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Letter from University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush to William S. Hogsett, forwarding a copy of a letter from NAACP attorney Sidney Redmond, and mentioning that Lucile Bluford's application to the university did not come before the Board of Curators. He requests Hogsett's advice in how to reply to Redmond's letter. 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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October 5th 1939

Letter from the secretary to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush to William S. Hogsett, thanking Hogsett for his letter of October 6 to Middlebush regarding Lucile Bluford, and reporting that the letter has been placed on the president's desk for his 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.

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October 7th 1939

Letter from attorney William S. Hogsett to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush, regarding the issue of whether or not Lucile Bluford's application to the university was ever dealt with by the university's Board of Curators.

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October 6th 1939

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.

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April 10th 1940

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.

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April 9th 1940

Letter from William Hogsett to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush regarding the Bluford vs. Canada trial. Hogsett gives thanks to Lee-Carl Overstreet, S. W. Canada, and Dean Martin for their assistance in the trial, abnd notes that their case has been submitted to the circuit court and they should expect a decision shortly. 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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February 13th 1940

Letter from Rubey M. Hulen to William Hogsett and Kenneth Teasdale regarding state appropriations for Lincoln University. The chairman of Lincoln's board informed the state senate that they could start an operate a school of journalism for $65,000, and Hulen is looking to ensure that the amount is earmarked specifically for that purpose. 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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May 31st 1941

Letter from Charles H. Houston to William S. Hogsett regarding the Bluford vs. Canada case, writing that he has advised Lucile Bluford that she has "an independent cause of action" against S. W. Canada, University of Missouri registrar, due to his refusal to admit Bluford to the university's journalism program "in spite of his clear knowledge that there was no graduate work in journalism at Lincoln University." He advises Bluford to pursue that case and drop her appeal in the prior one.

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March 10th 1941

Letter from William S. Hogsett to Charles H. Houston regarding issues of taxable costs in the Bluford vs. Canada 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. 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.

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March 13th 1941

Letter from the secretary to University of Missouri President Frederick A. Middlebush to Leslie Cowan, secretary of the Board of Curators, forwarding a letter dated April 11 from S. W. Canada, university registrar, at Middlebush's request. The letter concerned dismissal of Lucile Bluford's case 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.

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April 15th 1941

Brief written by attorneys representing the University of Missouri and it's registrar, S. W. Canada, in Lucile Bluford's appeal in her suit attempting to gain admission to the university's graduate journalism program.

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1941

Letter from William S. Hogsett to Rubey M. Hulen, agreeing that the $65,000 state appropriation for Lincoln University be earmarked for a School of Journalism, though expressing disappointment that more funding would not be available for other departments. 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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June 2nd 1941

Letter from Rubey M. Hulen to William S. Hogsett and Kenneth Teasdale, reporting that the Missouri Senate has earmarked the $65,000 appropriation for Lincoln University to be used "for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and operating a school of journalism." 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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June 3rd 1941

Letter from William S. Hogsett to University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada, forwarding a copy of the Missouri Supreme Court opinion in the Bluford vs. Canada case.

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July 9th 1941

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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August 25th 1941

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.

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August 29th 1941

Letter from University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada to William S. Hogsett, forwarding a copy of his reply to Lucile Bluford dated August 21 based on Hogsett's suggestions. He writes that Kenneth Teasdale and Mr. Sappington approved his reply, and also mentions that the newspaper correctly quotes from the 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.

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September 2nd 1941

Letter from University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada to William S. Hogsett, forwarding an air mail letter he received from Charles H. Houston on September 11 in reference to a letter Canada wrote to Lucile Bluford. 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.

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September 12th 1941

Letter from William S. Hogsett to University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada suggesting a reply to Charles Houston's letter of September 11. Hogsett provides a draft reply recommending Canada writes that he deems it to be his duty to follow the court opinions, despite Houston's disagreement, and reiterate that he has no authority to admit Lucile Bluford to the university. Hogsett then recommends Canada confer with attorneys Rubey Hulen and Kenneth Teasdale, as well as university president Frederick A. Middlebush, for their approval before sending a reply.

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September 13th 1941

Letter from University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada to William S. Hogsett, enclosing his reply to Charles Houston's letter of September 11 regarding the Lucile Bluford case, noting that attorneys Rubey Hulen and Kenneth Teasdale, and university president Frederick A. Middlebush approved his response. 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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September 16th 1941

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