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Guide to the Alfred W. Ramsey Papers

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Collection Summary

Title: Alfred W. Ramsey papers
Dates: 1883-1955 (bulk 1904-1913)
Collection No.: MSN/MN 0503
Creator: Ramsey, Alfred W. (Alfred Winston), 1883-1955
Extent: 3 containers plus 3 flat storage containers, plus 1 mapcase drawer; 3.5 linear feet
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: The manuscripts, printed ephemera, and photographs of business teacher Alfred W. Ramsey (1883-1955), deriving especially from his tenure at the U. S. government's Carlisle Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania (1909-10).

Selected Search Terms

United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)
Indians of North America -- Education -- Pennsylvania -- Carlisle -- History
Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation -- Pennsylvania -- Carlisle -- History
Business education -- United States

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Preferred Citation: Alfred W. Ramsey Papers, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The Alfred W. Ramsey Papers were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries in 2014, from William Reese Rare Books of New Haven, Connecticut. Arranged and described 2014, by Lauren Golden and Zoe Thrumston. Finding aid 2014, by Zoe Thrumston and George Rugg.

Biographical Note

Alfred Winston Ramsey was born on 11 December 1883 in Bradley County, Tennessee, to George and Sarah Webb Ramsey. He was educated at the Nashville office of Draughon's Practical Business Colleges, in bookkeeeping, shorthand, and typewriting, and also attended a Chicago shorthand reporting school. In a letter of 17 December 1908 (folder 1) Ramsey provides a resume of his professional experience to that point: "[o]ver five years' teaching experience in the various departments of Draughon's Practical Business Colleges, at Nashville, Tenn., Oklahoma City, Okla., and St. Louis, Mo.; one year as President of the Poudre Valley Business College, Fort Collins, Colo.; a practical bookkeeper; a short-hand reporter; a good business penman; an expert touch operator on the typewriter; a thorough English education; and 25 years of age." In January 1909 Ramsey accepted a provisional appointment as business teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was formally hired in March following a satisfactory result on his Civil Service examination. Ramsey was charged with organizing a business department at the school, to complement its trade and academic programs. A typescript in the collection, "Modern Business Training for Indians—and Its Need" (probably written by Ramsey) describes the business curriculum that Ramsey introduced to Carlisle: "The freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors are taught simple business methods and elementary acccounting, to calculate rapidly, to prepare short advertisements for the want columns of newspapers, to fill out bills, checks, notes, and other every day business forms, and to write letters of application and other business letters, and to write a penmanship that is not labored nor illegible. The seniors and the students of telegraphy electing to take it are given typewriting one hour daily. The regular students of the departments, those who have finished the academic work, are taught as much bookkeeping, shorthand, and typewriting as a two term course will permit." In addition to his teaching duties Ramsey was secretary of the YM/YWCA section at the school and advisory member of the "Susans" literary society; he was also involved with Sunday School instruction and Bible study. Ramsey also did a good deal of clerical work for the school and its superintendent, Moses Friedman, ". . . reporting the Commencement exercises, your [Friedman's] addresses, etc., and getting up reports, reading proof, and doing office work . . . ." He resigned his position effective 1 November 1910, apparently disillusioned with the Indian Service and the school. After his work in Carlisle Ramsey found a position as bookkeeper with the Cleveland, Tennessee, National Bank. Sometime thereafter he moved to Los Angeles, where he married Jessie Maud Parker (12 July 1916). He appears to have spent the remainder of his life there, working in various business capacities. He died on 16 August 1955.

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School was founded in 1879 by Captain Richard Henry Pratt, as part of a government project designed to "kill the Indian, save the man." In Ramsey's day it was overseen by the Office of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior. Carlisle became the model for 25 government Indian schools, founded on the premise that Native Americans could be equal to European Americans, provided they assimilate into European American society and culture. While the school removed Native American children from poverty and provided them with a free education, it also encouraged children to abandon their native cultures. Primary and secondary school students were brought to Carlisle from tribes accross the country; they were taught a wide array of vocational skills, supplemented by academic subjects. By 1910 the U. S. government had built more reservation schools in the West, and the need for Indian schools in the East diminished. In 1918, the Carlisle Indian Industrial School officially closed. The site is now home to the U.S. Army War College and the Carlisle Barracks.

