Mercer, William A.

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Accusations of Professionalism on the Carlisle Football Team

This material includes newspaper articles alleging that the Carlisle Football Team had been using professional players during the season, and correspondence from members of the Bureau of Indian Affairs answering the charges.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of Clara M. Ellis as Temporary Teacher

These materials include correspondence regarding a teacher vacancy at the Carlisle Indian School. The position was filled temporarily by recent Carlisle graduate Edith Bartlett, until the application of Clara M. Ellis was received. Ellis, the daughter of the former Chief Clerk of the Office of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of Elsie Valley as Laundress at Kaw Indian School

These materials include correspondence regarding Carlisle student Elsie Valley's desire for employment as a laundress or assistant laundress in the Indian Service. She was appointed as Laundress at the Kaw Indian School of Oklahoma.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of William H. H. Austin as Assistant Carpenter

These materials include a letter from Superintendent William A. Mercer informing the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that William H. H. Austin, appointed as assistant carpenter at Carlisle, was expected to arrive within two weeks.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian

These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment Order for Henderson Long as Fireman

These materials include the appointment order for Henderson Long as Fireman at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment Order of Elizabeth Searight for Assistant Seamstress

These materials include an appointment order for Elizabeth Searight as Assistant Seamstress at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment Orders of Alice Van Deman and William Terry at Carlisle

These materials include two appointment orders for employment vacancies at Carlisle. Alice A. Van Deman was appointed as Assistant Matron, and William C. Terry was appointed as Teacher in Mechanical Drawing.

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bequests to the Carlisle Indian School

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
Construction Inspection Report of John Charles for March 1905

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding construction, buildings, and grounds at the Carlisle Indian School, performed in 1905 by John Charles. Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy requested the report in 1908, and returned it to the Bureau office in 1909.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding 1914 Congressional Investigation

These materials include correspondence and legal documents regarding the 1914 internal and Congressional investigations into Superintendent Moses Friedman and Chief Clerk Siceni J. Nori of the Carlisle Indian School. Included is copied and original correspondence regarding the resignation of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Creation of Assistant Disciplinarian Position

These materials include correspondence regarding the creation of an Assistant Disciplinarian position at the Carlisle Indian School. The Assistant Disciplinarian was intended to work at night in the Large Boys Quarters, and was designed to be held by a recent graduate.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fireman and Mechanical Drawing Teacher Vacancies

This material includes correspondence about a vacant fireman position which the administration was hoping to fill by a former student of the school, and about a vacant position as a teacher of mechanical drawing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Leave of Absence for Evaluation for William A. Mercer

These materials include a letter from William A. Mercer informing the Bureau of Indian Affairs that, under orders from the War Department, he was departing for a physical examination and cavalry test. Assistant Superintendent J. R. Wise was placed inc harge of the school during Mercer's absence...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Students in Custody in Chicago

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of William A. Mercer, Superintendent

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...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation of Florence Silverheels for Employment at Carlisle

These materials include correspondence regarding a recommendation of Florence Silverheels for a vacant teacher position at Carlisle. Silverheels, a graduate from the Hampton Institute, was recommended by Cora M. Folsom. Silverheels did not take the certification exam for teaching, and instead...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff

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
Request for Return Home of Hugh Wheelock

These materials include materials related to a request by James Riley Wheelock to have his brother, Hugh Wheelock, released from the Carlisle Indian School. James claimed that his brother was being held at the school to prevent him from playing in Wheelock's band, and to make him play for the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Three Runaway Students from Chicago

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

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Susan Littleshield and Sarah Chubb Outing Situation

These materials include correspondence regarding the outing situation of Susan Littleshield and Sarah Chubb at the Columbus Barracks in Columbus, Ohio.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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