School Curriculum

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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 industrial curricula, and overall health. Also included…

Format:
Book
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 by Principal C. M. Semple on the school's…

Format:
Book
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, academic work, dormitory expansions, and sanitary…

Format:
Book
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
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 activities, the buildings on campus, farmwork, athletics…

Format:
Pamphlet
Repository:
Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections
Monthly School Report for January 1880
January 31, 1880

Two duplicate copies of the monthly school report for January 1880, submitted by the Carlisle Indian Training School to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The report includes a list of employees, a count of students by Nation/Tribe, descriptions of the educational program, and Superintendent Richard Henry Pratt's remarks about developments and…

Format:
Reports
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Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
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
Pratt's Comments on Proposed List of Books for Indian Schools
February 4, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt provides comments to an Office of Indian Affairs letter regarding the various textbooks and education curriculum at the Carlisle Indian School and how it relates to the proposal of the Office for Indian Schools.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Revision of Study for Indian Schools
August 8, 1892

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs letter in reference to a revision in the course of study for Indian schools. Pratt details the current course of study at the Carlisle Indian School and notes that the change in policy would require an additional two years of study. In addition, he notes that many reservation and…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Bakeless Responds to Hailmann's Criticisms of Teachers
October 24, 1894

O. H. Bakeless responds to criticisms from W. N. Hailmann regarding teachers at the Carlisle Indian School. In response to the criticisms of Miss Hamilton, teacher of the Normal School, he includes an outline of the work for that class. 

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Detailed Report on the Normal Training Class
August 25, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt provides greater detail on the Normal Training Class at the Carlisle Indian School and also encloses the school's Scheme of Grading pamphlet.

Format:
Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Employ Extra Teacher in Creation of Domestic Science Department
July 5, 1900

Richard Henry Pratt requests to add a Domestic Science Department at the Carlisle Indian School and requests authority to employ Harriet Eck as an extra teacher.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding Changing Vocational Instruction at Carlisle
March 11, 1914 - March 5, 1915

Correspondence regarding the proposal to abolish the business/commercial department at the Carlisle Indian School while adding new courses focusing on home economics, mechanical arts, nursing, and agriculture. An additional focus is on the beginning of the Ford Outing Program. A copy of The Carlisle Arrow (Vol. 11, No. 22) that…

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Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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 measures, increasing arrests of local bootleggers,…

Format:
Reports
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Report on Revised Vocational Training at the Carlisle Indian School
April 5, 1915 - September 16, 1915

Report on the Vocational Courses in Agriculture, Mechanic Arts and Home Economics for the Carlisle Indian School by H. L. Kent, Special Supervisor and correspondence surrounding the report. Kent's report focuses on making Carlisle a secondary vocational school focusing on agriculture, mechanical arts, and home economics including courses of…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence, 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
Domestic Science Course and the Outing System
February 19, 1916 - March 4, 1916

These materials include correspondence regarding concerns William Paul, a former student, had that a new domestic science course would replace the outing system.

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Enroll Mexican Students
December 31, 1916 - January 10, 1917

These materials include correspondence regarding the education of Mexican students at the Carlisle Indian School. Commissioner Sells' responds that Carlisle is not academically advanced but meant to train students in industrial arts. Further authority from Congress would have to made to have students from Mexico attend Carlisle. Also includes…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
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 for girls.

Lipps explains to Meritt that…

Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Repository:
National Archives and Records Administration
Receipt of Twelve Copies of the Tentative Course of Study for Indian Schools
February 6, 1917 - February 8, 1917

Assistant Commissioner E. B. Meritt forwards twelve copies of the tentative course of study for Indian schools to Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Oscar H. Lipps. Lipps acknowledges receipt of the books, states that they've never destroyed other versions of the books, and that they've previously sent copies to employers or outing patrons…

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 coursework would get them into Penn State.

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