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Finding-Aid for the Fortieth Anniversary Symposium and Observance of the Integration of UM Collection. (MUM00190)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00190/
Creator:
U.S. Department of Justice
Title:
Fortieth Anniversary Symposium and Observance of the Integration of UM Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
1961-1964
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Symposium and Ceremony held by the Department of Justice on July 15, 2003. Items from a display "The Kennedy Justice Years 1961-1964" as well as the Symposium and Ceremony honoring the Integration of the University of Mississippi held on July 15, 2003. Symposium attendants include: Paul D. Corts, Asst. Attny. General for Administration; Benigno G. Reyna, Director, US Marshals who were at Oxford, Mississippi on September 30, 1962; James H. Meredith, William Doyle.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00190
Location:
C-12
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Fortieth Anniversary Symposium and Observance of the Integration of UM Collection. (MUM00190). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
On November 20, 2001, the Main Justice building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in honor of the former Attorney General. Part of the celebration included an exhibit The Kennedy Justice Years 1961-1964. The exhibit covered the dedication of the building, Civil Rights, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. In connection with identifying persons in photos, a former U.S. Deputy Marshal, Graham E. Same, shot in the throat in the line of duty during the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, expressed interest in visiting the exhibit. The Department of Justice took the opportunity to honor Same as well as all of the Deputy Marshals present on the evening of September 30, 1962, for their courage and bravery with medallions presented by the Attorney General.
The collection includes items from the exhibit The Kennedy Justice Years 1961-1963, as well as from the Symposium and Ceremony honoring the Marshals who were in Oxford, MS on September 30, 1962. Specifically, the collection contains 2 VHS tapes (tape 1 of Symposium and tape 2 of Ceremony) of the Symposium and Ceremony held on July 15, 2003; 1 DVD of both the Symposium and Ceremony of July 15, 2003; invitations and programs to the event of July 15, 2003; copies of letter President Kennedy sent to U.S. Marshal Denzil Staple; copy of photos of Attorney General Robert Kennedy; copy of photo of U.S. Deputy Marshals with RFK that went to MS; copy of photo of marshals assigned to James Meredith; copy of photo of U.S. Deputy Marshal Graham Same w/ RFK in Attorney General's office; copy of statement issued by RFK on incident in Oxford, MS; copies of speech of James Meredith given on July 15, 2003 autographed.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
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.

Collection History
Department of Justice, some of items part of exhibit by DOJ Libraries The Kennedy Justice Years 1961-1964.

Container List
Box 1
Folder 1: Inventory and Misc. Department of Justice information sent to UM Archives and descriptions of items sent and story behind symposium and ceremony for July 15, 2003

Folder 2: Copy of official photo of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. Photo displayed in all Department of Justice buildings during his tenure as Attorney General 1961-1964. (3 black and white copies.)

Folder 3: Copy of statement issued by Attorney General Robert Kennedy on October 1, 1962, on incident at Oxford, Mississippi. Original statement housed in Department of Justice Library in two bound volumes with Speeches and Statements made by Attorney General Robert Kennedy. (3 color copies.)

Folder 4: Copy of photo of some of the U.S. Marshals with Attorney General Robert Kennedy that went to Oxford, Mississippi, on September 30, 1962. Photo taken by DOJ photographer in the Attorney General's office in November 1962. (5 black and white copies.)

Folder 5: Copy of photo of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and U.S. Deputy Marshal Gene Same. Same was shot in the throat during the riot in Oxford, MS, on September 30, 1962. Photo taken by DOJ photographer in the Attorney General's office in December 1962. (5 black and white copies.)

Folder 6: Copy of the letter President John F. Kennedy sent to U.S. Marshal Bud Staple for his service at Oxford, Mississippi. Dated December 6, 1962. (5 copies.)

Folder 7: Copy of photo of four U.S. Marshals and Attorney General Robert Kennedy that protected James H. Meredith when entering the University of Mississippi. Photo taken by DOJ photographer in the Attorney General's office August 1963. (3 black and white copies.)

Folder 8: Copy of photo of Attorney General Robert Kennedy's desk and office. Photo dated 1963. (3 black and white copies.)

Folder 9: Invitation sent to former U.S. Deputy Marshals by the U.S. Marshal Service for the 40th Anniversary of the Integration of the University of Mississippi, July 15, 2003. (4 invitations.)

Folder 10: Program for the 40th Anniversary Symposium & Observance of the Integration of the University of Mississippi. (4 programs.)

Folder 11: List of U.S. Deputy Marshals who were at Oxford, Mississippi, on September 30, 1962. (3 copies of list, 3 pages each.)

Folder 12: U.S. Deputy Marshals who were at Oxford, Mississippi, on September 30, 1962 that attended the Symposium and Ceremony held on July 15, 2003. (3 copies.)

Folder 13: Copy of speech given by James H. Meredith at the Symposium on July 15, 2003. Autographed, two-sided with home phone number. (7 copies.) RESTRICTED

Folder 14: Copy of speech given by James H. Meredith at the Symposium on July 15, 2003. Autographed, two sheets per copy, NO phone number. (7 copies of page one and 9 copies of page two.)

Folder 15: Copy of photo of (left to right) Gene Same and Leonard Hopper, former U.S. Marshals that were around the Lyceum September 30, 1962. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003 Photographer: Dr. Grant Leitma, professor of Psychology and History at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland. (3 color copies.)

Folder 16: Copy of photo of James H. Meredith and Marilyn Schotte, a biologist at the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. Photographer: Dr. Grant Leitma. (3 color copies.)

Folder 17: Copy of photo of former U.S. Deputy Marshals in the Great Hall just before the Symposium. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. Photographer: Dr. Grant Leitma. (3 color copies.)

Folder 18: Copy of photo of former U.S. Deputy Marshals in the Great Hall before Symposium. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. Photographer: Dr. Grant Leitma. (3 color copies.)

Folder 19: Copy of photo of (left to right) Benigno Reyna, Director of U.S. Marshal Service; John Meredith, oldest son of James H.; Attorney General John Ashcroft; Al Butler, former U.S. Marshal; James H. Meredith; Judy Meredith, wife of James H.; Joseph Meredith, middle son of John H. and PhD from UM; and William Doyle, author of An American Insurrection. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 20: Copy of photo of (left to right) Benigno Reyna, Director of U.S. Marshal Service; John Meredith, oldest son of James H.; Attorney General John Ashcroft; Al Butler, former U.S. Marshal; James H. Meredith; Meredith's granddaughter; James Meredith, youngest son of James H.; Judy Meredith, wife of James H.; Joseph Meredith, middle son of John H. and PhD from UM. Man on right of photo taking a picture is William Doyle, author of An American Insurrection. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 21: Copy of photo of (left to right) Paul Corts, Assistant Attorney General for Administration; Vince Micone, Events Coordinator at Department of Justice; Attorney General John Ashcroft; Gene Same, former U.S. Deputy Marshal; Benigno Reyna, Director of the U.S. Marshal Service; and Leonard Hopper, former U.S. Deputy Marshal. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 22: Copy of photo of James H. Meredith's three sons. (Left to right) Joseph, John, and James. Joseph, Meredith's middle son received his PhD from UM. John is Meredith's oldest son, and James is the youngest son. Photo taken in the U.S. Marshal's Headquarters at the brunch before the Symposium and Ceremony, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 23: Copy of photo of James H. Meredith's sons (Joseph, John, and James) and William Doyle, author of An American Insurrection. Photo taken in the U.S. Marshal's Headquarters at the brunch before the Symposium and Ceremony, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 24: Copy of photo of Judy Meredith and James H. Meredith. Photo taken in U.S. Marshal's Headquarters on July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 25: Copy of photo of William Doyle, author of An American Insurrection and John Meredith, oldest son of James H. Photo taken in U.S. Marshal's Headquarters on Jly 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 26: Copy of photo of William Doyle, author of An American Insurrection and James H. Meredith. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 27: Copy of photo of William Doyle, author of An American Insurrection, James H. Meredith, and Nicholas J. Vinci, a former U.S. Marshal who was in Oxford, Mississippi, on September 30, 1962. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 28: Copy of photo of James H. Meredith autographing a program. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall after Symposium and before Ceremony, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 29: Copy of photo of James H. Meredith upon reception of his medallion from Attorney General John Ashcroft. (Left to right) Attorney General John Ashcroft; James H. Meredith; Benigno Reyna, Director of U.S. Marshal Service; and Al Butler, former U.S. Marshal. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 30: Copy of photo of (left to right) Benigno Reyna, Director of U.S. Marshal Service; John Meredith, oldest son of James H.; Attorney General John Ashcroft; Al Butler, former U.S. Marshal; James H. Meredith; James Meredith, youngest son of James H.; granddaughter of James H.; Judy Meredith, wife of James H.; and Joseph Meredith, middle son of James H. and Ph.D. from UM. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 31: Copy of photo of (left to right) John Meredith (partially seen), Attorney General John Ashcroft, Al Butler, James H. Meredith, James Meredith, granddaughter of James H., and Judy Meredith. Photo taken in Department of Justice Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 color copies.)

Folder 32: Copy of photo of the Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Park Police in the Department of Justice Great Hall on July 15, 2003. From left to right in foreground Ellis Duley, Jr., and unknown former U.S. Deputy Marshals. On platform: Attorney General John Ashcroft, James H. Meredith, Al Butler, and Director Benigno Reyna. (3 color copies.)

Folder 33: Copy of photo of the Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Park Police looking toward the back of the Great Hall, July 15, 2003. (3 copies.)