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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Request to Waive Age Requirement for Lonie Evans

Date: August 27 - 29, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to waive the age requirement to enroll Lonie Evans in Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Mary Lone Chief Competency Evaluation

Date: August 28, 1917 - June 13, 1919

Correspondence concerning Mary Lone Chief and her trust allotment, including competency evaluations, a photograph, and her memorandum. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Release Lizzie Kemp

Date: August 28, 1917 - September 6, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by the guardian of Lizzie Kemp to have her released from her term of enrollment at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Release Mary Lieb

Date: August 28, 1917 - September 7, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding correspondence a request by the guardian of Mary Lieb to have her released from Carlisle in order to have her enrolled at the Haskell Institute.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Correspondence Regarding Outing Patron George Gore

Date: August 30, 1917 - August 22, 1918

This material includes correspondence related to the request of George Gore, a farmer and outing patron in Newton, Pennsylvania, to retain some outing students beyond their normal term. Specific correspondence relates to students John R. Wolfe (Cherokee) and Cornelius Hartman. Additionally, this material discusses the decision of Superintendent John Francis Jr. to return all outing students to the school during the Fall 1917 school term.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Request to Enroll Nellie Hawkins

Date: September 4-8, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to enroll Nellie Hawkins at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Outing Student to George Gore

Date: September 6 - 8, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request from E. P. Davis, through the office of the President, to have Cornelius Hartman returned to the home of outing patron George Gore.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Report on Health of Edward Williams

Date: September 7-15, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a report on the health of Edward Williams who was admitted to the hospital at the Carlisle School with a case of pneumonia aggravated by tuberculosis.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Enroll Lucile and Kenneth Abert

Date: September 14-24, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by the grandfather of Lucile and Kenneth Abert to have them enrolled at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Edward Williams

Date: September 18, 1917

This document contains a letter concerning the death of Edward Williams. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request from New York Indian to Enroll

Date: September 18, 1917 - September 28, 1917

Mrs. T. S. Buckley asks if there is an Indian School that someone from Chatham, New York, could attend. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Buckley that the New York Indian can attend the Carlisle Indian School and sends her an application to mail to Superintendent John Francis Jr.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Sell Old Mattresses

Date: September 19, 1917 - September 27, 1917

Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests to sell 300 old mattresses and asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs which bid, either Jacob Shields or Abe Robinowitz, to accept. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Francis Jr. to accept Robinowitz's bid.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Harry Laursen

Date: September 23, 1917 - October 5, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to return Harry Laursen from Carlisle to his home in Shell Lake, Wisconsin.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Invitation to Commissioner of Indian Affairs to Attend Football Game at the Naval Academy

Date: October 17, 1917 - October 18, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the football team is playing the Naval Academy at Annapolis and that no tickets will be issued because there will be plenty of room for everyone who would like to attend. Francis suggests that Commissioner Cato Sells and all of his friends should attend if they have time. Sells' private secretary informs Francis that they received the letter and will pass it along to Sells.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Football

Notice of Illness of George Swanson

Date: October 18- 27, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning the illness of George Swanson with smallpox. Quarantines were placed on the hospital and the school by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and by County Health Inspector Dr. Harvey B. Bashore, respectively.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Reimbursement of Demurrage Charges Caused by Smallpox Quarantine

Date: November 3, 1917 - December 17, 1917

Coal Supplier John Giffie informs Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. that a smallpox quarantine at the school prevented him from dropping three cars of coal at the school the day he was supposed to do so, which caused him a loss of $6 in demurrage. He requests that Francis pays for the demurrage because it was not his fault that he couldn't enter the school. 

Francis Jr. endorses Giffie's request and forwards it to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. He later calls attention to this letter. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Francis Jr. to pay for the charges according to the rules of circular no. 1048.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Account Balance of Samuel Tingley

Date: November 19, 1917

This document contains a letter inquiring about the account balance of Samuel Tingley. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Draft Registration for George W. Cushing

Date: November 20, 1917 - December 6, 1917

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Merritt concerning the draft registration of George W. Cushing, a student from Alaska. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Navy Enlistments 1917

Date: November 22, 1917 - December 11, 1917

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Merritt concerning students wishing to enlist in the Navy. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Tuition Refund for Clifford Johnson

Date: November 23 - December 8, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning the collected tuition of Clifford Johnson, and a refund due to him.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Indictment of Stephen E. Kelly for Sale of Liquor to Indians

Date: November 27, 1917 - March 27, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding the indictment of Philadelphia bartender Stephen E. Kelly for selling liquor to four Carlisle Indian School students. The students, in Philadelphia for a game against the University of Pennsylvania, were disciplined by the school when they were discovered. Kelly's indictment sparked public outcry in Philadelphia, and his indictment was ultimately dropped by a grand jury.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Release John Mathews

Date: December 1-29, 1917

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to release John Mathews from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Notice of Death of Louis Godfrey

Date: December 6-11, 1917

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Louis Godfrey due to a football injury.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Sell 100 Pounds of Sugar

Date: December 7, 1917

Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests to sell 100 pounds of sugar to the "employees mess" since they cannot purchase it in Carlisle. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt grants him permission.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Disapproval of Claim for Shipping Coal

Date: December 12, 1917 - December 20, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Lynah & Read, coal suppliers, made a claim for $2.00 because B. & O. Railroad Company charged them for switching rails while the coal was sent to Carlisle. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Francis Jr. that the claim is an issue between the coal and railroad company, so he doesn't need to pay it.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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