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Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School, 1894-1895
August 19, 1895

Sixteenth Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School covering the 1894-1895 school year. The report begins with changes in enrollment of the various Nations. Richard Henry Pratt continues with his overall philosophy of educating Indian students including speaking English, industrial training,...

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Provides Overview of Evening Study Hour at Carlisle
November 17, 1897

Richard Henry Pratt provides a report on the use of evening study hours to W. N. Hailmann.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Pratt Responds to Petition to War Department Related to Dam
January 23, 1902 - May 12, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt responds to the petition of J. A. Hildebrandt to the War Department related to a dam erected on leased land for the purpose of creating a skating pond.

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Carlisle Residents Petition Regarding Skating Pond Dam
January 28, 1902 - February 4, 1902

Richard Henry Pratt forwards a petition signed by various local Carlisle residents regarding a dam that was erected to create a skating pond on leased land which has been alleged to cause flooding by the Letort Spring. Pratt offers counter claims to the accusations and requests the Office of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Henderson Farm Rent for the 1905 Fiscal Year
July 9, 1904

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 to continue renting the Henderson Tract for the 1905 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay Henderson Farm Rent for the 1906 Fiscal Year
July 3, 1905

William A. Mercer requests authority to pay $400 to continue renting the Henderson Tract for the 1906 fiscal year.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Lease Alexander Farm in 1906
January 23, 1906

William A. Mercer forwards a lease of the farm belonging to Annie and Laura Alexander for use as a drill and athletic ground for the small boys as well as a play ground for the girls. Mercer notes that the farm has been paid for with the boys athletic fund for two quarters but that the fund can...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Pay for Rent for Use of Alexander Farm for Remainder of 1906
July 3, 1906

William A. Mercer requests $400 for the rental of the Alexander Tract during the current year to use a playground for students of the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Description of a Visit to the Carlisle Indian School in 1906
August 19, 1906

The father of Matthew and Wendell Jones describes his visit to the Carlisle Indian School. He discusses the games many of the students played as well as the work that was being done on the school grounds.

Also included is a letter from the widow of Wendell Jones noting that she had made a...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society
Additional Receipts of Individual Student Accounts
February 16, 1907

William A. Mercer forwards additional receipts for accounts of individual students of individual Indian moneys not included in cash papers previously sent. Also included are receipts for disbursements from the emergency account as well as documenting other emergency account disbursements for...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Christmas Festivities 1908
December 29, 1908 - September 26, 1910

These materials include correspondence regarding the Christmas festivities of 1908. The festivities included a lantern slide and moving picture film presentation of Hiawatha, various receptions, tree decorating, and entertainment.

Also included is a financial authority request...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Independence Day Program, 1909
July 15, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a copy of the Indepdence Day Program for the Indian School for 1909. The festivities included athletic activites, fireworks, a patriotic salute, and songs. The program was forwarded to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs by Carlisle's superintendent.

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Draft of 30th Annual Report of the Carlisle Indian School
July 31, 1909 - August 6, 1909

These materials include correspondence and a draft of Superintendent Friedman's 30th Annual Report for the Carlisle Indian School, reflecting the period ending July 31, 1909. Friedman forwarded the draft to a Bureau official, along with information on how to have news published in Carlisle's...

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Programs printed by Carlisle Indian School Printing Department
October 28 - December 22, 1911

Carlisle Superintendent Moses Friedman transmits several programs from the school: "Annual Reception of the Young Men's and Young Women's Christian Association,"  "Thanksgiving Service," two copies of "School Entertainment," "World's Temperance Sunday," and "Special Program by the Mercer...

Format: Books and Pamphlets, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Film Screening of Cabiria for Students
November 28, 1914 - December 26, 1914

These materials include correspondence regarding a solicitation from the Metropolitan Booking Offices regarding a screening of Cabiria at the Carlisle Indian School. The offer was viewed favorably by Carlisle's superintendent and the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, depending on its cost...

Format: Legal and Government Documents
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
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