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Finding Aid for the Margaret Countiss Harbison Collection (MUM01709)

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Finding Aid for the Margaret Countiss Harbison Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margaret Countiss Harbison Collection
Dates: 1958-1964
Collector: Harbison, Margaret Countiss
Physical Extent: 2 boxes (.417 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01709
Location: GG-18
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection contains newspapers, exploded tear gas canister and football memorabilia relating to the University of Mississippi, 1958-1964.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret Countiss Harbison.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Stephanie McKnight, July 2009. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 9 July 2009.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

University of Mississippi -- History
College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
University of Mississippi -- Race relations
Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford -- History
Meredith, James, 1933-
University of Mississippi--Football


tear gas grenades

Biographical Note

Margaret Countiss Harbison attended the University of Mississippi, graduating with a Bachelor of Art degree in 1963. Harbison was enrolled during the 1962 integration of the University.

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains exploded tear gas canister from the enrollment of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. Also contains newspapers pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement and football memorabilia.

User Information

Prefered Citation

Margaret Countiss Harbison Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Margaret Countiss Harbison Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

James Howard Meredith Collection. Online finding aid available at

Container List

Folder 1.1 University of Mississippi football tickets (1959-1963)
Folder 1.2 Small Confederate flag used at Ole Miss football games
Folder 1.3 Ole Miss football program, 8 November 1958
Folder 1.4 Newsweek, 5 November 1962
Folder 1.5 Memphis Press-Scimitar, 1 October 1962
Folder 1.6 Herald Tribune, 20 June 1964
Box 2 Exploded tear gas canister from the night before James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi