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Haskell Institute scrapbook


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Consists of a scrapbook entitled "Annual Report of the Girls' Advisors of Haskell Institute, 1935-1936." The scrapbook chronicles the activities of girls at this secondary school in Lawrence, Kansas, that was run for Native Americans by the U.S. Dept. of Interior's Office of Indian Affairs. The material covers the student council, girls clubs, girls dorms and gardens, gym classes, dances, campus queens, letters to parents, work programs, religious and social activities, and pageantry as a means of educating the public about Indian culture and history. Included are 94 gelatin silver photographs of students (some in ceremonial costume) and Haskell Institute scenes.

The scrapbook was probably once the copy of Mrs. Margaret Pearson Speelman, the Head Girls Advisor, as the photos are captioned throughout in her handwriting.

Purchase; 1995..

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Haskell Institute scrapbook, 1935-1936. 1 box.
Physical Description

1 box

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