Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Letter from H. L. Dillingham to Charles Seibold
Letter from U.S. Marshal H. L. Dillingham to Charles Seibold, U.S. District Court clerk, in Civil Cases No. 42 and No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, reporting on payments received from J. H. Polson and plaintiff's attorney Carl R. Johnson toward marshal's costs and expenses in the case. Dillingham writes that his records show the accounts in the case balance. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.