Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 30 of 31

Victoria Gray Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M345
Abstract

Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities.

Dates: circa 1938-2000

Richmond Barthé Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M118
Scope and Contents

These materials on Richmond Barthé were brought together in 1979 and 1980, and 1998 and 1999 as a special collection for research purposes of Associate Professor Harry C. Ward of the University of Southern Mississippi Art Department. These items describe the personal and professional life of Richmond Barthé.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1927-1980, 1999, undated

Dr. John Calvin Berry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M536
Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia relating to the life and career of Dr. John Calvin Berry, the first African American faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dates: 1953-2013

Black Lives Matter Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M623
Scope and Contents

Materials relating to the Black Lives Matter movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: circa 2020

Raylawni Branch Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M335
Abstract

Family photographs and materials documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1960s; 1995

William M. Colmer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M24
Scope and Contents The vast majority of the William M. Colmer Papers encompass his forty-year career as a United States Congressman from Mississippi (1933-1972). However, it also contains a significant amount of material regarding his activities prior to his election to Congress, and a limited amount of materials generated after his retirement in 1972. The original arrangement of the materials has been preserved as closely as possible. Inclusive dates are approximately 1906–1980. The collection divided...
Dates: 1933-1973

Wayne & Minnie Cox African American History Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2001-48
Abstract Historical information regarding Wayne Wellington Cox and his wife, Minnie M. Geddings Cox.An article titled "The Unsung Heroes of Mississippi", which provides historical information regarding Wayne Wellington Cox and his wife, Minnie M. Geddings Cox. Wayne Cox was an educator and businessman in Indianola, Mississippi. In 1904, he and his wife founded the Delta Penny Savings Bank in Indianola, which is believed to be the first African American bank in Mississippi. The Coxes also...
Dates: circa 2001

Vernon F. Dahmer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M250
Scope and Contents The Vernon F. Dahmer Collection consists of copies of newspaper clippings and programs dating from 1966 to 1998, and 24 photographs taken during the fifth trial of Sam Bowers. Most of the newspaper clippings were collected by the Dahmer family between 1966 and 1986, and follow events surrounding the bombing of their home, community support after the tragedy, and the trials of those men indicted for arson, murder, and conspiracy. Other articles in the collection were published in ...
Dates: 1966-1998

Charles Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M377
Abstract

Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,

Dates: 1862-2004

Martha Davis Freedom Summer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M412
Scope and Contents

This collection was donated by Dr. Martha Davis in 2003. It contains information pertaining to the founding of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, their involvement in Civil Rights activities in Mississippi, and the personal experiences of Martha Davis, Hy Gold, and Tom Levin.

Dates: 1964; 2003

P. D. East Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M324
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to the life and activities of P.D. East. Materials include personal papers, photographs, issues of East's The Petal Paper, a speech, and letters. This collection should be of interest to anyone researching the civil rights movement in Mississippi.

Dates: 1921 - 1992

East Sixth Street U. S. O. Club Souvenir Booklet

 Collection
Identifier: M432
Abstract

A booklet of photographic images and historical information regarding the services and activities of a U. S. O. Club for African American servicemen and their families during World War II.

Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1945; 1955

Leslie A. Falk African American History Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M391
Abstract

Materials regarding the Underground Railroad and other aspects of African American history collected by Dr. Falk, the first Medical Committee for Human Rights Field Secretary in Mississippi.

Dates: 1842-1999

Anthony J. Harris Civil Rights Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: M369
Abstract

Memoir of his arrest as a child for picketing the Forrest County Courthouse during the Civil Rights Movement.

Dates: 1998

Hattiesburg Civil Rights Film

 Collection
Identifier: M588
Abstract

This collection consists of one video of what appears to be the Freedom Day protests of January 22, 1964 that occurred for voter registration outside of the courthouse in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Hattiesburg Civil Rights Film is of particular interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg.

Dates: 1964

Sylvia Buck Hoover Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M622
Abstract

The Silvia Buck Hoover Collection consists of one scrapbook page containing information on the death of Silvia Buck Hoover, who claimed to be one of the last living slaves at her death in 1941. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying American history, the Civil War, and slavery.

Dates: 1941; 2016

Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M319
Abstract

This collection is comprised mainly of materials that document Erle Johnston's personal life and professional activities from approximately 1922 through his death in 1995. The Erle Johnston Papers should be beneficial to any researcher interested in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, as well as the political history of Mississippi in the twentieth century. The collection also provides insight into the life and personality of an important Mississippian.

