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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Displaying 1901 - 1925 of 2397 records
Request for Rosa Lyons to Travel to Washington D. C.

Date: March 13 - 19, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from W. H. Lyons to have his daughter Rosa Lyons, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, to visit him in Washington D. C.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Funds by Ella Mora

Date: March 15, 1912

These materials include correspondence concerning Ella Mora, who requested to have her outing wages in her account sent to her. 

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Request to Return William Foster

Date: March 20, 1912 - April 29, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return William Foster to his home in Unga, Alaska.

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Request for Funds by William Foster

Date: March 26, 1912 - April 18, 1912

These materials include correspondence concerning William Foster and his request to empty and close his account with the school.

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Transfer of Bettie and Jettie Eades

Date: April 4, 1912 - June 29, 1912

These materials contain correspondence regarding the transfer of Bessie and Jettie Eades from the Sherman Indian School to Carlisle.

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Notice of Death of John Tiokasin

Date: April 9 - June 10, 1912

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of John Tiokasin.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Funds by Anona M. Crowe

Date: April 10, 1912 - May 24, 1912

These materials include correspondence concerning Anona M. Crowe and her request to use her school funds for personal use. 

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Request to Transfer Ernestine Venne to the Chilocco School

Date: April 12, 1912 - May 13, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from A. M. Venne to have his sister, Ernestine Venne, sent to the Chilocco School in Oklahoma rather than returned to North Dakota following her graduation from the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Enrollment of Clark Children

Date: April 15, 1912 - May 6, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Dr. E. L. Clark to enroll at the Carlisle Indian School his two young children, as well as the son of a nephew. Clark's request was denied due to the age of the children and their close proximity to public schools.

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Returned Students List for May 1912

Date: April 18, 1912 - May 24, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a list of students to be returned to their homes at the completion of the school term in 1912.

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Filming of the Carlisle Indian School by Gaumont Company

Date: April 22, 1912 - May 11, 1912

These materials include correspondence between the Gaumont Company and the Bureau of Indian Affairs about filming done at the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence mostly discusses a complimentary roll of the film that was provided to the Bureau. The filming reportedly included shots of Carlisle's three athletes selected to participate in the Stockholm Olympics, as well as a female student "in costume" singing "Nearer My God to Thee" in sign language.

Note: The film referenced in this letter has not been located.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Charles Packineau

Date: April 22, 1912

These materials contain correspondence related to the death of Charles Packineau and the return home of his body.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Notice of Illness of Two Students and Death of James Pawnee Leggins

Date: April 29 - June 10, 1912

This document contains correspondence notifying the Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the death of James Pawnee Leggins. The correspondence also mentions the continued illness of two other students, Louise Bluesky and James Catfish, with tuberculosis.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Explanation of Students' Enrollment Statuses

Date: May 8-21, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment status of students impacted by changing school admissions policies. The list includes students whose homes were within close proximity to public schools, who were over the age of 24, and those making slow academic progress. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Information about the Carlisle Indian School by Marjorie Armstrong

Date: May 8-15, 1912

These materials incldue a request from Marjorie Armstrong, of the University of Minnesota, for information about the Carlisle Indian School and other government-run schools. The request was fielded by United States Senator Moses E. Clapp.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Information from Russell B. Henderson

Date: May 13, 1912 - June 5, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Russell B. Harrison for information related to the admission requirements for the Indian Schools. Harrison was sent information related to the Carlisle Indian School.

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Request for Adeline Boutang to Visit Cousin in Washington D.C.

Date: May 18 - 21, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request for Adeline Boutang to visit her cousin in Washington D. C. Superintendent Moses Friedman denied her request.

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Request to Return Home of John Jackson

Date: May 26, 1912 - July 8, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by John Jackson to return to his home due to his eyes.

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Carlisle Alumni Association Update

Date: May 28, 1912 - June 12, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding the Alumni Association of the Carlisle Indian School including its new constitution, a new building in Carlisle, and other news.

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Closure of Accounts for Marie Hutchinson and Wilson Carpenter

Date: June 5 - July 12, 1912

This document contains correspondence concerning the closure of the student accounts of two deceased students, Wilson Carpenter (Seneca) and Marie Hutchinson (Chippewa). 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Marie Hutchinson

Date: June 5, 1912

This document contains a letter concerning the death of Marie Hutchinson.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home of Elsie Rabbit

Date: June 8, 1912 - August 24, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by the parents of Elsie Rabbit to have her returned home for at least the summer vacation. Rabbit's parents also state that she was enrolled at Carlisle without their consent and that her health was poor.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Return Home of Hugh Wheelock

Date: June 15, 1912 - August 30, 1912

These materials include materials related to a request by James Riley Wheelock to have his brother, Hugh Wheelock, released from the Carlisle Indian School. James claimed that his brother was being held at the school to prevent him from playing in Wheelock's band, and to make him play for the Carlisle football team. James further claimed that his brother would not benefit from any more professional or academic training. In response, the school provided a number of claims against Wheelock.

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Enrollment of Two Alaskan Students Brought by William Foster

Date: June 24, 1912 - September 20, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding two Alaskan individuals, George Cushing and Charles Foster, brought to the Carlisle Indian School by William Foster. Both boys desired to enroll in the Carlisle Indian School.

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Correspondence Regarding Henry Ankle

Date: June 26, 1912 - July 22, 1912

This material includes correspondence regarding Henry Ankle, his location, and his status as a student at Carlisle.

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