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George Mike Ziegler Collection

Identifier: M470

Scope and Contents

The DVDs within the collection contain digital reproductions of materials related to George Mike Ziegler, Hattiesburg YMCA Athletic director (1919-1921) and include newspaper articles, photographs, and items related to a YMCA Physical Directors’ Summer Training School in Blue Ridge, North Carolina.

A Microsoft Word document on each DVD provides more in-depth summary of the images on the disks, a copy of which is in the collection.


  • Creation: circa 1919-1921

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

George Mike Ziegler (5/7/1884 – 3/3/1961) was Athletic Director of the Hattiesburg, MS Young men’s Christian Association (YMCA) during the years from 1919 through 1921. Ziegler had a long association with the New Orleans YMCA as an amateur athlete of some note in the area from approximately 1905 until 1918, when he served as one of the YMCA athletic directors for the American troops serving in Europe during World War 1. Upon his return from the War, Ziegler accepted the job as Hattiesburg YMCA Athletic Director from among a number of similar offers. Following his approximately two year service with the Hattiesburg, MS YMCA, Ziegler spent two years with the American Red Cross at the Marine and Veterans Bureau Hospitals in New Orleans, proving athletic activities and therapies for disabled war veterans. After a number of years with the Jefferson Parish, LA Community Services Recreational Department, and then with the Southern Pacific Railroad Athletic League, Ziegler Joined the New Orleans School system as a coach, and then Athletic Director of Warren Easton High School. He stayed with the Warren Easton from 1928 until his retirement in 1952.


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The collection contains two copies of a DVD containing digital reproductions of original materials relating to George Mike Ziegler, Hattiesburg YMCA Athletic Director from 1919 to 1921.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by William R. Ziegler on October 26, 2009.

Related Materials

AM94-7, Mrs. O.B. Loper Papers

M268, Pine Belt Family YMCA Records

M274, Hattiesburg YWCA Records


George Mike Ziegler Collection
Lauren White
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001