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Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families [version 1], 1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families posed on the school grounds.

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image has information provided by the daugther of one of the employees, who donated the photograph. She says it was taken on June...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families [version 2], 1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families posed on the school grounds. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image has information provided by the donor, Hattie Frehn, the daugther of Philip Norman, one of the employees pictured. She...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families [version 3], 1886

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with school employees and their families posed on the school grounds.

The Cumberland County Historical Society's copy of this image has information provided by the daugther of one of the employees, who donated the photograph. She says it was taken on June...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
T.J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with Richard Henry Pratt and teachers [pose 1], c.1890

Portrait of T.J. Morgan, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, posed with Richard Henry Pratt and the school's teachers on the school grounds. 

The school newspapers reported a visited by Morgan to the school in February of 1890. It's possible that this photograph was taken at that time...

Format: Photographic Print, B&W
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
T.J. Morgan, Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with Richard Henry Pratt and teachers [pose 2], c.1890

Portrait of T.J. Morgan, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, posed with Richard Henry Pratt and the school's teachers on the school grounds. 

The school newspapers reported a visited by Morgan to the school in February of 1890. It's possible that this photograph was taken at that time...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Employment Application for Olive Roberts as Teacher
January 4, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt forwards to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs a letter from Olive Roberts, requesting employment as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School. Roberts states that they previously ran the Crow Creek boarding school in Dakota. Pratt requests more information about Roberts, and...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Detail George LeR. Brown to Carlisle
March 2, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, requesting that he petition the War Department to detail George LeR. Brown to service at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt states that Brown had served at Carlisle during his leave of absense from the Army, and that Brown showed...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendations for Recruiter in Colorado and New Mexico
March 6, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt recommends George LeR. Brown as a recruiter for the Carlisle Indian School among the agencies in Colorado and New Mexico. Pratt suggests that the assignment is difficult, and that Brown is the only person he trusts for the job.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire a Clerk and Teacher
February 10, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt requests the authority to hire an office clerk at forty dollars a month. This is in addition to a request to hire a teacher at forty-five dollars a month due to the arrival of sixteen Cheyenne and Arapaho students who attend school at night after their days are spent working...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Positions and Salaries for Fiscal Year 1882
May 11, 1881

Richard Henry Pratt sends a list of positions and salaries for the 1882 fiscal year. The list includes clerks, farmers, teachers, matrons, various superintendents, band leader, various industrial teachers, cooks, disciplinarians, a teamster, chaplain, nurse, and an individual to be in charge of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Employee in Charge of the Outing Program
December 11, 1883

Richard Henry Pratt requests a position to be placed in charge of the outing program at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he has been hesitant to fill this position in order to save money but the increase in outings has now meant the position is now unable to be filled by other staff...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to be Employed as a Teacher at the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1884 - August 28, 1884

Mary E. Whitcomb inquires of Richard Henry Pratt if there are any vacancies at the Carlisle Indian School for a teacher due to an increase in the number of students. Pratt forwards the letter to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs noting that the increase in students additional teachers would be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Request for Information by the Office of Indian Affairs
April 20, 1886

Richard Henry Pratt supplies the information requested by the Office of Indian Affairs including the fact the Carlisle Indian School can enroll 550 students for the next fiscal year including 425 students at the school and 125 on outing. Also included is the list of industries taught to the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Office Objection Regarding Staff Appointment
December 28, 1888

Richard Henry Pratt refers to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding his approval of the nomination of Miss Aspell. Pratt notes that she was appointed to an original vacancy so the Office's objection was not applicable. Pratt further discusses the position of his farmer as not being...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report on the Work of Anne S. Ely, Outing Agent
January 7, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the responsibilities of Anne S. Ely, Agent for Outing Pupils at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt indicates that Ely oversees all aspects of the Outing program including corresponding with the students and patrons as...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation to Appoint Carrie Morse to Fill Teaching Vacancy
January 28, 1889 - February 28, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards the resignation of Mabel Crane as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School as well as the application and his recommendation of Carrie E. Morse to fill the vacancy. Pratt notes that in addition to her recommendations he has sought out personal letters from the places...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request of Ella and Bessie Patterson to Transfer to Albuquerque
May 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Ella and Bessie Patterson to be transferred to the Albuquerque Indian School. Pratt provides the employment history of the Patterson's at the Carlisle Indian School and recommends there request be granted.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposed List of Positions and Salaries for Fiscal Year 1889-1890
May 13, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of positions and salaries necessary for the function of the school. Pratt notes the changes in positions including eliminating the position of principal teacher due to his taking more direct charge of the school.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointments for Assistant Laundress and Assistant Carpenter Positions
July 13, 1907 - November 18, 1907

These materials include correspondence regarding the appointment of permanent employees for two open Assistant Laundress positions and one open Assistant Carpenter position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of Dora S. Lecrone as Teacher
August 20-22, 1907

These materials include correspondence regarding the appointment of Dora S. Lecrone as a Teacher at the Carlisle Indian School and the possible reinstatement of Barbara S. McHargue in that same position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Acceptance of Appointment of Dora S. Lecrone as Teacher
August 21-23, 1907

These materials include correspondence regarding Dora S. Lecrone's acceptance of her appointment as teacher at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Oath of Office by Dora Lecrone
August 26, 1907

Dora Lecrone, who is planning to work at Carlisle, forwards her oath of office to the Civil Service Commission in Washington DC.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian
September 6, 1907 - December 19, 1907

These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of Clara M. Ellis as Temporary Teacher
September 13-19, 1907

These materials include correspondence regarding a teacher vacancy at the Carlisle Indian School. The position was filled temporarily by recent Carlisle graduate Edith Bartlett, until the application of Clara M. Ellis was received. Ellis, the daughter of the former Chief Clerk of the Office of...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Exam Waiver for Disciplinarian Vacancy
September 24, 1907

These materials include correspondence confirming receipt of a request by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Commissioner of the Civil Service Commission to waive the examination requirement for the vacancy of disciplinarian at the Carlisle Indian School.

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

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