“U Policy Permits Negroes to Use Housing Units”

Dean Guy Stanton Ford (Acting President of the University of Minnesota) submits a letter addressed to comptroller Middlebrook to the Minnesota Daily on the subject of racially-segregated housing on campus. In the letter, Ford affirms that African Americans would be free to utilize housing and dormitory facilities on campus. The letter was submitted in response to recent controversies when African American students had been rejected from university-run accommodations. This statement reversed President Coffman’s policy in support of segregated housing.

CreatorMinnesota DailySourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, Minnesota Daily, 1938.RightsImage 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.CoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1930s