Tom Rhea Phillips III Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains brochures, books, and almanacs.
- Creation: 1870-1985
- Phillips, Tom Rhea, III, 1959-2019 (Person)
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).
Biographical / Historical
Tom Rhea Phillips III was born on October 31, 1959. He graduated from Hattiesburg High School in 1978 and completed a degree in criminal justice at The University of Southern Mississippi. Tom worked as a Forrest County Deputy Sheriff and for the office of Forrest County Circuit Court Judge Richard McKenzie.
An avid historian and collector, Tom had extensive knowledge of military and regional history of both the south and the pine belt. He often spoke to classes at local schools and to various civic groups on specific historical points of interest. Tom's unique ability story telling ability along with his passion for history made the subject matter come alive.
Tom was an active volunteer and member of the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society, Sons of the American Revolution, M.L.E.O.A., and SCV. Tom also volunteered and worked in the restoration of Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home in Biloxi, following Hurricane Katrina. He died on March 24, 2019.
2.50 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
This collection contains historical materials, children’s books, and various magazines.
The materials in the collection were organized by alphabetical order.
Donated by Tom Rhea Phillips III.
• Case File
• Contents from the collection
Genre / Form
- Albums (Books).
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.).
- Records (Documents).
- Tom Rhea Phillips III Collection
- Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
- March 1, 2021
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository
118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001