State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41
Teacher Mrs. Roy A. Patton sent a Western Union Telefax supporting FSU President Doak Campbell's decision to uphold the suspension of student John Boardman.
January 27, 1957
In December 1956, John Boardman, a white PhD student Florida State University, invited three black international Florida A&M University students to an FSU International Students Club Christmas party on the FSU campus. As a result, Boardman was not allowed to re-enroll at FSU.