Kohpay, Harry: Student Files

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Harry Kohpay (Wah-she-wah-hah) Student File

Student file of Harry Kohpay (Wah-she-wah-hah), a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1882, graduated in 1891, and ultimately departed on June 13, 1895. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, news clippings, returned student surveys, a report after leaving, and letters/correspondence.

The file indicates Kohpay attended the Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1893 and 1894, was assistant clerk at the Carlisle Indian School in 1894, assistant clerk at the agency and secretary of the Osage National Council or Business Committee in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1909, and was appointed as Governor of the Osage Nation in 1912.

Note: At the time of scanning at the U.S. National Archives, several documents in this student file seemed to relate to a different student, Harry Kohpay. Those documents have now been included with the Harry Kohpay file: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 147_folder 5669.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Harry Kohpay Student Information Card

Student information card of Harry Kohpay, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on June 9, 1888 and departed on June 13, 1895. The information card indicates that Kohpay graduated in 1891, studied tailoring, and was living in Pawhuska, Oklahoma in 1913. 

Note: Other records show that Kohpay originally enrolled at the school on June 9, 1882. This card reflects his re-enrollment. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

James Holstein Student File

Student file of James Holstein, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 8, 1911 and ultimately graduated in 1918, departing on June 8, 1918. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, applications for enrollment, physical records, an outing record, letters/correspondence, financial transactions, an outing evaluation, a certificate of transfer, and a certificate of promotion. The files indicate that after graduating, Holstein worked at a shipyard in Hog Island, Pennsylvania. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Elsie Kohpay Student File

Student file of Elsie Kohpay, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on October 18, 1912, and departed on June 1, 1915. The file contains a student information card, applications for enrollment, physical records, correspondence related to financial transactions and Kohpay's enrollment at the school, and a financial aid form.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Elsie Kohpay Student Information Card

Student information card of Elsie Kohpay, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on October 18, 1912 and ultimately departed on June 1, 1915.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Virgil Simpkins Student File

Student file of Virgil Simpkins, a member of the Osage Nation, who entered the school on September 4, 1917. No final departure date is given. The file contains a student information card, a certificate of promotion, financial transactions, an application for enrollment, and letters/correspondence.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration