University of Missouri

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Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from the secretary to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush to William S. Hogsett, noting that Hogsett's letter to Middlebush of April 6 regarding Lucile Bluford has been placed on his desk for his "early attention." 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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada to William S. Hogsett, forwarding a photocopy of a August 21 letter from Lucile Bluford requesting admission to the university for the fall 1941 semester. Canada requests Hogsett suggest a reply. 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.

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Correspondence

Telegram from Lucile Bluford to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush, stating that university registrar has rejected her application for admission for six straight semesters due to her race, despite her credits having previously been acceptable, and reiterating that Lincoln University does not offer a journalism program. She requests that Middlebush "extend democracy in our own state" at a time that "negro boys as well as white are about to sacrifice their lives on the battlefield" in defense of democracy.

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Correspondence

Letter from S. W. Canada, University of Missouri registrar, to Lucile Bluford, regarding her application to the university. He writes that she was accepted prior to the university learning of her race, and notes that "if such fact had been known then you would have been immediately advised ... that you could not be admitted." He also writes that the decision in the Lloyd Gaines case at the Supreme Court has not yet been finalized and thus does not impact their admissions decisions.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from William Hogsett to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush, John H. Lathrop, and Lee-Carl overstreet, enclosing a copy of Judge John C. Collet's opinion of April 6 in Lucile Bluford's suit against the university. 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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada to William S. Hogsett, further discussing how to reply to a letter from Lucile Bluford. Canada thanks Hogsett for his suggestions, and goes on to suggest that they make reference to the Attorney General's opinion in the case. 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.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Memo from University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada to Leslie Cown, secretary of the MU Board of Curators, and university president Frederick A. Middlebush regarding Lucile Bluford filing suit against Canada in federal court for refusing her admission to the university. Canada reports that he is being sued for $20,000 in damages, and that the suit is an outgrowth of a suit filed by Bluford in the circuit court. Canada also notes that he must answer or plead to the suit within 20 days.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Amendment to amended second complaint in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Answer in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. The defense attorneys response to the amended second count of the plaintiff's complaint, in which they argue that the plaintiff "fails to state a claim against defendant upon which relief can be granted," that Canada denies he was an "officer" of the University of Missouri, and also denies that he accepted Bluford to the university. They also assert that Canada had no right or ability to register Bluford as an MU student under Missouri law, among other points of argument.

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Miscellaneous Documents

Civil subpoena duces tecum issued in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada to Sherman D. Scruggs, president of Lincoln University.

Genre: 
Correspondence

Letter from defense attorney Rubey M. Hulen to the U.S. District Court clerk regarding Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Hulen writes that defendant Canda's full name is "Silas Woodson Canada." 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.

Genre: 
Miscellaneous Documents

Praecipe for subpoena in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting that a subpoena be issued on behalf of the plaintiff for University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada, ordering him to produce all correspondence and documents related to Bluford's applications to the university for graduate work in journalism.

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