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Finding Aid for the Open Doors Collection (MUM00346)

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Finding Aid for the Open Doors Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00346/
Title: Open Doors Collection
Dates: 1962-1963; 2002-2003
Collector: University of Mississippi
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections.University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00346
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Open Doors was a series of events held in 2002 at the University of Mississippi to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the university's integration. The collection contains materials relating to the integration and surrounding events, mostly created by individuals who were present at the integration.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The Jordan Collection and the M. C. Falkner Collection were donated during the Open Doors events of September-October 2002. Other collections materials were acquired from various sources.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, April 2009, and Kathryn Michaelis, September 2011.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Meredith, James, 1933-
University of Mississippi
College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
Mississippi -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century


Formats

broadsides (notices)
correspondence
manuscripts (document genre)
newspapers
pamphlets


Historical Note

Open Doors was a series of events held in 2002 at the University of Mississippi to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the university's integration.


Scope and Content Note

Manuscripts, letters, newspapers, and other materials documenting the experiences of individuals present during the integration of the University of Mississippi.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Open Doors Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Open Doors Collection is open for research.

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.


Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections Civil Rights materials, see our Civil Rights & Race Relations subject guide.

For more materials concerning the University of Mississippi, housed in the Archives & Special Collections, see our University of Mississippi subject guide.


Container List

The Jordan Collection
Photocopy. TL. 19 October 1962. Jesse Dale Jordan, Deputy U.S. Marshal, So. District of Indiana to Chief U.S. Marshal James McShane (2p.)
Scope: Concerning University of Mississippi riot of 30 September-1 October 1962
The M.C. Falkner Collection
Photocopy. TMs. [after 1 October 1962]. Report by Capt. Murry C. (Chooky) Falkner, Armor, Troop E. Commander, 2nd Squadron, 108th Armored Cavalry Regiment, MS. National Guard
Scope: Concerning the University of Mississippi Riot
The Karl Gottschalk Collection
Pamphlet. Fall 1962. University of Mississippi Library Bulletin, First Edition. Concerning Constitutional rights and the integration of the University.
The Mississippian (28 September ; 3, 5, 17 October 1962 ; 16 January ; 6 February 1963) regarding the integration of the University of Mississippi.
The Gulf Coast Gazette (Long Beach, Mississippi). 17 October 1962. Concerning the University of Mississippi integration.
Broadside. [1962]. “Ole Miss POW” sign.
The William Collins Collection
ALS. 14 December 1962. Dr. Clare Leslie Marquette to Lt. William Collins. Written on The University of Mississippi, College of Liberal Arts letterhead
Scope: Concerning Dr. Marquette’s experiences teaching James Meredith during the Fall semester in 1962
The Jerry L. Stephens Collection
TMS. [23 March 2003]. Recollections of Jerry L. Stephens. 501st Airborne Division on the University of Mississippi campus, Fall 1962 (5p.)
F.E. Beemon Collection
TMS. [28 March 2003]. “Scenes in Black and White: The Youth of States Rights’ Grandson”/ F.E. Beemon (6p.)
J. Ralph Noonhester Coll.
TM. “Chapter V: A Firebomb and a Burning Cross” / J. Ralph Noonhester. (28pp.) Concerning William Carey College, South Mississippi and racism, Dahmer Family
Joel Hale Collection
“Joel Hale Remembers: Indelible Mark” / Wayne Carter. Ridge Rider News. Vol. 344 (26 January 2003)
Scope: Concerning Joel Hale’s experiences as a member of the Mississippi National Guard involved in the 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi
Judy H. Tucker Collection
TM. 28 August 2002. “A Story for Ole Miss Archives About the Integration of Ole Miss”/ Judy H. Tucker
Scope: Concerning The effect the integration of the University of Mississippi had on Lexington, MS and the efforts of Reverend Paul Bragg.
Mrs. Clyde B. Everett Collection
ALS. [5 September 2002]. Mrs. Clyde B. Everett to Mississippi Arts for Southern Culture
Scope: Concerning Mississippi Economic Council, Frank Everett, and the integration of the University of Mississippi.

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