Rufus Youngbird Student File

Student file of Rufus Youngbird, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, who entered the school on July 6, 1903, and ultimately departed on May 9, 1913. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, newspaper clippings, former student response postcards, outing records, medical/physical records, correspondence, souvenir postcards from cities like Philadelphia and Trenton, a progress/conduct card, a returned student survey, applications for enrollment, and a report after leaving.

The file indicates Youngbird was working as a chauffeur in Morrisville, Pennsylvania in 1911, as a machinist in Trenton, New Jersey in 1911, as a chauffeur in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1912 and 1913, and was working in Merion, Pennsylvania in 1916.

In school documentation Rufus Youngbird is also known as Rufus Young.


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RG 75, Series 1327, box 5, folder 226
Rufus Youngbird Student File