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Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Arthur Kennard Davis in relation to the creation of his books, Breakers on the Reef (n.d.) and The Three Yard Ensign (1963). It includes carbon manuscripts and a proof copy, as well as letters from the author to de Grummond personnel. The collection is organized into two series by type of material, and it is contained in one box.
Dates: circa 1963; undated
Overview Verna Aardema was born in New Era, Michigan on June 6, 1911. In the 1970s Aardema teamed up with illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon to produce three picture books. Their Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975) received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. The collection contains both autobiographical material and material related to seven of her books.
Overview Adrienne Adams (1906-2002) was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and grew up in Oklahoma. She married John Lonzo Anderson, author of children's books, and illustrated his book, Bag of Smoke in 1942. She began her career as a full-time illustrator in 1952, and went on to illustrate more than 30 books ranging from texts by contemporary authors to the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. She was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal in 1960 and 1962 and...
Overview The Adams County Broadside collection contains one article titled “Paul Johnson Murdered!”, which recounts the alleged murder of Paul Johnson—owner of Selma Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi—by Ed Carter, one of Johnson’s African American tenants. This collection would be particularly important for researchers studying Southern plantations, sharecropping, and interracial relationships in the South in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.
Dates: 1836, 1840-42, 1850-1856, 1894
Scope and Contents Thirteen letters written in May, June, and July 1862 by John Q. Adams to his wife Sarah ("Kate") from military campsites at Shiloh, Tenn., and in northern Mississippi, specifically the areas of Pope, Farmington, Corinth, Booneville and Big Springs. The letters contain information concerning family matters and letters Adams received from and wrote to other people. Throughout the letters he gives information about the life of a soldier, quotes prices in a local store, writes about foraging for...
Dates: May 11, 1862-July 20, 1862
Overview Victoria Jackson Gray Adams, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was one of the most important living black Mississippians who participated in the Civil Rights Movement. The Victoria Gray Adams Papers contain a broad array of materials that document the life and work of this remarkable woman, including but not limited to pamphlets, newspaper clippings, certificates, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Dates: circa 1938-2000
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of materials that document Sandra Adickes' activities during her service as a freedom school teacher in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964.Folder 1 contains Adickes' Freedom Summer Journal (July - August 1964).Folder 2 contains items from Palmer's Crossing, including a copy of the first issue of Freedom News, the joint newspaper of Priest Creek and St. John's freedom schools, and a map of Palmer's Crossing denoting...
Dates: 1964 - 1998
Overview The David A. Adler Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, printed material, and correspondence created and accumulated by David A. Adler between 1975 and 2001. Adler's papers were created from his composition of 148 published books, one short story, and seven unpublished works. His nonfiction work includes biographies of historical figures; books on science, economics, and mathematics; and riddle and puzzle books. Adler has written numerous picture books and eight series of mystery and...
Overview Larry Adler was born in White Plains, New York on July 10, 1939. He has been an advertising copywriter and free-lance writer since 1965, and has focused on writing for young people since the publication of his first book--a sports biography called Man with a Mission: Pele (1976).
Dates: 1971; undated
Form of Material Student study guides and workbooks from the Department of Aerospace Photography Training, Photo Science Branch designed for Air Training Command (ATC) course use.
Dates: circa 1960s
Overview Arthur A. Ageton (1900-1971) was born in Montana and brought up in Pullman, Washington. He served as an Executive Officer in the US Navy during World War II, and retired on December 1, 1947 in the rank of rear admiral. Following his retirement, he had a varied writing career, being the author of several military guides, manuals, and a novel, The Jungle Seas (1954). His most widely known book is The Naval Officer's Guide (1943) which has been...
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials related to the children’s book, Let’s Go to a Court (Putnam, 1962), by Agnes McCarthy. The collection is organized into one series by book, and it is contained in one letter-sized folder.
Overview Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 volumes.
Overview Joan Delano Aiken (1924-2004), daughter of American poet Conrad Aiken, was a young adult author and illustrator who wrote over thirty-five titles for young adults and over twenty for adults. She contributed short stories and reviews to Argosy, Everywoman, John Bull, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Housewife, Vanity...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Garrett Smith Ainsworth's memorandum book (diary), October 2, 1860-Dec. 31, 1861; diary, Jan. 1, 1862-April 28, 1863; and pocket diary, Aug. 24, 1862-April 27, 1863. They mainly recount his experiences while a private in Company A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, United States Army. Included are details of conditions in camp, particularly accidents and illness among the troops, especially the malaria from which Ainsworth suffered. He discusses day-to-day...
