Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The caption on this postcard reads: Band Stand and Girls Quarters, Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa. (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

12 Images From Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Carlisle Indian Industrial School digitized by Dickinson College of Carlisle, PA

With the digitization of Carlisle Indian Industrial School information thanks to Dickinson College of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a treasure trove of images is now available on the project’s website.

The college’s Community Studies Center (CSC) and its Archives and Special Collections Department put the project together in 2013 and since August of 2013 they have been sending teams of researchers to the National Archives to scan and digitize information relating to CIIS.

Here are just 12 images from the many pages available on the project’s website. View them all at CarlisleIndian.Dickinson.edu/Images.

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Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The handwritten note reads: Group of Indian Boys. Carlisle. 6/6, 1899. (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

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Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The caption reads: FOOTBALL TEAM. This image appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902). (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The caption reads: THE FAMOUS INDIAN BAND OF 1901. This image appears in John N. Choate’s Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902). (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The caption on this postcard reads: BOYS AT HEAVY GYMNASTICS AT INDIAN SCHOOL. CARLISLE, Pa. (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

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Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Manus Screamer, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, went on to become a musician and started his own orchestra. (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The handwritten note reads: Group of Indian Girls. Carlisle. 6/6, 1899. (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

This caption reads: TOM TORLINO – NAVAJO. AS HE ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1882. AS HE APPEARED THREE YEARS LATER. This image appears in John N. Choate’s Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902). (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

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Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The captions on these images 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, Girls’ Quarters, Girls’ Industrial Hall and Dining-room, Shops. (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

These three small images of Francis Guardipee, taken during his time at Carlisle, are found in his NARA student file. (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The caption reads: WOUNDED YELLOW ROBE. HENRY STANDING BEAR. CHAUNCY YELLOW ROBE. SIOUX BOYS AS THEY ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1883. THREE YEARS LATER. This image appears in John N. Choate’s Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902). (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School

The caption reads: ESKIMO GROUP. AS THEY ENTERED CARLISLE IN 1897. AS THEY APPEAR IN SCHOOL DRESS. This image appears in John N. Choate’s Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902). (Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA)

This story was originally published on January 22, 2014.

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