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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.
Minutes of the Tennessee Polytechnic Institute faculty meeting held on March 19, 1956.
Memorandum from Tennessee Tech University Dean William H. Roden to the members of the Student Activities and Welfare Committee with the proposed January 11, 1973 meeting agenda. Supporting documents include minutes for the November 7 and 29, 1972, committee meetings and a letter from the Black Student Organization requesting funding for a Black History Week speaker. Other topics include student nominations for inclusion in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, activities of the Associated Student Body (later called Student Government Association), funding for the Religious Activities Committee, legal implications for the recognition of religious organizations on campus in relation to the request to create a Wesley Foundation, and housing and chapter suites for Greek letter organizations.
Folder of materials on the Tennessee Tech University Student Activities and Welfare Committee dating from November 1972 to January 1973. Includes a meeting agenda, meeting minutes, and a letter from the Black Student Organization.
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.
Records created and collected by the Tennessee Tech University Office of the President in the course of administrating the university. The bulk of the records are not available online. Check out the full finding aid here: https://archives.tntech.edu/repositories/2/resources/27
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.
The University Assembly consists of the Academic Council and the Administrative Council meeting together as one body. This collection consists of University Assembly, Academic Council, Administrative Council, and their combined sub-committee records. The bulk of the records are not available online. For the full finding aid for the collection, see https://archives.tntech.edu/repositories/2/resources/75