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Eufaula Indian Boarding School (Oklahoma)

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History[edit | edit source]

The Eufaula Boarding School was originally established by the Episcopal Church in 1849 as the Asbury Mission Boarding School. This was done under contract with the Creek Indian Council. The original school burned in 1889.

The new facility was built in 1892 and was known as Eufaula High School and later as Eufaula Boarding School. It was co-educational until 1907, when it was made a school for girls.

The boys who had been attending Eufaula Boarding School were transferred to Nuyaka Boarding School in 1906

The administration of Eufaula Boarding School was taken over by the federal government in 1910.

In 1952, the girls of Eufaula Boarding School began attending the Eufaula Public Schools, and the facilities of the Boarding School began to be known as Eufaula Dormitory. A fire in 1962 destroyed an older building. In October 1970, Eufaula Dormitory was moved to new facilities about a quarter-mile from the old campus.

Records[edit | edit source]

Some records for Eufaula Boarding School are in the National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth), including student case files, 1925-1959.

Microfilm copies of ...Narrative and Statistical Reports... for the Eufala School, 1912-1936, are included in National Archives Microcopy M1011, Roll 35, available in the National Archives system and in the collections of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City (their microfilm number 1724253).

A census of the employees of Eufaula Boarding School in 1920 is part of the regular federal census for that year. The listing is at the end of the listing for Eufaula Township, McIntosh County, Oklahoma (Enumeration District 47, Sheet 24A).

A census of the employees and pupils of Eufaula Boarding School in 1930 is part of the regular federal census for that year. The listing is part of the listing for Eufaula City, McIntosh County, Oklahoma (Enumeration District #46-9, Sheet 7A).

An enrollment list for the 1949-1950 school year is available online. Microfilm copies of the enrollment lists for 1942-44 and 1949-50 are also available at the Family History Library on their microfilm roll number 1205529.

References[edit | edit source]

  • American Indians: A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, 1998.
  • Hill, Edward E. (comp.). Guide to Records in the National Archives of the United States Relating to American Indians. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, General Services Administration, 1981.
  • Preliminary Inventory No. 163: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Services. Available online
  • "Accompanying Pamphlet for Microcopy 1011", National Archives Microfilm Publications, Appendix.