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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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-…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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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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…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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

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…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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

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…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

September 1, 1923

Correspondence and legal documents regarding ownership of the Sanno lot, originally purchased by Richard Henry Pratt in 1893 as a member of the Trustees of the Carlisle Indian School for the school, and later conveyed to the government in 1914.…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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,…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

July 20, 1924

Anna Laura Pratt replies to a letter of Fannie Peter thanking Peter for her letter and providing an update on her life since the death of her husband Richard Henry Pratt. Pratt notes that she plans to donate Indian Office Reports to Dickinson…

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Topics: Former Student

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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View Document: Record of Gertrude Provost463.89 KB

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.

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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

View Document: Commercial Solicitation for Carpeting212.84 KB

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…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

View Document: Search for Indian Baseball Pitchers223.53 KB

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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View Document: Inquiry Into Paul Purdy332.77 KB

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.

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June 8, 1927 - June 21, 1927

Mrs. Calvin Burns asks the Carlisle Indian School regarding how much material she needs for a rug. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs her that the school is closed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

June 18-29, 1927

Supervisor Herbert C. Calhoun from Muskogee, Oklahoma asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs where he can find information regarding who attended or graduated from the Carlisle Indian School and what their grades were. Calhoun states that…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

August 25, 1927 - September 7, 1927

These materials contain correspondence regarding an inquiry by the Municipal Court of Philadelphia into an alleged former student, Edna Roberts.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Topics: Former Student

View Document: Inquiry into Edna Roberts350.23 KB

November 18-30, 1927

A Professor in Cuba named Fernando Aguado Rico asks the Director of the Carlisle Indian School for information about the school. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Rico that the school closed.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

January 28, 1928 - August 9, 1928

These materials contain correspondence regarding various inquires made to the Carlisle Indian School in 1928. The various senders are all notified of the closure of the school.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

November 28 - December 22, 1928

These materials include a request from Gerda-Maria Morris of Berlin, Germany for information about the Carlisle Indian School. Morris sought information for a book or film on Native American history. Her request, sent to Carlisle after she…

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration