House Representative Josh Peters is offering a resolution to move the University of Missouri’s Lloyd Gaines collection to the Smithsonian Institution. The Lloyd Gaines collection includes documents from the 1938 case when Gaines challenged MU’s admissions policies.
Gaines won his case in the Supreme Court, but was not able to take advantage of his victory. He disappeared in March of 1939.
The papers and artifacts relating to his case are currently housed by the Missouri State Historical Society in the basement of Ellis Library.