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Forest Grove Indian Training School Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-27

Scope and Contents

Chiefly research notes and copies of material housed at other institutions. Three early items are present: 1. The Indian Citizen. Forest Grove: 1884. Vol. 1:1. 2. Pacific University Trustees autograph letter regarding the location of the school. Forest Grove: 1884. Contemporary copy in manuscript. 3. Typed transcripts of correspondence between Forest Grove Indian Training School alumnus, Henry Sicade, and Sam T. Walker, regarding memories of the school. Also contains copies of Pacific University student papers, newspaper clippings, published writings about the school, and related materials.


  • 1884-2011

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Pacific University owns the copyright to some, but not all, of the materials housed in its archives. Copyright for materials authored or otherwise produced as official business of Pacific University is retained by Pacific University and requires its permission for publication. Copyright status for other collection materials varies. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Historical Note

The Indian Training School at Forest Grove, Oregon was established in 1880 as an 'off reservation' boarding school. It served the Pacific Northwest with students coming from Oregon and the territories of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Studies included various academic disciplines, plus industrial training (farming, blacksmithing, shoemaking, carpentry, for example) for the boys and housekeeping skills for the girls.

The school closed its Forest Grove campus in 1885 and moved to Salem, Oregon where it operates today as Chemawa Indian School.


0.5 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



An artificial collection of materials about the Indian Training School at Forest Grove, Oregon.
Guide to the Forest Grove Indian Training School Collection
Eva Guggemos and Linda Morton-Keithley
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.
Sponsored by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission

Repository Details

Part of the Pacific University Archives Repository

2043 College Way
Forest Grove OR 97116 United States