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Catalogue of the Indian Industrial School, 1902
1902

A booklet of information and photographs assembled by the Carlisle Indian School for their 23rd year, circa 1902.  Includes a short history of the school and the town and school demographic information.  Includes pictures of arriving students, students during classroom and extracurricular...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Invincible Debating Society, c. 1895

Portrait of a large group of male students with one white man in the center of the group posed in front of a school building. The caption identifies them as the Invincible Debating Society. 

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Invincible Society [version 1], 1890

Portrait of a large group of male students, some holding instruments, with a white man in the center of the bottom row. They are posed on the front steps of a building on the school grounds. The caption on the Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image states that this is the...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Meeting of the Invincible Debating Society, 1901

Group of seated male students facing two male students seated at a desk on a dais and one male student standing as if to address the group. 

In 1901 the Bureau of Indian Affairs contracted with the photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston to document the...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Pages 70 and 71, Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society (1894-1906)

The first volume of the Invincible Debating Society's minutes contains entries, arranged chronologically, from September 1894 through November 1906. These entries, which start on page 21 and vary in length, usually include the date, a description of the meeting, updates on the Society's activities, and identify members who participated. The first twenty pages include the membership roll as well as the Society's constitution and bylaws. Pages without content were not photographed. The Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society comprise 3 volumes, which are located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1339.

Pages 136 and 137, Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society (1906-1915)

The second volume of the Invincible Debating Society's minutes contains entries, arranged chronologically, from December 1906 through November 1915. These entries, which start on page 1 vary in length, usually include the date, a description of the meeting, updates on the Society's activities, and identify members who participated. The first section of this volume contains unnumbered pages that list the membership rolls for each academic year. Pages without content were not photographed. The Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society comprise 3 volumes, which are located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1339.

Two letters, which relate to the Society's fundraising for the Belgian Relief fund, were found within this volume at the U.S. National Archives.

Pages 92 and 93, Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society (1914-1918)

The third volume of the Invincible Debating Society's minutes contains entries, arranged chronologically, from November 1915 through June 1918. These entries, which start on page 20 and vary in length, usually include the date, a description of the meeting, updates on the Society's activities, and identify members who participated. The first section in this volume includes a typed program for two meetings in 1915 and the Society's membership roll. Pages without content were not photographed. The Minutes of the Invincible Debating Society comprise 3 volumes, which are located at the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 75, Series 1339.

Two loose documents were found in this volume, including an undated Roll Call and questions to discuss at meeting in May 1918 .

The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 36)
April 16, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "There's Danger," about the evils of drink. Next appeared "In an Indian Camp: How to Cook Beans," adapted from the Cheyenne Transporter newspaper, about cleaning cooking utensils before using them. The article continued on page four. Page two...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 14)
November 12, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "A Fourteen-Year-Old Girl's Good Advice," followed by an article called "The Menomonees and Pottawatomies Dance: A Story by Lucy Jordan, Stockbridge, a pupil from Wisconsin," that told of an 1882 visit by dancers to her home agency in Keshena, Wisconsin....

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 16)
November 26, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Sound Principle But Poor Poetry," followed by "A Boy Needs a Trade," about the degradation of a ditch digger reprinted from the Detroit Free Press. There was also an article called "A Sick Man who Wanted Whiskey." The second page included a report in the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 28)
February 18, 1887

The first page opened with the poem, "You Conquer Me, Me Conquer You" followed by a letter from Rev. Edward F. Wilson of the Shingwauk Home titled "An Indian School in Canada," which described Wilson’s report to the Indian Department of Canada on his visit to Carlisle, the Lincoln Institute and...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 26)
February 15, 1889

The first page began with an untitled poem that began with the first line, “Waste not moments, no, nor words,” followed by A-Te-Ka’s letter to the Man-on-the-band-stand titled “It Took Eight Years to Discover a Mistake.” The letter recalled a December 1881 article on early student art work from...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 4, No. 7)
September 28, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem warning of the evils of debt, followed by “Eet, Kit-E-Ko Give It To Me: A True Story,” about fictional Aunt Martha’s exasperation after generously giving away all her potatoes to hungry Pawnee women. The story continued on page four. Page two featured...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 7)
October 4, 1889

The first page opened with a poem "Bear It in Mind” followed by the third installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: All Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” which continued on the fourth page. Page...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Invincible Yearbook 1915-1916
1915

A description of this publication is not currently available.

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna, 1895
c.1895

Souvenir pamphlet for the Carlisle Indian School.  Includes a short description of the school in the beginning, mentioning its history and aims.  Images of the campus, school buildings, dorm rooms, classrooms, extracurricular groups, and graduates are given, each including a short caption....

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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