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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Inquiry About The Transfer of Carlisle Indian School Campus to War Department

Date: April 13-20, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Henrietta Nelson, the secretary of Wellsburg High School's Athletic Assocation, and E. B. Merritt, the Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning the restoration of the Carlisle Indian School to the War Department and its transformation into a War Hospital treating soldiers after its closure in 1918. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Letter from Mrs. Jerry Snyder Concerning Laura M. Doctor

Date: April 27, 1921 - May 5, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Mrs. Jerry Snyder, nee Daisy Doctor, to the Assistant Commissioner Charles H. Buck regarding her relation to Laura M. Doctor.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 4-11, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Elias Bissell and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt inquiring as to whether the Carlisle Indian School will be reopened. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: September 25, 1921 - October 1, 1921

This document contains correspondence between M. W. Acheson and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt. Acheson inquired as to the permanence of the closure of the Carlisle Indian School, and in response Merritt informed him of its definite closure due to the need for the campus at the end of World War I, and listed other Indian Schools that still remained open. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 2-3, 1922

This document contains correspondence between former Carlisle student R. J. Bonga and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Bonga's desire to enroll students from his area in the closed Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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