Washington, Alex: Student Files

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Oscar Stephens Student File

Student file of Oscar Stephens, a member of the Wichita Nation, who entered the school on September 10, 1908 and ultimately departed on June 5, 1917. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, medical/physical records, applications for enrollment, letters, an outing evaluation, a progress/conduct card, a report after leaving, financial transactions, and a certificate of promotion. The file indicates that in the spring of 1917 Stephens joined the Army and was at Fort Riley, Kansas training with the 20th Cavalry.

Note: In the file the student is identified with the first name Oscar and the surnames Stephens, Stevens, Stephenson, Stephens Ross, Stevens Ross and Stephenson Ross.

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

William Washington Student File

Student file of William Washington, a member of the Shawnee Nation, who entered the school on January 14, 1914 and departed on September 30, 1914. The file contains student information cards, applications for enrollment, and letters and correspondence. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Alex Washington Student File

Student file of Alex Washington, a member of the Shawnee Nation, who entered the school on January 14, 1914 and departed on June 20, 1917. The file contains student information cards, applications for enrollment, financial transactions, letters, outing evaluations, certificates of promotion, and an outing record. The file indicates that he tried to join the Navy, but was rejected on account of his eyes.

Note: At the time of the scanning at the U.S. National Archives, several documents in this student file seemed to relate to a different student, Eli Washington. Those documents have now been included with the Eli Washington file: NARA_Series1327_box130_foler5151.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Alex Washington Student Information Card

Student information card of Alex Washington, a member of the Shawnee Nation, who entered the school on January 14, 1914 and departed on August 31, 1918. The file indicates Washington departed the Carlisle Indian School upon being drafted.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration