Historical Photos & Videos


The images in this collection document the activities on campus, as well as troop movement in the town of Oxford. These collections originate from:

Barrett Collection

Russell H. Barrett Collection

Russell H. Barrett was a UM political science professor who wrote Integration at the University of Mississippi, documenting these historical events.

The Cooper Library

W. Wert Cooper Collection

William Wert Cooper Jr. was a senior at the University of Mississippi during the integration and captured these images.

Mississippi Highway Patrol

Mississippi Highway Patrol Collection

The Mississippi Highway Patrol was charged with controlling entrance to the campus prior to the riot.