Thorpe, Jim

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Jim Thorpe Playing Baseball

The caption reads: "JIM" THORPE was the greatest All-American football team ever devised. When he played with Carlisle a dozen years ago, there was no real defense against his vicious rushes, and hte player whom he tackled generally woke up some hours afterward, with the question, "How...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe shaking hands, c.1912

The handwritten note reads: Thorpe

Jim Thorpe shaking hands with Moses Friedman while Glenn "Pop" Warner, Lewis Tewanima, and a crowd look on.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe Track Referee, 1937

The headline reads: Honorary Greenway Referee

The caption reads: The stocky man ictured yeing the stop-watch once was referred to by a king as "the greatest athlete the world has ever known". Previously, one of America's outstanding gridiron coaches called him "...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe Track Views

The caption reads: THREE VIEWS OF JIM THORPE

Jim Thorpe shown running, throwing the shot in the shot put, and the in the middle of the long jump.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe with Olympic Trophies, #1, 1912

The headline reads: World's Greatest Athlete and His Trophies

Jim Thorpe and his trophies for winning the 1912 Olympic decathlon and penthalon.

This image appears in the Star, a newspaper published in Fort Worth, Texas.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe with Olympic Trophies, #2, 1912

The headline reads: ATHLETE AND TROPHIES

Jim Thorpe and his trophies for winning the 1912 Olympic decathlon and pentathlon.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe, c.1910

Jim Thorpe around 1910.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Jim Thorpe, c.1910

The caption reads: JAMES THORPE (INDIAN)   FROM THE CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL   THE WORLD’S CHAMPION ATHLETE.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Joseph Guyon Student File

Student file of Joseph Guyon, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on December 7, 1911 and departed on June 15, 1914. The file contains student information cards, medical and physical records, an outing evaluation, an application for enrollment, a report after leaving, and a...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Lewis Tewanima and Jim Thorpe, c.1912

The headline reads: CARLISLE INDIAN ATHLETES LIKELY TO MAKE OLYMPIC TEAM

The captions reads: TEWAUNIA, MARATHON.    THORPE, WEIGHTS, HURDLES AND SPRINTS.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Olympic Champions in 1912

The headline reads: 20,000 PARADE IN HONOR OF AMERICAN OLYMPIC HEROES

The caption reads: "Jim" Thorp. A. R. Kiviat. Louis Scott. N. S. Tabor. George Bonhag. Tell Berna. Harry Babcock. Ralph Craig. Platt Adams. A. W. Richards.

American Olympic...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Olympic Heroes, The Three Men Carlisle Will Honor, 1912

The caption on the front reads: The Three Men Carlisle will Honor. Left to Right: Thorpe, Tewanima, Warner.

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Olympic Heroes THORPE TEWANIMA and WARNER will return to Carlisle Pa., August 16, 1912. Five Bands, Big Street...

Format: Postcard
Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection
Sylvester Long Student File

Student file of Sylvester Long, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on August 28, 1909, and departed on October 10, 1913. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, financial transactions, a former student response postcard, letters/...

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Tewanima and Track Recap, 1909

The headline reads: Indian Wins Exiciting Ten Mile Run

The captions read: JOHNNY McHUGH STARTER      JAMES THORPE.     LEWIS TENEWANINA     J. NORMAN LYND      WESLEY W COE.      HARRY HILLMAN       LAWSON ROBERTSON     JOHN J. ELLER.

The...

Format: Photograph, Reproduction
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
The Red Man (Vol. 4, No.6)
February 1912

William B. Freer wrote about the second annual Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Fair held in Watonga. He mentioned that between 2,000 and 2,500 Cheyenne and Arapaho attended the fair. Some of the events discussed were religious services; a lecture on tuberculosis and trachoma; and numerous...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Thorpe and Welch, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: THORPE AND WELCH

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection
Thorpe, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: THORPE

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection
Additional Receipts of Individual Student Accounts
February 16, 1907

William A. Mercer forwards additional receipts for accounts of individual students of individual Indian moneys not included in cash papers previously sent. Also included are receipts for disbursements from the emergency account as well as documenting other emergency account disbursements for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Changes to Staff Salaries and Organization, 1912
January 15 - August 31, 1912

These materials include correspondence, an excerpt from an inspection report, and memoranda concerning staff organization and salary changes at the Carlisle Indian School. After an inspection by Charles F. Peirce, the salaries of certain employees were frozen and readjusted, and the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Filming of the Carlisle Indian School by Gaumont Company
April 22, 1912 - May 11, 1912

These materials include correspondence between the Gaumont Company and the Bureau of Indian Affairs about filming done at the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence mostly discusses a complimentary roll of the film that was provided to the Bureau. The filming reportedly included shots of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Letters And Articles Concerning Jim Thorpe's Olympic Victories
July 22, 1912- July 31, 1912

This material includes letters and articles about the success of Jim Thorpe at the Stockholm Olympics. This includes a newspaper article as well as a personal letter of congratulations from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Contract Proposal from New York National Baseball Club for Jim Thorpe
September 9, 1912 - October 4, 1912

The material includes correspondence about Jim Thorpe and his desire to decline a contract with the New York National Baseball Club. Richard C. Adams, Great Sachem of the Brotherhood of North American Indians National Organization, wrote to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding this...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of James Thorpe's Siblings
September 9, 1912 - November 1, 1912

This material contains correspondence regarding a request Jim Thorpe made to have his siblings, Edward Thorpe and Adeline Thorpe, transferred from schools in Oklahoma (the Sac and Fox Indian School and the Chilocco Indian School) to Carlisle. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brief of Charges and Answers Against Superintendent Moses Friedman
December 1, 1913 - May 1, 1914

These materials include legal documents and correspondence regarding charges filed against Superintendent Moses Friedman after an inspection and investigation of the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the documents are the official charges against Friedman, his answers to those charges,...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence File, 1918-1966
November 29, 1918 - April 19, 1966

This material is a collection of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs between 1918 and 1966, all related to the Carlisle Indian School. As the Carlisle Indian School closed in 1918, the majority of these letters are either requesting information about the school and its...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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