Integration correspondence


Curtis Wilkie



Publication Date



A nine-page letter from journalist and author Curtis Wilkie, written to his parents, containing a first-hand account of the integration of the University of Mississippi. Wilkie was a student at the university at the time. Included is a hand-drawn map showing the places on campus where various events occurred during the riots.

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford; University of Mississippi -- History

Relational Format

archival material

Original Format


Original Collection

Curtis Wilkie Collection. Archives and Special Collections. University of Mississippi Libraries.

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