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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Request from Leon A. Miller Concerning His School Records

Date: November 23, 1918 - June 10, 1938

This material includes correspondence between former student Leon A. Miller and John Collier, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Miller was attempting to start post-graduate work at a local university and was requesting his school records. Miller had also hoped to obtain a diploma for his work at Carlisle, as well as the Ford Motor Company. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Correspondence File, 1918-1966

Date: November 29, 1918 - April 19, 1966

This material is a collection of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs between 1918 and 1966, all related to the Carlisle Indian School. As the Carlisle Indian School closed in 1918, the majority of these letters are either requesting information about the school and its graduates, or inquiring to see if the school is still closed. Some inclosures, including newspaper clippings, are also present in these materials.

These materials are presented in reverse-chronological order, as they were preserved by the Office of Indian Affairs and later the U.S. National Archives. Individual pieces of correspondence do not relate to one another, and significant chronological gaps exist.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Health of Clara Shunion

Date: November 30, 1918 - February 26, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding the health of Clara Shunion. Shunion stayed in Pennsylvania on outing following the close of the Carlisle School, and developed tuberculous. After residing for some time in the Bryn Mawr Hospital, the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, and the home of former outing patron Elizabeth D. Edge, Shunion was sent to the Sac & Fox Sanitarium in Toledo, Iowa.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Transfer of Land Records Related to the Carlisle Indian School

Date: December 4, 1918

These materials include correspondence pertaining to a request by the Arthur C. Bachmeyer, Commanding Officer of U.S. Army General Hospital 31, for records relating to the land of the former Carlisle Indian School. Those records, not included here, were forwarded by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Unclaimed Letters Sent to Nellie Thompson

Date: December 30, 1918 - January 19, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding unclaimed letters sent to the outing home of patron Virginia Allen, where former student Nellie Thompson remained following the closing of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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