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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
Abstract Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 volumes.
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...
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials collected and produced by A. P. Andrews, in his effort to substantiate Sylvester Magee’s claim to have been an adult enslaved man that served in the Civil War. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and journal articles, research notes produced by Andrews, photographs, and reel-to-reel tapes of oral histories of Magee and some of his family members.
Dates: 1965-1971; 1974; 1976; 1990-1992
Abstract A unique and extremely detailed first-hand visual and textual record of railroad fieldwork in the early years of the 20th-century.
Abstract Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware.
Abstract This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.
Abstract The David Batzka Civil Rights Collection contains papers from before, during, and after Batzka’s time in Clarksdale, 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: circa 1963-1965; 1984, 1989, 1993-1995
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 69 letters, dated from February 2, 1862 to June 28, 1864, from Granville W. Belcher to his wife, Mary Caroline Belcher. Ten (10) letters, dated from January 13/18, 1862 to August 26, 1864, between Mary Caroline; her brother, Washington Dickinson; her nephew, William H. Dickinson; Granville; and Granville's brother Charles Belcher make up the remainder of the collection. Granville and Washinton served in the Virginia 57th Infantry Regiment, William was a...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864
Abstract The George Alfred Bell Letters include five letters written by George Alfred Bell to his future wife, Alice Rebecca McCulloch. All of the letters are addressed to McCulloch at 1610 or 1116 So. Boats Street, Marion, Indiana, and they are descriptive of his trips and meetings to acquire timber in the south as well as of their relationship. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the lumber trade in Mississippi and/or the South and courtship in the early twentieth century.
Abstract Two items Dr. Roy G. Bigelow had with him during his time in France during WWI.
Dates: 1916, 1918-1919
Abstract Documenting the life and civic service of long-time Durant, Mississippi mayor.
Abstract Her life in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana and Magnolia and Bogue Chitto, Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1870-1930
Abstract Six articles written by Edmond Boudreaux, Mississippi Gulf Coast historian.
Abstract The Fleet C. Burkett Papers contain letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to Burkett’s time at Mississippi Normal College and after. He was the oldest living alumni from the original class of Mississippi Normal College in 1912. This collection would be of interest to those studying about the beginning of Mississippi Normal College and student life at Mississippi Normal College.
Dates: 1912; 1985; 1996
Abstract Materials from Cherry Burns’ world travels.
Dates: 1926- circa 2005
Abstract Memorabilia of Demonstration School of Mississippi Southern College,
Abstract Original and photocopies of letters predominately between Mary E. and Andrew Burwell. A handful of letters are to Andrew’s family. Also in the collection are a photocopy of a lock of hair and poems.
Dates: September 1864-July 1865; Undated
Abstract Eugene V. Cameron served aboard the U.S.S. Biloxi during his tenure in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The U.S.S. Biloxi was commissioned in 1943 and served in the Pacific Ocean. The ship was decommissioned in 1946.
Dates: circa 1944-1998
Abstract Memoir of Chambers' service in 46th Mississippi Infantry.
Dates: March 1862-May 1865
Form of Material One printed copy of a diary kept by Gary Mark Clark, Senior Process Engineer at Masonite Corporation in Laurel, Mississippi from August 29 – December 31, 2005, with an epilogue written in March 2006. The diary chronicles events during the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, and in the weeks of chaos that followed. The collection also includes a copy of the diary on compact disk.
Dates: August 29, 2005-March 2006
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to Dr. Clements' service in the U. S. Army during World War II. Of particular interest is a copy of Clements' handwritten history of the U.S. Army 254th Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. There is also a series of newsletters of the 107th Engineer Association entitled, "The Bull Sheet." In addition, the collection includes a spiral-bound booklet titled, "War Experiences from the Hearts of...
Form of Material Photocopies and transcripts of letters written by P.H. Craven to his mother. The letters written between April 20, 1861 and August 14, 1862 discuss Craven's service with the 19th Virginia Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, in such locales as Harper's Ferry, Culpepper Court House, Richmond, Fairfax Court House, and camps near Mechanicsville, Yorktown, and the Chickahominy River. Other letters, dated 1859 and 1865, were written from Franklin, Virginia.The original letters are in the...
Abstract Journal kept by Confederate soldier in Army of Northern Virginia. and 3 transcribed letters.
Dates: May 22-August 4, 1861
Abstract Letters from Union Brigadier General Dawes concerning the Battle of Gettysburg.
Abstract This collection contains Hattiesburg/Petal history materials.
Abstract Photocopies and transcripts of 8 letters written by a soldier in Company "C" of the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.
Abstract This collection contains materials related to Lionel Dyck, Jr.
Scope and Contents This is a letter written by Brigadier General Hugh Boyle Ewing of the Union Army, encamped outside of Jackson, Mississippi on July 14, 1863. In writing to his wife he recounts the shelling of Jackson, the discovery of some papers belonging to Jefferson Davis, the murder of a Federal officer by the 3rd Texas Calvary, and the capture of the 3rd Texas Calvary by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
Dates: July 14, 1863
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.
- Personal narratives. 83
- Letter. 57
- Photographs. 31
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 31
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 29
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 28
- Memoir. 26
- Diaries. 20
- Records (Documents). 20
- Mississippi Freedom Project. 13
- Albums (Books). 12
- Civil rights workers -- Mississippi. 12
- Civil rights. 12
- Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 12
- Essay. 11
- Manuscript. 11
- World War, 1939-1945. 11
- Memorabilia. 10
- Hattiesburg (Miss.). 8
- Poetry. 8 ∧ less
- Hardy, William H. (William Harris), 1837-1917 2
- Lelyveld, Arthur J., Rabbi, 1913-1996 2
- Sojourner, Sue [Lorenzi] (Susan Sadoff Lorenzi Hasalo), 1941-2020 2
- 103d Infantry Division Association of World War II. 1
- Adams, John Q., -1866 1
- Adams, Victoria Gray, 1926-2006 1
- Agnew, Samuel Andrew, 1833-1902 1
- Ainsworth, Garrett Smith, 1839-1863 1
- Andrews, Alfred P. 1
- Andrews, Zetna 1
- Appling, Alfred A. 1
- Bailey, Nelson H. 1
- Balfour, Jeff Edward, 1922-2006 1
- Barbour, Haley, 63rd Governor of Mississippi, 1947- 1
- Batzka, David Lee, 1941-2002 1
- Beech, Bob, Reverend (Robert L.), -2008 1
- Belcher, Granville W., circa 1832 1
- Belcher, Mary Caroline 1
- Ben-Ami, David Z., Rabbi, 1924-2008 1
- Bigelow, Roy G., Dr., Dean Emeritus, Department of Education and Psychology, 1893-1973 1 ∧ less