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Board of Regents minutes noting the admission of Hiram Whittle, January 31, 1951

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Summary:This is a Board of Regents minutes document noting the admission of Hiram Whittle on January 31, 1951. Hiram Whittle was the first African American undergraduate student who began classes in the spring semester of 1951. The NAACP initially helped him in the admission process but Whittle enrolled before the case was finished. He studied electrical engineering and lived in a dormitory near Ritchie Coliseum but transferred to a school in New York before he completed his degree at the University of Maryland.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:College Park
Temporal subject: 1947-07-16
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:College Park
Topical subjects: Byrd, Harry Clifton, 1889-1970
College administrators
University of Maryland at College Park. Office of the President
Maryland--Politics and government
Civic leaders
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Whittle, Hiram
School integration
University System of Maryland. Board of Regents
ArchivesUM location:Harry Clifton Byrd papers
  • box 8
  • series IV
  • accession 93-90
Repository:University Archives
Browse terms:University of Maryland
University AlbUM Browse terms:People
Copyright holder:University of Maryland (College Park, Md.)
Collection:Digital Collections
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