Buildings and Grounds

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Sanitary Report on the Dormitories, Dairy Barn, and Guard House
January 1, 1909

Medical Supervisor Joseph A. Murphy writes a report entitled "Sanitary Condition of Buildings at Carlisle." He focuses on dormitories, the dairy barn, and the guard house. He provides recommendations to better improve the cleanliness of the dormitories and the guardhouse.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Health Inspection Report of Dr. Joseph A. Murphy for February 1909
February 5, 1909

These materials include a health report of the Carlisle Indian School, performed by Medical Supervisor Dr. Joseph A. Murphy in December 1908. Murphy's report included a study of the school's physical plant, students' health conditions including tuberculosis and trachoma, and recommendations. The report includes statements on the health of…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Dispute over Gardener's Salary
May 11 - July 21, 1909

Carlisle Gardener Reinholt H. Hoffman writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs because he was tasked with working as a temporary agricultural teacher but only received a gardener's salary. Superintendent Moses Friedman argues that Hoffman should not receive a higher salary since he did not actually teach. However, even though Hoffman's work…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Ventilators for the School Gymnasium
June 17, 1909

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to purchase six 30 inch Burt Glass Top ventilators for the school gymnasium. Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine approves the expenditure and returns the request.

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Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
July 31, 1909 - August 6, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's student newspaper. The annual report includes…

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Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report on Dormitories, Boys' Lavatories, and the Guardhouse
February 20 - May 31, 1911

Supervisor Charles F. Peirce prepares an Inspection Report on the buildings at the Carlisle Indian School. At the end of the report, he provides a series of recommendations, most notably making general repairs to the dormitories, building two new lavatory buildings for boys, and modernizing the guardhouse. 

Three months later, Second…

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Permission to Tear Down Smoke and Bake House and Slaughter House
May 29 - June 10, 1911

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to tear down the Smoke and Bake House and the Slaughter House, both of which are used for storage on the farm and no longer needed due to improvements to the Dairy Barn. Second Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke grants permission.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report about Heating and Vacuum System, Bathrooms, and Buildings
September 13, 1911

Supervisor of Construction John Charles provides a report on the heating system and buildings at the Carlisle Indian School. He writes about completing the heating and vacuum system, the newly renovated guardhouse, building a workshop for the engineer, building new bathrooms for the dormitories, installing manholes for the sewer system, and he…

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Inspection Report on Dormitories, Vacuum System, and Lavatories
January 15, 1912

Supervisor of the Fifth District Charles F. Peirce provides an Inspection Report about the Carlisle Indian School. Peirce states that the dormitories need new floors, that the partially installed vacuum system makes it impossible to properly heat the buildings, and that the toilet and lavatory facilities are the "poorest" he's ever seen. 

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Response to Inspection Report of Charles F. Peirce for January 1912
January 23, 1912 - March 6, 1912

These materials include an excerpt of Charles F. Peirce's inspection report of January 1912, and Superintendent Moses Friedman's responses to his recommendations. Friedman rejected many of Peirce's recommendations regarding the chain of authority and command at the school. Other recommendations, focused on industrial curricula and student…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Small Fire in the School Building
May 9-28, 1912

Superintendent Moses Friedman informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that a fire broke out in a closet underneath the auditorium overnight on May 9 and caused an estimated $250 of damage. Friedman issues a circular to all school employees in charge of buildings "to clear any debris or inflammable material." Friedman issues a lengthier…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Issues with United Electric Company Contract
July 9 - August 28, 1912

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman encloses a contract with the United Electric Company for electricity for industrial motors and another contract for the rental of the Henderson Farm. 

Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke returns the electricity contract and points out various issues with it. He refuses to…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Permission to Demolish Building No. 43
September 16 - October 5, 1912

Superintendent Moses Friedman requests "to tear down a building on the list of Government buildings at [number] 43," which was built in 1903 and no longer used. Second Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke grants permission.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information Regarding Providing Quarters for Y.M.C.A. Secretary
January 28, 1913

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests information regarding providing living quarters and an office for the Y. M. C. A. Secretary on school grounds.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Permission for Installation of a Sewer System under School Grounds and Henderson Farm
March 18, 1913

Assistant Secretary of the Interior Lewis C. Laylin informs J. Webster Henderson that he grants permission for the Carlisle Borough to begin the construction of a sewer underneath the the school's grounds and the Henderson Farm.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Brief of Charges and Answers Against Superintendent Moses Friedman
December 1, 1913 - May 1, 1914

These materials include legal documents and correspondence regarding charges filed against Superintendent Moses Friedman after an inspection and investigation of the Carlisle Indian School. Included in the documents are the official charges against Friedman, his answers to those charges, correspondence regarding the charges, and the…

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Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Plat of the Carlisle Indian School Campus
1914

Plat of the Carlisle Indian School campus drawn by Isaac Bradley and traced by Isaac Willis. Includes buildings, walks, roads, and crossings.

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Blueprints/Architectural Drawings, Maps
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Conversion of Leupp Art Studio to Carlisle Alumni Association Headquarters
April 4, 1914 - April 13, 1914

Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps requests permission from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells to renovate the currently unused Leupp Art Studio and convert it to the official headquarters of the Carlisle Alumni Association. Sells grants Lipps the authority.

Lipps believes that there are over five…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Install a Sound System and Educational Motion Pictures
April 15, 1914 - May 27, 1914

The Musolaphone Corporation writes to Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells to invite him to a presentation of their "sound transmission" equipment and "educational talking pictures." Musolaphone informs Sells that they will be holding a voting contest of the schools in Carlisle, and the winner will receive a free installation of their…

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Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Attempt to Quarter or Give Raises to Employees who Live Off-Campus
May 12, 1914 - July 6, 1914

Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps provides a list of employees that do not have quarters at the school and therefore have to rent or own their own living spaces in the town of Carlisle. He informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that many of these employees cannot afford their living expenses on their current…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of J. H. Dortch for May 1915
May 1, 1915

These materials include an inspection report of J. H. Dortch for his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. His report includes discussions of new staff, the school's physical plant and curriculum, and continued disciplinary changes being enacted under Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps.

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Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Need for Adjustments to Drawing of Cottage No. 10
November 19, 1915

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt forwards a drawing of Cottage #10 to Carlisle Indian School Director of Mechanic Arts Roy H. Bradley and asks him to make several adjustments to it.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Irrigation and Drainage of School Garden
February 2, 1916 - February 8, 1916

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps requests that Chief Inspector of Irrigation W. N. Reed be sent to the school to help drain a garden at the school. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Reed of the issue and tells him to go to Carlisle to help Lipps.

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Letters/Correspondence
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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 various Carlisle employees and endorses the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
General School Updates and 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 halves of 1916, statistical reports of diseases for…

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Ledgers, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration