Finding aid for the Will Lewis, Sr. Collection

MUM00581

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Lewis, Will, Sr.
Title
Will Lewis, Sr. Collection
ID
MUM00581
Date [inclusive]
1949-1992
Extent
2.5 Linear feet 6 boxes
Location:
General Special Collections
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.

Preferred Citation

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

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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.

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Arrangement

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

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

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 27 July 2012

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.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

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.

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Related Materials

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.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- History

Format(s)

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

Personal Name(s)

  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Periodicals
  • Meredith, James, 1933-

Subject(s)

  • Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford Race relations
  • College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Civil Rights and Integration Materials 

1.1 Broadside: “Yankee Go Home,” 1962 

Scope and Contents note

This flyer was dropped from airplanes flying over Oxford in 1962.

1.2 (a) Letter, Charles D. Fain to Mr. Will Lewis, Sr., 28 November 1962 

1.2 (b) Commercial Appeal (photocopy) and typed manuscript: “Another Mississippi Story”/J.D. Williams, 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 (a) Letter, Charles D. Fain to Mr. Will Lewis, Sr., 28 November 1962 

1.5 (b) Pamphlet: “The Margin for Greatness” 

1.6 Typed document: “Integration at the University of Mississippi”/speech by Russell H. Barrett, 18 November 1963 

Scope and Contents note

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 and Contents note

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 

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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 and Contents note

Malcolm Cowley, Martin Dain, Ruth Ford, Robert Penn Warren and Eudora Welty as guest speakers

4.3 Ole Miss Precept 

Winter 1977 

Scope and Contents note

Contains article on the restoration of Rowan Oak

Spring 1972 

Scope and Contents note

Contains article on the Rowan Oak Papers

4.4 The Ole Miss Alumni Review 

Fall 1962 

Scope and Contents note

Contains “William Faulkner and the University” by Dr. John Pilkington, Jr.

Winter 1974 

Scope and Contents note

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 and Contents note

Contains substantial information about Faulkner

5.1 Loose Materials: Book Cover, “Collected Stories of William Faulkner.” Letter addressed to Mrs. Will Lewis 

5.2 Clippings - “Intruder in the Dust” 

5.3 Newspaper clippings, undated 

5.4 Newspaper clippings, 1949-1960 

5.5 Newspaper clippings, 1961-1970 

5.6 Newspaper clippings, 1961-1970 

5.7 Newspaper clippings, 1971-1980 

6.1 Newspaper clippings, 1981-1900 

6.2 Newsweek, 2 August 1954;  Saturday Review, 28 July 1962 

6.3 The Faulkner Newsletter, October-December 1987 

6.4 Vogue, July 1954, July 1962 

6.5 Holiday, March 1969, April 1954 

6.6 Time Magazine, 13 July 1962, 17 July 1964 

6.7 Mississippi Magazine, Winter 1962, Spring 1962, Spring 1963, Summer 1967 

6.8 Life Magazine, 28 September 1953 

6.9 Life Magazine, 20 July 1962, 2 August 1963 

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