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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 26, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's visit with the new Commissioner of Indian Affairs, and a donation towards the farm debt.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, July 24, 1885

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding an editorial Pratt authored.  Pratt also discusses staffing changes at Carlisle, and a student who he wishes Agnew to accept into his hospital.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, January 2, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew in response to a proposed plan to segregate the students after they left the school.  He states that the students are fully capable of becoming a part of American life and appeared wary of what he perceives as attempts to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 24, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about calling on Gerardus C. King regarding the school.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Gerardus C. King, March 19, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Gerardus C. King, Counsellor at Law, thanking him for a donation of $5000 to the school.  Pratt discusses how the gift will be used to defray the costs of a debt on the school farm, and to fund a chapel.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, March 27, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding Pratt's recent ousting from a Congressional bill on Indian education, and Pratt's political battles with Superintendent of Schools John Oberly at the Mohonk Conference.  Pratt also includes brief instructions on...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 8, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew suggesting that Agnew stops in Carlisle to say goodbye before travelling.  Pratt also mentions discussions between Miss Styde of Carlisle and a Mr. Charles Pratt of the Astral Oil Works, Brooklyn, New York, regarding the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, May 17, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew saying that he received Congressional funding for the purchase of a farm adjacent to the school, as well as for the construction of a chapel, stable, and two new school wings.  This letter is part of a series of related...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, June 1, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding plans for new and renovated buildings at Carlisle.  Pratt states that he does not intend to take on more students, but rather to create a more individualized training environment.  He compares Carlisle's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, August 9, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew about the search to "find a mother for the girls."  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the People tags. Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, October 12, 1886

Superindendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew informing him that the school had gained new students, raising enrollment higher than it had been before.  He also mentions the need for more money to improve school buildings. This letter is part of a series of related...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, October 21, 1886

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding attempts to get a Mr. Moody to visit Carlisle.  Pratt also mentions that 75 or more Florida Apache prisoner children are expected to arrive at the school soon, and that the school was recently inspected by a Mrs....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
"An Evening with the Carlisle Indian School," January 15, 1887

An invitation for a series of exercises, performed by Carlisle Indian School students, which include industrial demonstrations, recitations, songs, drawings, and a debate.  The event was billed as a way to show "the capacity of the Indian to receive education," and was open to the general public...

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from "The Indian Helper" to Robert Kegerreis, March 22, 1887

"The Indian Helper," probably a pseudonym for a student editor of The Indian Helper newspaper, writes to Robert Kegerreis regarding a missing issue of the magazine.  The letter also includes two small doodles.  Transcript included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, September 30, 1887

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew regarding a colt halter which Agnew requested.  Pratt also mentions that "while the learned friends of the Aboriginee are making paths for us to walk in, I am at home attending to business."  This letter is part of a series...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, January 31, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Agnew discussing a controversy over uniform styles to be used during peacetime.  Pratt also mentions possible changes in the administration of the Indian Service.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Letter from Richard H. Pratt to Cornelius R. Agnew, February 4, 1888

Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt writes to Doctor Cornelius Rea Angew informing him of his inability to attend an event, due to an attempt to secure an appropriation to build a school building and barn.  This letter is part of a series of related correspondence which can be found using the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1897 Commencement Invitation and Brief Program

An invitation to the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises held at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School on March 9-11, 1897. A program for the three day event is printed on the reverse side.  The invitation is for a Miss Hemminger.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1897 Commencement Program

The commencement program for the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises of the Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  The program includes a schedule of events as well as a photograph of the graduating class of 1897.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1898 Commencement Invitation and Brief Program

An invitation for a Professor Heckman, probably Edgar Rohrer Heckman of Dickinson Preparatory School, to attend the 1898 commencement ceremony. It was the Nineteenth Anniversary and the Tenth Graduating Exercises of the school. The first page is an invitation, and the reverse features the...

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Poster for Mary Kolbe the Elocutionist, circa 1900

This poster advertises the performance of Mary Kolbe, "the little nine year old elocutionist," who was assisted by the Carlisle Indian School Band.  The event was held at Bosler Hall at Dickinson College. Transcript included.

Format: Broadsides and Posters
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Quotation Cards, undated

These eight notecards were printed by the students of the Carlisle Indian School at some unknown time.  They contain moral sayings or prayers, come in different sizes and colors, and may not have been printed at the same time.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Carlisle Indian Band and Girls' Mandolin Club Musicale Program, 1908

The program for the Musicale, held by the Carlisle Indian Band and Girls' Mandolin Club.  A total of ten selections, plus the Star Spangled Banner, were performed under the direction of Claude M. Stauffer.  Photographs of both musical groups are featured on the program.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1908 Commencement Program

This program was distributed for the 1908 Commencement Exercises, which took place on Thursday, April 2nd. Inside features a portrait of Moses Friedman, the Superintendent, Francis E. Leupp, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Charles H. Dickson, the Supervisor-in Charge, as well as a portrait...

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Program for "The Captain of Plymouth," 1909

The program for "The Captain of Plymouth," performed as part of the Commencement Exercises of 1909.  The program lists the various acts of the performance as well as the student actors.

Format: Fiction and Drama, Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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