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In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the integration of the University of Mississippi, both Archives & Special Collections in the J.D. Williams Library and University Museums are calling all those who preserved historical materials relating to the 1962 integration to consider donating their materials to the University. Items such as letters, photographs, films, artifacts and oral histories relating to the integration and riot, will be valuable additions to the collections of the Museums and Special Collections. Please help us add to our lasting archive of this momentous event.

Items will be considered for donation throughout this memorial year. Exhibitions are planned through the year to which these artifacts will be helpful.

To contribute oral histories, please contact Susan Glisson, director of the Institute for Racial Reconciliation, at 662-915-6727 or

For other donations or more information, please contact:
Albert Sperath, director of University Museums. Email: ; Telephone: 662-915-7073;
Jennifer Ford, Special Collections librarian, The University of Mississippi. Email: ; Telephone: 662-915-7639.