Documents

The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school.  These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff.  Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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Letter from Amy A. Carothers to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 20, 1876

Date: June 20, 1876

Amy A. Carothers writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew, thanking Agnew for his donation of five dollars to Carothers' class of Indians.  Carothers also notes that Howling Wolf is under Agnew's treatment for an eye condition.  Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Fundraising

Letter from Amy A. Carothers to Cornelius R. Agnew, October 26, 1877

Date: October 26, 1877

Amy A. Carothers writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding the delayed admittance of some of Carothers' students to the Hampton Normal School.  Carothers also requests financial support from Agnew to pay for the students' fees. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Fundraising

Report on First Party of Children Brought to the Carlisle Indian School

Date: November 13, 1879

Captain Richard Henry Pratt writes to Ezra H. Hayt, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, regarding the first group of Sioux, Ponca, Pawnee, Kiowa, Comanche, Wichita, Seminole, Cheyenne, and Arapahoe children and young adults brought to the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt offers a detailed description of the journey, and then lists each individual brought to the school, organized by agency. Also included is information on each individual's name, age, gender, band, father's name, and father's rank.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Description of the Grounds, Buildings, Industries and Aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School

Date: February 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt reports on the buildings, grounds, industrial curriculum, and overall aims of the Carlisle Indian Training School. The report includes descriptions of building sizes and purposes, industrial capabilities, and the efforts then underway to establish Congressional approval for the school's continuation. Also included are numerous pictures of buildings; these images are among the earliest photographs of the campus as it appeared when the school first opened. A transcription of the handwritten letter is included.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Format: Photographs, Reports

Letter from Henry Meyer to Unknown Recipient, February 24, 1883

Date: February 24, 1883

Representative Henry Meyer writes to an unknown recipient, possibly Marie, about recent occurrences in Harrisburg.  Included is a brief description of a visit of Carlisle Indian School students to the House of Representatives.  Meyer notes that "They are in U.S. uniform, and are intelligent looking.  There ages are from about 12 to 20 years.  I got nearly all if not all of them to write their names on a sheet of paper which you will find enclosed." Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Field Trip

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