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Sylvester Long Progress Card

Progress card of Sylvester Long, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on August 25, 1909.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sylvester Long Student File

Student file of Sylvester Long, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on August 28, 1909, and departed on October 10, 1913. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, financial transactions, a former student response postcard, letters/correspondence, medical/physical records, news clippings, an outing record, a progress/conduct card, progress/conduct cards from Dickinson College Preparatory School (Conway Hall), a report after leaving, trade/position record cards, and photographs. The file indicates that after graduating Long went to Saint John's Military Academy and graduated in 1915. During his time at the academy he wrote to President Woodrow Wilson requesting a presidential appointment to West Point, which President Wilson granted him. However, Sylvester opted not to go and ended up as a Lieutenant in Princess "Pat's" Regiment fighting in World War I. The latest record in the file indicates that he was wounded somewhere in France in 1917.

Note: In the file the student is identified as Sylvester Long, Sylvester Long-Lance, Sylvester Chahuska Long, and Sylvester Clark Long.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Sylvester Long Student Information Card

Student information card of Sylvester Long, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on August 28, 1909 and departed in 1913. The card indicates that Long graduated in September of 1912 and went on to attend St. Johns Military Academy in Manlius, New York. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration