William Goodell Frost Day Law Papers,1904-1964 (bulk 1904-1908)

Descriptive Summary

Title
William Goodell Frost Day Law Papers,1904-1964 (bulk 1904-1908)
Creator
Frost, William Goodell
Extent
.4 lin. ft.
Subjects
Education, higher -- Segregation
Lincoln Ridge, Kentucky -- Lincoln Institute
Education, higher -- Afro-Americans
Day Law (Kentucky)
Afro-Americans -- Discrimination, racial
Shelby County, Kentucky -- Schools
Schools -- Lincoln Institute
Segregation -- Law and legislation
Discrimination, racial -- Law and legislation
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Materials consist of newspaper clippings, printed legal briefs, miscellaneous correspondence, and publications on the Day Law, a 1904 law enacted by the Kentucky legislature which effectively segregated private schools in the state.
Legislative documents include copies of statements made by Frost before the legislature, of the Day Law, and of legal briefs relating to Berea College's appeal of the Law. Also present are Kentucky Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court briefs (1905 - 1908).
Printed copies of statements made on the subject of the law by various individuals or groups are included, as are copies of sermons, addresses, and lectures made by William G. Frost (1904 - 1907). A group of letters (6 items) on the subject from correspondents including George Foster Peabody, W. H. Humphrey, and John G. Carlisle, are included. Also present are newspaper clippings which concern the effects of the legislation, removal of blacks from Berea, and establishment of Lincoln Institute are included.
Unpublished guide.