Music Instruction

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Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1881
1881

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1881, containing the second annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The lengthy report includes discussions of curriculum, student recruitment, the school's campus, the success of the sending students on…

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Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1903
1903

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1903, containing the Twenty-Fourth Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report, submitted by Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt, includes a school population table and discussions of the…

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Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
A Music Room, c. 1895

Caption: A MUSIC ROOM.

Very early in the School experience it was found that there were good voices among the pupils and ability to acquire both vocal and instrumental knowledge. Music proves a pleasing study to the Indian youth, and is useful and entertaining to the School.

This image appears in…

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Photograph, Reproduction
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Rebecca Sawyer and Female Student Having a Music Lesson, c. 1896

A white female teacher and a female student posed seated at a piano, as if having a music lesson. A label identifies the teacher was "Mrs. Sawyer;" according to school records, Rebecca Sawyer was an assistant music teacher in 1896. 

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Lantern Slide
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Students in Music Class with Miss Senseney [version 1], 1901

Male and female students posed, seated and holding sheets of music, with a white female teacher standing in front, in a class room. 

A note on the reverse of the image identifies the teacher as Miss Senseney.

Johnston took two very similar photographs of this…

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Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
Students in Music Class with Miss Senseney [version 2], 1901

Male and female students posed, seated and holding sheets of music, with a white female teacher standing in front, in a class room. 

Johnston took two very similar photographs of this classroom. The other version can be seen in Related Images. 

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Photographic Print, B&W
Repository:
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
Individual Music Lesson

The caption reads: INDIVIDUAL LESSON IN INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC.

This image appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

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Photograph, Reproduction
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Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Request to Employ Special Singing Teacher and Purchase Song Books
February 6, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to employ a singing teacher as well as purchasing 400 song books.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Requests Approval for Employing Special Music Teacher
April 8, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt requests action in employing Professor Brown for 20 music lessons.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Change in Music Department at Carlisle
June 22, 1895 - June 24, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a change in the music department at the Carlisle Indian School (not specified). Also included is a letter from Ella G. Hill who was left without a position as a result of the change

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Information Regarding Gertrude Simmons' Music Study
January 20, 1899 - January 27, 1899

Alfred John Standing responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding Gertrude Simmons' studying at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

Note: Gertrude Simmons later became known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin and Zitkala-Sa. 

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Purchase Used Steinway Piano and Repair Others
July 9, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the new for a new piano at the school's chapel gatherings. Pratt notes that he has negotiated with the Steinway company for a used piano for $700 as well as repairing their other pianos for an additional $100.

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Letters/Correspondence
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National Archives and Records Administration
Response to Request to Increase Salary of Jeannette Senseney
February 4, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding a request by Senator Thomas Bard for an increase in the salary of music teacher Jeannette Senseney and forwards information about her instruction in the classroom.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Changes to Music Instruction Staff
April 29, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that with Annie B. Moore leaving the Service at the close of year that Jeannette Senseney is moving to the instrumental instructor with William Davies becoming the vocal instructor. As a result, Pratt requests a male teacher to replace Davies.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Retention of Jeannette Senseney as Teacher
June 10 - July 7, 1905

Correspondence regarding the retention of Jeannette Senseney as a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School following the abolition of her old position as instrumental teacher.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Additional Opportunities for Elizabeth Penny
April 28, 1908- May 1, 1908

The document contains correspondence concerning a request made by Elizabeth Penny towards further educational opportunities. Discussed options included continued music education at Carlisle or college education at Wilson College in nearby Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
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
Social Plays, Games, Marches, Old Folk Dances and Rhythmic Movements for use in Indian Schools, 1911
1911

Pamphlet issued by the Office of Indian Affairs to provide a manual for physical instruction in Indian Schools. Includes suggestions for equipment, reference books, and instructions on various singing, rhythmic, games without singing, and parlor games.

Format:
Books and Pamphlets
Repository:
Cumberland County Historical Society
List of Musicians for Indian Service Employment
January 3-6, 1913

This document contains a list of student musicians recommended for possible Indian Service employment. 

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Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Parental Question Regarding the Cost of Piano Lessons
October 6-31, 1914

Mrs. Rose Collins asks the Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells why her daughter, a student at the Carlisle Indian School, has to pay for her own music lessons. Second Assistant Commissioner C. F. Hauke forwards Collins' letter to Supervisor in Charge of the school Oscar H. Lipps. 

Lipps informs the Commissioner that vocal,…

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