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Anonymous Complaint Against Guardhouse Conditions

This document contains correspondence regarding an anonymous letter that was sent complaining of the conditions at the guardhouse, the hospital, and the school farm. The complaint discusses the treatment of Wesley Two Moons, who later dies at the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Complaint of Anna Bebeaux Regarding Hospital Conditions

This material includes a complaint made by student Anna Bebeaux concerning poor conditions at the school hospital, and the results of an investigation into the matter by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Construction Inspection Report of John Charles for March 1905

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding construction, buildings, and grounds at the Carlisle Indian School, performed in 1905 by John Charles. Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy requested the report in 1908, and returned it to the Bureau office in 1909.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Disagreement Between Superintendent Lipps and Dr. Rendtorff

This material includes correspondence concerning an incident between Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps and Doctor Walter Rendtorff about an operation on student Henry Tomau. Dr. Rendtorff desired to either sent Tomau to a Philadelphia hospital or request the help of Dr. Deaver from town for an...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Concerning School Health, 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
Health Inspection Report of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy for February 1909

These materials include a health report of the Carlisle Indian School, performed by Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy in December 1908. Murphy's report included a study of the school's physical plant, students' health conditions including tuberculosis and trachoma, and recommendations. The...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Estelle Reel for May 1908

These materials include an inspection report performed by Superintendent of Indian Schools Estelle Reel in May, 1906. Reel's report mentions the buildings and grounds (including the new hospital), improvements since the previous visit, student oratory work, and student artwork.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Notice of Illness of George Swanson

This document contains correspondence concerning the illness of George Swanson with smallpox. Quarantines were placed on the hospital and the school by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and by County Health Inspector Dr. Harvey B. Bashore, respectively.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Regulations and Circulars for the Carlisle Indian School, 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
The Indian Helper (Vol. 1, No. 30)
March 5, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Exhibition Night: By The-Man-on-the-Band-Stand's Wife." There were also several brief articles about high winds in Philadelphia, heavy snows in Quebec, the fate of a ship that ran aground during a voyage between Boston and Liverpool, a birthday party for...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 16)
November 26, 1886

The first page opened with a poem titled "Sound Principle But Poor Poetry," followed by "A Boy Needs a Trade," about the degradation of a ditch digger reprinted from the Detroit Free Press. There was also an article called "A Sick Man who Wanted Whiskey." The second page included a report in the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 2, No. 44)
June 10, 1887

This issue opened with a poem titled “HOW TO BE HAPPY,” reprinted from Selected. The next item which continued on page four was a travelogue of school nurse, Miss Wilson’s, trip to Scotland, an ocean voyage that lasted eleven days, titled “AN INTERESTING LETTER FROM MISS WILSON: All the...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 19)
December 16, 1887

The first page opened with an untitled poem about kindness, followed by "Part of Our Hospital Work," a reprint of a composition by Nancy Cornelius (Oneida) who detailed her experiences as a hospital assistant. She wrote about the breakfast routine and the Apache mothers caring for their babies...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 25)
February 3, 1888

The first page opened with a poem, "The Boys We Need," reprinted from "Golden Days;" followed by a fictitious fable of two Carlisle students, "The Longest Way Round," warning against taking shortcuts. The page also included two blurbs about the blizzard in the West. Page two opened with a...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 49)
July 20, 1888

The first page opened with the poem “Be True” followed by an article titled “A Carlisle Teacher on the Big Ocean,” about a trip aboard the Steamer Aurania dated July 6th, 1888 written for the Man-on-the-band-stand by “A Carlisler,” aka Miss Lowe. The article concluded on the fourth page. Page...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The School News (Vol. 2, No. 2)
July 1881

The entire first page is a letter from Virginia Oequa (Kiowa) to her teacher Miss H, sent after she left Carlisle to work on a farm for a few weeks. She sent her love and explained the pride she took in her work. Page two had two articles on the shooting of President James Garfield, written by...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Tuberculosis Investigation by Joseph Murphy for February 1909

This material includes a forwarded press copy report detailing the findings of Medical Supervisor Joseph A. Murphy's investigation of tuberculosis at the Carlisle Indian School in 1909. This report includes a list of pupils diagnosed with tuberculosis and recommended to be sent home.

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