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Robert L. Oakman III Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Oakman, Robert III
Robert L. Oakman III Collection
1955-1972; 2013
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
School work, programs, and other material ephemera associated with the University of Mississippi and author James Dickey.

Preferred Citation

Robert L. Oakman III Collection (MUM01797), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Robert L. Oakman III was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1941 but grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi. In 1959, Oakman graduated high school and entered the University of Mississippi, where he majored in mathematics and minored in physics and French. Oakman graduated in 1963 and went on to attend graduate school at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Indiana. He then joined the faculty at the University of South Carolina, where he taught for thirty-three years. Upon retiring, Oakman became the Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of South Carolina.

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Scope and Content

The Robert L. Oakman III collection contains material from Oakman's time at the University of Mississippi, including classwork, football programs, and programs from other University events. There also news clippings related to Mississippi’s Miss America winners. The collection also includes material related to author James Dickey.

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Material arranged chronologically according to format.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries July 2013

Access Restrictions

The Robert L. Oakman III Collection is 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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amy Fluker, June 2013. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, July 2013.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Miss America Pageant
  • University of Mississippi -- Football -- Miscellanea
  • University of Mississippi -- History
  • University of Mississippi. Dept. of English


  • brochures
  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • programs (documents)
  • school records

Personal Name(s)

  • Dickey, James

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Collection Inventory

 Loose items Beanie, spiral notebooks, 1962-1966 

 1.1 Classwork, 1962-1966 

Scope and Content

University of Mississippi syllabus and class assignments, ENG 541

 1.2 James Dickey, 2013 

 1.3 Misc. event programs and brochures, 1958-1972 

Scope and Content

Various programs mostly related to University of Mississippi events

 1.4 University of Mississippi football souvenirs, 1955 

Scope and Content

Programs from 1955 and 1957 games, ticket stubs

 1.5 Miscellaneous news clippings 

Scope and Content

Various news clippings related to the University of Mississippi, academics and sports

 1.6 News photos and stories about Miss America winners Lynda Lee Mead and Mary Ann Mobley, 1960