From Leslie Cowan to Dr. F. A. Middlebush


Letter from Board of Curators secretary Leslie Cowan to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush, reporting that he is not making mention of his discussion of Lucile Bluford correspondence with the Board of Curators at its February 22 meeting, unless Middlebush thinks he should. He writes, however, that he assumes "no record is to be made." At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and seeking admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism. After repeated efforts to enter the program, and repeated denials due to her race, she filed a lawsuit against the university that eventually was heard before the Missouri Supreme Court.

March 11th 1941
Modern Location: 
Columbia, MO
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Collection Title, Call or Box Number: 
C2582 - University of Missouri, President's Office, Papers, 1892-1966
Digital Object Identifier: 
Civil War on the Western Border: The Missouri-Kansas Conflict,1855-1865.
The Pendergast Years, Kansas City in the Jazz Age & Great Depression.
KC History, Missouri Valley Special Collections at the Kansas City Public Library.