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Inventory of the George M. Street Collection (MUM00349)


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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Street, George M.
George M. Street Collection
Date [inclusive]
15.36 linear ft. 25 boxes
Correspondence and printed matter documenting the career of George M. Street at the University of Mississippi, including materials collected by Street pertaining to civil rights and integration, World War II, Street family genealogy, and university administration.

Preferred Citation

George M. Street Collection (MUM00349). Archives & Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical & Historical Note

George Street, a native Mississippian, spent the majority of his life in Mississippi. His received his academic training in Mississippi as well, including his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Mississippi. He was employed by the University in February, 1949, and retired in January, 1985. During his tenure he held the following positions, Supervisor of Student Housing, Director of Social Affairs, Assistant Dean of Men, Director of Placement and Financial Aids, Director of Development, Director of University Relations and others. He created and served as administrator of the first office of Placement and Financial Aids and administered the Carrier and Jones Scholarships. In 1993, he was elected to the University of Mississippi Alumni Hall of Fame.

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Scope & Content Note

The material in the George M. Street Collection is divided as follows:

The George M. Street Collection: Two boxes of papers related to Street's administrative duties at the University of Mississippi.

The George M. Street Collection - Accretion 1: This accretion consists of correspondence, tapes and other materials documenting the career of George Street at the University of Mississippi. It also includes materials pertaining to the Meredith Crisis, Robert F. Kennedy's speech on campus and civil rights, generally. There is some genealogical information, typed transcriptions of the Civil War correspondence of John Berryman Crawford, and a folder of WWII correspondence between Dean Malcolm R. Guess and his student, Edward Lockard. "Correspondence" refers to personal letters as well as interdepartmental memoranda and other printed materials.

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This finding aid describes two units: The George M. Street Collection, consisting of Street's original donation of materials to the University; and Accretion 1, consisting of additional material received at a later date. These two units were processed at different times and are described separately in the Container List below.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries July 13, 2006

Copyright Restrictions

This collection is protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

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.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

Materials Sent to Cataloging:

  • 1. The Voice of Clarke College Feb. 1968 - Fall 1981
  • 2. Community Plan to Counteract Racial Agitators
  • 3. The Alpha Tau Omega Challenge Vol. 1 No. 2
  • 4. Precept various issues
  • 5. Annual Freedom Fund Banquet & Celebrity Tennis Matches April 29, 1983
  • 6. A Tour of Yoknapatawpha County by Seiya Nishi. This appears to be a reprint and is written in Japanese.
  • 7. The Dan Smoot Report October 8, 1962 "The Mississippi Tragedy"
  • 8. University of Mississippi "Liberty Bulletin" Fall Semester 1962 1st Edition - 2 copies
  • 9. Broadside "Rebel Resistance"
  • 10. "The Founding and Early History of College Hill Presbyterian Church" by Will Lewis
  • 11. "A History of Thaxton High School" October 9, 1982
  • 12. "Conservative Students' Association" pamphlet 1964-65
  • 13. "The Mississippi Story" Published and Distributed by Mississippi Municipal Association

Materials Sent to the Music Library/Blues Archive:

  • 1. 2 - 45 rpm phonodisks The Rebel Band Plays Dixie
  • 2. 2 - 45 rpm phonodisks Mississippi
  • 3. Several copies of sheet music for the above

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Controlled Access Headings

Personal Name(s)

  • McDowell, Cleve
  • Meredith, James, 1933-
  • Street, George M.


  • Desegregation in education
  • Mississippi--Race relations
  • Soldiers--Correspondence

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Collection Inventory

The George Street Collection 

1.1 Guess Memorial Award 

1.2 Forest Lands-Interior Department 

1.3A Land Acquisition Agricultural Department U.S. Forest Lands #2 

1.3B Land Acquisition Agricultural Department U.S. Forest Lands #2 

1.4 Highway Six Four-Lane Opening Ceremony September 10, 1980 

1.5 GRANITE (YAF 1969) 

1.6 Faculty-Swartzbaug Case 

1.7 HEW, Office of Civil Rights On-Site Inspection 

1.8 First Federal Awards Forms 

1.9 First Federal Awards March 30, 1965 

2.1 Geographical Survey Data 1985 

2.2 First Federal Awards 1964 

2.3 First Federal Awards 1965 

2.4 First Federal Awards February 18, 1967 

2.5 First Federal Awards February 26, 1966 

2.6A First Federal Awards 1969 

2.6B First Federal Awards 1969 

 Accession #95-134 The George Street Collection - Accretion 1 

Box 1 Inventory and Biographical Information 

Box 1 Correspondence 1914 through 1960 

Correspondence, Misc. University of Mississippi 1914-1941 

Correspondence 1942, 1948 

Correspondence 1950-1954 

Correspondence 1955 

Correspondence 1956 

Correspondence 1957-1958 

Correspondence 1959 

Correspondence 1960 

Box 2 Correspondence 1961-1964 

Correspondence 1961 

Correspondence 1962 

Correspondence 1963 

Correspondence 1964 

Box 3 Correspondence 1965-1968 

Correspondence 1965 

Correspondence 1966 

Correspondence 1967 

Correspondence 1968 

Box 4 Correspondence 1969-1971 

Correspondence 1969 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1970 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1970 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1971 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1971 

