Oliver, Robert Shaw

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War Department Approves Supplying Carlisle with Military Equipment
October 3, 1904

Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, approves request of William A. Mercer to furnish 400 carbines, with equipment, and 20 old pattern swords or light sabers for the use of students at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Native Americans in the U.S. Military
April 9, 1906 - December 19, 1907

Robert Shaw Oliver, Acting Secretary of War, returns papers related to the Carlisle Indian School preparing students for the United States Cavalry. Included are William A. Mercer's original plan along with comments by the Office of Indian Affairs and a final ruling by the Acting Judge-Advocate...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hamilton Library Association Able to Copy Maps and Surveys
June 29, 1906

Robert Shaw Oliver, Assistant Secretary of War, informs the Interior Department that there is no objection to the Hamilton Library Association copying maps and surveys of the Carlisle Indian School grounds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Proposed Cavalry Training Plan
October 16, 1906 - October 30, 1906

Correspondence between the Interior and War Department regarding the proposed plan of William A. Mercer for developing a course of training at the Carlisle Indian School to prepare students for the U.S. Cavalry.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Proposes Dropping Plan for Cavalry Training
November 5, 1906

William A. Mercer recommends that the proposed plan of having a Cavalry Training course at the Carlisle Indian School be dropped to a lack of support from the War Department.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian
September 6, 1907 - December 19, 1907

These materials include correspondence, legal documents, and an Executive Order regarding the appointment of William Stimpel as Disciplinarian for the Large Boys Quarters of the Carlisle Indian School. The position had been temporarily filled by numerous teachers and recent graduates without...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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