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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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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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Request for Enrollment by J. W. Asher

Date: December 19, 1919 - January 9, 1920

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by J. W. Asher to enter the Carlisle Indian School following its closing.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Personnel File of Oscar Hiram Lipps, Supervisor in Charge and Superintendent

Date: - March 5, 1990

Personnel file of Oscar Hiram Lipps, who served as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1915 to March 31, 1917. Lipps also was temporarily the Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School from February 1914 to June 1915, after Moses Friedman was suspended from duty. Lipps worked in the Department of the Interior for most of his life, and his entire service record is presented in these materials. He mainly worked at various Indian schools, including the Uintah Indian School in Uintah, Utah; the Red Lake Indian Boarding Boarding School in Red Lake, Minnesota; the White Earth Indian Boarding School in White Earth, Minnesota; the Chilocco Indian Training School in Oklahoma; the Wahpeton Indian School in Indiana; and the Fort Lapwai Indian School and Sanitarium in Idaho.

The file contains researcher requests, biographical reports, financial documents, applications for employment, civil service reports, and employment-related correspondence.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request to Return Home of Daisy M. Chase

Date: March 31, 1920 - April 30, 1920

These materials contain correspondence regarding the return of Daisy M. Chase to her home in Federal Dam, Minnesota following a nursing program in Massachusetts and an outing with Mary E. Way of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Way requests funds to cover Chase's travel costs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Marie Garlow Course of Study

Date: July 2 - 24, 1920

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by the Maryland State Board of Examiners of Nurses for the course of study pursued by Marie Garlow while she was a student at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry About Publication of Carlisle Arrow

Date: July 5, 1920 - September 27, 1920

These materials include correspondence regarding an inquiry by Oscar Nateroak for information about whether the Carlisle Arrow is still being published. Nateroak also provides information about Alaska and his own health.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Responsibility of the State of New York to Educate New York Indians

Date: September 7, 1920 - September 20, 1920

George D. Clark asks the Department of Indian Affairs if the Carlisle Indian School is still in operation, and if it's not, what kind of arrangements he could make with schools in the west. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Clark that Carlisle is closed and the Federal Government has no responsibility for educating New York Indians. Instead, they should attend public schools ran by the state of New York.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Society of American Indians Request for Names of Ex-Students

Date: October 13-25, 1920

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request from the Society of American Indians for a list of ex-students from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Inquiry About Closure of Carlisle Indian School by Eva Gould Metzger

Date: December 29, 1920 - January 6, 1921

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Eva Gould Metzger about whether and why the Carlisle Indian School was closed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Artifacts from the Carlisle Indian School

Date: February 18, 1921 - March 7, 1921

These materials include letters from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to former Carlisle Indian School employees regarding the origins of some artifacts from the school. The artifacts, including a beaded buckskin coat, an old gun, a model of a three-masted ship, and a model of a battleship, could not be positively identified by the employees.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry About Transfer of Carlisle Indian School Campus to War Department

Date: April 13-20, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Henrietta Nelson, the secretary of Wellsburg High School's Athletic Assocation, and E. B. Merritt, the Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning the restoration of the Carlisle Indian School to the War Department and its transformation into a War Hospital treating soldiers after its closure in 1918. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Letter from Mrs. Jerry Snyder Concerning Laura M. Doctor

Date: April 27, 1921 - May 5, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Mrs. Jerry Snyder, nee Daisy Doctor, to the Assistant Commissioner Charles H. Buck regarding her relation to Laura M. Doctor.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Eligibility of George W. Tibbetts for Minnesota Soldiers' Bonus Act

Date: June 1, 1921 - April 11, 1922

These materials include correspondence and a pamphlet regarding George W. Tibbetts' eligibility for coverage under Minnesota's Soldiers' Bonus Act. Minnesota's Attorney General ruled that, because Tibbetts had initially claimed exemption from drafted military service on the grounds that he was not a citizen of the United States, he was not entitled to a bonus for his voluntary military service because he was classified as an Alien Objector.

Tibbetts' claim was initially denied based on citizenship and alien.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 4-11, 1921

This material includes correspondence between Elias Bissell and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt inquiring as to whether the Carlisle Indian School will be reopened. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: September 25, 1921 - October 1, 1921

This document contains correspondence between M. W. Acheson and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt. Acheson inquired as to the permanence of the closure of the Carlisle Indian School, and in response Merritt informed him of its definite closure due to the need for the campus at the end of World War I, and listed other Indian Schools that still remained open. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Request for Enrollment and Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 2-3, 1922

This document contains correspondence between former Carlisle student R. J. Bonga and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Bonga's desire to enroll students from his area in the closed Carlisle Indian School.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Regarding the Fate of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: June 9-10, 1922

This document contains correspondence between Albert W. Blake, the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, and the Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning Blake's interest in a potential continuation of industrial training despite the closure of the Carlisle Indian School. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Draft of Congressional Letter on the Transfer of the Carlisle Barracks Campus

Date: March 5-22, 1924

These materials include correspondence and a draft letter to Congress regarding an upcoming bill to transfer the Carlisle Indian School campus from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War. Included is a copy of an earlier letter, from 1918, discussing the possibility of such a transfer.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Record of Gertrude Provost

Date: November 9, 1925 - December 4, 1925

These materials contain correspondence regarding Gertrude Provost's time as a student at Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Incident Between L. J. Williams and Mr. Bishop

Date: December 5-24, 1925

This material includes correspondence between L. J. Williams and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt. Williams had requested help in locating a former student, known only by the surname Bishop, to resolve a business dispute.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Commercial Solicitation for Carpeting

Date: April 18, 1926 - May 4, 1926

This material includes correspondence between R. D. Hetrick and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merrit. Hetrick sent a letter concerning carpets for the Carlisle Indian School, and Merritt responded that the school had closed. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Search for Indian Baseball Pitchers

Date: April 27, 1926 - May 4, 1926

T. H. Schimfessel asks the "Athletic Coach" at the Carlisle Indian School if he knew of any good pitchers because he is organizing an all-Indian baseball team to tour the east coast. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Schimfessel that the school closed in 1918 and refers him to the Assistant Superintendent in Charge of the Haskell Institute or the Chilocco  Boarding School Superintendent.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Inquiry Into Paul Purdy

Date: May 1-11, 1926

These materials contain correspondence regarding an inquiry into the Carlisle school record of Paul Purdy.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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Request for Annual Reports by the Free Library of Philadelphia

Date: August 9, 1926 - September 2, 1926

This material includes a request from the Free Library of Philadelphia for copies of the Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School. The request was forwarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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