Finding aid for the William Doyle Collection

MUM00550

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Doyle, William, 1957-
Title
William Doyle Collection
ID
MUM00550
Date
1865-2002
Extent
3.75 Linear feet 9 boxes + CPB 41 - tape and photos
General Physical Description note
9 boxes (3.75 linear feet)
Abstract:
Research notes, interviews, primary source documents, and photocopies of documents pertaining to Doyle's work entitled An American Insurrection.

Prefered Citation

William Doyle Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

William Doyle's American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, is an historic account of James Meredith's journey to integrate the University of Mississippi on 30 September 1962, which exploded into a violent conflict between federal and state authorities in Mississippi.

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Scope and Content Note

Includes research notes and subject files for William Doyle's American Insurrection: James Meredith and the Battle of Oxford, Mississippi, 1962, including materials on the integration, riot, aftermath. Materials include information on politicians and segregationist groups, as well. Also includes some materials on the University Greys.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The William Doyle 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

Collection donated by William Doyle, 2002.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more collections on Civil Rights & the Integration of the University of Mississippi, see the Civil Rights & Race Relations subject guide.

For more collections on the history of the University of Mississippi, see the University of Mississippi subject guide.

Separated Material

Photographs and the J.F.K. tape have been removed to cold storage for preservation.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- History
  • University of Mississippi -- Riot, 30 September 1962

Format(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • photocopies
  • photographs
  • research notes
  • sound recordings

Personal Name(s)

  • Meredith, James, 1933-

Subject(s)

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

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Collection Inventory

1.1 Research Notebook (1) 

1.2 Research Notebook (2), includes interview notes 

1.3 Edits 

1.4 Interviews-Notes 

1.5 Correspondence (1) 

1.6 Correspondence (2) 

1.7 Correspondence (3) 

1.8 RESTRICTED: David Sansing Notes (1) 

1.9 RESTRICTED: David Sansing Notes (2) 

1.10 RESTRICTED: David Sansing Interviews 

1.11 Mississippi Department of Archives and History (1) 

1.12 Mississippi Department of Archives and History (2) 

1.13 Mississippi Department of Archives and History (3) 

1.14 University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections (1) 

1.15 University of Mississippi Archives and Special Collections (2) 

1.16 Library of Congress (1) 

1.17 Library of Congress (2) 

1.18 Press Coverage on Book 

1.19 Public Notice for Book 

1.20 Book Website 

1.21 Book Reviews (1) 

1.22 Book Reviews (2) 

Box 1 Author's Research Yellow notepad with notes about collection upon acquisition 

History and Early Civil Rights Movement 

2.1 University Grays and Gettysburg (1) 

2.2 University Grays and Gettysburg (2) 

2.3 1865 

2.4 Historical Background (1) 

2.5 Historical Background (2) 

2.6 Historical Background (3) 

2.7 Historical Background (4) 

2.8 Historical Background (5) 

2.9 Historical Background (6) 

2.10 William Faulkner (1) 

2.11 William Faulkner (2) 

2.12 Eisenhower-Little Rock 

2.13 Little Rock (1) 

2.14 Little Rock (2) 

2.15 Little Rock (3) 

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Early Civil Rights Movement and Events leading up to James Meredith's Entrance to University of Mississippi 

3.1 Medgar Evers Assassination 

3.2 Medgar Evers 

3.3 New York Segregation (2001) 

3.4 Harry Murphy (1st Black Student at Ole Miss) (1) 

3.5 Harry Murphy (1st Black Student at Ole Miss) (2) 

3.6 Clyde Kennard 

3.7 Clennon King 

3.8 Maps (1) 

3.9 Maps (2) 

3.10 Maps (3) 

3.11 Maps (4) 

3.12 Map of MP Entry by Donnie Bowman 

3.13 University of Mississippi (1) 

3.14 University of Mississippi (2) 

3.15 University of Mississippi (3) 

3.16 Oxford (1) 

3.17 Oxford (2) 

3.18 Oxford (3) 

3.19 Oxford (4) 

3.20 Oxford (5) 

3.22 Chronologies 

3.23 Buildup (1) 

3.24 Buildup (2) 

3.25 Buildup (3) 

3.26 Buildup (4) 

3.27 Buildup (5) 

3.28 Buildup (6) 

3.29 Buildup (7) 

3.30 Buildup (8) 

3.31 Buildup (9) 

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The Riot and Aftermath following James Meredith's Integration of the University of Mississippi 

