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 for Annual Reports by the Free Library of Philadelphia

Date: August 9, 1926 - September 2, 1926

This material includes a request from the Free Library of Philadelphia for copies of the Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The request was forwarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inquiry into Edna Roberts

Date: August 25, 1927 - September 7, 1927

These materials contain correspondence regarding an inquiry by the Municipal Court of Philadelphia into an alleged former student, Edna Roberts.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inquiries Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: January 28, 1928 - August 9, 1928

These materials contain correspondence regarding various inquires made to the Carlisle Indian School in 1928. The various senders are all notified of the closure of the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Information about the Carlisle Indian School by Gerda-Maria Morris

Date: November 28, 1928 - December 22, 1928

These materials include a request from Gerda-Maria Morris of Berlin, Germany for information about the Carlisle Indian School. Morris sought information for a book or film on Native American history. Her request, sent to Carlisle after she obtained copies of the school magazine the Red Man, was forwarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which responded.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

View of Oscar H. Lipps on Pupils Attending Non-Goverment School

Date: February 12 - 26, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the view of Oscar H. Lipps that Carlisle and other non-reservation schools should focus on educating only those who do not have access to education near their homes and that truly desired further instruction. Lipps cites that he has worked to remove many pupils he felt were not deserving from Carlisle. Lipps also uses the example of Cherokee Indians from Robeson County, North Carolina as a community which should rely on local schools instead of sending children to Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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