Cover of Antisemitic File about Coffman Union

This folder was found in Coffman Union sixty years after it was used. It included an antisemitic letter exchange between heads of Cornell University and the University of Minnesota’ student unions. It also included a report of statistics tracking enrollments of Jewish and African American students, as well as limitations on the lives of African American students from the Midwest. It was created by the heads of student unions. The document was labeled “confidential.”

SourceCourtesy Mark SoderstromCoverageUniversity of MinnesotaTime Period1940s