Collection of letters, memorandums, telegrams, and official statements from Governor Allan Shivers on positions of states' rights, presidential at Mansfield High School. The question of interposition is explored as a possibility in circumventing the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board. Shivers' support for Republican candidate Dwight Eisenhower is shown through official statements and letters to the President reflecting on the close ties the two developed. The Crisis at Mansfield is shown through the Governor's official orders sending the Texas Rangers to Mansfield and ensuring its continued segregation. Widespread support for Shivers' actions is evidenced by telegrams from citizens around the state. The lack of federal response to the crisis demonstrates the cautious approach Eisenhower took in avoiding a flare up with Allan Shivers and Texas.