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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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Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Multiple Agencies, 1887

Date: June 27-28, 1887

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding three students discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes at the Green Bay, Rosebud, and Pine Ridge Agencies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, September 30, 1887

Date: September 30, 1887

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding a colt halter which Agnew requested.  Pratt also mentions that "while the learned friends of the Aboriginee are making paths for us to walk in, I am at home attending to business."  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Quapaw Agency, 1887, Copy 1

Date: November 13, 1887

These materials include a Descriptive Statement of Pupils for 4 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Quapaw Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Quapaw Agency, 1887, Copy 2

Date: November 13, 1887

These materials include a Descriptive Statement of Pupils for 4 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Quapaw Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, January 31, 1888

Date: January 31, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew discussing a controversy over uniform styles to be used during peacetime.  Pratt also mentions possible changes in the administration of the Indian Service.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 4, 1888

Date: February 4, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Angew informing him of his inability to attend an event, due to an attempt to secure an appropriation to build a school building and barn.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Fundraising

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Green Bay Agency and Transferred to Pine Ridge Agency, 1888

Date: April 9-11, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 4 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Green Bay Agency, and 4 individuals discharged from Carlisle and transferred back to their homes in the Pine Ridge Agency due to sickness. A single Descriptive Statement was used for both groups.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils Discharged to Multiple Agencies, 1888

Date: July 7-11, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and a Descriptive Statement of Pupils regarding 61 individuals discharged from the Carlisle Indian School and transferred back to their homes in the San Carlos, Laguna, Wallace, Isleta, Quapaw, Eufaula, Omaha, Winnebago, Nez Perce, Crow, Kiowa and Comanche, Cheyenne and Arapaho, Ponca, Rosebud, and Pine Ridge Agencies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Quapaw Agency, 1888

Date: October 31, 1888 - November 7, 1888

These materials include a cover letter and descriptive statement of students regarding 17 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Quapaw Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1888

Date: December 28, 1888 - January 7, 1889

These materials include a descriptive statement of students regarding 15 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of the Dakota Territory.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Original Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1889

Date: September 30, 1889

These materials include a descriptive statement of students regarding 11 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency.

A copy of this descriptive statement, and a corrected version of it, was submitted by the Carlisle Indian School to reflect the proper names and vital statistics of admitted students.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Corrected Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency, 1889

Date: October 29, 1889

These materials include a cover letter and descriptive statements of students regarding 12 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Kiowa, Comanche, and Wichita Agency.

One of the descriptive statements is a copy of the original received from the Indian Agent, and the other is a version corrected by the physician at the Carlisle Indian School to reflect the proper names and vital statistics for the admitted students, including one additional individual not included in the first statement.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Correspondence Regarding Student Surveys, 1890

Date: April 10, 1890

Letter from Assistant Superintendent A. J. Standing to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding a proposed survey to be sent out to all former students. Standing suggests that the survey should consist of both a questionnaire form and a request for a separate letter for Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt.

The letters collected through this survey are available on this site in a 5-part series of "Former Student Survey Responses, 1890".

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 4 of 5)

Date: May 31, 1890 - July 11, 1890

A series of twenty-three letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 1 of 5)

Date: June 2-9, 1890

A series of sixteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 2 of 5)

Date: June 4-13, 1890

A series of fifteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 3 of 5)

Date: June 8-29, 1890

A series of twenty nine letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Former Student Survey Responses, 1890 (Part 5 of 5)

Date: June 20, 1890 - July 21, 1890

A series of nineteen letters written to Captain Richard H. Pratt in response to a questionnaire sent to former students. The accompanying questionnaire forms are not included.

Transcripts follow each handwritten letter.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Quapaw Agency, 1890

Date: August 18, 1890

These materials include a descriptive statement of students regarding 7 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Quapaw Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Omaha and Winnebago Agency, 1890

Date: September 19, 1890

These materials include a descriptive statement of students regarding 9 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Omaha and Winnebago Agency.

Note: A check mark appears next to the entry for Sarah Walker on this document. Sarah Walker is the only student listed on this document who is not also listed in the admissions ledger, so it seems likely that, for whatever reason, Sarah Walker did not actually enroll at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statements of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1891

Date: February 16, 1891

These materials include two descriptive statements of students regarding 9 girls and 8 boys sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, 1891

Date: June 12-20, 1891

These materials include telegrams and a descriptive statement of students regarding 3 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency of South Dakota. The telegrams indicate that Carlisle's superintendent, Richard Henry Pratt, travelled to Pine Ridge to select students and escort them back East.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statements of Pupils from Omaha and Winnebago Agency to Grant, Carlisle, and Lincoln Schools, 1891

Date: August 1, 1891 - October 5, 1891

These materials include descriptive statements of students for individuals transferred from the Omaha and Winnebago Agency to the Grant Institute in Genoa, Nebraska; the Lincoln Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Sac and Fox Agency, 1891

Date: November 12, 1891

These materials include a descriptive statement of students regarding 3 individuals sent to the Carlisle Indian School from the Sac and Fox Agency.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Descriptive Statement of Pupils from Pine Ridge Agency, February 1892

Date: February 25, 1892

These materials include a descriptive statement of students for 10 individuals transferred to the Carlisle Indian School from the Pine Ridge Agency in South Dakota.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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