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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Notice of Death of Louis Godfrey

Date: December 6-11, 1917

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This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Louis Godfrey due to a football injury.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Enroll Mexican Students Attending Carlisle

Date: December 31, 1916 - January 10, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the education of Mexican students at the Carlisle Indian School. Commissioner Sells' responds that Carlisle is not academically advanced but meant to train students in industrial arts. Further authority from Congress would have to made to have students from Mexico attend Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Requests by Rose Shenoskey

Date: January 2, 1918 - May 20, 1919

These materials contain requests from Rose Shenoskey to release her daughter Mary Shenoskey from Carlisle, and regarding the allotment of her son Samuel Leo who was serving in the United States Army in France during World War I.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Revised Outing Policy for 1918

Date: January 10-21, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding a revised outing policy for the summer of 1918 to met the demand for agricultural work while also satisfying newly established academic requirements.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Inspection Report of Elsie E. Newton for January 1918

Date: January 25, 1918 - February 16, 1918

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding Supervisor Elsie E. Newton's inspection of facilities and activities for female students at the Carlisle Indian School. Newton discusses topics including girls' dormitories, the school matron, the Domestic Science and Housekeeping departments, and discipline.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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