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Remarks made by President Philip G. Hoffman and Members of the Board, concerning integration at the University of Houston - Page 1. January 22, 1962. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. December 5, 2019. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/509/show/506.

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Title Remarks made by President Philip G. Hoffman and Members of the Board, concerning integration at the University of Houston
Date January 22, 1962
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  • Segregation in higher education--United States
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  • Hoffman, Philip G. (Philip Guthrie), 1915-2008
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Transcript Remarks made by President Hoffman and Members of the Board, January 22, 1962 RE: Integration at the University of Houston « Dr. Hoffman: Integration is a subject I believe this Board should be considering carefully, and the approach I would like to take today is in the form of a few suggestions I have on the subject, not recommendations. As we know effective September, 196 3 the UH will become a state institution, and at that time it will become mandatory as part of the normal pattern of responsibility to integrate in the manner which has been accepted in this State. As I have thought about this, I have along with you hoped we could avoid the indescribable occurrences which have exploded in places like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and other states, all of which distressed me very much. I have been thinking a little bit about our voluntarily and privately moving toward this (integration) without waiting until we are forced to it legally. I am thinking about this as a token integration this summer, and thus precede by slightly more than a year before we have to integrate. I am not thinking of many, perhaps only one or two. But I do not think this will be a major factor, because of the academic requirements and even more because of the economic factor—the University' s tuition is still 600 times that of Texas Southern University or other state-supported schools. I would like this to be done with as little discussion as possible and with no publicity. Colonel Bates: I don't think we should solicit applications of this kind. What have Ttfe done in the past? Dr. Hoffman: We receive applications or inquiries from time to time, but we have always simply replied that it was not the policy of the University of Houston to admit Negroes. We will continue to get a few inquiries. Actually I would like to try something on for size here as we think about this together. How would it be for us to admit one or two Negroes, after carefully studying all factors involved, so that in September, 1962 we would be integrated, one year ahead of the time we were finally forced into it by legal coercion. There are some specific questions coming up which bear on this, and this is why I brought this up today. The National Science Foundation grants-'the University of Houston $50,000 each year to conduct a Summer Institute in Mathematics and Electronics for Teachers in Technical Institutes and Junior Colleges" under the direction of the College of Technology staff. This institute attracts applicants from all over the country, and many, more applications are received than can be accepted. We are having the fourth such institute this summer, and one of our applicants is a professor at Texas Southern University. We are not able to determine at this point whether he is qualified, but we assume he is, from the position he has at TSU and from ome of the comments our professors have made about him that know him. I suggest s