The Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center has recently received a wonderful donation of 11 original images related to the Carlisle Indian School from the family of Brockey (Charles W. Buck) (Piegan). Brockey attended the school from 1890 to 1895 and collected these items during his studies.
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!
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.
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.
The press comments section opened the issue. Will M. Maupin wrote the first article in which he discussed the need for schools on Indian lands. Maupin referred to the Genoa Indian School in Nebraska as an example of excellence. Next, Charles E. Waterman discussed Metalluk, the last of the Ananagunticooks who used to roam the valley of the Androscoggin. In the next article, author Key Wolf covered success of the Indian Day School as a community center. The final article, pulled from the New York Press, discussed the problems that faced Indians in New York.
The issue opened with an editorial comment on the Everglade Seminoles and the desire to open the Colville Reservation to settlement. The press comments section followed. The first article, written by F. F. Avery, discussed the Colville Indians and their industrial approaches and practices. The use of funds was particularly notable in the article. The following article, by Minnie Moore Wilson, covered the rights of the Florida Seminoles and their connection to the Everglades.
The opening press comments section included various articles, pulled from newspapers across the country, about American Indians. The first article, written by John Ris, wrote about "Paiute Country" in the Southwest. Next, Charles E. Waterman wrote about Catherine, a member of the Ojibway Nation. The next article, pulled from the Bennet County Booster, discussed a fable about the friendship between an Indian and a white man. The final article was a poem about life before white settlers entered North America, and was written by R. H. Adams.
The press comments section opened with news articles about engineering feats of Indians. The first article, pulled from the Century Magazine, discussed Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Courtney Ryley Cooper, author of the next article, wrote about the Battle of Wounded Knee. The final article, pulled from the Boston Herald, detailed the studies of the homes of cliff dwellers in New Mexico and Arizona.
The opening press comments section compiled excerpts from various news outlets that discussed Indian affairs. In the first article, Minnie Moore-Wilson wrote about the oppression of the Florida Seminoles, and their rights. Arthur C. Parker discussed the memorial of the Society of American Indians. Next, Edwin L. Sabin wrote about the Pueblo Indians and the importance of fiestas in their culture. C. Henry Dickerman, author of the final article, discussed basket making techniques.
Superintendent Oscar Lipps opened the issue with a dedication to Gabe E. Parker, a Choctaw Indian who became the Superintendent of the Five Civilized Tribes. In the press comments section Canadian Indians, as well as the newest census were discussed. In an article pulled from the New York Post, General Hugh L. Scott who worked extensively with Indians was discussed. Next, the Navajo Fair was covered. The fair had displays and exhibits illustrating Navajo culture and products. Charles A.