Olivan Arch Student File

Student file of Olivan Arch, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, who entered the school on December 2, 1911 and ultimately departed on December 4, 1916. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The files contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, correspondence, medical/physical records, a federal financial aid form, financial transactions, progress/conduct cards, outing evaluations, a report after leaving, and outing records. The file indicates Arch left Carlisle to return to North Carolina in order to care for her brother, Ross Arch.

In school documentation Olivan Arch's name is also spelled Ollivan Arch.

Note: Students Jennie Arch, Johnson Arch, Olivan Arch, and Ross Arch were siblings. 


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National Archives and Records Administration
RG 75, Series 1327, box 108, folder 4545
Olivan Arch Student File