School Employees - Music and Band

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Request to Hire Instructor to Start Student Band
April 17, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt informs Commissioner of Indian Affairs R. E. Trowbridge that when the late and former Commissioner, E. A. Hayt, visited the school several months ago, he recommended that Pratt hire an instructor and start a student band at the Carlisle Indian School. Pratt has finally found an instructor and requests Trowbridge's approval…

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Request to Pay Vocal Music Teacher as an Irregular Employee
October 3, 1885

Richard Henry Pratt requests to employ a vocal music teacher in addition to the irregular labor estimated on September 19, 1885.

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Additional Irregular Employee Required for July 1886
June 24, 1886

Captain Richard H. Pratt provides the Commissioner of Indian Affairs with additional information in regard to required labor needed for July 1886. Pratt inadvertently omitted the need for a music instructor from the list sent previously on June 21, 1886. 

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Irregular Service Needed at Carlisle in April 1887
March 21, 1887

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs of the irregular service needed at the Carlisle Indian School during the month of April 1887.

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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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Pratt Follows Up on Request to Employ Music Teacher
February 27, 1889

Richard Henry Pratt follows up on his request to employ Professor Brown of Pittsburg as a music teacher and purchase song books. 

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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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Request to Increase Assistant Music Teacher Salary
June 5, 1891

Request by Richard Henry Pratt to increase the salary of the assistant music teacher to $540.

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Pratt Requests to Increase Music Teacher and Assistant Music Teacher Salaries
June 12, 1891

Richard Henry Pratt follows up his previous request to increase the assistant music teacher salary by also increasing the salary of the music teacher.

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Certifications for the Music Department at Carlisle
February 21, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt certifies various matters regarding the staff of the music and band departments at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Request for Answer for Dennison Wheelock's Request for Leave of Absence
March 6, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt sends a telegram to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs requesting an answer to bandmaster Dennison Wheelock's application for leave of absence. 

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Dennison Wheelock's Request for Shorter Leave of Absence
March 11, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt forwards and endorses Dennison Wheelock's letter requesting a shorter leave of absence without pay instead of the 6-months he asked for previously. Wheelock explains that he does not want to lose his position at the school and his health is improving.

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Pratt Informs Hailmann of Various Positions at Carlisle
March 16, 1895

Richard Henry Pratt informs W. N. Hailmann regarding various positions at the Carlisle Indian School.

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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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Request for Laura Berry to be Transferred to Carlisle as Matron
July 27, 1896 - August 20, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests from W. N. Hailmann that Laura deRussey Berry be placed on the active list and transferred to the Carlisle Indian School as a matron, although he seems to want to employ her as a vocal music teacher. 

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Request for Special Civil Service Exam for Berry
August 27, 1896

Richard Henry Pratt requests a special civil service examination be held to allow Laura deRussey Berry to the position of vocal instructor at the Carlisle Indian School.

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Eligible Candidate for Music Teacher Position
December 22-24, 1896

John T. Doyle, the Secretary of the Civil Service Commission, forwards to the Secretary of the Interior the name of one woman (Jeannette L. Senseney) who are eligible to fill the vacant music teacher position at the Carlisle Indian School. The list includes the candidate's name, address, and their civil service exam grade. Acting Secretary…

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Pratt Reports the Music Instructors at Carlisle
February 13, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt responds to an Office of Indian Affairs circular letter reporting on the music teachers at the Carlisle Indian School as well as the band leader.

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Standing Forwards List of Available Band Leaders
March 24, 1898

Alfred John Standing responds to a circular letter from W. N. Hailmann by providing a list of band leaders both at Carlisle and available graduates.

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Pratt Advises Office Norman Remaining at Carlisle is Satisfactory
May 5, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt informs the Office of Indian Affairs that is satisfactory for Phil Norman to remain at Carlisle due to the amount of work at Carlisle rather than go to Omaha for the Exposition.

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Request to Consolidate Band Leader and Assistant Printer Positions
September 2, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests authority to consolidate the positions of Band Leader and Assistant Printer in order to retain James Riley Wheelock.

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Request for Increased Pay for Three Clerk Positions
September 6, 1898

Richard Henry Pratt requests increases in pay for the students serving in his office, as Outing Clerk, and Library Assistant.

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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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Request for Changes in Various Salaries in 1899
September 18, 1899

Richard Henry Pratt requests changes in the salaries of the Band Manager, Assistant Printer, and to add two students as Assistant Printers.

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Request for A Month's Leave of Absence for Ernest Robitaille
January 26, 1900

Richard H. Pratt requests that Band Manager Ernest Robitalille's unpaid leave of absence for the month of December 1899 be approved. 

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