Playing the Odds

Admissions Office staff members would flag information they thought revealed the race of the applicant, such as grammatical errors, names, or place of origin.

All of the materials were found in the papers of President Charles P. Hogarth or his administration, suggesting that he authorized and/or approved of these procedures. The names of prospective students and admissions staff have been redacted for privacy.

Letters from Prospective Students, 1964-65.
Mississippi University for Women Archives. Charles P. Hogarth Collection.