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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Overage Graduates of the Class of 1918

Date: April 24, 1918

These materials include a question and answer of how many graduates of the Class of 1918 will be over the age of 18.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inspection Report of W.S. Coleman for May 1918

Date: May 1, 1918

This material includes the May 1918 inspection of the Carlisle Indian School by W. S. Coleman. The included correspondence between Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells and Coleman discusses the health conditions of outing students and the general campus, conditions at the school farm, and school athletics. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sarah Celia Monteith Competency Evaluation

Date: May 2, 1918 - April 29, 1919

This document contains correspondence concerning former student Sarah Celia Monteith, and her certificate of competency for self-administration of trust allotments. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Return Andrew and Mary Peters

Date: May 3, 1918 - July 2, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Libbie P. Charles to have her children Andrew and Mary Peters returned home.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Alex Washington's Request To Serve In The Army

Date: May 20, 1918 - June 15, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Alex Washington and Commisioner Cato Sells concerning Washington's desire to transfer his employment to the ship-building plant at Hog Island, Pennsylvania.  

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Whereabouts of Lincoln Levering

Date: May 21-24, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the whereabouts of Lincoln Levering after he departed from the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Cynthia Cornelius to Return Home

Date: May 21, 1918 - June 6, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Sampson Cornelius to have his daughter Cynthia returned home to West De Pere, Wisconsin for her summer vacation from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Diploma of Sadie Metoxen

Date: June 6, 1918

Sadie Metoxen received this diploma (course in Home Economics) during the commencement ceremonies held at the Carlisle Indian School on June 6, 1918.

This diploma was donated by the Jerry Lappin family in 2018.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Graduation

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Arrangements for Outing Students for American International Shipbuilding Company

Date: June 10-11, 1918

This material includes letters about the employment of some outing students at the American International Shipbuilding Compnay, and how their wages would be handled by the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Alice Finley

Date: June 11-15, 1918

Please note: This content is of a sensitive nature and reveals information about death and burial, which some readers may find troubling. Our aim is to provide access to this historical documentation in a respectful manner. Please see our Research Methodology page for more information about our process.

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Alice Finley due to pneumonia. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Isaac Longshore

Date: June 24, 1918 - June 2, 1919

Please note: This content is of a sensitive nature and reveals information about death and burial, which some readers may find troubling. Our aim is to provide access to this historical documentation in a respectful manner. Please see our Research Methodology page for more information about our process.

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Isaac Longshore, a former student who returned to the school for a visit. Longshore was interred in the school cemetery.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: July 9, 1918 - February 14, 1940

These materials include correspondence, official records, and other documents related to the closure of the Carlisle Indian School in 1918. Discussed topics include the transfer of the land from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War, the transfer of property to other Indian schools, and the discharge and transfer of students and employees.

The Carlisle Indian School was officially transferred to the Department of War on September 1, 1918, for use as U.S. Army Base Hospital #31. The entire closure process occurred between July 9 and September 1, 1918, during which time the majority of the included documents were created. 

Many of these documents were originally classified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs under different call numbers. When the files were combined, a new single number was assigned by the Bureau. These files were originally divided into two parts by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and then were later divided into five folders reflecting those two parts by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Contents:

Part 1.1: Transfer and Sale of Land, Transfer of Property

Part 1.2: Transfer of Land, Transfer of Property, Transfer of Students, Notice of Closure for School Agents, Proposal of Closure of School

Part 2.1: Transfer of Property, School Finances

Part 2.2: Transfer of Property

Part 2.3: Property List at Closure, Transfer of Property

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Enrollment Status of Noah L. Bench

Date: July 17, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the enrollment status of Noah L. Bench.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Correspondence Regarding Richard Kesetta

Date: July 20, 1918 - February 28, 1923

These materials include correspondence regarding the custody of Richard Kesetta upon the closing of the Carlisle School. Additional correspondence relates to Kesetta's life after the school closed, including attempts to have him enrolled in the Haskell Institute as well as an inquiry made by Kessetta into his rights as a member of the Lipan Apache people.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Retain Harold Parker on Outing

Date: August 6-22, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Frank H. Mather to retain Harold Parker on outing after Carlisle closed in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Transfer of Harold Parker

Date: August 26, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the transfer of Harold Parker to the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School upon the close of Carlisle and a prior request to have Parker remain at the outing home of Frank H. Mather.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Consent to Allow John Wolfe to Remain on Outing

Date: August 26, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the consent of Mary B. Owl to allow her son John R. Wolfe remain on outing with George Gore in Newton, Pennsylvania following the closing of the Carlisle School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry About Closure of Carlisle Indian School by Fred Skenandore

Date: September 11, 1918 - October 17, 1918

These materials include correspondence containing a request from Fred Skenandore, a former student, regarding the status of the Carlisle Indian School. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informed Skenandore that the school had been closed, but that the Haskell Institute was still operating as usual.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Transfer of Funds for Pupils Transferred to Chilocco Indian School

Date: September 11- 17, 1918

These materials include correspondence concerning the transfer of funds from students at Carlisle who were transferred to the Chilocco Indian School upon the closure of Carlisle in 1918. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request of George Cushing to Attend Ford Course

Date: October 8-19, 1918

These materials include a request from George Cushing to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells, asking for permission to take the students' course in automobile manufacturing at the Ford Motor Company factory in Detroit, Michigan. Cushing's request is denied, due to his current work in shipbuilding at the Hog Island ship yards in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Transfer Robert and Burnell Patterson

Date: October 17, 1918 - May 19, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Alice E. Patterson to have her two sons Robert and Burnell transferred to another Indian School upon the close of Carlisle. Also included is correspondence between R. A. Cochran, Superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School, and E. B. Meritt regarding the transfer of New York pupils from the Mount Pleasant Indian School to their homes.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Draft of Henry Ingalls McClellan

Date: October 20, 1918 - November 6, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Sadie Ingalls Feder and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning former student Henry Ingalls McClellan and his desire to be drafted to the Army. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Marriage of Frank J. Mitchell

Date: October 21, 1918 - May 14, 1920

This material includes correspondence between Corporal Frank J. Mitchell, his wife, and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merrit concerning Mitchell's marriage.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Whereabouts of Jacob Jackson

Date: November 15, 1918 - December 4, 1918

These materials include a inquiry by Loren Jackson on the whereabouts of his son Jacob Jackson following the close of the Carlisle School. Jackson was informed his son had returned to his outing home under S. W. McKeehan in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request of Isaac Willis to End Naval Enlistment Early

Date: November 20, 1918 - December 3, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Isaac Willis about ending his enlistment in the Navy early and entering college.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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