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Report for the Month of January 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly report for January, 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard Henry...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Funds for Industrial Training

Richard Henry Pratt requests funds to develop the industrial and mechanical training programs at the school. Specifically, Pratt hopes to establish a harness-making program and to expand the blacksmithing, wagon-making, carpentry, shoemaking, and tinsmithing departments. Pratt notes that this...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Fireman and Mechanical Drawing Teacher Vacancies

This material includes correspondence about a vacant fireman position which the administration was hoping to fill by a former student of the school, and about a vacant position as a teacher of mechanical drawing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School

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
Request for Release by Raymond Kennedy

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Raymond Kennedy to be released from the Carlisle Indian School in order to continue with his machinist trade in one of Carlisle's outing districts. Kennedy's request was denied, but he was given the ability to access his money held at...

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
Inspection Report of Charles F. Pierce for January 1912

These materials include an inspection report of Charles F. Pierce, Supervisor of Indian Schools, on the Carlisle Indian School in early 1912, as well as correspondence regarding the reports. Pierce makes a number of recommendations, in particular regarding the business and telegraph departments...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Inspection Report of Charles F. Peirce for January 1912

These materials include an excerpt of Charles F. Pierce's inspection report of January 1912, and Superintendent Moses Friedman's responses to his recommendations. Friedman rejected many of Pierce's recommendations regarding the chain of authority and command at the school. Other recommendations...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Praise for Carlisle by J. F. Murray

These materials include a typed and hand-written copy of a letter from J. F. Murray, praising the Carlisle Indian School. Murray discusses numerous topics, including Carlisle's assimilationist mission, appropriations and finances, discipline, local reactions to the school, and the school's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Brief of Charges and Answers Against Superintendent Moses Friedman

These materials include legal documents and correspondence regarding charges filed against Superintendent Moses Friedman after an inspection and investigation of the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the documents are the official charges against Friedman, his answers to those charges,...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Circular Order on Economy and Waste

These materials include correspondence and a circular internal to the Carlisle Indian School regarding economy and waste in the school's industrial departments.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff

These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Memorandum Regarding School Policy Reforms

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
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915

These materials include an inspection report of J. H. Dortch for his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. His report includes discussions of new staff, the school's physical plant and curriculum, and continued disciplinary changes being enacted under Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Original of Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915

These materials include a report by H. B. Peairs on the discipline among boys at the Carlisle Indian School. The report discusses changes enacted by Oscar Hiram Lipps, who was promoted from Supervisor in Charge to Superintendent during this discipline investigation.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
General Electric Company Apprenticeship Arrangement

This document contains correspondence concerning an arrangement with the General Electric Company to take four apprentices from Carlisle to work in the electrical department. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment of Pupils for Special Courses

These materials include correspondence regarding two special enrollment courses. The first is for the enrollment of four pupils over the age of 21 years, the maximum allowed at Carlisle. The second is for Ralph Harmon Sexton to attend a technical high school in the borough of Carlisle, so he...

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
Statistics on Vocational Work of Students

This document contains correspondence concerning the preparation of students for vocational work. Statistics outlining students prepared for each year of vocational training are included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Elsie E. Newton for January 1918

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding Supervisor Elsie E. Newton's inspection of facilities and activities for female students at the Carlisle Indian School. Newton discusses topics including girls' dormitories, the school matron, the Domestic Science and Housekeeping...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Montreville Yuda Lecture on Shipbuilding

This document contains correspondence concerning former student Montreville Yuda and his desire to teach a lecture on shipbuilding. Yuda was a shipbuilder with the Emergency Fleet Corporation in Newport News, Virginia. Carlisle's superintendent suggested that such a lecture would be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alex Washington's Request To Serve In The Army

This material includes correspondence between Alex Washington and Commisioner Cato Sells concerning Washington's desire to transfer his employment to the ship-building plant at Hog Island, Pennsylvania.  

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request from Leon A. Miller Concerning His School Records

This material includes correspondence between former student Leon A. Miller and John Collier, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Miller was attempting to start post-graduate work at a local university and was requesting his school records. Miller had also hoped to obtain a diploma for his work...

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