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Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma) Collection:
An Inventory of the Collection, 1963-1996, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library
The Chilocco Indian Boarding School in Chilocco, Oklahoma closed its doors in 1980 after 96 years of providing service in vocational education and training to Native Americans from across the U.S. Not only did the campus provide buildings with class rooms but also dormitories for boys and girls.
The collection includes the original Chilocco Indian Boarding School's student rosters for the years 1968-1975. It provides such information as student names, grade level, sex, birth date, tribe, name of guardian or parent, community address, and agency. Also includes a 1963 Baccalaureate and Commencement Program, news clippings concerning the history of the school, and a list of former school employees.
Please note: Two agencies, the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) have the largest and most complete holdings on Chilocco Indian Schools. This includes student records.
OHS can be contacted at 405-522-5225 and has information at http://www.okhistory.org/
NARA can be contacted at 1-866-272-6272 and has information at Nara's website
Open for research.
Some archival collections may be housed in storage outside of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library building. Requests to retrieve such materials may take up to 10 business days to complete. Please contact our Reference Department to arrange retrieval.
Audio, video, and film recordings may not be immediately accessible due to format, condition, or copyright status. All items must be digitized prior to patron use. Because not all collections materials have been digitized, please contact the Reference Archivist at least 10 days prior to arrival in order to coordinate digitization. Though we can digitize much of our holdings within two weeks, some media may be fragile and require specialized digitization outsourcing, which can take up to three months for completion.
Copyright is retained by either the archives or the creators and authors of items in this collection, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law.
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Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma) Collection, 1963-1996, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
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Processed by: Abel Ramirez, September 2002