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Economic and Social Development Think Tank Conferences

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Identifier: AM17-49

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Dr. Shirley Jones, retired Dean of the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Southern Mississippi, was co-director of the Economic and Social Development Think Tank Conferences in 1986, 1987, and 1988.

Dr. Jones was the first African American dean appointed to the public university system in Mississippi.

These are the programs from those conferences:

1. Brochure for A Conference on Job Dislocation and Career Development in a High-Tech Society held May 28-31, 1984, in Long Beach, Mississippi

2. Program for Packaging Mississippi Resources For Economic and Social Development held May 4-6, 1986, in Jackson, Mississippi, 2 copies

3. Printed speech “Developing the Human Capital of Mississippi, A Challenge for Higher Education” given by Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas on May 6, 1986

4. Program for Think Tank, To think, discuss and generate recommendations for Mississippi utilization of technology, held on May 3-5, 1987, in Long Beach, Mississippi, 2 copies

5. Participant information packets dated May 4, 1988, from Dr. Shirley J. Jones detailing information participants need to conduct their sessions during the fifth annual program on Economic and Social Development, 2 copies

6. Program for Economic and Social Development Think Tank Conference, held on May 5-7, 1988, in Long Beach, Mississippi, 2 copies


  • Creation: 1984; 1986-1988


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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).


10 Items : 302A.B1.A4

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Given By: Dr. Margo Swain, Retired Faculty School of Social Work Mississippi State University

Date of Receipt: February 15 and 27, 2017

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