Scope and Contents note
The collection includes general correspondence, 1934–1938, regarding Indian problems and Indian rights, with letters from Matthew K. Sniffen, secretary of the Indian Rights Association. Special reports include: “The Indian Tribes of Southeast Alaska,” (1936); Metlakatla, Alaska Memory Book (Metlakatla, Alaska, 1937); The Case of the California Indians (Chemawa, Oregon, 1932); “Confidential Report on Conditions of California Indians” (1920); “Report on Economic and Social Conditions of the Indians of Idaho, Oregon and Washington” (1927); “The Eskimos of the Bering Sea” (1936). One folder contains a collection of Indian school press publications, particularly from Carlisle and Chemawa Indian schools.
- Lipps, Oscar H. (Person)
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Oscar Hiram Lipps was born in Fayette, Indian and educated at American University, Harriman, Tennessee. He was a teacher, and entered the U.S. Indian School service in 1898. He served at the Carlisle Indian School, as superintendent of the Nez Perce Agency, at the Chemawa Indian School, and as a field representative of the U. S. Indian Service.
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Oscar H. Lipps served at the Carlisle Indian School, as superintendent of the Nez Perce Agency, at the Chemawa Indian School, and as a field representative of the U. S. Indian Service at the end of the 1800s. The collection includes general correspondence, 1934–1938, regarding Indian problems and Indian rights and Indian school press publications.
Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence and papers; Reports.
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- Alaska Subject Source: Local sources
- Chemawa Vocational School
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Indian agents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indians of North America -- Civil rights Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indians of North America -- Social conditions Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Native Americans Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Oregon Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Politics and Politicians Subject Source: Archiveswest
- School superintendents Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Student publications -- Pennsylvania -- Carlisle Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- U.S. Indian School (Chemawa, Salem, Or.)
- United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)
- United States. Office of Indian Affairs
- United States. Office of Indian Affairs. Nez Percé Agency
- Guide to the Oscar Hiram Lipps papers
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