Interview with John McLaurin
QUESTION 7
INTERVIEWER:

NOW AT THIS POINT DID GOVERNOR BARNETT CONSIDER JUST CLOSING DOWN THE UNIVERSITY RATHER THAN, THAN LET, LET THE EVENTS G0 THROUGH UM, OR DID HE THINK ABOUT OTHER STRATEGIES LIKE CALLING OUT THE NATIONAL GUARD HIMSELF?

John McLaurin:

I never heard it discussed that Governor Barnett was considering closing down Old Miss, now I'm sure it was considered to use the National Guard and uh, a lot of other things were talked about, but uh, I don't believe that it was ever in his mind to close the school.