President Coffman requested the University Senate to track data about students in the mid-1930s. He wanted specifically to track “Negro and Jewish out of state students.” New York Jews were a subset who were tracked because Coffman believed they were the source of radicalism on campus. This appears in the Chase files because it was sent to him by someone from the University of Minnesota, most likely Dean Edward Nicholson, who had access to the University Senate minutes.
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