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Richard Eugene Holmes Student File

Student File of Richard Eugene Holmes, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on March 17, 1909 and departed on January 23, 1911. The file contains a progress/conduct card, an application for enrollment, a student information card, a medical/physical record, a returned student survey, and correspondence.

On the returned student survey, Holmes indicates that he is living in Odanah, Wisconsin with his wife Stella Dennis and is in the theatrical business. Holmes provides a description of his work on the vaudeville circuits by saying "it consists of four High Class songs, and the Chippewa War Dance." Further it shows the how the Indian lived "and the different superstitions that existed in the different departments of Indian Livelihood." Although he does not exaggerate the performance he is criticized and is sometimes not given work by his manager.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Richard Eugene Holmes Student Information Card

Student information card of Richard Eugene Holmes (here Richard Holmes), a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on March 17, 1909 and departed on January 23, 1911. The file indicates Holmes was living in Odanah, Wisconsin in 1913.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Richard Eugene Holmes Progress Card

Progress card of Richard Eugene (here Richard) Holmes, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on March 17, 1909.

Note: Although this card shows an arrival date of March 18, the admissions ledger and his file suggest that he actually arrived on March 17.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration