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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00024/
Creator:
Barrett, Russell H.
Title:
Russell H. Barrett Collection
Inclusive Dates:
1956-1974,
undated
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Materials related to Russell H. Barrett's tenure as a professor of political science at the University of Mississippi. Much of the collections pertains to the integration of Ole Miss by James Meredith in September 1962, and the riots that ensued on campus and in the town of Oxford. Includes personal papers, pamphlets, reports, manuscripts, sermons, and other materials on various topics such as academic freedom on college campuses and the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
Quantity:
12.22 cubic ft.
Number:
MUM00024
Location:
D 13 & 14
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library, Archives & Special Collections
Cite as:
Russell H. Barrett Collection (MUM00024). Archives & Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Biographical/Historical Sketch
Russell H. Barrett was born in Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, in 1919. After serving in the Air Force from 1942 to 1945, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1946 and master's degree in 1947, both from the University of Kansas. In 1952, he completed his doctorate in political science at the University of Melbourne (Australia). He taught at the University of Kansas (1947-50), the University of California at Berkeley (1952-53), and San Francisco State College (1953-54) before serving as a political science professor at The University of Mississippi from 1954 to 1976.
Barrett's best-known work is Integration at Ole Miss, an eyewitness account of the battle to integrate The University of Mississippi, published in 1965 by Quadrangle Books. Barrett was as an advisor to James Meredith, the first African American student to attend the University in 1962. During the controversy surrounding Meredith's enrollment, Barrett served as an intermediary between the United States Justice Department, faculty members, and university administrators. His support for integration was actively opposed by groups such as the Citizens' Council.
Barrett served on the national council of the American Association of University Professors, which cautiously supported integration efforts at The University of Mississippi. He is also the author of Promises and Performances in Australian Politics, 1928 to 1959, published by the Institute of Pacific Relations in 1959.

Scope and Content Note
The Russell H. Barrett Collection documents the integration of The University of Mississippi in 1962 and race relations and academic freedom at the University through the early 1970s. In addition, it contains Barrett's academic papers, including rough drafts of his manuscript for Integration of Ole Miss.
Boxes 1 and 2 contain biographical information about Barrett and his correspondence dating from 1959 to 1974. The bulk of correspondence pertains to academic affairs and campus events. It also contains letters from 1962 to 1965 about the integration of the University, including letters Barrett wrote to reporters describing the situation on campus, his correspondence with Assistant Attorney General Burke Marshall, and positive and negative letters he received in reaction to his support for integration.
Boxes 3 through 8 contain material related to civil rights, academic freedom, and the publication of Integration at Ole Miss. The bulk of this material dates from 1961 to 1970. Box 3 contains a variety of documents pertaining to the enrollment of James Meredith at The University of Mississippi in 1962, including correspondence, reports, sermons, speeches, press releases, resolutions, and notebooks. Box 4 consists of material related to academic freedom on college campuses. Boxes 5, 6, and 8 contain items related to race relations at The University of Mississippi, civil rights organizations, courses given by Dr. Barrett, and visiting speakers. These items include leaflets, pamphlets, reports, postcards, ephemera, and periodicals. Box 7 contains drafts of the manuscript for Integration at Ole Miss, notes, and book reviews.
Boxes 9 and 10 consist of Barrett's academic papers, including speeches, articles, student papers, financial records, and materials related to Barrett's publication Promises and Performances in Australian Politics. Box 17 contains manuscripts of three additional articles by Barrett.
Boxes 12 through 14 contain newspaper clippings pertaining to race, education, and politics. Boxes 20 and 21 contain journals and newspapers.
Boxes 15, 16, 18, and 19 consist of duplicates of items found elsewhere in the Barrett Collection.

Restrictions
Copyright Restrictions
This collection is protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Index Terms
Academic freedom
Barrett, Russell H.
Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford
College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
Meredith, James
Race relations
Riots -- Mississippi -- Oxford
University of Mississippi -- History

Related Material
The Russell Barrett Collection -- Photographs (CPB17 -- Prints) in the Department of Archives and Special Collections, The University of Mississippi, contains photographs by Barrett, Fred Ward, Flip Schulke, and the United Press International documenting riots during the integration of the University as well as James Meredith's graduation.

Separated Material
The following item from the Barrett Collection was moved to University Small Manuscripts:
University of Mississippi Circulation Record Book, 1943
The following items from the Barrett Collection were removed for cataloging:
"What is the Citizens' Council Doing?," pamphlet, undated
"The Ugly Truth About the NAACP," an address by Attorney General Eugene Cook of Georgia before the 55th Annual Convention of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, printed by the Citizens' Council, undated
"Statewide Scholarship, Essay Contest for Mississippi High School Students, 1959-60," printed by the Citizens' Council
Meet the Press with James H. Meredith transcript, 26 May 1963
"The Church Considers the Supreme Court Decision," printed by the Diocese of Mississippi, 1954
University of Mississippi General Information Bulletin, 1962
Granite, 17 March 1969
Tougaloo News, December 1963
"Some Highlights of Ole Miss," undated
"Academic Freedom and Tenure: Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College," report from American Association of University Professors Bulletin, September 1962
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail," by Martin Luther King, Jr., printed by American Friends Service Committee, May 1963
U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court No. 19475 re: Meredith v. Fair, July 1962
"Dual Justice in the Courts -- Unconcerned Community," printed by The Fellowship of the Concerned, Southern Regional Council, undated
"Voter Registration in the South," printed by the Voter Education Project, Southern Regional Council, Summer 1966
The Voting Rights Act . . . The First Months, U. S. Commission on Civil Rights, 1965

Collection History
Provenance
Donated to The University of Mississippi, circa 1976.

Container List
b1f1
Russell H. Barrett biographical information.
b1f2
Correspondence. 1959.
b1f3
Correspondence. 1960.
 
Berkman materials.
b1f4
T. L. S. from Dave Berkman to Barrett. 20 April 1966.
b1f4
Photocopy of The Realist with article by Berkman regarding University of Mississippi. March/April 1961.
b1f5
Correspondence. 1961.
b1f6
Correspondence. 1962.
 
Case materials.
b1f7
T. L. S. from Clifford P. Case, Senator, to Barrett. 7 February 1963.
b1f7
Press release from Case regarding Commission on Congressional Reorganization.
b1f8
Correspondence. 1963.
b1f9
Mimeography copy of T. L. from Barrett to Editor of New York Times. 28 August 1964.
b1f10
Correspondence. 1964.
b1f11
Correspondence. 1964.
b1f12
Correspondence. 1965.
b2f1
T. L. from Russell Barrett to Editor of Commercial Appeal regarding Robert F. Kennedy visit to UM. 28 February 1966.
b2f2
Xerox copy of A. L. from "Concerned Friend," Jackson to Barrett and xerox copy of pamphlet,"Will You Be in Heaven?". 2 April 1966.
b2f3
Correspondence and clippings from Robert E. Lee, Batesville, to Barrett. 1966.
Scope Note: (See additional letters in oversize Box #21.) These letter came bound together with rubber band in manila folder marked "Letters from Screwball."
b2f4
Correspondence. 1966.
b2f5
Correspondence. 1966.
b2f6
Correspondence. 1967.
b2f7
Correspondence. 1968.
b2f8
Correspondence. 1969.
b2f9
Correspondence. 1970.
b2f10
Correspondence. 1971.
b2f11
Correspondence. 1972.
b2f12
Correspondence. 1974.
b2f13
Correspondence. undated.
b3f1
James H. Meredith v. Charles Fair, Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning, Mississippi: First Brief; Affidavit; Notes on Trial Testimony. 1961.
b3f2
Correspondence and sermons re: Oxford religious community reaction of James Meredith enrollment and riots. September-October, 1962.
b3f3
Resolution by a group of Mississippians opposing integration of the University of Mississippi, supporters names and addresses in type. 1 October 1962.
b3f4
A Report by the General Legislative Investigating Committee to the Mississippi State Legislature regarding: Occupation of the University of Mississippi. 30 September 1962.
b3f5
University of Mississippi report on the James Meredith case. 15 November 1962.
b3f6
Statements made by Barrett regarding the enrollment of Meredith and riots. October 1962.
b3f7
Typewritten statement by [Barrett] regarding treatment of Meredith by University of Mississippi students. c. 1962-63.
b3f8
"Crisis at the University of Mississippi," by Barrett given at A. A. U. P. meeting in South Carolina. 30 November 1962.
b3f9
"The Future of Higher Education in Mississippi," a speech by Barrett delivered at the Forest Lion's Club. 22 October 1962.
b3f10
"The Mississippi Story," an address by Barrett regarding enrollment of James H. Meredith at A. A. U. P. meeting in Nashville. 22 February 1963.
b3f11
"Integration at the University of Mississippi," address delivered at University of Illinois, and itinerary. November 1963.
b3f12
Press release regarding Barrett's address, "Integration at the University of Mississippi," in Chicago. 1963.
b3f13
Notebook containing "Questions for Meredith Book". undated.
b3f14
Spiral bound notebook with notes regarding Meredith's enrollment. c. 1962.
b3f15
Outline of the office of U. S. Marshal. 25 March 1963.
b3f16
Miscellaneous notes regarding the integration of the University of Mississippi. c. 1962.
b3f17
Articles re: integration of University of Mississippi, James Meredith, and race. various dates.
b3f18
Statements by University of Mississippi faculty, administrators, students and Mississippi officials regarding the events surrounding James Meredith's enrollment at UM. October 1962.
b3f19
Statements, reports, memos and other material from UM faculty, administrators and students re: Meredith enrollment. October 1962.
b3f20
"Integration at Ole Miss -- 1966 Model," address delivered by Barrett in New York City. 20 May 1966.
b3f21
Report on the application of Cleveland Donald Jr. to University of Mississippi by Barrett. 1964.
b3f22
Statement by [Barrett] regarding expulsion of Cleve McDowell. 22 September 1963.
b3f23
Temporary restraining order in the case of Cleveland Donald v. T. J. Tubb. 10 June 1964.
b4f1
Statement by University of Mississippi students re: Academic Freedom at UM. 1963.
b4f2
Correspondence and related material regarding speech on University of Mississippi integration by Barrett at A. A. U. P. meeting in South Carolina. 1962.
b4f3
"Academic Freedom at Ole Miss," by Russell Barrett. undated.
b4f4
Material regarding Academic Freedom at Alcorn Agricultural and Mechanical College. undated.
b4f5
Mimeograph copies of typescript of telegrams received regarding University of Mississippi A. A. U. P. statement. 3 October 1962.
b4f6
Material regarding tenure at the University of Mississippi.
b4f7
American Association of University Professors correspondence.
b4f8
American Association of University Professors material.
b4f9
American Association of University Professors material.
b4f10
American Association of University Professors material.
b4f11
Miscellaneous material regarding academic freedom.
b5f1
Report on Dr. Barrett's lectures by student, Tommy Malouf, describes what Barrett discussed in class over a four week period. 4 May 1966.
b5f2
Notes from Barrett conversation with Representative Ted Millette. 27 March 1970.
b5f3
Omicron Delta Kappa material.
b5f4
Press release from U. S. Commission on Civil Rights. 14 November 1965.
b5f5
Stenographic notebook with notes regarding civil rights. undated.
b5f6
Typescript of address by Barrett at Methodist Youth Fellowship Rally, Starkville. 16 April 1966.
b5f7
"Some Comments on School Integration," by Barrett. 22 February 1970.
b5f8
Correspondence and other material relating to Barrett's article, "Curse the Darkness," printed in Nation. 1966.
b5f9
James Silver address, "Mississippi: The Closed Society," delivered before the Southern Historical Association, reprint of article from Journal of Southern History, and clippings. 7 November 1963.
b5f10
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Information Bulletin. undated.
b5f11
Correspondence regarding visits to Mississippi by Out-Of-State professors. 1964.
 
Memos.
b5f12
Chancellor Porter Fortune from faculty regarding disciplinary action against black students. 16 March 1970.
b5f12
Memo from Fortune. 19 March 1970.
b5f13
Material regarding University of Mississippi Professor of Law, William Murphy. 1959 - 1961.
b5f14
"The SPD: New Style," by Robert Clute. undated.
b5f15
Part of untitled address by [Barrett]. undated.
b5f16
Photocopies of pages from the Congressional Record.
 
