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Request for Baseball Players for the Department of the Interior Team
April 1, 1909 - April 10, 1909

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine asks Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman if he has any male students that could work for the messenger service for the Indian Affairs Office and also be a pitcher on the Department of the Interior baseball team. 

Friedman informs Valentine that Joseph Johnson is the…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
1912 Commencement Program
March 31, 1912 - April 5, 1912

Program for the 1912 commencement exercises of the Carlisle Indian School. The program includes student performances, the names and image of the graduating class and students who were awarded industrial certificates, the class motto and colors, and a lacrosse game against the University of Maryland. In addition, the program includes a number of…

Format:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Contract Proposal from New York National Baseball Club for Jim Thorpe
September 9 - October 4, 1912

The material includes correspondence about Jim Thorpe and his desire to decline a contract with the New York National Baseball Club. Richard C. Adams, Great Sachem of the Brotherhood of North American Indians National Organization, wrote to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding this matter, protesting that Thorpe and other adult students…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Search for Indian Baseball Pitchers
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…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration