O.H. Bakeless papers, 1879-1905.


O.H. Bakeless papers, 1879-1905.

The papers consist of manuscript and typed letters and copies of general letters of recommendation written between 1879 and 1896 by former employers, teachers and colleagues of Bakeless, including A. S. Burrows, John G. Cope, James M. Coughlin, W. C. McClanahan, F. A. March, William Noetling, W. P. Scharf, Richard Lincoln, and D. J. Waller. The letters are arranged alphabetically by writer. Also included is a manuscript copy, in an unidentified hand, of the preamble and resolutions regarding Bakeless from the minutes of a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Catawissa School District held on 1886 Apr 20; an undated typed draft of Bakeless's letter of resignation from the Indian Industrial School to R. H. Pratt, which includes Bakeless's recommendations for future Indian education and manuscript changes in Pratt's hand; an ALS from R. H. Pratt, former Superintendent of the Indian Industrial School dated 1905 Sep 19 regarding a letter of recommendation; an ALS from William Silver to Bakeless dated 1898 Jun 17, concerning his contribution toward the education fund for an Indian student with a typed carbon copy receipt for Silver's contribution signed by Bakeless; and a card photograph of Bakeless with his wife and other staff of the Indian Industrial School.

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Pratt, Richard Henry, 1840-1924

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Richard Henry Pratt (1840-1924) was a U.S. Army officer who fought for the Union during the Civil War, served on the western frontier (to 1875), established and administered the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (1879-1904). He advocated fair treatment of U.S. Indians and strongly believed that through education they could be assimilated into American society. Richard Henry Pratt devoted his life to public service, beginning as a soldier in the Civil War and later fighting Indians on the fron...

Lincoln, Richard Thomas, 1933-

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March, F. A.

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Burrows, A. S. (Andrew S.)

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Cope, John G.

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Bakeless, O. H.

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O. H. (Oscar Hugh) Bakeless was a graduate of the Bloomsburg [Pennsylvania] Normal School (ca. 1878) and Lafayette College (ca. 1890). He was a teacher and principal at a number of Pennsylvania schools, and was the principal of the Academic Department of the United States Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, from ca. 1890 until he accepted the position as head of the Department of Theory and Practice of Teaching at the Bloomsburg State Normal School in 1902. From the d...

Waller, D. J.

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Scharf, W. P.

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Silver, William E. (William Eliot), 1929-

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Coughlin, James Robert

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Carlisle Indian Industrial School (Carlisle, Pa.)

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The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was the brainchild of a young lieutenant of the 10th United States (U.S.) Cavalry, Richard Henry Pratt. Lieutenant Pratt had great sympathy for the misery of the Indian, even while he was engaged in subduing the hostile tribes of the West. He became convinced that the solution to the Indian uprisings lay in the education of the Indian rather than in further bloodshed. No public schools allowed Indian students, but Pratt, with the help of influential sympathi...

Noetling, William

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