Congressman Frank Smith.
b6f1
Congressman Frank Smith's Newsletter. 7 May 1962.
b6f1
"Frank Smith for Congressman" card. undated.
b6f2
Washington Report from John Stennis. 18 December 1963 and 28 May 1964.
b6f3
Transcript of Robert F. Kennedy address at University of Mississippi School of Law. 18 March 1966.
b6f4
Xerox copy of notes from harassing phone call received by Barrett. 13 April 1966. 2 copies.
b6f5
"Roads and Ruts in Mississippi," address by Barrett delivered at Rust College. 1966.
b6f6
Material regarding off-campus speaker controversy. 1968.
b6f7
Correspondence and legal brief re: Stacy v. Williams and Cupit v. Roberts. 1970.
b6f8
Memo from M. M. Roberts, Attorney, to Members of the Board re: Stacy v. Williams and Cupit v. Roberts. 1970.
b6f9
Material regarding speaker requests at University of Mississippi campus. 1970.
b6f10
Photocopy of article "Mississippi Schools in Crisis," by W. F. Minor, New South. 1970.
b6f11
Material on research project re: Voter Registration.
b6f12
Material re: Mississippi Council on Human Relations.
b6f13
Mississippi Summer Project and COFO. 1964.
b6f14
Southern Student Organizing Committee.
b6f15
Notes by Barrett re: Aspects of Black and White Conflict. undated.
b6f16
"Soldiers of America," carbon copy of leaflet and clipping re: University of Mississippi students and John F. Kennedy. 1962.
b7f1
"Integration at Ole Miss: An Introduction," mimeograph copy of typescript with corrections. undated.
b7f2
Chapter 1, "Building the Wall," carbon copy of typescript with corrections. undated.
b7f3
Chapter 1, "Building of a Wall," mimeograph copies and original typescript with corrections and handwritten notes. undated.
b7f4
Chapter 1, "The Cast of Characters," mimeograph copy of typescript and original typescript with corrections and notes. undated.
b7f5
Untitled remains of Chapter 1, mimeograph copies, original typescript and handwritten notes. undated.
b7f6
Chapter 2, "In the Eerie Atmosphere of Never-Never Land," mimeograph copies, typescript and handwritten notes. undated.
b7f7
Chapter 2, "In the Eerie Atmosphere of Never-Never Land," and Chapter 3, "None So Blind," mimeograph copies of typescript with handwritten corrections. undated.
b7f8
Chapter 4, "Blueprint for Riot," mimeograph copy of typescript with handwritten notes. undated.
b7f9
Chapter 4, "Blueprint for Riot," mimeograph copy of typescript and original typescript with notes. undated.
b7f10
Chapter 5, "A Night of Violence," mimeograph copy of typescript and original typescript with corrections. undated.
b7f11
Chapter 6, "Blueprint for Success," mimeograph copy of typescript, uncorrected. undated.
b7f12
Chapter 6, "Integration versus Disintegration," typescript with corrections. undated.
b7f13
Publishing agreement, correspondence and other material from Quadrangle Books, Chicago re: Barrett's Integration at Ole Miss. 1964-66.
b7f14
Integration at Ole Miss, book reviews.
b7f15
Miscellaneous Book Notes.
b8f1
U. S. House of Representatives Report No. 914, re: Civil Rights. 20 June 1963.
b8f2
Public Laws No. 88-352 (1964) and 89-236 (1965) re: Voting Rights and Immigration.
b8f3
"Emergency Employment of Army Resources, Civil Disturbances Report No. 500-50". February 1964.
b8f4
Platform Proposals of the AFL-CIO to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. 1964.
b8f5
The University of Mississippi Ten Year Report. c. 1956.
b8f6
Three Views of the Segregation Decision: William Faulkner, Benjamin Mays and Cecil Sims. 1956.
b8f7
Pamphlets: "Oxford: A Warning for Americans" and "Operation Ole Miss". 1962.
b8f8
Dedicated to the Proposition: The Editorial of Ira Harkey from the Pascagoula and Moss Point Chronicle. 1963.
b8f9
Christianity and Crisis re: Race Prejudice. 29 October 1962.
b8f10
"The Oxford Disaster... Price of Defiance," by Karl Wiesenburg. 17-21 December 1962.
b8f11
"The Voting Rights Act... The First Months," printed by the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights. 1965.
b8f12
The Dan Smoot Report re: UM Integration. October 8 & 15, 1962.
b8f13
"Civil Disorders, U. S. A.: Reports and Recommendations," distributed by Church in Metropolis. undated.
b8f14
"The Murder of the Young President," by Merriman Smith, UPI. c. 1963.
b8f15
The Key Reporter. Winter 1962-63Spring 1964.
b8f16
Granite, published by the University of Mississippi Young Americans for Freedom. 17 March 1969. 2 copies.
b8f17
"Klansman... Someone Knows Who You Are," Postcard. 1966.
b8f18
Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi pamphlet. undated. 2 copies.
b8f19
"Paul B. Johnson, Jr. for Governor" pamphlet. undated.
b8f20
"Mississippi Democrat -- Constitutional Conservative" leaflet. 1963.
b8f21
Envelope stamped "Mailed in Occupied Mississippi". 1962.
b8f22
"The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is [sic] Watching You," postcard mailed to Barrett. 1965.
b8f23
"Honorary Nigger," card mailed to Barrett. 1962.
b8f24
Ole Miss Coloring Book. c. 1962. 2 copies.
b8f25
"Yankee Go Home," leaflet. undated.
b8f26
"McNamara's (New Frontier) Band" music and lyrics published the Rebel Underground. undated.
b8f27
"The South Will Rise Again". undated. 3 copies.
b8f28
N. A. A. C. P. Membership Application (parody). undated.
b8f29
Rebel Underground Membership Application (parody). undated.
b8f30
"The Ole Miss Dubious Achievement Awards and Christmas Gifts for 1963". 1963.
b8f31
K. K. K. Rally Leaflet, Sardis, MS. 7 October 1967.
b8f32
John Birch Society Pamphlet. undated.
b8f33
"A Southern Observance," parody of Ross Barnett. undated.
b8f34
"Famous Quotations," pamphlets quoting Theodore Bilbo and Henry Grady, printed by The Citizens' Council. undated.
b8f35
N. A. A. C. P. Legal Defense Fund material. 1964.
b8f36
"To All White "Parents from Parents for Segregation," Jackson, Mississippi. 1966.
b8f37
"To the Citizens of Greenwood and LeFlore County from 'Working Citizens'," leaflet re: Head Start Program. undated.
b8f38
Broadside with John and Robert Kennedy political cartoons. undated.
b8f39
Paul Flower's Greenhouse. 18 January 1963. 6 copies.
b8f40
Soul Force. 28 March 1974.
b8f41
The Voice of the Movement: Nonviolent Agitation Association of College Pupils. 9 March 1964.
b8f42
"America's Tomorrow," a series of editorials published by Jackson State Times. October 1958.
b8f43
Descant: Posthaste, Volume 4, No. 4.
b8f44
Rebel Underground. October 1962January 6, 1963January 12, 1963February 19, 1963March 1964April 27, 1965.
b8f45
Reprints from The Pascagoula Chronicle re: Carlton Putnam's Race and Reason. 1963.
b9f1
Ledger Book with business records. 1966.
b9f2
Recommendations for students.
b9f3
Research project material re: Australian politics. 1961-64.
b9f4
Social Science Research Council Material.
b9f5
Promises and Performance in Australian Politics by Barnett. 1963.
b9f6
Supply Catalogs, Order Forms and Invoices.
b9f7
Research paper by Jess White on Connally Amendment. May 1966.
b9f8
"American Policy in Asia," speech by Barrett with handwritten notes. undated.
b9f9
Barrett, "Motivation and Causation in War," The Southwestern Social Science Quarterly, Volume 22, No. 1.
b9f10
"American Goals and Communism," speech delivered by Barrett at Mississippi Conference for Junior College Social Science Instructors. 10 March 1961.
b9f11
"A Proposal for Trading Ph.D.'s from Minority and Poverty Backgrounds," by Barrett. undated.
b10f1
Report on Fulbright Program in Australia. 1963.
b10f2
Correspondence from Virginia Polytechnic Institute re: Job Search. 1970.
b10f3
Material re: Communism in United States.
b10f4
Xerox copies of clippings.
b10f5
Material re: Barrett manuscript "Promises and Performance in Australian Politics". undated.
b10f6
Miscellaneous.
b12
Clippings.
b13
Clippings.
b14
Clippings.
b15
Duplicates from Barrett Collection.
b16
Duplicates from Barrett Collection.
 
Manuscripts.
b17
Barrett, "Responsible Government in Australia".
b17
Barrett, "My Soul is Weary of My Life".
b17
Barrett, "The Political Ideas of William Faulkner". RESTRICTED.
b18
Duplicates from Barrett Collection.
b19
Duplicates from Barrett Collection.
b20
Periodicals and Journals.
b21
Newspapers.