuck, a member of the Alaskan (Eskimo) Nation, who entered the school on November 14, 1897 and departed on June 21, 1909. The file contains a student information card, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct card, and a report after leaving indicating Esenetuck was...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Flora Campbell Student File

Student file of Flora Campbell, a member of the Alaskan Nation, who entered the school on December 20, 1892, graduated in 1894, and departed on August 26, 1895. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving. The file indicates Campbell worked...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Florence Wills Student File

Student file of Florence Wills, a member of the Alaskan Nation, who entered the school on December 14, 1892, graduated in 1894, and departed on September 11, 1894. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving. The file indicates Wills was a housewife in Genoa, Nebraska...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Instructions for Navajo and Ute Recruitment
March 21, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt indicates that the delegation of students being recruited by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson should be left to the Indian Agents. He notes that the students Jackson can be more easily deceived and less likely to follow instructions. Pratt states that if there is difficulty in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Pueblo Students Brought by Sheldon Jackson in 1881
April 4, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a list of names of Pueblo students brought by the Rev. Sheldon Jackson to Carlisle in February 1881.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Our Boys and Girls, 1881

The printed note on the reverse side reads: OUR BOYS AND GIRLS At the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. White Buffalo, Cheyenne, I. T.
2. Mittie Houston, Wichita, I. T.
3. Samuel Townsend, Pawnee, I. T....

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Return Three Students
July 5, 1884

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to return three students whose terms have expired. Two of the students, Lena Carr and Harry Marmon, stayed behind because of instructions from Dr. Sheldon Jackson but whose parents have since been requested they return. Pratt has also kept Kise to manage...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson Student Information Card

Student information card of Sheldon Jackson, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on July 31, 1880 and departed on September 18, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson Student Information Card

Student information card of Sheldon Jackson, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on July 31, 1880 and departed on September 18, 1883.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing.

The handwritten note reads: Pueblos   Harvey Townsend   Sheldon Jackson.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-031b, 12-26-02, and 10-B-35B. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Students to be Returned Home in 1883
March 26, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of students to be returned to their homes at the end of their enrollment terms. Pratt notes that many of these students have expressed a desire to remain and notes that Agents should attempt to secure permission from their parents for their children to remain...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 22)
January 18, 1889

The first page opened with a poem titled “Do We All?” followed by an article, “Do You Want to Get Rich?” about the value of saving little things. The next article, “Dr. Jackson at Our Missionary Meeting,” described the work of Sheldon Jackson among the Metlakahtla boys at the Sitka Industrial...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
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