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Southern Tourism Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M448

Scope and Contents

The Southern Tourism Collection includes advertisements for tourist destinations throughout the United States, with the vast majority located in the American South. This collection is organized geographically, and each geographic level (i.e. country, state, Mississippi region, county, and city) is organized alphabetically.

These materials cover approximately ten different states, with most state-level material concentrated in Mississippi. Additionally, it encompasses eleven different regions within Mississippi, with particular emphasis on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. At the county-level, this collection includes materials from twenty-two of Mississippi’s eighty-two counties.

Dates

  • 1843-2009
  • Majority of material found within 1960s; 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).

Biographical / Historical

The Southern Tourism Collection includes pamphlets, brochures, maps, booklets, and fliers for destinations and events primarily in the American South. With bright colors and catchy copy, these materials advertise pilgrimages, museums, festivals, fishing trips, parks, casinos, hotels, restaurants, and more.

Extent

8.25 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Series I: Country, Region, State, Mississippi Region, County, City

The bulk of this collection is comprised of attractions and events advertised for specific cities. Approximately ninety different cities are represented in this collection, almost entirely from Mississippi. The Mississippi cities of Biloxi, Hattiesburg, Jackson, Natchez, and Vicksburg are particularly strongly represented in this collection.

Series II: Stereographic Images and Glass Slide

In its second series, this collection contains five stereographic images and one glass slide.

Series III: Oversized Materials

The third series contains oversized materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Most of the materials were purchased with the Douglas A Noverr Grant for Collection Enhancement for Institutions to Build Popular Culture and American Culture Research Collections (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association).

Accessions were given by Diane Ross, Kaylene Behm (via Danielle Bishop), and Jeremy Robbins and Kay Allen of the Lawrence County Historical Society.

Accessions were also transferred from the S. G. Thigpen Papers (M446) and the Postcard Collection (M36).

Existence and Location of Copies

For Digitized Materials from this collection, see: External Documents link at bottom of page.

Related Materials

M36 Postcard Collection (unprocessed)

M329 Circus, Minstrel and Traveling Show Collection

Jeff Balfour Collection

M448 Southern Tourism Collection Map List

Box 1, Folder 3, U.S. Region-Natchez Trace Parkway: "Natchez Trace."

Box 1, Folder 3, U.S. Region-Natchez Trace Parkway: "Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee."

Box 1, Folder 3, U.S. Region-Natchez Trace Parkway: "Natchez Trace Parkway, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee."

Box 1, Folder 5, U.S. Region-The South (2): "National Forests of the South."

Box 1, Folder 5, U.S. Region-The South (2): "'Magnolia Route' Chicago to Mississippi Coast Highway Map and Tourist Guide."

Box 3, Folder 6, State-Mississippi (6): "Rand, McNally & Co.'s Pocket Map and Shippers' Guide of Mississippi," 1904.

Box 3, Folder 6, State-Mississippi (6): "Rand, McNally & Co.'s Pocket Map and Shippers' Guide of Mississippi," 1908.

Box 4, Folder 6, State-Mississippi (12)-0utdoor Recreation: "National Forests in Mississippi Visitor Guide."

Box 4, Folder 6, State-Mississippi (12)-0utdoor Recreation: "Welcome to the National Forests in Mississippi."

Box 4, Folder 6, State-Mississippi (12)-0utdoor Recreation: "Mississippi State Parks beckon YOU."

Box 5, Folder 3, State-Mississippi (16)-Roads and Highways: "Official Highway Map, Mississippi."

Box 5, Folder 3, State-Mississippi (16)-Roads and Highways: "Mississippi Highways: Official Highway Map."

Box 6, Folder 3, Mississippi Region-Gulf Coast (2): "Black Creek Trail, Desoto National Forest Mississippi."

Box 6, Folder 5, Mississippi Region-Gulf Coast (4): "Gulf Islands, National Seashore, Mississippi/Florida, National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior." (3 slightly different copies)

Box 6, Folder 7, Mississippi Region-Middle Mississippi: "Middle Mississippi." (2 copies)

Box 6, Folder 9, Mississippi Region-North Mississippi: "Arkabutla Lake."

