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Keller, Jean A. 1953-

Works: 3 works in 14 publications in 1 language and 1,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E97, 371.82997
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Most widely held works by Jean A Keller
Boarding school blues : revisiting American Indian educational experiences by Clifford E Trafzer( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collected work of ten essays on the Native American boarding school experience covers a wide range of topics with its focus on the students and the myriad ways that they took on the concept of assimilation
Empty beds : Indian student health at Sherman Institute, 1902-1922 by Jean A Keller( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As one of the last nonreservation boarding schools built for American Indian students in the United States, Sherman Institute (Riverside, California) benefited from lessons learned about student health from earlier boarding schools. Excessive student morbidity and mortality at early boarding schools had resulted in a lasting perception of these schools as death factories for Indian children. In the early 20th century, pressure from Progressive reformers made student health at the boarding schools an important issue, and the Indian Office implemented a wide range of preventive measures. This book draws on extensive, detailed, administrative records of Sherman Institute to focus on student health at the school from 1902 to 1922. The first three chapters describe the design of the physical plant, preventive health policies, and medical care. Health-related design features included replacement of large dormitories with smaller ones, "sleeping porches" and other ventilation measures, window screens, clean water, and proper sewage treatment. Preventive health measures included health education and instruction in hygiene for students, medical check-ups, proper nutrition, exercise, and disinfection and sanitation. The last four chapters present data on student morbidity and mortality and discuss tuberculosis, trachoma, and other illnesses and accidents. (Contains chapter notes, a bibliography, an index, and photographs.) (Sv)
Student health at Sherman Institute, 1902-1922 by Jean A Keller( )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research focused on tens of thousands of primary source documents housed at the National Archives, Pacific Southwest Region, and at the Sherman Indian Museum archives. Documents included letterpress books, loose papers, and consolidated student files. Since student health has been only minimally addressed in secondary resources, comparative data analysis proved extremely limited. Living alumni of Sherman Institute from the relevant temporal period could not be located, so the author could not conduct oral interviews. Requests for information from alumni descendants provided only a single response
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Boarding school blues : revisiting American Indian educational experiences
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Empty beds : Indian student health at Sherman Institute, 1902-1922