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Article Regarding Student Discipline and Town Interactions
May 3-12, 1915

These materials include a newspaper clipping, an internal circular order, and correspondence regarding an article in the Carlisle Herald regarding the discipline of male and female students of the Carlisle Indian School, who reportedly visited the east end of the town for parties with...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Male Students Drinking and Spending Time with Carlisle Women
May 12, 1915

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells forwards a newspaper article about behavior of the school's male students with alcohol and local women to Oscar Lipps and asks for his reponse. 

In his reply Lipps disputes some of the article's specific charges but says in general it is accurate...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20-29, 1915

These materials include a report and correspondence regarding H. B. Peairs' investigation of discipline at the Carlisle Indian School in May, 1915. The report notes numerous improvements that were made and should be pursued. Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps addresses the report's recommendations...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Praise for a Letter Written by Pascal Sherman
June 5 - 9, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a letter written by Pascal Sherman, who was being sent to St. Martin's College in Lacey, Washington by Carlisle Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
General Electric Company Apprenticeship Arrangement
June 17-24, 1915

This document contains correspondence concerning an arrangement with the General Electric Company to take four apprentices from Carlisle to work in the electrical department. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Hiring of Football Coach Victor M. Kelley and a Controversy between him and Coach Welch
July 2, 1915 - December 4, 1915

Newly-hired Carlisle Indian School Football Coach Victor M. Kelley writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells regarding what his goals for the team should be and asks if he would like to travel from Arizona to California to have a meeting. Sells informs Kelley that he is coming to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Henry J. Flood at Dickinson College or Preparatory School
August 19, 1915 - October 2, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to enroll Henry J. Flood at Carlisle in order for Flood to attend Conway Hall or Dickinson College.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence About a Calendar Created by A. H. Nash
September 8-13, 1915

This material includes correspondence between Carlisle graduate A. H. Nash and Commissioner Cato Sells. Nash and The American Art Works had created a daily-date calendar which he sent to the largest Indian Schools, including Carlisle.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Church Attendance of Benjamin Black Elk
October 1, 1915 - November 23, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding the church attendance of Benjamin Black Elk while on outing. Upon receiving an answer to his inquiry, William H. Ketcham, the Director of Catholic Indian Missions, objected to the placing of pupils in homes where they were unable to attend Mass...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment for William Herrera
January 2 - 20, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request by Pablo Herrera for the enrollment of his younger brother William Herrera at Carlisle. According to the school, Herrera was denied admission due to having access to a similar school nearby his home.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Admit Mexican Students to the Carlisle Indian School
January 3 - 10, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a plan of Stanley R. Yarnell, of the Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to admit Mexican students to the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Funds for Home of Joseph A. Shooter
January 21, 1916 - February 3, 1916

This document contains correspondence between Joseph A. Shooter and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning the former's desire to use his student funds to build a house. 

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Cattle Tuberculosis Testing, 1916
January 22 - February 7, 1916

Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry A. D. Melvin informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells that when Dr. F. I. Winant tested Carlisle's cattle herd for tuberculosis in January of 1916, 34 were found to be healthy and 2 were found to be "suspicious."

Sells tells Carlisle...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau of Indian Affairs Report on State of the School
February 7 - March 13, 1916

Supervisor of Schools H. B. Peairs provides a report on Carlisle's food, dining room, clothing, floors, rooms and decoration, and physical training. Based on his report, Peairs makes a series of recommendations based on his report to Carlisle Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps. Lipps forwards it to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Documents Concerning School Health, 1916
February 7- December 31, 1916

These materials include correspondence, ledger pages, inspection reports, and government forms regarding multiple health topics connected to the Carlisle Indian School. Included is an Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for February 1916, Physician's Semiannual Reports for the first and second...

Format: Ledgers, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report on Academic and Industrial Departments
February 7 - August 26, 1916

Supervisor of Schools H. B. Peairs' report on the Academic and Industrial Departments at Carlisle focuses on methods of instruction (i.e. too much written work), attendance, industrial department trades, outings of trade students, agriculture, domestic departments (cooking, sewing, laundering,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Possible Closure, Relocation, or Redesign of the Carlisle Indian School
February 8, 1916 - March 4, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a possible lapse in federal appropriations for the Carlisle Indian School. School Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps suggests to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that the Carlisle Indian School could be closed, relocated to Fort Harrison in Montana,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Domestic Science Course and the Outing System
February 19, 1916 - March 4, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding concerns William Paul, a former student, had that a new domestic science course would replace the outing system.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Four Male Students Sent to Summer Camp to be Waiters and Play Baseball
May 2 - July 21, 1916

Rabbi Abraham S. Anspacher, who conducts Kamp Kewamee in Lackawanna County in Pennsylvania, requests to employ four Carlisle Indian School students at the camp to be waiters and play baseball at the camp. Treasury Department Collector of Customs Dudley Field Malone vouches for Anspacher....

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Blueprints of Two School Farms and Inventory of School's Livestock
May 5, 1916 - May 20, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Agriculture Teacher Leo Marks forwards maps or blueprints of both school farms and provides an inventory of the school's livestock. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells thanks Marks' for his maps, inventory, and his farming knowledge. 

Format: Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Enrollment for Hebert S. Burgevin
August 1, 1916 - September 21, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding a request to by Congressman Charles D. Carter to enroll Herbert S. Burgevin in the Carlisle Indian School. Burgevin was permitted to enroll under the condition that his traveling expenses and tuition be paid.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bureau Policies for Vocational Course in Nursing
September 9, 1916 - January 22, 1918

This document contains correspondence about new policies encouraging vocational nursing training for female students in Indian schools. Included is an extensive pamplet from the professional nursing training program at Fort Dearborn Hospital, Circular letters ordering the transfer of all...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Photographs
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment of Pablo Moreno
September 22 - October 4, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the enrollment of Pablo Moreno in Carlisle for additional training as a printer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outing System and Department Labor Income
October 19, 1916 - November 3, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding the income students made in the fiscal year 1915-1916 on the outing system, and the distinction between outing program income and income made through the industrial departments.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Holiday Greetings in 1916
December 21 - 26, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding holiday greetings between a group students to Cato Sells along with Sells reply.

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

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