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Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00410/
Title: James W. Silver Collection
Dates: 1928-1986
Collector: Silver, James W. (James Wesley), 1907-1988
Physical Extent: 50 boxes (approximately 25 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00410
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, audio, and printed material produced and collected by James Wesley Silver. Silver was a professor of history at The University of Mississippi from 1936 to 1964 and author of Mississippi: The Closed Society.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated to The University of Mississippi in two deposits, circa 1976 and 1987

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. The Institute of Museum and Library Services supported the digital encoding of this finding aid through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries. Encoded by ByteManagers, November 2005. EAD-encoded finding aid revised by Kathryn Michaelis, February 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

A large portion of this collection has been digitized and made available as a digital collection.

Technical Requirements

The audio recordings in this collection exist on reel-to-reel tape. Access to audio reels is unavailable until digital copies can be made.


Subject Terms

Silver, James W. (James Wesley), 1907-
Meredith, James, 1933-
University of Mississippi
Civil rights movements -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History -- 20th century
College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
Segregation
Mississippi -- Politics and government
Mississippi -- Race relations
Mississippi -- Social conditions


Formats

correspondence
clippings (information artifacts)
audiotapes
photographs
articles


Biographical Note

James Wesley Silver was born on June 28, 1907, in Rochester, New York, and his family moved to Southern Pines, North Carolina, when he was twelve years old. He studied at the University of North Carolina, Peabody College, and Vanderbilt University, where he earned his doctorate. He began teaching at The University of Mississippi in 1936 and served as chairman of the department of history from 1946 to 1957.

He is the author of many books, including Edmund Pendleton Gaines: Frontier General (1949), A Life for the Confederacy (1959), A Surgeon's Recollections (1960), Mississippi in the Confederacy (1961), and Confederate Morale and Church Propaganda (1967). His most well-known book, however, is the bestselling Mississippi: The Closed Society, published in 1964. In this work, Silver critiqued Mississippi's racial policies and described it as closed to freedom of inquiry. He called Mississippi's failure to accept the "inevitability of change" a "social felony" and compared contemporary attitudes in the state to those of the Civil War period. When Mississippi: The Closed Society was released, Silver cited James Meredith, the first African American student at The University of Mississippi, author William Faulkner, and civil rights leader Aaron Henry as significant influences on his ideas about Mississippi. In 1962, Silver had served as a friend and advisor to Meredith when he enrolled at the University amidst great controversy.

Silver first publicly presented this material in a presidential address before the Southern Historical Association on November 7, 1963. His speech touched off a storm of both praise and criticism around the country, particularly in Mississippi. The Mississippi legislature, as well as some members of the University's Board of Trustees, explored the possibility of dismissing Silver. After twenty-eight years on the faculty, however, Silver's position was secure, and a violation of his tenure rights could have jeopardized the University's accreditation status.

Although Silver initially hoped to outlast the controversy caused by his book, he took a leave of absence from The University of Mississippi in 1964 to teach at the University of Notre Dame. He eventually accepted a regular teaching position there, and later taught at the University of South Florida.

Silver passed away on July 25, 1988, in Tampa, Florida.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two separate groups of records pertaining to James Silver, acquired in two accessions.

Accession 76-40 consists of 5 boxes containing correspondence, writings, research materials, pamphlets, speeches, and newspaper clippings documenting Silver's academic career and events at The University of Mississippi from 1949 to 1965, with the bulk of material documenting the period from 1959 to 1965.

Box 1 contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, speeches, and printed material collected by Silver pertaining to race relations and civil rights organizations from 1959 to 1965, arranged chronologically. The majority of items document the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project, with a concentration on the Medical Committee for Human Rights, the Council of Federated Organizations, the White Community Project, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and the Citizens' Council. Box 1 also contains Silver's articles entitled "Report from Britain."

Boxes 2 through 4 house cards with Silver's notes on the lumber industry and other topics. Box 5 contains unprocessed academic and research material, including information on the lumber industry and three pieces of correspondence with Aaron Henry and Hodding Carter.

Accession 87-25 consists of 50 boxes containing correspondence, writings, publications, research notes, legal documents, speeches, personal papers, printed material, newspaper clippings, photographs, and audio recordings from 1935 to 1986. The collection documents a range of topics, including the integration of The University of Mississippi, positive and negative reactions to Mississippi: The Closed Society, and Silver's numerous research projects, speaking engagements, and teaching assignments. The material is roughly grouped into the following categories:

Collected Material -- Race Relations

Box 1 covers Cupit v. Roberts and Stacy v. Williams, two 1969 U.S. district court cases challenging regulations at several Mississippi state colleges and universities barring outside speakers deemed subversive to the academic community. The cases were initiated by two chapters of the Young Democratic Club after Aaron Henry and Charles Evers were prevented from speaking to these groups.

Box 2 contains newspaper clippings on Silver, his books, and other areas of personal interest. It also includes transcripts and articles relating to the integration of The University of Mississippi.

Box 3 consists of articles, ephemera, and printed material on race relations in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as and photocopies of derogatory letters received by Silver in response to his support for civil rights.

Box 4 contains additional newspaper clippings and printed material on race relations. It also includes Silver's academic correspondence with the University of South Florida.

Box 5 consists largely of reviews, correspondence, and newspaper clippings related to Mississippi: The Closed Society, as well as other academic materials.

General Correspondence

Boxes 6 through 14 contain Silver's general correspondence from 1935 to 1986. The correspondence is organized chronologically, with letters arranged alphabetically by correspondent within each time period. Correspondents include Reubin Askew, John Brademas, L. D. Brodsky, Will D. Campbell, Hodding Carter, Thad Cochran, Carvel Collins, Patricia Romero Curtain, Justice Felix Frankfurter, Senator J. W. Fulbright, Albert Gore, Billy Graham, Aaron Henry, Robert F. Kennedy, Estes Kefauver, George F. Kennon, Alfred Knopf, Malcolm X, Benjamin Mays, James H. Meredith, John Salter, Arthur Schlesinger, Eric Sevareid, Frank Smith, Howard K. Smith, Adlai Stevenson, Anne Stokes, Harry Truman, Hugh White, and William Winter.

Academic and Personal Papers

Boxes 15 through17 contain Silver's research materials on William Faulkner and files related to his participation in many different historical associations and conferences from 1949 to 1972.

Boxes 18 and 19 consist of correspondence, bibliographies, and newspaper clippings about Silver's speaking and lecture engagements as well as other academic affairs from 1945 to 1979. Of particular interest are items pertaining to Silver's delivery of "Mississippi: The Closed Society" at the Southern Historical Association meeting in November 1963. Boxes 35 and 36 contain additional correspondence in reaction to Silver's SHA address, including letters from Aaron Henry, Frank Smith, Harrison Salisbury, and Arthur Palmer.

Boxes 20 through 22 contain a variety of personal and academic documents. These include materials relating to Silver's summer and visiting teaching positions, speaking engagements, term papers he wrote as a student, and departmental memoranda from The University of Mississippi. Also contained in these boxes are additional items documenting integration and race relations at The University of Mississippi.

Box 23 contains correspondence related to Silver's academic affairs, including correspondence with J. P. Coleman and David Cohn, as well as assorted conference materials.

Writings and Research

Box 24 through 27 consist of articles, reviews, and letters to the editor written by Silver and other authors with related academic correspondence.

Box 28 contains research material on Mississippi and civil rights, including documents relating to Silver's interview with Harry S. Truman.

Boxes 29 and 30 contain Silver's manuscript and related items for a proposed collection of documents on Mississippi v. U.S, the case that allowed James Meredith to enroll at The University of Mississippi. A transcript and cassette tape of Silver's interview with Meredith on November 12, 1962, is included in Box 29.