Box 6, Folder 10, Mississippi Region-Pearl River Basin District: "Pearl River Boatway Map, 151 Edition."

Box 6, Folder 10, Mississippi Region-Pearl River Basin District: "Pearl River Boatway Map: Georgetown to Monticello, Mississippi."

Box 6, Folder 10, Mississippi Region-Pearl River Basin District: "Pearl River Boatway: Bogue Chitto River Float Trail."

Box 7, Folder 1, Mississippi Region-River Cities of Mississippi: "Tour the River Cities."

Box 7, Folder 2, Mississippi Region-South Central: "South Central Mississippi."

Box 7, Folder 5, County-Claiborne: "Claiborne County Historical Tours." (2 copies)

Box 7, Folder 11, County-Hancock: "Michaud & Mississippi Test Facilites." (inside folder, "Welcome to Mississippi Test Facility.")

Box 7, Folder 19, County-Pearl River: "Gladiolus Subdivision Adjoining the Town of McNeill."

Box 7, Folder 22, County-Washington: "Map of Washington County Mississippi."

Box 7, Folder 22, County-Washington: "Passport to Three Adventures in Washington County."

Box 8, Folder 3, City-New Orleans, Louisiana (2): "The New Orleans Tourist's Guide."

Box 8, Folder 6, City-Aberdeen: "Where Tradition Blends With Progress...Aberdeen Welcomes You!"

Box 8, Folder 11, City-Biloxi (1): "Biloxi City Map."

Box 8, Folder 12, City-Biloxi (2): "Welcome to Biloxi, Mississippi, Including Detailed Maps of North Biloxi & Ocean Springs."

Box 8, Folder 12, City-Biloxi (2): "Welcome to Biloxi and Mississippi's Gulf Coast."

Box 9, Folder 1, City-Biloxi (5)-Fishing and Marine Life: "Back Bay of Biloxi Fishing Waters Guide."

Box 9, Folder 2, City-Biloxi (6)-Hotels and Casinos: "Just For Fun During Your Visit to the Buena Vista."

Box 9, Folder 3, City-Brookhaven: "Brookhaven ...See What We've Got!"

Box 9, Folder 3, City-Brookhaven: "Brochuremap Brookhaven-Lincoln County."

Box 9, Folder 4, City-Bruce: "Welcome to Bruce, Calhoun County, Mississippi."

Box 9, Folder 5, City-Canton: "Map of Canton-Madison County, Mississippi."

Box 9, Folder 11, City-Columbia: "Map of Columbia, Foxworth, and Marion County, Mississippi."

Box 9, Folder 12, City-Columbus: "Welcome to Columbus and Lowndes County."

Box 9, Folder 12, City-Columbus: "Annual Spring Pilgrimage to Ante-Bellum Homes, Columbus, Miss."

Box 10, Folder 5, City-Greenwood: "Greenwood Leflore County Area Map."

Box 10, Folder 6, City-Grenada: "Grenada Lake, Yalobusha River, Mississippi." (2 copies)

Box 10, Folder 6, City-Grenada: "Grenada-It's All Go!"

Box 10, Folder 7, City-Gulfport: "Downtown Gulfport: Over 150 Stores for Your Shopping Convenience."

Box 10, Folder 8, City-Hattiesburg (1): "City Map: Hattiesburg, Mississippi."

Box 10, Folder 8, City-Hattiesburg (1): "Hattiesburg & Forrest County, Mississippi: Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Official City Map."

Box 10, Folder 8, City-Hattiesburg (1): "Hattiesburg & Forrest County, Mississippi: Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Official City Map."

Box 10, Folder 8, City-Hattiesburg (1): "Area Development Partnership Official Area Map: Hattiesburg, Mississippi."

Box 10, Folder 10, City-Hattiesburg (3): "University of Southern Mississippi Walking Tour."

Box 11, Folder 1, City-Hattiesburg (4): "Hattiesburg Visitors Map/ Historic Downtown."

Box 11, Folder 7, City-Hazlehurst: "Hazlehurst, Mississippi: A Dynamic Progressive Atmosphere Combined with Small City Convenience and Good Living."

