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Finding Aid for the C.L. Marquette Collection (MUM00284)

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Finding Aid for the C.L. Marquette Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00284/
Title: C.L. Marquette Collection
Dates: 1924-2004
Collector: Marquette, C. L. (Clare Leslie), 1904-2004
Physical Extent: 15 boxes (7.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00284
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The C.L. Marquette Collection consists of numerous letters and newspaper clippings, thesis research materials, miscellaneous items, photographs, and memorabilia related to his days as a history professor at the University of Mississippi. Professor Marquette kept daily journals from 1942 to 2004; they are also included in the collection.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Original finding aid mounted by Chatham Ewing, 2005. EAD encoding completed by Kathryn Michaelis, May 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Marquette, C. L. (Clare Leslie), 1904-2004
University of Mississippi -- Faculty
University of Mississippi. Dept. of History
College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford


Formats

correspondence
clippings
photographs
journals (periodicals)
diaries


Biographical Note

Clare Leslie Marquette was born January 1, 1904 in Kendall, Wisconsin. He received both his Master's and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. After completing his graduate studies, Marquette taught at Oconto High School from 1928 to 1930 and at Appleton Senior High School from 1930 to 1936. He began his professional career in higher education at Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where he taught from 1940 to 1946.

After leaving Northland College, Marquette and his wife, Lena Mitchell, moved to Mississippi where he assumed a faculty position at the University of Mississippi in the Department of History. Professor Marquette was admired by his students, but at the same time, he was perceived as a controversial and ultra-liberal individual by some in the campus community. Because of the position he held on various issues, Marquette often became the target of harsh criticism in student publications.

Marquette experienced the turbulence of the 1960s while on faculty at UM. In September 1962, James Meredith became the first African-American to integrate the university. In October 1962, Marquette's American history course was the first class Meredith attended. Professor Marquette remained on faculty until his retirement in 1972. He kept an ongoing relationship with the university and was later named Professor Emeritus of History.

C.L. Marquette died at his home in Louisville, MS in June 2004. He was 100. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lena, but to preserve her memory, Professor Marquette established a scholarship endowment fund prior to his death to be awarded to a deserving student.


Scope and Content Note

The C.L. Marquette Collection consists of numerous letters and newspaper clippings, thesis research materials, miscellaneous items, photographs, and memorabilia related to his days as a history professor at the University of Mississippi. Professor Marquette kept daily journals from 1942 to 2004; they are also included in the collection. The collection contains 15 boxes that are arranged by theme: correspondence, which has been placed in chronological order; personal documents, which have been placed in chronological order; items from Professor Marquette's professional years, which have been placed in order by content and chronologically if dates are provided; photocopied newspaper clippings, which have been placed in chronological order; miscellaneous items; research materials; and daily journals, which have also been placed in chronological order.


User Information

Preferred Citation

C.L. Marquette Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The C.L. Marquette Collection is open for research. The photographs in this collection are stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection's photographs must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

Copyright Restrictions

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.


Separated Material

This collection contains 59 photographs, which are stored in Collection Photographs Box 43. Researchers interested in using this collection's photographs must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.


