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Jonathan Puckett Research Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM20-040

Form of Materials

Genealogy research materials.


  • Creation: circa 1931-2020

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

Jonathan Puckett earned his bachelor's degrees in English and history from USM in May 2020. He excelled as a student worker for Historical Manuscripts in Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi's University Libraries. He processed many collections and left an indelible mark.

As a Carlson Fellow, he is attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will finish his M.S. in library and information science through the archives and special collections pathway in August 2021. He is currently a Graduate Assistant at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Immediately following graduation, he will enter the Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmistsburg, Maryland. He will persue a duel degree program [Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Theology] towards ordination (2021-2027).

Puckett has an impressive list of academic achievements:

• Phi Kappa Phi - Sherrill Carlson Fellowship

• Honors College Schillig-Baird Presidential Scholar

• Four genealogical publications

• King Alfred Prize in Medieval English from Keele University

• Seton Shields Genealogical Research Grant recipient

Wall Street Journal profile for genealogical research


3.00 Cubic Feet (total) : 302A.B15.R1-5

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Given By: Jonathan Puckett

Date of Receipt: July 29, 2020; September 18, 2020; April 12, 2021; May 24, 2021

Collections processed by Jonathan Puckett

M523 David C. Berry, Jr. Papers

M538 Sam Bowers Papers

M543 George Alfred Bell Letters

M544 William Riley Taylor World War II Memoir

M545 Carl H. Sundell World War II Memoir

M546 Spanish-American War Documents

M547 Adams County Broadside

M548 James and Patsy Causey Photographs

M549 Mississippi Territory Legal Document, 1816

M555 Ira Grupper and Bob Beech Civil Rights Collection

M556 William H. Hatcher Memories of World War II

M557 “The Haven” Record Book

M558 Gulf Hills, Mississippi, Photograph Album

M559 N.V. Hannegan Camp Shelby Letters

M560 Hattiesburg Department of Urban Development / Historic Preservation Planner

M561 Melinda Haynes Papers

M562 Lonette Bryant Cliburn Papers

M563 Frank D. Barber Collection

M564 William Arthur Winstead Papers

M565 David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

M573 David Neal Tigert Korean War Letters

M581 William “Bill” G. McAtee Civil Rights Collection

M582 Hercules Powder Company Oral Histories Collection

M583 John "Jack" Eckert Scrapbooks

M588 Hattiesburg Civil Rights Film

M589 Jim McLain Forrest County Papers

M590 Selby Parker Collection

M591 Betty Press Photographs

M593 Lewis E. & Albertine M. Skilton Papers

M594 Rawles Family Historical Collection

M599 Shemper Family Genealogy Project

M600 Bunker Hill Baptist Church Records

M602 Jeff Balfour Collection

M606 Neil R. McMillen Collection

M619 Jacob and Alexander Vanasdall/Vanasdale Civil War Letters

M620 Ruleville, Mississippi Historical Collection

M621 The Robber Bridegroom Poster

M622 Sylvia Buck Hoover Collection

Jonathan Puckett Research Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001