Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Collection

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Collection,
Creator: Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 1865, 2003
Extent: .5 cubic feet (in 1 box)
Abstract:
The collection includes copies of reports, clippings, published sources, manuscripts and notes on the school.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 67013

Access Restrictions:

Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright of published materials and photographs is not held by the Clarke.

Preferred Citation:

Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Collection, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

The collection is organized alphabetically and chronologically


History

Organizational History:

The Mount Pleasant Indian School in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, was part of the U.S. Indian school system. Most of the students were local, from Michigan, but others were from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and New York (state). The school was established by law in 1891, and operated from 1893 to 1934. The grounds and buildings were later used by the State of Michigan for the handicapped. The facility closed in 2008. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe now owns the original property and buildings. (This information is from the collection and the Morning Sun.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists almost entirely of photocopied newspaper clippings, notes, primary and secondary source materials, and reprints of photographs. The Clarke does not hold copyright for the secondary source material and photographs. Most of the primary source material was copied from the National Archives. Other materials come from the Clarke’s collections and various published sources, while the photographs were copied from originals in the Cumberland County Historical Society (Pennsylvania). Some notes by Jennifer Wood are included.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
    • Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)--History
    • Indians of North America--Education--Michigan.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    • Isabella County (Mich.)--History.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Mount Pleasant Indian School (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Collection. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Annual Reports, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1905, 1924-1925
    Box   1 F   2
    Buildings, Grounds, and Infrastructure, 1899, 2003 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   3
    Employees (Alphabetical by Surname), 1884, 1993 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   4
    History, 1892, 1950 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   5
    History, Secondary Sources, 1942, 2002 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   6
    Indian Boarding Schools, General, 1995-1996
    Box   1 F   7
    Indian Boarding Schools, Specific Schools, 1992, 1999
    Box   1 F   8
    Indian Education, General, 1886, 2003 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   9
    Indian Boarding Schools, In Isabella County, prior to MPIS. 1884, 1905
    Box   1 F   10
    Native American Material re: MPIS, 1884, 1995
    Box   1 F   11
    Photographs of Students and Staff (Alphabetical by Surname), 1897, 1903
    Box   1 F   12
    Relation of MPIS with Mount Pleasant and Central Michigan University, 1905, 1993 (Scattered)
    Box   1 F   13
    Students, 1904, 1995, undated (Scattered)