Wise, J. R.: Student Files

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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 letters/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.

Note: Roberston 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.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

George W. Bent Student File

Student file of George W. Bent, a member of the Cheyenne Nation, who entered the school on September 8, 1895, and departed on March 4, 1896.  The file contains a student information card, a position card, former student response postcards, a returned student survey, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a report after leaving indicating that he was living in both South Dakota and Nebraska between 1910 and 1915, working as an Indian school disciplinarian, forest guard, and bankmaster.

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, Alva Blanchard Christian. That document has now been included with the Alva Blanchard Christian file: NARA_Series 1327_box 6_folder 234.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Foster Otto Student File

Student file of Foster Otto, a member of the Ottawa Nation, who entered the school on September 16, 1908, and departed on March 15, 1909.  The file contains a student information card, an application for admission, news clippings, a physical record, correspondence related to enrolling at Haskell Indian School and applying to a position at Ford Motor Company, a returned student survey, a position card, a progress card, and a report after leaving indicating that Otto was working as a tailoring instructor in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1911.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Daniel Needham Student File

Student file of Daniel Needham, a member of the Chippewa Nation, who entered the school on September 27, 1911, and ultimately departed on February 5, 1915. The student did not attend the school continuously, but left and reentered. The file contains student information cards, letters/correspondence, financial transactions, medical/physical records, applications for enrollment, outing records, and outing evaluations. The file indicates that Needham worked on outing at the St. Charles Place Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1914 and was attending the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas in 1915 and 1916.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Isaac Bettelyoun Student File

Student file of Isaac Bettelyoun, a member of the Sioux Nation, who entered the school on October 28, 1915 and departed on March 6, 1916. The file contains student information cards, a trade/position record card, and correspondence. The file indicates that Bettelyoun attended the Chilocco Indian School and Haskell Indian School and was living in Martin, South Dakota in 1916.

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration