President Coffman requested the University Senate to track data about students in the mid-1930s. As the pressure to integrate student housing increased, he wanted to specifically track “Negro and Jewish out of state students.” He considered both groups problems. New York Jews were a subset who were tracked because of the association of radicalism with . He monitored the possibility of growing radicalism, which he believed originated with New York Jews in Minnesota. This appears in the Chase files because it was sent by someone from the University of Minnesota, most liked Dean Edward Nicholson because of his access to the University Senate minutes.
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