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The Documents section features digitized copies of documents relating to the history of the school.  These documents include correspondence, graduation pamphlets, and other forms of ephemera, and have been digitized by Digital Resource Center staff.  Today, these documents are preserved in a number of locations, including the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections as well as private collections.

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Inquiry into Land Allotment by George Mayo

Date: November 30, 1916 - December 9, 1916

Carlisle student George Mayo inquires about obtaining a tract of land to farm after he completes his agricultural training. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Agriculture

Costs of Pupils at School vs Outing

Date: December 2, 1916

These materials include correspondence responding to a request for data comparing the costs of pupils who remain at the school versus those who are outing. Superintendent Lipps includes a copy of the July 1916 Carlisle Arrow that includes a statistical Outing Report for the fiscal year ending June 1916.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry into Alice Tebbitts

Date: December 20, 1916 - January 4, 1917

This material includes correspondence between Alberta B. Doyle of the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Department of Agriculture, and Mr. Hawke, the chief clerk of the Indian Bureau. Doyle inquired about the lineage of former student Alice Tebbitts.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Former Student

Holiday Greetings in 1916

Date: December 21 - 26, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding holiday greetings between a group students to Cato Sells along with Sells reply.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Enroll Mexican Students

Date: December 31, 1916 - January 10, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the education of Mexican students at the Carlisle Indian School. Commissioner Sells' responds that Carlisle is not academically advanced but meant to train students in industrial arts. Further authority from Congress would have to made to have students from Mexico attend Carlisle. Also includes a newspaper clipping from the Philadelphia Public Ledger.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry of Potential Enrollment of Students from Guam

Date: January 2, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from the Naval Government of Guam to send students to the United States for higher education. The Carlisle Indian School was suggested as the institution for these students.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Correspondence About Land Entitlement For J. Aline Palmer

Date: January 5, 1917 - August 25, 1917

This material includes correspondence from J. Aline Palmer inquiring about government benefits she may be entitled to due to her Indian descent. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Health Reports of Walter Winsborough

Date: January 8 - March 6, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding reports on the health of Walter Winsborough to his mother Mary Wells. Additionally, a request from Winsborough's parents was sent through Senator Harry Lane to return him to his home.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Enroll Jerome Carpenter

Date: January 10 - February 17, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Chief Wild Pigeon, of Little Neck, Long Island, New York, to enroll Jerome Carpenter at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Restructuring of Industrial Classes for Boys and Girls

Date: January 24, 1917 - January 29, 1917

Asssitant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt asks Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps why the school has has combined farming and stock raising into one subject for boys and why sewing, home-nursing, and poultry raising has been combined into a single twenty week period for girls.

Lipps explains to Meritt that they changed the classes because it is "more practical and easier of accomplishment." He finds it beneficial to be able to teach a class multiple related subjects over the course of the academic year.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Materials About Sarah Boyd Assault Incident

Date: January 25, 1917 - February 10, 1917

This material includes an inquiry into the alleged physical assault of Sarah Boyd by matron Matilda G. Ewing. Boyd claimed that she was pushed down a flight of stairs by Ewing, resulting in a back injury. The materials include an interview transcript with Boyd, letters from witnesses, and Boyd's recanting of her accusation.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for New Three Compartment Refrigerator Blueprint

Date: February 7-13, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Chief Clerk in Charge C. V. Peel requests the Commissioner of Indian Affairs return the specifications and blueprint for a three-compartment refrigerator to the school. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Supervisor in Charge Oscar H. Lipps that the papers are part of the Office's record and tells him to contact the company who is installing the refrigerator for two more copies of the papers.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Graduation Policies for the Class of 1917

Date: February 13, 1917 - April 26, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning policies governing the graduating class of 1917. This includes a list of students receiving diplomas, required grades, and other related policies.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Enrollment for Elsie Krejberg

Date: February 26, 1917 - March 31, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Mrs. A. J. Krejberg to have Elsie Krejberg, her step-daughter, enrolled at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Application for Assistant Football Coach

Date: March 1-28, 1917

Former student Elmer E. Busch applies to be the assistant football coach at Carlisle. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt forwards Busch's application to Carlisle. Carlisle Superintendent O. H. Lipps denies Busch's application, stating that Busch is a former student and was captain of the football team in 1915 until being "deposed' due to him being "an utter failure."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Praise for Carlisle Students' Singing

Date: March 5 - 6, 1917

These materials include correspondence from W. D. Groesback praising the singing of students from the Carlisle Indian School at a performance on March 4, 1917 in Washington D. C.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Suggested Use of Carlisle Indian School as Military Post

Date: March 23, 1917 - April 18, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a suggestion by local Carlisle resident Irvin Mahon that the Carlisle Indian School be returned to use as a regular military post during the First World War. This suggestion is rejected by Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Clarification Regarding Student Enlistment

Date: April 4 - 7, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request for clarification from Superintendent John Francis Jr. on how to handle students wishing to enlist in the United States Army and Navy in response from hearing from a Naval recruiting officer. Francis was informed that he should not oppose any eligible student from enlisting and those from the senior class should be given a special examination in order to graduate on the spot.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Use of Liquor by Carlisle Indian School Students

Date: April 6, 1917 - May 11, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the use of liquor among students at Carlisle, and the punishment of Turner Dwight for intoxication.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Discipline

Decision from Comptroller of the Treasury Regarding Per Capita Costs for Schools

Date: April 7, 1917 - April 11, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs send him a decision from the Comptroller of the Treasury regarding the per capita costs in Indian Schools.

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt forwards Francis Jr. a copy of the Comptroller's opinion from March 15, 1917 and will forward Circular No. 1293 in a few days.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Receipt for Fee Patent in Favor of Nellie Robertson Denny

Date: April 10, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. encloses copy of a receipt of a fee patent in favor of Nellie Robertson Denny. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Letter About The Feast Of The Red Corn

Date: April 10, 1917

This material includes a letter of appreciation for the performance of two students at the Feast of the Red Corn.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Enrollment and Return of Cora James

Date: April 12, 1917 - June 25, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding the enrollment and return of Cora James, a member of the Choctaw Nation.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Re-Enroll Michael Gomez

Date: April 16-19, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Michael Gomez, a member of the Pomo Nation, to re-enroll at the Carlisle Indian School to prepare "to enter one of the Ford factory classes."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Participation of Carlisle Indian School Band in Patriotic Parade

Date: 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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Music

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