Student file of Mary Sampson (He-na-k-ga), a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on September 27, 1902 and departed on June 30, 1907. The file contains a student information card and a report after leaving that indicates Sampson was a housewife in Winnebago, Nebraska in 1910.
De Cora, Angel
Student file of Ida Estella Bartlett, a member of the Bannock Nation, who entered the school on August 29, 1905 and ultimately departed on June 11, 1913. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains medical/physical records, a former student response postcard, a returned student survey, a report…
Student file of Grace Sampson (Nuk-ah-kae-oh-win-kaw), a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on January 21, 1906 and departed on July 21, 1909. The file contains a letter, a student information card, an application for enrollment, a medical/physical record, a progress/conduct card, and a report after leaving that indicates…
Student file of Madelon De Cora, a member of the Winnebago Nation, who entered the school on August 26, 1906 and departed on July 4, 1907. The file contains a student information card, a returned student survey, a report after leaving, an application for enrollment, and correspondence. The file indicates De Cora was living in Winnebago,…
Student file of William H. Dietz, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on September 15, 1907, and departed on April 24, 1908. The file contains a student information card, news clippings with several photographs, an application for enrollment, a trade/position record card, and a report after leaving that indicates Dietz was…
Studio portrait of art instructor Angel De Cora in Native American clothing.
William A. Mercer elaborates on his plan for building a photographic gallery at the entrance to the Carlisle Indian School using the bequest of Harriet W. Taber. Mercer states that he has already begun construction using athletic funds.
Angel DeCora makes a report on the art department of the Carlisle Indian School to Francis E. Leupp. DeCora requests to spend the summer learning how to make Persian rugs as well as allowing students the option of copyrighting their designs to profit from their work.
In addition there are two Office of Indian Affairs notes indicating how…
Major W. A. Mercer forwards leave of absence requests to attend summer school for two teachers: J. L. Walters and Angel De Cora.
Major William A. Mercer submits a report that lists an employee who has left the school (Genus E. Baird) and all employees working at the school to start the 1906-1907 fiscal year. These reports include personal information about those being hired as well as reasons for departure for those leaving.
Angel De Cora submits a report on her first five months in charge of the Native Arts Industry at the Carlisle Indian School to William A. Mercer.
Major W. A. Mercer forwards certificates of attendance at summer school for eight employees: Emma H. Foster, Mariette Wood, Cora B. Hawk, Mary A. Yarnall, Hattie M. McDowell, Frances R. Scales, Sarah E. Gedney, and John L. Walters.
Major W. A. Mercer forwards Angel De Cora's (Teacher of Native Indian Art) certification of attendance at summer school. De Cora took a one month summer course on Oriental rug weaving at Seven Tatosian Brothers, a rug dealer located in New York City
J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the Jamestown Exposition. Wise provides a list of articles to be provided by the Carlisle Indian School as well as building the exhibition cases. In addition, Wise states that the Johnston photographs can be used along with newer photos along with Native work from Angel De Cora…
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has forwarded by separate mail papers consisting of papers from the academic department along with items from Angel De Cora's Indian Art Department.
J. R. Wise provides further information to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the design of Indian Office exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition. Wise also encloses a frieze designed by Angel De Cora for the walls of the exhibit and asks for the Office to procure burlap for the walls.
William A. Mercer requests early information regarding the Jamestown Exposition Indian Office exhibit. Mercer requests to be allowed to use newer photographs in addition to those taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston along with using Navajo blankets to decorate the wall.
Correspondence regarding changes in employees at the Carlisle Indian School related to disagreements in the philosophies of William A. Mercer and Richard Henry Pratt.
These materials include an inspection report performed by Superintendent of Indian Schools Estelle Reel in May, 1906. Reel's report mentions the buildings and grounds (including the new hospital), improvements since the previous visit, student oratory work, and student artwork.