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Finding Aid for the Robert A. Herring III Scrapbooks



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Herring, Robert A.
Robert A. Herring III Scrapbooks
August-November 1962
Language of Materials
Scrapbooks of news clippings created during the integration of the University of Mississippi.

Preferred Citation

Robert A. Herring III Scrapbooks (MUM01786), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

In 1962, Robert A. Herring III was a high-school student in Oxford, Miss. He lived with his family near the heart of campus, and Herring witnessed firsthand the events surrounding the University of Mississippi’s integration. Herring collected several scrapbooks of clippings that documented those events.

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Scope and Content

The scrapbooks contain daily media accounts of the events surrounding James Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi in 1962. Clippings come from Mississippi newspapers including the Oxford Eagle,  The Clarion-Ledger and the  Jackson Daily News. Each scrapbook is approximately 80 pages.

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Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries January 2013

Access Restrictions

The Robert A. Herring III Scrapbooks are open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Robert A. Herring III, August 2012

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lauren Rogers, January 2013. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2013.

Alternative Formats

This collection has been digitized and can be accessed through the Integration of the University of Mississippi digital collection.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more collections related to the University of Mississippi's integration, please see the Archives' Civil Rights and Race Relations subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- History


  • scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Meredith, James, 1933-


  • Civil rights -- Mississippi -- Oxford
  • College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford
  • Race relations -- Mississippi
  • Riots -- Mississippi -- Oxford

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Collection Inventory

 1.1 Scrapbook #11, August-30 September 1962 

Scope and Content

Note: Including Kerry Drake (comic) first four pages; news about the university’s integration begins on page 16.

 1.2 Scrapbook #12, 1-4 October 1962 

 1.3 Scrapbook #13, 4 October-6 November 1962