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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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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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

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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Inquiry into Edna Roberts

Date: 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

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Inquiries Regarding Closure of the Carlisle Indian School

Date: 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

Request for Information about the Carlisle Indian School by Gerda-Maria Morris

Date: November 28, 1928 - 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 obtained copies of the school magazine the Red Man, was forwarded to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, which responded.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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