Archives & Special Collections: Finding Aids


Document Type

Finding Aid

Collection Date

1950-1997 (bulk 1960-1990)




Meredith, James, 1933-; University of Mississippi -- History; African Americans - Civil rights; Civil rights - Mississippi -- Oxford -- History; College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History; Political activists; Riots - Mississippi - Oxford; Segregation in education; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; March against Fear (1966)

General Physical Description Note

146 boxes (75 linear feet)


Materials documenting the family, educational, and professional life of James Meredith, the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi. Includes a variety of materials relating to Meredith's enrollment process at Ole Miss and his time as a student there, as well as materials from his military service, family, later civil rights activities, and professional endeavors.



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