Chancellors Biographical Collection

MUM00530

Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Chancellors Biographical Collection
ID
MUM00530
Date [inclusive]
1952-1998
Extent
2.0 Linear feet (2 boxes + 1 oversize box)
Abstract
Collection contains correspondence, press releases, newsletters, and miscellaneous documents related to the chancellors of the University of Mississippi. Items were created 1952-1998.

Preferred Citation

Chancellors Biographical Collection (MUM00530). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

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Scope and Contents Note

Collection contains correspondence, press releases, newsletters, and miscellaneous documents related to the chancellors of the University of Mississippi. Items were created 1952-1998.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2005

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.

Processing Information

Processed by University of Mississippi Department Special Collections Staff. EAD encoded finding-aid begun September 2005.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- History

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1: General Information. 

 1 "Our Chancellors Through the Years".   2 copies.

 2 (copy) Louise Lewis to Mrs. Calvin Brown. 10 February 1955 

Folder 2: George Frederick Holmes (1848-1849). 

 1 (copy) J. D. Williams to N. F. Holmes. 3 September 1952 

(copy) J. D. Williams to N. F. Holmes. 11 August 1952 

 3 (copy) N. Floyd Holmes to J. D. Williams. 23 August 1953 

Folder 3: Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard (1858-1861). 

 1 Marvin M. Black to Mrs. Phyllis Michelfelder. 22 July 1956 

 2 Mrs. Phyllis Michelfelder to Marvin M. Black. 20 July 1956 

 3 Press Release "Massachusetts Yankee, F. A. P. Barnard, Famous Educator who Founded Barnard College at Columbia University, Became Ole Miss President 100 Years Ago"   3 copies.

 4 Ray Thompson to J. R. Cofield Studio. 22 September 1962 

 5 Marvin M. Black to Eugene Rutland. 2 May 1956 

 6 Picture caption "The Yankee who Helped Build Ole Miss". 

 7 Robert M. Hatlett to Marvin M. Black. 6 July 1956 

 8 F. A. P. Barnard, University of Mississippi. 1854-1861 

 9 Letter to the Honorable Board of Trustees. 1858 

 10 F. A. P. Barnard Inaugural Address as President of Columbia College. 1864 

 11 Scott Barr, "The South's First Physicists". 1969 

Folder 4: General Alexander P. Stewart (1874-1886). 

 1 A. B. Butts to Miss Adeline Roberts. 20 June 1936 

 2 List of material in Cumberland University, Tennessee archives about Alexander Peter Stewart. 

Folder 5: Edward Mayes (1889-1891). 

 1 Press release by Marvin M. Black "65 Years Ago at Ole Miss". 

 2 Press release regarding Edward Mayes no date 

 3 Press release regarding Edward Mayes. August 1956 

Folder 6: Robert B. Fulton (1892-1906). 

Press release by Marvin M. Black "Builder of Ole Miss -- Chancellor Robert Burwell Fulton".   3 copies.

 2 "The Development of Material Resources of the State of Mississippi: A Letter Addressed to the Honorable R. B. Fulton, L. L. D. Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, by Mr. Stuyvesant Fish, President of the Illinois Central Railroad Company". 28 May 1901 

 3 "Chancellor Fulton's Papers Being Processed in A&SC" in The Ole Miss Library Newsletter. October 1978 

 4 Notification of death of Annie Garland Fulton, wife of R. B. Fulton. 16 August 1893 

Folder 7: A. A. Kincannon (1907-1914). 

 1 Biographical sketch. 

 2 Program from a presentation of an A. A. Kincannon portrait. 1956 

Folder 8: J. N. Powers (1914-1924). 

 1 Hugh Clegg to Mrs. J. N. Powers. 4 November 1954 

 2 Press release, Second in series: Builders of Ole Miss -- Chancellor J. Neely Powers,". no date 

 3 Hugh Clegg report on conversation with Mrs. J. N. Powers. 4 November 1954 

Folder 9: Alfred Hume (1924-1930 & 1932-1935). 

