Documents

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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Mary Wilmet Competency Evaluation

Date: June 28, 1917 - September 20, 1917

This material includes correspondence concerning the competency evaluation of Mary Wilmet. This includes letters and a photograph. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Flora Peters Competency Evaluation

Date: June 28, 1917 - May 2, 1918

This material includes correspondence about the competency evaluation of 1917 graduate Flora Peters. This includes letters, a photograph, and her memorandum.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Lena Parker Competency Evaluation

Date: June 28, 1917 - April 6, 1921

This material includes correspondence concerning the competency evaluation of 1917 graduate Lena Parker. This includes letters and a photograph. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Evelyn Schingler Competency Evaluation

Date: June 28, 1917 - April 6, 1921

This material includes correspondence concerning the competency evaluation of 1917 graduate Evelyn Schingler. This includes letters and a photograph. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Information Regarding 1918 Fiscal Year Finances

Date: June 28, 1917

Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests information from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding appropriations and funds for the 1918 fiscal year.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Funding

Charles Dagenett Suggests that Adelia Walker Enroll at Carlisle

Date: July 2, 1917

Charles Dagenett encourages Adelia Walker (Sioux) to apply for enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School. She had previously attended Pipestone in Minnesota, but the superintendent there and the superintendent for the Birch Coulee District felt she should continue her education. 

No documents have been found to suggest that Adelia Walker ever did apply or enroll at Carlisle. These documents were found filed at the U.S. National Archives in a folder of material related to Peter Jackson.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

$5,000 Fund for Increased Employee Compensation

Date: July 3, 1917 - July 21, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. acknowledges receipt of an Allotment of Funds and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs if a $5,000 fund for increased employee compensation has to be included in the per capita cost per pupil. 

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Francis not to include the fund in the per pupil cost.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Funding

Practice of Four Farm and Dairy Employees to Eat and Drink Government Food and Milk

Date: July 18 - September 10, 1917

Superintendent John Francis, Jr. informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Farm Cook Gertrude Giffen prepares three meals a day for herself, 10 male student farmers, and her husband, Farmer James F. Giffen. Because they all eat at the same time Mr. and Mrs. Giffen do eat some of the students' rations alongside food from the farm and food that they purchase, and Francis would like official approval for them to do this.

Francis also states that Farmer Harry Garber and his family consumes milk and butter from a government cow and requests official approval for this practice. Finally, Francis states that Dairy Laborer Jacob Wilson has been taking milk from a government cow, and he requests that Wilson be authorized to procure one quart of milk per day.

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt denies Francis' request for these four employees' to continue to drink milk from government cows or to eat government rations. In Francis' reply to Meritt, he acknowledges that his employees' current practices do not adhere to the Bureau of Indian Affairs' rules but argues that his employees are tasked with abnormal jobs. He asks for several compromises to allow his employees to continue at least some of their current practices. Meritt states that the four employees cannot be allowed to continue to eat government food and drink government milk but that he will proportionately increase each employees' salary to allow them to purchase their own subsistence.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Frank Godfrey

Date: July 20, 1917 - August 2, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Susan Godfrey to have her son Frank returned to his home in Minnesota.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Background Inquiry of Max LaChapelle

Date: July 20 - 27, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding an inquiry into Max LaChapelle from the Examining Officer, Second Training Camps in Detroit, Michigan.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Sale of Two Cows Potentially Infected with Tuberculosis

Date: July 26, 1917 - August 2, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests to sell two cows to Swift & Co. in Harrisburg. The cows were recently condemned by Bureau of Animal Industry Representative Dr. Winant during the tubercular test. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt grants permission.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lyman Madison Competency Evaluation

Date: June 27, 1917 - August 25, 1917

This material includes correspondence concerning 1917 graduate Lyman Madison. This includes letters, a photograph, and his memorandum. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Former Student

George Warrington Competency Evaluation

Date: July 28, 1917 - July 24, 1919

This material includes correspondence concerning George Warrington. This includes letters, a photograph, and his memorandum. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Uneeda Burson Competency Evaluation

Date: July 30, 1917 - May 2, 1918

This material includes correspondence concerning the competency evaluation of Uneeda Burson. This includes letters, a photograph, and her memorandum. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Esther White Request to Enter Carlisle

Date: August 4, 1917

These materials contain correspondence from Esther White to Commissioner of Indian Affair Cato Sells, thanking him for arranging her enrollment at the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Current Balance of "Indian Moneys, Proceeds of Labor, Carlisle School" Account

Date: May 4, 1917 - May 8, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs how much money is to the credit of "Indian Moneys, Proceeds of Labor, Carlisle School." Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Francis Jr. that the account's balance is $2,326.50.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request by David Hill to Enroll

Date: August 13 - 18, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by David Hill, a Canadian-born member of the Mohawk Nation, to enroll at Carlisle. His request is denied.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Outing Pupils by Henry and Clara McEwen

Date: August 17 - September 14, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request from outing patrons Henry and Clara McEwen that Carlisle allow outing pupils for work on Pennsylvania farms in the upcoming fall. Their request is denied because of curriculum changes at the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Correspondence on Outing Guideline Wartime Exception

Date: August 20, 1917 - September 25, 1917

This material includes correspondence regarding two students on the outing program on the farm of Jesse Webster. Webster is requesting an exception to a new outing program guideline that students return to the school for academic work in August, citing wartime government demands for more food production.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Disposal of Outstanding Student Check Balances

Date: August 20, 1917 - August 25, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that there are 25-30 small Individual Indian Money checks that were shipped 5-6 years ago and have never been cashed due to being lost, destroyed, or too low of an amount of money. He requests to remove the balances of these checks because he currently has to report them on each Individual Indian Bank Accounts abstracts. 

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Francis to dispose of the money in accordance to the Regulations Concerning the Handling of Individual Indian Money.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Host a Male Student at Farm because White Boys are Quitting School to do the Work

Date: August 20, 1917 - September 21, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. denies Alfred A. Marlatt to host a student on outing over the winter because the school's new policy requires all students to stay at the school over the winter unless they can attend public school for a full term while on outing.

Marlatt forwards Francis Jr.'s letter to Secretary of Labor W. B. Wilson and asks if he can overturn Francis Jr.'s decision because white students are quitting school to help him farm, and he thinks that an Indian should "do his bit to help his country." Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt denies Marlatt's request.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Illness of Nora Buffalo

Date: August 22, 1917

This document contains a letter concerning the appendicitis case of Nora Buffalo.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Dennis Thomas Home

Date: August 23, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Martha Napawat Thomas to have her son Dennis Thomas returned home in order to attend a local business college.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Enroll Helen White Calf

Date: August 24 - 30, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to enroll Helen White Calf at Carlisle to take courses in sewing and dressmaking.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Enroll Student from Oklahoma

Date: August 25 - 29, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request from Congressman Tom D. McKeown to enroll the son of G. W. Harkins at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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