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Inventory of the Photography Collection of William Wert Cooper, Jr., 1962 (mum00662)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00662
Creator:
Cooper, William Wert
Title:
Photography Collection of William Wert Cooper, Jr., 1962
Inclusive Dates:
1962
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
William Wert Cooper, Jr. was a Senior majoring in Commerce at the University of Mississippi when James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi. Cooper took these black and white and color photographs on campus and in the town of Oxford during the events surrounding Meredith's enrollment.
Quantity:
Fifteen 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white photographs, five 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" color photographs, 20 corresponding negatives.
Number:
MUM00662
Location:
Library Annex; Prints: CR- M4 CPB37; Negatives: negative cabinet - drawer 1
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library, Archives & Special Collections
J.D. Williams Library, Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
The Department of Archives & Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Biographical/Historical Sketch
William Wert Cooper, Jr. graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1963. Cooper, from Clarksdale Mississippi, was a Senior studying Commerce when James Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.

Scope and Content Note
This collection of 20 chronologically arranged photographs includes images of damage on the University of Mississippi campus after the riot that took place prior to James Meredith's enrollment. The collection also contains images of Federal troops removing furniture students placed on campus roads to block their movements and images of the troops on the square in downtown Oxford.

Arrangement
Chronologically, separated by format.

Restrictions
Open.
Copyright Restrictions
Restrictions or limitations on use of materials in the collection including copyright. 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.

Index Terms
Civil rights - Mississippi
College integration - Mississippi - Oxford
Cooper, William Wert
Riots - Mississippi - Oxford
University of Mississippi

Related Material
Mississippi Highway Patrol Collection
Russell Barrett Collection

Collection History
Provenance
Donated by W. Wert Cooper in the Spring of 2004
Processing Information
Jennifer Aronson, July, 2004

Container List
Items below are arranged in containers indicated by two numbers, one preceded by a 'b', the other by a 'f'. An example would be "b1f2". The first number is a box number, the second a folder number.
b37f89
Students looking at cars damaged by the riot on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f90
Students looking at cars damaged by the riot on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f91
Troops on the University of Mississippi campus in the Circle area in front of the Lyceum Building. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f92
Troops in front of the Lyceum Building, University of Mississippi campus after the riot. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f93
Burned out van on the University of Mississippi campus after the riot. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f94
Students watching troops marching near the fraternities on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f95
Troops on the street and lawns of fraternity houses on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f96
Students blocking a road with furniture near the fraternity houses on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f97
Troops moving towards the KAPPA ALPHA fraternity house on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f98
Troops moving materials placed in the road by the KAPPA ALPHA fraternity house on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f99
Troops driving jeeps through road near the KAPPA ALPHA fraternity after soldiers had cleared the road of furniture placed by students on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f100
Military trucks and jeeps on University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f101
W. Wert Cooper, Jr. posed with his car that was damaged during the riot on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f102
Troops on the square in Oxford, Mississippi in front of the County Court House and the Colonial Hotel. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f103
Troops on the square in Oxford, Mississippi in front of the County Court House. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" black and white print.
b37f104
WMPS 68 van on the University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" color print.
b37f105
Police stopping cars on University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" color print.
b37f106
Photographers walking on University of Mississippi campus. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" color print.
b37f107
Troops on the Square in Oxford, Mississippi in front of the County Court House. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" color print.
b37f108
Troops on the Square in Oxford, Mississippi in front of the County Court House. 1962. 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" color print.