U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Complaint for Deprivation of Plaintiff's Civil Rights under Color of State Laws

Complaint for deprivation of plaintiff's civil rights under color of state laws in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. The complaint alleges that the the refusal of admission of Bluford to the University of Missouri graduate journalism program by university registrar Canada constited a violation of her civil rights.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Closing Arguments

Argument in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. The document, likely the defense clothing arguments, notes that while "all citizens are entitled to equal advantages without discrimination on account of their race or color ... equal advantages is not meant exactly the same educational facililites at the same institution," and otherwise summarizes the defense arguments in the case.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Civil Subpena Duces Tecum for Winfred A. Hamilton

Civil subpoena duces tecum issued in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada to Winfred A. Hamilton, business manager of Lincoln University. He is commanded to appear in District Court on April 23, 1942, as a witness for the plaintiff, and to produce all records from the business office from July 1, 1940 on related to the "establishment and operation" of the School of Journalism at Lincoln.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Civil Subpena Duces Tecum for Sherman D. Scruggs

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

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Civil Subpena Duces Tecum for Roy McKittrick

Civil subpoena duces tecum issued in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada to Roy McKittrick, Missouri attorney general. He is commanded to appear in District Court on April 23, 1942, as a witness for the plaintiff, and to produce "all data" that lead to his opinion about the timing of Lucile Bluford's application for graduate work in journalism and the existence of such a program.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Civil Subpena Duces Tecum for Mrs. Alberta Rankins

Civil subpoena duces tecum issued in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada to Mrs. Alberta Rankins, secretary to the board of curators of Lincoln University. She is commanded to appear in District Court on April 23, 1942, as a witness for the plaintiff, and to produce "all minutes and records of the board of curators" beginning in July 1940 related to the establishment of a school of journalism at Lincoln, as well as records and correspondence related to Lucile Bluford applying for graduate work in journalism.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Answer

Answer in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. The defense responds to Bluford's complaint by arguing that she has no grounds upon which to make this claim, by denying that Canada acts as an "officer" of the University of Missouri in his role as registrar, and affirming the role of Lincoln University to serve the black residents of Missouri by establishing equivalent programs to MU, among other points.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Amended Complaint for Deprivation of Plaintiff's Civil Rights under Color of State Law

Amended complaint for deprivation of plaintiff's civil rights under color of state laws in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada.

American Insurance Company vs. Ray B. Lucas and Roy McKittrick: Excerpt

Excerpt of an unabridged print of American Insurance Company, Plaintiff, vs. Ray B. Lucas, Superintendent of the Insurance Department of the State of Missouri, and Roy McKittrick, Attorney General of the State of Missouri, Defendants. This excerpt provides the table of contents for the unabridged case and details the most scandalous criminal activity of the court case. These activities include bribery and illegal money collection involving Thomas J. Pendergast, R. Emmett O'Malley, A. L. McCormack and C. R. Street in 1935.

1936 Election Vote Fraud Jurors

Clipping entitled, "The Thirteen Jurors Who Will Hear the Vote Fraud Trial" from the Kansas City Times on February 16, 1937. The caption provides the name, profession, and hometown of each juror, all of whom live outside of Jackson County.

"Racial Plea is Amended"

Clipping from an unknown newspaper reporting that Lucile Bluford has filed an amended complaint to her suit against S.W. Canada, registrar of the University of Missouri, wherein she claimed $20,000 in damages and argued that the university's rejection of her application to their journalism program was a violation of her civil rights. The article notes that Judge John C.