Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma) Collection:

An Inventory of the the Collection, 1963-1996, at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library

Descriptive Summary

Creator Chilocco Indian School
Title: Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma) Collection,
Dates: 1963-1996
Abstract: Memorabilia and records from the Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma.
Collection # S 1501.1
Quantity: 1 box (0.2 linear feet)
Language English.
Repository Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University

Biographical Sketch

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.

Scope and Contents

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

NARA can be contacted at 1-866-272-6272 and has information at Nara's website


Access Restrictions

Open for research

Index Terms

The subject headings used by the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library are derived from the Library of Congress and/or locally developed.
Subjects (Organizations)
Chilocco Indian School
Chilocco (Okla.)
Off-reservation boarding schools--Oklahoma--Chilocco
Indians of North America--Education
Indians of North America--Education (Secondary)
Indians of North America--Education (Primary)
Boarding schools--Oklahoma--Chilocco
Vocational school students--Oklahoma--Chilocco

Related Material

For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:

  • Arlie Willis Papers, 1862-2002 and undated
  • Indian Schools Collection, 1929-1945
  • Chilocco Indian School [microfilm] collection, 1940-1996

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma) Collection, 1963-1996, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

Gift, 2002

Processed by

Abel Ramirez, September 2002


Chilocco Indian Agricultural School Yearbooks, 1957-1971.

Chilocco Indian School Journal,Vol. 58, 1958-1959.

Collection Inventory



box folder
1 1 Student Rosters, 1968-1975
2 The Chickasaw Times Newspaper, 1993
3 Commencement Program, 1963
4 Former Chilocco School Employees, undated
5 News Clippings, 1980-1996
6 Microfilmed Collection Information, 2002