4.1 The Riot (1) 

4.2 The Riot (2) 

4.3 The Riot (3) 

4.4 The Riot (4) 

4.5 The Riot (5) 

4.6 The Riot (6) 

4.7 The Riot (7) 

4.8 Aftermath (1) 

4.9 Aftermath (2) 

4.10 Aftermath (3) 

4.11 Aftermath (4) 

4.12 Aftermath (5) 

4.13 Aftermath (6) 

4.14 Aftermath (7) 

4.15 Aftermath (8) 

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Sources concerning James Meredith's Entrance to the University of Mississippi and Official Responses to the Event 

Scope and Contents note

Includes legal investigations and cases

5.1 Ray Gunter and Paul Guihard 

Photographs 

Separated Materials note

Original photographs removed for to cold storage for preservation--CPB41F3-10

JFK-Barnet Tape 

General note

Recorded 1962 on Dictaphone-Oval Office phone line, released by JFK Library in 1982, except final cut which was withheld by Evelyn Lincoln and released in 1998. "4A.1", etc. is JFK Library tape reference. There are other tapes of lower quality, of Cabinet Room meetings Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Times + dates are estimates by Doyle, Oxford time, then 2 hours before D.C.

Separated Materials note

Tape removed to cold storage for preservation

Item 1 (9/28) 4A.1 JFK, Barnett-negotiations 

Item 2 (9/29) 4C.1 JFK, Barnett, RFK-negotiations 

Item 3 (9/30) 4E.1+4F.1 JFK, Barnett, about 10:00PM-riot underway 

Item 4 (9/30) 4F.2 Jack Rosenthal (Justice Dept.) and White House Secretary 

Item 5 (9/30) 4F.3 RFK, Army Secretary Cyrus Vance, about midnight 

Item 6: (9/30) 4F.4 JFK, Barnett, about midnight-riot underway 

Item 7 (9/30) 4F.5 JFK, Barnett, about midnight-riot underway 

Item 8 (10/1) 4F.6 Burke Marshall, Ramsey Clark (Justice Dept.) early AM 

Item 9 (10/1) 4F.7+4G.1 RFK, General Creighton Abrams, early AM 

Item 10 (10/1) 4G.2 JFK, General Abrams, 2:30AM-arrival of MPs 

Item 11 (10/1) 4G.3 JFK, Barnett, approx. 8:00AM-'state police' 

Item 12 (10/1) 4G.4 JFK, Solicitor General Archibald Cox, approx. 8:00AM 

Item 13 (10/1) 4H.1 JFK, Cyrus Vance, Robert McNamara-20,000 troops 

Item 14 (10/2?) 4J1 JFK, Cyrus Vance 

Item 15 (10/9?) 50.2 JFK and ?gvt. official-segregation of troops 

5.4 RFK-Barnett Calls (transcript) 

5.5 Barnett Interposition Speech 9/13/62 

5.6 5th Circuit Injunction 9/14/62 

5.7 FBI Transcript of 9/25/62 Showdown 

5.8 Barnett Proclamation 9/25/62 

5.9 Rebel Resistance Flyer (Photocopy) 

5.10 Military Police Raid on Sigma Nu House 10/1/62 

5.11 Daily Mississippian 10/1/62 

5.12 Ellis Nassour Dispatch 10/1/62 

5.13 RFK Statement 10/2/62 

5.14 Board of Trustees Statement 

5.15 University Report 10/15/62 

5.16 Meredith Class Schedule 2/5/63 

5.17 Justice Department Statement 4/24/63 

5.18 Mississippi Legislative Investigation 

5.19 Mississippi Legislative Report (1) 

5.20 Mississippi Legislative Report (2) 

5.21 Grand Jury Report 

5.22 Indictments (1) 10/2/62 

5.23 Indictments (2) 1/63 

5.24 Murder Investigations 

5.25 RESTRICTED: William Lamb Papers (1) copy 

5.26 RESTRICTED: William Lamb Papers (2) Falkner, Murry C. vs. USA 

5.27 RESTRICTED: William Lamb Papers (3) State vs. McShane 

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Press & Personal Accounts of James Meredith's Entrance to the University of Mississippi 

6.1 Faulkner- Holiday Magazine April 1954 

6.2 World Events 9/62 

6.3 Life Magazine Article 10/12/62 

6.4 LOOK Magazine Article 

6.5 "Oxford!" The National Guardsman Article November 1962 

6.6 Newsweek 10/15/62 (1) 

6.7 Newsweek 10/15/62 (2) 

6.8 Saturday Evening Post Article 

6.9 Time Inc. Dispatches (1) 

6.10 Time Inc. Dispatches (2) 

6.11 Time Magazine Article 10/12/62 

6.12 US News and World Report (1) 

6.13 US News and World Report (2) 

6.14 Walter Lord Book 

6.15 "A Long Night" Ellen Douglas (1) 