Box 11, Folder 9, City-Holly Springs: "Holly Springs, Mississippi, Presented to You by the Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants of Holly Springs."

Box 11, Folder 9, City-Holly Springs: "Welcome Chewalla Recreation Area, Holly Springs National Forest, Mississippi."

Box 11, Folder 11, City-Inverness: "City Map Welcome to Inverness, Mississippi."

Box 12, Folder 1, City-Jackson (1): "Tour Guide, Jackson, Mississippi."

Box 12, Folder 2, City-Jackson (2): "Street Map of Greater Jackson."

Box 12, Folder 7, City-Laurel (1): "An Ambler's Guide to Historic Laurel."

Box 13, Folder 2, City-Leland: "Leland, Miss. Map & Brochure."

Box 13, Folder 4, City-Louisville: "Map of Louisville, Mississippi, Compliments of Bank of Louisville."

Box 13, Folder 10, City-Meridian (2): "Walk About Meridian: A Historical Downtown Tour."

Box 13, Folder 11, City-Meridian (3)-0utdoor Recreation: "Waterparkin' The Pat Harrison Water Way." (2 copies)

Box 13, Folder 11, City-Meridian (3)-0utdoor Recreation: "Vacation Land: Pat Harrison Waterway District." (2 copies)

Box 13, Folder 11, City-Meridian (3)-0utdoor Recreation: 'The Singing River's New Voice/ Pascagoula River Basin and Coastal Streams."

Box 13, Folder 15, City-Natchez (1): "How to Visit Natchez Tour Planner."

Box 13, Folder 15, City-Natchez (1): "Natchez on the Mississippi."

Box 13, Folder 16, City-Natchez (2): "Walking Tour: Natchez: Historical City on the Bluffs of the Mississippi."

Box 14, Folder 8, City-Ocean Springs (1): "Ocean Springs Mississippi: Shopping and Dining off the Beaten Track." (2 copies)

Box 14, Folder 8, City-Ocean Springs (1): "Welcome to Ocean Springs, Mississippi."

Box 14, Folder 10, City-Oxford: "Oxford, Mississippi, City Map."

Box 14, Folder 10, City-Oxford: "You Will Enjoy... Oxford Mississippi and Lafayette County."

Box 15, Folder 1, City-Pascagoula/Moss Point: "Old Spanish Fort and Museum, Pascagoula, Miss." (2 copies)

Box 15, Folder 2, City-Pass Christian: "Pass Christian Isles on the Mississippi Gulf Coast."

Box 15, Folder 3, City-Petal: "Petal, Mississippi: The Friendly City."

Box 15, Folder 6, City-Port Gibson: "Welcome to Port Gibson-Claiborne County."

Box 15, Folder 17, City-Starkville (2): "This is Starkville, MS."

Box 15, Folder 17, City-Starkville (2): "Mississippi State University."

Box 15, Folder 17, City-Starkville (2): "Official Map of Starkville Mississippi and Oktibbeha County."

Box 15, Folder 20, City-Tupelo (1): "Map & Guide for Tupelo & Lee County, Mississippi."

Box 16, Folder 1, City-Vicksburg (1): "Vicksburg: History. And much, much more." (2 copies)

Box 16, Folder 1, City-Vicksburg (1): "San Diego to Savannah via Vicksburg."

Box 16, Folder 2, City-Vicksburg (2): "Channel Improvement and Stabilization: Lower Mississippi River: Cairo to the Gulf."

Box 16, Folder 2, City-Vicksburg (2): "Vicksburg Historical Tour Guide."

Box 16, Folder 3, City-Vicksburg (3): "Vicksburg."

Box 16, Folder 4, City-Vicksburg (4): "U.S. 80 San Diego to Savannah via Vicksburg, Miss."

Box 16, Folder 4, City-Vicksburg (4): "City Map: Vicksburg and Warren County, Mississippi."

Box 16, Folder 12, City-Gettysburg, Pennsylvania: "Gettysburg, Pennsylvania : Illustrated Gettysburg Battlefield Map and Story."
Title
Southern Tourism Collection
Author
Lauren Stealey
Date
2013-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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