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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
Request by Oshkosh Children to Use Tribal Funds to Visit Home
March 31, 1915 - April 28, 1915

Relia, Roland, and Roy Oshkosh request to use their tribal funds to visit home during vacations. The responses and views of the Secretary of the Interior, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School are included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Use of Pro Rata Tribal Funds to Visit Home
April 10 - 12, 1915

These materials include correspondence from Cato Sells regarding a request from Nancy Lane that Relia, Roland, and Roy Oshkosh to use their pro rata shares of the tribal trust fund to visit their home during the school vacation.

Format: 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
Praise for a Letter Written by Pascal Sherman
June 5 - 9, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a letter written by Pascal Sherman, who was being sent to St. Martin's College in Lacey, Washington by Carlisle Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
General Electric Company Apprenticeship Arrangement
June 17-24, 1915

This document contains correspondence concerning an arrangement with the General Electric Company to take four apprentices from Carlisle to work in the electrical department. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Henry J. Flood at Dickinson College or Preparatory School
August 19, 1915 - October 2, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Henry J. Flood at Carlisle in order for Flood to attend Conway Hall or Dickinson College.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Church Attendance of Benjamin Black Elk
October 1, 1915 - November 23, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding the church attendance of Benjamin Black Elk while on outing. Upon receiving an answer to his inquiry, William H. Ketcham, the Director of Catholic Indian Missions, objected to the placing of pupils in homes where they were unable to attend Mass...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment for William Herrera
January 2 - 20, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Pablo Herrera for the enrollment of his younger brother William Herrera at Carlisle. According to the school, Herrera was denied admission due to having access to a similar school nearby his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Admit Mexican Students to the Carlisle Indian School
January 3 - 10, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a plan of Stanley R. Yarnell, of the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to admit Mexican students to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds for Home of Joseph A. Shooter
January 21, 1916 - February 3, 1916

This document contains correspondence between Joseph A. Shooter and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning the former's desire to use his student funds to build a house. 

Format: Financial 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
Domestic Science Course and the Outing System
February 19, 1916 - March 4, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding concerns William Paul, a former student, had that a new domestic science course would replace the outing system.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment for Hebert S. Burgevin
August 1, 1916 - September 21, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to by Congressman Charles D. Carter to enroll Herbert S. Burgevin in the Carlisle Indian School. Burgevin was permitted to enroll under the condition that his traveling expenses and tuition be paid.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau Policies for Vocational Course in Nursing
September 9, 1916 - January 22, 1918

This document contains correspondence about new policies encouraging vocational nursing training for female students in Indian schools. Included is an extensive pamplet from the professional nursing training program at Fort Dearborn Hospital, Circular letters ordering the transfer of all...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment of Pablo Moreno
September 22, 1916 - October 4, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment of Pablo Moreno in Carlisle for additional training as a printer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outing System and Department Labor Income
October 19, 1916 - November 3, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the income students made in the fiscal year 1915-1916 on the outing system, and the distinction between outing program income and income made through the industrial departments.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Holiday Greetings in 1916
December 21 - 26, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding holiday greetings between a group students to Cato Sells along with Sells reply.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Mexican Students Attending Carlisle
December 31, 1916 - January 10, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the education of Mexican students at the Carlisle Indian School. Commissioner Sells' responds that Carlisle is not academically advanced but meant to train students in industrial arts. Further authority from Congress would have to made to have...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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