The Sherman Indian Museum collection
documents the history of the Perris Indian School, Sherman Institute, and Sherman Indian
High School as well as the Native American experience in the US and within government-run
American Indian boarding schools. Collection highlights include registration and
superintendent ledgers, student rosters and yearbooks, curriculum and administrative
records, school bulletins, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.
The Sherman Indian Museum was established to document and perpetuate the history and
cultural heritage of the Perris Indian School (1892-1902), Sherman Institute (1902-1970),
and Sherman Indian High School (1970-). Materials relating to American Indian education are
also part of the museum's collection which serves as an educational resource for students
and researchers alike.
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Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be
protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction,
and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements,
donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark
rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed
by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other
restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights
holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests
exclusively with the user.
Please contact the Sherman Indian Museum to request access.