Document Collection

The Documents section of the website 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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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, October 21, 1886

Date: October 21, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding attempts to get a Mr. Moody to visit Carlisle.  Pratt also mentions that 75 or more Florida Apache prisoner children are expected to arrive at the school soon, and that the school was recently inspected by a Mrs. Clarke of Virginia.  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

"An Evening with the Carlisle Indian School"

Date: January 15, 1887

An invitation for a series of exercises, performed by Carlisle Indian School students, which include industrial demonstrations, recitations, songs, drawings, and a debate.  The event was billed as a way to show "the capacity of the Indian to receive education," and was open to the general public.

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Letter from "The Indian Helper" to Robert Kegerreis, March 22, 1887

Date: March 22, 1887

"The Indian Helper," probably a pseudonym for a student editor of The Indian Helper newspaper, writes to Robert Kegerreis regarding a missing issue of the magazine.  The letter also includes two small doodles.  Transcript included.

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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.

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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.

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