“U Policy Permits Negroes to Use Housing Units”

Guy Stanton Ford (Acting President of the University of Minnesota) submits a letter addressed to comptroller William Middlebrook to the Minnesota Daily on the subject of racially-segregated housing on campus. In the letter, Ford affirms that African American residents in Minnesota would be free to utilize housing and dormitory facilities on campus. The letter was submitted in response to recent controversies when African American students had been rejected from university-run accommodations. This statement reversed President Coffman’s policy in support of segregated housing. It appeared in the Minnesota Daily, in part, to make the statement as widely public as possible. Ford notes that he does not believe that he will need to consult the Board of Regents.

CreatorMinnesota DailySourceUniversity of Minnesota Archives, Minnesota Daily, February 1,1938.Date01/02/1938RightsImage 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