Container List

Box 1 Correspondence, 1924-1959 and undated
1.1 Correspondence, undated
1.2 Correspondence, 1924-1928
1.3 Correspondence, 1940-1948
1.4 Correspondence, 1949
1.5 Correspondence, 1950
1.6 Correspondence, 1951
1.7 Correspondence, 1952
1.8 Correspondence, 1953
1.9 Correspondence, 1954
1.10 Correspondence, 1955
1.11 Correspondence, 1956
1.12 Correspondence, 1957
1.13 Correspondence, 1958
1.14 Correspondence, 1959
Box 2 Correspondence, 1960-1969
2.1 Correspondence, 1960
2.2 Correspondence, 1961
2.3 Correspondence, 1962
2.4 Correspondence, 1963
2.5 Correspondence, 1964
2.6 Correspondence, 1965
2.7 Correspondence, 1966
2.8 Correspondence, 1967
2.9 Correspondence, 1968
2.10 Correspondence, 1969
Box 3 Correspondence, 1970-1979
3.1 Correspondence, 1970
3.2 Correspondence, 1971
3.3 Correspondence, 1972
3.4 Correspondence, 1973
3.5 Correspondence, 1974
3.6 Correspondence, 1975
3.7 Correspondence, 1976
3.8 Correspondence, 1977
3.9 Correspondence, 1978
3.10 Correspondence, 1979
Box 4 Correspondence, 1980-1994
4.1 Correspondence, 1980
4.2 Correspondence, 1981
4.3 Correspondence, 1982
4.4 Correspondence, 1983
4.5 Correspondence, 1984
4.6 Correspondence, 1985
4.7 Correspondence, 1986
4.8 Correspondence, 1987
4.9 Correspondence, 1988
4.10 Correspondence, 1989
4.11 Correspondence, 1990
4.12 Correspondence, 1991
4.13 Correspondence, 1992
4.14 Correspondence, 1993
4.15 Correspondence, 1994
Box 5 Correspondence, 1995-2004
5.1 Correspondence, 1995
5.2 Correspondence, 1996
5.3 Correspondence, 1997
5.4 Correspondence, 1998
5.5 Correspondence, 1999
5.6 Correspondence, 2000-2004
Box 6 Miscellaneous Items
6.1 Personal documents
6.2 Financial documents
6.3 High School memorabilia
6.4 Speeches and presentations
6.5 Paper- “C.C. Washburn and Flour Milling”
6.6 Prof. Marquette’s syllabi and exams from various history courses
6.7 Student-related materials
6.8 UM Campus Affairs
6.9 “The Oxford Incident”
6.10 UM campus and student life
6.11 UM student publications
6.12 Other publications
6.13 Photocopied newspaper clippings, 1956-1971
6.14 Photocopied newspaper clippings, 1972-2000
6.15 Miscellaneous items
6.16 Miscellaneous items
Box 7 Marquette’s research notecards for thesis
Box 8 Research Materials
8.1 Research notes
8.2 Research materials on C.C. Washburn
8.3 Research materials - correspondence, 19th century
8.4 Research materials - correspondence, 19th century
8.5 Research materials - John A. Andrews letters
8.6 Research notes
8.7 Thesis- ‘The Business Activities of C.C. Washburn”-Table of contents and bibliography
8.8 Thesis- ‘The Business Activities of C.C. Washburn”-Introduction through Chapter 3
8.9 Thesis- ‘The Business Activities of C.C. Washburn”-Chapters 4 and 5
8.10 Thesis- ‘The Business Activities of C.C. Washburn”-Chapters 6 and 7
8.11 Lena Mitchell Marquette’s research notes
8.12 Draft- “The Presentation of the Natchez Trace” by Mrs. Dunbar Rowland
Box 9 Personal Book Collection
9.1 The Historian's Handbook: A Key to the Study and Writing of History, 2nd edition
9.2 The Journal of Mississippi History
Scope: Limited number of volumes included
9.3 University of Mississippi Historical Studies Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 1972
9.4 University of Mississippi Historical Studies, Vol. 2, No. 1
9.5 Wisconsin Magazine of History
Scope: Limited number of volumes included
Box 10 Oversized Items
10.1 "Political Individualism in Wisconsin" by C.L. Marquette
10.2 "Letters of a Yankee Sugar Planter," edited by C.L. Marquette
10.3 "The Politics of Land in Jacksonian Mississippi," by Thomas Cockrell
Scope: Signed
10.4 "A Statement Relating to the Will of Hon. Cadwallader C. Washburn"
10.5 Thesis: "Mohammed the Prophet" by C.L. Marquette, 1928
10.6 Thesis: "The Natchez Trace" by Lena Mitchell Jamison, 1938
10.7 University of Wisconsin diplomas
Box 11 Daily journals, 1942-1949
Box 12 Daily journals, 1950-1968
Box 13 Daily journals, 1969-1986
Box 14 Daily journals, 1987-2004
Box 15 Restricted: Private financial documents
Restrictions: This box is restricted
CPB 43 Photographs
Scope: All photographs are prints.
43.1 Clare Leslie Marquette, Milton College, 2.5 x 1.75, 1928
Scope: Two items
43.2 Lena Mitchell Marquette, 2.75 x 3.75
43.3 C.L. Marquette and wife, Lena, 2.5 x 3.5, 1946 or 1947
43.4 C.L. Marquette and wife, Lena, 4.25 x 3.25, 30 December 1960
43.5 Curtis Merriman (r), former Registrar at the Univ. of Wisconsin, 3.5 x 3.25, 1975
43.6 The Highsmiths, 2.5 x 3.5, 1977
43.7 Eddie Highsmith, 1.75 x 2.25
43.8 John Highsmith, 1.75 x 2.25
43.9 50th Anniversary of Milton College Class of 1928, unidentified persons, 4.75 x 3.5
43.10 Milton College Class of 1928, unidentified persons, 4.75 x 3.5
43.11 May Westbrook (r) and friend, Mabel Glende, 5.25 x 3.5, 1987
43.12 May Westbrook (c) with Archie and Gina Fothergill, 5.25 x 3.5, 1987
43.13 Unidentified man and woman, 3.5 x 5
43.14 Unidentified men, 4.75 x 3.5
43.15 Charley, Tom, Bill, and Joanne, 4.75 x 3.5, 1989
43.16 Gertrude Bunk (seated) and Librarian Helen Zulhke (standing), 5.25 x 3.5, 1998
43.17 Unidentified object, 5 x 3.5
43.18 Max and Amber (dogs) with Joanne, 5.25 x 3.5
43.19 Elaine and Chuck, 5 x 3.5, 2001
43.20 Kit Carson, 2.75 x 4.5
43.21 Unidentified young woman, 3.5 x 3.5, 1966
43.22 Lee Boone Kennett, Jr., former student of Professor Marquette, 4.5 x 3.25, 1957
43.23 Nancy Thomas Shultz, former student of Professor Marquette, 1.75 x 2.5
43.24 LeRoy Marquette, brother of C.L. Marquette, 3.5 x 3.5, 1960
43.25 LeRoy Marquette, 3.5 x 3.5
43.26 LeRoy Marquette looking at a Camellia bloom, 3.5 x 3.5
43.27 LeRoy Marquette standing next to a sign, 3.5 x 3.5
43.28 LeRoy Marquette sitting in front of Marquette statue, 3.5 x 3.5
43.29 LeRoy Marquette standing on front porch of a house, 3.5 x 3.5
43.30 LeRoy Marquette (1900-1985), 2.75 x 3
43.31 The Marquette Family home in Kendall, Wisconsin, 5.5 x 4.25
43.32 The Marquette Family home in Kendall, Wisconsin, 2.5 x 4.25
43.33 E.C. Nelson, former colleague of Professor Marquette, 2.5 x 3.5, 1960
43.34 Unidentified man napping on a bench, 3.5 x 3.5
43.35 Tracy, 1.25 x 1.75, 1965
43.36 Six unidentified people, 4.75 x 3.25, 1934
43.37 C.L. Marquette, 3.25 x 4.5, 1947
43.38 Lena Marquette in front of home in Ashland, Wisconsin, 3.25 x 4.5, 1942
43.39 Lena Marquette’s painting “The Cove,” 5 x 3.5, 1998
43.40 Wyching and My Lung with children, 2.5 x 3.5, 1988
43.41 Old Methodist Church in Washington, Miss., 2.5 x 3.5, 4 April 1934
43.42 Old Methodist Church in Washington, Miss., 3.5 x 2.5, 4 April 1934
43.43 Red Cross Nurses' Aides capping ceremony, Lena Marquette seated in center, 7 x 5, 1943
43.44 Lena Marquette looking at a painting, 7 x 5
43.45 Lena Marquette sitting in front of one of her paintings, 7 x 5
43.46 Lena Marquette sitting in front of one of her paintings, 7 x 5
43.47 Individuals at a Class of 1944 reunion, 7 x 5, 1994
43.48 Bill, 6 x 4, 1992
43.49 Bill and Max (dog), 4 x 6
43.50 Joanne and Max (dog), 6 x 4
43.51 Lena Marquette’s painting "Norland Road," 6 x 4, 2003
43.52 C.L. Marquette with Anne, Mitch, and Meg Plummer, 6 x 4, 2000
43.53 Unidentified woman standing in backyard, 6.5 x 5, 2000
43.54 New environmental building, 6.5 x 4, 2000
43.55 C.L. Marquette with unidentified people at an art exhibit, 8 x 5
43.56 Professor Marquette with students, 10 x 8, circa 1940-1946
43.57 Unidentified house during the winter, 10 x 8
43.58 Unidentified waterfront scene, 10 x 8
43.59 Unidentified waterfront scene, 10 x 8