State Archives of Florida: Series 1360, Box 20, Folder 41
Letter from E. Clyde Vining, attorney, commending FSu President Doak Campbell regarding his decision to expel student John Boardman.
January 29, 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.