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Charles A. Bender Student File

Student file of Charles A. Bender, a member of Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 5, 1896, graduated in 1902, and departed on May 14, 1902. The file contains a student information card, a report after leaving, a returned student survey, photographs, news clippings related to Bender's professional baseball career, and a letter/correspondence.

The file indicates that Bender attended Dickinson College Preparatory School (Conway Hall) and worked as a assistant watch maker at R. H. Conlyn in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1902.  The file also indicates that Bender was a professional baseball player playing for the Harrisburg Athletic Club in 1902, signed with Philadelphia Athletics in 1903, and played through 1911 with Philadelphia, having pitched in the World Series in 1910.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration