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Tom Rhea Phillips III Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M664

Scope and Contents

This collection contains brochures, books, and almanacs.

Dates

  • 1870-1985

Creator

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.

Extent

2.50 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains historical materials, children’s books, and various magazines.

Arrangement

The materials in the collection were organized by alphabetical order.

Provenance

Donated by Tom Rhea Phillips III.

Related Materials

AM87-27 Political Materials Collection

M246 Hattiesburg Historical Photographs

M613 John L. Pendergrass Collection of Political Campaign Materials

Sources

• Case File

• Contents from the collection
Title
Tom Rhea Phillips III Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
Date
March 1, 2021
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

Contact:
118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001
601.266.4345