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Rapid City Indian School Records, 1897 - 1933

 Series — Reel: MF 6687-6716
Identifier: ACC 2005-040:

Scope and Contents

This series consists of records of enrollment; records of arrivals and departures of students; employee records; correspondence to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Indian agents, and special agents; superintendent’s subject correspondence; and decimal correspondence.

Record of Enrollment

  1. MF 6687 -- Record of Enrollment, FY 1928 – FY 1932, Fox
  2. MF 6688 -- Record of Enrollment, FY 1932, Galligo – Zephier

Letters and Reports sent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs

  1. MF 6689 -- Letters and Reports sent to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, 1917–1920

Correspondence with the Office of Indian Affairs, Indian Agents, and Special Agents

  1. MF 6690 -- Correspondence, 1913–1914
  2. MF 6691 -- Correspondence, 1914–1915
  3. MF 6692 -- Correspondence, 1915-1916
  4. MF 6693 -- Correspondence, 1916–1918
  5. MF 6694 -- Correspondence, 1918–1925
  6. MF 6695 -- Correspondence, 1925–1928
  7. MF 6696 -- Correspondence, 1928–1931

Superintendent’s Subject Correspondence, 1909-1925

  1. MF 6696 -- General and Statistical – Justice
  2. MF 6697 -- Monthly Weather Reports (1921-1925) – Administration and Control: Correspondence with other Agents and Officials (ending with Stevens, Carl – Supervisor)
  3. MF 6698 -- Administration and Control: Correspondence with other Agents and Officials (Stevens, Carl – Supervisor) – Buildings and Equipment (Sewer System, 1912)
  4. MF 6699 -- Buildings and Equipment (Sewer System, 1912) – Supplies and Stock (Miscellaneous Supplies)
  5. MF 6700 -- Supplies and Stock (Miscellaneous Supplies) – Offices and Employees (Efficiency Reports, 1909-1911)
  6. MF 6701 -- Offices and Employees (Efficiency Reports, 1911-1918)
  7. MF 6702 -- Offices & Employees (Efficiency Reports, 1918-1923) - Education (Administration)
  8. MF 6703 -- Education (Administration) – Correspondence (individuals by file number)
  9. MF 6704 -- Correspondence (individuals by file number) – Curriculum, 1909-1918
  10. MF 6705 -- Curriculum, 1909-1918 – Religious Training, 1923-1925
  11. MF 6706 -- Religious Training, 1925 – Health and Social Relations, hospital reports
  12. MF 6707 -- Health and Social Relations, hospital reports – Industries and Employment, horses
  13. MF 6708 -- Industries and Employment, pigs

Decimal Correspondence, 1903-1933

  1. MF 6708 -- 051 Annual Report (1927)
  2. MF 6709 -- 051 Annual Reports (1927) – 102 Memoranda (1928)
  3. MF 6710 -- 102 Memoranda (1928) – 700 Health and Social Relations (1931)
  4. MF 6711 -- 700 Health and Social Relations (1931) – 820.0 Quarterly Reports (1911)
  5. MF 6712 -- 820.0 Quarterly Reports (1912) – 820.2 Enrollment and Attendance (1909)
  6. MF 6713 -- 820.2 Enrollment and Attendance (1909-1918)
  7. MF 6714 -- 820.2 Enrollment and Attendance (1918-1922)
  8. MF 6715 -- 820.2 Enrollment and Attendance (1922-1930)
  9. MF 6716 -- 820.2 Enrollment and Attendance (1930-1933)

Dates

  • 1897 - 1933

Administrative History

The Rapid City Indian School was one of 28 off-reservation boarding schools built and operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The school existed from 1898-1933 to serve Indian children of the Northern plains—including Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, Shoshone, Arapaho, Crow, and Flathead. The buildings were later used to house the Sioux Sanatorium, an institution established to treat Indians with tuberculosis.

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet (30 microfilm reels)

Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological except for the decimal correspondence which is arranged according to the local modification of the Office of Indian Affairs field service subject decimal code of December 11, 1925.

Location of Originals

These records are housed at the National Archives, Central Plains Region, in Kansas City, Missouri and were microfilmed by the South Dakota State Archives in 2005 as part of the Indian Archives Project. Copies of this film may be purchased from the State Archives. Original microfilm (30 reels) stored at Records Management.

Repository Details

Part of the South Dakota State Archives Repository

Contact:
900 Governors Dr
Pierre South Dakota 57501 USA
605-773-3804
605-773-6041 (Fax)