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.
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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[Identification of item], Oscar Hiram Lipps Papers, Ax 151, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Collection is organized into the following series: Correspondence and papers; Reports.
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