 1 Press release "Greeting from Pictures on the Wall -- Story of an Unusual Tribute to a Revered Teacher, Dr. Alfred Hume, by his former Honor Students".   4 copies.

 2 Copy of letter from Dr. Hume. 7 October 1949 

 3 Groups of Top Grade Students in Dr. Hume's Classroom. 

 4 T. A. Bickerstaff to the Donors of the Portrait of Dr. Hume. 3 May 1950 

 5 "Alfred Hume: Distinguished Alumnus," by W. Alton Bryant in The Alumnus (Vanderbilt). September 1948   2 copies.

 6 "Death of Professor Alfred Hume, Chancellor Emeritus".   2 copies.

 7 "Independent Thinking and Free Speech," by Alfred Hume in The Commercial Appeal. 4 November 1934 

 8 Alfred Hume to A. B. Butts. 24 November 1944 

 9 Alfred Hume to Members of the Faculty. 26 September 1934 

 10 "Remarks by Dr. Alfred Hume upon the Occasion of the Unveiling of his Portrait Given to the University by his Honor Mathematics Students -- Ole Miss Homecoming". 1 October 1949 

 11 "Alfred Hume". 

 12 "Alfred Hume -- Third in Series on 'Builders of Ole Miss' ". 

 13 Invitation to inauguration. 1935 

 14 Alfred Hume to Christopher Longest. 19 February 1926 

 15 "Chancellor Hume Strongly Opposes the Removal of University of Mississippi". No date 

 16 Alfred Hume, "Americanism" in The Christian Statesman. September 1920 

Folder 10: Christopher Longest (Acting Chancellor) (1930). 

 1 Convocation program from University of Chicago. 16 March 1915 

 2 "Interpretation of Sallust". 

 3 "Interpretation of Aneid". 

 4 "Interpretation of Livy". 

 5 Material dealing with Christopher Longest's publications. 

 6 Novum Testamentus Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Latine. 

Folder 11: A. B. Butts (1935-1946). 

 1 "Government and the Progress in the South," reprinted from Mississippi Law Journal. February 1937    2 copies

 2 Commencement address. 23 March 1936 

 3 Carbon copy of "Government and Progress in the South". No date 

 4 "Government and Progress in the South," an address delivered at Centennial Celebration of Emory University. 10 December 1936 

 5 (copy) A. B. Butts to Hon. James A. Cunningham. 14 July 1937 

 6 "The State University in the Changing World," address delivered over WGST radio station, Atlanta, Georgia. 10 April 1940 

 7 Invitation to University Open House honoring A. B. Butts. 29 April 

 8 Program from Inauguration ceremony. 19 October 1935    2 copies.

 9 Invitation to Inauguration. 19 October 1935    2 copies.

 10 "Post War College Standards," by A. B. Butts. No date 

 11 Doyle L. Buckles, University of Alabama, to A. B. Butts, regarding Butts' Commencement address (24 May 1944). Includes a Western Union telegram and a copy of a letter from Butts to Buckles. 30 May 1944 

 12 "The State University in the Changing World," reprinted from Southern Association Quarterly. November 1940 

 13 Untitled address by Chancellor Butts. No date   2 copies.

Folder 12: John Davis Williams (1946-1968). 

 1 Inauguration Ball invitation. 24 October 1946 

 2 Inauguration of the Chancellor program. 25 October 1946    2 copies.

 3 "The University of Mississippi, a Brief Statement of Purpose," by J. D. Williams. 1946 

 4 Memorandum to Faculty and Staff from Office of Chancellor. 15 July 1947 

 5 Memorandum from Chancellor. 1 May 1948 

 6 "Higher Education in the South: An Account of the New Regional Program," by J. D. Williams in NEA Journal. February 1950 

 7 "Remarks at Dedication Exercises of University Library," by J. D. Williams. 19 October 1951 

 8 Memorandum from Public Relations. 30 October 1951 

 9 General Convocation program. 31 October 1951 

 10 J. D. Williams to Arthur S. Adams. 02 October 1952 

 11 Arthur S. Adams to J. D. Williams. 29 September 1952 

 12 Arthur S. Adams to J. D. Williams. 05 November 1952 

 13 Arthur S. Adams to J. D. Williams. 09 December 1952 

 14 "Ole Miss: A Daughter of the Confederacy," an address delivered by J. D. Williams a the State Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. 07 May 1953 

 15 J. D. Williams to Members of the Faculty and Staff. 18 October 1955 

 16 Memorandum from Chancellor to Members of the Faculty and Staff. 31 October 1955 

 17 Memorandum from Chancellor and Mrs. J. D. Williams. 15 December 1955 

 18 Speech before State legislators. 29 February 1956 

 19 "Higher Education and Mississippi's Future," by J. D. Williams. 29 February 1956 

 20 J. D. Williams to John L. Kennedy. 26 September 1956 

 21 "Chancellor's Charge to the Graduates, Medical School". 7 June 1959 

 22 (copy) J. D. Williams to Senator W. B. Alexander. 13 June 1959 

 23 Copy of newspaper clipping from McComb Enterprise Journal. 09 July 1959 

 24 J. D. Williams to Deans and Department Chairmen, with attached copy of a letter from J. D. Williams to the Board of Trustees of the Institutions of Higher Learning. 24 November 1959 

 25 "Issues in Education in the South," by J. D. Williams. 27 April 1962   2 copies.

 26 "The Margin of Greatness," by J. D. Williams. 25 June 1962   2 copies.

 27 "Program for a Greater University of Mississippi," by Charles D. Fair and J. D. Williams. 02 October 1962   2 copies.

 28 Charles D. Fair to Mahala Saville, with attached copies of a Williams' speech and newspaper clipping. 05 December 1962 

 29 J. D. Williams to Faculty, Staff and Students of University of Mississippi. 30 January 1963 

 30 J. D. Williams to Faculty, Staff and Students of University of Mississippi. 31 January 1963 

 31 J. D. Williams to Faculty, Staff and Students of University of Mississippi. 25 February 1963 

 32 "Vision of the University," an address by Dr. Frank A. Rose, honoring Chancellor J. D. Williams. 27 July 1967 

 33 "Chancellor J. D. Williams Sets up Committee on Institutional Research".   2 copies.

 34 Speech "Critical Issues in Higher Education". 

 35 Speech "Man Loves the Highest When He Sees It". 1947 

 36 Extract from speech to Optimist Club, Meridian, Mississippi. 19 August 1947 

 37 Speech "Our Common Heritage". 1947 

 38 Untitled speech for Chancellor's Page in Ole Miss. 1948 

 39 Speech "Partners in Progress". 1960 

 40 Speech "The University and Integration". 1963 

 41 Christmas Greeting from J. D. Williams. 15 December 1955 

 42 Memorandum from Alton Bryant to Faculty and Staff regarding speech by J. D. Williams. 7 February 1955 

 43 Memorandum from Alton Byrant to Faculty and Staff regarding speech by J. D. Williams. 25 April 1955 

 44  Memorandum from Alton Bryant to Faculty and staff regarding speech by J. D. Williams. 29 October 1953 

Folder 13: John Davis Wiilliams continued. 

 1 Transcription of interview with J. D. Williams. December 1977 

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Box 2 

Folder 1: Porter L. Fortune (1968-1984). 

 1 Invitation to inauguration. 18 April 1969 

 2 Address delivered by Porter L. Fortune at University Convocation. 16 April 1968 

 3 Pamphlet "Chancellor Fortune Needs Your Help". No date 

 4 Inauguration program. 1969   3 copies.

 5 Christmas greeting from Porter L. Fortune. No date 

 6 Memorandum from Porter L. Fortune to Faculty, Staff and Students. 02 March 1970 

 7 Memorandum from Porter L. Fortune to All University Employees. 02 July 1973 

 8 "Centennial Banquet and Ball," with photograph featuring Porter L. Fortune in The Mercerian. January 1972 

 9 Statement made by Porter L. Fortune at the autograph ceremony announcing the publication of A History of Mississippi. 19 January 1973 

 10 The Exchangite with article on Porter L. Fortune. September 1974 

 11 Information for Delegates and Guests attending the Inauguration of Porter L. Fortune. 1969 

 12 Booklet: Porter Lee Fortune Day. 1984 

Folder 2: Gerald Turner (1984-1995). 

