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Sara Craig McCorkle Collection

Identifier: M515

Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities and life of Sara Craig McCorkle. It includes photographs, ephemera, audio tapes, and DVDs.


  • Majority of material found in circa 1930s-1970s; 1986

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

Sara Craig McCorkle was a civic activist in Mississippi during the mid-twentieth century. She was born on September 6, 1896. Sara was married to Sam Kimbrough McCorkle, and they had four daughters. She served as the State President of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Director of the Government Program of Girls State, as well as other civic organizations. McCorkle organized Patriotic American Youth (PAY) in 1958, while she served as the Head of the Women’s Division of the Mississippi Citizen’s Council. The organization distributed anti-communist books and pamphlets, many of which came from the House Un-American Committee. PAY held conferences throughout the state and hosted speakers that addressed topics that focused on anti-communism. Governor William A. Allain of Mississippi declared September 6, 1986, “Sara Craig McCorkle Day,” in recognition of her civic achievements.


.25 Cubic Feet : MC2/D18

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Arrangement of collection follows the original arrangement of materials as closely as possible, unless otherwise noted.


Donated by Renee McCraine Taylor in 2014.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Lynn Cowles.

Sara Craig McCorkle Collection
Lynn Cowles
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001