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John G. Armistead Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M534
Abstract Manuscripts of novels and related papers by Mississippi author.
Dates: circa 1994-2000

David C. Berry, Jr. Papers

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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

Theodore G. Bilbo Papers

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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

William T. Brannon Papers

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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

Cherry Burns Collection

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Identifier: M597
Abstract Materials from Cherry Burns’ world travels.
Dates: 1926- circa 2005

Will D. Campbell Papers

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Identifier: M341
Abstract Literary manuscripts and office files of this Mississippi born author and Civil Rights activist.
Dates: circa 1950-2001

Henry Tim Chambers Collection

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Identifier: M433
Abstract This collection contains publications, correspondence, numerical systems, and miscellaneous subjects pertaining to poet, Henry Tim Chambers.
Dates: 1930-1987

Charles Davis Papers

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Identifier: M377
Abstract Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,
Dates: 1862-2004

Leslie A. Falk African American History Research Collection

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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

Claude E. Fike World War II Diary

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Identifier: M275
Abstract Diary, ship's log, memoirs, correspondence, memorabilia concerning his service in the U.S. Navy with the Seventh Fleet near New Guinea.
Dates: June 1941-August 1993

Reagan L. Grimsley Research Collection

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Identifier: M486
Abstract Reagan Grimsley has written numerous archival and historical articles. He is also the author of "Enriching Lives: A Pictorial History of Columbus State University" and "Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards".
Dates: 1917-2005

Hattiesburg Track Club Collection

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Identifier: M522
Abstract The collection contains various paper materials such as correspondence, copied newspapers, brochures, flyers, and photographs. Non-paper material items includes such things as a plaque, a ribbon, a windbreaker, and a plastic Coke mug.
Dates: circa 1970s-2000s

Philip Hearn Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-67
Scope and Contents Research materials for book, Hurricane Camille: Monster Storm of the Gulf Coast.
Dates: circa 1969-2004

Charles F. Heartman Papers

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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

Alma Hickman Papers

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Identifier: M98
Scope and Contents The Alma Hickman Papers are a fascinating group of materials that document the life and career of one of the University of Southern Mississippi’s first faculty members. The collection provides information on the educational system in Mississippi during the years Hickman taught, as well as information on the early days of the university. It also documents the many awards and honors Hickman received throughout her career, and includes some of her personal items such as her Bible.
Dates: Circa 1877-1991; Majority of material found within 1950s-1960s

Prieur Jay Higginbotham Papers

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Identifier: M126
Abstract The collection contains information concerning the personal and professional life of Jay Higginbotham. Items range from such things as personal correspondence to biographical information to his list of works.
Dates: 1958-2002, and undated

Rev. Graham Rushing Hodges Papers

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Identifier: M88
Scope and Contents The papers of Rev. Graham R. Hodges consist primarily of materials created by him, and they constitute a somewhat in-depth look at his career as an author and as a minister. The collection is divided into three series:

Series I: Created Subject Files (Boxes 1 - 2)

Series II: Articles, Sermons, and Stories (Boxes 2 - 3)

Series III: Manuscripts (Boxes 3 - 11)
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1920; 1952-2003

Hurricanes of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Collection

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Identifier: M282
Abstract Research collection of historian Charles Sullivan for his book "Hurricanes of the Gulf Coast."
Dates: circa 1715-1985

Jim Kates Papers

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Identifier: M390
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of materials pertaining to the book, "Letters From Mississippi", which was first published in 1965, and republished in 2002. The book contains letters written by Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteers in 1964 about their experiences in that important segment of the Civil Rights Movement.
Dates: 1963-2001

Maurice Maeterlinck Papers

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Identifier: M12
Abstract In 1972, Patrick Mahony donated papers written by and about Nobel Prize winning writer Maurice Maeterlinck. Mr. Mahony was a Maeterlinck’s literary assistant for five years. Included are published and unpublished manuscripts, publishing contracts, correspondence, autographed books, and other personal notes.
Dates: circa 1912-1971

Patrick Mahony Collection

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Identifier: M11
Abstract Patrick Mahony was born February 11, 1911 in London, England. He moved to the United States as a child and lived much of his life in California. In addition to being an author and lecturer, Mahony was a literary assistant to both Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck and English-Irish poet and Fantasy writer Lord Dunsany. Mahony said that, as an author, his central inspiration as a writer was the country of Ireland. His own writing sometimes involved issues of psychic phenomena and occult...
Dates: 1923-1978

Josephine D. Martin Papers

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Identifier: M375
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials generated and/or collected by child psychiatrist, Dr. Josephine D. Martin, and includes correspondence, publications, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings and other materials that document her life and work.

The Josephine D. Martin Papers should be of interest to researchers in the areas of social work, mental health, civil rights, and other social issues.
Dates: circa 1939-2000

Kenneth G. McCarty Papers

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Identifier: M601
Abstract This collection contains records, notes, photographs, and publications.
Dates: 1959-1999

Neil R. McMillen Collection

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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

Dr. Chester “Bo” Morgan Collection

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Identifier: M491
Abstract Bo Morgan holds a Ph.D. in history from Memphis State University. He studies the history of the American South and is a leading expert on Mississippi history. He teaches courses on the South after Reconstruction, Mississippi, the theory and philosophy of history, and intellectual history. Dr. Morgan, the former chair of the Department of History at Delta State University, joined USM's Department of History in the fall of 2009.
Dates: 1910-2010

Selby Parker Collection

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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

John L. Pendergrass Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM19-60
Form of Material Manuscript materials from his books: Against the Odds: The Adventures of a Man in His Sixties Competing in Six of the World's Toughest Triathlons across Six Continents (2013) and Racing Back to Vietnam: A Journey in War and Peace (2017).
Dates: unknown

Noel Polk Collection

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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

Gwendolyn E. Porter Collection

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Identifier: M474
Abstract The collection documents her literary interests, correspondence, and media related to Mississippi literature.
Dates: circa 1961-1995

Maude Leet Prenshaw Papers

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Identifier: M262
Scope and Contents The Maude Leet Prenshaw Papers consist primarily of manuscript and typescript versions of Prenshaw's poems and other writings, copies of "The Mississippi Poetry Journal" (1957-1973) and related materials, and works sent to Prenshaw by other writers. Smaller amounts of her published works, biographical information, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs are also a part of the collection. Included is one of her early poems published in 1926, however, most materials date from the...
Dates: 1926-1975