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Leon Beasley SLI Integration Collection

Manuscript 173

Beasley, Leon. SLI Integration Collection, 1954

3 folders

Southwestern Louisiana Institute was the first public college in the South to integrate. This collection contains general records, documents and cassettes.

173-01 General Records
    Correspondence, 1954, 1982
    Southwestern Louisiana Institute, Lafayette, LA. Office of the Registrar. List of Negro students, Fall 1954-55
    Article: “Integration in Acadia”, by Julius Gassner. College of St. Joseph-on-the-Rio Grand, Albuquerque, N.M. Interracial Review, n.d.
173-02 Documents
    United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana Opelousas Division. Civil Action File No. 4401. Clara Dell Constantine, a Minor by Helma Constantine, her Mother and next friend, et al. vs. Joel Lafayette Fletcher, as President, et al.
    Other documents pertaining to case including correspondence, etc. 1954
173-03 Cassettes
    1. Conversation with Mr. J.W. James. Concerning the initial integration of USL
    2. Conversation with Mrs. Velma Hollier. Concerning initial integration of USL
    3. Mrs. Velma Hollier. Concerning Integration of USL (copy)