Carlisle Indian School Policy Changes

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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
Documents Regarding School Financial Matters
February 16, 1914 - April 16, 1918

These materials include financial documents, legal documents, and correspondence concerning multiple financial concerns of the school, such as railroad bonds, legacy trust funds, fundraising, donations, and checks for minors. 

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1891
1890-1891

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1891, containing the Twelfth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a table...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Explanation of Students' Enrollment Statuses
May 8-21, 1912

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment status of students impacted by changing school admissions policies. The list includes students whose homes were within close proximity to public schools, who were over the age of 24, and those making slow academic progress. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Graduation Policies for the Class of 1917
February 13, 1917 - April 26, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning policies governing the graduating class of 1917. This includes a list of students receiving diplomas, required grades, and other related policies.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Exclusion of Charles Geck
June 24, 1911 - July 29, 1911

These materials include correspondence regarding an inquiry into the exclusion of Charles Geck from the Carlisle Indian School. Geck was released from the school as a result that he had access to public schools near his home in Oklahoma.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of James McLaughlin for November 1910
November 3, 1910 - July 13, 1911

This material includes correspondence concerning a November 1910 inspection of Carlisle by James McLaughlin. This includes information concerning the guard house, a list of runaway students, and an investigation into the administrative affairs at the school. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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
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
Method of Depositing and Accounting for Pupils' Funds
January 31, 1908 - June 3, 1908

These materials include financial documents and correspondence concerning the handling of student's accounts at Carlisle. The document also contains lists of the balances due to students enrolled as of January 31, 1908. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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
Policies Regarding Large Deposits for Student Accounts
September 12, 1913 - January 22, 1914

These materials include correspondence concerning the funds of a group of students, and how large checks for individual pupils should be deposited and controlled by the Superintendent. This includes students from the Pawnee and Winnebago Nations.

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Policy Change for Recording of Deposits by Indian Pupils
March 10-13, 1908

These materials include correspondence from the cashier at the Merchants National Bank in Carlisle, Pennsylvania concerning the receiving and recording of individual deposits of pupils money. 

Format: Financial Documents, 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
Regulations and Circulars for the Carlisle Indian School, 1911
July 19, 1911 - August 2, 1911

These materials include correspondence and pamphlets related to circular orders and regulations in force at the Carlisle Indian School under Superintendent Moses Friedman. Friedman forwarded the documents to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for approval. The forwarded documents include a blank...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, 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 B. H. Tommie
October 24, 1913 - November 20, 1913

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment of B. H. Tommie, a member of the Seminole Nation of Florida, at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Guidance on New Vacation Request Policy
August 7-25, 1914

These materials include correspondence and a government document regarding a new policy for vacation requests. Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps notes that, because the Circular outlining the policy was received late, some students did not fill out the necessary Vacation Request Form. Lipps requests...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, 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 for Return Home of Spencer Williams and Carl Sylvester
July 24, 1909 - August 13, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to return home Spencer Williams and Carl Sylvester. Also included is correspondence discussing the school's acceptance of overage pupils, and whether or not to charge tuition in a similar manner to the Hampton Institute.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Alter Admission Policy for Oklahoma Nations
July 28, 1914 - May 3, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps to change admission rules for students from the Five Civilized Tribes in Oklahoma. Prior to Lipps request, students from these Nations were required to pay both tuition and transportation. The revision...

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

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