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  1. General Laws of the State of Mississippi, 1956, Chapter 365, 520-524.
  2. Unsigned Commission speech, filing date July 13, 1959, Sovereignty Commission Identification Number (SCR ID #) 7-0-1-56-2-1-1.
  3. New Orleans Times Picayune, March 7, 1971.
  4. J. P. Coleman Personal Papers Z/1877, letter from Governor Coleman to C.C. Smith, April 10, 1958, unprocessed box #10 "Correspondence, (Special) 'c'," Manuscript Collections, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
  5. Jackson Daily News, March 6, 1960, July 21, 1960; Jackson State Times, December 16, 1960; General Legislative Investigating Committee, letter to Gov. Barnett, August 12, 1963, SCR ID # 7-0-8-36-1-1-1; "Oxford USA," proposed contract, December 10, 1962, SCR ID # 10-102-0-2-1-1-1 to 2-1-1.
  6. Erle Johnston memo, June 24, 1965, SRC ID # 9-31-4-3-1-1-1.
  7. Report, "Citizens' Council Grant," SCR ID # 99-30-0-46-1-1-1 to 2-1-1.
  8. Johnston letter to the Federation of Constitutional Government, May 4, 1964, SCR ID # 6-70-0-165-1-1-1; Johnston, Canton Miss., Lions Club Speech, May 13, 1964, SCR ID # 99-62-0-16-3-1-1 to 5-1-1.
  9. Johnston memo to Herman Glazier, March 16, 1965, SCR ID # 99-34-0-8-1-1-1 to 2-1-1; Johnston memo to Gov. Johnson, March 29, 1965, SCR ID # 99-34-0-9-1-1-1 to 2-1-1.
  10. Johnston memo, February 8, 1965, SCR ID # 99-62-0-33-1-1-1; Johnston memo, February 11, 1965, SCR ID # 99-62-0-196-1-1-1.
  11. Johnston memo, May 25, 1965, SCR ID # 99-34-0-14-1-1-1 to 2-1-1; Memphis Commercial Appeal, December 12, 1965.
  12. Johnston to Commission members, December 2, 1965, SCR ID # 8-17-0-56-1-1-1.
  13. Yasuhiro Katagiri, The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission: Civil Rights and States' Rights in a Deep South State, 1956-1977 (Ann Arbor, Michigan: UMI Dissertation Service, 1997), 367-369; Jackson Clarion-Ledger, August 9, 1966; Daily News, November 24, 1967.
  14. Katagiri, Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 400-401.
  15. Commercial Appeal, November 18, 1971; Burke memo, January 5, 1970, SCR ID # 99-208-0-8-1-1-1 to 2-1-1; Burke report, January 11, 1970, SCR ID # 7-0-11-189-3-1-1.
  16. Katagiri, The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 408-409.
  17. New York Times, April 22, 1973.
  18. Daily News, June 8, 1973.
  19. Minutes, Commission Meeting, June 22, 1973, SCR ID # 99-216-0-4-1-1-1 to 3-1-1; Commercial Appeal, June 23, 1973.
  20. Elbert Hilliard to MDAH Board, January 24, 1977, Series 1250: Minutes and Related Material, folder "Regular Quarterly Meeting, January 28, 1977," box 5531, MDAH; Erle Johnston, Mississippi's Defiant Years, 1953-1973: An Interpretive Documentary with Personal Experiences (Forest, Miss.: Lake Harbor Publishers, 1990), 379-380; Katagiri, The Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 415-418; "Department of Archives and History, Minutes of a Meeting of the Executive Committee Board of Trustees, March 11, 1977," Series 1250, folder "Executive Committee Meeting, March 11, 1977," box 5331; Laws of Mississippi, 1977, Chapter 320, 447-448; Clarion-Ledger, January 28, 1977, March 3, 1977, March 7, 1977, March 20, 1977, May 22, 1977; Daily News, January 28, 1977.
  21. Clarion-Ledger, January 14, 1998.
  22. Mississippi Official and Statistical Register, 1956-1960; 1960-1964; 1964-1968; 1968-1972; 1972-1976.
  23. Natchez Democrat, October 10, 1957; Johnston, Defiant Years, 50;102 (Forest, Miss.: Lake Harbor Publishers, 1990), 50; 102; Commercial Appeal, October 2, 1958; State Times, February 20, 1959; Clarion-Ledger, May 25, 1960; Commercial Appeal, June 20, 1960; Ralph D. Ford to Zack Van Landingham, April 1, 1960, SCR ID# 8-11-6-1-1-1-1, 8-11-0-6-7-1-1-1, 8-11-0-8-1-1-1; Communication concerning the tenure of Rep. Hugh Boren from Dr. Yasuhiro Katagiri, August 17, 1998; Albert Jones to Mississippi Public Employees' Retirement System, April 25, 1962, SCR ID # 7-0-5-63-1-1-1; Erle Johnston, "Report on Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 1964-1967," SCR id # 99-131-0-20-4-1-1; Johnston to Attorney General Joe T. Patterson, May 14, 1963, SCR ID # 7-0-7-72-1-1-1; Johnston to Herman Glazier, August 12, 1966, SCR ID # 99-117-0-3-1-1-1; Johnston Defiant Years, 352; Webb Burke report, undated, SCR ID # 99-208-0-7-4-1-1; Employee Job Content Questionnaires, SCR ID #s 8-20-1-1-1-1 to 2-1-1, 8-19-1-1-1-1 to 2-1-1; Webb Burke report, SCR ID # 99-208-0-7-10-1-1 to 11-1-1; Leland Cole to Burke, January 28, 1969, SCR ID # 99-44-0-8-1-1-1; Employee Job Content Questionnaires, SCR ID #s 8-20-1-1-1-1 to 2-1-1, 8-19-1-1-1-1 to 2-1-1; Webb Burke report, SCR ID # 99-208-0-7-10-1-1 to 11-1-1; Leland Cole to Burke, January 28, 1969, SCR ID # 99-44-0-8-1-1-1; Minutes, Commission Board Meeting, June 22, 1973, SCR ID # 99-216-0-4-1-1-1 to 3-1-1.
  24. Delta Democrat-Times, February 20, 1977
  25. American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") v. Mabus, 719 F.Supp. 1345 (S.D.Miss.1989); Clarion-Ledger, September 22, 1989.
  26. American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, Inc. v. Finch, 638 F.2d 1336 (5th Cir.1981); Clarion-Ledger, March 15, 1981.
  27. Daily News, October 30, 1984, November 29, 1984.
  28. American Civil Liberties Union ("ACLU") v. Fordice, 969 F.Supp. 403 (S.D.Miss.1994).
  29. ACLU, 719 F.Supp.(S.D.Miss.1989).
  30. Chancery Court for the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, Aubrey K. Lucas, In his Official Capacity as President of the University of Southern Mississippi, v. Arkansas Gazette Company d/b/a The Clarion Ledger, Civil Action No. 138, 515 R-(1), filed July 28, 1989; Johnston, Defiant Years, 412-413.
  31. American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, Inc. v. State of Mississippi, 911 F.2d 1066 (5th Cir. 1990).
  32. Clarion Ledger, September 24, 1993.
  33. ACLU v. Fordice, 969 F.Supp. (S.D.Miss.1994).
  34. American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, Inc. v. King, 84 F.3d 784 (5th Cir. 1996); Clarion Ledger, June 14, 1996, September 16, 1996, November 19, 1996.
  35. Clarion Ledger, January 14 1998.