Interview with Dr. Robert Ellis
QUESTION 3
INTERVIEWER:

NOW, YOU SAID TO ME… YOU WERE JUST—AS WE WERE JUST TALKING THAT THIS WAS LEGAL ADVICE THAT YOU HAD FROM MR. CLAIG. UM, DID THIS MEAN THAT THERE ACTUALLY WAS A POLICY OF NOT ADMITTING BLACKS AT THE UNIVERSITY AT THAT TIME?

Dr. Robert Ellis:

I'm not certain that the University had a policy that uh, did not admit blacks. Uh, I think the, the, the policy really was at the state level. Uh, we were directed to deliver applications, correspondence, copies of them to the board office and uh, in uh, in uh, in effect uh, the, the decisions were made above the, the institution's level.