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Bill Submitted against a Printer at the Carlisle Indian School
August 20, 1908

Chief Clerk of the Department of the Interior F. M. Conser informs the Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School that W. A. Adams sent him a $5 bill against K. W. Baker, a former printer at the school. The Chief Clerk informs the Superintendent that, because Adams is no longer employed by the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommendation for Dining Room Matron
August 24, 1908

Clara Marshbank of the Young Women's Christian Association recommends "a good woman" to fill the Dining Room Matron vacancy at the Carlisle Indian School, but Chief Clerk Frank Conser informs Marshbank that the vacancy is only open to women who have passed the Civil Service exam.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Authority to Change Position in Native Indian Art
August 29, 1908

Assistant Secretary of the Interior authorizes the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to abolish the position of Assistant Instructor in Native Indian Art and establish the position of Indian Assistant at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Hire a Dining Room Assistant Matron
November 27 - December 1, 1908

Superintendent Moses Friedman informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Assistant Seamstress Susan Zeamer is temporarily serving as the Dining Room Assistant Matron and requests that the Commissioner fill this position so that Zeamer can return to her normal position.

Chief of the...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Discussion of Guy Cooley and Messenger Position Vacancy
February 24, 1909 - April 5, 1909

This material includes correspondence between Superintendent Moses Friedman and Commisioner of Indian Affairs R. G. Valentine concerning the messenger vacancy that former student Guy Cooley left beind, as well as some unsettled financial matters pertaining to Cooley. 

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Proposal to Change Appointment Procedures
April 4, 1909

These materials include a letter from Acting Commissioner of Indian Affairs Robert Valentine to Carlisle's Superintendent, Moses Friedman, proposing a change to how employment appointments are made for the Carlisle Indian School. Valentine suggested bringing Carlisle's appointment policies in...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Dispute over Gardener's Salary
May 11 - July 21, 1909

Carlisle Gardener Reinholt H. Hoffman writes to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs because he was tasked with working as a temporary agricultural teacher but only received a gardener's salary. Superintendent Moses Friedman argues that Hoffman should not receive a higher salary since he did not...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Anonymous Complaint Against School Farmer
July 9, 1909

These materials include an anonymous letter, most likely written by a group of students, complaining about a recently hired farmer at the Carlisle Indian School and requesting an investigation. The letter specifically complains against his sanitation practices and tobacco usage.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personal Controversy Between Siceni J. Nori and Jennie L. Gaither
August 11, 1909 - October 28, 1909

These materials include correspondence regarding a personal controversy between two Carlisle Indian School employees, Clerk Siceni J. Nori and Matron Jennie L. Gaither. Some of the earlier pieces of correspondence are not included in the folder at the National Archives, but the conflict seems to...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Civil Service Exam for Commandant of Cadets
February 19 - March 17, 1910

Education Division Chief J. H. Dortch tells Carlisle Indian School Superintendent Moses Friedman what subjects that Commandant of Cadets candidates will be tested on and asks if he has any suggestions. Civil Service Commission President John  C. Black sends a draft of a newspaper announcement...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of Nellie Robertson Denny, Clerk and Outing Manager
June 11, 1910 - May 1, 1918

Personnel file of Nellie Robertson Denny, who served as the Clerk of the Carlisle Indian School from 1900 to 1912 and from 1914 to 1918. She also served as Outing Manager for the Carlisle Indian School from 1908 to 1912. Robertson Denny was a graduate of Carlisle's class of 1890, and was married...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of Wallace Denny, Assistant Disciplinarian
June 11, 1910 - September 2, 1918

Personnel file of Wallace Denny, who served as Assistant Disciplinarian of the Carlisle Indian School from sometime before 1910 until 1918. Denny was a member of Carlisle's class of 1906, and was married to Nellie Robertson Denny.

The file contains quarterly employee reports, letters of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Photographs, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Request to Publish Indian Service Roster
October 7, 1910

These materials include correspondence and a number of excerpted pages from the Red Man magazine. Superintendent Moses Friedman requested a current employee roster for publication in the school's magazine, and sent samples of previous publications of the same list. A note on the letter...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Newspapers and Magazines
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
School Employee Staff Transfers, Increases, and Promotions
February 20, 1911

These materials include a report and handwritten notes regarding Charles F. Peirce's recommendations for school employee transfers, increases, and promotions at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Changes to Staff Salaries and Organization, 1912
January 15 - August 31, 1912

These materials include correspondence, an excerpt from an inspection report, and memoranda concerning staff organization and salary changes at the Carlisle Indian School. After an inspection by Charles F. Peirce, the salaries of certain employees were frozen and readjusted, and the...

Format: Financial Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Resignation of Georgie H. Kelly and Edith W. Kinkead
February 19, 1913

Superintendent Moses Friedman informs the Commissioner of Indian Affairs that Georgie H. Kelly and Edith W Kinkead have resigned. He recommends that, in the future, employees who will stay at the school on a more permanent basis be hired.

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Payroll Approval and Abolishment of Musical Director Position, 1914
February 28, 1914 - June 19, 1914

These materials include correspondence on two separate topics. In the first series, Supervisor Oscar Hiram Lipps inquires whether the February payroll submitted by his predecessor, Superintendent Moses Friedman, should be paid. In the second series, Representative Charles E. Patton inquires into...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Employee Requests for Raises and Housing Allowances, 1914
March 14, 1914 - July 17, 1914

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...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Correspondence Regarding 1914 Congressional Investigation
May 4, 1914 - October 25, 1918

These materials include correspondence and legal documents regarding the 1914 internal and Congressional investigations into Superintendent Moses Friedman and Chief Clerk Siceni J. Nori of the Carlisle Indian School. Included is copied and original correspondence regarding the resignation of...

Format: Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Recommended Changes to School Policies and Staff
March 8, 1915 - May 11, 1915

These materials include numerous suggestions from Oscar Hiram Lipps and Dennison Wheelock regarding changes that should be made to policy and staff at the Carlisle Indian School. Lipps' suggestions focus on disciplinary measures, the end of preferential treatment for athletes, and staff changes...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
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
Discipline Inspection Report of H. B. Peairs for May 1915
May 20-29, 1915

These materials include a report and correspondence regarding H. B. Peairs' investigation of discipline at the Carlisle Indian School in May, 1915. The report notes numerous improvements that were made and should be pursued. Superintendent Oscar Hiram Lipps addresses the report's recommendations...

Format: Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Application for Assistant Football Coach
March 1-28, 1917

Former student Elmer E. Busch applies to be the assistant football coach at Carlisle. Assistant Commissioner of Indian Affairs E. B. Meritt forwards Busch's application to Carlisle. Carlisle Superintendent O. H. Lipps denies Busch's application, stating that Busch is a former student and was...

Format: Letters/Correspondence
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration
Personnel File of Oscar Hiram Lipps, Supervisor in Charge and Superintendent
- March 5, 1990

Personnel file of Oscar Hiram Lipps, who served as Superintendent of the Carlisle Indian School from July 1, 1915 to March 31, 1917. Lipps also was temporarily the Supervisor in Charge of the Carlisle Indian School from February 1914 to June 1915, after Moses Friedman was suspended from duty....

Format: Financial Documents, Legal and Government Documents, Letters/Correspondence, Reports
Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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