Reflecting on Eight Years

It's hard to believe it's already been eight years since our first group of interns completed their summer work of scanning documents at the U.S. National Archives and then processing the files and posting the material to our website. It's also been four years since two of our team members spent two months compiling information about the Carlisle students who died while attending Carlisle in order to develop our Cemetery Information resource pages.

Summer Digitization Trip to the National Archives

Five members of the Dickinson College Archives team recently started the latest in a series of digitization trips to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

George Gilbert '19, Julia Bray '19, and Library Digital Projects Manager Don Sailer '09 are joined by project consultants Blair Williams and Frank Vitale '16 for a two week trip to scan administrative documents related to the operation of the Carlisle Indian School.  The team is looking forward to discovering more about Carlisle through this records series.

Winter Digitization Trip to the National Archives

Five members of the Dickinson College Archives team recently started the latest in a series of digitization trips to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

George Gilbert '19, Friends of the Library Intern Rachel Suppok ’16, and Library Digital Projects Manager Don Sailer '09 are joined by project consultants Blair Williams and Frank Vitale '16 for a two week trip to scan administrative documents related to the operation of the Carlisle Indian School.  The team is looking forward to discovering more about Carlisle through this records series.

New Collection Online: John N. Choate Glass Plate Negatives

The Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections recently acquired a collection of 39 glass plate negatives from the studio of John Nicholas Choate, the famed photographer who frequently captured images of Carlisle Indian School students and activities. The collection includes individual and group portraits, most of which were not commercially sold. As a result, most of these images are rare and have never been publicly accessible before.

Announcing a Teachers' Institute on the Carlisle Indian School

Thanks to a grant from the NHPRC, Dickinson College will host a Teachers' Institute on the Carlisle Indian School and the continuing impact of Indian boarding schools. The institute will be held July 30-August 4, 2017 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Specialists in American Indian education and 12 secondary school educators will come together to confront and interrogate this important history.

A Milestone is Reached - Series 1327 Completely Online!

After three years and nine team research trips to Washington, DC for digitization of Carlisle Indian School content, we have completed processing and posting online all of the student file folders from Series 1327 from the National Archives. Series 1327 is the largest collection of individual student records, composed of 155 boxes and more than 6100 individual folders. These folders collectively hold roughly 125,000 pages of material, now fully available to everyone for use!

Summer Digitization Trip to the National Archives

Five members of the Dickinson College Archives team have recently begun the latest in a series of digitization trips to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.  Linda Genser '17, Paige Hamilton '17, and Fiona Keane '19 are joined by current Friends of the Library Intern Suri Smith '13 and next year's Friends of the Library Intern Frank Vitale '16 for a week-and-a-half long trip to scan administrative documents related to the operation of the Carlisle Indian School.  The team is looking forward to discovering more about Carlisle through this records series.

Winter Trip to the National Archives

A team of student interns, Rachel Kruchten '16, Justine Cenzer '18, and Frank Vitale '16, led by Friends of the Library Intern Suri Smith and Library Digital Projects Manager Don Sailer, are currently undertaking a three-week long scanning trip in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.!  The team hopes to scan all remaining student files for the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center, and to capture images and scans of various administrative and ephemeral records.  The team is excited to be back in Washington and at the National Archives.

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