Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma) Collection:
An Inventory of the 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
Chilocco Indian School (Oklahoma) Collection, 1963-1996, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Abel Ramirez, September 2002