William Middlebrook to Lotus Coffman Opposing Integrating Nurses Hall

Comptroller William Middlebrook wrote to President Coffman in opposition to integrated housing for the nursing program at the University of Minnesota. President Coffman sided with Middlebrook and against Medical School Dean Elias Lyon. Middlebrook proposed paying Ms. Fiti, the nursing student, to live elsewhere. Coffman did not agree. Middlebrook argued that allowing any African American student to live in any student housing would create racial integration, which he opposed.

CreatorWilliam MiddlebrookSourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, OAP Box 20 Folder Negro 21-36.Date10/10/1933RightsImage 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.CoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1930s