Finding Aid for the Deputy U.S. Marshals 50th Anniversary Memory Book

MUM01787

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01787/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
United States. Dept. of Justice
Title
Deputy U.S. Marshals 50th Anniversary Memory Book
Date
1962-2012
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The Deputy U.S. Marshals 50th Anniversary Memory Book consists of reproductions of documents related to the University of Mississippi's integration, including the violent confrontation of 30 September 1962, as well as items from the university’s 40th anniversary of integration commemoration.

Preferred Citation

Deputy U.S. Marshals 50th Anniversary Memory Book (MUM01787), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

On the afternoon of Sunday, 30 September 1962, 127 Deputy U.S. Marshals, 316 federalized border patrol personnel and 97 deputized prison guards, on the orders of U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, surrounded the administration building on the campus of the University of Mississippi.

As evening approached, the crowds around the Lyceum grew. The deputies were dressed in military helmets, vests and armed with tear gas, just in case. Bricks and battery acid were hurled from the crowd at the deputies, followed by buckshot and vehicles, but still the line held. From inside the Lyceum, deputies and Department of Justice officials communicated with the president and attorney general. Help first came from Mississippi National Guard troops. Then at 2 a.m., active duty military forces arrived to relieve the deputies. During 11 hours on the line, 168 were injured, of which 79 were Deputy U.S. Marshals. Dents from the attacks remain in the Lyceum’s columns to this day.

The deputies stayed at the university after the riot ended until the morning. Meredith, who arrived later, was guarded by another detail of Deputy U.S. Marshals and he registered without incident. Deputies accompanied Meredith during his time at the university until his graduation in August 1963.

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Scope and Content

The Deputy U.S. Marshals 50th Anniversary Memory Book consists of reproductions of documents related to the University of Mississippi's integration, including the violent confrontation of 30 September 1962, as well as items from the university’s 40th anniversary of integration commemoration.

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Arrangement

The Memory Book has been disassembled, and its components are housed individually in folders.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Deputy U.S. Marshals 50th Anniversary Memory Book 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

Gift of the United States Marshals Service.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lauren Rogers, January 2013. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2013. Finding aid revision by Susan Ivey, February 2014.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more materials related to the University of Mississippi's integration, please see the Archives' Civil Rights and Race Relations subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Marshals Service -- History
  • University of Mississippi -- History

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • maps
  • photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Meredith, James, 1933-

Subject(s)

  • Civil rights -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century
  • Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
  • College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History

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Collection Inventory

Folder 1 

 1.1 Reproduction of Deputy U.S. Marshal’s daily log, 28 September 1962 

Scope and Content

Note: all reproductions are color printed on card stock paper

 1.2 Reproduction of a U.S. Marshal’s memo related to injury benefits for marshals involved in the Ole Miss riots, 16 October 1962 

 1.3 Reproduction of envelope sent to Robert F. Kennedy, 22 October 1962 

 1.4 Reproduction of a US Marshal schedule, 22 October 1962 

 1.5 Reproduction of a photo of the “Voices on Oxford” symposium, 2002 

 1.6 Reproduction of a photo of the “Voices on Oxford” symposium, 2002 

 1.7 Reproduction of an invitation to the “Community Dinner on the Circle,” 1 October 2002 

 1.8 Reproduction of the St. Louis Post Dispatch article “Ole Miss honors soldiers in bloody ’62 Integration,” 2 October 2002 

 1.9 Newsletter, The Marshal Monitor, January-February 2003 

 1.10 Reproduction of the U.S. Department of Justice’s letter to the “Voices on Oxford” symposium, 14 July 2003 

 1.11 Transcript of remarks made for the U.S. Justice Department’s celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Integration at Ole Miss by James Meredith, 15 July 2003 

Scope and Content

Document is autographed by James Meredith.

 1.12 Invitation to the “40th Anniversary of the Integration of the University of Mississippi,” 15 July 2003 

 1.13 Reproduction of the Gasconade County Republican’s article, “Owensville Resident recognized for part in Ole Miss integration,” 1 October 2003 

 1.14 “From Past to Present”: United States Marshal Brochure, 2010 

 1.15 Deputy U.S. Marshal Commemorative arm band, 2012 

 1.16 Reproduction of U.S. Marshal Codes, undated 

 1.17 Reproduction of an aerial map of the University of Mississippi, undated 

 1.18 Reproduction of a photo of an unidentified group of U.S. Marshals (?), undated 

 1.19 Reproduction of “On the Threshold of a Dream,” undated 

Scope and Content

Artwork inspired by the 40th anniversary of the integration of the University of Mississippi

 1.20 U.S. Marshal “Baseball Cards” of James J.P. McShane and Al Butler, undated 

Scope and Content

Two cards enclosed

 1.21 Reproduction of a photo of a civil rights exhibit, undated 

 1.22 Department of Justice Seal sticker, undated 

 1.23 Reproduction of a Photo of U.S. Marshal riot gear, undated 

 1.24 Reproduction of a map of the grounds around the Lyceum, undated 

 1.25 Reproduction of the University of Mississippi Telephone Directory, undated 

 1.26 Memory Book 

Scope and Content

Enclosed: “Presented to the J.D. Williams Library University of Mississippi In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Deputy United States Marshals at Ole Miss.”

 1.27 The U.S. Marshals and Oxford: A 50th Anniversary Panel. Narration Script by David S. Turk, Historian, US Marshals Service, 2012. 

 1.28 The U.S. Marshals and Oxford: A 50th Anniversary Panel Program, 2012. 

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