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Change in Consideration Procedure for Overage Applicants
October 14, 1910

These materials include a letter from Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. H. Abbott to Carlisle Superintendent Moses Friedman, suggesting that future applications from overaged individuals be forwarded to the Bureau for expedited consideration.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dispute Regarding Release of New York Students
June 24, 1908 - September 28, 1908

These materials contain correspondence regarding a dispute about the release of students from New York State, as pursuant to Bureau of Indian Affairs policy changes regarding the enrollment of students from New York.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
July 31, 1909 - August 6, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Education of Cherokee Nation Students from Robeson County
September 24, 1914 - November 2, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding the education of members of the Cherokee Nation from Robeson County, North Carolina.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1899
1899

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1899, containing the Twentieth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1901
1901

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1901, containing the Twenty-Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Federal Enrollment Policy Changes Regarding Public Schools
April 14-20, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment of students at the Carlisle Indian School. Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine directed Superintendent Moses Friedman to only accept students who had no access to public schools. Further emphasis was noted that students...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Grade-Level Restrictions for Enrolled Pupils
April 14, 1911 - July 14, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding an order from R. G. Valentine, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, to accept no students not able to enter the third grade. Superintendent Moses Friedman, of the Carlisle Indian School, objected to the plan claiming the present age restrictions were...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report on Record Keeping at the Carlisle Indian School
February 20, 1911 - October 6, 1911

These materials include correspondence and reports on the record keeping system for student files at the Carlisle Indian School. Supervisor of Indian Schools Charles F. Pierce was critical of the decentralized nature of the student file records. Pierce recommended that Nellie Robertson Denny, a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
New Form 5-249 for Monthly Reports of Indian Schools
February 14, 1914

These materials include a draft and final letter to Oscar Hiram Lipps, Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School, regarding a new form, Form 5-249, for method reporting. The letter also explains new reporting procedures regarding enrollment and outing students.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Over-18 Enrollment Policies and Philomena Badger
September 9, 1907 - March 25, 1908

These materials include correspondence regarding the re-enrollment of Philomena Badger. Badger's re-enrollment was the cause of clarification on the enrollment policy of pupils over the age of 18. Philomena re-enrolled at Carlisle when she was 18 years old, against the wishes of her guardian;...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Change Appointment Procedures
April 4, 1909

These materials include a letter from Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Robert Valentine to Carlisle's Superintendent, Moses Friedman, proposing a change to how employment appointments are made for the Carlisle Indian School. Valentine suggested bringing Carlisle's appointment policies in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Question Regarding Eligibility of Students with Black Heritage
September 25, 1912 - December 13, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding a question from Hattie Martin, of Haverford, Pennsylvania, on whether Indian students with black heritage were excluded from enrolling in the Carlisle Indian School. School and federal officials debated on how to respond. Carlisle Superintendent...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Ineligible Students at Carlisle
April 14, 1911 - December 5, 1911

These materials include correspondence and reports from Supervisor of Indian Schools, Charles F. Peirce, listing 69 pupils as ineligible for enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School. Peirce recommended they be dismissed from the school as a result. Additional correspondence regards the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Pupil Heritage
January 20, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding students' heritage. Specifically, officials sought information on students' blood quantum, as changing policy barred the enrollment of students considered to have less than one-fourth degree Indian blood. Also included are total enrollment...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment of Canadian Citizen
March 24-28, 1910

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Cary W. Hartman to enroll at Carlisle a Native student from Canada. The request was denied by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs due to the fact that the student was not a ward of the United States or an American Citizen. He...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Return Home of Old Town Reservation Student
October 8-19, 1907

These materials include correspondence regarding the return of a student from the Old Town Indian Reservation in Maine. Carlisle's superintendent initially denied the request, before the Office of Indian Affairs determined that the school should not focus on educating students who were not under...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Student from Alaska
July 20, 1909 - August 2, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll a student from Alaska. The request was denied due to appropriations not being allocated to educate Alaskan students in the Continental United States.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Retention of Tubercular Pupils at Carlisle
September 23-27, 1911

This document contains correspondence concerning the retention of students with tuberculosis at boarding schools including Carlisle. Indian Service officials including Joseph Murphy, Medical Supervisor and Ferdinand Shoemaker, Physicial Expert in Tuberculosis and Trachoma for the Indian Service...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Return of Richmond Martin and Discontinuance of Enrollment of Pupils from New York State
May 12, 1908 - May 12, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding the return home of Richmond Martin to New York. The documents also discuss in detail new Bureau of Indian Affairs policies related to the discontinued enrollment of pupils from New York State as well as pupils of a young age.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
View of Oscar H. Lipps on Pupils Attending Non-Goverment School
February 12 - 26, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the view of Oscar H. Lipps that Carlisle and other non-reservation schools should focus on educating only those who do not have access to education near their homes and that truly desired further instruction. Lipps cites that he has worked to...

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