Indian School dormitory being used as a Pacific University boys' boarding house


Indian School dormitory being used as a Pacific University boys' boarding house


This image shows the building which had been used as a dormitory at the Forest Grove Indian School from 1880-1885 as it appeared in 1894, after the Indian School had moved away to Salem. By the time of this photograph in 1894, the building had been converted to housing for male students at Pacific University. As an historian of the university written a decade later recounted, 'One of the main buildings erected for the [Indian] school burned a short time before the removal [to Salem; this is referring to the Indian girls' dormitory, which burned down around 1885], and the other has been fitted up for a boys' dormitory and boarding house [for Pacific University students]. Here some of the young men have clubbed together, and thus boarded themselves for from a dollar and a quarter to a dollar and a half a week.' The historian cross-referenced this image from the Pacific University 1894 yearbook, 'The Heart of Oak,' where this image was first published. See: Eells, Myron, ed. 'A History of Tualatin Academy and Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1848-1902.' Typescript. (1904) p. 83-84. Pacific University Archives.

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The Heart of Oak (Pacific University Yearbook), 1894


Off-reservation boarding schools
Native American Studies
Chemawa Indian School


Forest Grove, Oregon




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Forest Grove Indian School Collection, Pacific University Archives


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