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Chilocco Indian School photograph collection

Call Number: RH PH 122


Chilocco Indian School opened in Oklahoma Territory, also known as Indian Territory, in 1884. Federally operated like the Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas, the Chilocco boarding school emphasized agricultural training for Native American students, rather than trades. The school closed in 1980. This collection includes photographs of students' school activities, dating from approximately the 1910s. Most of the photographs are posed portraits; most of the students and children appearing in the images are in European dress. Names are included when individuals have been identified on the prints.


  • Creation: approximately 1910-1920


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


.5 linear foot (83 photographs in 1 document case)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

RH PH 122

Guide to the Chilocco Indian School Collection
Chilocco Indian School photograph collection
Finding aid prepared by rw, 2008. Finding aid encoded by rw, 2008. Finding aid revised by dsw, 2020; mwh, 2023.
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Chilocco Indian School photographs, RH PH 122, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States