Jamison, Levi: Student Files

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Levi Jemison Student File

Student file of Levi Jemison, a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on November 8, 1913 and ultimately departed December 23, 1917. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains an application for enrollment, student information cards, financial transactions, medical and physical records, outing records, an outing evaluation, certificates of promotion, correspondence, and a federal aid form. According to the information provided, Jemison left from Norfolk, Virginia on a Merchant and Miners Transportation Steamship, which began to sink off the coast of Long Island. Jemison made if off the ship and was in Boston, Massachusetts in March 1918. The file also contains letters and correspondence regarding a land dispute on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation.

Note: In this file the student's name also appears as Levi Jamison.

Note: Some of Levi Jemison's documents were originally included in the file of another student, Abbie Jamison; NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 82_folder 3857.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Levi Jemison Student Information Card

Student information card of Levi Jemison (here Jamison), a member of the Seneca Nation, who entered the school on November 8, 1913 and ultimately departed on December 23, 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