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Haskell Institute



1884: Founded as the United States Indian Industrial Training School. 1887: Name changed to Haskell Institute. 1970: Haskell developed into a junior college and changed its name to Haskell Indian Junior College. 1993: The Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Ada Deer, approved the plan, and the institution was renamed as Haskell Indian Nations University.

Found in 10 Records:

A. Dill's history of Haskell Indian Institute

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P727

On the eve of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of Haskell Indian Institute, A. Dill reflects on the history of Haskell, located in Lawrence, Kansas, and the celebratory pageant set to take place.

Dates: approximately 1934

Clipping scrapbooks compiled by Sara Robinson

Call Number: RH MS E67

This collection consists of news clippings collected by Sara Robinson, Charles Robinson's wife, and compiled into scrapbooks. The clippings treat the lives of Charles Robinson, John Brown, James H. Lane, and numerous others prominent in Kansas history. There is biographical information about Lawrence residents, local and regional history.

Dates: 1857 - 1894

Duke D'Ambra photograph collection

Call Number: RH PH 69

This collection consists of approximately 1,500 prints and 2,285 negatives of the photographic work of Duke D'Ambra. The photographic images include scenes of 50 years of life in Lawrence, Kansas from the 1920s to the 1970s. D'Ambra photographed buildings, businesses, residents at work and at play, and their homes. He captured the effect of dust storms in the 1930s, the floods of the 1950s, and war on the community. He also documented a growing Haskell Indian Institute.

Dates: approximately 1920s-1970s

G. Graves newspaper clippings

Call Number: RH MS 1198

Newspaper clippings dating from 1950 to 1980, covering local history in and around Lawrence, Kansas. The collection also includes several funeral memorials, a booklet about volunteering opportunities in Lawrence, Kansas in 1966, and a program for a religious service honoring Reverend W.S. Simms for 50 years of Christian service. Other local topics found in the collection include Haskell Institute and education in Lawrence more generally, as well as the Lawrence Jewish Community Center.

Dates: 1950 - 1980

Haskell Indian Band program

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P470

Program of concert by the Haskell Indian Band from Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas. Dennison, Wheelock, Director, no date provided on the program. On the reverse side there are handwritten notes regarding bulls, cows, steers, hogs.

Dates: between 1903 and 1904

Haskell Institute programs

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P726

This small collection includes a program of the senior presentation of "Hiawatha", a drama, at Haskell Institute, 24 May 1904; two copies of the 1905 junior program; and a commencement day program for June 28th, all for programs held by classes at the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1904 - 1905

John L. Glinka correspondence

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P202

Correspondence concerning evaluation of Haskell Institute and pamphlets about Haskell Institute of Lawrence, Kansas, dating from 1969-1970.

Dates: 1969 - 1970

Oscar Eugene Learnard family papers

Call Number: RH MS 36

This collection consists of copied and original correspondence, clippings, photographs, and other related materials regarding the life of Oscar Eugene Learnard, his family, and the early history of Lawrence, Kansas.

Dates: 1850 - 1943

"Student Articles on [Native American] Personalities"

Call Number: RH MS 1559

The Thelma Haverty collection includes student essays about Native American personalities, written in March 1964. Thelma Haverty was a business instructor at Haskell Indian Nations University, then still the Haskell Institute, and compiled this collection from her 1964 second year Business English students. Terms and language used is representative when the texts were created and has not been replicated in this finding aid.

Dates: March 1-23, 1964

"Toward Education Per Aspera"

 Collection — Volume 1
Call Number: RH MS 121

Brought to Kansas in his early childhood, Clarence Birch became a teacher in Kansas rural schools, Haskell Institute, and the Lawrence public schools. He served as superintendent of the Lawrence Public School System from 1931 to 1939. He later wrote "Toward Education Per Aspera, A Manuscript Autobiography of a Kansas Educator" in 1966.

Dates: 1966