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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Alex Washington's Request To Serve In The Army

Date: May 20, 1918 - June 15, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Alex Washington and Commisioner Cato Sells concerning Washington's desire to transfer his employment to the ship-building plant at Hog Island, Pennsylvania.  

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Whereabouts of Lincoln Levering

Date: May 21-24, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the whereabouts of Lincoln Levering after he departed from the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Cynthia Cornelius to Return Home

Date: May 21, 1918 - June 6, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Sampson Cornelius to have his daughter Cynthia returned home to West De Pere, Wisconsin for her summer vacation from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Funds for the Purchase & Transportation of Supplies

Date: May 21, 1918

Superintendent John Francis Jr. requests an additional $1,000 allotment for the purchase and transportation of Indian supplies in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Invitation and Program to the 1918 Commencement Exercises of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 2, 1918 - June 6, 1918

Invitation to the 1918 commencement exercises of the Carlisle Indian School beginning on June 2, 1918, along with a program for the exercises.

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Topics: Graduations

Diploma of Sadie Metoxen

Date: June 6, 1918

Sadie Metoxen received this diploma (course in Home Economics) during the commencement ceremonies held at the Carlisle Indian School on June 6, 1918.

This diploma was donated by the Jerry Lappin family in 2018.

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Topics: Graduation

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Arrangements for Outing Students for American International Shipbuilding Company

Date: June 10-11, 1918

This material includes letters about the employment of some outing students at the American International Shipbuilding Compnay, and how their wages would be handled by the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Alice Finley

Date: June 11-15, 1918

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Alice Finley due to pneumonia. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Appropriation Request for Repairs Denied

Date: June 13, 1918

Acting Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke informs Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. that they cannot appropriate $15,000 to the school for "repairs and improvements." As a result of the United States' involvement in World War I, they are only appropriating funds that are "absolutely necessary." 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Notice of Death of Isaac Longshore

Date: June 24, 1918 - June 2, 1919

This document contains correspondence concerning the death of Isaac Longshore, a former student who returned to the school for a visit. Longshore was interred in the school cemetery.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Spending Funds for Building Repairs in Fiscal Year 1919

Date: June 28, 1918

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. provides a detailed breakdown on how he plans to spend a $15,000 appropriation on building repairs in fiscal year 1919. He outlines plans to utilize the Plumbing & Electrical, Painting, Carpentry, and Sheet Metal Departments.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: July 9, 1918 - February 14, 1940

These materials include correspondence, official records, and other documents related to the closure of the Carlisle Indian School in 1918. Discussed topics include the transfer of the land from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War, the transfer of property to other Indian schools, and the discharge and transfer of students and employees.

The Carlisle Indian School was officially transferred to the Department of War on September 1, 1918, for use as U.S. Army Base Hospital #31. The entire closure process occurred between July 9 and September 1, 1918, during which time the majority of the included documents were created. 

Many of these documents were originally classified by the Bureau of Indian Affairs under different call numbers. When the files were combined, a new single number was assigned by the Bureau. These files were originally divided into two parts by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and then were later divided into five folders reflecting those two parts by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Contents:

Part 1.1: Transfer and Sale of Land, Transfer of Property

Part 1.2: Transfer of Land, Transfer of Property, Transfer of Students, Notice of Closure for School Agents, Proposal of Closure of School

Part 2.1: Transfer of Property, School Finances

Part 2.2: Transfer of Property

Part 2.3: Property List at Closure, Transfer of Property

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Enrollment Status of Noah L. Bench

Date: July 17, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the enrollment status of Noah L. Bench.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Correspondence Regarding Richard Kesetta

Date: July 20, 1918 - February 28, 1923

These materials include correspondence regarding the custody of Richard Kesetta upon the closing of the Carlisle School. Additional correspondence relates to Kesetta's life after the school closed, including attempts to have him enrolled in the Haskell Institute as well as an inquiry made by Kessetta into his rights as a member of the Lipan Apache people.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Sell Old Typewriters

Date: July 24 - August 15, 1918

Travelling Auditor in Charge Claude V. Peel requests to sell twenty five old Smith-Premier double keyboard typewriters for $10 each. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt grants Peel permission and orders him to advertise the sale.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for a $5,000 Allotment

Date: July 26, 1918

The Carlisle Indian School requests the Commissioner of Indian Affairs send a $5,000 allotment to the Ind. Mon. Pro. of Labor Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Desire to Continue being an Outing Host after the Closure of the School

Date: July 27, 1918 - August 8, 1918

Banker and outing patron R. H. Headley asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells if there is any way that he can host an Indian boy at his home after the Carlisle Indian School closes. Headley states that he has been an outing host since 1900 and would like to continue to be one if at all possible.

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt forwards Headley's letter to Traveling Auditor in Charge C. V. Peel and asks if he can accomodate Headley's request. Peel replies that he does not know of any boys that Headley could host but suggests that he writes to Cherokee Indian School Superintendent J. E. Henderson, who formerly was an Outing Agent at Carlisle 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Denial of Outing Request due to Closure of School

Date: August 5, 1918 - August 9, 1918

Emma K. Hetrick writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to request to host a female Carlisle Indian School student at their house to cook and do housework. Commissioner Cato Sells tells Hetrick that the school will be closing on September 1, and the students will be transferred to western schools, so he cannot accomodate her request.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Retain Harold Parker on Outing

Date: August 6-22, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Frank H. Mather to retain Harold Parker on outing after Carlisle closed in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Superintendent of Brick and Tile Work Appointment

Date: August 18, 1918 - September 3, 1918

J. F. Carr requests to be appointed the Superintendent of Brick and Tile Work at the Carlisle Indian School.

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Carr that the school has been transferred from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the Department of War, so if Carr wants an appointment, he should write to the Secretary of War.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Desire to Continue being an Outing Host after the Closure of the School

Date: August 21, 1918 - September 2, 1918

Outing Host Elizabeth B. Saiborne writes to the Indian Bureau because the Carlisle Indian School is closing, but she would like to continue to host Indian girls at her home. She is currently hosting a girl named Elsie.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Transfer of Harold Parker

Date: August 26, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the transfer of Harold Parker to the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School upon the close of Carlisle and a prior request to have Parker remain at the outing home of Frank H. Mather.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Consent to Allow John Wolfe to Remain on Outing

Date: August 26, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the consent of Mary B. Owl to allow her son John R. Wolfe remain on outing with George Gore in Newton, Pennsylvania following the closing of the Carlisle School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Pay Lieutenant James R. Wheelock's Salary to his Wife

Date: August 27, 1918 - August 30, 1918

Traveling Auditor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School C. V. Peel encloses former bandmaster and current Lieutenant James R. Wheelock's request to pay the balance left on his salary to his wife. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Peel that they can't directly pay Wheelock's salary to his wife, but Peel could draw a check in Wheelock's name and deliver it to her.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Claims for Hominy and Rolled Oats

Date: September 3, 1918 - September 25, 1918

Travelling Auditor in Charge at the Carlisle Indian School Claude V. Peel requests that Austin, Nichols & Co. are paid for five hundred pounds of hominy and Reid, Murdoch & Co. are paid for rolled oats. Chief Clerk C. F. Hauke informs Peel that he's referred these claims to the Treasury Department.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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