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The Hattiesburg Review Club

Identifier: M449


The Review Club was established as a literary and social club for women in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. From 1913-early 2020, it continued with much the same structure as established in 1913.


  • 1913-2013

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Noncirculating; available for research.

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

Biographical / Historical

The Review Club of Hattiesburg, Mississippi was established September 23, 1913 and remained active until early 2020.

In the early 1900's there were a dozen or so women’s clubs organized in Hattiesburg for literary, social, musical or charitable purposes. The Review Club was established for literary and social purposes, but has also included charitable endeavors through the years.

The Review Club has always had a Constitution and By-laws, a plan of study for each club year, meetings that are generally held in members’ homes, special events to celebrate anniversaries of the founding, elected officers and standing committees, a budget, a yearbook, a motto, club colors and one business meeting a year. Members of the group select prospective members and vote to extend an invitation to them.


4.75 Cubic Feet (total)

Language of Materials



The Review Club collection consists of yearbooks, minutes, financial records, correspondence, program notes, photographs and newspaper clippings for the years 1913 through 2013.


Series 1 Undated

Series 2 1913-1920

Series 3 1920-1930

Series 4 1930-1940

Series 5 1940-1950

Series 6 1950-1960

Series 7 1960-1970

Series 8 1970-1980

Series 9 1980-1990

Series 10 1990-2000

Series 11 2000-2010

Series 12 2010-2013


The collection was donated to the Hattiesburg Area Historical society by Mrs. H. Ogden (Marcella). In 1994 Miss Mildred Ogden donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi and requested the materials from the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society be loaned to USM. In 2010 and 2013 further materials were donated by The Review Club and arrangements made whereby the entire collection belongs to the University of Southern Mississippi.

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Photograph Log

M449-01 Mrs. A. C. Gossett, Review Club President, 1920-21, 1921-22 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 B & W date unknown Mrs. A.D. Gossett standing in front of white house. Exact location of house and year photo was taken are unknown. (Box 1, Folder 25)

M449-02 Review Club at Blueberry Farm, Rawls Springs, 2 copies 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 B & W May 1951 Group photo of club members in front of trees. Members are numbered and names are in margins of photograph. 1) Mrs. O,Ferrall, 2) Miss Mary Pulley, 3) Mrs. Galbreath, 4) Mrs. Bufkin, 5) Mrs. Crandall, 6) Mrs. Thomasson, 7) Mrs. Matherson, 8) Miss Hickman, 9) Mrs. Curry, 10) Mrs. Fagan, 11) ??, 12) Mrs. Edwards, 13) Mrs. Roberts, 14) Mrs. Mixon, 15) Mrs. Toles, 16) Mrs. Campbell (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-03 Hattiesburg Review Club 4 1/2 x 2 1/4 B & W 1953 Group photo, back steps of Ogden house, West Pine Street. One seated – unknown Row 1: Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Gross, Mrs. Ogden Row 2: Mrs. Galbreath, Mrs. Scanlan, unknown (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-04 Farewell party for Mrs. Thomasson, 2 copies 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 B & W Spring 1959 Group photo outside at Ogden home. Identification of members on M449-04 copy 2. Row 1: Mrs. Toles, Mrs. Ogden Row 2: unknown, Mrs. Thomasson, unknown, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs.Messer Row 3: Mrs. Pittman, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Galbreath, unknown (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-05 Farewell party for Mrs.Thomasson 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 B & W Spring 1959 Group picture outside at the Ogden home. Mrs. Ogden seated on ground. Row 1: unknown, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Thomasson, Mrs. Messer Row 2: Mrs. Pittman, Mrs. Fagen, unknown, Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Galbreath (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-06 Farewell party for Mrs. Thomasson 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 B & W Spring 1959 Outside at the Ogden home. Left is Mrs. Thomasson, right is Mrs. Bullard (not a Review Club member). (Box 4, Folder 6)

M449-07 50th Anniversary Tea, 2 copies 8 x 10 B & W November 6, 1963 Group photo of membership around the tea table at the Hemphill Street YWCA. Identification of members on M449-07 copy 1. Members left to right: 1) Miss Virginia Caperton, 2) Mrs. B.A. Pittman, 3) Mrs. R.G. Lowery, 4) Mrs. O.D. Emerson, 5) Mrs. D.T. Currie, Associate, 6) Mrs. H. Ogden, 7) Mrs. Harold Avery, 8) Mrs. A.M. Tipton, 9) Mrs. T.J. Messer, 10) Mrs. Forrest Nestleroad - President, 11) Mrs. J.E. Toles, 12) Mrs. R.W. Wright, 13) Mrs. Charles W. Welby, 14) Mrs. J.R. Galbreath, 15) Mrs. Fred Jackson, 16) Mrs. E.E. Gross, 17) Mrs. Roy Quitter, 18) Mrs. M.M. Roberts. (Box 4 Folder 21)

M449-08 50th Anniversary Tea, 2 copies 8 x 10 B & W November 6, 1963 Presentation of gift. Right to Left: Mrs. Forrest Nestleroad (presenting gift to), Mrs. Marcella Ogden (only remaining charter member), Mrs. A.M. Tipton (Box 4, Folder 21)

M449-09 90th Anniversary Luncheon 5 x 3 1/2 B & W February 2003 206 Front Street, Hattiesburg Mississippi. Left to right: Sally Hanson, Carolyn Shockey, Nell George (speaker), guest, guest, Hazel Simms (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-10 90th Anniversary Friendship Luncheon 5 x 3 1/2 Color February 2003 Left to right: Martha Smith, Joyce Stikes, guest, guest, Sally Hanson, guest, guest. (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-11 Review Club Member Martha Smith 6 x 4 Color 2010 Sign with the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Hattiesburg Heros display for Martha Smith. (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-12 Contact Sheet Martha Smith Display at Hattiesburg Area Historical Society 8 x 11 Color 2010 Five pictures of the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society display of Review Club member Martha Smith. (Box 8, Folder 2)

M449-13 Review Club Officers 4 x 6 Color May 2011 Group photo of club officers for 2010-2012. Left to Right: Mrs. Don Hegwood, Secretary; Mrs.. Perry Ramser, Vice-President; Mrs. Dennis Hunt, Historian; Dr. Margaret Barnett, President; Mrs. Rowland Davis, Treasurer (Box 8, Folder 15)

M449-14 100th Anniversary Celebration, 2 copies 8 x 10 Color September 27, 2013 Group photo of membership around table before their 100th Anniversary Celebration at Southern Oaks. Identification of members on copy 1. Left to Right Standing: Alice Provost, Doris Davis, Margaret Barnett, Shirley Brown, Lorene Deen, Joanna Dorthy, Doris Bradley, Lori Dees, Jeanne Hunt, Fran Hegwood Left to Right Seated: Sally Hanson, Shirley Ramser, Ann Murchison, Betty Steadman (Box 9, Folder 8)

M449-15 Officers for 2013-2014 4 x 6 Color September 27, 2013 Group photo of 2013-2014 club officers. Left to Right: Fran Hegwood, Treasurer; Doris Bradley, President; Shirley Brown, Secretary; Jeanne Hunt, Vice-President (Box 9, Folder 8)
The Hattiesburg Review Club
Collection processed and finding aid written by Jeanne Hunt.
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001