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Oscar Hiram Lipps papers, 1912-1939

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lipps, Oscar H.
Title
Oscar Hiram Lipps papers
Dates
1912-1939 (inclusive)
Quantity
1.0 linear feet, (2 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 151
Summary
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.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

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.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with the Division of Special Collections & University Archives. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Manuscripts Librarian of the Division of Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Oscar Hiram Lipps Papers, Ax 151, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Correspondence and papersReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Correspondence and documents, re: work as field representative
1934-1938
1 2
Contracts and correspondence, re: jobs
1 3
Correspondence, general
1934-1938
1 4
Family history
1 5
Miscellaneous papers
1 6
Miscellaneous publications

ReportsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
2
Lipps. The Indian tribes of southeast Alaska
1936
2
Metlakatla, Alaska. Memory book
1937
2
Lipps. Syllabus of course, Alaskan native village government and community life
1938
2
Lipps. The case of the California Indians
1932
2
Lipps. Voyaging in Eskimo land
1936
2
Lipps. In the matter of the heirs of Edna Cox, deceased
1912
2
Lipps. Description of vocational senior high school courses...Chemawa, Oregon
1930
2
Lipps. Confidential report on conditions of California Indians
1920
2
McDowell. Report on the landless Indians of California
1919
2
Lipps. Report on the Indian Congress, Spokane, Washington
July 1926
2
Lipps. Report on Indian organization, Flathead reservation
1937
2
Lipps. Report on the economic and social conditions of the Indians of Idaho. Oregon and Washington
1927
2
Lipps. Report of a survey of Industrial conditions, Blackfeet reservation, Montana
1922
2
Lipps. The Eskimos on Bering sea. A report on their economic and social conditions
1936
Folder
2
Fort Bidwell (California). Indian Colony project
undated