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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1899
1899

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1899, containing the Twentieth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
The Indian Helper (Vol. 5, No. 14)
November 22, 1889

The first page opened with a poem by E.G. titled "After Carlisle, What?” followed by the next installment of the series titled “How An Indian Girl Might Tell Her Own Story if She Had the Chance: Founded on Actual Observations of the Man-on-the-band-stand’s Chief Clerk” (continued from the...

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Purchase Reference Library for Staff
February 21, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to purchase 33 books for a staff reference library.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report Responding to Questions on the Carlisle Indian School
December 1891

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report responding to questions from the Office of Indian Affairs on the needs of the Carlisle Indian School. Included are discussions on the need for more land, additional educational needs, and industrial training including the limitations of the industrial...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inspection Report of Charles H. Thompson
March 2, 1892

Charles H. Thompson forwards an inspection report of the Carlisle Indian School on March 2, 1892. Thompson's report examines a wide range of topics related to the School including the buildings, health of students, food, student's social lives, industrial training, outings, and academic training...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Increased Pay for Three Clerk Positions
September 6, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests increases in pay for the students serving in his office, as Outing Clerk, and Library Assistant.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Report and Recommendations on the Carlisle Indian School and Outing System
September 24, 1898

A. O. Wright, Supervisor of Indian Schools, provides a report on the Carlisle Indian School focusing on the Outing School. Wright provides details of the school as he found it as well as provides recommendations for improvement.

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sara Smith Requests Transfer or Increase in Salary
March 26-27, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a request from Sara E. Smith for a transfer or an increase in salary. Pratt recommends increasing her salary and if she is not happy then he endorses her transfer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Requests Retention of Edith McHarg Steele as School Librarian
April 8, 1902

Edgar A. Allen refers to the temporary approval of the nomination of Edith McHarg Steele, the School Librarian at the Carlisle Indian School. Allen notes that Steele has special training related to the work being done at the school library.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Salary Increase for Three Positions at Carlisle
October 26, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt requests an increase in the salary of Howard Gansworth to oversee the boys outing program and for the librarian Edith McHarg Steele, and a salary for a special outing agent for the girls.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Allen Recommends Permanent Appointment of Edith McHarg Steele as Librarian
December 2, 1903

Edgar A. Allen responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the retention of librarian Edith McHarg Steele. Allen notes that Steele has proven herself and therefore recommends her permanent appointment and further notes she just received a raise in salary at Richard Henry Pratt's...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
List of Books Requested for Carlisle Indian School Library
January 13, 1904

Edgar A. Allen submits list of books to add to the Carlisle Indian School library along with the lowest prices given by bidders.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Resignation of Edith McHarg Steele as Librarian
March 18, 1904

Edith McHarg Steele informs Richard Henry Pratt of her resignation as the librarian of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Corrects Salary for Librarian Position Following Resignation
March 24, 1904

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the Librarian salary is $600 rather than $480 since the position now falls under the Civil Service.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Subscribe to Various Periodicals for Library
September 22, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to subscribe to various periodicals for the Carlisle Indian School library.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Renew Subscription to Various Magazines
September 28, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to renew subscriptions to various publications for library.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Name the New Library After Mercer
August 18, 1906

Members of the Susan Longstreth Literary Society propose to name the new library after William A. Mercer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Inquiry into Donating History of Indian Tribes of North America to Carlisle
September 7, 1906

Thomas J. Rush inquires if the Carlisle Indian School Library could use the three volume History of the Indian Tribes of North America by Thomas L. McKenney and James Hall. A note from Commissioner Francis E. Leupp notes that Miss Cook should be consulted about their own library.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Display of World War I Maps and Questions Regarding Students Attending Football Games
September 28, 1914 - October 10, 1914

Second Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke informs Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps that they have just sent two color maps of the parts of Europe that are in conflict and suggests hanging them up in frames and using pins to mark different points...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Shipment of World War I Maps for School Library
May 4-20, 1915

Second Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt informs Supervisor Oscar H. Lipps that they have several strategic maps of central Europe and asks if they would be useful at the school. Lipps replies that they would be "very glad to have these maps" in the school library. Assistant...

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
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