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Title: Student Committee For Admission Of Negroes (SCAN) Collection, 1949-1950Add to your cart.

ID: WUA/05/wua00051

Primary Creator: Stix, Judith Saul

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes documents that describe SCAN activities such as panel meetings, movie viewings, speakers, recitals, rallies and parades.  The scrapbook also includes Student Life editorials along with other newspaper clippings, pictures, and some correspondence. It includes flyers for group activities and articles that show the results of a campus wide poll on the issue.  Many newspaper clippings show the campus community’s responses to SCAN’s actions.

A digital copy of this scrapbook is available here.

Collection Historical Note

This collection recounts activities of the Student Committee for the Admission of Negroes (SCAN) in 1949 and 1950.  Judith Saul Stix filled the role of publicity chair and secretary/treasurer while in the group and kept a scrapbook detailing SCAN’s activities.  The scrapbook includes documents that detail the activities of SCAN as they sought to persuade the Washington University Administration to allow African American students admission to undergraduate studies.

Administrative Information

Repository: WUA University Archives

Accruals: Accruals filed at the end.

Access Restrictions: Open.  Due to the original scrapbook’s fragile condition researchers are asked to utilize the duplicates for research.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: This material was donated by Judith Saul Stix in January, 2003.

Preferred Citation: [Item description]. From the [collection title, series, box, folder]. University Archives, Washington University in St. Louis.

Processing Information: Processed by Hadley Holm Davis, October, 2010.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Hannah Barg in June 2012.

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Folder 1: Background Information about CollectionAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Reference copy of SCAN Scrapbook (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Original SCAN ScrapbookAdd to your cart.

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