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Accounting Inspection Report of H. T. Brown for August 1913
March 31, 1913 - August 12, 1913

These materials include an inspection of accounting and office practices at the Carlisle Indian School, performed by Supervisor H. T. Brown in August, 1913. The report includes a lamp inspection form as well as discussions of accounting, record-keeping, office equipment, personnel evaluations,...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Construction Inspection Report of John Charles for March 1905
March 11, 1905 - January 2, 1909

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
Correspondence Regarding 1914 Congressional Investigation
May 4, 1914 - October 25, 1918

These materials include correspondence and legal documents regarding the 1914 internal and Congressional investigations into Superintendent Moses Friedman and Chief Clerk Siceni J. Nori of the Carlisle Indian School. Included is copied and original correspondence regarding the resignation of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20-29, 1915

These materials include a report and correspondence regarding H. B. Peairs' investigation of discipline at the Carlisle Indian School in May, 1915. The report notes numerous improvements that were made and should be pursued. Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps addresses the report's recommendations...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Concerning School Health, 1916
February 7, 1916 - December 31, 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
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1881
1881

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1881, containing the Second Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report, written by Richard Henry Pratt, includes discussions of curriculum, student...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Health Inspection Report of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy for February 1909
February 5-24, 1909

These materials include an excerpt of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy's health inspection report on the Carlisle Indian School from February 1909, as well as a letter from Chief Clerk of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Frank M. Conser to Dr. Murphy asking when they can expect to receive the full report....

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Financial Inspection Report of Wilbur T. Elliott for October 1907
October 28, 1907

These materials include a report on Carlisle's financial methods and office-keeping by Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Agent Wilbur T. Elliott.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Health Inspection Report of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy for February 1909
February 5, 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 Charles F. Pierce for January 1912
January 15, 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
Inspection Report of Elsie E. Newton for January 1918
January 25, 1918 - February 16, 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
Inspection Report of Estelle Reel for May 1908
May 16, 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
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915
May 1, 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
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 of W.S. Coleman for May 1918
May 1, 1918

This material includes the May 1918 inspection of the Carlisle Indian School by W. S. Coleman. The included correspondence between Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells and Coleman discusses the health conditions of outing students and the general campus, conditions at the school farm, and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Original of Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20, 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
Praise for Carlisle by J. F. Murray
June 6, 1913

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
Response to Inspection Report of Charles F. Peirce for January 1912
January 23, 1912 - March 6, 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
The Indian Helper (Vol. 3, No. 44)
June 15, 1888

The first page opened with an untitled poem, followed by “A Letter from Mr. Standing: How He Finds Things in England,” a travel diary of the Standing Family’s visit to England. Page two included a report of “An Aged Friend,” and news about visits Dr. Given made to Outing students in Bucks County...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Tuberculosis Investigation by Joseph Murphy for February 1909
February 19, 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
Urgent Requests for Funds for Chapel
December 30, 1879

Richard Henry Pratt writes two letters to officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, inquiring why needed funds for the construction of the chapel have not been provided. In the first letter, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Ezra Hayt, Pratt notes that he has borrowed money to fill the...

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