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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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Request for Additional Student Postage Allowance

Date: March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests additional money for postage of student letters from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Pratt states that letter-writing increases student moral and supports the school's reputation among their families and tribes.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Funds for Kitchen and Laundry Renovations

Date: March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the renovation of the mess hall, kitchen, and laundry. Pratt notes that the school's increasing student population necessitates these renovations, and describes which buildings will be added and renovated.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1880

Date: March 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form amounting to $3,075.25 for areas covering employee salary, clothing, water, coal, and chapel.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Funds for Dormitory Furniture

Date: March 16, 1880

Based on a discussion with the Secretary of the Interior and the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Richard Henry Pratt requests funds for the purchase of 110 sets of dormitory furniture on the open market.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1880

Date: March 16, 1880

Estimate of funds for the second quarter of 1880 amounting to $11,350 for areas covering subsistence, employee pay, repairs, clothing, mechanical industries, supplies, and contingencies.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Henry Jones

Date: March 19, 1880

Dr. J. S. Bender notifies Richard Henry Pratt of the death of Henry Jones, a member of the Iowa Nation, due to advanced endocarditis. Dr. Bender notes that a post-mortem examination was performed alongside local physician Dr. J. R. Bixler. Pratt forwards this notice to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Copy of Descriptive Statement of Pupils from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1880

Date: April 1, 1880 - June 21, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt provides a copy of the Description of Party brought to the Carlisle Indian School by A. J. Standing on April 1, 1880.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Attention Called to Special Estimate of Funds, First Quarter 1880

Date: April 3, 1880

Richard H. Pratt asks that the funds requested in his special estimate of funds for the first quarter of 1880 be sent immediately.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Cash and Property Accounts, March 1880

Date: May 1880

Lieutenant Richard H. Pratt lists the cash and property accounts for the quarter ending March 31, 1880 and forwards them to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, April 1880

Date: May 15, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt forwards a monthly report of irregular employees for April 1880 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Special Estimate of Funds, Second Quarter 1880

Date: June 3, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form for the second quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,100.80 for areas covering traveling expenses, supplies, contingencies, and clothing.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1880

Date: June 18 - August 4, 1880

Estimate of funds for the third quarter of 1880 amounting to $8,805 for areas covering subsistence, employee pay, clothing, supplies, and contingencies. Two explanatory cover letters are attached.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Tools and Material, July 1880

Date: July 2, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt submits an estimate of tools and material amounting to $1,400 needed for the Carlisle Indian School to build wagons and carriages.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Special Estimate of Funds, Third Quarter 1880

Date: August 23, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt submits a "Special" Estimate of Funds form amounting to $2,220 for areas covering shops, supplies, repairs, and traveling expenses.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, July 1880

Date: September 7, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for July 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, August 1880

Date: September 9, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for August 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880

Date: September 18, 1880

Estimate of Funds for the fourth quarter of 1880 amounting to $1,880 for beef and flour, $1,000 for clothing and material to manufacture clothing, and $700 for fuel, stamps, water, and other contingencies.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Estimate of Funds, Fourth Quarter 1880 (Report)

Date: September 18, 1880

Estimate of Funds for the fourth quarter of 1880 amounting to $9,180 for subsistence, employee pay, clothing, repairs, and contingencies.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Cash and Property Accounts, June 1880

Date: September 27, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt lists the cash and property accounts for the quarter ending June 30, 1880 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Requisition for Stationary, October 1880

Date: October 2, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt requests 50 blank Bills of Lading and 50 blank Invoice forms.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Recruit Students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies

Date: October 8, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt requests authority to travel to the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies in order to recruit 25 new students. As he would like more than half to be girls, he also requests to bring a female assistant on the trip.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Report of Irregular Employees, September 1880

Date: October 13, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt transmits his Report of Irregular Employees for September 1880.

Note: The report itself was missing from the microfilm reels at the National Archives.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Recruiting Students in the Sisseton, Green Bay, and Lapointe Agencies

Date: October 14, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he will be absent from the school from October 14 to November 6, 1880 to recruit students from the Sisseton, Green Bay, and La Pointe agencies. While absent, A. J. Standing will serve as Acting Superintendent.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Recruit Students with a Female Assistant

Date: October 17, 1880

Lieutenant in Charge Richard H. Pratt asks if he has authority to bring a female assistant on his trip to recruit new students and requests a book of subvoucher blanks.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Enroll 40 Children from the Green Bay Agency

Date: November 8, 1880 - January 14, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a letter from the U. S. Indian Agent at the Green Bay Agency, E. Stephens, writes to Captain Pratt requesting to enroll forty students from his agency from three tribes: the Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge. Stephens writes that the progress of the two students already at Carlisle shows the benefits of the school including in its ability to teach the English language by bringing together different Nations. In Pratt's note to the Indian Commissioner notes that he would be glad to take as many students as the Department wishes to send due to the limitations of the current grounds he would struggle to have more than 300 students at one time.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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