U.S. Grant Papers Are Mississippi-Bound Following Legal Settlement





An out-of-court settlement for the Ulysses S. Grant Association's lawsuit against SIUC will lead to all materials collected out of the Carbondale office over the past 44 years to leave the university.

A joint statement released Tuesday morning from the association and the university confirms all the "priceless" Civil War materials collected by the late history professor John Y. Simon will be moved to Mississippi State University, home of the association's new executive editor.

John Marszalek, a retired history professor at MSU, was voted to replace Simon as the executive editor at a memorial service for the late history professor Aug. 24.

At the service, association president Frank Williams criticized SIUC leadership for severing the relationship between the two parties because of the way they treated the late Simon, who was locked out of the Grant Association office in January after accusations of sexual harassment from co-workers.

Simon had received a letter of termination from the university after an investigation into the charges, but interim Chancellor Sam Goldman has said he was negotiating Simon's return to the university when the professor died July 8.


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