6.16 "A Long Night" Ellen Douglas (2) 

6.17 Daily Mississippian 1972, 1982 

6.18 Dan Rather Book 1977 

6.19 Parting the Waters 

6.20 Willie Morris Article LIFE June 1981 

6.21 Meredith (1) 

6.22 Meredith (2) 

6.23 Meredith (3) 

6.24 Meredith (4) 

6.25 Meredith (5) 

6.26 James Meredith Oral History 

6.27 James Meredith vs Ole Miss, Book by James Meredith 

6.28 Meredith Book: Return to Japan 

6.29 Felix Bolo Letter (Paul Guihard's Boss) 

6.30 Brunini document 

6.31 Doubleday 

6.32 Dr. Clare Marquette Statement 

6.33 Constance Baker Motley 

6.34 Ellis Nassour Statement 

6.35 Tally Riddell Statement 

6.36 Gene Same Statement (wounded marshall) 

6.37 Chuck Shockley Papers 

6.38 Shockley Document 

6.39 Gerald Walton Riot Diary 

6.40 Role of St. Peter's Church 

6.41 Duncan Gray 

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Local and State Officials and Organizations involved in the Integration of the University of Mississippi, Ku Klux Klan, Sovereignty Commission, and Citizens Council 

7.1 Barnett (1) 

7.2 Barnett (2) 

7.3 Barnett (3) 

7.4 Barnett Book Draft 

7.5 Barnett's Children 

7.6 Paul Johnson (1) 

7.7 Paul Johnson (2) 

7.8 Minutemen 

7.9 William Simmons 

7.10 Edwin Walker (1) 

7.11 Edwin Walker (2) 

7.12 Edwin Walker (3) 

7.13 (Gen.) Edwin Walker (4) 

7.14 Klan (1) 

7.15 Klan (2) 

7.16 Sovereignty Commission (1) 

7.17 Sovereignty Commission (2) 

7.18 Sovereignty Commission (3) 

7.19 Sovereignty Commission (4) 

7.20 Sovereignty Commission Report on Meredith 2/14/61 

7.21 Sovereignty Commission Report on Riot 

7.22 Citizens Council (1) 

7.23 Citizens Council (2) 

7.24 Citizens Council (3) 

7.25 Citizens Council (4) 

7.26 Citizens Council (5) 

7.27 Citizens Council (6) 

7.28 Citizens Council (7) 

7.29 Citizens Council (8) 

7.30 Citizens Council (9) 

7.31 Reverse Freedom Rides 

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National leaders and organizations involved in the integration of the University of Mississippi 

Scope and Contents note

Includes Kennedy Administration, Federal Marshals, Military Police, and the United States Army

8.1 JFK, RFK + Administration 

8.2 Nicholas Katzenbach 

8.3 Burke Marshall Profile 

8.4 Burke Marshall/Theodore Sorensen Interviews 

8.5 Burke Marshall Interview 

8.6 Marshals (1) 

8.7 Marshals (2) 

8.8 Marshals (3) 

8.9 Marshals (4) 

8.10 Marshals-Birmingham 

8.11 Marshals 1962 Riot Manual 

8.12 Marshals Manual 1962 

8.13 Marshals Riot Manual 

8.14 Photo of Marshal w/ Shotgun 

8.15 McShane 

8.16 Highway Patrol 

8.17 Major Ray Le Van 503rd MP 

8.18 503rd MP Battalion (1) 

8.19 503rd MP Battalion (2) 

8.20 503rd MP Battalion (3) 

8.21 503rd MP Battalion (4) 

8.22 503rd MP Battalion (in action) (5) 

8.23 716th MP Battalion 

8.24 720th MP Battalion 

8.25 Military Police 

8.26 Mississippi National Guard (1) 

8.27 Mississippi National Guard (2) 

8.28 Mississippi National Guard (3) 

8.29 National Guard (1) 

8.30 National Guard (2) 

8.31 Army History (1) 

8.32 Army History (2) 

8.33 Army (1) 

8.34 Army (2) 

8.25 Army Memo Denying Medals 

8.36 Army Report 

8.37 William Johnson Interview 82nd Airborne 

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Segregation of Troops, FBI, and Miscellaneous 

9.1 Segregation of Troops (1) 

9.2 Segregation of Troops (2) 

9.3 Segregation of Troops (3) 

9.4 Segregation of Troops (4) 

9.5 FBI Files (1) 

9.6 FBI Files (2) 

9.7 FBI Files (3) 

9.8 FBI Files (4) 

9.9 Miscellaneous (1) 

9.10 Miscellaneous (2) 

9.11 Miscellaneous (3) 

9.12 Miscellaneous (4) 

9.13 Miscellaneous (5) 

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