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Finding Aid for the Will Lewis, Sr. Collection (MUM00581)

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Finding Aid for the Will Lewis, Sr. Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00581/
Title: Will Lewis, Sr. Collection
Dates: 1949-1992
Collector: Lewis, Will, Sr.
Physical Extent: 6 boxes (2.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00581
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains several boxes of material related to the civil rights movement and the integration of the University of Mississippi, and several boxes of material related to William Faulkner.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Will Lewis, Sr. during Open Doors, a series of events held in 2002 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the university's integration.

Processing Information

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

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Meredith, James, 1933-
Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford Race relations
College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
University of Mississippi -- History
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Periodicals


Formats

magazines (periodicals)
clippings (information artifacts)
correspondence
pamphlets
broadsides (notices)


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains several boxes of material related to the civil rights movement and the integration of the University of Mississippi, and several boxes of material related to William Faulkner. Civil rights materials include correspondence, clippings, and miscellaneous other documents related to the integration of the University of Mississippi.

The Faulkner materials chiefly include periodicals with articles on Faulkner. Also included are programs from the Faulkner and Yoknapatawhpha Conference at the University of Mississippi, some book reviews and promotional materials, and other items.


User Information

Preferred Citation

Will Lewis, Sr. Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Will Lewis, Sr. 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

Open Doors Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library

For more collections related to the university's integration, see the Archives' Civil Rights and Race Relations Subject Guide.

For more collections related to William Faulkner, see the Archives' William Faulkner Subject Guide.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series and by format within each series.

Series 1: Civil Rights and Integration Materials
Series 2: William Faulkner Materials

Container List

Series 1: Civil Rights and Integration Materials
1.1 Broadside: “Yankee Go Home,” 1962
Scope: This flyer was dropped from airplanes flying over Oxford in 1962.
1.2
Letter, Charles D. Fain to Mr. Will Lewis, Sr., 28 November 1962
Scope: Re: Attached newspaper article and attached speech by J.D. Williams. 1p. Printed Signature. On Program for a Greater University of Mississippi letterhead. Also: Newspaper article. Nov. 2, 1962. “Williams Earns Acclaim.”
Commercial Appeal (photocopy) and typed manuscript: “Another Mississippi Story”/J.D. Williams, 1962
Scope: Re: Copy of a speech given to Alumni and Service Club members at Greenville, MS on Oct. 31, 1962.
1.3 Pamphlet: "The Oxford Disaster…Price of Defiance" by Karl Wiesenburg
1.4 Pamphlet: "Racial Amalgamation Propaganda versus Segregation and Racial Cooperation: An Address by Fred A. Ross," State Department of Public Welfare, circa 1963
1.5
Letter, J.D. Williams and Charles D. Fain to Alumni, Parents of Students and Other Friends
Scope: Re: Program for a Greater University of Mississippi
Pamphlet: “The Margin for Greatness”
1.6 Typed document: “Integration at the University of Mississippi”/speech by Russell H. Barrett, 18 November 1963
Scope: Speech given at the University of Illinois, Navy Pier, Chicago. 4 pp.
1.7 Letter, J.D. Williams to Mr. Will Lewis, Sr., 29 June 1959
Scope: Re: appreciation of support. 1p.
2.1 Newspaper clippings, 1956-1961
2.2 Newspaper clippings, 1962
2.3 Newspaper clippings, 1962
2.4 Newspaper clippings, 1962
2.5 Newspaper clippings, 1963-1964
2.6 Newspaper clippings, 1972-1982
3.1 Newsweek, 15 October 1962
3.2 Mississippi Magazine, Winter 1967
3.3 The New Republic, 25 July 1964 and 19 October 1968
3.4 Look Magazine, 31 December 1962
3.5 Look Magazine, 9 April 1963
3.6 The National Guardsman, November 1962
3.7 Life Magazine, 12 October 1962
3.8 The Saturday Evening Post, 10 November 1962
3.9 Time, 12 October 1962
Series 2: William Faulkner Materials
4.1 Prospectus advertising Faulkner works
4.2 Faulkner and University of Mississippi - Program. Southern Literary Festival, A Tribute to William Faulkner. University of Mississippi, 22-24 April 1965
Scope: Malcolm Cowley, Martin Dain, Ruth Ford, Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty as guest speakers
4.3
Ole Miss Precept, Winter 1977
Scope: Contains article on the restoration of Rowan Oak
Ole Miss Precept, Spring 1972
Scope: Contains article on the Rowan Oak Papers
4.4
The Ole Miss Alumni Review, Fall 1962
Scope: Contains “William Faulkner and the University” by Dr. John Pilkington, Jr.
The Ole Miss Alumni Review, Winter 1974
Scope: Contains article: “Rowan Oak - The Home of William Faulkner” by Dr. James W. Webb
4.5 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference programs, 1974, 1987, 1992
4.6 “Intruder at its Wust” (mimeograph copy), Second World Premiere, Fulton Chapel (UM), 12 December 1949
4.7 Faulkner and the University of Mississippi Exhibition Catalog: “Brodsky: A Faulkner Collector/ Scholar at Work,” 31 July-16 September 1983
4.8 Faulkner Book Reviews
4.9 Oxford/Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce map of Oxford with community information
Scope: Contains substantial information about Faulkner
Box 5 Loose Materials: Book Cover, “Collected Stories of William Faulkner.” Letter addressed to Mrs. Will Lewis
5.1 Clippings - “Intruder in the Dust”
5.2 Newspaper clippings, undated
5.3 Newspaper clippings, 1949-1960
5.4 Newspaper clippings, 1961-1970
5.5 Newspaper clippings, 1961-1970
5.6 Newspaper clippings, 1971-1980
5.7 Newspaper clippings, 1981-1900
6.1 Newsweek, 2 August 1954; Saturday Review, 28 July 1962
6.2 The Faulkner Newsletter, October-December 1987
6.3 Vogue, July 1954, July 1962
6.4 Holiday, March 1969, April 1954
6.5 Time Magazine, 13 July 1962, 17 July 1964
6.6 Mississippi Magazine, Winter 1962, Spring 1962, Spring 1963, Summer 1967
6.7 Life Magazine, 28 September 1953
6.8 Life Magazine, 20 July 1962, 2 August 1963