 1 Memorandum from Gerald Turner to Faculty, Staff and Students announcing resignation. 01 February 1995 

 2 Gerald Turner to Ole Miss Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends regarding Friends of the Library. 31 October 1988 

 3 Inaugural address. 25 August 1984 

 4 Program from Chancellor's Concert at Inauguration. 24 August 1984 

 5 Christmas Card from the Gerald Turner family. No date 

 6 Pamphlet for Ole Miss Associates. No date 

 7 Invitation to Ice Cream Sundae Party honoring Gail and Gerald Turner. 25 April 1995 

 8 Christmas greeting from Gerald Turner. 1994 

 9 "Message from the Chancellor," regarding the Sesquicentennial. circa 1994 

 10 Framed and signed "Introduction of Dr. Robert Gerald Turner as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi by Dr. John R. Lovelace". 16 February 1984   Not in document box. Go to Framed items XX2.

 11 Certificates commemorating inauguration from various universities. 1984 

 12 "Chancellor reflects on tenure at the University of Mississippi" report in The Daily Mississippian. 25 April 1995 

 13 The Inauguration program of R. Gerald Turner, Tenth President of Southern Methodist University. 09 September 1995    2 copies.

 14 The Inaugural Address of R. Gerald Turner, Tenth President of Southern Methodist University. 09 September 1995 

 15 University of Mississippi Inauguration Program. 1984 

 16 Parking permits for the University of Mississippi Inauguration. 1984 

 17 University of Mississippi map for Turner's the University of Mississippi Inauguration. 1984 

Folder 3: Robert C. Khayat (1995-2009). 

 1 "Robert Khayat Named Chancellor," in The Monday Report. 26 June 1995 

 2 Memorandum from Khayat to All Faculty and Staff regarding his appointment with Chancellor. 26 June 1995 

 3 Memorandum from Khayat to Faculty and Staff. 06 July 1995 

 4 Memorandum from John Meador to Library Faculty and Staff regarding visit of Chancellor Khayat to Library. 03 July 1995 

 5 "Chancellor Khayat Schedules Workplace Visits," in The Monday Report. 10 July 1995 

 6 Memorandum from Chancellor Robert C. Khayat to Faculty and Staff, regarding Proposals to the City of Oxford for Funding. 07 July 1995 

 7 Memorandum from Chancellor Robert C. Khayat, regarding a staff meeting. 1995 

 8 Invitation to reception honoring Dr. Tom Layzell, Commissioner of Higher Education. 1995 

 9 "Ole Miss First" pamphlet. 1995 

 10 Invitation to inauguration. 11 April 1996 

 11 Pamphlet for the Chancellor's Partners program. 1996 

 12 "Khayat receiving support from senators for chancellor job" the Oxford Eagle. 05 June 1995 

 13 "Rebel with a Cause", The Commercial Appeal. 23 August 1998 

 14 "Khayat Outlines Vision of the Future for Ole Miss", "Khayat Looks to Increase Salaries" in the Daily Mississippian. 16 & 20 November 1998 

 15 "The Investiture of Robert Conrad Khayat, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi", The Oxford Eagle. 11 April 1996 

 16 "Ole Miss Must be Certain it is Seen as Center for Academic Excellence", by Robert C. Khayat, The Clarion- Ledger. 23 March 1997 

 17 "Old South's Symbols Stir a Campus: Chancellor Seeks New Respect for the University of Mississippi", The New York Times, photocopy. circa 1998 

 18 Program. "The Investiture of Robert Conrad Khayat, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi". April 11, 1996   2 copies.

 19 Inauguration packet and broadside of events. 

Folder 4: Robert C. Khayat (1995-2009) continued. 

Folder 5: Daniel W. Jones (2010-).