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Catalogue of the Indian Industrial School, 1902
1902

A booklet of information and photographs assembled by the Carlisle Indian School for their 23rd year, circa 1902.  Includes a short history of the school and the town and school demographic information.  Includes pictures of arriving students, students during classroom and extracurricular...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1880
1880

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of Indian Affairs for the fiscal year ending 1880, containing the first annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report discusses the school's opening, recruitment of students, educational and...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1883
1883

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1883, containing the annual report of the Carlisle Indian School. The report provides a table of enrollment statistics, and has two addendums: one, a lengthy report...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Excerpt from Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1885
1885

An excerpt from the Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to the Secretary of the Interior for the fiscal year ending 1885, containing the annual report of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. The report includes a school population table as well as discussions of industry,...

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Change in Course of Study for Various Grades at Carlisle
April 23, 1890 - April 24, 1890

Alfred John Standing writing for Richard Henry Pratt provides an explanation to proposed change in the course of study for various grades at the Carlisle Indian School. In addition he includes a list of the courses of study and the recommended text books.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Outline of Agriculture Coursework
October 8, 1907 - October 26, 1907

Carlisle Indian School Principal Teacher John Whitwell forwards a booklet that provides an outline of the Agriculture coursework to Superintendent William A. Mercer. Mercer forwards the booklet to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs and asks him for final approval. Acting Commissioner C. F....

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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
Final Exam Questions from 1917
June 20, 1917

Carlisle Indian School Superintendent John Francis Jr. sends copies of the final exam questions for 1917 to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Possibility of Sending Indian School Graduates to Penn State
May 16, 1918 - June 8, 1918

Carlisle Indian School Principal Teacher C. W. Blair writes to Pennsylvania State College Registrar Professor A. H. Espenshade about designing curriculum that would prepare students to attend college. He sends an example of what classes an Indian School student would take and asks Blair if that...

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