Girls’ Quarters

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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1881
1881

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1881, containing the second annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The lengthy report includes discussions of curriculum, student recruitment, the school's campus, the success of the sending students on…

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Format:
Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Male students lined up on school grounds with a child in a sleigh, c.1881

Portrait of eighteen male students in school uniforms, lined up on the school grounds in front of the girls' dormitory. There is a small child in a sleigh on the ground near them although there is no snow on the ground.  

Format:
Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Male students posed on school grounds, c.1881

Row of male students in uniform posed on the school grounds with the girls' quarters and band stand in the background. 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Students on school grounds, c.1881

View of students on school grounds with superintendent's quarters on the left and the girls' quarters on the right. 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Girls' Quarters with Female Students, Staff, and Visitors, c. 1882

A view of the Girls' Quarters after the addition of the third story. Female students are posed on the porches of the upper two floors. More students, staff (including Richard Henry Pratt), and visitors are posed on the ground floor and in the area in front of the building. 

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
American Philosophical Society
Girls' Quarters, c.1884

The girls' quarters with a small group of female students gathered at the near end. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH3-019b, BS-CH-018, and 12-27-02O. 

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Campus After School [version 1], c.1885

A view of students on the school grounds, some are in uniform, some are not. The male students are in the foreground, female students are in the distance. Some of the male students are standing, some are lying on the ground. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image has the caption Campus After School…

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Campus After School [version 2], c.1885

A view of students on the school grounds, some are in uniform, some are not. The male students are in the foreground, female students are in the distance. Some of the male students are standing, some are lying on the ground. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-082a, BS-CH-053, and 12-07-02G.…

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Eight female students on the steps of the Girls' Quarters with teacher, c.1885

Portrait of eight female students of varying ages posed on the steps of a school building with a white female woman, presumably a teacher. 

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: "A Happy Group" Girls Quarters Carlisle Training School.

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Girls' Quarters [version 1], c.1885

The girls' quarters with female students on the porches, with the bandstand at right and the hospital building visible between them. 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Girls' Quarters [version 2], c.1885

The girls' quarters with female students visible on the porches, with the bandstand at right and the hospital building visible between them. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-058B and 10A-C-03. 

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
School grounds, c.1885

View of the the school grounds with a few students, showing the back of the teachers' quarters, the band stand, and the girls' quarters. 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #1, c.1890

A composite of 16 photographs of the school. The captions read: Small Boys’ Quarters, Ass’t. Supt’s. Quarters, Superintendent’s Quarters, Chapel, Guard House, Hospital, Disciplinarian’s Quarters, Band Stand, After School, School Building, Large Boys’ Quarters, Christmas Dinner, School Room, Office & Teachers’ Quarters, Gymnasium,…

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Interior of Girls' Room, c. 1895

Caption: INTERIOR OF GIRLS' ROOM.

The sleeping rooms in the Girls' Quarters are about 14 x 16 feet, each occupied by three girls, and in order to forward the use of English these girls usually represent three different tribes. The rooms are furnished with wardrobes, single beds, bureau, washstand, table, chairs…

Format:
Photograph, Reproduction
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Girls' Quarters, c. 1895

Caption: THE GIRLS' QUARTERS

are 200 x 120 feet with ample accommodations for 300 girls, and with a spacious, paved courtyard in the interior used as a tennis court etc. Besides the bedrooms, the building contains sitting and assembly rooms, music rooms, society rooms, library and reading rooms, as well as…

Format:
Photograph, Reproduction
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Girls' Reading Room, c. 1899

Female students posed seated at a long table, reading periodicals, in the reading room in the Girls' Quarters. 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Woman Posed in the Matron's Room, c. 1899

Woman posed sitting with writing materials in her hands in a room with extensive decorations including Native American objects. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging identifies this as "the Matron's Room, Girls' Department." 

Format:
Glass Plate Negative
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Corner of a Girl's Room, c. 1900

View of a corner in a girl's room, with a large window flanked with a bookcase and a bureau. 

Format:
Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Girls' Quarters and Bandstand, c. 1900

View taken from the center of campus showing the Girls' Quarters and the Bandstand, with female students on the grounds. 

Format:
Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Male Students with Fire Engine Outside Girls' Quarters, c. 1900

Large group of male students lined up both in front of and behind the school's fire engine on a path with the Girls' Quarters in the background. Female students are standing on the lawn and on the porches of the building. 

Format:
Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Man Next to Flag Pole in the Snow, c. 1900

View of a snowy campus with a man near the flag pole on a path cleared from the Girls' Quarters to the pole. The Girls' Quarters is in the background. 

The image is somewhat damaged. 

Format:
Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Table with Photographs in a Girl's Room, c. 1900

View of a corner of a room of a female student. A table or desk is covered with many framed photographs. There is a framed photograph of the school band hanging above the desk and there's another photograph, probably also of Carlisle students, sitting on a chair. 

Format:
Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
View of School Grounds in Winter, c. 1900

View of the central campus with the Bandstand, the Girls' Quarters, and the Teacher's Quarters with snow-covered grounds. 

Format:
Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Girl's Bedroom, 1901

View of a girl's bedroom showing single bed, washstand, table with ornaments and many photographs and other decorations on the walls. 

In 1901 the Bureau of Indian Affairs contracted with the photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston to document the school at Carlisle for an exhibit at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.…

Format:
Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
black and white image; band stand on the left and girls' quarters on the right, trees around both

The caption on the front of the postcard reads: Girls Quarters, Campus and Summer House, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa.  A note has been written on the front which reads "Having a nice time, but getting tired of country life, Elliott."

It has been addressed to Mrs. T. Myer, #1838 North 22nd St. Philadelphia.

 

Format:
Postcard
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections