Benjamin Caswell Student File

Student file of Benjamin Caswell, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 9, 1889, graduated in 1892, and ultimately departed on June 10, 1895. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a trade/position record card, photographs, a financial transaction, news clippings, returned student surveys, former student response surveys, letters/correspondence, and a report after leaving.

The file indicates Caswell was the first captain of the Carlisle football team in 1892, attended the Dickinson College Prepatory School, was principal teacher in charge of the Cass Lake Indian School in Cass Lake, Minnesota in 1907, superintendent of the Cass Lake Indian School and Special Distribution Agent in Cass Lake, Minnesota in 1909, and overseer on timber matters in Cass Lake, Minnesota in 1912.

Note: Caswell married fellow student Leila Cornelius.

Note: At the time of scanning at the U.S. National Archives, a document in this student file seemed to relate to a different student, Benjamin F. Caswell. That document has now been included with the Benjamin F. Caswell file: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 123_folder_4941.

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RG 75, Series 1327, box 134, folder 5260
Benjamin Caswell Student File