1880: Student Files

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John Menual Chaves Student File

Student file of John Menual Chaves (Rays of the Rising Sun), a member of the Pueblo Nation, entered the school on July 31, 1880 and ultimately departed on June 22, 1886. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, letters/correspondence, former student response postcards, reports after leaving, and returned student surveys that indicate Chaves was occupied as a farmer and stock raiser.

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, John Chaves. Those documents have now been included with the John Chaves file: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 129_folder 5122.

Note: In a letter in the file, Chaves notes that while at school he was known as John Menual, but that he now goes by John M. Chaves.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mary Perry Student File

Student file of Mary Perry, a member of the Pueblo (Laguna) Nation, who entered the school on July 31, 1880, and ultimately departed on June 28, 1886. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, former student response postcards, a photograph, a returned student survey, and a report after leaving indicating Perry was a housekeeper in Casa Blanca, New Mexico in 1910 and 1911 and a housewife living in Casa Blanca, New Mexico in 1913. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Benjamin M. Thomas Student File

Student file of Benjamin M. Thomas, a member of the Pueblo Nation, who entered the school on July 31, 1880 and ultimately departed on September 17, 1890. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards and a report after leaving. The file indicates Thomas was a rancher in Laguna, New Mexico in 1907 and a rancher in Bibo, New Mexico in 1911.

Note: In the file the student is referred to as Benjamin M. Thomas and Bennie Thomas.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration