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103d Infantry Division Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M514
Scope and Contents This collection contains papers, photographs, and physical materials of the 103d Infantry Division during World War II (1942-1945). This collection follows the soldiers of the 103d division as they train and deploy to Europe during WWII. It contains Morning Reports that give daily updates of the soldiers in the 103d, 328th, 383d, 384th, 803d, 928th, 1089th, 409th, 410th, 411th units. Narratives of the 103d, 409th, and 410th headquarters explain the journey the soldiers undertook once they...
Dates: 1942-1947

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

Alfred P. Andrews Sylvester Magee Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M513
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

Col. Grover Ashley Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-07
Abstract

Files related to Col. Ashley’s time as Director of Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1970s-2012

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

Ray L. Bellande Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M540
Abstract

Copies of this Ocean Springs Record columnist's "Sous Les Chenes", "Images Under the Oaks" and “Vintage Village Vues” columns, and related research materials.

Dates: circa 1992-2009

Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M365
Abstract

Materials pertaining to the life and work of Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami, who served at Temple B'Nai Israel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1963 and 1964.

Dates: 1924-2003

David C. Berry, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M523
Abstract

The David C. Berry, Jr. Papers include the correspondence, drafted writings, and publications of USM professor and poet David C. Berry. This collection would be of particular interest to researchers focusing on the writing process or studying university professorships and family life in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Topics in Berry’s poetry include the Vietnam War, marriage, divorce, and religion.

Dates: circa 1965; 1965-2020

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

James Berry Family Scrapbook

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-89
Abstract

Scrapbook for the April 2015 ceremony during which donor’s family planted four magnolia trees on-campus to represent three generations of attendance at USM.

Dates: circa 1960s and 1970s; 2015

Theodore G. Bilbo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2
Scope and Contents The Theodore G. Bilbo Papers document the activities of the former Mississippi governor and United States Senator from approximately 1905-1947.This collection provides insight into the government of the state of Mississippi in the early decades of the twentieth century, as well as American culture, political climate, and governmental activities during the Great Depression and World War II. It paints a definitive portrait of one of Mississippi's most colorful and controversial...
Dates: 1905-1947

C.H. Blanton, Jr. Scrapbooks

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM98-17
Abstract

Documenting the life and civic service of long-time Durant, Mississippi mayor.

Dates: 1919-1998

Bolton Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M140
Scope and Contents This collection contains mainly photographs and correspondence pertaining to the Bolton Family of Newton County, Mississippi. Of the thirty-six photographs in this collection, very few of them are labeled and only five are dated. However, most of the images are from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The photographs are arranged by subject matter.The correspondence is divided into two parts: post cards and letters. The post cards are arranged chronologically, and then by recipient....
Dates: 1849-1918

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

Harold Branton 103d Infantry Division Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-17
Scope and Contents

Materials from the 103d Infantry Division during WWII, reunion materials and Harold Branton's book, 103rd Infantry Division: "the trail of the cactus".

Dates: 1919; circa 1940s-2000s

Katherine Brown Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: M402
Scope and Contents

The Katherine Brown collection is a fascinating group of documents that shed light on the “Bootstrap” program at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1950s-1990s

Fleet C. Burkett Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M607
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

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

Cherry Burns Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M597
Abstract

Materials from Cherry Burns’ world travels.

Dates: 1926- circa 2005

Jackie Yelverton Burton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M263
Abstract

Memorabilia of Demonstration School of Mississippi Southern College,

Dates: 1939-1955

Eugene V. Cameron/USS Biloxi Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M480
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

Will D. Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M341
Abstract

Literary manuscripts and office files of this Mississippi born author and Civil Rights activist.

Dates: circa 1950-2001

Cargill-Powers Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M314
Abstract

Scrapbook, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the Cargill-Powers family.

Dates: circa 1907-1989

Linus West Clark Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM21-007
Form of Material

Scrapbooks, photographs, and Air Force Manuals from Mississippi Gulf Coast resident.

Dates: circa 1930s-1990s

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

Frederick P. Cumbus Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: M411
Scope and Contents Due to its deteriorating condition, it was necessary to disassemble the Frederick P. Cumbus Scrapbook. The original scrapbook was comprised primarily of photographs, with loose items interspersed throughout. Photocopies of the photographs, as they appeared in the scrapbook, were made prior to their removal.Materials in this collection relate to Fred Cumbus’ tour of duty in World War I and his career at the "New Orleans Times-Picayune". The collection contains photographs...
Dates: circa 1918-1978

Lura Gibbons Currier Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M267
Abstract

The Lura Gibbons Currier Papers are comprised of correspondence, newspaper articles, journal articles, reports, speeches, notes, photographs, and memorabilia gathered by Currier throughout her professional library career.

Dates: 1937-1983

Thomas Gregory Dabney Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M7
Abstract

Materials relating to his service in the Confederate Army and his work as chief engineer of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District.

Dates: 1892, 1910, 1914, 1915, 1920, 1926, 1937, 1938, 1965

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

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

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