Lipps, Oscar Hiram

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Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff
March 8, 1915 - May 11, 1915

These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Memorandum Regarding School Policy Reforms
March 26, 1915

These materials include a memorandum about reforms made to Carlisle Indian School policies by Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps in response to a 1914 Congressional investigation. The outlined reforms included curtailing the Outing Program, changing the courses of study, standardizing disciplinary...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bequests to the Carlisle Indian School
April 2, 1915 - January 6, 1942

These materials include documents, correspondence, and legal documents related to a number of bequests and inheritances made to the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence largely deals with questions of whether and how such bequests should be accepted, what they could be used for, and how...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915
May 1, 1915

These materials include an inspection report of J. H. Dortch for his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. His report includes discussions of new staff, the school's physical plant and curriculum, and continued disciplinary changes being enacted under Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Article Regarding Student Discipline and Town Interactions
May 3-12, 1915

These materials include a newspaper clipping, an internal circular order, and correspondence regarding an article in the Carlisle Herald regarding the discipline of male and female students of the Carlisle Indian School, who reportedly visited the east end of the town for parties with...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20-29, 1915

These materials include a report and correspondence regarding H. B. Peairs' investigation of discipline at the Carlisle Indian School in May, 1915. The report notes numerous improvements that were made and should be pursued. Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps addresses the report's recommendations...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Original of Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20, 1915

These materials include a report by H. B. Peairs on the discipline among boys at the Carlisle Indian School. The report discusses changes enacted by Oscar Hiram Lipps, who was promoted from Supervisor in Charge to Superintendent during this discipline investigation.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence About a Calendar Created by A. H. Nash
September 8-13, 1915

This material includes correspondence between Carlisle graduate A. H. Nash and Commissioner Cato Sells. Nash and The American Art Works had created a daily-date calendar which he sent to the largest Indian Schools, including Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Condemnation of Unserviceable Property, 1916
February 7-21, 1916

These materials include correspondence and survey forms regarding unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Concerning School Health, 1916
February 7, 1916 - December 31, 1916

These materials include correspondence, ledger pages, inspection reports, and government forms regarding multiple health topics connected to the Carlisle Indian School. Included is an Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for February 1916, Physician's Semiannual Reports for the first and second...

Format: Ledgers, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Possible Closure, Relocation, or Redesign of the Carlisle Indian School
February 8, 1916 - March 4, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a possible lapse in federal appropriations for the Carlisle Indian School. School Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School could be closed, relocated to Fort Harrison in Montana,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in the Preparedness Parade
June 7-16, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the participation of the Carlisle Indian School band in the Preparedness Parade in Washington, D.C. The parade was designed to be a show of patriotism, and the Interior Department wanted to have a strong presence. Also included in the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Alice Tebbitts
December 20, 1916 - January 4, 1917

This material includes correspondence between Alberta B. Doyle of the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Department of Agriculture, and Mr. Hawke, the chief clerk of the Indian Bureau. Doyle inquired about the lineage of former student Alice Tebbitts.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Closure of the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1918 - February 14, 1940

These materials include correspondence, official records, and other documents related to the closure of the Carlisle Indian School in 1918. Discussed topics include the transfer of the land from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War, the transfer of property to other Indian...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request from Leon A. Miller Concerning His School Records
November 23, 1918 - June 10, 1938

This material includes correspondence between former student Leon A. Miller and John Collier, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Miller was attempting to start post-graduate work at a local university and was requesting his school records. Miller had also hoped to obtain a diploma for his work...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of Oscar Hiram Lipps, Supervisor in Charge and Superintendent
- March 5, 1990

Personnel file of Oscar Hiram Lipps, who served as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1915 to March 31, 1917. Lipps also was temporarily the Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School from February 1914 to June 1915, after Moses Friedman was suspended from duty....

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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