Finding aid for the Ann Rogers Dillard Collection

MUM00549

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http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00549/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Dillard, Ann Rogers
Title
Ann Rogers Dillard Collection
ID
MUM00549
Date [inclusive]
1951-1963
General Physical Description note
1 box (.917 linear feet)
Abstract:
Publications concerning Civil Rights, particularly the 1962 integration of the University of Mississippi by James H. Meredith.

Prefered Citation

Ann Rogers Dillard Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Ann Rogers Dillard graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1963.

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Historical Note

In January 1961, James Howard Meredith applied for admission to the University of Mississippi, receiving a letter of rejection on 25 May 1961. Following eighteen months of legal battles, the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of Meredith on 10 September 1962, permitting his admission. Throughout September, Governor Ross Barnett attempted to prevent his enrollment. On 30 September 1962, Meredith arrived at the University of Mississippi campus to enroll. A riot erupted on the night of Meredith's arrival during which a white crowd attacked United States Marshals sent to protect Meredith; the arrival of federal troops ended the violence in the early hours of 1 October 1962; two bystanders were killed, 206 marshals and soldiers were wounded and 200 people were arrested during the riot. Meredith officially registered for classes in October 1962 becoming the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi.

The Open Doors events of 2002-2003 commemorated the 40th anniversary of the integration of the University of Mississippi. As part of the commemoration, various integral people involved in the events were invited to campus. A drive to solicit historical materials related to the events of 1962 was a major portion of the commemoration, as well.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Ann Rogers Dillard 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.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Ann Rogers Dillard (Mrs. John W. Dillard, Jr.), 2002.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more materials related to the Integration of the University of Mississippi, see our Civil Rights & Race Relations subject guide.

For select images and documents related to the Integration, see the Integration of the University of Mississippi digital collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- History

Format(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • serials (publications)

Personal Name(s)

  • Meredith, James, 1933-

Subject(s)

  • Civil Rights
  • College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford

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Collection Inventory

Box 1, Folder 1: Reprint. Ebony Magazine, November 1951 

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"Negroes Vote in Mississippi: Candidates Ignore Colored Vote Publicly by bid for black ballots in secret."

Box 1, Folder 2: Information Bulletin, January 1963. Published by the Mississippi Association of Methodist Ministers and Laymen 

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"A Methodist Declaration of Conscience on Racial Segregation."

Box 1, Folder 3: Newsweek, 30 September 1963 

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Bombing in Birmingham, Alabama

Box 1, Folder 4: New Albany Gazette, November 1962 

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University of Mississippi integration

Box 1, Folder 5: Newspaper Clippings, 1962 

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General clippings regarding the University of Mississippi integration

Box 1, Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1962 

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Clippings about Daily Mississippian editor Sidna Brower

Box 1, Folder 7: Commercial Appeal, 26 September - 27 November 1962 

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University of Mississippi integration

Box 1, Folder 8: Commercial Appeal, 26 September - 27 November 1962 

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University of Mississippi integration

Box 1, Folder 9: Newspapers, 1963 

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Assassination and funeral of President John F. Kennedy