Wheelock, James Riley

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Complaint Regarding Band Students

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James R. Wheelock Student File

Student file of James R. Wheelock, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on August 30, 1889 and ultimately departed on June 30, 1897. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, financial transactions, a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James R. Wheelock, c.1890

Studio portrait of James R. Wheelock.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
James Riley Wheelock

The caption reads: JAMES REILY WHEELOCK

Portrait of James Riley Wheelock.

This image appears in The Telegraph, which is published in Harrisburg.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James Riley Wheelock Band Poster

The title reads: THE UNITED STATES INDIAN BAND THE ONLY PROFESSIONAL INDIAN BAND IN THE WORLD

The caption reads: JAMES RILEY WHEELOCK (ONEIDA) DIRECTOR

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
James Wheelock's Band Letterhead

The letterhead reads: Wheelock AND HIS CONCERT BAND
PERMANENT OFFICE - PHILADELPHIA, PA.

The caption reads: JAMES RILEY WHEELOCK; DIRECTOR.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Joseph Morrison and James R. Wheelock [version 1], c.1892

Studio portrait of Joseph Morrison (left) and James R. Wheelock (right). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Joseph Morrison and James R. Wheelock [version 2], c.1892

Studio portrait of Joseph Morrison (at left) and James R. Wheelock (at right).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request for Return Home of Hugh Wheelock

These materials include materials related to a request by James Riley Wheelock to have his brother, Hugh Wheelock, released from the Carlisle Indian School. James claimed that his brother was being held at the school to prevent him from playing in Wheelock's band, and to make him play for the...

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