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James O. Eastland collection

Repository: University of Mississippi. Dept. of Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (CRHP): James O. Eastland was a U.S. Senator and Democrat from Mississippi from 1943-1978 and was opposed to the civil rights movement. As chairman of the Judiciary committee, he prevented over 100 civil rights bills from being passed.

The James O. Eastland Collection is approximately 1,800 linear feet in size. File Series 1: Personal/Political consists of 25 subseries that together fill 164 boxes. These subseries are as follows: (1) Biography; (2) Family Correspondence; (3) Plantation Records; (4) Law Firm Files; (5) Financial Records; (6) Donation Files; (7) Personal Correspondence; (8) Holiday Cards & Gifts; (9) Executive Secretary/Virginia Simmerman Files; (10) Executive Secretary/Jean Allen Files; (11) Guest Books; (12) Invitations; (13) Schedules/Appointments; (14) Trips; (15) Telephone Memorandums; (16) Executive Branch Correspondence; (17) Federal Correspondence; (18) Congressional Correspondence; (19) Campaign Records; (20) Politics; (21) Mississippi Office/C.B. Curlee & Wilburn Buckley Files; (22) Patronage, Nominations, Employment, & School References; (23) Presidential Inauguration Files; (24) University of Mississippi Files; (25) Publications & Enclosures. File Series 2: Public Relations consists of 12 subseries that comprise a total of 133 boxes and 74 film canisters. These subseries are as follows: (1) Photographs, Negatives, & Slides; (2) Audio Recordings; (3) Audiovisual Recordings; (4) Clippings; (5) Floor Speeches; (6) Speeches; (7) Scrapbooks; (8) Original Political Cartoon Drawings; (9) Press Releases; (10) Newsletters & Publications; (11) Public Relations Correspondence; and (12) Published Writings & Interviews

Date(s): 1923-1978

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: Call Number MUM00117
OCLC # 162147731

Extent: 34 reel-to-reels, 43 original cassette tapes, and five 78 rpm discs; 45 cassette user copies and eighteen CD user copies

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: James O. Eastland

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


Mississippi--Politics and government
United States--Politics and government
United States. Congress. Senate


Sound recordings


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