Physicals of Negro and Jewish Students

Student Health Services provided physical examinations for all incoming students. Registrar West requested information  from Dr. Ruth Boynton, head of Health Services, about the enrollments of Jews and African Americans over a three-year period derived from their physicals.   This information went directly to President Coffman, who constantly monitored the number of Jewish and African American students and their housing needs. The monitoring revealed Coffman’s concern about the presence of minority students and anxieties about their growing numbers.

CreatorRuth BoyntonSourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, OAP Box 16, Jews 1923-1939Date14/10/1936RightsImage 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