Loomer, dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School, wrote this letter in response to King’s request for information on King’s proposed dissertation topic.
Mr. Martin L. King, Jr.
395 Northampton Street
Dear Mr. King:
I am replying to your December 1 letter. I do not know of any dissertation that has been written, or that is in process of being written in the area of your proposed thesis topic. Your topic sounds very interesting, and you should have a lot of fun with it.
Bernard M. Loomer
MLKP, MBU, Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers, 1954-1968, Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass.