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"An Evening with the Carlisle Indian School"
January 15, 1887

An invitation for a series of exercises, performed by Carlisle Indian School students, which include industrial demonstrations, recitations, songs, drawings, and a debate.  The event was billed as a way to show "the capacity of the Indian to receive education," and was open to the general public...

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Poster for Mary Kolbe the Elocutionist
February 8, 1896

This poster advertises the performance of Mary Kolbe, "the little nine year old elocutionist," who was assisted by the Carlisle Indian School Band.  The event was held at Bosler Hall at Dickinson College on February 8, 1896. 

Format: Broadsides and Posters
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1897 Commencement Program
March 11, 1897

The commencement program for the Eighteenth Anniversary and Ninth Graduating Exercises of the Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  The program includes a schedule of events as well as a photograph of the graduating class of 1897.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Carlisle Indian Band and Girls' Mandolin Club Musicale Program
April 1, 1908

The program for the Musicale, held by the Carlisle Indian Band and Girls' Mandolin Club.  A total of ten selections, plus the Star Spangled Banner, were performed under the direction of Claude M. Stauffer.  Photographs of both musical groups are featured on the program.

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
1908 Commencement Program
April 2, 1908

This program was distributed for the 1908 Commencement Exercises, which took place on Thursday, April 2nd. Inside features a portrait of Moses Friedman, the Superintendent, Francis E. Leupp, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Charles H. Dickson, the Supervisor-in Charge, as well as a portrait...

Format: Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Christmas Festivities 1908
December 29, 1908 - September 26, 1910

These materials include correspondence regarding the Christmas festivities of 1908. The festivities included a lantern slide and moving picture film presentation of Hiawatha, various receptions, tree decorating, and entertainment.

Also included is a financial authority request...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Complaint Regarding Band Students
June 27, 1909 - July 23, 1909

This document contains correspondence concerning a complaint made by bandmaster James Wheelock that students from the school band were improperly disciplined by being locked in the guard house. The complaint, which made headlines in national newspapers including The Outlook, was...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Participation of Band in Inaugural Parade
December 27-28, 1912

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent Moses Friedman and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning a request for the school band to attend the upcoming inaugural parade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Approval of Participation of Band in Inaugural Parade
January 8-11, 1913

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent Moses Friedman and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs on the approval of the Indian School band to participate in the upcoming inaugural parade.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Commencement Concert program, 1913
April 1, 1913

Program for the commencement concert on April 1, 1913 by the Carlisle Indian School band.

Format: Books and Pamphlets
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
School Band Performance At The Belgian Relief Fund Benefit
December 9-15, 1914

This material includes a letter as well as a flyer concerning the performance of the Carlisle Indian School band at the Belgian Relief Fund Benefit.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Commencement Concert program, 1915
May 18, 1915

Naomi Greensky's program for the commencement concert on May 18, 1915 by the Carlisle Indian School band.

Format: Books and Pamphlets
Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in the Preparedness Parade
June 7-16, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the participation of the Carlisle Indian School band in the Preparedness Parade in Washington, D.C. The parade was designed to be a show of patriotism, and the Interior Department wanted to have a strong presence. Also included in the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in Patriotic Parade
April 17-18, 1917

These materials include a request to have the Carlisle Indian School Band play in a patriotic parade of State House employees in Harrisburg.

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

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