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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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Request to Know the Status of the Outing System

Date: September 4, 1918 - September 1, 1918

Reverend Walter L. Ritter asks the Indian Bureau if the Outing System still exists and requests to host a 16-18 year old girl if it does. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Ritter that the Carlisle Indian School closed, so it is impossible to fulfill his request.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Transfer of Funds for Pupils Transferred to Chilocco Indian School

Date: September 11- 17, 1918

These materials include correspondence concerning the transfer of funds from students at Carlisle who were transferred to the Chilocco Indian School upon the closure of Carlisle in 1918. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry About Closure of Carlisle Indian School by Fred Skenandore

Date: September 11, 1918 - October 17, 1918

These materials include correspondence containing a request from Fred Skenandore, a former student, regarding the status of the Carlisle Indian School. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informed Skenandore that the school had been closed, but that the Haskell Institute was still operating as usual.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request of George Cushing to Attend Ford Course

Date: October 8-19, 1918

These materials include a request from George Cushing to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells, asking for permission to take the students' course in automobile manufacturing at the Ford Motor Company factory in Detroit, Michigan. Cushing's request is denied, due to his current work in shipbuilding at the Hog Island ship yards in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Transfer Robert and Burnell Patterson

Date: October 17, 1918 - May 19, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Alice E. Patterson to have her two sons Robert and Burnell transferred to another Indian School upon the close of Carlisle. Also included is correspondence between R. A. Cochran, Superintendent of the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School, and E. B. Meritt regarding the transfer of New York pupils from the Mount Pleasant Indian School to their homes.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Draft of Henry Ingalls McClellan

Date: October 20, 1918 - November 6, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Sadie Ingalls Feder and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning former student Henry Ingalls McClellan and his desire to be drafted to the Army. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Marriage of Frank J. Mitchell

Date: October 21, 1918 - May 14, 1920

This material includes correspondence between Corporal Frank J. Mitchell, his wife, and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merrit concerning Mitchell's marriage.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Whereabouts of Jacob Jackson

Date: November 15, 1918 - December 4, 1918

These materials include a inquiry by Loren Jackson on the whereabouts of his son Jacob Jackson following the close of the Carlisle School. Jackson was informed his son had returned to his outing home under S. W. McKeehan in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request of Isaac Willis to End Naval Enlistment Early

Date: November 20, 1918 - December 3, 1918

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Isaac Willis about ending his enlistment in the Navy early and entering college.

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Request from Leon A. Miller Concerning His School Records

Date: November 23, 1918 - June 10, 1938

This material includes correspondence between former student Leon A. Miller and John Collier, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Miller was attempting to start post-graduate work at a local university and was requesting his school records. Miller had also hoped to obtain a diploma for his work at Carlisle, as well as the Ford Motor Company. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Correspondence File, 1918-1966

Date: November 29, 1918 - April 19, 1966

This material is a collection of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs between 1918 and 1966, all related to the Carlisle Indian School. As the Carlisle Indian School closed in 1918, the majority of these letters are either requesting information about the school and its graduates, or inquiring to see if the school is still closed. Some inclosures, including newspaper clippings, are also present in these materials.

These materials are presented in reverse-chronological order, as they were preserved by the Office of Indian Affairs and later the U.S. National Archives. Individual pieces of correspondence do not relate to one another, and significant chronological gaps exist.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Health of Clara Shunion

Date: November 30, 1918 - February 26, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding the health of Clara Shunion. Shunion stayed in Pennsylvania on outing following the close of the Carlisle School, and developed tuberculous. After residing for some time in the Bryn Mawr Hospital, the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, and the home of former outing patron Elizabeth D. Edge, Shunion was sent to the Sac & Fox Sanitarium in Toledo, Iowa.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Transfer of Land Records Related to the Carlisle Indian School

Date: December 4, 1918

These materials include correspondence pertaining to a request by the Arthur C. Bachmeyer, Commanding Officer of U.S. Army General Hospital 31, for records relating to the land of the former Carlisle Indian School. Those records, not included here, were forwarded by the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Unclaimed Letters Sent to Nellie Thompson

Date: December 30, 1918 - January 19, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding unclaimed letters sent to the outing home of patron Virginia Allen, where former student Nellie Thompson remained following the closing of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Re-enrollment of George James Cayenne in an Indian School

Date: January 11 - 17, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding a request of George James Cayenne, a former student at Carlisle, to enroll again in an Indian School following his service in the U. S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Oklahoma during World War I.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Frederick Walker's Request To Be Released From The Navy

Date: January 25 - March 1, 1919

This document contains correspondence between Lyman B. Madison and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Frederick Walker's request to discharge from the Navy. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Discharge of Edward Thorpe From The Navy

Date: February 13, 1919 - July 1, 1919

This material includes correspondence between Edward P. Thorpe and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merrit concerning Thorpe's desire to be formally discharged from the Navy. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Ned Wilnota's Discharge From The US Navy

Date: March 12-25, 1919

This material includes correspondence between Ned Wilnota and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Wilnota's request to be discharged from the Navy.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Into Citizenship and Enrollment of William Henry Dietz

Date: March 13, 1919 - September 4, 1919

These materials include an inquiry into the enrollment and employment status of William Henry "Lonestar" Dietz at Chilocco and Carlisle. The Office of Indian Affairs was asked to provide records about Dietz to clarify Dietz's citizenship, after he cliamed exemption to the draft for the First World War based on his Indian heritage.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Academic Record of Charles Ape-Kaum

Date: March 15 - 25, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding the academic record of Charles Ape-Kaum following his discharge of the Navy and prior to taking up his studies again at the Central State Normal School in Edmond, Oklahoma.

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Wesley Aaron's Discharge From The Navy

Date: May 17, 1919 - July 16, 1919

This document contains correspondence between Wesley Aaron and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Aaron's desire to leave the Navy. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Attempt to Purchase Land in Baltimore by Joseph S. Sheehan

Date: June 24, 1919 - January 12, 1920

These materials include correspondence regarding an attempt by Alaskan student Joseph S. Sheehan to purchase land in Baltimore.

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Request for Information on Disposition of Students

Date: September 19, 1919 - October 3, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding a request of John Curtis, of the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding the disposition of students following the closing of the Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Into Leroy Fitswal

Date: October 13, 1919 - November 10, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding an inquiry by R. T. Hunter seeking information about Leroy Fitswal during his time at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inquiry About Re-enrolling at the Carlisle Indian School

Date: December 2 - 11, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding an inquiry by Edwin C. Allen about re-enrolling at the Carlisle Indian School after hearing rumors that the School was being reopened.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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