Dean Anne Blitz was Dean of Women at the University of Minnesota from 1923–1949, following two years as Dean of Women at the University of Kansas from 1921-1923. She was strongly committed to racially segregated student housing because she feared informal social interaction between white students and students of color. Her position did not change until 1938 when President Guy Stanton Ford outlawed excluding African American students from on-campus housing. Dean Blitz also worked closely with Dean Edward Nicholson to limit student freedom in political participation on campus.
If you have information about the University of Minnesota in the 1930s that you would like to add, or reflections on other campus struggles, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright 2017. All rights reserved.
Individual documents remain the property of their repositories — consult with those institutions about access and reuse.