Richard Henry Pratt requests a reply to his letter requesting a new teacher for the Number 11 room. He further states that there should be no delay in filling the position and that he would prefer a male teacher.
Hiring Preference for Male Teachers
Richard Henry Pratt requests O. H. Bakeless and others be allowed to take the Civil Service Examination in order to take positions as teachers at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt notes that he would like more male teachers to make the gender ratio 50/50.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to a message from W. A. Jones regarding the equal division of sexes amongst the teachers.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the wife of teacher Enoch M. Sherry being certified for an appointment as teacher.
William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with the exception of two female teachers with normal school training he would prefer all other vacant teaching positions be filled by male teachers.
Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests information on the process of hiring a business teacher, who he wants to be male as well as unmarried. Acting Commissioner of Affairs C. F. Larrabee informs Friedman that, unless he has a specific person in mind, they will hold a competitive Civil Service exam. Friedman recommends…
Civil Service Commissioner President John C. Black informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that they are looking for male student eligible to be the business teacher at the Carlisle Indian School for a salary of $1,000. The Chief of the Education Division informs the Carlisle Indian School superintendent of the same news.