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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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School Employee Staff Transfers, Increases, and Promotions

Date: February 20, 1911

These materials include a report and handwritten notes regarding Charles F. Peirce's recommendations for school employee transfers, increases, and promotions at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Format: Reports

Request for Return Home of Joseph Martin

Date: February 24, 1911 - October 19, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding inquires about the health of Joseph Martin, as well as subsequent requests to have him returned to his home at Elbow Lake, Minnesota.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Return Home by Edward Eagle Bear

Date: February 24, 1911 - March 10, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Edward Eagle Bear to leave the Carlisle Indian School. Eagle Bear's request was denied by the Second Assistant Commissioner at the recommendation of the Carlisle Superintendent, who wanted the school to secure a position for Eagle Bear.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Re-Enrollment of Elizabeth Fish

Date: March 2-27, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding a request that Elizabeth Fish be allowed to return to the Carlisle Indian School to take a break from her training at the Holy Cross Academy in Washington D.C. The request was granted and Fish was admitted at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Correspondence Regarding Nehemiah Madison's Funds

Date: March 3, 1911 - April 11, 1911

This material includes correspondence regarding the funds belonging to Nehemiah Madison on deposit at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Departure of Jerome Kennerly

Date: March 4, 1911 - April 4, 1911

These materials contain correspondence regarding various matters surrounding the departure of Jerome Kennerly from the school including his status, funds held by the school, and his return to his home in Montana.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Outing Wages Due to Robert Anderson

Date: March 20, 1911 - May 26, 1911

These materials include correspondence concerning outing wages due to Robert Anderson by John Neely of Morrisville, Pennsylvania. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Returned Students List for April 1911

Date: April 3-25, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return students whose terms of enrollment had expired or graduated to their homes.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Enrollment of Charles Edward Stuck

Date: April 8, 1911 - February 16, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Charles Edward Stuck at the Carlisle Indian School. Stuck was denied enrollment due to the policy of not admitting students who lived close to a public school. One letter indicates that Stuck's guardian had written that Stuck was ostracized at his school due to his race

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Federal Enrollment Policy Changes Regarding Public Schools

Date: April 14-20, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment of students at the Carlisle Indian School. Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine directed Superintendent Moses Friedman to only accept students who had no access to public schools. Further emphasis was noted that students should not be enrolled based on their desirability as students.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report on Ineligible Students at Carlisle

Date: April 14, 1911 - December 5, 1911

These materials include correspondence and reports from Supervisor of Indian Schools, Charles F. Peirce, listing 69 pupils as ineligible for enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School. Peirce recommended they be dismissed from the school as a result. Additional correspondence regards the circumstances of various students named in the report. Students were deemed ineligible based on the accessibility of public schools near their home, their financial situation, and their Nation or tribe. Some Canadian students were also dismissed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Grade-Level Restrictions for Enrolled Pupils

Date: April 14, 1911 - July 14, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding an order from R. G. Valentine, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to accept no students not able to enter the third grade. Superintendent Moses Friedman, of the Carlisle Indian School, objected to the plan claiming the present age restrictions were sufficient. Valentine decided to temporary rescind his order.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Funds by Henry Vilcan

Date: April 18, 1911 - May 20, 1912

These materials include correspondence concerning the closure of the school bank account of Henry Vilcan.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Applications for Indian Service Appointment for Former Students

Date: April 21-25, 1911

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent Moses Friedman and Assistant Commissioner C. F. Hauke concerning the appointment of former students to the Indian Service. 

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Request for Information about the Carlisle Indian School by Mrs. F. H. Heugg

Date: April 27, 1911

These materials include a request by Mrs. F. H. Heugg for information about the Carlisle Indian School and its educational programs, for the purposes of writing a paper.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Correspondence About The World In Boston Exhibition

Date: May 6, 1911- May 27, 1911

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent Moses Friedman and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning "The World in Boston" exhibit. Five Carlisle students, including four men and one woman, took part in the weeks-long exhibit. The correspondence includes a letter of thanks from the organizer of the American Indian Section of the exhibit, and discussions between school and federal officials over how government-run schools were being depicted in the exhibits.ols at "The World in Boston" exhibit.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Exhibits

Investigation Into Enrollment Eligibility of Mescelero Agency Students

Date: May 6, 1911 - October 4, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding students from Bent, New Mexico whose eligibility to attend Carlisle was questioned by Charles F. Pierce, Supervisor of Indian Schools. Pierce claimed the students had access to public schools and should be ineligible to receive an education at a government school. After an investigation, the public school near their home was deemed inadequate, and the students were allowed to be re-enrolled at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Notice of Death of Amy Cornelius

Date: May 10-18, 1911

These materials include correspondence reporting the death of Amy Cornelius of tubercular meningitis. Cornelius body was returned to her family after a funeral service at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Arrest of Alleged Former Student for Counterfeiting

Date: May 13, 1911 - June 13, 1911

These materials include correspondence and a newspaper clipping concerning the arrest of alleged former student Charles E. Brown on the charges of counterfeiting. Superintendent Moses Friedman states that a student by that name never attended the Carlisle Indian School, and that his story is full of inaccuracies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home of Hopi Students

Date: May 20, 1911 - June 17, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding an inquiry into on the return of the Hopi students enrolled at Carlisle in 1907. Ta wa hong yio ma was informed that the students were enrolled for five year terms and their periods of enrollment had not yet expired.

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Request for Return Home of Isaac Cook

Date: May 26, 1911 - November 3, 1911

These materials include correspondence and legal documents regarding the request of James Cook to have his son Isaac Cook returned home from the Carlisle Indian School. Superintendent Moses Friedman initially sought to deny the request based on a claim that Isaac Cook desired to remain at the school. Friedman was overruled by the Office of Indian Affairs, as the State of New York was willing to enroll Cook in public school.

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Request to Remain at Carlisle by Robert Tahamont

Date: May 29, 1911 - June 19, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Robert J. Tahamont to remain at the Carlisle Indian School past his term of enrollment in order gain more experience in the carpenter trade by assisting the school in building in a plumber shop.

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Request for Enrollment by J. R. Frye

Date: May 29, 1911 - June 20, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by J. R. Frye to enroll in the Carlisle Indian School. Frye was attending the Henry Kendall College in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and his request was denied due to his access to public schools.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request of John Farr to Remain at Carlisle

Date: June 15, 1911 - July 21, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by John B. Farr to remain at the Carlisle Indian School rather than being sent home for living near a public school. Farr desired to take a mathematics course at Conway Hall after studying at the office of an architect in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Farr hoped to further study architecture in college.

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Request for Enrollment of Katie Ray

Date: June 21, 1911 - May 29, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Katie Ray, a member of the Catawba Nation, in the Carlisle Indian School. Ray's request was denied because the Catawba Nation had not recently received assistance in educating its youth from the Federal Government.

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