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T. O. Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0304

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of materials created and kept by Marion, Alabama, Chief of Police T. O. Harris. The bulk of the materials are photocopies of police reports, articles, and other materials relating to Civil Rights activities in Marion, Perry County, Alabama, around the time that Jimmy Lee Jackson was attacked and shot in Marion. His death on February 26, 1965, led to the Selma marches. The collection includes thirty photographs of Civil Rights activities in Marion in February 1965.

Dates

  • 1959-1966

Extent

0.4 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Materials saved by the chief of Marion, Alabama, police including legislative reports, police reports, photos, newspaper articles, letters, affidavits concerning demonstrations in Marion, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama.

Provenance

Gift of Thomas O. Harris, 19??; addition, 1993

General

To provide faster access to our materials, this finding aid was published without formal or final review. Email us at archives@ua.edu if you find mistakes or have suggestions to make this finding aid more useful for your research.

Processing Information

Until November 11, 2021, this collection had been titled "Civil Rights, Marion, Alabama Police Department." After further review, Special Collections staff renamed it the "T. O. Harris Papers" to more accurately reflect the creator of the materials.
Title
Guide to the T. O. Harris Papers
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
April 2016; revised 2021
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500