Closure of Carlisle Indian School

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Application of Missoula for Relocated Carlisle Indian School
May 20, 1904 - May 25, 1904

Herman Kohn requests to know if the Office of Indian Affairs will consider the application of Missoula, Montana for a relocated Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Copy of Reply to Moving Carlisle School to Missoula
April 10, 1905

Fred J. Erfert of the Missoula, Montana Chamber of Commerce requests a copy of the Office of Indian Affairs reply to their inquiry regarding the removal of the Carlisle Indian School to the Western United States.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Rumor of Closure of Carlisle Indian School
August 28, 1907

This letter contains a question from Redfield Proctor, a Senator from Vermont, to Commissioner of Indian Affairs James R. Garfield asking about the validity of a rumor that the Carlisle Indian School will be closed.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence About Lyman Madison's Citizenship and the Discontinuance of the Carlisle Indian School
August 30, 1907 - March 12, 1918

This material includes correspondence concerning the senate deferral towards the discontinuation of the Carlisle Indian School, as well as a letter from graduate Lyman Madison inquiring about his citizenship. 

A note in the file suggests that one of these records was incorrectly filed...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Bequests to the Carlisle Indian School
April 2, 1915 - January 6, 1942

These materials include documents, correspondence, and legal documents related to a number of bequests and inheritances made to the Carlisle Indian School. The correspondence largely deals with questions of whether and how such bequests should be accepted, what they could be used for, and how...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
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
Suggested Use of Carlisle Indian School as Military Post
March 23, 1917 - April 18, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding a suggestion by local Carlisle resident Irvin Mahon that the Carlisle Indian School be returned to use as a regular military post during the First World War. This suggestion is rejected by Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Closure of the Carlisle Indian School
July 9, 1918 - February 14, 1940

These materials include correspondence, official records, and other documents related to the closure of the Carlisle Indian School in 1918. Discussed topics include the transfer of the land from the Department of the Interior to the Department of War, the transfer of property to other Indian...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Maps, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Richard Kesetta
July 20, 1918 - February 28, 1923

These materials include correspondence regarding the custody of Richard Kesetta upon the closing of the Carlisle School. Additional correspondence relates to Kesetta's life after the school closed, including attempts to have him enrolled in the Haskell Institute as well as an inquiry made by...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Desire to Continue being an Outing Host after the Closure of the School
July 27, 1918 - August 8, 1918

Banker and outing patron R. H. Headley asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells if there is any way that he can host an Indian boy at his home after the Carlisle Indian School closes. Headley states that he has been an outing host since 1900 and would like to continue to be one if at all...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Denial of Outing Request due to Closure of School
August 5, 1918 - August 9, 1918

Emma K. Hetrick writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to request to host a female Carlisle Indian School student at their house to cook and do housework. Commissioner Cato Sells tells Hetrick that the school will be closing on September 1, and the students will be transferred to western...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Retain Harold Parker on Outing
August 6-22, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding a request by Frank H. Mather to retain Harold Parker on outing after Carlisle closed in 1918.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Superintendent of Brick and Tile Work Appointment
August 18, 1918 - September 3, 1918

J. F. Carr requests to be appointed the Superintendent of Brick and Tile Work at the Carlisle Indian School.

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Carr that the school has been transferred from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the Department of War, so if Carr wants...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Desire to Continue being an Outing Host after the Closure of the School
August 21, 1918 - September 2, 1918

Outing Host Elizabeth B. Saiborne writes to the Indian Bureau because the Carlisle Indian School is closing, but she would like to continue to host Indian girls at her home. She is currently hosting a girl named Elsie.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Consent to Allow John Wolfe to Remain on Outing
August 26, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the consent of Mary B. Owl to allow her son John R. Wolfe remain on outing with George Gore in Newton, Pennsylvania following the closing of the Carlisle School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Harold Parker
August 26, 1918

These materials contain correspondence regarding the transfer of Harold Parker to the Mount Pleasant Indian Industrial Boarding School upon the close of Carlisle and a prior request to have Parker remain at the outing home of Frank H. Mather.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Know the Status of the Outing System
September 4, 1918 - September 1, 1918

Reverend Walter L. Ritter asks the Indian Bureau if the Outing System still exists and requests to host a 16-18 year old girl if it does. Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt informs Ritter that the Carlisle Indian School closed, so it is impossible to fulfill his request.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About Closure of Carlisle Indian School by Fred Skenandore
September 11, 1918 - October 17, 1918

These materials include correspondence containing a request from Fred Skenandore, a former student, regarding the status of the Carlisle Indian School. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informed Skenandore that the school had been closed, but that the Haskell Institute was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Funds for Pupils Transferred to Chilocco Indian School
September 11- 17, 1918

These materials include correspondence concerning the transfer of funds from students at Carlisle who were transferred to the Chilocco Indian School upon the closure of Carlisle in 1918. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence File, 1918-1966
November 29, 1918 - April 19, 1966

This material is a collection of correspondence received by the Office of Indian Affairs between 1918 and 1966, all related to the Carlisle Indian School. As the Carlisle Indian School closed in 1918, the majority of these letters are either requesting information about the school and its...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Health of Clara Shunion
November 30, 1918 - February 26, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding the health of Clara Shunion. Shunion stayed in Pennsylvania on outing following the close of the Carlisle School, and developed tuberculous. After residing for some time in the Bryn Mawr Hospital, the Osteopathic Hospital of Philadelphia, and the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Transfer of Land Records Related to the Carlisle Indian School
December 4, 1918

These materials include correspondence pertaining to a request by the Arthur C. Bachmeyer, Commanding Officer of U.S. Army General Hospital 31, for records relating to the land of the former Carlisle Indian School. Those records, not included here, were forwarded by the Commissioner of Indian...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Information on Disposition of Students
September 19, 1919 - October 3, 1919

These materials include correspondence regarding a request of John Curtis, of the Evening Bulletin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding the disposition of students following the closing of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Responsibility of the State of New York to Educate New York Indians
September 7, 1920 - September 20, 1920

George D. Clark asks the Department of Indian Affairs if the Carlisle Indian School is still in operation, and if it's not, what kind of arrangements he could make with schools in the west. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Clark that Carlisle is closed and the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry About Closure of Carlisle Indian School by Eva Gould Metzger
December 29, 1920 - January 6, 1921

These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Eva Gould Metzger about whether and why the Carlisle Indian School was closed.

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

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