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Teacher for Possible New Practical Building Class
July 28, 1914 - August 5, 1914

Representative A. Mitchell Palmer recommends Carnegie Technical School Professor J. H. Nolen to be teacher of an upcoming practical building course at the Carlisle Indian School. 

Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells informs Palmer that the creation of the position is not official...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Circular Order on Economy and Waste
September 19-29, 1914

These materials include correspondence and a circular internal to the Carlisle Indian School regarding economy and waste in the school's industrial departments.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: 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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: 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...

Format: Reports
Repository: 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.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Original of Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20, 1915

These materials include a report by H. B. Peairs on the discipline among boys at the Carlisle Indian School. The report discusses changes enacted by Oscar Hiram Lipps, who was promoted from Supervisor in Charge to Superintendent during this discipline investigation.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
General Electric Company Apprenticeship Arrangement
June 17-24, 1915

This document contains correspondence concerning an arrangement with the General Electric Company to take four apprentices from Carlisle to work in the electrical department. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment of Pupils for Special Courses
September 24, 1915 - October 1, 1915

These materials include correspondence regarding two special enrollment courses. The first is for the enrollment of four pupils over the age of 21 years, the maximum allowed at Carlisle. The second is for Ralph Harmon Sexton to attend a technical high school in the borough of Carlisle, so he...

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

Format: Ledgers, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report on Academic and Industrial Departments
February 7 - August 26, 1916

Supervisor of Schools H. B. Peairs' report on the Academic and Industrial Departments at Carlisle focuses on methods of instruction (i.e. too much written work), attendance, industrial department trades, outings of trade students, agriculture, domestic departments (cooking, sewing, laundering,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sample Blacksmithing Lesson
February 7, 1916 - February 12, 1916

Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Merrit writes to Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps to acknowledge receipt of a lesson from Roy H. Bradley's blacksmithing class, which is attached. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Statistics on Vocational Work of Students
July 17-18, 1916

This document contains correspondence concerning the preparation of students for vocational work. Statistics outlining students prepared for each year of vocational training are included.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Restructuring of Industrial Classes for Boys and Girls
January 24, 1917 - January 29, 1917

Asssitant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt asks Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps why the school has has combined farming and stock raising into one subject for boys and why sewing, home-nursing, and poultry raising has been combined into a single twenty week period...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Elsie E. Newton for January 1918
January 25, 1918 - February 16, 1918

These materials include correspondence and a report regarding Supervisor Elsie E. Newton's inspection of facilities and activities for female students at the Carlisle Indian School. Newton discusses topics including girls' dormitories, the school matron, the Domestic Science and Housekeeping...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Montreville Yuda Lecture on Shipbuilding
March 1-5, 1918

This document contains correspondence concerning former student Montreville Yuda and his desire to teach a lecture on shipbuilding. Yuda was a shipbuilder with the Emergency Fleet Corporation in Newport News, Virginia. Carlisle's superintendent suggested that such a lecture would be...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Alex Washington's Request To Serve In The Army
May 20, 1918 - June 15, 1918

This material includes correspondence between Alex Washington and Commisioner Cato Sells concerning Washington's desire to transfer his employment to the ship-building plant at Hog Island, Pennsylvania.  

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request from Leon A. Miller Concerning His School Records
November 23, 1918 - June 10, 1938

This material includes correspondence between former student Leon A. Miller and John Collier, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Miller was attempting to start post-graduate work at a local university and was requesting his school records. Miller had also hoped to obtain a diploma for his work...

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

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