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Student Committee For Admission of Negroes (SCAN) Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: WUA-05-wua00051

This collection includes documents that describe SCAN activities such as panel meetings, movie viewings, speakers, recitals, rallies and parades.  The scrapbook also includes Student Life editorials along with other newspaper clippings, pictures, and some correspondence. It includes flyers for group activities and articles that show the results of a campus wide poll on the issue.  Many newspaper clippings show the campus community’s responses to SCAN’s actions.

A digital copy of this scrapbook is available here.


  • Creation: 1949-1950


Conditions Governing Access

Open.  Due to the original scrapbook’s fragile condition researchers are asked to utilize the duplicates for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)


2 linear feet

1 boxes

Biographical or Historical Information

This collection recounts activities of the Student Committee for the Admission of Negroes (SCAN) in 1949 and 1950.  Judith Saul Stix filled the role of publicity chair and secretary/treasurer while in the group and kept a scrapbook detailing SCAN’s activities.  The scrapbook includes documents that detail the activities of SCAN as they sought to persuade the Washington University Administration to allow African American students admission to undergraduate studies.

Method of Acquisition

This material was donated by Judith Saul Stix in January, 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Hadley Holm Davis, October, 2010.

Student Committee For Admission of Negroes (SCAN) Collection
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Revision Statements

  • 2020 September 18: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.

Collecting Area Details

Part of the University Archives Collecting Area

Sonya Rooney
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
MSC 1061-141-B
St. Louis MO 63130 US
(314) 935-5495