Physicals of Negro and Jewish Students

Student Health Services provided physical examinations for all incoming students. Jews and African Americans were counted apart from all other students. This information went directly to President Coffman, who constantly monitored the number of Jewish and African American students and their housing needs. The monitoring contributed to the creation of a campus racial hierarchy.

SourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, OAP Box 16, Jews 1923-1939RightsImage is available courtesy the University of Minnesota Archives. For additional information about the use or re-use of this image please contact the University of Minnesota Archives at www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives.Time Period1930s