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Guide to the Lowell Clark Pratt Collection
MSS-2009-03-26  
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Box 1

Series I : Lowell Clark Pratt Collection 1959-1963 (bulk 1960-1962)

Physical Description: 1 box

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains personal correspondence written (typed) by Lowell Clark Pratt to his daughter Lucia Gilbertson and her family, a few family photographs and newsclippings, and includes excerpts from these letters complied by his grandson, Allan Gilberton. These typewritten letters are personal in tone, relating daily events, national events, international events, college life and interpersonal politics of the San Jose State College staff. Subjects of note include John F. Kennedy's election and assassination, the space race with the Soviet Union, communist speakers on campus and in the San Jose area. Pratt also described the 1960 controversy over the admittance of student St. John Dixon, an African American civil rights protester who had been expelled from Alabama State College. Additional information on the Dixon case can be found in the San José State College Presidential Office Administrative Records (1899-1970 [bulk 1950-1970]) Series I, Box 27, and in the San José State University Library Records (1880-20020 [bulk 1962-1999] Series I, Box 21.

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