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Correspondence, reports, and drafts on Tennessee Tech University's and the state of Tennessee's efforts to desegregate in compliance with the Geier case.
Draft report on Tennessee Technological University's plan for desegregating the student body and employees of the university compiled in compliance with a court order in the Geier case. Includes handwritten notes by President Everett Derryberry.
Letter from John K. Folger, Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, to Tennessee Tech University President Everett Derryberry regarding the court order requiring Tennessee to create a state public higher education desegregation plan and the Commission's procedural steps to create a plan. Includes handwritten notes on the front and back of the letter by President Derryberry.
Memorandum from Dr. Roy S. Nicks, Chancellor of the State University and Community College System of Tennessee, to presidents of the system regarding desegregation of higher education.
Memorandum from Tennessee Tech University Chairman of Physical Education Dr. Flavious Smith to President Arliss Roaden about topics for a meeting on financial aspects of athletics and intramurals. Includes a copy of a memo by Smith on recommendations for athletic grant-in-aid scholarships in compliance with Title IX.
Copy of the Tennessee State Board of Education's five-year gradual desegregation plan for public higher education institutions submitted as a defense of a suit against Memphis State University. The gradual desegregation plan outlines that qualified Black students can enroll at higher education institutes with graduate programs for graduate work beginning in the 1955-1956 academic year, and that white students also would be admitted for graduate work at the only public higher education institution in the state for Black students: Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial State University. Black undergraduate students with senior class standing could transfer to a formerly segregated institution for the 1956-1957 academic year. Black students could transfer for their junior year beginning in fall 1957 and sophomore year in fall 1958. Finally, the plan outlined that new freshmen could begin enrolling in the 1959-1960 academic year.
Digitized materials consists of a copy of the Tennessee State Board of Education's five-year gradual desegregation plan for public higher education institutions submitted as a defense of a suit against Memphis State University.
Letter from Arliss R. Roaden regarding depositions for the legal case Dunlop vs. Tennessee Technological University.
Letter from John K. Folger, Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, to Tennessee Tech University President Everett Derryberry regarding questions from the United States Justice Department on Tennessee Tech University's recruitment of minority faculty, minority student financial aid and recruiting, and programs for disadvantaged students.
Report on Tennessee Technological University's plan for desegregating the student body and employees of the university compiled in compliance with a court order in the Geier case.
Memorandum from David O. Lamberson of the Tennessee Tech University Office of Records and Registration to departmental secretaries and advisors about a new registration hold on pre-registration for Tennessee Board of Regents employees, state employees, elderly and disabled students, and students with two holds.
Memorandum from Tennessee Tech University President Arliss Roaden to university deans and administrators requesting them to provide and review of university policies and procedures in compliance with Title IX provisions. Includes an attachment of policies and procedures adopted by the Tennessee State Board of Regents to assist Tennessee higher education institutions in their compliance with Title IX. The last page of the attachment has a handwritten note: "copies distributed 12-11-75 to staff."
Pages 3-5 from the Tennessee Tech University Communication/Journalism Program's biannual Eagle Eye magazine. The article discusses Corinne Johnson's experiences growing up and starting college as an African American in Chicago, Illinois, and visiting Memphis, Tennessee; what Chicago was like during the 1960s; her work in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Tennessee Tech; the racism that underrepresented students face on campus at Tech; and the current racial climate in the United States. The article includes three photographs of Johnson and one photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clipping from page 2 of the January 17, 1975 issue of The Oracle student newspaper. The clipping consists of a letter to the editor about a Tennessee Tech University honor society refusing membership to a white student because she associated with Black students.
Clipping from page 2 of the February 16, 1973 issue of The Oracle student newspaper.