Closure of Carlisle Indian School

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Rumor of Closure of Carlisle Indian School

This letter contains a question from Redfield Proctor, a Senator from Vermont, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs James R. Garfield asking about the validity of a rumor that the Carlisle Indian School will be closed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence About Lyman Madison's Citizenship and the Discontinuance of the Carlisle Indian School

This material includes correspondence concerning the senate deferral towards the discontinuation of the Carlisle Indian School, as well as a letter from graduate Lyman Madison inquiring about his citizenship. 

A note in the file suggests that one of these records was incorrectly filed...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Possible Closure, Relocation, or Redesign of the Carlisle Indian School

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
Suggested Use of Carlisle Indian School as Military Post

These materials include correspondence regarding a suggestion by local Carlisle resident Irvin Mahon that the Carlisle Indian School be returned to use as a regular military post during the First World War. This suggestion is rejected by Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence File, 1918-1966

This material is a collection of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs between 1918 and 1966, all related to the Carlisle Indian School. As the Carlisle Indian School closed in 1918, the majority of these letters are either requesting information about the school and its...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

These materials include correspondence, official records, and other documents related to the closure of the Carlisle Indian School in 1918. Discussed topics include the transfer of the land from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War, the transfer of property to other Indian...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Richard Kesetta

These materials include correspondence regarding the custody of Richard Kesetta upon the closing of the Carlisle School. Additional correspondence relates to Kesetta's life after the school closed, including attempts to have him enrolled in the Haskell Institute as well as an inquiry made by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Retain Harold Parker on Outing

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Frank H. Mather to retain Harold Parker on outing after Carlisle closed in 1918.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Consent to Allow John Wolfe to Remain on Outing

These materials contain correspondence regarding the consent of Mary B. Owl to allow her son John R. Wolfe remain on outing with George Gore in Newton, Pennsylvania following the closing of the Carlisle School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Harold Parker

These materials contain correspondence regarding the transfer of Harold Parker to the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School upon the close of Carlisle and a prior request to have Parker remain at the outing home of Frank H. Mather.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About Closure of Carlisle Indian School by Fred Skenandore

These materials include correspondence containing a request from Fred Skenandore, a former student, regarding the status of the Carlisle Indian School. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informed Skenandore that the school had been closed, but that the Haskell Institute was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Funds for Pupils Transferred to Chilocco Indian School

These materials include correspondence concerning the transfer of funds from students at Carlisle who were transferred to the Chilocco Indian School upon the closure of Carlisle in 1918. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Health of Clara Shunion

These materials include correspondence regarding the health of Clara Shunion. Shunion stayed in Pennsylvania on outing following the close of the Carlisle School, and developed tuberculous. After residing for some time in the Bryn Mawr Hospital, the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, and the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Land Records Related to the Carlisle Indian School

These materials include correspondence pertaining to a request by the Arthur C. Bachmeyer, Commanding Officer of U.S. Army General Hospital 31, for records relating to the land of the former Carlisle Indian School. Those records, not included here, were forwarded by the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on Disposition of Students

These materials include correspondence regarding a request of John Curtis, of the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding the disposition of students following the closing of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About Closure of Carlisle Indian School by Eva Gould Metzger

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Eva Gould Metzger about whether and why the Carlisle Indian School was closed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Artifacts from the Carlisle Indian School

These materials include letters from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to former Carlisle Indian School employees regarding the origins of some artifacts from the school. The artifacts, including a beaded buckskin coat, an old gun, a model of a three-masted ship, and a model of a battleship, could...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About Transfer of Carlisle Indian School Campus to War Department

This material includes correspondence between Henrietta Nelson, the secretary of Wellsburg High School's Athletic Assocation, and E. B. Merritt, the Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning the restoration of the Carlisle Indian School to the War Department and its transformation into...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

This material includes correspondence between Elias Bissell and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt inquiring as to whether the Carlisle Indian School will be reopened. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

This document contains correspondence between M. W. Acheson and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt. Acheson inquired as to the permanence of the closure of the Carlisle Indian School, and in response Merritt informed him of its definite closure due to the need for the campus at the end of World...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment and Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

This document contains correspondence between former Carlisle student R. J. Bonga and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Bonga's desire to enroll students from his area in the closed Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry Regarding the Fate of the Carlisle Indian School

This document contains correspondence between Albert W. Blake, the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, and the Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning Blake's interest in a potential continuation of industrial training despite the closure of the Carlisle Indian School. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Commercial Solicitation for Carpeting

This material includes correspondence between R. D. Hetrick and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merrit. Hetrick sent a letter concerning carpets for the Carlisle Indian School, and Merritt responded that the school had closed. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiries Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

These materials contain correspondence regarding various inquires made to the Carlisle Indian School in 1928. The various senders are all notified of the closure of the school.

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