Oscar Hiram Lipps papers, 1912-1939  PDF  XML

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Lipps, Oscar H.
Title
Oscar Hiram Lipps papers
Dates
1912-1939 (inclusive)
Quantity
1 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--SCUA
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

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Languages
English
Sponsor
Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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.

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Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Indians of North America--Civil rights
  • Indians of North America--Social conditions
  • Student publications--Pennsylvania--Carlisle

Corporate Names

  • 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

  • Correspondence

Occupations

  • Indian agents
  • School superintendents