Dean Lyon Supports Integrating Nurses Hall to President Coffman

Letter from Medical School Dean Elias P. Lyon to President Lotus D. Coffman urging him not to force an African American nursing student from Nurses Hall, despite the insistence of the Dean of Women and other members of Coffman’s staff. Lyon rejected the segregation of the residence.

CreatorElias P. LyonSourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, OAP Box 20 Folder Negro 21-36.Date09/10/1933RightsImage 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