John E. Phay Collection

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Creator:Phay, John E.
Creator:University of Mississippi. Bureau of Educational Research
Title:John E. Phay collection

Collection containing over 4700 Kodachrome slides and black-and-white photographs documenting the following Mississippi counties in the late 1940s and 1950s: Benton, Clay, Grenada, Holmes, Jones, Marshall, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Union, and Yalobusha. The collection includes 727 images of the University of Mississippi, most of the University images do not have corresponding dates but document the campus and culture prior to the 1962 Integration. Beginning in the late 1940s, Dr. John Elon Phay, Professor of Educational Administration, Director of the Bureau of Education Research at the University of Mississippi, and Consultant and Advisor to the 1952 Mississippi Legislative Recess Education Committee, photographically recorded the pre-integration days of selected public elementary and secondary schools of Mississippi. Although filming was not a part of his assigned duties, Dr. Phay utilized his personal time to amass the pictorial history of these schools. The images examine the "separate but equal" ruling of the 1896 case of Plessy v. Ferguson as it pertained to the Mississippi educational system.

Types:photographs | StillImage
Subjects:African American students | Education, Elementary | Education, Secondary | Segregation in education--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | Civil rights--Mississippi | Education--Pictorial works | United States, Mississippi, Lafayette County, Oxford, 34.3664951, -89.5192484 | United States, Mississippi, Lafayette County, 34.3519389, -89.4664677 | United States, Mississippi, Clay County, 33.6393012, -88.7957063 | United States, Mississippi, Benton County, 34.8277278, -89.1960486 | United States, Mississippi, Grenada County, 33.772401, -89.7674875 | United States, Mississippi, Holmes County, 33.1018124, -90.0656168 | United States, Mississippi, Jones County, 31.6058959, -89.1636245 | United States, Mississippi, Quitman County, 34.1920186, -90.2946542 | United States, Mississippi, Marshall County, 34.7329561, -89.4725635 | United States, Mississippi, Panola County, 34.3793392, -89.9601925 | United States, Mississippi, Prentiss County, 34.6222512, -88.5153286 | United States, Mississippi, Sunflower County, 33.4980504, -90.602067 | United States, Mississippi, Tallahatchie County, 33.9414425, -90.1577411 | United States, Mississippi, Union County, 34.4834555, -88.9789198 | United States, Mississippi, Yalobusha County, 34.0213455, -89.6991703
Institution:John Davis Williams Library (University of Mississippi)
Contributors:John Davis Williams Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections
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