Thorpe, James

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Edward Thorpe Student File

Student file of Edward Thorpe, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on January 17, 1913 and ultimately departed on June 6, 1917. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, an application for...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Iva Miller Student Information Card

Student information card of Iva Miller, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on October 6, 1909. The information card indicates that Miller graduated in 1912, married James Thorpe, and was living in New York City, New York in 1918. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James Thorpe

The caption reads: JAMES THORPE ALL - ROUND ATHLETE

The printed note reads: Thorpe is a student of the Carlisle Indian School and last year was selected for the All-American football team. He has been selected to represent the United States in six events in the...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
James Thorpe Progress Card

Progress card of James Thorpe, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on February 6, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James Thorpe Student File

Student file of James (Jim) Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, who entered the school on February 6, 1904 and ultimately departed on February 1, 1913. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains a progress/conduct card, a student...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James Thorpe Student Information Card

Student information card of James Thorpe, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on February 6, 1904 and departed on January 23, 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe and shaking hands with Moses Friedman, c.1912

The handwritten notes reads: Warner   Jas. Thorpe   Tewanima   Friedman

Jim Thorpe shaking hands with Moses Friedman while Glenn "Pop" Warner, Lewis Tewanima, and a crowd look on.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe shaking hands, c.1912

The handwritten note reads: Thorpe

Jim Thorpe shaking hands with Moses Friedman while Glenn "Pop" Warner, Lewis Tewanima, and a crowd look on.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe, c.1910

The caption reads: JAMES THORPE (INDIAN)   FROM THE CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL   THE WORLD’S CHAMPION ATHLETE.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Jim Thorpe, c.1910

Jim Thorpe around 1910.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lewis Tewanima and Jim Thorpe, c.1912

The headline reads: CARLISLE INDIAN ATHLETES LIKELY TO MAKE OLYMPIC TEAM

The captions reads: TEWAUNIA, MARATHON.    THORPE, WEIGHTS, HURDLES AND SPRINTS.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lewis Tewanima Student File

Student file of Lewis Tewanima, a member of the Hopi Nation, who entered the school on January 26, 1907, and departed on August 31, 1912. The file contains a student information card, trade/position record cards, a progress/conduct card, an outing record, medical/physical records, letters/...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tewanima and Track Recap, 1909

The headline reads: Indian Wins Exiciting Ten Mile Run

The captions read: JOHNNY McHUGH STARTER      JAMES THORPE.     LEWIS TENEWANINA     J. NORMAN LYND      WESLEY W COE.      HARRY HILLMAN       LAWSON ROBERTSON     JOHN J. ELLER.

The...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letters And Articles Concerning Jim Thorpe's Olympic Victories
July 22, 1912- July 31, 1912

This material includes letters and articles about the success of Jim Thorpe at the Stockholm Olympics. This includes a newspaper article as well as a personal letter of congratulations from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contract Proposal from New York National Baseball Club for Jim Thorpe
September 9, 1912 - October 4, 1912

The material includes correspondence about Jim Thorpe and his desire to decline a contract with the New York National Baseball Club. Richard C. Adams, Great Sachem of the Brotherhood of North American Indians National Organization, wrote to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding this...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of James Thorpe's Siblings
September 9, 1912 - November 1, 1912

This material contains correspondence regarding a request Jim Thorpe made to have his siblings, Edward Thorpe and Adeline Thorpe, transferred from schools in Oklahoma (the Sac and Fox Indian School and the Chilocco Indian School) to Carlisle. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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