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Dr. John E. Gonzales Papers

Identifier: M665

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, articles, and photographs.


  • Creation: 1914-1996


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

John Edmond Gonzales was born on September 17, 1924 in New Orleans. He was the son of Joseph Edmond and Sadie Julia (Albritton) Gonzales. He received a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in 1943, a Master of Arts from Louisiana State University in 1945, and a Doctor of Philosophy from The University North Carolina in 1957.

Dr. Gonzales was a faculty member in the History Department at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1945-1995; William D. McCain professor of history from 1968-1995; Distinguished University professor, 1973-1995; professor emeritus from 1995-1999.

He was a founding member of the USM History department and the auditorium in the Liberal Arts Building is named for him. In 2001, he donated his life savings to establish several scholarships to honor outstanding History students at Southern Miss.


6.50 Cubic Feet : MC2/D16

Language of Materials



This collection contains historical materials and various publications.


The materials in the collection were organized by alphabetical order.


Donated by Dr. John E. Gonzales.

Related Materials

Copies of books by Dr. Gonzales are available in the Cook and McCain Libraries:

University of Southern Mississippi History, with William D. McCain, call number LD3425 .M33 1900z (McCain).

William Pitt Kellogg: Reconstruction Governor of Louisiana, 1873-1877 (New Orleans: Louisiana Historical Society, 1946), call number F375.K4 G66 1946 (McCain).

An Outline of Mississippi History, with Richard Aubrey McLemore and Nannie Pitts McLemore (Hattiesburg, Miss.: 1958), call number F341 .M2 1958 (McCain).

A Mississippi Reader: Selected Articles from the Journal of Mississippi History, edited by John Edmond Gonzales (Jackson: Mississippi Historical Society, 1980), call number F341.5 .M565 (Cook, McCain).

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Dr. John E. Gonzales Papers
Collection processed and finding aid written by Brandon Ball
April 26, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

118 College Drive - 5148
Hattiesburg MS 39406-0001