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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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Appropriation Request for Fiscal Year 1917

Date: December 13-19, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests that the Commissioner of Indian Affairs appropriates $108 from the "Indian Moneys Proceeds Labor, Carlisle School" account to pay for a 10% raise for three employees. 

The next day Francis Jr. requests a $500 allotment from the "Miscellaneous Receipts, Class 4" account to pay for subscriptions for fiscal year 1918. 

E. B. Merrit complies with both of Francis Jr.'s requests.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Plan to Use Indian School Outing System for World War I European Orphans

Date: December 18, 1917 - January 7, 1918

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. writes to the Commissioner of the Indian Affairs to share an idea he has in which World War I orphans from France and Belgium could be brought to the school and sent on outing. Francis argues that many of his students do not want to go to farms on outing anymore because manufacturing pays higher wages, but he still has a well-developed group of farms and homes that could use assistance and labor. Meanwhile, many of these orphans have no opportunity, so they could be sent to the school to stay for a brief time and then be sent on outing, where they will learn skills and have a place to live. Francis makes it clear that he does not want to educate any of the European orphans at the school though. 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells praises Francis for his "patriotic and humanitarian" plan but ultimately decides that the plan would be too costly, too complicated, and too risky to undertake.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Requests by Rose Shenoskey

Date: January 2, 1918 - May 20, 1919

These materials contain requests from Rose Shenoskey to release her daughter Mary Shenoskey from Carlisle, and regarding the allotment of her son Samuel Leo who was serving in the United States Army in France during World War I.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Revised Outing Policy for 1918

Date: January 10-21, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding a revised outing policy for the summer of 1918 to met the demand for agricultural work while also satisfying newly established academic requirements.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Outings

Need for New Coal Contractor after previous Contractor Steals from School

Date: January 15 - March 28, 1918

Superintendent John Francis Jr. informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells that his nigh watchman caught one of John Griffin's drivers stealing coal from the Carlisle Indian School under the direction of Griffin, who contracts with the school to haul coal from the side track to the school's power house. Both the driver and Griffin were arrested, and Francis is finding a new contractor because Griffin can't do the job from prison. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt tells Francis to cancel the school's contract with Griffin.

Francis does cancel Griffin's contract and forwards three bids for new contractors desiring to haul 1500 tons of coal from the side track to the boiler house. Meritt tells Francis to pick Robert Thompson, who had had the lowest bid. Commissioner Sells approves the contract.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inspection Report of Elsie E. Newton for January 1918

Date: January 25, 1918 - February 16, 1918

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding Supervisor Elsie E. Newton's inspection of facilities and activities for female students at the Carlisle Indian School. Newton discusses topics including girls' dormitories, the school matron, the Domestic Science and Housekeeping departments, and discipline.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Funds for Incidental Expenses in Fiscal Year 1918

Date: January 30, 1918 - February 6, 1918

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests funds be allotted to the "Indiay Moneys, Proceeds of Labor Carlisle School" and "Miscellaneous Receipts Class 4" accounts to cover incidental expenses for fiscal year 1918.

E. B. Meritt allots a total of $4228.71 to the two accounts.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Funding

List of 1918 Graduates

Date: February 1-4, 1918

This document contains a list of the senior graduating class of 1918. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Graduation

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Complaint by Jerome Sultuska Against Wallace Denny

Date: February 6, 1918 - March 27, 1918

This material includes correspondence regarding an incident where Jerome Sultuska had been accused of chewing tobacco. Sultuska complained of harsh discipline and racial insults at the hands of Disciplinarian Wallace Denny. Carlisle's Superintendent and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs both sided with Denny in the matter.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Discipline, Tobacco

Montreville Yuda Lecture on Shipbuilding

Date: March 1-5, 1918

This document contains correspondence concerning former student Montreville Yuda and his desire to teach a lecture on shipbuilding. Yuda was a shipbuilder with the Emergency Fleet Corporation in Newport News, Virginia. Carlisle's superintendent suggested that such a lecture would be counterproductive to the purposes of the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Funds for "Indian School Transportation 1918" Account

Date: March 8-29, 1918

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests additional funds be allotted to the "Indian School Transportation 1918" account. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Francis that there's no money to give him and suggests he uses Class IV moneys to cover his expenses. 

Francis informs Meritt that he is trying hard to make ends meet and asks about the possibility of transferring funds from "Indian School Transportation 1917" to "Indian Moneys Proceeds of Labor, Carlisle School." Meritt informs Francis that he could transfer funds from "Miscellaneous Receipts Class 4 School" to "Indian School Transportation, 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Funding

Request to Return Andrew Peters

Date: March 12, 1918 - May 23, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request for the return home of Andrew Peters to Breed, Wisconsin to assist his family on their farm.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Draft Eligibility for Luther H. Jacobs

Date: March 15-16, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Luther H. Jacobs and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning Jacobs's eligibility to enter the army draft. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Andrew Cuellar's Return to Carlisle from the Army

Date: March 15-29, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning the return of Andrew Cuellar to Carlisle after attempted enlistment in the Army.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Wages and Employment of George Green

Date: March 18, 1918 - April 8, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by George Green to find work which pays more than the wages he was making on outing.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Selection of Andrew Cuellar for Special Work in Military Intelligence

Date: March 21, 1918 - April 10, 1918

These materials include correspondence between Superintendent John Francis Jr. and Colonel R. H. Van Deman concerning student Andrew Cuellar, and his selection for special work in the Military Intelligence Branch during the First World War. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Emma Williams and George Horn

Date: April 4-13, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request to return Emma Williams and George Horn to their homes.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Discipline

Inquiry into Enrollment of William Gayton

Date: April 15, 1918 - June 20, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding an inquiry into the enrollment of William Gayton upon a request by his father. The enrollment of other students is also discussed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Errors in Average Attendance Calculations for 1918

Date: April 22, 1918 - May 18, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the an error in the calculation of monthly and quarterly average student attendance rates resulting from counting outing pupils in only the former calculation.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Condemnation and Sale of Unserviceable Property, 1918

Date: April 23, 1918 - July 1, 1918

These materials include correspondence and survey forms regarding unserviceable property at the Carlisle Indian School. Some of the condemned supplies was approved for sale on the open market.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Overage Graduates of the Class of 1918

Date: April 24, 1918

These materials include a question and answer of how many graduates of the Class of 1918 will be over the age of 18.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Graduation

Inspection Report of W.S. Coleman for May 1918

Date: May 1, 1918

This material includes the May 1918 inspection of the Carlisle Indian School by W. S. Coleman. The included correspondence between Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells and Coleman discusses the health conditions of outing students and the general campus, conditions at the school farm, and school athletics. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sarah Celia Monteith Competency Evaluation

Date: May 2, 1918 - April 29, 1919

This document contains correspondence concerning former student Sarah Celia Monteith, and her certificate of competency for self-administration of trust allotments. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request to Return Andrew and Mary Peters

Date: May 3, 1918 - July 2, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Libbie P. Charles to have her children Andrew and Mary Peters returned home.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Possibility of Sending Indian School Graduates to Penn State

Date: May 16, 1918 - June 8, 1918

Carlisle Indian School Principal Teacher C. W. Blair writes to Pennsylvania State College Registrar Professor A. H. Espenshade about designing curriculum that would prepare students to attend college. He sends an example of what classes an Indian School student would take and asks Blair if that coursework would get them into Penn State.

Espenshade sends Blair a copy of Penn State's catalogue and informs him that graduated from a four year high school should be sufficient for admission. He also critiques Blair's curriculum a bit to make a candidate more suitable for admission, but generally, he "heartily approves" of Blair's addition of two years of additional school to prepare students for college. 

Superintendent John Francis Jr. encloses Blair and Espenshade's correspondence to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells and argues that a small number of Carlisle seniors could be admitted to Penn State and really benefit from an agriculture or home economics degree. Sells tells Francis that graduates who want more education should simply attend a Pennsylvania high school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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