Aaron, Wesley: Student Files

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Wesley Aaron Student File

Student file of Wesley Aaron, a member of the Stockbridge Nation, who entered the school on October 13, 1915 and departed on January 14, 1918. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, a medical/physical record, an outing record, a certificate of promotion, financial transactions, and letters/correspondence indicating that Aaron was serving as a seaman guard on the U.S.S. Richmond in 1918.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Wesley Aaron Student Information Card

Student information card of Wesley Aaron, a member of the Stockbridge Nation, who entered the school on October 15, 1915 and departed on January 14, 1918. The file indicates Aaron joined the United States Navy upon departing from Carlisle.

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