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes manuscripts, printed matter, photographs, and realia preserved by Ramsey, most of it ca. 1904-1913. Particularly abundant, and notable, is material dating from Ramsey's time at Carlisle (1909-1910). There is a relatively small amount of personal correspondence of this period, some of it relating to Ramsey's hiring at Carlisle and his resignation the following year. A much larger body of manuscript material includes typescripts of student writing and typing exercises; copies of addresses by Carlisle administrators (especially superintendent Moses Friedman) and commencement speakers; school mission and policy statements; essays on character and behavior with a bearing on Indian education; and other topics. Some of this material would have been generated as a consequence of Ramsey's teaching (including instruction in typing), but much of it was the result of his de facto status as clerical assistant to Friedman. There are also two memory books preserved by Ramsey, with questionnaires filled out in manuscript by 79 different Carlisle students. The printed matter includes a broad selection of items from the Carlisle Indian Press; printing was one of the trades taught at the school, and Edgar Miller, the program's superintendent, was a particular friend of Ramsey's. Included are runs of school periodicals like the weekly The Carlisle Arrow and the monthly The Indian Craftsman (later titled The Red Man). There are also pamphlets, programs, broadsides, dance cards, and other ephemera. Photographs include panoramas of the Carlisle campus and a number of group portraits of the student cast of the comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth". Carlisle materials naturally relate to Ramsey's own duties and interests at the school: the business program itself, of course, as well as shorthand reporting, typing, and other clerical work done for Friedman. (The presence in the collection of so many commencement speeches and other addresses, for example, is attributable to Ramsey's shorthand and transcription capabilities). There are only a few items relating to the Athletic Department (see folders 77 to 77C). Items unrelated to Carlisle include manuscripts, printed matter, and photographs from Ramsey's earlier teaching career, at various Draughon's schools and at Poudre Valley. There are also photographs, postcards, and other materials relating to Purdue University, whose relevance to Ramsey is not clear.

Arrangement Note

The collection is arranged in two series: 1) Carlisle Indian Industrial School Materials; 2) Miscellaneous Materials.

Container List

  • Series 1: Carlisle Indian Industrial School Materials 
    • Subseries 1: Manuscripts
       
      • Correspondence and records re Alfred W. Ramsey's application for a position at CIIS, 1908 December 14 to 1909 April 15. Folder 1 (MSN/MN 0503-1)
        13 items, (8 letters, 2 telegrams, 2 records, 1 piece of printed ephemera), 21 pages.
        Includes correspondence and records relating to Ramsey's application for the position of business teacher at CIIS, his acceptance, and his Civil Service exam.

      • Correspondence and records re Alfred W. Ramsey's resignation from his position at CIIS, 1910 October 10 to November 21 and n.d. Folder 2 (MSN/MN 0503-2)
        11 items, (9 letters, 2 notes), 15 pages.
        Papers relating to Ramsey's resignation (29 September 1910, effective 1 November).

      • Letter: Moses Friedman to "All employees", 1909 May 27. Folder 3 (MSN/MN 0503-3)
        1 item (TL), with 1 enclosure.
        Re Circular No. 177 of 5 October 1908 (included), pertaining to fire drills. Friedman was superintendent at CIIS.

      • Letter: Moses Friedman to Alfred W. Ramsey, 1910 July 16. Folder 4 (MSN/MN 0503-4)
        1 items (TLS), 1 page.

      • Miscellaneous postcards to Alfred W. Ramsey, 1909 August 2 and 1910 November 23. Folder 5 (MSN/MN 0503-5)
        2 items (PCsS).
        The 1909 postcard, directed to Ramsey from Boston, depicts Soldiers Field with the handwritten notation "This is where the Indians play Foot ball."

      • Letter: Edgar Miller to Alfred W. Ramsey, after 1910 November. Folder 6 (MSN/MN 0503-6)
        1 item (ALS), 2 pages.
        Concerns Ramsey's interest in the Indians. Miller writes: "I'm quite surprised to learn that you are still interested in things Indian. Thought you had enough here—but do go to other schools, if you have the chance, and see that they are not all like this one. I'm quite sure such visits will improve your opinion of the service, and possibly of our friend, the Indian." Miller was superintendent of printing at Carlisle.

      • Miscellaneous YM/YWCA records, 1910 February-December. Folder 7 (MSN/MN 0503-7)
        4 items, 4 pages .
        Ramsey was secretary of the YM/YWCA section at Carlisle.

      • Letter: Nellie Robertson Denny to Alfred W. Ramsey, 1910 July 30. Folder 8 (MSN/MN 0503-8)
        1 item (ALS), 1 page with envelope.

      • Letter: Sara G. Hoxie to Alfred W. Ramsey, 1910 October 13. Folder 9 (MSN/MN 0503-9)
        1 item (ALS), 5 pages, with envelope.

      • Alfred W. Ramsey correspondence re shorthand and the National Shorthand Reporters Association, 1909 November-1910 June. Folder 10 (MSN/MN 0503-10)
        4 items, 6 pages.
        3 of the letters are by William L. James of the Success Shorthand School, Chicago.

      • Note: Mazie L. Skye to Alfred W. Ramsey, [1909-1910]. Folder 11 (MSN/MN 0503-11)
        1 item (ANS), 1 page, with envelope.
        Invitation to the Junior Class reception.

      • Letter: Mary B. Friedman to Alfred W. Ramsey, 1909. Folder 12 (MSN/MN 0503-12)
        1 item (ALS), 1 page, with envelope.
        Dinner invitation.

      • Note to Alfred W. Ramsey, [1909-1910]. Folder 13 (MSN/MN 0503-13)
        1 item (AN), 1 page.
        Invitation to a Carlisle Teacher's Club event.

      • Student essay: "What I Should Do When I Return to my People", [1909-1910]. Folder 14 (MSN/MN 0503-14)
        1 item (TMs), 2 pages, with handwritten corrections and additions.
        Unsigned essay describing life on the Winnebago reservation in northeast Nebraska.

      • Essay: A Eugene LaRey, "Metamorphosis of the Ego", [1909-1910]. Folder 15 (MSN/MN 0503-15)
        1 item (TMs), 21 pages.
        Possibly a typing exercise.

      • Student essay: William Bishop, "What Should Be the Life of a Carlisle Student", [1909-1910]. Folder 16 (MSN/MN 0503-16)
        1 item (TMsS), 3 pages.
        On self-improvement.

      • Essay: "Indian and U.S. History", [1909-1910]. Folder 17 (MSN/MN 0503-17)
        1 item (TMs), 4 pages.
        Possibly instructions for an assignment.

      • Student essay: William Dale, "A Legend of the Sun", [1909-1910]. Folder 18 (MSN/MN 0503-18)
        1 item, (TMs), 1 page.
        Indian folk tale. William Dale (Show-we-tsee), a member of the Caddo Nation, was a student at Carlisle between 1907 and 1911.

      • Student essay: "Housekeeping", [1909-1910]. Folder 19 (MSN/MN 0503-19)
        1 item (TMs), 4 pages.
        Describing the author's experience of the outing system and her education in housekeeping.

      • Speech outlining an "Indian Creed", [1909-1910]. Folder 20 (MSN/MN 0503-20)
        1 item, (TMs), 5 pages.

      • Essay: "Christmas at Carlisle", [1909-1910]. Folder 21 (MSN/MN 0503-21)
        1 item (TMs), 3 pages.
        Possibly a typing exercise.

      • Student essay: Peter Hauser, "Abraham Lincoln", [1909-1910]. Folder 22 (MSN/MN 0503-22)
        1 item (AMsS), 5 pages.
        Peter Hauser was a member of the Cheyenne Nation.

      • Student essay: Charles F. Huber, "Abraham Lincoln", [1909-1910]. Folder 23 (MSN/MN 0503-23)
        1 item (AMsS), 7 pages.
        Charles F. Huber was a member of the Gros Ventre Nation.

      • Student essay: Emil Hauser, "Abraham Lincoln", [1909-1910]. Folder 24 (MSN/MN 0503-24)
        1 item (AMsS), 6 pages.
        Emil Hauser was a member of the Cheyenne Nation..

      • Student essay: William Winnie, "Abraham Lincoln", [1909-1910]. Folder 25 (MSN/MN 0503-25)
        1 item (AMsS), 5 pages.
        William Winnie was a member of the Seneca Nation.

      • Student essay: Spencer F. Williams, "Abraham Lincoln", [1909-1910]. Folder 26 (MSN/MN 0503-26)
        1 item (AMsS), 5 pages.
        Spencer F. Williams was a member of the Seneca Nation.

      • Student essay: Elizabeth Penney, "Abraham Lincoln", [1909-1910]. Folder 27 (MSN/MN 0503-27)
        1 item (AMsS), 8 pages.
        Elizabeth Penney was a member of the Nez Perce Nation.

      • Student essay: Mary Redthunder, "The Possibilities of Christian Work on the Reservation", [1909-1910]. Folder 28 (MSN/MN 0503-28)
        1 item (TMs), 2 pages.
        Mary Redthunder was a member of the Seneca Nation.

      • Miscellaneous poems, [1909-1910]. Folder 29 (MSN/MN 0503-29)
        5 items (TMss), 5 pages. Four of the 5 are on Carlisle or U.S. Indian Service letterhead.
        Possibly typing exercises.

      • Essay: "Modern Business Training for Indians—and Its Need", [1909-1910]. Folder 30 (MSN/MN 0503-30)
        1 item (TMs), 4 pages; typed and handwritten annotations and corrections.
        An essay (annotated by Ramsey?) describing the purpose of the Business Department at Carlisle, with details of the curriculum.

      • Information on the business curricula at CIIS, [1909-1910]. Folder 30A (MSN/MN 0503-30A)
        3 items (TMss), 5 pages.
        Includes descriptions of the regular business course; the Business Department's course of study for the upper four grades; and special bookkeeping, typewriting, and shorthand courses. Presumably written by Ramsey.

      • J. Whitwell, "Discipline", [1909-1910]. Folder 30B (MSN/MN 0503-30B)
        1 item (TMs), 7 pages.

      • Essay: "The White Man's Book", [1909-1910]. Folder 31 (MSN/MN 0503-31)
        1 item (TMs), 1 page.

      • Henry Houck, "Address at the Commencement Exercises of the United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa.", 1910 March 31. Folder 33 (MSN/MN 0503-33)
        1 item (TMs), 3 pages.

      • Edwin Stuart, "Address to the Students and to the Graduating Class of 1910 of the United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., at the Commencement Exercises held March 31, 1910", 1910 March 31. Folder 32 (MSN/MN 0503-32)
        1 item (TMs), 3 pages.
        Stuart was governor of Pennsylvania, 1907-1911.

      • "Address of Mr. Horton Elm, Oneida, Ex-student of Carlisle, Delivered at the Union Meeting of the Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations during Commencement Week", [1909-1910]. Folder 34 (MSN/MN 0503-34)
        1 item (TMs), 1 page; subsequent sheet(s) lacking.

      • James Mumblehead, "Prayer", [1909-1910]. Folder 35 (MSN/MN 0503-35)
        1 item (Ms), 1 page.
        With the annotation "James Mumblehead, Cherokee" in a second hand.

      • Speech to CIIS students, [1909-1910]. Folder 36 (MSN/MN 0503-36)
        1 item (TMs), 2 pages, with handwritten corrections and additions; first 3 pages lacking.
        Concerns retaining elements of Indian culture.

      • Student essay: Marjorie Jackson, "Carlisle Y.W.C.A. Work and National Work for Indian Schools", [1909-1910]. Folder 37 (MSN/MN 0503-37)
        2 items (TMss), 4 pages.
        2 copies are present.

      • Robert G. Valentine, "Address and Presentation of Diplomas at the Graduation Exercises of the United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pennsylvania", 1910 March 31. Folder 38 (MSN/MN 0503-38)
        1 item (TMs), 6 pages.
        Valentine was Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1909-1912.

      • W.H.P. Faunce, "Baccalaureate Sermon, United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa.", 1910 March 27. Folder 39 (MSN/MN 0503-39)
        1 item (TMs), 13 pages.
        Faunce was president of Brown University, 1899-1929.

      • Moses Friedman, "Address to the Students and the Faculty of the United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa.", 1910 September 14. Folder 40 (MSN/MN 0503-40)
        1 item (TMs), 11 pages.
        Friedman was superintendent at Carlisle. The address is on "getting a good start".

      • Essay: Moses Friedman, "Getting the Right Start", [1909-1910]. Folder 41 (MSN/MN 0503-41)
        1 item (TMs), 1 page.

      • "Address of Mr. Howard Gansworth, Tuscarora, of the Class of 1894, Delivered before the Union Meeting of the Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Associations", 1910 March 27. Folder 42 (MSN/MN 0503-42)
        1 item (TMs), 5 pages.

      • Student essay: "Academic Training—Practical Business Education", [1909-1910]. Folder 43 (MSN/MN 0503-43)
        1 item (TMs), 2 pages.

      • Francis E. Leupp, Carlisle commencement address, [1909-1910]. Folder 44 (MSN/MN 0503-44)
        1 item (TMs), 9 pages.
        Two copies are present. Leupp was Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

      • Moses E. Clapp, Carlisle commencement address, [1909-1910]. Folder 45 (MSN/MN 0503-45)
        1 item (TMs), 7 pages.
        Clapp was U.S. Senator from Minnesota (1901-1917) and chairman of the Committee for Indian Affairs.

      • Charles D. Carter, Carlisle commencement address, [1909-1910]. Folder 46 (MSN/MN 0503-46)
        1 item (TMs), 6 pages.
        Carter was U.S. Representative from Oklahoma, 1907-1927; he was of Chickasaw and Cherokee descent.

      • Miscellaneous addresses to CIIS Students, [1909-1910]. Folder 47 (MSN/MN 0503-47)
        4 items (TMss), 5 pages.
        Speeches by Glenn Warner, Red Cloud, Moses Friedman, and William Mann Irvine.

      • Moses Friedman, Address to the Students of the Catlisle Indian School", 1910 February 9. Folder 48 (MSN/MN 0503-48)
        1 item (TMs), 10 pages.
        On good conduct.

      • Address: "Cultivate Effort and Energy", [1909-1910]. Folder 49 (MSN/MN 0503-49)
        1 item (TMs), 2 pages with handwritten corrections.

      • Address on education, , [1909-1910]. Folder 50 (MSN/MN 0503-50)
        1 item (TMs), 2 pages.

      • Address on "active study", [1909-1910]. Folder 51 (MSN/MN 0503-51)
        1 item (TMs), 1 page.

      • Inventory of CIIS Business Department books and supplies, [1909-1910]. Folder 52 (MSN/MN 0503-52)
        1 item (TMs), 1 page.

      • Moses Friedman, "Thirtieth Annual Report, United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa.", 1909. Folder 53 (MSN/MN 0503-53)
        1 item (TMs), 56 pages.
        For 1908-1909. The Business Department is discussed on pp. 12-13.

      • "Features in the Annual Report of the United States Indian School, Carlisle, Pa., for the Year Ending June 30, 1909", 1909. Folder 54 (MSN/MN 0503-54)
        2 items (1 TMs and 1 printed flyer), 4 and 3 pages.
        Typed and printed copies of the text.

      • Quotations from 20 favorable newspaper articles on the 30th annual report, 1909-1910. Folder 55 (MSN/MN 0503-55)
        1 item (TMs), 6 pages.

      • Alfred W. Ramsey, Notebooks, [ca. 1908-1910]. Folder 56 (MSN/MN 0503-56)
        2 items, partly printed.
        1 notebook of the daily calendar type for 1908, unused except for several lists under the month of January; 1 pocket letter holder, containing mostly receipts from the CIIS Teacher's Club.

      • Dance cards: Carlisle Athletic Association events, 1909 February 23 and 1910 February 10. Folder 57 (MSN/MN 0503-57)
        2 printed items, 1 with manuscript entries.

      • Dance cards: "The Mercers" Literary Society events, 1909 January 28 and December 17. Folder 58 (MSN/MN 0503-58)
        2 printed items, 1 with manuscript entries.

      • Dance cards: Carlisle Indian Band events, 1909 April 14 and 1910 January 3. Folder 59 (MSN/MN 0503-59)
        2 printed items, 1 with manuscript entries.

      • Dance cards: Alumni Association events, 1909 April 2 and 1910 April 1. Folder 60 (MSN/MN 0503-60)
        2 printed items, 1 with manuscript entries.

      • Dance cards: Miscellaneous, 1909 November 9 and December 3. Folder 61 (MSN/MN 0503-61)
        2 printed items with manuscript entries.

      • Dance cards: Miscellaneous, 1909 February 22 and 1910 March 7. Folder 62 (MSN/MN 0503-62)
        2 printed items.

      • Annual reception programs, CIIS YM/YWCA, 1910 October 19. Folder 63 (MSN/MN 0503-63)
        3 items.

      • Alfred W. Ramsey, CIIS student memory book, 1910 January-March. Folder 64 (MSN/MN 0503-64)
        1 vol. partly printed, 27 cm., 52 leaves, with 52 pages of manuscript entries.
        The book contains one-page printed questionnaires filled out by 52 different Carlisle students; questions include biographical data, favorite things, future aspirations, etc. Ramsey's signature is on the verso of the final leaf, dated 10 January 1910.

      • Alfred W. Ramsey, CIIS student memory book, 1910 February-November. Folder 65 (MSN/MN 0503-65)
        1 vol. partly printed, 28 cm., 52 leaves, with 27 pages of manuscript entries.
        Similar to folder 64, with 27 completed questionnaires. Ramsey's signature is on the front cover.
    • Subseries 2: Printed Matter
       
