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 Federal Government has no responsibility for educating…
Closure of Carlisle Indian School
These materials include correspondence regarding a request from Eva Gould Metzger about whether and why the Carlisle Indian School was closed.
These materials include letters from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to former Carlisle Indian School employees regarding the origins of some artifacts from the school. The artifacts, including a beaded buckskin coat, an old gun, a model of a three-masted ship, and a model of a battleship, could not be positively identified by the employees.
This material includes correspondence between Henrietta Nelson, the secretary of Wellsburg High School's Athletic Assocation, and E. B. Merritt, the Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs concerning the restoration of the Carlisle Indian School to the War Department and its transformation into a War Hospital treating soldiers after its…
This material includes correspondence between Elias Bissell and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt inquiring as to whether the Carlisle Indian School will be reopened.
This document contains correspondence between M. W. Acheson and Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt. Acheson inquired as to the permanence of the closure of the Carlisle Indian School, and in response Merritt informed him of its definite closure due to the need for the campus at the end of World War I, and listed other Indian Schools that still…
This document contains correspondence between former Carlisle student R. J. Bonga and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merritt concerning Bonga's desire to enroll students from his area in the closed Carlisle Indian School.
This document contains correspondence between Albert W. Blake, the editor of The Christian Science Monitor, and the Assistant Commisioner E. B. Merritt concerning Blake's interest in a potential continuation of industrial training despite the closure of the Carlisle Indian School.
This material includes correspondence between R. D. Hetrick and Assistant Commissioner E. B. Merrit. Hetrick sent a letter concerning carpets for the Carlisle Indian School, and Merritt responded that the school had closed.
Mrs. Calvin Burns asks the Carlisle Indian School regarding how much material she needs for a rug. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs her that the school is closed.
Supervisor Herbert C. Calhoun from Muskogee, Oklahoma asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs where he can find information regarding who attended or graduated from the Carlisle Indian School and what their grades were. Calhoun states that several Carlisle graduates are teaching or going to college and need this information.
A Professor in Cuba named Fernando Aguado Rico asks the Director of the Carlisle Indian School for information about the school. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Rico that the school closed.
These materials contain correspondence regarding various inquires made to the Carlisle Indian School in 1928. The various senders are all notified of the closure of the school.