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Dear Ms. Brennan,
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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Student Records, 1879 - 1918 of the Carlisle Indian School in the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that includes a file unit titled Jim Thorpe Student File. The student file contains three school record cards, two black and white photographs, several administrative letters, and many news clippings that trace his athletic career. A complete file may be viewed via the Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center at the Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections http://carlisleindian.dickinson.edu/student_files/james-thorpe-student-file
We also located Motion Picture Films Forming a Series of Newsreels, Documentaries, and Short Subjects, ca. 1913 - ca. 1960 in the American Film Institute Collection, ca. 1913 - ca. 1960 (AFI Collection) that may include the newsreel you seek. Only 12 films have been digitized. For access to the non-digitized films, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Motion Picture (RDSM) via email at email@example.com
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