      • CIIS annual report for 1907-08, 1908. Folder 66 (MSN/MN 0503-66)
        1 item
        By M. Friedman, superintendent. Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • CIIS annual report for 1908-09, 1909. Folder 67 (MSN/MN 0503-67)
        1 item.
        By M. Friedman, superintendent. Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • CIIS annual school calendars for 1908-09, 1909-10 (2 copies), 1910-11 (2 copies), 1909-1911. Folder 68 (MSN/MN 0503-68)
        5 pamphlet-type calendars and 1 envelope.
        Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • CIIS Christmas service program, [1909-1910]. Folder 69 (MSN/MN 0503-69)
        1 item.
        Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Pamphlet: William Lampton, Opportunity, [1909-1910]. Folder 70 (MSN/MN 0503-70)
        2 copies and 1 envelope
        Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Pamphlets: Constitution and by-laws of the CIIS YMCA, Teachers Club, and Susan Longstreth Literary Society ("Susans"), 1909, 1910, and n.d. Folder 71 (MSN/MN 0503-71)
        3 items.
        Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Pamphlets: Commencement exercises, 1907-1910. Folder 72 (MSN/MN 0503-72)
        7 items.
        Contains commencement programs for 1907 through 1910 and 3 copies of programs for the comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", performed at Commencement in 1909 and 1910. Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Miscellaneous CIIS pamphlets, programs, menus, and broadsides, 1908-1910 and n.d. Folder 73 (MSN/MN 0503-73)
        24 items
        Includes YM/YWCA union meetings, holiday events, entertainments. Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Pamphlets: CIIS songs and yells, [1909-1910]. Folder 74 (MSN/MN 0503-74)
        3 items
        Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Magazine clippings on CIIS commencement, 1910. Folder 75 (MSN/MN 0503-75)
        2 items.
        Includes J. M. Oskison, "A Carlisle Commencement", Collier's, n.d., and "Full-blooded Indians Give a Remarkable Comic Opera", Leslie's Weekly, 28 April 1910.

      • Miscellaneous CIIS postcards and broadsides, [1909-1910]. Folder 76 (MSN/MN 0503-76)
        16 items.
        Signs, mottos, and inspirational passages, many with decorative borders. Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Broadside: passage on books, [1909-1910]. Folder 76A-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-76A-F1)
        1 item.
        Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • "Athletic Celebration and Presentation of Cs for 1908", 1909 March 20. Folder 77 (MSN/MN 0503-77)
        1 item.
        Annual publication of the Carlisle Indian School Athletic Association, covering football, baseball, track, and cross country. In 1908 Jim Thorpe lettered in football, baseball, and track. Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • "Athletic Celebration and Presentation of C's [for 1909]", 1910 February 2. Folder 77A (MSN/MN 0503-77A)
        1 item.
        Jim Thorpe was captain of the 1909 Carlisle track team but did not play football that fall, having left school to play professional baseball. Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Program: Third Annual Track and Field Meet, Pennsylvania Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association, 1910 May 28. Folder 77B (MSN/MN 0503-77B)
        1 item, with annotations.
        Jim Thorpe is not listed as a participant in any event.

      • Football program: Carlisle at Pennsylvania, 1909 October 30. Folder 77C (MSN/MN 0503-77C)
        1 item.
        At Franklin Field, Philadelphia. Won by Penn 29-6.

      • Booklet: This is Carlisle, 1908. Folder 78 (MSN/MN 0503-78)
        1 item, 115 pages.
        "Information concerning the United States Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Penna. Containing a Brief Outline of What it Is, and What it Is Accomplishing." Printed by the Carlisle Indian Press.

      • Booklet: This is Carlisle, 1908. Folder 79 (MSN/MN 0503-79)
        1 item, second copy of MSN/MN 0503-78.

      • Periodical: The Carlisle Arrow, 1909 January-December. Folder 80 (MSN/MN 0503-80)
        27 items: vol. 5, nos. 19-30, 32-42; vol. 6, nos. 1, 4, 5, 10-14.
        "A weekly newspaper edited and printed by the students of the United States Indian School". Typically 4 pages, issued on Fridays, about ten months per year.

      • Periodical: The Carlisle Arrow commencement number, 1909 April 9. Folder 81 (MSN/MN 0503-81)
        1 item.

      • Periodical: The Carlisle Arrow, 1910 January-November. Folder 82 (MSN/MN 0503-82)
        19 items: vol. 6, nos. 19, 21, 24-25, 27-30, 32, 35-39; vol. 7, nos. 5, 7-8. 10, 12.

      • Periodical: The Carlisle Arrow commencement number, 1910 April 8. Folder 83 (MSN/MN 0503-83)
        1 item.

      • Periodical: The Carlisle Arrow, , 1911 January 13. Folder 84 (MSN/MN 0503-84)
        1 item: vol. 7, no 19.

      • Periodical: The Carlisle Arrow senior number, 1912 April 19. Folder 85 (MSN/MN 0503-85)
        1 item: vol. 8, no. 32.

