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Title and wall panels for the "A History of Desegregation at Tennessee Tech University" exhibit installed on the main floor of Volpe Library at Tennessee Tech University on August 19, 2021.

2021-08-05

Records of the "A History of Desegregation at Tennessee Tech University" exhibit installed on the main floor of Volpe Library at Tennessee Tech University on August 19 (wall panels) and September 23 (exhibit case), 2021.

2021

Clipping from page 1 of the February 2, 2001 issue of The Oracle student newspaper.

2001-02-09

Clipping from page 1 and 7 of the April 7, 1989 issue of the Tech Times faculty and staff newsletter.

1989-04-07

Volume 041, Number 08 of The Oracle student newspaper. The issue includes an article on winter quarter enrollment that describes Leona Lusk Officer, the first full-time Black student at Tennessee Tech.

1964-01-24

Correspondence, reports, and drafts on Tennessee Tech University's and the state of Tennessee's efforts to desegregate in compliance with the Geier case.

1968-1977

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.

1968-10-03

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.

1975-12-30

A biography of Tennessee Tech University's first African American graduate, Leona Lusk Officer. Takako M. Jackson (now Takako Price) delivered the biography at the Black Cultural Center Dedication ceremony on February 23, 1997. 

1997-02

Nancy Officer Hancock's reminisces about her mother, Leona Lusk Officer, provided for the Black Cultural Center Dedication ceremony on February 23, 1997.

1997-02

News release announcing a dedication ceremony for the Leona Lusk Officer Black Cultural Center. The release includes a biography of Officer and her children, a description of the decision to rename the Center, and a description of the Center. 

1997-02-12

News release announcing a tribute ceremony for Leona Lusk Officer on April 16, 1992. The release includes a biography of Officer. 

1992-04-02

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