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Memorandum by Chancellor John Harrelson, June 20, 1951

This memo contains a copy of a resolution passed by the University Board of Trustees on April 4, 1951 concerning the admission of African American graduate students. The Board resolved that only students applying for programs not available at…

Memorandum by Chancellor Caldwell, January 13, 1975

This January 13, 1975 memorandum by Chancellor John Caldwell described the 1975 race relations seminar at Quail Roost conference center. Unlike the conference held the previous year, this conference was for university administrators only. Urban…

[Name Redacted] to Chancellor John Harrelson, August 27, 1953

The Reverend wrote this letter to Chancellor John Harrelson to speak on the behalf on his son, who was denied admission to NC State College because of his race. He complained that his son had been unable to get a decent education at NCA&T and, as…

Dr. Frank H. Spain to [Name Redacted], February 15, 1956

Assistant Director of Admissions at North Carolina State College, Frank H. Spain sent this letter to a perspective African American student to inform him that his application had been reviewed. Spain indicated that, if the student kept his grades up,…

Chancellor Carey Bostian to [Name Redacted], November 4, 1954

In this letter, Chancellor Bostian informed an inquiring student that NC State College did not accept African Americans into its undergraduate programs and that this policy was unlikely to change during the next school year. Bostian recommended that…

Chancellor John Harrelson to [Name Redacted], August 31, 1953

In his response to a letter from [name redacted] regarding his son, Chancellor Harrelson explained that it was against University policy to accept African American undergraduate students.

William Rodman, Jr. to Chancellor Carey Bostian, March 29, 1956

In this letter, Attorney General Rodman acknowleged that he had received a letter from Chancellor Bostian. He also demonstrated his support for keeping North Carolina schools segregated, telling Bostian that he hoped State College's faculty were…

Chancellor Carey Bostian to William Rodman, Jr., February 24, 1956

Chancellor Bostian wrote this letter to inform North Carolina Attorney General William Rodman, Jr. that NC State College had received two applications from African American students. Bostian expressed his belief that the university was required to…

William Rodman, Jr. to Chancellor Carey Bostian, February 28, 1956

In this letter, Attorney General Rodman advised Chancellor Bostian not to take any further action regarding the applications of African American students. Athough a lower court had ordered the admission of three students to UNC-Chapel Hill, the…

Chancellor Carey Bostian to University of North Carolina President Gordon Gray, June 6, 1955

This is a draft of a letter from NC State Chancellor Carey Bostian to University of North Carolina President Gordon Gray dated June 6, 1955. The letter supported Gray's calls for UNC schools to send form letters to African American students,…