“Marxian Club is Recognized for One Year”

In April, 1937, Dean Nicholson agreed to permit temporary recognition of a student group formed “for the purpose of promoting intellectual consideration of Marxian principals” as long as it remained a place of academic discussion and free from outside political control. Nicholson also required that the group submit a list of its student membership, which students had feared because of possible retribution. Nicholson authorized this group after organized protests from students and faculty for at least four years, because of his persistent denial of their right to exchange ideas freely. Nicholson continued to pass the names of student radicals to Ray Chase and the FBI.

CreatorMinnesota DailySource“Marxian Club is Recognized for One Year,” Minnesota Daily, April 24, 1937, pp. 1, 3.Date24/04/1937RightsImage 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