Joseph C. Park collection of lantern slides

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.387
Creators:
Park, Joseph C., 1872-
Dates:
circa 1880-1901
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 lantern slides
1 Poster
Repository:
The Joseph C. Park collection of lantern slides contains 25 lantern slides and 1 poster that were used by Joseph C. Park for his lectures on Indians of North America. Park was the Principal of the Cherokee Baptist Academy located at Tahlequah Indian Territory (today Oklahoma) from 1896 to 1901.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 25 lantern slides and 1 poster that were used by Joseph C. Park for his lectures on Indians of North America. Park was the Principal of the Cherokee Baptist Academy located at Tahlequah Indian Territory (today Oklahoma) from 1896 to 1901.
The lantern slides depict Cherokee Baptist Academy students including the 1899 football team; female seminary building in Tahlequah; as well as the gallows (for public hangings) at Tahlequah. Other lantern slides depict portraits of a Set-Imkia, also known as Stumbling Bear (Kiowa Chief); Pe-ji (Grass Blackbear); a Wahpetonwan Dakota (Wahpeton Sioux) man with an amputated leg; a Paiute man; a Cheyenne boy; Dr. J. S. Murrow, and General George Armstrong Custer.
A few lantern slides depict drawings such as the capture and death of Sitting Bull; the battle of Big Horn and Custer's last charge; and a drawing depicting an Indian burial (restricted). Several lantern slides also depict wigwam or wickuup structures and scenes in Alaska including totem poles.
Some slides were produced by the American Museum of Natural History in New York and Kurz and Allison, Pub. in Chicago.
The poster depicts a photo of Joseph C. Park and reads, "Illustrated lecture / Joseph C. Park / Subjects 1. The Indians of North America / Illustrated by beautiful calcium light views. Many of these pictures were taken from life by the lecturer during his sojourn among the Indians in Indian Territory. 2. The life of our Savior, or Jesus, the Nazarine / Illustrated by beautiful calcium light views taken from the world's greatest paintings. / Mr. Park was Principal of Cherokee Baptist Academy, a large Indian School located at Tahlequah, Ind. Ter., for a period of five years. He has made an extended study of the "Indian Problem" and comes highly recommended as a lecturer."

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject matter.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Joseph Charles Park was born in Big Flats, New York in 1872 and went on to graduate from Cornell University and Syracuse University. From 1896 to 1901, Park served as the principal of the Cherokee Baptist Academy. This Indian boarding and day school was located on a 160-acre farm in Tahlequah, Indian Territory (today Oklahoma) and was run by the American Baptist Home Mission Society.

Administration
Processing Information
Processed by Emily Moazami, Assistant Head Archivist, 2019.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Donald Weber, 2019.

Container
13

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archives Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Joseph C. Park collectino of lantern slides, NMAI.AC.387; National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center, Smithsonian Institution
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archives Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Conditions Governing Use
Some images in this collection are restricted due to cultural sensitivity.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cherokee Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kiowa Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Education Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indian Territory (U.S.A) Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/