Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Indian Student Placement Program
- Existence: 1954 - 1996
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 29 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Contains project files, proposals, agreements, news clippings, correspondence, maps, budgets, minutes, etc.; files on alcoholism, educations, crafts, housing, various local tribes, Indian education and health, Kaibab and Kanosh projects, the Kellogg Foundation, the Lamanite Development Project, the Francis Mannie Poultry Project, and farm co-ops.
Contains check deposits, purchase receipts, budgets, hiring notices, miscellaneous receipts, Lamanite Program brochure statements, and Native American Studies brochures.
Contains office information, financial files, correspondence, missionary files, project files, personal files, and other miscellaneous materials associated with the collection.
Contains alphabetical files for 1972, chronological files for 1972, and alphabetical files for 1974.
Contains alphabetical correspondence files, A-Y (except Q, U, X).
Contains alphabetical correspondence files, A-Y.
Contains alphabetical correspondence files, A-Y (except Q, W).
Contains files on Welfare Service development, Christmas addresses, Indian housing, various Native American cultural topics, copies of articles submitted to the Indian News, LDS Seminary News, Amedian, etc. Also budget reports and proposal project files.
Contains office files, including finances, correspondence, Liberty Resources Foundation materials, economic development papers, project files on various Indian tribes (e.g., morality, improvement, education), San Juan Resource Development correspondence and memos, and seminar addresses.