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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

Boney Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M656
Abstract

This collection contains Boney Family materials.

Dates: 1886-1931

Charles Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M377
Abstract

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

Dates: 1862-2004

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

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

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

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