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Allen Answers Office Questions Focusing on Outings and Transportation Costs
April 23, 1902

Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular by answering various questions. In particular he focuses on the industrial training of the school, the outing system, and provides details on the transportation costs incurred in bringing students to Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Industrial Department Output for 1900-1901
April 27, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt provides statistics related to the industrial departments including the sewing room, tailor shop, shoe shop, tin shop, harness shop, blacksmith and carriage shop, printing office, and the laundry over the previous 12 months.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Criticizes Native Industry and Arts Programs in Indian Schools
January 15, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs Estelle Reel that the Carlisle Indian School does not have any native industries and arts programs at the school. He further goes on to strongly criticize the effort.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Responds to Student Complaints Against Disciplinarian
March 5, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to the complaints of John Susep and J. Frederick Nicholar against disciplinarian W. G. Thompson.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests New Art Teacher to Replace Forster
June 4, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that Elizabeth E. Forster is terminating her service and requests that a new art teacher be provided.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Students Labor Over Summer of 1903
July 2, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to pay students for their work at the Carlisle Indian School over the summer vacation period rather than have them go on outing.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Discusses Quality of Wagons Produced by Carlisle
December 16, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the production of wagon making at the Carlisle Indian School. Allen notes that the department has made significant progress and he welcomes a departmental expert to give his judgement on the quality.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Support for Yuma School's Plan to Purchase Farm
December 31, 1903 - January 19, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides his endorsement of a plan by John S. Spears, Superintendent of the Yuma School, to purchase a farm next to the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Maps and Diagrams
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Farm Production for 1903
March 12, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report detailing agriculture production at the Carlisle Indian School during 1903.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests to Know Remaining 1904 Appropriation
May 5, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt requests to know the balance in the U.S. Treasury to the credit of the Carlisle Indian School appropriation for the 1904 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Establish Department of Horticulture at Carlisle
December 9, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to establish a horticulture department at the Carlisle Indian School. As a result he requests to purchase materials to build a greenhouse and establish a position of horticulturist.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Insinger Dish Washing Machine
May 30, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase an Insinger dish washing machine.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Difficulties in Using Student Labor to Build New Hospital Building
July 6, 1905

William A. Mercer responds to a letter from C. F. Larrabee regarding the Comptroller's decision on the use of funds to build a new hospital building. Mercer lays out the difficulties in using student labor and provides further details to the Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Acknowledges Letter on Use of Student Labor in Hospital Construction
July 14, 1905

William A. Mercer acknowledges a letter from the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the use of student labor in the construction of the new hospital building.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Estimate of Supplies for Proposed New Hospital Building
August 2, 1905

William A. Mercer provides the Office of Indian Affairs with an estimate of supplies and materials for the proposed new hospital building as well as cost of labor.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Appoint Charles Wilson as Assistant Coachmaker
August 14, 1905

William A. Mercer requests the appointment of Wilson Charles to the position of assistant carriagemaker.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Louis Matlack at Carlisle
August 25, 1905 - December 7, 1905

Correspondence regarding the enrollment of Louis Matlock at the Carlisle Indian School as well as his return to the Pawnee Agency.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation for John Archuleta
October 31, 1905

Recommendation for John Archuleta for a position as a harness and shoe maker instructor in a smaller Indian School by William A. Mercer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Elaborates on Plans for Photograph Gallery
June 1, 1906

William A. Mercer elaborates on his plan for building a photographic gallery at the entrance to the Carlisle Indian School using the bequest of Harriet W. Taber. Mercer states that he has already begun construction using athletic funds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Angel DeCora Reports on the Condition of the Art Department at Carlisle
June 7, 1906 - June 16, 1906

Angel DeCora makes a report on the art department of the Carlisle Indian School to Francis E. Leupp. DeCora requests to spend the summer learning how to make Persian rugs as well as allowing students the option of copyrighting their designs to profit from their work.

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Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Nekifer Shouchuk
August 31, 1906

William A. Mercer requests authority to enroll Nekifer Shouchuk at the Carlisle Indian School in order for him to learn the baker's trade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Appeals Decision of Auditor Relative to Proceeds of Harness Sale
December 12, 1906 - January 15, 1907

William A. Mercer appeals through the Office of Indian Affairs the decision of the Auditor of the Interior Department not to credit the Carlisle Indian School with the proceeds of harness sold to the Blackfeet Agency in the following fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Staff to Visit Tuskegee and Hampton
January 14, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to have Kate S. Bowersox and W. G. Thompson travel to the Hampton Institute and the Tuskegee Institute to learn from their teaching methods.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Extra Material for Graduation Dresses for Class of 1906
January 17, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to purchase extra material for graduation dresses' for the Senior Class.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Olive Reports on Unaccounted Funds and Warner's Car
February 20, 1907

W. S. Olive, Special U.S. Indian Agent, reports on various unaccounted funds that William A. Mercer has failed to take up in his accounts. Olive further goes on to report the repair of Glenn "Pop" Warner's automobile in the school paint shop.

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

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