Pacific University Archives

Hinman (Alanson “Lant”) Diary of work at the Forest Grove Indian Industrial Training School Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS 61
Finding Aid Author
Eva Guggemos
Finding Aid Date
2012
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of Description
Finding aid written in English.
Sponsor
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Dates

  • 1884 (Creation)

Extents

  • 1 folders (Whole)
    1 folder

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Notes

  • Related Archival Materials

    There are several other collections related to the Forest Grove Indian Industrial Training School in the Pacific University Archives. Please contact the Archivist for assistance: archives@pacificu.edu

  • Historical Note

    Alanson "Lant" Hinman worked at the Forest Grove Indian Training School in the early 1880s. He was the son of Alanson Hinman Sr., one of the founders of Pacific University.

    The Forest Grove Indian Training School was a boarding school for Native American children, who were taken from their families and given vocational training in trades such as farming and shoemaking. The children came from many tribes, most of which were in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The Indian Training school functioned with support from (but not under the direct administration of) Pacific University from 1880-1885. In 1885, it moved to a location near Salem and was renamed the "Chemawa Indian School."

  • Summary

    Alanson "Lant" Hinman's diary describes his work at the Forest Grove Indian Industrial Training School from January 24 through June 30, 1884.

  • Preferred Citation

    Alanson “Lant” Hinman Diary of work at the Forest Grove Indian Industrial Training School, Pacific University Archives, Forest Grove, Oregon.

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  • Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

  • Scope and Contents

    Alanson "Lant" Hinman's 1884 diary describes his work at the Forest Grove Indian Industrial Training School. The entries cover January 24 through June 30, 1884. Most of the entries are 2-4 sentences long. Several examples from the diary illustrate their typical style and contents:

    Thursday, Feb. 28 Clear & warm. I worked at the I.T. [Indian Training] school all day. I went out to the school in the evening to take charge of the boys during their study time.

    Thursday, Apr. 10 Cloudy & raining at night. I worked on the George Naylor farm all day with the Indian boys, planted potatoes til noon & carrots P.M.

    Thursday, June 5 Tolerably clear & warm. I worked in the I.T. [Indian Training] shoeshop A.M. & on the H. Buxton farm P.M. Dr. Winthorn went to Portland & met James Stewart with 4 Indian children from Nespersy [Nez Perce]. I hunted my cows [in the] P.M.

  • Location

    Housed in MS File Box 1.

Instances

  • Type
    Mixed Materials
    Container 1 Type
    Box
    Container 1 Indicator
    MS File 1

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