Papers of John F. Kennedy. Presidential Papers. President's Office Files.
This folder contains materials collected by the office of President John F. Kennedy's secretary, Evelyn Lincoln, concerning desegregation, civil unrest, and racially motivated violence at the University of Mississippi. Materials in this folder include newspaper clippings, telegrams to Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett, memoranda concerning student James Meredith and Governor Barnett, transcripts of telephone conversations between President Kennedy and Governor Barnett, transcripts of Associated Press news articles concerning violence and desegregation, press releases regarding unlawful obstructions of justice at the university, a memorandum from Special Assistant to the President Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and a draft of President Kennedy's statement on desegregation at the University of Mississippi.