Thorpe, Jim

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Jim Thorpe in Chalmers Automobile

The headline reads: OLYMPIC VICTORS IN 1913 CHALMERS

The caption reads: JAMES THORPE THE WONDERFUL, CARLISLE INDIAN ATHLETE, AT THE WHEEL OF THE NEW CHALMERS "THIRTY-SIX." ON THE SEAT BESIDE THORPE IS FRED KELLEY, THE CALIFORNIAN, WHO WON THE 110-METRE HURDLE RACE...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe in Starting Crouch

The headline reads: THORPE, A WONDERFUL INDIAN

The description reads: Jim Thorpe, the wonderful Sac and Fox Indian youth of the Carlisle School, who is picked by many to win the tryout for the American Olympic game in the Pentathlon all-around event at Celtic Park...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe in Suit

The headline reads: Indian Athlete To Quit Game

The caption reads: JIM THORPE.

Jim Thorpe in a suit and tie wearing a hat.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe in Various Sports

The headline reads: VERSATILE INDIAN IS WONDER OF ATHLETICS

The captions read from top left to bottom right: PLAYING FOOTBALL   RUNNING BROAD JUMP    RUNNING 100 YARD DASH          HIGH JUMPING      AS A BASE BALL PITCHER        BASKETBALL        PUTTING THE SHOT...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe Olympic Trophies

The headline reads: Jim Thorpe's Pentathlon and Decathlon Prizes Garnered at the Olympiad on Exhibition at Wanamaker's.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe Playing Baseball

The caption reads: "JIM" THORPE was the greatest All-American football team ever devised. When he played with Carlisle a dozen years ago, there was no real defense against his vicious rushes, and hte player whom he tackled generally woke up some hours afterward, with the question, "How...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
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 Track Referee, 1937

The headline reads: Honorary Greenway Referee

The caption reads: The stocky man ictured yeing the stop-watch once was referred to by a king as "the greatest athlete the world has ever known". Previously, one of America's outstanding gridiron coaches called him "...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe Track Views

The caption reads: THREE VIEWS OF JIM THORPE

Jim Thorpe shown running, throwing the shot in the shot put, and the in the middle of the long jump.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe with Olympic Trophies, #1, 1912

The headline reads: World's Greatest Athlete and His Trophies

Jim Thorpe and his trophies for winning the 1912 Olympic decathlon and penthalon.

This image appears in the Star, a newspaper published in Fort Worth, Texas.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe with Olympic Trophies, #2, 1912

The headline reads: ATHLETE AND TROPHIES

Jim Thorpe and his trophies for winning the 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
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
Joseph Guyon Student File

Student file of Joseph Guyon, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on December 7, 1911 and departed on June 15, 1914. The file contains student information cards, medical and physical records, an outing evaluation, an application for enrollment, a report after leaving, and a...

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
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
Olympic Champions in 1912

The headline reads: 20,000 PARADE IN HONOR OF AMERICAN OLYMPIC HEROES

The caption reads: "Jim" Thorp. A. R. Kiviat. Louis Scott. N. S. Tabor. George Bonhag. Tell Berna. Harry Babcock. Ralph Craig. Platt Adams. A. W. Richards.

American Olympic...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Olympic Heroes, The Three Men Carlisle Will Honor, 1912

The caption on the front reads: The Three Men Carlisle will Honor. Left to Right: Thorpe, Tewanima, Warner.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Olympic Heroes THORPE TEWANIMA and WARNER will return to Carlisle Pa., August 16, 1912. Five Bands, Big Street...

Format: Postcard
Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection
Sylvester Long Student File

Student file of Sylvester Long, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on August 28, 1909, and departed on October 10, 1913. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, financial transactions, a former student response postcard, 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
The Red Man (Vol. 4, No.6)
February 1912

William B. Freer wrote about the second annual Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Fair held in Watonga. He mentioned that between 2,000 and 2,500 Cheyenne and Arapaho attended the fair. Some of the events discussed were religious services; a lecture on tuberculosis and trachoma; and numerous...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Thorpe and Welch, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: THORPE AND WELCH

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection
Thorpe, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: THORPE

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection
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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