Nellie Robertson Student File

Student file of Nellie Robertson, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on November 6, 1880, graduated in 1890, and ultimately departed on July 2, 1896. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, a photograph, news clippings, a report after leaving, a financial transaction, and correspondence. The file indicates Robertson graduated from the West Chester Normal School in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1896, was a teacher for four years at the Carlisle Indian School, a clerk in the Carlisle Indian School in 1907, the outing manager at the Carlisle Indian School in 1911, and was still working at the school in 1918.

In school documentation Nellie Robertson is also known as Nellie V. Robertson. Her married name is Nellie Denny (Mrs. Wallace Denny), also spelled Nellie R. Denney and Nellie R. Denny.

Note: Robertson married fellow student Wallace Denny.

Note: Some of the documents in this file are administrative in nature, and do not fit into the pre-defined categories for document types.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 134, folder 5248
Nellie Robertson Student File