Boxes 31 through 34 and Box 37 contain manuscripts of Silver's writings, Mississippi: The Closed Society and Running Scared, as well as notes and personal papers.

Assorted Printed, Visual, and Audio Material

Boxes 38, 40, 41, 43, and 44 through 48 contain various journals, reprints, newspapers, notecards, class roll books, and other printed material. Box 39 contains photographs.

Box 42 contains posters and encapsulated material, including correspondence from Aaron Henry, Frank Smith, Alfred A. Knopf, Arthur Schlesinger, Brooks Hays, Carolyn Goodman, and James Jones.

Boxes 48 and Box 50 contain miscellaneous printed and visual materials, including photographs, journals, student papers, note cards, posters, newspapers, programs, and maps.

Box 49 contains reel to reel audio recordings, including many of Silver's speaking engagements and his speech at the Southern Historical Association in 1963.


User Information

Preferred Citation

James W. Silver Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The James W. Silver 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

A large portion of this collection has been digitized and made available as a digital collection.

Russell H. Barrett Collection (MUM00024), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library

James Howard Meredith Collection (MUM00293), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library


Arrangement

This collection is arranged by accession, and by subject within each accession.

Accession Number 76-40
1959-1963
Pamphlets, Articles, Letters, 1964
Letters, Articles, Bulletins, Pamphlets, Etc.
"Reports from Britain"
Miscellaneous
Accession Number 87-25
Collected Material: Race Relations
General Correspondence
Academic and Personal Papers
Writings and Research
Assorted Printed, Visual, and Audio Material

Container List

Accession Number 76-40
1959-1963
b1f1 "Barnett In Kalamazoo," a transcript of the speech and answers to questions by Governor Ross R. Barnett of Mississippi, at Western Michigan University, 24 September 1963
Scope: Typewritten
b1f1 "Racial Friction In The Deep South," by Department of Psychology, The University of Mississippi. John B. Wolfe and Paul Horn
Scope: Printed
b1f1 "Wages paid for cotton chopping in 15 Mississippi counties," 1-10 June 1959
Scope: Printed and typewritten material
b1f1 Booklet—"Constitution," Mississippi Council on Human Relations, Jackson, Mississippi
b1f1 Pamphlet—"Beauty For Ashes," Committee of Concern, Jackson, Mississippi
b1f1 "A Deltan's Answer To The 'Delta Ministry'," by James Hand, Jr.
Scope: A reprint from The Deer Creek Pilot of Rolling Fork, Mississippi
b1f1 Advertisement—"An Important Message to All Mississippians! Support Your Public Schools"
b1f1 "Coleman Urges Mississippians To Speak Out Against Crime, Evil," by Norma Fields. Tupelo Daily Journal, undated
Scope: Xerox copy
b1f1 Article—"The Civil Rights Bill In Sunflower County," Council of Federated Organizations [?]
b1f1 "Security Handbook," Developed by COFO; used by N.C.C. in Mississippi, Presidents' Lawyers' Committee and our Medical Committee
Scope: Xerox copy. 3 pp.
b1f1 Form letter—Medical Committee For Human Rights (Mississippi Project 1964) signed Elliot Hurwitt, M.D.
b1f1 Xerox copy of memo—Medical Committee for Human Rights—addressed "To All COFO Personnel".
b1f1 Form letter—Medical Committee For Human Rights (Mississippi Project 1964) signed by H. Jack Geigher, M.D.
Scope: Xerox copy
b1f1 Letter—Claire Bradley to Donald A. Cornely, M.D.—Jackson, Mississippi, Medical Committee for Human Rights, 23 October 1964
Scope: Xerox copy
b1f1 Article—"The Medical Committee for Human Rights, Mississippi Project," by Leslie A. Falk, M.D., Ph.D.
Scope: Xerox copy
b1f1 Copy of Announcement from Medical Committee for Human Rights, 10 August 1964
b1f1 Women In Mississippi, preliminary report prepared by Elizabeth B. Barnes and Frances M. Tenenbaum, 1964
Scope: Marked Confidential, Not for Distribution
b1f1 "The McComb, Mississippi Story," as reflected in a series of 1964 editorials published in the Enterprise Journal, McComb, Mississippi, Number 1
b1f1 "The McComb, Mississippi Story," Number 2
b1f1 "Mississippi Eyewitness: the three civil rights workers—how they were murdered," the exclusive story by Ramparts Magazine, 1964
Scope: Articles by Louis E. Lomax and John Howard Griffin and an interview with Dick Gregory
Pamphlets, Articles, Letters, 1964
b1f2 "Report To The Members of the Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law," Harrison Tweed and Bernard G. Segal, Co-Chairmen, March 1964
b1f2 Leaflet—The Crusader Monthly Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 4—"USA: The Potential Of A Minority Revolution," May-June 1964
b1f2 "Hearing Before a Select Panel on Mississippi and Civil Rights," Extension of Remarks of Hon. Phillip Burton of California in the House of Representatives, Monday, 15 June 1964, Congressional Record-Appendix, 15 June 1964
Scope: Pp. A3228-A3231
b1f2 Temporary Restraining Order, United States District Court, Southern District of Mississippi, Jackson Division, Civil Action Number 3583 (J) (M). Cleveland Donald, Jr., By his Father and Next Friend—Plaintiff v. Thomas Jefferson Tubb, Chairman, et al—Defendants, 10 June 10 1964
b1f2 "Chronological Events," by Albert Heffner, 2 July-3 August 1964
Scope: Daily account of events
b1f2 Untitled article (makes 24 points) re: civil rights organizations in Mississippi
b1f2 James B. Guinan, Mississippi Summer Project—White Community Project—Form letter—Biloxi, 12 July 1964
b1f2 "Mississippi Summer Project: Running Summary of Incidents," 16 June-26 August [1964]
b1f2 James B. Guinan, Mississippi Summer Project—White Community Project—Form Letter—Biloxi, Mississippi, 24 July 1964
b1f2 Letter—Frank E. Smith to Hodding Carter—Knoxville, Tennessee, 24 July 1964
b1f2 Letter—Charles R. Jacobs to Leon F. Wilkens—Brookhaven, Mississippi, 24 July 1964
b1f2 Letter—Charles R. Jacobs to Leon F. Wilkens—Brookhaven, Mississippi, 18 August 1964
b1f2 Bibliography—"Selected References on Mississippi, Summer 1964 through the present time"
b1f2 Memorandum—Henry Aronson to COFO Staff, August 1964
b1f2 Reprint—"Mississippi: From Conversion to Coercion," by Christopher Jencks. The New Republic, 22 August 1964
b1f2 Aspect, October 1964 Bulletin, Vol, II, No. 3
Scope: A project of the Information and Education Committee—Jackson Citizens' Council
b1f2 "Mississippi Yells About U.S. Spending but Couldn't Do Without It," by Ralph McGill, The Boston Globe, 17 September 1964
Scope: Two photos accompany article, p.21.
b1f2 "Editor Is Firmly Holding Line Inside Circle Of Controversy," by Bill Street, The Commercial Appeal, 20 October 1964
b1f2 "Terror In Mississippi," by Uncle Dudley, The Boston Globe, 7 October 1964
Scope: P. 34
b1f2 "Draft Report on the Mississippi Summer Project," Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, 20 October 1964
b1f2 "All You Have To Do Is Lie," by John Beecher, 24 October 1964
Scope: Article from unidentified publication
b1f2 "Standby In Mississippi"
Scope: 4 pages of pictures
b1f2 Newsletter, No. 2, Medical Committee For Human Rights, November 1964
b1f2 Newsletter, No. 1, Medical Committee For Human Rights, October 1964
b1f2 William P. Davis (letter) to Dr. James Silver-Jackson, Mississippi, 24 November 1964
b1f2 Letter-William P. Davis to The Faculties and Student Body of the Theological Seminaries and Bible Colleges of America-Jackson, Mississippi, 23 November 1964
b1f2 Dwyn M. Mounger (letter) to Rev. Dr. William P. Davis-Princeton, New Jersey, 17 November 1964
b1f2 Letter-Dwyn M. Mounger to Rev. Dr. William P. Davis-Princeton, New Jersey, 22 November 1964
b1f2 United States Government Memorandum, Staff to General Counsel; Subject: Mississippi Hearing-Pike County (McComb), 19 November 1964
Scope: Xerox copy. 32 pp.
b1f2 "Mississippi Must Choose," by James W. Silver, The New York Times Magazine, 19 July 1964
Scope: Pp. 8, 54-55
b1f2 Open letter from "Gail," to "Dear Friends," Meridian City Jail-"White Women Only," 30 November 1964
b1f2 Unaddressed letter from Gail-Meridian, Mississippi, 28 November 1964
b1f2 The Southern Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, Jackson, Mississippi, 1 October 1964
b1f2 The Southern Review, Vol. I, No. 2, Jackson, Mississippi, 1 October 1964
b1f2 "Cryer," Coahoma County Branch NAACP, 5 December 1964
b1f2 "Their Text Is A Civil Rights Primer," by Pat Walters, The New York Times Magazine, 20 December 1964
Scope: Pp. 10-11, 40-43
b1f2 "Cryer," Coahoma County Branch NAACP, 21 December 1964
b1f2 "A Bowl of Gumbo For Curtis Bryant," by Paul Good, The Reporter, 31 December 1964
Scope: Pp. 19-22
b1f2 Letter-Leslie A. Falk, M.D. to Professor James Silver-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 22 December 1964
b1f2 "A Stranger In Philadelphia, Mississippi," by Joseph Lelyveld, The New York Times Magazine, 27 December 1964
Scope: Pp. 5, 36-38
Letters, Articles, Bulletins, Pamphlets, Etc.
b1f3 "Cryer," Coahoma County Branch NAACP, 8 January 1965
b1f3 "Mississippi," Ave Maria (National Catholic Weekly), 16 January 1965
Scope: Pp. cover, 3-6
b1f3 "Mississippi Report: Notebook On Out Own Congo," by William J. Jacobs, Ave Maria, 23 January 1965
Scope: Pp. 5-8
b1f3 "Mississippi Report: More Notebook On Out Own Congo," by William J. Jacobs, Ave Maria, 30 January 1965
Scope: Pp. 5-10
b1f3 "Mississippi Report: The Hole in The Window Shade," by Rev. Malcolm, Boyd, Ave Maria. February 6, 1965
Scope: Pp. 6-7, p. 28
b1f3 "The State That Is," Speech of William Winter to Vicksburg Jaycees DSA Banquet, 18 January 1965
b1f3 "This Is Mississippi-State Help Sought To Stop Hate Publication In Leflore," Commercial Appeal, 7 February 1965
Scope: Xerox copy
b1f3 "A Delta Discussion-Issue III Of A Series," "By A Local Civic Group"
b1f3 "Don't You Remember, Father?" By Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Ave Maria, 13 February 1965
Scope: Pp. 14-15
b1f3 "I Was A White Man For the NAACP," by William J. Jacobs, Ave Maria, 20 February 1965
Scope: Pp. 6-7, 30
b1f3 "Survival Of A Negro Leader," by Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Ave Maria, 27 February 1965
Scope: Pp. 10-11
b1f3 Article-"New Federal Programs in the South," Southern Regional Council, 11 March 1965
Scope: Seven pages
b1f3 "Inside A Mississippi Freedom House," by Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Ave Maria, 13 March 1965
Scope: Pp. 20-21, 3-
b1f3 "Mississippi Slowly Walks Rough Path Of Change," by Jules Loh, Commercial Appeal, 4 April 1965
Scope: Reprint
b1f3 "A Mississippi Minister Defends Segregation," Saturday Evening Post, Subtitle: "Speaking Out: Integration Could Destroy Rural Mississippi," by Dr. Clayton Sullivan, 10 April 1965
Scope: Pp. 10, 15
b1f3 Medical Committee For Human Rights-First National Conference-Howard University College of Medicine, 23-25 April 1965
b1f3 Susie Goodwillie to Professor James Silver-New York, 20 April 1965
b1f3 "The Liberals' Big Stick: Ready For Snick?" by Jack Newfield, Cavalier, June [?]
Scope: Pp. 33-34, 88. Reprint-back of second page has a "Summary of Incidents."
b1f3 Medical Committee For Human Rights
Scope: Pages from an unnamed publication. Pp. 3-4
b1f3 Leslie A. Falk, M.D. to Professor James Silver-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 6 August 1965
b1f3 "Cryer," Coahoma County Branch NAACP, 31 May 1965
b1f3 Booklet-"Lawyers' Committee For Civil Rights Under Law, Statement of Purpose and Activities," Harrison Tweed, Bernard G. Segal, Co-Chairmen, 1 June 1965
b1f3 "Manual for Southern Medical Projects Presence," Medical Committee For Human Rights, June 1965
Scope: Nine printed pages
b1f3 "Orientation Program For Health Professions Students Prior to Mississippi Summer," Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 27 June-3 July 1965
b1f3 "Dixie Health Probe Launched From Pitt," by George Thomas, The Pittsburgh Press, 4 July 1965
Scope: P. 4, Sect. 1. Xerox copy.
b1f3 "Newsletter," Medical Committee For Human Rights, No. 5, May 1965
b1f3 "Nurse Tells Harrowing Tale of Mississippi Brutality, 'Justice'," by Woody L. Taylor, The Pittsburgh Courier, 10 July 1965
Scope: Two Xerox copies
b1f3 "Mississippi Bound," two photographs, The Pittsburgh Courier, 10 July 1965
Scope: Xerox copy
b1f3 The Southern Courier, Vol. 1, No. 1, 16 July 1965
b1f3 Report on Visit to Southern District Assignment Areas-Hattiesburg, Laurel, Gulfport, and Moss Point, 17 July; 18 July 1965
b1f3 Gilbert T. Venable-open letter distributed by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, 18 July 1965
b1f3 "Student Starts A Paper In South," The New York Times, 25 July 1965
Scope: Xerox copy
b1f3 Collection of statements by Black children concerning their "dreams" for the future, 20 December 1964-1 January 1965
b1f3 The Citizen, July-August 1965
b1f3 "Bootlegging In Mississippi Is Complex Business Today," The Commercial Appeal, 14 August 1965
Scope: Page 4
b1f3 "A Report On The Delta Farm Strike," by Claude Ramsay, President-Mississippi AFL-CIO, 16 August 1965
b1f3 A.E. "Gene" Cox to Dr. James W. Silver-Memphis, Tennessee, 21 September 1965
b1f3 Reprint-"Representative Probes Records of Commission," Pascagoula Chronicle-Star and Moss Point Advertiser, 21 April 1961
b1f3 Reprint-"Here's Johnston Reply To Council Criticism," Scott County Times, by Erle Johnston, Jr., 14 June 1962
b1f3 "Johnston Keeps Job Despite CC Blasts," by The Associated Press, Clarion-Ledger, 20 July 1962
b1f3 "'Practical Segregation' Urged in Mississippi," by Lewis Lord, 1 June 1962
Scope: Reprint from newspaper
b1f3 "Citizens Council Given Donation," 14 February 1962
Scope: No newspaper - reprint
b1f3 "Patterson Recommends Payments Be Stopped," by Bob Pittman, Jackson Daily News, 25 April 1961
Scope: Reprint
b1f3 "Squabble Continued By Segregationists," 9 June 1962
Scope: No newspaper - reprint
b1f3 "Sovereignty Group Winning Over Forum," by Kenneth Toles, 19 October 1962
Scope: No newspaper - reprint
b1f3 "More Than 50 Percent: Citizens' Council Monies Sharply Cut By Commission," by The Associated Press, 19 October 1962
Scope: No newspaper - reprint
b1f3 "Sovereignty Fund Given Land O.K.," by United Press International, 10 May
Scope: No newspaper - reprint
b1f3 "Under The Capitol Dome: Johnson Appointment Climaxes Fend With Council Leadership," by James Saggers, Greenwood Commonwealth, 23 March 1963
Scope: Reprint
b1f3 "Head Starts in Mississippi," by Donald W. Robinson, Phi Delta Kappan, October 1965
Scope: Pp. 91-95. Photocopy
b1f3 Pamphlet-"Federal 'Anti-Poverty' Programs: Present and Pending," Southern Regional Council
Scope: 12 printed pages
"Reports From Britain"
Scope: James Silver's "Reports From Britain" are articles that Silver wrote on a variety of sociopolitical topics while teaching at the University of Aberdeen. Many of the articles examine the differences between American and European society. Unless otherwise indicated, articles were written from Aberdeen, Scotland.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 15 May 1965
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 3 May 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 9 April 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 10 April 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 30 March 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 18 March 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 12 March 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 4 March 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 25 February 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 18 February 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 6 February 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 30 January 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 25 January 1950
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 16 January 1950
Scope: Written from Canzo-Asso, Italy. Final copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 11 January 1950
Scope: Written from Milan, Italy. Final copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 30 December 1949
Scope: Written from Canzo, Italy. Final copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 19 December 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 12 December 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 5 December 1940
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 29 November 1940
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 21 November 1949
Scope: Written from Glasgow, Scotland. Final copy.
b1f4 "Report From Scotland," 14 November 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 5 November 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 31 October 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 24 October 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 15 October 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 10 October 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 10 October 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 1 October 1949
Scope: Final copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 25 September 1949
Scope: Written from London, England. Rough copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 14 September 1949
Scope: Written from the S.S. Washington, Off Colh, Ireland. Final copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 27 August 1949
Scope: Written from University, Mississippi. Final copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 25 September 1949
Scope: Written from London, England. Final copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 14 September 1949
Scope: S.S. Washington, Off Colh, Ireland. Rough copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 15 May 1950
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 12 March 1950
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 25 February 1950
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 16 January 1950
Scope: Written from Canzo-Asso, Italy. Rough copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 11 January 1950
Scope: Written from Milan, Italy. Rough copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 30 December 1949
Scope: Written from Canzo, Italy. Rough copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 19 December 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 12 December 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 5 December 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 28 November 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 21 November 1949
Scope: Written from Glasgow, Scotland. Rough copy.
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 14 November 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 31 October 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 24 October 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 15 October 1949
Scope: Rough copy
b1f4 "Report From Britain," 1 October 1949
Scope: Rough copy
Miscellaneous
b2f1 Notecards pertaining to the Lumber Industry
b2f2 Notecards pertaining to the Lumber Industry
b2f3 Notecards pertaining to the Lumber Industry
b3f1 Notecards on various subjects
b3f2 Photocopies of articles pertaining to Will Percy and LeRoy Percy; typescript essays on William A. Percy
Scope:
b3f3 Pamphlets: Dancy Rabbit Creek Treaty, Alabama State Department of Archives Historical Series #10, 1928; The Origin of The Prelude, and the Composition of Book I and II by David Bishop
b3f4 Newsclipping, University Housing Application
b4f1 Notecards on Sardis and the lumber industry
b4f2 Notecards on Sardis and the lumber industry
b4f3 Notecards on Sardis and the lumber industry
b5 Various information on the Mississippi lumber industry
Scope: Unprocessed
b5 Journal of Southern History (old)
Scope: Unprocessed
b5 Various journals, papers, pamphlets on Blacks in the south, racism, civil rights, related topics
Scope: Unprocessed
b5 Correspondence: 1 folder, includes Hodding Carter (2), Aaron Henry (1)
Scope: Unprocessed
b5 Misc.: 1 folder, includes Freedom Democratic Party information booklet- history of organization, other information
Scope: Unprocessed
Accession Number 87-25
Collected Material: Race Relations
b1f1 Cupit v. Roberts - Stacy v. Williams, Affidavit by Silver
b1f2 Cupit v. Roberts - Stacy v. Williams, Amended complaint
b1f3 Cupit v. Roberts - Stacy v. Williams, Interrogatories to defendants
b1f4 Cupit v. Roberts - Stacy v. Williams, Correspondence between attorneys and Silver
b1f5 Cupit v. Roberts - Stacy v. Williams, Clipping: Delta Democrat Times, 14 January 1969
b1f6 Cupit v. Roberts - Stacy v. Williams, opinion
b1f7 Cupit v. Roberts - Stacy v. Williams, order
b2f1 Book reviews for Mississippi: The Closed Society
b2f2 Clippings/responses to Silver's speech "Mississippi: The Closed Society"
b2f3 Book reviews for Running Scared
b2f4 Book reviews/clippings about Silver
b2f5 Articles/clippings about Silver (including Life, Newsweek)
b2f6 Clippings: Civil rights, Meredith, racism
b2f7 Clippings: by/about Silver
b2f8 Clippings: Academic Freedom
b2f9 Clippings: ODK/Mortar Board, Historical Society
b2f10 Clippings: personal interest
b2f11 Clippings: Misc. 1963
b2f12 Clippings: Misc. 1964
b2f13 Clippings: Misc. 1960's
b2f14 Clippings: reactions to Silver, dismissal proceedings
b2f15 Clippings: Misc. 1950's
b2f16 Articles/clippings on book reviews (segregation)
b2f17 Transcripts: Robert Kennedy, Ross Barnett, 15 August-1 October 1962
b2f18 Articles by Russell Barrett: "Integration at U. of Miss.," "Crisis at U. of Miss."
b3f1 Periodicals (5): pro-civil rights
b3f2 "The Moral Aspects of Segregation," Benjamin Mays
Scope: Typed manuscripts, 7pp.
b3f3 Journals/articles: Pro-civil rights, black history
b3f4 Reprints of responses to "Race and Reason," Putnam
b3f5 "The Nigible Papers," February/ May 1956
b3f6 "Petal Papers," Editorial Reprints from The Petal Paper
b3f7 "Southern Reposure," Summer 1956
Scope: Two copies
b3f8 Journal articles (6): History of racism in the U.S.
b3f9 Letter to Editor: Clarion-Ledger by Evans Harrington. June 22, 1963
b3f10 Clippings/Articles: pro-civil rights materials
b3f11 Ole Miss Coloring Book
b3f12 Chronological events - Albert Heffner, 2 July-3 August 1964
b3f13 News Release: Voter Education Project, 31 March 1963
b3f14 "Prospectus for Summer": Freedom Schools, 1964
b3f15 "Economic Status of Mississippi," 1954-1960
b3f16 "Delta Discussion - No. 2," "Thoughts That Come to Mind While Listening to Black and White Militants"
b3f17 Clippings and Pamphlets: Citizen's Council and Racist
b3f18 Derogatory letters to Silver
Scope: Xerographs
b3f19 Charge to Grand Jury - Lafayette County, by Judge W. M. O'Brien, 12 November 1962
b3f20 Address of Ross Barnett to Harvard Law School Forum, 4 February 1963
b3f21 Notes from speech of Senator Eastland, 1 December 1955
b3f22 Rebel Record, 1962-1963
b4f1 Various pamphlets: race relations
b4f2 Pamphlets/programs from Symposiums and Conferences
b4f3 Correspondence between Silver/Miss. State Retirement
b4f4 Correspondence and Memos: Silver and USF History Dept.
b4f5 Assorted Memos, Correspondence: USF
b4f6 Assorted Memos, Correspondence: USF
b4f7 Memos and Clippings: USF
b4f8 Class Guides, Student Evaluation: USF
b4f9 Misc. Clippings: Racism, Meredith
b4f10 Unidentified TMS: Civil War
b4f11 "A Personalized History" - 10pp. xerography; "An Organizer's Perspective to Race Relations ..." - John Salter, Jr.; "The Confederate Congress" - Bill Wiley
b5f1 Misc. Clippings: Integration (Clarksdale Press Register)
b5f2 Excerpts: The Closed Society, correspondence - U of MN Dean's retreat, 1964
b5f3 The Closed Society: amended preface, letters from appendix
b5f4 The Closed Society: book reviews
Scope: Xerographys
b5f5 Book reviews written by Silver
b5f6 Notecards: Silver speeches
b5f7 Thesis outline, text by Wm. Jelin (Huey Long)
b5f8 Harcourt, Brace Royalty Statements (The Closed Society)
b5f9 Correspondence: Previews of The Closed Society
b5f10 Correspondence: Previews of The Closed Society (address and book)
b5f11 Book reviews of The Closed Society
b5f12 Pre-publication correspondence: The Closed Society
b5f13 Pre-publication correspondence w/Harcourt Brace, 1963-1964
b5f14 "Mississippi: The Closed Society": presidential address SHA, 7 November 1963
b5f15 Joseph Blotner "The Source's of Faulkner's Genius"; untitled essay on Faulkner by Silver (Strickland)
b5f16 Board of Trustees report and resolution; "The Christian and the Race Crisis" - John Daley (Strickland)
b5f17 Misc. clippings, correspondence, 1962-1964
b5f18 "Mississippi Vistas", Louis Daniel Brodsky
General Correspondence
b6f1 Correspondence, 1940's
b6f2 Correspondence, including Billy Graham, George F. Kennon, Hodding Carter, Frank Smith, Arthur Schlesinger, 1950-1955
b6f3 Correspondence, 1956
b6f4 Correspondence, 1957
Scope: Includes Arthur Schlesinger
b6f5 Correspondence, 1958
Scope: Includes Arthur Schlesinger and U. S. Grant III
b6f6 Correspondence, 1959
Scope: Includes Albert Gore, Frank Smith, Will D. Campbell
b6f7 Correspondence, 1960
Scope: Includes Will D. Campbell
b6f8 Correspondence, 1961
Scope: Includes Arthur Schlesinger and William Winter
b7f1 Correspondence, A-Z, 1961
Scope: Includes Will D. Campbell
b7f2 Correspondence, unclassifiable, 1961
b7f3 Correspondence, A-Z, 1962
Scope: Includes Arthur Schlesinger, Frank Smith, Robert Kennedy
b7f4 Correspondence: unclassifiable, 1962
b7f5 Correspondence, A-G, 1963
Scope: Includes Carvel Collins
b7f6 Correspondence, H-Q, 1963
Scope: Includes Malcolm X
b7f7 Correspondence, 1963
Scope: Includes Arthur Schlesinger, Frank Smith
b7f8 Correspondence, unclassifiable, 1963
b8f1 Correspondence, A-B, 1964
Scope: Includes John Brademas
b8f2 Correspondence, C-D, 1964
Scope: Includes Thad Cochran
b8f3 Correspondence, E-F, 1964
b8f4 Correspondence, G-H, 1964
b8f5 Correspondence, I-K, 1964
b8f6 Correspondence, L-N, 1964
Scope: Includes Benjamin Mays, James Meredith
b8f7 Correspondence, O-Q, 1964
b8f8 Correspondence, R-S, 1964
Scope: Includes Arthur Schlesinger, Frank Smith, Howard K. Smith
b9f1 Correspondence, T-Z, 1964
b9f2 Correspondence, unclassifiable, 1964
b9f3 Correspondence, A-B, 1965
b9f4 Correspondence, C-E, 1965
b9f5 Correspondence, F-G, 1965
b9f6 Correspondence, H-L, 1965
Scope: Includes Alfred Knopf
b9f7 Correspondence, M-Q, 1965
b9f8 Correspondence, R-Z, 1965
Scope: Includes Frank Smith
b9f9 Correspondence, unclassifiable, 1965
b10f1 Correspondence, A-M, 1966
Scope: Includes John Brademas, Carvel Collins, Robert Kennedy, Benjamin Mays, James Meredith
b10f2 Correspondence, N-Z, 1966
Scope: Includes Arthur Schlesinger, William Winter
b10f3 Correspondence, unclassifiable, 1966
b10f4 Correspondence, A-L, 1967
Scope: Includes John Brademas, Carvel Collins, Aaron Henry
b10f5 Correspondence, M-P, 1967
Scope: Includes Benjamin Mays
b10f6 Correspondence, R-Z, unclassifiable, 1967
Scope: Includes Frank Smith
b10f7 Correspondence, A-L, 1968
Scope: Includes John Brademas, Aaron Henry
b10f8 Correspondence, M-Z, unclassifiable, 1968
Scope: Includes Benjamin Mays, Frank Smith, William Winter
b10f9 Correspondence, 1969
Scope: Includes Aaron Henry
b10f10 Correspondence, 1970
Scope: Includes John Brademas, Carvel Collins
b11f1 Correspondence, 1971
Scope: Includes Reubin Askew, Carvel Collins
b11f2 Correspondence, 1972
Scope: Includes Carvel Collins, Frank Smith, Reubin Askew
b11f3 Correspondence, 1973
Scope: Includes Carvel Collins
b11f4 Correspondence, 1974
b11f5 Correspondence, 1975
Scope: Includes Carvel Collins
b11f6 Correspondence, 1976
Scope: Includes Hodding Carter
b11f7 Correspondence, 1977
Scope: Includes Aaron Henry, William Winter
b11f8 Correspondence, 1978
b11f9 Correspondence, 1979-1980
Scope: Includes William Winter (inaugural address), Frank Smith
b11f10 Correspondence, 1981
b11f11 Correspondence, 1982
b11f12 Correspondence, 1982
Scope: Includes Frank Smith, William Winter
b11f13 Correspondence, 1983
Scope: Includes Frank Smith, William Winter
b12f1 Correspondence, 1983
Scope: Includes Frank Smith, William Winter
b12f2 Correspondence (cont.), 1983
b12f3 Correspondence (1), 1984
Scope: Includes Frank Smith, L. D. Brodsky
b12f4 Correspondence (2), 1984
Scope: Includes Joan Williams, Carvel Collins, L. D. Brodsky, James H. Meredith, William Winter
b12f5 Correspondence (3), 1984
Scope: Includes Frank Smith
b12f6 Correspondence, Patricia Romero Curtain "... Post Emancipation in Lamu," 1984
b12f7 Correspondence from Anne Stokes, 1982-1984
b12f8 Correspondence from John Salter, 1984
b13f1 Correspondence (1), 1985
Scope: Includes Frank Smith
b13f2 Correspondence (2), 1985
b13f3 Correspondence (3), 1985
b13f4 Correspondence, 1986
Scope: Includes Frank Smith
b13f5 Undated correspondence
Scope: Includes Hodding Carter, Carvel Collins
b14f1 Correspondence, 1935
b14f2 Correspondence, 1936
b14f3 Correspondence, 1937
b14f4 Correspondence, 1938
b14f5 Correspondence, 1939
b14f6 Correspondence, 1940
b14f7 Correspondence, 1941
b14f8 Correspondence, 1942
b14f9 Correspondence, 1943
b14f10 Correspondence, 1944
b14f11 Correspondence, 1945
b14f12 Correspondence, 1946
b14f13 Correspondence, 1947
b14f14 Correspondence, 1948
b14f15 Correspondence, 1949
b14f16 Correspondence, 1950
Scope: Includes Senator J. W. Fulbright
b14f17 Correspondence, 1951
b14f18 Correspondence, 1952
Scope: Includes Eric Sevareid, Arthur Schlesinger, Adlai Stevenson
b14f19 Correspondence, 1953
Scope: Includes Eric Seraried, John Falkner
b14f20 Correspondence, 1954
Scope: Includes Justice Felix Frankfurter, Hugh White
b14f21 Correspondence, 1955 Includes Estes Kefauver, Harry Truman
Academic and Personal Papers
b15f1 Faulkner clippings, (obituaries, etc.)
b15f2 Faulkner clippings, Oxford, reviews, etc.
b15f3 Reviews of Blotner biography, Time, 17 July 1964
b15f4 Clippings - reviews; "Faulkner on Race"
Scope: Typed manuscript, 19 pages
b15f5 Handwritten notes about Faulkner (Silver)
b15f6 Clippings, Faulkner's life
b15f7 "Faulkner's South" - Silver; "William Faulkner"- J. B. Meriwether
b15f8 Clippings, Holiday, "The Collector as Sleuthsayer", L. D. Brodsky, April 1954
b15f9 Commentaries on Sutpen, Absalom, Absalom
b15f10 Faulkner reminiscences by Silver
b15f11 Term papers on Faulkner
b15f12 Misc. Faulkner clippings, notecards on Faulkner
b15f13 Thesis, "... Intruder in the Dust and Mississippi: The Closed Society..."
b15f14 Faulkner maps, genealogies, study guides
b16f1 "A Visit With Miss Maud" - TMs, related correspondence, by Margaret T. Silver
b16f2 "A Comparison of Richard Wright and Wm. Faulkner", Thomas Gibbs
b16f3 Faulkner-related periodicals
b16f4 "He Made the Books and He Died", Silver (?)
b16f5 Interview with Carvel Collins
b16f6 "Faulkner and Civil Rights", TMs, Silver
b16f7 "Faulkner's South", Silver
Scope: Typed manuscripts, xerography
b16f8 Notecards about Faulkner (Silver)
b16f9 Faulkner reminiscences
b16f10 Mississippi Historical Commission Files, 1949-1952
b16f11 Mississippi Historical Commission Files, 1951-1952
b16f12 Mississippi Historical Society Files, 1952-1953
b16f13 Mississippi Historical Society Files, 1960-1963
b17f1 Southern Historical Commission, 1947-1948
b17f2 Southern Historical Association, 1957
b17f3 Southern Historical Association File, 1962
b17f4 Southern Historical Association File, 1963
b17f5 Southern Historical Association File, 1975
b17f6 Mississippi Valley Historical Association File, 1963
b17f7 American Historical Association File, 1962
b17f8 Gettysburg Civil War Conference File, 1961
b17f9 Gettysburg Civil War Conference File, 1961
Scope: Includes address "The Tragedy of Southern Leadership 1820-1860," copy and corrected copy
b17f10 U. S. National Student Association File, 1962
b17f11 History Institute file, Summer 1967
b17f12 Notre Dame Negro History Week, 1968
b17f13 USF Symposium on the Contemporary South; related correspondence, 1972
Scope: Includes Benjamin Mays
b18f1 Speaking/lecture engagements declined; related correspondence
Scope: Includes Barney Frank
b18f2 Speaking/lecture engagement accepted; related correspondence, 1964
b18f3 Speaking/lecture engagements accepted; related correspondence, 1965 (1)
b18f4 Speaking/lecture engagement accepted; related correspondence, 1965 (2)
b18f5 Speaking/lecture engagements accepted; related correspondence, 1966
b18f6 Speaking/lecture engagements accepted; related correspondence, 1967-1969
b18f7 South Bend Human Relations Commission, Negro History Week, related correspondence, including Thurgood Marshall, John Brademas, Emma Lou Thornbrough
b18f8 Hillman Foundation Prize Award; related correspondence, address text, 1964
b18f9 Class bibliographies, misc.
b18f10 Clippings - after SHA address, 1964
b19f1 SHA Asheville speech TMs (Carbon) 41pp.; xerography of speech press release, 1963
b19f2 Correspondence related to SHA address
b19f3 Correspondence related to SHA address, 1963
b19f4 N. J. Civil War Centennial Commission Speech - related materials, 1963
b19f5 "The Diary of a One-Horse Enterpriser" - related correspondence
b19f6 Correspondence w/ Chrysler Corp., "The Great Atlantic Fraud," 1958
b19f7 U. S. Dept. of Commerce Community Relations Service related materials, correspondence, 1965
b19f8 Millsaps College address, 1979
b19f9 Correspondence between A. Simpson and H. Warden, re: J. H. Napier thesis, 1949-1950
b19f10 The University of Tours/ICC - related materials, correspondence, 1938-1939
b19f11 American Red Cross Service - related materials, correspondence, 1945
b19f12 Waldo Dodge: landlord/tenant dispute - related correspondence, 1951-1952
b19f13 Ronald Bruce/Rotary Club speeches - related correspondence, 1950
b19f14 Invitations - including Winter inauguration
b19f15 Class notes - notecards (Notre Dame)
b19f16 Notre Dame, memos, correspondence, etc. including Robert Penn Warren
b20f1 AAUP statements regarding Meredith incident
b20f2 Univ. of Miss. speaker screening - correspondence, clippings, proposal, 1955
b20f3 Univ. of Miss. contracts
b20f4 Board of Trustees v. Silver - related correspondence, misc., 1964
b20f5 Univ. of Ms. History Dept. - memos, correspondence, misc., 1960-1964
b20f6 U. S. Civil Rights Commission - minutes, 1964
b20f7 Various personal records
b20f8 Term papers written by Silver (Vanderbilt)
b20f9 Summer instruction, Harvard - related correspondence, misc., 1959
b20f10 Summer instruction, Missouri - related correspondence, misc., 1960
b20f11 Summer instruction, Virginia - related correspondence, misc., 1961
b20f12 Summer instruction, Emory - related correspondence, misc., 1963
b20f13 Summer instruction, Rutgers - related correspondence, misc., 1965
b20f14 Student papers. Summer 1965
b20f15 MIT appointment - related correspondence, 1966
b21f1 Meredith/Ole Miss, various statements, commentaries, including Margaret Silver, AAUP
b21f2 Meredith clippings
b21f3 NAACP materials
b21f4 Correspondence to Silver about Meredith, 1962
b21f5 Correspondence to Silver about Meredith, 1962
b21f6 Citizen's Council materials
b21f7 Commentary, clippings, Medgar Evers
b21f8 Billy Barton accusations, clippings, 1961
b21f9 Hooker -White accusations, correspondence, clippings, misc., 1959
b21f10 Misc. clippings - racial
b21f11 Racial/segregation commentaries
b21f12 Southern Regional Council Report, "Law Enforcement in Mississippi"; "Public Education in Mississippi," 1964
b21f13 Southern Regional Council publications, 1962-1963
b22f1 Rotary International Speech, related clippings, correspondence, including Frank Smith, Hodding Carter, 1948
b22f2 "The Next Depression", speech, Moss Point, MS - clippings, correspondence, text, 1949
b22f3 Rotary speech, Jackson, Tenn., text outline, correspondence, inc. J. P. Coleman, Arthur Schlesinger, William Winter. 1956
b22f4 Brookings Institute Seminar, correspondence, related material, 1951
b22f5 "Confederate Morale and Church Propaganda", related correspondence - inc. Frank Smith, Will D. Campbell
b22f6 "Writing a Business History", speech, Minneapolis, Minn., various texts, 1958
b22f7 Arkansas Historical Association speech, related materials, 1959
b22f8 Brochures, etc. from Silver speeches
b22f9 Clippings from various Silver speeches
b22f10 Various speech notecards, outlines, texts
b22f11 Tougaloo College speech, related correspondence, misc., 1969
b22f12 Earlham College speech, correspondence, notecards, clippings, 1962
b22f13 Fellowship, grant information
b22f14 Confederacy grants
b22f15 Social Science Research Council Grant, 1961
b22f16 Ford Foundation, 1951-1952
b22f17 Misc. awards
b23f1 New Mexico Electric News, Civil War articles by Silver, related correspondence, texts, 1961
b23f2 Greenville, Miss. file
b23f3 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, correspondence, misc. materials for various cases
b23f4 Forest History Foundation, correspondence, misc. materials, 1957
b23f5 Weston letters, Wisconsin 19th century, edited by Silver, related correspondence
b23f6 Tribute to David Cohn, correspondence from Lillian Cohn, misc.
b23f7 David Cohn, misc. articles, clippings, correspondence
b23f8 Interview with William Murphy - Southern Oral History Program
b23f9 Methodists/racial problem, misc. correspondence, clippings, 1963
b23f10 Correspondence with Louis Daniel Brodsky
b23f11 Amalgamated Clothing Workers v. Garon, correspondence, agreement
b23f12 Correspondence with J. P. Coleman
b23f13 Assorted conference pamphlets and brochures
b35f1 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address- favorable, including Aaron Henry (Christmas 1963), 1963-1964
b35f2 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address- favorable, 1963-1964
b35f3 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address- favorable, including Frank Smith, 1963-1964
b35f4 NA
b35f5 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address- favorable, 1963-1964
b35f6 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address- favorable, 1963-1964
b35f7 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address- favorable, including Harrison Salisbury, Arthur Palmer Hudson, 1963-1964
b35f8 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address - favorable, 1963-1964
b35f9 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address - favorable, 1963-1964
b35f10 Correspondence to Silver after SHA address - negative, 1963-1964
b35f11 Lists of correspondence received after SHA address
b36f1 Old clippings about Silver, includes "Reports from Britain"
b36f2 Misc. older programs, etc.
b36f3 Assorted clippings about Silver
b36f4 Clippings, reviews of "Mississippi: The Closed Society"
b36f5 Clippings, reviews of "Mississippi: The Closed Society"
b36f6 Misc. reviews/releases of "Mississippi: The Closed Society", accompanying correspondence
b36f7 Clippings after SHA address
b36f8 Misc. material, correspondence after SHA address
b36f9 Misc. old correspondence; re: trip to Britain, Gaines' book, 1940's-1950
b36f10 Misc. household finances/receipts
b36f11 Household finances, 1951-1956
b36f12 Household finances, 1957-1965
Writings and Research
b24f1 Various articles written by Silver (early)
b24f2 Various articles written by Silver
b24f3 Published articles written by Silver
b24f4 Book reviews written by Silver
b24f5 Book reviews written by Silver
b24f6 "London Economist" articles, related correspondence
b24f7 Various Silver articles, misc.
b24f8 "Lincoln's Kinsman," "Lincolnlore," 1940's
b24f9 Correspondence re, Edmund Pendleton Gaines
b25f1 Reviews of Silver's books
b25f2 Reviews of Mississippi: The Closed Society
b25f3 Reviews of "The Yazoo" by Frank Smith
b25f4 Reviews of Three Years in Mississippi by James Meredith
b25f5 Correspondence, clippings George Morris article, 1943
b25f6 Articles about Silver, includes People magazine
b25f7 Letters to the Editor by Silver
b25f8 Misc. clippings
b25f9 Macon Garment Co. v. Amalgamated, correspondence, misc. materials, 1964
b25f10 Race and Reason by Carleton Putnam, misc. clippings
b25f11 Southern Student Organizing Committee pamphlets
b25f12 Southern Student Organizing Committee pamphlets
b26f1 Dictionary of American History, correspondence, contributions
b26f2 Articles/correspondence re: Edmund Pendleton Gaines, 1940s
b26f3 Correspondence/articles on Phillip Kearny, 1930s
b26f4 "The Problem of Public Morale in the Southern Confederacy", Chas. W. Ramsdell, xerography
b26f5 "The Confederate Soldier", related correspondence
b26f6 "The Confederate Soldier", introduction, chapter outlines
b26f7 Civil War letters (7)
b26f8 Correspondence re: Mississippi in the Confederacy
b26f9 Mississippi in the Confederacy - clippings, correspondence
b26f10 Mississippi in the Confederacy, misc. correspondence including David Cohn
b26f11 Mississippi in the Confederacy, pre-publication correspondence, agreement
b26f12 Correspondence, clippings related to A Life for the Confederacy
b26f13 Correspondence regarding Silver's British news column. 1950
b26f14 Brockway diary, TM, galley pages by Silver; xerography of Brockway unedited diary
b26f15 Correspondence related to Brockway diary
b27f1 Misc. class notes, term papers
b27f2 Journal reprints, conference programs
b27f3 Book reviews written by Silver (TM)
b27f4 National Humanities Faculty - correspondence, news releases, related materials
b27f5 "The Tragedy of Southern Leadership, 1820-60", corrected copy, supplemental paper, 1961
b27f6 Unionization, correspondence, clippings, pamphlets
b27f7 "The Military Leadership of the Confederacy" by Lenoir Chambers, corrected xerography
b27f8 "The Movement in Macomb, 1961-64" by John Dittmer, xerography
b27f9 "Chapter 17- Ole Miss", corrected carbon, source unknown
b27f10 "What Happened to Culture in the Confederacy" by Eaton, corrected TM; commentary by Jerome W. Jones
b27f11 "Race: The History of an Idea in America" by Thomas F. Gossett, xerography
b27f12 "Teaching American History Abroad" by Silver, 28 December 1951
Scope: Paper read at AHA
b27f13 Miscellaneous writings about Faulkner
b27f14 Personal accounts- some used as addresses
b28f1 Mississippi Freedom Movement- miscellaneous pamphlets, accounts of events, 1964
b28f2 "Political Leadership in the Confederacy," Rembert W. Patrick
Scope: TM, carbon
b28f3 Miscellaneous clippings
b28f4 Speech notes, notecards
b28f5 "Notes on Mississippi: July 1965"- Gordon G. Henderson; "Race Riot and Social Values"- Julien Tatum; "There Comes a Time: Dr. Silver of Ole Miss" - Patrick J. Owens
Scope: TM copies
b28f6 "An Evaluation of School Desegregation in Mississippi"- Kenneth L. Dean, xerography; "Quarter 2- A Journal for University Community..."
b28f7 Silver interview with Harry S. Truman, correspondence, clippings
b28f8 Miscellaneous pamphlets, brochures
b28f9 Miscellaneous pamphlets, brochures
b29f1 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case Table of Contents, Introduction
b29f2 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case Section One: Mississippi Riot Commentary
b29f3 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case (1)
b29f4 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case (2)
b29f5 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case (3)
b29f6 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case (4)
b29f7 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case (5)
b29f8 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case (6)
b29f9 Mississippi v. U. S., Documents in the Meredith Case, Commentary: Sections 3-11, Bibliography
b29f10 Correspondence with Chelsea House re: publication of Mississippi v. U. S.
b29f11 Various commentaries/articles on Meredith and Ole Miss
b29f12 Book reviews written by Silver
b29f13 "Restrictions on Negro Voting in Mississippi History", xerography, author unknown
b29f14 "The Central Theme Revisited" by George Tindall, LSU, copy
b29f15 Ross Barnett address to Memphis Citizens' Council, 16 March 1962
b29f16 Interview with James Meredith by Billy Silver, 12 November 1962
Scope: Transcription and tape
b30f1 Mississippi v. U. S., Table of contents, introduction
b30f2 Mississippi v. U. S., (1)
b30f3 Mississippi v. U. S., (2)
b30f4 Mississippi v. U. S., (3)
b30f5 Mississippi v. U. S., (4)
b30f6 Mississippi v. U. S., (5)
b30f7 Mississippi v. U. S., (6)
b30f8 Mississippi v. U. S., bibliography
b30f9 "Change and Development in a Mississippi Delta Civil Community" by Richard D. Chesteen, pp. 367-453
b30f10 "Change and Development in a Mississippi Delta Civil Community" by Richard D. Chesteen, pp. 454-544
b30f11 "Change and Development in a Mississippi Delta Civil Community" by Richard D. Chesteen, pp. 545-634
b30f12 "Change and Development in a Mississippi Delta Civil Community" by Richard D. Chesteen, pp. 635-710
b30f13 "Change and Development in a Mississippi Delta Civil Community" by Richard D. Chesteen, pp. 711-796
b31f1 Mississippi: The Closed Society, edited typed manuscript
b31f2 Mississippi: The Closed Society, edited typed manuscript
b31f3 Mississippi: The Closed Society, edited typed manuscript
b31f4 Mississippi: The Closed Society, typed manuscript, xerography; Beginning-Part 3
b31f5 Mississippi: The Closed Society, typed manuscript, xerography; Part 4-6
b31f6 Mississippi: The Closed Society, typed manuscript xerography; appendix-letters
b31f7 Mississippi: The Closed Society, edited typed manuscript, preface to revised edition
b31f8 Mississippi: The Closed Society, pre-publication publicity; correspondence w/ Harcourt, Brace; copyright registration
b31f9 Miscellaneous personal notes; Rubel Phillips speech, October 3, 1967; Civil Rights Bill commentary, Allen C. Thompson. February 20, 1964
b32f1 Running Scared, first draft, typed manuscript
b32f2 Running Scared, first draft, typed manuscript, continued
b32f3 Running Scared, typed manuscript, spine-stamping copy
b32f4 Running Scared, typed manuscript, spine-stamping copy, continued
b32f5 Running Scared, typed manuscript, spine-stamping copy, continued
b32f6 Running Scared, typed manuscript, main text
b32f7 Running Scared, typed manuscript, main text, continued
b32f8 Running Scared, typed manuscript, main text, continued
b33f1 Running Scared, typed manuscript, xerography, excerpts (1)
b33f2 Running Scared, typed manuscript, xerography, excerpts (2)
b33f3 Running Scared, typed manuscript, xerography, excerpts (3)
b33f4 Running Scared, typed manuscript, miscellaneous xerography
b33f5 Running Scared, typed manuscript, miscellaneous xerography
b33f6 Running Scared, miscellaneous typed manuscripts
b33f7 Running Scared, miscellaneous typed manuscripts and autographed manuscripts
b33f8 Running Scared, miscellaneous typed manuscripts
b33f9 Running Scared, miscellaneous typed manuscripts, xerography
b34f1 Running Scared, beginning to Chapter 4, corrected typed manuscript
b34f2 Running Scared, beginning to Chapter 4, corrected typed manuscript, continued
b34f3 Running Scared, Chapter 1, corrected typed manuscript
b34f4 Running Scared, Chapter 2, corrected typed manuscript
b34f5 Running Scared, Chapter 3, corrected typed manuscript
b34f6 Running Scared, Chapter 4 excerpts, corrected typed manuscript
b34f7 Running Scared, Chapter 5 excerpts, corrected typed manuscript
b34f8 Running Scared, Chapter 5, corrected typed manuscript
b34f9 Running Scared, Chapter 6, corrected typed manuscript
b34f10 Running Scared, Chapter 6, corrected typed manuscript (continued)
b34f11 Running Scared, Appendix A, corrected typed manuscript
b34f12 Running Scared, afterword, corrected typed manuscript
b34f13 Running Scared, Appendix E, Appendix H, corrected typed manuscripts
b37f1 Running Scared, miscellaneous typed manuscripts
b37f2 Running Scared, miscellaneous typed manuscripts and autograph manuscripts, some rejected in final book
b37f3 Reviews of Running Scared
b37f4 Various information about Silver-includes chronology, list of speeches, list of publications
b37f5 Portions of Paul B. Johnson interview with LBJ Library, 1970
b37f6 Firing Line transcript-subject: "Is the South Changing?", 11 November 1982
b37f7 Miscellaneous items, questionable placement in collection
b37f8 Mississippi v. U. S.
b37f9 Mississippi v. U. S.
b37f10 Mississippi v. U. S.
b37f11 Mississippi v. U. S.
Assorted Printed, Visual, and Audio Material
Box 38 Miscellaneous journals
Box 39 Miscellaneous photographs
Box 40 Miscellaneous pamphlets, journals, wartime diary, inscribed copy of "Three Views of the Segregation Decisions"
Box 41 Note cards originally indicated as "The Closed Society"
Box 42 Miscellaneous posters from Silver speeches/addresses; encapsulated material includes: TMs Aaron Henry (3 pp.); correspondence from Aaron Henry, Frank Smith, Alfred A. Knopf, Arthur Schlesinger, Brooks Hays, Carolyn Goodman, James Jones
Box 43 Oversize newspapers; "The Spotlight", vol. 2, part 1, 1976
Box 44 Miscellaneous journals, pamphlets
Box 45 Class role books
Box 46 Programs from historical association meetings
Box 47 Journal reprints; 4 battle maps, Civil War, June 1862
Box 48 Miscellaneous journals, journal reprints
Box 49 Audio recordings
Silver and Karenga, Morris Civic, reel to reel tape, undated
Faculty Forum, Goshen, Indiana: Silver, Atlee Beech, Roy Umble, reel to reel tape, 25 February 1965
Silver address, University of Alabama, reel to reel tape, 8 April 1970
"State Rights and Self Interest": Silver speech, reel to reel tape, undated
Mississippi: The Closed Society, records for the blind, Library of Congress
Scope: Set of 7 records
Southern Historical Association Presidential Address: Silver, Asheville, N.C., reel to reel tape, 7 November 1963
Silver and Davis interview, reel to reel tape, 21 April 1971
Louis Lomax speech, reel to reel tape, undated
Interview for Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Ark., reel to reel tape, 24 September 1966
Silver talk to Emory; reel to reel tape, August 1963
Silver address, University of Tennessee, reel to reel tape, 28 February 1964
Carvel Collins lecture on Faulkner, reel to reel tape, 15 October 1966
Silver speech: Hotel King Cotton, two reel to reel tapes, 7 May 1967
James Meredith, reel to reel tape, 13 November [?]
Carl Sandburg, reel to reel tape, 20 April 1959
Ford Hall Forum, two reel to reel tapes, undated
Ross Barnett speech at Harvard, reel to reel tape, February 1963
Walk Off Story, David Cohn, reel to reel tape, undated
ABC Flare Reports, reel to reel tape, 20 or 27 June 1964
Walk Off Folks, David Cohn, reel to reel tape, undated
Silver Speech, Mississippi State University, reel to reel tape, 4 May 1967
Backgrounds and Northeast Scene, Interview for WGBH, Boston with Geoffrey Godsell, Christian Science Monitor, reel to reel tape, 19 November 1963
Box 50 Unfoldered: Mississippi: The Closed Society, inscribed paperback edition, 1966
b50f1 A Life for the Confederacy, advance proof copy
b50f2 Thesis: "Richard Wright: Negro Identity in Society", Paul Frederick Gustvson, Jr.
b50f3 Student term papers
Restrictions: Restricted
b50f4 Student term papers
Restrictions: Restricted

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