      • Periodical: The Indian Craftsman, 1909 February, March, April. Folder 86 (MSN/MN 0503-86)
        3 items (vol 1, nos. 1-3) plus 1 envelope.
        The Indian Craftsman was published monthly by the Carlisle Indian Press from February 1909 to January 1910; thereafter it was titled The Red Man. A statement in the second isssue reads: "This publication aims to place before its readers authentic reports from experienced men and women in the field, or investigators not connected with the government service, which may aid the reader to a fuller understanding and broader knowledge of the Indian, his Customs, Education, Progress, and relation to the government; consequently, the institution does not hold itself responsible for, and need not necessarily agree with, the opinions expressed in its columns."

      • Periodical: The Indian Craftsman, 1909 May, June, September. Folder 87 (MSN/MN 0503-87)
        3 items: vol 1, nos. 4, 5 (?); vol 2, no. 1.

      • Periodical: The Indian Craftsman, 1909 October, November, December; 1910 January. Folder 88 (MSN/MN 0503-88)
        4 items: vol. 2, nos. 2-5.

      • Periodical: The Red Man, 1910 February, March. Folder 89 (MSN/MN 0503-89)
        3 items: vol. 2, nos. 6-7. 2 copies of March issue.

      • Periodical: The Red Man, 1910 April, May, June. Folder 90 (MSN/MN 0503-90)
        3 items: vol. 2, nos. 8-10.

      • Periodical: The Red Man, 1910 September, October, November. Folder 91 (MSN/MN 0503-91)
        3 items: vol. 3, nos. 1-3.

      • Periodical: The Red Man, 1910 December. Folder 92 (MSN/MN 0503-92)
        1 item: vol. 3, no. 4.

      • Periodical: The Red Man, 1911 January, February, March. Folder 93 (MSN/MN 0503-93)
        3 items: vol. 3, nos. 5-7.

      • Periodical: The Red Man, 1911 April, May. Folder 94 (MSN/MN 0503-94)
        2 items: vol. 3, nos. 8-9.

      • Periodical: The Red Man: His Present and Future, report number, 1898 October/November. Folder 95-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-95-F1)
        1 item.
        Contains the 19th annual report of CIIS.

      • Miscellaneous newspaper amd magazine clippings, [1909-1910]. Folder 96 (MSN/MN 0503-96)
        12 items.
    • Subseries 3: Photographs
       
      • Photograph: Alfred W. Ramsey at the Gettysburg battlefield, [1909-1910]. Item 97-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-97-F1)
        1 b/w print, 7 x 9 in., affixed to matte.
        Ramsey is seated to the left, beneath the monument to Union Gen. John Buford.

      • Photograph: Alfred W. Ramsey with Business Department students, [1909-1910]. Item 98-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-98)
        2 b/w prints, around 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to mattes.
        2 copies.

      • Miscellaneous CIIS photographs and negatives, [1909-1910]. Folder 99 (MSN/MN 0503-99)
        8 b/w prints and 3 film-base negatives.

      • Moses Friedman with CIIS male students, [1909-1910]. Folder 100 (MSN/MN 0503-100)
        1 b/w print, 5 x 14 in.

      • [This folder is not in use].  Folder 101 (MSN/MN 0503-101)

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 102-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-102-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.
        CIIS students performed "The Captain of Plymouth" in 1909 and 1910.

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 103-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-103-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 104-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-104-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 105-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-105-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 106-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-106-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 107-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-107-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 108-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-108-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Cast members of the CIIS comic opera "The Captain of Plymouth", [1909-1910]. Item 109-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-109-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7.5 x 9.5 in., affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Panorama of CIIS campus, 1909. Item 110-F2 (MSN/MN 0503-110-F2)
        5 copies in various formats.

      • Photograph: Panorama of CIIS campus, 1909. Item 111-O (MSN/MN 0503-111-O)
        1 b/w print, about 9.5 x 50 in. The image is the same as 110 above.
    • Subseries 4: Realia
       
      • Pair of small leather moccasins, with beaded decoration, [1909-1910]. Folder 112 (MSN/MN 0503-112)
        1 item.

      • Copper arrowhead pendant, [1909-1910]. Folder 113 (MSN/MN 0503-113)
        1 item.
  • Series 2: Miscellaneous Materials 
    • Subseries 1: Manuscripts
       
      • Letter: T. E. Johnson to Alfred W. Ramsey, 1904 November 2. Folder 113A (MSN/MN 0503-113A)
        1 item, 2 pages, on Draughon's letterhead.
        Discusses Ramsey's position as teacher of shorthand at the Draughon's business college in St. Louis

      • Letter: W. D. M. Simmons to Alfred W. Ramsey, 1905 December 2. Folder 113B (MSN/MN 0503-113B)
        1 item (TLS), 1 page, on Draughon's letterhead.
        Discusses Ramsey's departure from Draughon's.

