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Reagan L. Grimsley Research Collection

Identifier: M486

Scope and Contents

The collection contains materials related to south Mississippi, "Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards", Sumrall First Baptist Church History, and forestry in the southern United States. The collection contains one photograph.


  • Creation: 1917-2005


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

Reagan Grimsley is an archivist who has employment experience as an Archivist at Columbus State University, Special Collections Librarian at Pikeville University, and Assistant Professor and Archival Program Officer at Auburn University. He graduated from Sumrall High School in 1988. Grimsley attended the University of Southern Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history as well as a Master of Arts and Master of Library and Information Science degree. His book "Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards" was published in 2004. This book contains images of many historic sights and scenes of both Hattiesburg and south Mississippi. Grimsley also wrote "A One Hundred Year History of Baptist Church, Sumrall MS". Grimsley’s research also includes forestry history in both Mississippi and the southern United States.


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Language of Materials



Reagan Grimsley has written numerous archival and historical articles. He is also the author of "Enriching Lives: A Pictorial History of Columbus State University" and "Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards".


The materials in the collection were organized by subject, grouping items by organization when possible ("Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards", Sumrall First Baptist Church, etc.).


Donated by Reagan L. Grimsley in 2005.

Existence and Location of Copies

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

Related Materials

Related collections at the University of Southern Mississippi include:

M316 Tatum Family Business Collection

M446 Thigpen (S.G., Sr.) Papers

M447 Tung Research and Development Collection

M272 Hoffman (Dr. Gilbert) Papers 1870-1992

M286 Newman (J.J.) Lumber Company Records 1895-1943

M246 Hattiesburg Historical Photographs 1890s-1936

M318 United States Forest Service, Harrison Experimental Forest Station Collection

Photograph Log

M486-1 Mississippi Central Railroad Engine 4 x 6 B & W 1932
Reagan L. Grimsley Research Collection
Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball, January 2014.
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001