Date Created

June 2017

Document Type



Finding aid for the John J. Fraiser papers.


This collection is comprised of seven cubic feet of Judge Fraiser's papers, In addition, there are two cubic feet of small memorabilia items. Oversized memorabilia includes larger framed documents such as diplomas, trophies, and professional awards and plaques. There are two boxes of photographs spanning Judge Fraiser's years in WWII to his retirement from the Mississippi State Court of Appeals, along with a VCR recording of his Investiture ceremony into the COA. Finally, there are 40+ boxes of books, primarily law and code books, at off-site storage. The collection consists of photographs from every area of Judge Fraiser's political and judicial careers as well as some reproductions of some WWII photos. Other materials include extensive en banc records from the Mississippi Court of Appeals, correspondence, and news clippings dating back to the Civil Rights era.


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