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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Indian Student Placement Program (1954-1996)

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: approximately 1954-1996

Administrative History

The Indian Student Placement Program (approximately 1954-1996) was an effort by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to improve Native American Education.

The program was established by church leaders in 1954. Spencer W. Kimball was the main contributor. The program attempted to improve Native American education by placing Native American students in non-Native American households during the school year. Enrolled students could return home during breaks, but they remained with their placement families during the school year and attended local high schools. The Indian Student Placement Program aimed to promote higher education and successful careers among future generations of Native Americans. Although the program operated for many years, it eventually came under criticism and was disbanded by approximately 1996.

Citation

BYU Continuing Education website, via WWW, Nov. 14, 2018 (est. in 1954 by church leaders; Spencer W. Kimball contributed greatly to the program; attempted to promote higher education and successful careers among future generations of Native Americans)

Indian Country Today website, via WWW, Nov. 16, 2018 (Indian Student Placement Program placed Native American students in non-Native American households during the school year; enrolled students could return home during breaks but remained with their placement families during the school year and attended local high schools with non-Native American students; eventually came under criticism and was disbanded by approximately 1996)

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Belinda Boone letters

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 1536
Scope and Contents Two handwritten and signed letters by Belinda Boone in Tuba City, Arizona addressed to her son Arkee L. Boone in Richfield, Utah in 1953. In these letters Boone reminds her son to be thankful to the family that took him in to help him get an education, to study hard, and to stay with the Mormon Church.
Dates: 1953

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 1, 1972-1974

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents note Alphabetical files for 1972. Chronological files for 1972. Alphabetical files for 1974.
Dates: Other: 1972-1974

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 2, 1973

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents note Alphabetical correspondence files, A-Y (except Q, U, X).
Dates: Other: 1973

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 3, 1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 5

Correspondence: chronological and alphabetical 4, 1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 7
Scope and Contents note Alphabetical correspondence files, A-Y (except Q, W).
Dates: Other: 1976

Correspondence: incoming 1, 1974

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Incoming correspondence files for the year, January-December.
Dates: Other: 1974

Correspondence: incoming 2, 1973

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 4
Scope and Contents note Incoming correspondence files for the year, January-December.
Dates: Other: 1973

Correspondence: incoming 3, 1975

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 6
Scope and Contents note Incoming correspondence files for the year, January-December.
Dates: Other: 1975

Correspondence: incoming 4, 1976

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 3 Sub-Series 8

General missionary files, 1964-1974

 Sub-Series
Identifier: UA 623 Series 4 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents note Indian education ideas, reports and papers on peyotism, fimlstrip scripts, talk notebook, travel schedules, Zone Conference and Mission Presidency meeting materials, Lamanite Programs materials, correspondence, missionary ideas, mission addresses, papers from a Professional Development workshop, suggestions for married coupls, Lamanite Priesthood Conference materials, missionary reunion papers, history of the Southwest Indian Mission, etc.
Dates: Other: 1964-1974