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Oscar Hiram Lipps papers , 1912-1939
- Lipps, Oscar H.
- Oscar Hiram Lipps papers
- 1912-1939 (inclusive)19121939
- 1 linear feet, (2 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 151
- 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.
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
1299 University of Oregon
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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.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top
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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Indians of North America--Civil rights
- Indians of North America--Social conditions
- Student publications--Pennsylvania--Carlisle
- Chemawa Vocational School
- 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
Form or Genre Terms
- Indian agents
- School superintendents