Bonser, Orrell: Student Files

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Samuel Saunooke Student File

Student file of Samuel Saunooke, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee, who entered the school on September 17, 1899, and ultimately departed on September 30, 1907. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains newspaper clippings, student information cards, a returned student survey, letters/correspondence, and a report after leaving.

The file indicates that Saunooke played on the football team in 1905, was a locomotive car builder for the Altoona Locomotive Works in 1910, 1911, 1912, living in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1913, a locomotive car builder for the Altoona Locomotive Works in 1914, farming in Whittier, North Carolina in 1916, working in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1916, and working in a cabinet works in Detroit, Michigan in 1916.

Note: in the file the student is identified as Samuel Saunook, Samuel Sanook and Samuel Saunooka.

Note: Saunooke married student Pearl Bonser. 

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Orrell Bonser Student File

Student file of Orrell Bonser, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 30, 1912 and departed on October 16, 1915. The file contains a student information card, an application for enrollment, an outing record, a financial transaction, outing evaluations, and letters/correspondence. The file indicates that Bonser was living in Knoxville, Tennessee in 1915.

Note: A document of Orrell Bonser's was originally found in the folder of another student; Wilson Wyly, NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 144_folder 5609.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Orrell Bonser Student Information Card

Student information card of Orrell Bonser, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 30, 1912 and departed on October 16, 1915. The file indicates Bonser was living in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Orrell Bonser Progress Card

Progress card of Orrell Bonser, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 30, 1912.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Wilson Wyly Student File

Student file of Wilson Wyly, a member of the Cherokee Nation, who entered the school on January 4, 1915 and departed on May 26, 1917. The file contains student information cards, an application for enrollment, financial transactions,  certificates of promotion, and correspondence.

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, Mary Welch. That document has now been included with the Mary Welch file: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 143_folder 5604.

Note: At the time of scanning at the U.S. National Archives, documents in this student file seemed to relate to a different student, Orrel Bonser. Those documents have now been included with the Orrel Bonser file: NARA_RG 75_Series 1327_box 103_folder 4429.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration