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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

Jeff Balfour Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M602
Abstract This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.
Dates: 1872-1998

L.N. Dantzler Lumber Company Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM18-46
Form of Material L.N. Dantzler Lumber Company records.
Dates: circa 1840-1965

Thomas E. Dearman Hattiesburg History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M253
Abstract This collection contains Hattiesburg/Petal history materials.
Dates: 1907-1990

J.C. Fairley Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M340
Abstract NAACP correspondence and materials documenting the contributions of this Hattiesburg Civil Rights leader.
Dates: circa 1960-1990

Forrest County Cemetery Book Typescript

 Collection
Identifier: M255
Abstract Manuscript and typescript of cemetery markers.
Dates: 1983-1984

Forrest County Historical Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-44
Form of Material 1. Brochure “Forrest County 90 Years of Growth” contains a timeline from 1918 until 1998

2. Booklet “Mississippi The Magnolia State” published by Edwin Lloyd Pittman, Secretary of State, circa 1980-1984

3. Handout “Forrest County Quick Fact Reference 2011” published by the Forrest County Planning Department

4. Periodical “Mississippi Supervisor and Chancery Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Tax Assessor & Collector” June 1991
Dates: circa 1980s and 1990s; 2011

Forrest County, Mississippi, Criminal Record Book

 Collection
Identifier: M205
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a Forrest County, Mississippi, record book that lists people charged with offenses ranging from "allowing minors to enter and remain in pool room" to murder. The record book was kept between 1912 and 1939, but very few entries include specific dates. Instead, the entries are arranged by circuit court terms, such as "April Term 1916" or "November Term 1939." Most of the entries include a two to four digit number that may be a warrant number, or perhaps a docket...
Dates: 1912-1939

Forrest Motor Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: M644
Abstract This collection contains a ledger.
Dates: 1944-1954

Hattiesburg American Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M566
Abstract Original photographs published in the Hattiesburg American.
Dates: 1969, circa 1972-1992

Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M479
Abstract Garland Sullivan was a member of the Board of Directors for both the Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Forrest County Development Foundation. The collection contains materials from the Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Forrest County Development Foundation, Area Development Partnership, and other organizations from the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area.
Dates: 1977-1993

Hattiesburg Historical Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: M246
Abstract Photographs reproduced in Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty's book Hattiesburg: A Pictorial History.
Dates: circa late 1800s-1986

Historic Sites of the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

 Information
Identifier: AM99
Abstract Descriptions of buildings and sites in the Hattiesburg area during the Civil Rights era.
Dates: August 1999

Tony Howe Railroad Map Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM03-4
Abstract The bulk of the collection consists of 70 logging railroad maps drawn by Tony Howe. The maps portray railroad operations, timber holdings and other aspects of lumber companies that proliferated in South Mississippi during the latter years of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
Dates: circa 1999-2002

Robert F. Kennedy Civil Rights Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M519
Scope and Contents An unsigned, one-page letter to U.S. Attorney General Robert F. “Bob” Kennedy from Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It appears that a local white woman wrote the letter. The letter describes the Freedom Riders and other civil rights activists negatively and criticizes the federal government for interfering in the Southern way of life.
Dates: June 5, 1961

Jim McLain Forrest County Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M589
Abstract The Jim McLain Forrest County Papers consist of letters, postcards, and a diary written by members of the Thompson-Byrd Family from 1900-1915. John and Mahala Byrd Thompson lived in Perry County and later at McCallum in Forrest County. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying Mississippi families and genealogy.
Dates: 1900, 1903, 1906-1907, 1912, 1914-1915

J.J. Newman Lumber Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: M286
Scope and Contents This collection consists of thirteen volumes of journals and ledgers documenting the financial condition, accounts and related activities of the J. J. Newman Lumber Company which operated in Hattiesburg, Mississippi between approximately 1894 and 1943. It is not a complete set of the company's books, but some information is available for almost every year of the company's existence. The largest gaps for which no information is available are 1899-1902 and 1907-1908.
Dates: circa 1895-1943

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

Purvis Tornado Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: M252
Abstract Aftermath of Purvis, Mississippi tornado on April 24, 1908.
Dates: April 28, 1908

Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: M351
Abstract Photographs taken by creative artist at SNCC orientation session and in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during Freedom Summer, materials documenting USM's commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Freedom Summer on June 5-7, 1999 in conjunction with the opening of the exhibit "Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall", and materials related to the book Faces of Freedom Summer.
Dates: 1964-2001

Rawles Family Historical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M594
Abstract The Rawles Family Historical Collection consists of 122 photographs depicting scenes from the early twentieth century in Mississippi. Among other things, images showcase the logging industry, family and church gatherings, and games. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the logging industry, life and culture in the early twentieth century, Mississippi history, the University of Southern Mississippi, farming, and railroads.
Dates: circa late 1800s to early 1900s

Republican Party of Forrest County Records

 Collection
Identifier: M203
Scope and Contents This collection largely consists of the 1959-1963 correspondence of Fred D. Montague and Forrest County Republican Party Chairman, Clarence E. Tolar. Most of the correspondence was received from the Mississippi Republican Party headquarters, and much of this was signed by the state chairman, Wirt A. Yerger, Jr. Letters from other individuals and organizations are present, and some outgoing correspondence is also included. Much of the earlier correspondence concerns political patronage positions...
Dates: 1959-1964

Southern Tourism Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M448
Scope and Contents The Southern Tourism Collection includes advertisements for tourist destinations throughout the United States, with the vast majority located in the American South. This collection is organized geographically, and each geographic level (i.e. country, state, Mississippi region, county, and city) is organized alphabetically.These materials cover approximately ten different states, with most state-level material concentrated in Mississippi. Additionally, it encompasses eleven...
Dates: 1843-2009; Majority of material found within 1960s; 1990s

Joseph Irving Thompson Land Abstracts

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2000-100
Abstract Land abstracts of properties in Greene, Lamar, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Perry, and Forrest Counties in Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1857-1956

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

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