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Sharon Vanek Drawings

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM06-61

Form of Material

Sixteen folders of USM-related drawings by Hattiesburg artist, Sharon Vanek, and four folders of newspaper clippings showcasing some of Ms. Vanek’s work. Included are sketches of USM benefactors who have contributed one million dollars, or more, to Southern Miss. The sketches led to pen and ink portraits of the benefactors. Donors portrayed are:

James Baird

Gary & Lori Giles

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Best, III

Fay B. Kaigler

Gene and Karen Carlisle

Aubrey & Ella Lucas

Kelly Gene Cook, Sr.

Liz & Larry Payne

Frank Day

Mary & Joe Tatum, Jr.

Max & Susan Draughn

Also included are three folders containing drawings of the USM Golden Eagle, and one folder featuring drawings of a man identified only as “Robbie.”


  • 2001-2005


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).


1 Cubic Feet (20 folders) : 302A.B15.L3

Language of Materials



Given by the Estate of Sharon Vanek, via Jewel Tucker

Sharon Vanek Drawings
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Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001