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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

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

William T. Brannon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M25
Abstract

In 1971, William Brannon donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives. The collection largely consists of magazines, manuscripts, and correspondence related to the writer’s career as both a staff and freelance writer whose work appeared in many publications.

Dates: 1935-1981

Madge Burney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M4
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal papers of Madge Burney, as well as material she collected from the United Daughters of the Confederacy (U.D.C.), Children of the Confederacy (C. of C.), Wayne County Red Cross, The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Women's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.).The personal correspondence, covering the period 1926 and 1953 with the bulk of the material from 1948 to 1953, concerns Burney's membership in the U.D.C. and C. of...
Dates: 1913-1953

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

Kathleen Dahl Freedom Summer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M357
Abstract

Correspondence, scrapbooks, photo albums, printed materials, political campaign and organizations' buttons, poster, and video tapes of this Freedom Summer volunteer in Holly Springs, Mississippi.

Dates: 1963-2003

Charles Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M377
Abstract

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

Dates: 1862-2004

John “Jack” Eckert Scrapbooks

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Identifier: M583
Abstract

The John “Jack” Eckert Scrapbook collection contains materials that relate to Col. John Eckert’s military service in World War I, World War II, and Korea, as well as information on other members of the Eckert family. This collection is particularly of interest to researchers studying American military history in the twentieth century.

Dates: circa 1915-1930; circa 1941-1942; circa 1949-1970

Wesley James Ellzey Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M568
Abstract

The Wesley James Ellzey Papers contains documents and a ledger pertaining to his activities as a school teacher in Pike County, Mississippi. Ellzey also served as a Justice of the Peace during the late 1870s and early 1880s.

Dates: 1864-1887

Courtney L. Frobenius Vietnam Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M396
Abstract

The collection contains materials pertaining to the Vietnam War. These materials include medals, photographs, photocopies of books, reports, correspondence, and oversized maps.

Dates: 1868; circa early 1900s; 1940; 1948; 1956; 1979; 1983 – 1989; 1993 – 2002; Undated; Majority of material found within 1962-1971

Charles F. Heartman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M94
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately 24 cubic feet of materials that document the life and career of Charles F. Heartman from about 1893 until his death in 1953. His wife, Martha, continued to run the bookselling business after her husband's death, and some materials in the collection relate to that time period. This collection should be of interest to researchers of antiquarian books, rare Americana, or the rare book and manuscript business. In addition it provides insight...
Dates: circa 1893-1990; Majority of material found within circa 1913-1963

May Higdon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M117
Scope and Contents This collection contains a Bible, a notebook, two letters of recommendation, a social letter, a teacher’s certificate, a church program, and two newspapers relating to the life and work of Miss May Higdon, who taught in Mississippi's public schools for many years. The collection consists of four folders.In the first folder is a small New Testament Bible, dated 1885. This Bible was presented to Ella May Higdon on June 3, 1889, and is inscribed in a child’s cursive handwriting. E....
Dates: 1889-1927

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

J. Brackin Kirkland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M15
Abstract

Correspondence, speeches, reports, publications, clippings, photographs, genealogical materials relating to Mississippi-born educator in New York and Alabama and with the Boys Clubs of America.

Dates: 1886-1983

Fannie Kyker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M518
Abstract

Post cards, correspondence, printed items, photos, and other memorabilia collected by this long time Hattiesburg resident.

Dates: circa 1910-2010

Charles A. Marx Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M313
Abstract

Correspondence, reports, files, magazines documenting his career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and as an attorney.

Dates: 1939-1997

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

Nydegger Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M186
Abstract

Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, genealogical materials.

Dates: 1905-1987

Powell G. Ogletree Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M653
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to Powell Ogletree.

Dates: 1929-2009

O'Keefe Family Archive

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM20-032
Scope and Contents

The majority of the collection centers around Jeremiah Joseph "Jerry" O'Keefe and his political career.

Other materials include: photo album & scrapbook of Mary Cahill O'Keefe; photo album of Teresa Slattery O'Keefe; Jerry O'Keefe Legislative scrapbook; Jerry O'Keefe Political Career scrapbooks (2); Collected newspapers re Biloxi Mayor Hart Chinn and John A. O'Keefe, his successor; various plaques, awards, and proclamations.

Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1913-2016

Selby Parker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M590
Abstract

The Selby Parker collection consists of one essay, a typescript, and miscellaneous articles written by and pertaining to the Mississippi author and former Youth Court Counselor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi authors and journalists, the University of Southern Mississippi, and local Hattiesburg history.

Dates: 1951; circa 1960-1964; 2004-2009; undated

Abner & Ida Chambers Polk Family Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM03-43
Form of Material

A collection of correspondence, estate documents, certificates, newsletters, genealogical materials and other items pertaining to the families of Abner Polk and his wife, Ida Chambers Polk. Abner Polk was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1860, and Ida Chambers was born in Washington County, Alabama in 1867. Abner and Ida were married on February 13, 1890, and lived in Marion County, Mississippi until approximately 1898, when they moved to Hattiesburg.

Dates: circa 1841-1998

Noel Polk Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M476
Abstract

In 1999, English professor Noel Polk left to McCain Library and Archives many documents, namely correspondence related to his work as an English professor and researcher. Topics such as academia, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, southern literature, and Natchez before 1830 are covered.

Dates: 1973-1999

Moran Pope Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M592
Abstract

Memorabilia from Hattiesburg, the Demonstration School, Mississippi Normal College, State Teachers College, and The University of Mississippi.

Dates: 1900-2015

Jonathan Puckett Research Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM20-040
Form of Materials

Genealogy research materials.

Dates: circa 1931-2020

James A. Riley Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M23
Scope and Contents

Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.

Dates: 1646-to date

Emma Lou Roberts Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M494
Abstract

Pamphlets and programs from various Hattiesburg area activities, certificates and correspondence from the Office of Price Administration, and war bonds and ration books.

Dates: 1928-1982

Renee Adrienne Smith Collection on the Alfred Burton Stuart Family

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM06-65
Form of Material One three ring binder of materials that trace the Alfred Burton Stuart Family from the early 1900s to 1997. The family was originally from Mississippi and Louisiana, but relocated to New York. Included in the collection are photocopies of correspondence, census records, newspaper clippings, and death certificates, plus digital scans of photographic images.The materials were assembled by Renee Adrienne Smith, a descendant of Alfred Burton Stuart, who was elected Miss Delaware USA...
Dates: Assembled circa 1998

Tatum Family Business Records

 Collection
Identifier: M316
Abstract

The Tatum family were prominent owners of businesses and land in and around the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area beginning in 1893 with the establishment of their first lumber mill. The collection contains financial records, personal papers, photographs, blueprints, newspaper articles, maps and artifacts of the Tatum family’s business dealings as well as local Hattiesburg history, including W. S. F. Tatum’s mayoral term from 1922 to 1924 and again from 1928 to 1936.

Dates: 1881-1991; undated

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