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Camp McCain Collection

Identifier: M571

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence and photographs.


  • Creation: 1943


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).


.25 Cubic Feet

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The collection contains correspondence and photographs from Camp McCain.


The materials in the collection were organized by subject, grouping items by organization when possible (correspondence, photographs).


Donated by William L. Sasman. Purchased from Thomas P. Szack. Transferred from M448 Southern Tourism Collection.

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Camp McCain was established as a U.S. Army Infantry training post in 1943. The camp, located in Grenada County, Mississippi, is named after Major General Henry Pickney McCain. Camp McCain was home to the 87th and 94th Infantry Divisions during World War II. The Camp McCain Training Center currently trains Army National Guard and Reserve organizations.


Contents of the collection and the collection case file.

Photograph Log

M571-0001 Major Park on his “10-minute break”. Slide color 1943

M571-0002 Company area from officers’ quarters. Slide color 1943

M571-0003 10 Minute Break. Slide color 1943

M571-0004 H.Q. Co. – 502nd M.P. BN Training Area. Slide color 1943

M571-0005 Sawdust pit for judo training. Slide color 1943

M571-0006 Come and get it. Slide color 1943

M571-0007 Back after a hike. Slide color 1943

M571-0008 First part of all day hike. Slide color 1943

M571-0009 Music and bull session. Slide color 1943

M571-0010 Rest. Slide color 1943

M571-0011 Telephone Switchboard on Bivouac. Slide color 1943

M571-0012 Detail. Slide color 1943

M571-0013 Retreat – “Attention”. Slide color 1943

M571-0014 News from home. Slide color 1943

M571-0015 Mail call. Slide color 1943

M571-0016 Lt. Dennis cooking his own chow. Slide color 1943

M571-0017 Sgts Foley and Davis. Slide color 1943

M571-0018 Gas mask drill. Slide color 1943

M571-0019 Chow. Slide color 1943

M571-0020 Retreat – “Attention”. Slide color 1943

M571-0021 Vehicle Decontamination Instruction. Slide color 1943

M571-0022 Area guard at retreat. Slide color 1943

M571-0023 Eugene Killips. 3 x 5 B & W 1943

M571-0024 P.O.W. Camp. 3 x 4 B & W 1943

M571-0025 Cpl. Walters and friend. 2 x 4 B & W 1943

M571-0026 William L. Sasman. 3 x 5 B & W 1943
Camp McCain Collection
Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
8 October 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001