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Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Subpena Duces Tecum

Subpoena duces tecum in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, commanding Canada, the registrar of the University of Missouri, to appear on October 21, 1940, with "all correspondence and documents" related to Bluford's applications to the university's graduate program in journalism, as well as the official school course catalogue for 1938 and 1939.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Reply Brief of Defendant on Motion to Dismiss

Reply brief of defendant on motion to dismiss in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. The document responds to a memo by Bluford's attorneys, which in turn responds to Canada's attorneys brief requesting dismissal of the case. Canada's attorneys reject Bluford's assertion that Canada, as registrar, is a "ministerial officer" of the university, and insist he is a "mere subordinate employee." The defense team also argues that Bluford and her attorneys misunderstand the requirements of the decision in Gaines v.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Praecipe for Subpoena for Sherman D. Scruggs and Miss G. A. Wadkins

Praecipe for subpoena in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting that a subpoena be issued on behalf of the plaintiff for Lincoln University president Sherman D. Scruggs to produce the minutes of all Board of Curators and executive committee meetings since 1936, and all correspondence between the university and Lincoln University regarding a journalism program. A request is also made for a subpoena to be issued to Miss G. A. Wadkins, business officer of the university, to produce all books showing the university budget and expenditures for the prior two years.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Praecipe for Subpoena for S. W. Canada

Praecipe for subpoena in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting that a subpoena be issued on behalf of the plaintiff for University of Missouri registrar S. W. Canada, ordering him to produce all correspondence and documents related to Bluford's applications to the university for graduate work in journalism.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Praecipe for Subpoena for Rev. Ernest S. Redd, Myron Leonard, and Rev. C. B. Johnson

Praecipe for subpoena in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting that a subpoena be issued for Rev. Ernest S. Redd, Myron Leonard, and Rev. C. B. Johnson to appear as witnesses for the plaintiff on October 22, 1940. 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.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Praecipe for Subpoena for Kenneth Logan and J. P. Washington

Praecipe for subpoena in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting that a subpoena be issued for Kenneth Logan and J. P. Washington to appear as witnesses for the plaintiff on October 22, 1940. 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.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Praecipe for Subpoena for James Mason, Earl F. Conley, Robert Turner, et al.

Praecipe for subpoena in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting that a subpoena be issued for James Mason, Earl F. Conley, Robert Turner, Effie Jackson, Owen Perkins, Hubert E. Washington, William Carter, and Earl Saxton to appear as witnesses for the plaintiff on October 22, 1940.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Praecipe for Subpoena for Duke Diggs, Robert S. Cobb, James Mason Carter, et al.

Praecipe for subpoena in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, requesting that a subpoena be issued for Duke Diggs, Robert S. Cobb, James Mason Carter, J. Harvey Jefferson, Alex L. Hicks, Lee W. DeCrouch, Fred Wilson, and Chares E. Robinson, Sr. to appear as witnesses for the plaintiff on October 22, 1940.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Petit Juror List

List of petit jurors in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, with 32 names, cities and counties of residence, and occupations. All by 12 names are stricken through. 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.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Order Overruling Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Amended Second Count

Order overruling motion to dismiss plaintiff's amended second count in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Judge John C. Collet overrules the defendant's motion to dismiss the amended second count of the plaintiff's complaint. 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.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Order

Order in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada, granting 60 additional days for Lucile Bluford to file her appeal to the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. 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.

Bluford vs. Canada, Civil Action No. 42: Order

Order from Judge J. C. Collet in Civil Action No. 42: Lucile Bluford v. S.W. Canada. Collet dismisses the first count of the case, stating that Bluford "has made no attempt to amend the first count of her complaint in an effort to comply with the opinion of this COurt" from April 6, 1940. 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.