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Finding Aid for the University of Mississippi Classbooks (MUM00542)

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Finding Aid for the University of Mississippi Classbooks



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00542/
Title: University of Mississippi Classbooks
Dates: 1861-1862
Collector: University of Mississippi
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.42 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00542
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains yearbooks with information on the University of Mississippi Class of 1861-1862.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, May 2012.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Alternative Formats

This collection has been partially digitized and is available online: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/uaphotos.


Subject Terms

University of Mississippi -- History
University of Mississippi -- Students
University of Mississippi -- Faculty
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A


Formats

school yearbooks


Historical Note

In 1861, political events interrupted campus activities at the University of Mississippi; many students withdrew before the end of the school term to enlist in the Confederate Army. Most joined a company called the "University Greys", C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia, 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company A, while others joined the Lamar Rifles, C.S.A. Army of Northern Virginia, 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company G, or returned home to enlist in local units.

With only four students registered for fall classes, the university closed until 1865. Many members of the class of 1861 lost their lives fighting for the Confederacy. In 1866 the University of Mississippi awarded the class of 1861 diplomas; only one member of the University Greys could attend the ceremony.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains yearbooks with information on the University of Mississippi Class of 1861-1862.


User Information

Preferred Citation

University of Mississippi Classbooks, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The University of Mississippi Classbooks are 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

This collection has been partially digitized and is available online: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/uaphotos.

Archives and Special Collections holds a number of items related to the University Greys. These can be located by searching for the subject term "Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Infantry Regiment, 11th. Company A" in the library catalog.


Container List

1.1 "Buildings in Ran[k], Professors and Graduates of Univ. of Mississippi," 1861
1.2 Table of Contents for University of Mississippi Senior Class Book, 1861-1862
1.3 University of Mississippi Classbook, undated
1.4 University of Mississippi Classbook, undated