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Students Working in a Weaving Studio [version 1], c. 1910

Male and female students posed working at desks and some working with fabric on a vertical loom. On a bulletin board and black board are examples of Native-style design motifs. 

Note: This negative is in the Cumberland County Historical Society's A. A. Line Collection, which contains...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Students Working in a Weaving Studio [version 2], c. 1910

Male and female students posed working at desks and some working with fabric on a vertical loom. On black boards are examples of Native-style design motifs. 

Note: This negative is in the Cumberland County Historical Society's A. A. Line Collection, which contains images either taken or...

Format: Glass Plate Negative
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Request to Present Industrial Samples in New York City
May 24, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt requests to present samples of the Carlisle Indian School's manufactured goods at the letting of contracts in New York.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Send Three Former Florida Prisoners Home
September 9, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt writes to Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. M. Marble regarding three former Florida prisoners that should be returned home, escorted by Agent Miles. The first is going to die soon because of an accident suffered while playing baseball, and his chiefs want him to die...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Criticizes Native Industry and Arts Programs in Indian Schools
January 15, 1903

Richard Henry Pratt informs Estelle Reel that the Carlisle Indian School does not have any native industries and arts programs at the school. He further goes on to strongly criticize the effort.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Follows Up on Request for Appointment of Drawing Teacher
November 29, 1905

J. R. Wise follows up on William A. Mercer's request to have a male drawing teacher appointed to the vacancy caused by the transfer of Fred W. Canfield. A note from J. H. Dortch refers to Commissioner Frances E. Leupp's plan to have Angel DeCora fill the position.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Elaborates on Plans for Photograph Gallery
June 1, 1906

William A. Mercer elaborates on his plan for building a photographic gallery at the entrance to the Carlisle Indian School using the bequest of Harriet W. Taber. Mercer states that he has already begun construction using athletic funds.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Angel DeCora Reports on the Condition of the Art Department at Carlisle
June 7, 1906 - June 16, 1906

Angel DeCora makes a report on the art department of the Carlisle Indian School to Francis E. Leupp. DeCora requests to spend the summer learning how to make Persian rugs as well as allowing students the option of copyrighting their designs to profit from their work.

In addition there are...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Angel DeCora Submits Report of First Months at Carlisle
July 5, 1906 - July 7, 1906

Angel De Cora submits a report on her first five months in charge of the Native Arts Industry at the Carlisle Indian School to William A. Mercer.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: 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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: 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.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Wise Provides Update on Design of Jamestown Exposition Exhibit
February 14, 1907

J. R. Wise provides further information to the Office of Indian Affairs regarding the design of Indian Office exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition. Wise also encloses a frieze designed by Angel De Cora for the walls of the exhibit and asks for the Office to procure burlap for the walls.

Format: Engravings and Illustrations, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Requests Information Related to Jamestown Exposition Exhibit
March 14, 1907

William A. Mercer requests early information regarding the Jamestown Exposition Indian Office exhibit. Mercer requests to be allowed to use newer photographs in addition to those taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston along with using Navajo blankets to decorate the wall.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Mercer Informs Office Photographs and Printing Department Items Have been Forwarded
April 16, 1907

William A. Mercer informs the Office of Indian Affairs newly produced photographs taken by students at the Carlisle Indian School along with items from the printing department for the exhibit at the Jamestown Exposition have been forwarded to their Office.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Enrollment of Carlisle Students in Art School in Philadelphia
January 28, 1908 - February 26, 1914

Howard Fremont Stratton, Director of the Art Department at the School of Industrial Art of the Pennsylvania Museum, asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells why the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not pay the living expenses of Indian students, many of whom formerly attended Carlisle,...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sale of Art Manufactured in the Native Indian Art Department
June 9, 1910 - June 18, 1910

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to sell nine art bowls, five silver bracelets, six brass candlesticks, and four art plates manufactured in the Native Indian Art Department. Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine grants permission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Philadelphia Art Director's Thoughts on Carlisle Student Artwork
June 13 - August 9, 1910

Robert G. Valentine compliments Howard Fremont Stratton, Director of the Art Department at the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art of the Pennsylvania Museum, for his article published in The Red Man. Stratton thanks Valentine for the kind words about his article, which was about "...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Confirmation of Legitimacy of a Carlisle Indian School Advertisement
October 14, 1910 - October 26, 1910

Printing Manufacturer Herbert Bingham encloses an advertisement (apparently for Navajo rugs) to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks if it is fraudulent, He is suspicious because the government appears to be making a profit on the sale of the items. Second Assistant Commissioner informs...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Sale of 8,000 Pounds of Rags and Articles from the Metal and Art Department
December 6, 1910 - December 19, 1910

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman requests to sell 8,000 pounds of rags and manufactured articles in the metal and art departments. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. H. Abbott grants permission.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request for Unused Architectural Plaster Casts of Indians from the Pension Office Building
March 10, 1911 - April 19, 1911

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman asks if there are still plaster casts of Indians in the Pension Building or Indian Office and requests that they be sent to the school for Angel DeCora Dietz's Art Department. Second Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs C. F. Hauke informs...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Possibility of Abolishing the Native Indian Arts Department
July 13 - December 16, 1911

Noting heavy criticism from H. B. Peairs and Charles F. Pierce, Superintendent Moses Friedman asks Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine if he wants Carlisle to continue its Native Indian Arts department, which was started February 1, 1906.

Before making a decision, Valentine...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Conversion of Leupp Art Studio to Carlisle Alumni Association Headquarters
April 4, 1914 - April 13, 1914

Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps requests permission from Commissioner of Indian Affairs Cato Sells to renovate the currently unused Leupp Art Studio and convert it to the official headquarters of the Carlisle Alumni Association. Sells grants Lipps the authority...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Materials to Reproduce Indian Art Designs
July 21, 1914

Carlisle Indian School Oscar H. Lipps requests authority from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to spend $250.00 "for engraving, mounting, and making plates and plats of Indian art designs for catalogue and magazine work."

Format: Financial Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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