Western Union Telegram Collection

This digital collection contains telegrams sent to and sent out by the Oxford, Miss. Western Union telegram office during August-October 1962. All of the telegrams included in the digital collection relate to the integration of the University of Mississippi.

The material in the digital collection represents a fraction of a larger physical collection whose finding aid is available online.

Copyright Notice: Copyright of materials in the Western Union Telegram Collection remains with the original author. These items may not be reproduced, re-posted or saved except under fair use, as stipulated by copyright law: reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes use of these digital files for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Some of the images and language that appear in this digital collection depict prejudices that are not condoned by the University of Mississippi. This content is being presented as historical documents to aid in the understanding of both American history and the history of the University of Mississippi. The University Creed speaks to our current deeply held values, and the availability of this content should not be taken as an endorsement of previous attitudes or behavior.

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Image from this collection: N. M. Pilli to James Meredith, 30 September 1962


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Telegrams to Government Officials

Telegrams to Media Outlets

Telegrams to Other Individuals

Telegrams to University affiliates