Overview This collection consists primarily of letters written by Wiley Ainsworth to Celia Tullos during his service in World War I. Also in the collection is a research paper written by history student, Robert Magee, documenting Ainsworth's experiences through his letters. In addition, there are photographs of Wiley and Celia Ainsworth.
Dates: 1962-1970; undated
Overview For a number of years, Lee Smith Albion exclusively illustrated the weekly Chicago Tribune Book Review. Publishing under the name Lee Smith, Ms. Albion illustrated a number of children's books, including Inside You and Me: A Child's Introduction to the Human Body (Harper, 1961), A Kite for Carlos (John Day, 1966), and Tomato Boy (Harper, 1967). Perhaps most noteworthy, Albion contributed...
Overview Clifford Lindsey Alderman, a retired Navy commander and student of American history, wrote historical fiction and nonfiction for adults and adolescents. He wrote most often about New England colonial and Revolutionary history, but also on English and French history. The Clifford Lindsey Alderman Papers contain production materials for thirty-one non-fiction books published between 1958 and 1981.
Dates: 1923; undated
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Alexander McKee in relation to the creation of several books, including Caen: Anvil of Victory (American title: Last Round Against Rommel) (St. Martin’s Press, 1964) and Farming the Sea (Crowell, 1969). It includes materials related to the printing and editing of the aforementioned books. The collection is organized into one series alphabetically by book title, and includes items such as galleys, corrected typescripts, and a bluebook with...
Overview Sue Alexander (1933-2008) knew she wanted to become a writer from a young age, and finally realized her dream in 1969. The recipient of numerous awards for her work over the years, she was the author of over twenty children's books by the end of her career. The collection contains typescripts, correspondence, galleys, and reviews for two of these titles.
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Mrs. Alice Hager Rogers in relation to the creation and publication of her young adult books Cathy Whitney: President’s Daughter (1966), Dateline: Paris (1954), Love’s Golden Circle (1962), Washington Secretary (1958), and The Wonderful Ice-Cream Cart (1955). It includes typed manuscript outlines, chapters, and notes for the various books as well as assorted materials such as an article by the author, newspaper reviews, and a handwritten fan...
Dates: circa 1940-1966
Overview The Mabel Esther Allan Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, correspondence, and personal items created and accumulated by Mabel Esther Allan between 1915 and 1998. Miss Allan's papers were created from her composition of twelve published books; five privately printed volumes of short stories, poems, and autobiography; and eight unpublished novels, short stories, and essays. An English author known especially for her series of novels featuring Drina the ballerina, Miss Allan...
Dates: 1915-1998; Majority of material found within [1931-1993]
- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs 919
- de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection 416
- Mississippiana 5
- University Archives 2
- Letter. 325
- Photographs. 260
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 232
- Records (Documents). 229
- Hattiesburg (Miss.). 108
- Financial documents. 107
- Programs (Publications). 88
- Periodicals. 76
- Albums (Books). 73
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Faculty. 73
- Manuscript. 72
- Memorabilia. 72
- Newsletters. 70
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 65
- Clubs. 64
- Brochures. 57
- Civil rights. 54
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Students. 52
- University of Southern Mississippi. 51
- Mississippi Freedom Project. 48 ∧ less
- United States. General Land Office. United States Land Office. 7
- Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 6
- Confederate States of America 5
- Gandy, Evelyn, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (Edythe Evelyn), 1920-2007 5
- Stennis, John C., Senator (John Cornelius), 1901-1995 5
- Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore, Governor, 1877-1947 4
- De La Beckwith, Byron, Jr., 1920-2001 4
- Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 4
- Chaney, James Earl (1943-1964) 3
- Davis, Jefferson, President of the Confederate States of America, 1808-1889 3
- Faulkner, Leesha 3
- Gulf and Ship Island Railroad 3
- Hattiesburg High School. 3
- Johnson, Johnson, Paul B., Jr., Governor (Paul Burney), 1916-1985 3
- Johnston, Erle E., 1917-1995 3
- Keesler Army Airfield (Miss.) 3
- McCain, William D., Dr., 5th President of Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) (William David), 1907-1993 3
- Methodist Hospital (Hattiesburg, Miss.) 3
- Mississippi Central Railroad Company (1897-1967) 3
- Mississippi. Secretary of State. 3 ∧ less