Finding Aid for the William E. Ready Collection

MUM01794

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01794/

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Access Restrictions

Open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator - Collector
Ready, George B.
Title
William E. Ready Collection
Date
6-20 December 1962
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
The collection consists of two letters of appreciation by President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to U.S. Marshal Ernest S. Mike, who was wounded at the University of Mississippi riot in 1962, and one newspaper clipping.

Preferred Citation

William E. Ready Collection (MUM01794), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

A former Middleboro, Ky. police officer, Ernest S. Mike became a United States Deputy Marshal who worked out of the Lexington, Kentucky Marshal’s office. On the night of September 30, 1962, Mike was wounded in the line of duty on the campus of the University of Mississippi when a riot broke out protesting the integration of the campus by African American James Meredith.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters by President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy as well as one newspaper clipping. All are related to U.S. Marshal Ernest S. Mike’s service and wounding during the 1962 integration riot at the University of Mississippi.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries May 2013

Access Restrictions

The William E. Ready 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

George Ready donated the material to Special Collections in May 2013 in honor of his father, William E. Ready, one of the few white Mississippi civil rights attorneys in the state during the 1960s.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Leigh McWhite, May 2013. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, May 2013, and updated by Susan Ivey, November 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more related information in the Archives & Special Collections, consult the University of Mississippi Subject Guide and the Civil Rights & Race Relations Subject Guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- History

Format(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence

Personal Name(s)

  • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963
  • Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968

Subject(s)

  • Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
  • College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
  • United States marshals

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Collection Inventory

 1-1 U.S. Marshal Ernest S. Mike and the Integration of the University of Mississippi, 6-20 December 1962 

Scope and Content

Includes two letters of appreciation from President John F. Kennedy and U.S. Attorney Robert F. Kennedy as well as a newspaper clipping.