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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Personnel File of William A. Mercer, Superintendent

Date: February 25, 1903 -

Personnel file of William A. Mercer, who served as the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1904 to February 1, 1908. Before coming to Carlisle, Mercer was Captain of the Seventh United States Cavalry, and was also considered to become Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School in 1903.

The file contains employment-related correspondence, special orders of the Department of War related to Mercer's appointment, and a letter of resignation from Mercer.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Transfer of Students from Fort Lapwai to Carlisle

Date: August 29, 1907 - September 17, 1907

These materials include correspondence regarding the transfer of twenty-five students from the Fort Lapwai Training School to the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Correspondence About Lyman Madison's Citizenship and the Discontinuance of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: August 30, 1907 - March 12, 1918

This material includes correspondence concerning the senate deferral towards the discontinuation of the Carlisle Indian School, as well as a letter from graduate Lyman Madison inquiring about his citizenship. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Notice of Students in Custody in Chicago

Date: October 22, 1907

These materials contain correspondence regarding a notice the Chicago Police have in custody three students alleged to have escaped from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Discipline

Return of Three Runaway Students from Chicago

Date: October 28, 1907

These materials contain correspondence regarding the return of three students who were alleged to have escaped from Carlisle and were apprehended in Chicago.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Discipline

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