Welch, John: Student Files

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Betty Welch Student Information Card

Student information card of Betty (here Bettie) Welch, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on January 9, 1894 and departed on September 21, 1905. The file indicates that Welch graduated in 1905, married a Mr. Smith, and was living in Cherokee, North Carolina in 1915.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Betty Welch Student Information Card

Student information card of Betty Welch, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on January 9, 1894, graduated in 1905, and departed on September 21, 1905.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mollie Welsh Student Information Cards

Student information cards of Mollie Welsh, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on January 9, 1894, graduated in 1903, and ultimately departed on May 12, 1904.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James M. Welch Student File

Student file of James M. Welch, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 11, 1908 and ultimately departed on June 8, 1915. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, financial transactions, letters/correspondence, medical/physical records, outing records, a progress/conduct card, outing evaluations, a news clipping, a report after leaving, and an application for enrollment.

The file indicates Welch was working on a farm in Spooner, Wisconsin and was a student at the State Agriculture College (University of Wisconsin) in Madison, Wisconsin in 1915, was a bugler in Co. D 6th Wisconsin Infantry at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin 1917, was a member of the 107 2nd Co. Mounted Military Police at Camp McArthur in Waco, Texas in 1917, and ultimately served in France during World War I.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James M. Welch Student Information Card

Student information card of James M. Welch, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 11, 1908 and ultimately departed on June 8, 1915. The file indicates Welch was a member of the 2nd Co. Mounted Military Police stationed at Camp MacArthur in Waco, Texas in 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Gustave Welch Student File

Student file of Gustave Welch, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 22, 1908, graduated in 1912, and ultimately departed on August 5, 1915. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, news clippings, photographs, an outing record, Conway Hall progress reports, financial transactions, a trade/position record card, an application for enrollment, a progress/conduct card, and letters/correspondence.

The file indicates Welch was the caption of the 1913 Carlisle football team, an assistant football coach at the school in 1915, was attending the Dickinson Law School in 1916 and 1917, and enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at the Officers Reserve Training Camp in the 10th Company at Fort Niagara, New York in 1917 eventually becoming a caption in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Gustave Welch Student Information Card

Student information card of Gustave Welch, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 22, 1908 and ultimately departed on June 16, 1913. The file indicates that Welch graduated in 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John Welch Student File

Student file of John Welch, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on October 12, 1909, and ultimately departed on January 14, 1918. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, medical/physical records, applications for enrollment, outing evaluations, financial transactions, a federal financial aid form, a progress/conduct card, a trade/position record card, an outing record, and correspondence surrounding his training and service in a naval corps during World War I. The file indicates Welch was stationed at the U.S. Naval training station at Norfolk, Virginia in 1917, on the USS Zuiderdijk in 1918, and was on furlough in Cherokee, North Carolina in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John Welch Student Information Card

Student information card of John Welch, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on October 12, 1909 and ultimately departed on January 14, 1918. The file indicates Welch enlisted in the United States Navy upon departing from Carlisle.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

John Welch Progress Card

Progress card of John Welch, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on October 14, 1909.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Welch Student File

Student file of Mary Welch, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on April 29, 1910, graduated in 1917, and departed on August 16, 1917. The file includes student information cards, correspondence, financial transactions, a medical/physical record, outing evaluations, certificates of promotion, a federal financial aid form, financial transactions, and outing records. The file indicates that Welch began working as a seamstress at the Klamath School in Oregon in 1917.

Note: A document of Mary Welch's was originally found in the folder of another student; Wilson Wyly, NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 144_folder 5609.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Hettie Feather Student File

Student file of Hettie Feather, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on January 23, 1913. No final departure date is given. The file contains student information cards, outing evaluations, an application for enrollment, outing records, certificates of promotion, financial transactions, and letters/correspondence.

Note: In the file the student is also referred to as Hattie Feather and Hetty Feather.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Isaac Longshore Student File

Student file of Isaac Longshore, a member of the Sac & Fox Nation, who entered the school on January 8, 1914 and ultimately departed on December 20, 1916. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a trade/position record card, an application for enrollment, medical/physical records, financial transactions, an outing evaluation, an outing record, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates Longshore was living in Sparks, Oklahoma in 1916 and 1917.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

William King Student File

Student file of William King, a member of the Oneida Nation, who entered the school on December 3, 1916 and departed on January 14, 1918. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, letters and correspondence regarding outings, finances, and his life after leaving the school. A letter, dated January 24, 1918, indicates he had joined the Navy. The letter also includes information about his fellow students stationed at the same training camp. A news clipping from 1918, announcing that King died in a Virginia hospital, indicates that he was "the first student of the Carlisle Indian School to enlist in service after the United States declared war."

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration