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Jewish Quotas

 Folder, Case: 7
Part of DA-857: Rauner Vertical Files


Contains reports, articles, clippings, mailings, and lists of sources relating to quotas on Jewish student admissions at Dartmouth College and peer institutions. The materials cover discussion of quotas before 1932 (when Dartmouth's quota went into effect), the exposure of and public response to Dartmouth's quota, changes to Jewish student enrollment in higher education, and Dartmouth's continued reckoning with antisemitism in its past. Of note is President Hopkins' 1945 letter to Herman Shumlin defending the quota, which Shumlin in turn sent to the press, causing overwhelmingly negative backlash.


  • 1900 - 2018

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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Aspace Reparative Descriptions

  • The title and contents of this file have been changed. This file was previously titled "Jews." The title was changed to more accurately describe the contents of the file, which mostly related to anti-Jewish admissions quotas. Materials relating to admissions quotas were kept in this file. Materials relating to instances of antisemitism beyond admissions quotas were moved to a newly created "Antisemitism" vertical file. Materials relating to Jewish life on campus and in the surrounding area were moved to the "Jewish Life" vertical file. This description was last revised based on the Harmful Content and Reparative Description Statement workflow on 2024-02-07.

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