Box 5 Correspondence 1972-1975 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1972 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1972 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1973 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1973 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1974 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1974 

Correspondence 1975 

Box 6 Correspondence 1976-1978 

Correspondence 1976 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1977 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1977 

Correspondence 1978 

Box 7 Correspondence 1979-1980 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1979 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1979 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1980 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1980 

Box 8 Correspondence 1981-1982 

Correspondence Jan - March, 1981 

Correspondence April - Sept, 1981 

Correspondence Oct - Dec, 1981 

Correspondence Jan - April, 1982 

Correspondence May - Dec. 1982 

Box 9 Correspondence 1983-1985 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1983 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1983 

Correspondence Jan - June, 1984 

Correspondence July - Dec, 1984 

Correspondence Jan - Feb, 1985 

Box 10 Correspondence undated 

Correspondence undated 

Correspondence - cards, misc. undated 

Box 11 Miscellaneous Items 

Guess-Lockard letters, misc. 1940-1948 

Guess-Lockard letters (World War II letters - includes letters exchanged between Dean Malcolm R. Guess and his student, Edward Lockard, then serving in the U.S. Army. Lockard was later killed in action) undated 

Lockard clippings 

Death of Malcom R. Guess 

Street's farm file 

Street's business file 

Box 12 Sons of Confederate Veterans and Miscellaneous Legal Docs 

Sons of Confederate Veterans - includes Street's membership information ca. 1975-1988   3 folders

Misc Legal Documents and correspondence 

Box 13 Miscellaneous Items 

Street's military service records 

Letters on behalf of Robin Street Walker, his daughter 1975, 1978 

Speech material 

Speeches correspondence 

Box 14 Speeches and Speech Material 

Five folders of speeches and related material 

Box 15 Speeches and Speech Material 

Six folders of speeches and speech material 

Box 16 Speeches and Speech Material 

Five folders of speeches and speech material 

Box 17 Meredith Crisis 

Scope and Contents note

Nine folders on Meredith Crisis - includes court documents, eyewitness accounts of the turmoil on campus, complete lists of those detained and arrested, letters from students, parents, and supporters and chronology of the events of 9/30-10/1.

Miscellany 1959, 1962 

Meredith Crisis Sept, 1962 

Meredith Crisis Oct, 1962 

Meredith Crisis Nov. 1-19, 1962 

Meredith Crisis Nov. 20-30, 1962 

Meredith Crisis Dec, 1962 

Meredith Crisis undated 

Meredith Crisis Craig Knobles 

Meredith Crisis clippings 

Box 18 Meredith, Civil Rights 1963-1966 

Scope and Contents note

Folders deal with campus unrest - includes documents pertaining to the arrest and expulsion of Cleve McDowell, a black law student.

Meredith, civil rights correspondence, includes Cleve McDowell correspondence 1963 

"The University and Integration" by J.D. Williams, largely correspondence in response to the above speech 

Meredith, civil rights clippings, includes Cleve McDowell correspondence 1963 

Meredith, civil rights correspondence 1964 

Meredith, civil rights correspondence 1965 

Meredith, civil rights correspondence, misc undated 

Misc. civil rights-related publications 1962-1965 

Meredith, civil rights clippings 1964-65, 1969 

Box 19 Civil Rights 1966-1983 

Scope and Contents note

Seven folders on Civil Rights matters - includes the speech of Robert F. Kennedy on campus in 1966; the closing of Mississippi Valley State University in 1970; and reminisces and newspaper accounts of later years that Street filed under the heading, "U.S. v. Mississippi, revisited."

Civil rights 1966-1979 

Civil rights clippings 1966 

Robert F. Kennedy speech on campus, correspondence, docs 1966 

Robert F. Kennedy speech on campus, clippings 1966 

Closing of Mississippi Valley State 1970 

US vs. MS. revisited 1983 

US vs. MS. revisited clippings 

Box 20 Miscellaneous University, Genealogical Materials 

Hugh Clegg correspondence, misc 1954-1980 

University Police Dept., largely correspondence and legal docs pertaining to a lawsuit for salary increases 1974-1975 

Civil War letters of John Berryman Crawford, Company F 16th MS. infantry 1863-1864   photocopies of typed transcriptions

Street genealogy 

Street genealogical materials 

Box 21 Clippings 

Two folders of newspaper and magazine clippings 

Box 22 Miscellaneous Oversize 

An oversized box containing miscellaneous scrapbooks and other university-related material e.g. Dormitory Manager's Handbook. Also includes several campus flyers -- some obscene, some merely humorous -- drawn by students of the mid- and late 1960s. 

Box 23 Miscellaneous Oversize 

Two notebooks of speech material; plus several reel-to-reel tape recordings of court hearings pertaining to civil rights.