Education

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Request for Staff to Visit Tuskegee and Hampton
January 14, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to have Kate S. Bowersox and W. G. Thompson travel to the Hampton Institute and the Tuskegee Institute to learn from their teaching methods.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Provides Information Related to the Jamestown Exposition
January 28, 1907

J. R. Wise responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the Jamestown Exposition. Wise provides a list of articles to be provided by the Carlisle Indian School as well as building the exhibition cases. In addition, Wise states that the Johnston photographs can be used along with newer photos along with Native work from Angel De Cora…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office Materials for Jamestown Exposition Forwarded
February 2, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that he has forwarded by separate mail papers consisting of papers from the academic department along with items from Angel De Cora's Indian Art Department.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal for Establishing a Teacher of Agriculture
February 12, 1907

William A. Mercer proposes eliminating the position of assistant farmer and replacing it with a teacher of agriculture. Mercer goes on to provide his reasons for making such a move highlighting the experience of the Tuskegee and Hampton Institutes.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Receipts of Individual Student Accounts
February 16, 1907

William A. Mercer forwards additional receipts for accounts of individual students of individual Indian moneys not included in cash papers previously sent. Also included are receipts for disbursements from the Emergency Account as well as documenting other Emergency Account disbursements for which there are no receipts.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Rent for Use of Alexander Farm for Remainder of 1907
July 9, 1907 - July 29, 1907

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 for the lease of the Alexander Tract adjoining the Carlisle Indian School. Mercer notes that the land will be used as a parade ground and for military drills while also serving for hay land during the 1908 fiscal year.

C. F. Larrabee forwards the letter along with various documents to the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
New Agriculture Class Proposed
October 8-26, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Principal Teacher John Whitwell forwards a pamphlet that provides an overview of a new agriculture class to Superintendent William A. Mercer. Mercer forwards it to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Larrabee, who tentatively approves the course. The pamphlet, "Outline of Course in Agriculture, Indian Industrial…

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Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Arithmetic Work of Frank Laquier
February 1908

Arithmetic schoolwork by Frank Laquier based on working in the boiler house.

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Student Schoolwork
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Decision not to renew Lease of Alexander Tract
February 19-29, 1908

Special Indian Agent W. W. McConihe recommends that the Carlisle Indian School cancel the lease for the 21 acre Alexander plot of land. McConihe states the rental was originally authorized to provide adequate space for older male students to perform military drills as well as for younger students of both sexes to have a playground. However, the…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation to not renew Lease of Alexander Tract
March 2, 1908

Supervisor in Charge Charles H. Dickson agrees that the school does not need to renew their lease of the Alexander tract when it expires on June 30 because the students do not use it for play or for drills. Dickson argues against cancelling the lease immediately because the school can harvest "15 to 20 tons of hay before June 30."

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Receipt of Indian Reservation Maps for Classrooms
November 11, 1908

Superintendent Moses Friedman informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that they received "twelve maps of Indian Reservations for use in the class rooms."

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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
The Story of Enoch Arden by Carlisle Students
January 9, 1910 - January 10, 1910

Student essays entitled The Story of Enoch Arden written by the following: Elizabeth Fishe (Menominee), Philip Morris (Nez Perce), Elizabeth Lavatta (Shoshone), Levi Elk Looks Back (Sioux), John Jackson (Objiway, January 10, 1910, Lottie C. Tramper (Cherokee), Thomas Myiow (Mohawk), Hugh Wheelock (Oneida), William Yellowelk (Sioux), Anna Rose (…

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Student Schoolwork
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Pratt Thanks Charles Francis Himes for his Support
January 26, 1910

Richard Henry Pratt thanks Dr. Charles Francis Himes for his comments on his paper and his previous support from Dickinson College. Pratt comments on his work at the Carlisle Indian School and the formation of his policy at Fort Marion. Further, he details the outing program and its benefits for assimilation compared to the new policy of native…

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Letters/Correspondence
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Cumberland County Historical Society
Enclosure of Teachers' Theses to Commissioner of Indian Affairs
February 6, 1913

The Carlisle Indian School Principal Teacher encloses teachers' theses to the Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs and informs him that four theses will be sent later because teachers are sick. (Theses are not included.)

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Praise for Carlisle by J. F. Murray
June 6, 1913

These materials include a typed and hand-written copy of a letter from J. F. Murray, praising the Carlisle Indian School. Murray discusses numerous topics, including Carlisle's assimilationist mission, appropriations and finances, discipline, local reactions to the school, and the school's management.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Plan to Establish Evening Study Hour
June 19 - July 18, 1913

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to reinstate an evening study hour two nights a week in which students will do homework in the academic classrooms. In years past, it was four nights a week in the classroom, but last year it changed to four nights a week in the dormitories, which Friedman doesn't find to be as…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Implementation of an Evening Study Hour for New Academic Year
September 30, 1913

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that he has implemented an evening study hour for this academic school year and that he, and the rest of the school, are very happy with the results. 

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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
Correspondence Regarding Changing Vocational Instruction at Carlisle
March 11, 1914 - March 5, 1915

Correspondence regarding the proposal to abolish the business/commercial department at the Carlisle Indian School while adding new courses focusing on home economics, mechanical arts, nursing, and agriculture. An additional focus is on the beginning of the Ford Outing Program. A copy of The Carlisle Arrow (Vol. 11, No. 22) that…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Suitability of Carlisle Indian School as a Military School
February 11, 1915 - August 12, 1915

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding the suitability of turning the Carlisle Indian School into a military school. At the request of John H. Stephens, Chairman of the House Committee on Indian Affairs, the Secretaries of War and the Interior arranged to have Carlisle inspected by a military commander. Brigadier General…

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Letters/Correspondence, Reports
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National Archives and Records Administration
Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff
March 8, 1915 - May 11, 1915

These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes. Lipps also requests that a superintendent for…

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Memorandum Regarding School Policy Reforms
March 26, 1915

These materials include a memorandum about reforms made to Carlisle Indian School policies by Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps in response to a 1914 Congressional investigation. The outlined reforms included curtailing the outing program, changing the courses of study, standardizing disciplinary measures, increasing arrests of local bootleggers,…

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Reports
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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
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