Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 128: Civil Subpena Duces Tecum for Sherman D. Scruggs
Civil subpoena duces tecum issued in Civil Case No. 128: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada to Sherman D. Scruggs, president of Lincoln University. He is commanded to appear in District Court on April 23, 1942, as a witness for the plaintiff, and to produce many documents as evidence, including all correspondence between Bluford and any officer of the university related to jounalism coursework beginning in 1939, all correspondence and memoranda submitted by any officer of the University of Missouri regarding the establishment of a Lincoln journalism program, all correspondence and other documents within Lincoln related to the establishment of schools of law and journalism, and any course catalogues showing available journalism coursework. At the time, Bluford was the managing editor of the Kansas City Call and her effort to gain admittance to the masters degree program at MU's School of Journalism, and repeated denials due to her race, lead to a a series of lawsuits that eventually reached the Missouri Supreme Court.