The History Department, the Center for Digital Research in the
Humanities (CDRH), and University Archives & Special Collections at
the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) propose to collaborate with
the Genoa U.S. Indian School Foundation and National Archives
branches in Kansas City and Denver to digitize, describe, and make
accessible materials related to the Genoa U.S. Indian Industrial
School, one of the largest U.S. Indian boarding schools, which was in
operation from 1884 to 1934. We will process approximately 10500
pages (or 3368 items) of student case files, admittance forms,
correspondence, censuses, administrative and health reports,
photographs, artwork, ephemera, artifacts, and a student newspaper
held by the National Archives and by the Genoa U.S. Indian School
Foundation. Our project will make these hidden records accessible to
the families of Indian people who attended the school, researchers
who study the Indian boarding schools, and the general public.