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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Andrew Cuellar's Return to Carlisle from the Army

Date: March 15-29, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning the return of Andrew Cuellar to Carlisle after attempted enlistment in the Army.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Wages and Employment of George Green

Date: March 18, 1918 - April 8, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by George Green to find work which pays more than the wages he was making on outing.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Selection of Andrew Cuellar for Special Work in Military Intelligence

Date: March 21, 1918 - April 10, 1918

These materials include correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Colonel R. H. Van Deman concerning student Andrew Cuellar, and his selection for special work in the Military Intelligence Branch during the First World War. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Emma Williams and George Horn

Date: April 4-13, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to return Emma Williams and George Horn to their homes.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Discipline

Inquiry into Enrollment of William Gayton

Date: April 15, 1918 - June 20, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding an inquiry into the enrollment of William Gayton upon a request by his father. The enrollment of other students is also discussed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Errors in Average Attendance Calculations for 1918

Date: April 22, 1918 - May 18, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the an error in the calculation of monthly and quarterly average student attendance rates resulting from counting outing pupils in only the former calculation.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Condemnation and Sale of Unserviceable Property, 1918

Date: April 23, 1918 - July 1, 1918

These materials include correspondence and survey forms regarding unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School. Some of the condemned supplies was approved for sale on the open market.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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

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

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

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

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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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

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