Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to expand the accommodations for teachers and employees at the Carlisle Indian School.
School Employees - Housing
Use for the discussions of where the employees are going to live, on or off campus.
Richard Henry Pratt responds to Office of Indian Affairs letter requesting an estimate of the amount needed for support for fiscal year ending June 30, 1894. Pratt provides the enrollment statistics for the school and its capacity during the past year. In addition Pratt proposes building employee housing in order to have them on the campus at…
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the recent appointments to various assistant positions should be informed they will be expected to cover their own accommodations.
James G. Dierson, Special Agent, reports to the Office of Indian Affairs that in his opinion there is space for accommodations for an Assistant Laundress and an Assistant Seamstress at the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt provides a list of staff and the location and number of rooms assigned for their use at the Carlisle Indian School.
Note: Gertrude Simmons later became known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin and Zitkala-Sa.
Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that the cost of board to employees at the school is $2.50 per week.
Cover letter of report correcting the legal residences of various employees of the Carlisle Indian School.
Richard Henry Pratt provides an overview of the 1902 fiscal year and provides an estimate for the 1904 fiscal year appropriation to the Office of Indian Affairs. Pratt focuses on the water and sewer plant at the Carlisle Indian School.
Edgar A. Allen provides an overview of the Carlisle Indian School during the 1903 fiscal year and makes a request for the 1905 fiscal year. Allen focuses on the enrollment for the previous year and discusses the school physical plant.
William A. Mercer requests to have Florence N. Head transferred to the Carlisle Indian School as an assistant matron. Mercer notes that the transfer is dependent on Head securing accommodation for her son in Carlisle while she lives in the girls' dormitory.
William A. Mercer requests that various employees be excused from participation in the employees' general mess including those who have their homes and reside outside the school.
William A. Mercer forwards the names of staff who live outside the limits of the school grounds including staff who live on the school farm.
William A. Mercer requests that Stacy Matlock and Siceni J. Nori be excused from participation in the employees general mess.
Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman advises against abolishing the Teachers' Club during July and August because he does not believe it is a good idea for employees to cook their own meals in their room. Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs F. H. Abbot agrees with Friedman.
These materials include correspondence regarding requests from numerous employees for salary increases and on-campus housing provisions. During the 1914 Congressional Investigation, investigator Edward Linnen noted the need for salary increases for many employees, and for more on-campus housing to counter the high cost-of-living for employees…