Dates: circa 1922-1999

Lucy Komisar Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M395
Scope and Contents The Lucy Komisar Civil Rights Collection brings together nearly four years of news stories by an alternative newspaper in Mississippi during the early 1960s and includes a historical/ biographical sketch of the creator of the collection. Most of the collection consists of photocopies of issues of the Mississippi Free Press (an incomplete run) that were published in Jackson, Mississippi, between the years of 1961 – 1964. The collection also includes an...
Dates: 1961-1964; 1991

William “Bill” G. McAtee Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M581
Abstract

The William “Bill” G. McAtee Civil Rights Collection consists of pamphlets and brochures published by SNCC, as well as a Freedom School curriculum McAtee received from the SNCC-NCC training center in Oxford, Ohio. This collection is of particular value to researchers interested in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Freedom Summer, Freedom Schools, interracial involvement, and religion.

Dates: circa 1963-1964

Oseola McCarty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M442
Abstract

In 1995 Miss Oseola McCarty, an African American laundress, donated the bulk of her life’s savings, $150,000, to The University of Southern Mississippi to provide scholarships for deserving students. This collection documents her generous act and the multitude of honors and awards presented to her in the ensuing years.

Dates: circa 1920-1999

Neil R. McMillen Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M606
Abstract The Neil R. McMillen Collection consists of correspondence and research relating to Dark Journey: Black Mississippians in the Age of Jim Crow (1989), as well as documents pertaining to the Shelby Thames administration at the University of Southern Mississippi. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying Mississippi in the Jim Crow era, racialized political groups like the American Nazi Party in the twentieth century, and the University of...
Dates: 1935; 1963, 1970, 1977-1999, 2003-2004, undated

Mississippi Historical Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M587
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs, booklets, pamphlets, periodicals, postcards, and letters about Mississippi.

Dates: 1823-1976

Charles Moore Civil Rights Photograph Portfolio

 Collection
Identifier: M405
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a complete set (number 16 of 25) of Charles Moore’s “Pictures That Made a Difference: The Civil Rights Movement.” The set includes 12 framed and matted photographs (Box 2, 3, 4, and 5) taken throughout the South between 1958-1965 and a framed and matted introductory description of the limited edition set (Box 1). Each photograph is numbered and signed by Mr. Moore.

Dates: 1958-1999

Piney Woods School Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM10-29
Abstract

Memorabelia related to Piney Woods School, including Business card of Neff Chastain, The Original Dry Boiled Peanut “King.

Dates: 1823-1976; undated

Wallace Roberts Freedom Summer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M349
Scope and Contents This collection consists of several items relating to Wallace Roberts and his involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. Most of the collection was produced during 1964 and is in the form of newspaper clippings about Freedom Summer, manuscripts of articles and letters written by Roberts, and scanned images of photographs taken by Roberts. The collection also contains a paper, two articles, and a book review written by Roberts since the summer of 1964.This collection...
Dates: 1964-2000

Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M502
Abstract

The Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection contains a vast array of materials from during and after the [Lorenzi] Sojourner’s time in Holmes County, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.

Dates: 1900s; 1940s–1950s; Majority of material found within 1960s–2010s; Undated

Thelma Stevens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M676
Abstract

The Thelma Stevens Papers collection contains personal materials, manuscript materials, published materials, photographs, and correspondence.

Dates: Circa 1930s - 1980s

United States of America vs. Theron C. Lynd, Registrar of Voters for Forrest County, Mississippi - Legal case

 Collection
Identifier: M27
Abstract

Court records of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against a county registrar of voters for infringing the civil rights of black citizens by denying them the right to vote.

Dates: 1961-1967

Daisy Harris Wade Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M334
Abstract

Materials documenting the work of 1960s Forrest County N.A.A.C.P. leaders J.C. Fairley and Daisy Harris.

Dates: circa 1939-2011

Christopher Wilson Freedom Summer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M508
Scope and Contents This collection contains personal correspondence (1964) between Mr. Wilson and his parents. It also contains fundraising materials generated by Mr. Wilson’s parents, including correspondence from donors. Others materials include newspaper clippings, canvassing materials for SNCC and MFDP, and educational materials designed to overcome obstacles designed to prevent African Americans in Mississippi from voting in elections.Included in the collection are blank voter’s registration...
Dates: circa 1960–1965; circa 1983–1998

Filtered By

  • Language: English X
  • Repository: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs X
  • Subject: African Americans. X
  • Subject: African Americans. X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Subject
Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 21
Photographs. 21
African Americans -- Civil rights. 18
African Americans. 18
Civil rights. 17