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Charles C. Bolton Research Collection

Identifier: M672

Scope and Contents

This collection contains articles, notes, maps, census records, and correspondence concerning Dr. Charles C. Bolton’s research for his work on the Confessions of Edward Isham, and his book Poor Whites of the Antebellum South. The collection also contains the manuscript for Poor Whites of the Antebellum South and chapters from Confessions of Edward Isham. The collection contains annotated photocopied materials from outside respositories.


  • Creation: Circa 1990s

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). Reproduction of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Provision of photocopies or digital reproductions does not constitute permission to publish, distribute, provide internet access to, or otherwise display images of materials in this collection. Copyright is retained by the lawful copyright holder, and it is the responsibility of the permission seeker to contact and secure permission from the copyright holder. Where copyright permission is not granted, images are only for use in private study subject to the Fair Use exceptions made in U.S. Copyright Law.

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Charles C. Bolton is a native of Picayune, Mississippi and received his undergraduate degree in history from The University of Southern Mississippi. After his bachelor’s degree, Dr. Bolton received his M.A and Ph.D. in history from Duke University. Dr. Bolton was the fourth director of the Mississippi Oral History Program at The University of Southern Mississippi and also served as history professor during his time at the university (1990-2005). Dr. Bolton’s research interests include Southern history in the United States, race, politics, and twentieth-century U.S. history. Some of Dr. Bolton’s publications include:Poor Whites of the Antebellum South: Tenants and Laborers in Central North Carolina and Northeast Mississippi,The Confessions of Edward Isham: A Poor White Life of the Old South, The Hardest Deal of All: The Battle over School Integration in Mississippi, 1870-1980, With All Deliberate Speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education, and William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography. Dr. Bolton has been teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro since 2005, and was appointed the Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences in 2017.


4 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials



This collection consists of Dr. Charles C. Bolton’s research materials for his scholarly works.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by subheadings. Dr. Bolton’s original folder titles have been used.


Donated by Dr. Charles C. Bolton on May 15, 2000 and July 6, 2000.

Related Materials

Related materials found at The University of Southern Mississippi: M507- Max L. Grivno Research Collection,M270- Didamie Emaline Hicks Fike Diary, M487- Dr. William K.Scarborough Collection,M78- W.L. Chatham Letter,M622- Sylvia Buck Hoover Collection


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Charles C. Bolton Research Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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