      • Letter: Alfred W. Ramsey to C. Weston Clark, 1911 January 4. Folder 113C (MSN/MN 0503-113C)
        1 item (TL), 2 pages
        Inquiring about a vacancy at Los Angeles Business College.

      • Correspondence re Alfred W. Ramsey's application for Indian School clerkships in North Carolina and New Mexico, 1911 January 20-February 1. Folder 114 (MSN/MN 0503-114)
        4 items, with envelope.
        After resigning his position at Carlisle, Ramsey appears to have considered jobs at other Indian schools before accepting a position at the Cleveland, Tennessee, National Bank.

      • Lizette Lorch, "Onward", 1905 June 21. Folder 115 (MSN/MN 0503-115)
        TMs of a poem, on Draughon's letterhead.

      • Shorthand instructional materials and exercises, n.d. Folder 116 (MSN/MN 0503-116)
        28 sheets, many duplicated.
        Most or all are from Draughon's

      • Miscellaneous typing exercises, n.d. Folder 117 (MSN/MN 0503-117)
        32 pages, on Draughon's letterhead.

      • Business statements, Poudre Valley Business College, 1906 March-1907 January. Folder 118 (MSN/MN 0503-118)
        11 items.
        Itemized lists of resources and liabilities of the Fort Collins, Colorado college, run by Ramsey and O. C. Pettit.

      • Miscellaneous typing exercises, Poudre Valley Business College, ca. 1908. Folder 119 (MSN/MN 0503-119)
        6 pages.

      • [This folder is not in use].  Folder 120 (MSN/MN 0503-120)

      • Miscellaneous typing exercises and typescripts, ca. 1908. Folder 121 (MSN/MN 0503-121)
        100 pages.

      • Miscellaneous typescript essays, n.d.. Folder 122 (MSN/MN 0503-122)
        5 items, 5 pages.
    • Subseries 2: Printed Matter
       
      • Facsimile of handwritten letter, 1910 May 5. Folder 123 (MSN/MN 0503-123)
        1 item, 2 pages.
        For use in business classes?

      • Periodical: Indians at Work, 1938 July. Folder 124 (MSN/MN 0503-124)
        1 item: vol. 5, no. 11. 47 pages.
        From the U. S. Office of Indian Affairs.

      • Booklet: Fort Collins: The Metropolis of Northern Colorado, n.d.. Folder 125 (MSN/MN 0503-125)
        1 item, 34 pages. With the inscription "A. W. Ramsey / Jan. 20, 1906" on the title page.

      • Periodical: The Wellington, 1906 March 31. Folder 126 (MSN/MN 0503-126)
        1 item: vol. 1, no. 40. 12 pages.
        Published in Wellington, Colorado. With a photograph of the Poudre Valley Business College on p. 1.

      • Alfred W. Ramsey: Miscellaneous printed ephemera, ca. 1904-1909. Folder 127 (MSN/MN 0503-127)
        5 items.

      • Newspaper Clippings, 1939 and 1963. Folder 128 (MSN/MN 0503-128)
        2 items.
        Relating to Purdue University.

      • Miscellaneous booklets, n.d. Folder 129 (MSN/MN 0503-129)
        3 items.
    • Subseries 3: Photographs
       
      • Miscellaneous photographs, n.d. Folder 130 (MSN/MN 0503-130)
        21 b/w prints.
        Mostly family photos, including several small portraits of Ramsey.

      • Photograph: Group portrait of personnel of Draughon's Practical Business College, Nashville School, 1907 November 22. Folder 131-F3 (MSN/MN 0503-131-F3)
        1 b/w print, about 8 x 16 in., affixed to matte.
        Ramsey is front row, sixth from right..

      • Miscellaneous photographs, n.d. Folder 132 (MSN/MN 0503-132)
        30 b/w prints.
        Most seem to be views taken in Philadelphia or Colorado.

      • Photograph: Classroom at Poudre Valley Business College, [1906-07]. Item 133-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-133-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in.; affixed to matte.

      • Photograph: Classroom at Poudre Valley Business College, [1906-07]. Item 134-F1 (MSN/MN 0503-134-F1)
        1 b/w print, about 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in.; affixed to matte.

      • Photographs and postcards, Purdue related, n.d. Folder 135 (MSN/MN 0503-135)
        55 items.

      • Photograph: "Purdue Sunset", n.d. Folder 136-F3 (MSN/MN 0503-136-F3)
        1 b/w print, about 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.; affixed to matte.
        Signed by L. Foster.
    • Subseries 4: Realia
       
      • Purdue Class of 1913 alumnus badge, n.d. Folder 137 (MSN/MN 0503-137)
        1 item