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Frank D. Barber Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M563
Abstract

The Frank D. Barber Papers consist of campaign materials from Barber’s bid for the Mississippi State Senate in 1959, six issues of Southern Exposure from 1952-1953, and materials relating to the conferring university status on Mississippi Southern College in 1962. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying Mississippi politicians and the history of the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dates: 1952-1953; ; 1959; circa 1962

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

Gerard Chittocque Brandon Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M60
Scope and Contents

A letter of January 9, 1829, from Gerard C. Brandon, governor of Mississippi, to John Murphy, governor of Alabama, requesting an answer to a letter of the preceding October. Brandon had written Murphy concerning unsettled accounts between Alabama and Mississippi. Brandon had sent Murphy a proposal on which he wanted Murphy's approval so that Brandon could present it to the Mississippi legislature then in session.

Dates: January 9, 1829

Jesse M. Byrd Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M330
Abstract

Letters, campaign material, speeches related to candidacy of Byrd for Governor of Mississippi.

Dates: 1947, 1951

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

Reuben Davis Speech

 Collection
Identifier: M222
Abstract

Speech given by U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Davis.

Dates: February 17, 1859

Winfield Scott Featherston Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M41
Scope and Contents One letter written April 7, 1850, by Winfield Scott Featherston (United States House of Representatives 1847-1851) to an unidentified person. The letter is a reply to a letter which Featherston had received asking for the appointment of Mr. Brownrigg as a cadet. Featherston stated that he had already conferred the appointment on Mr. Davis of Aberdeen, Mississippi, before the letter was received.Featherston mentioned that Isham Harrison had also written a letter in behalf of Mr....
Dates: April 7, 1850

Henry Stuart Foote Letter and Autograph

 Collection
Identifier: M69
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two items relating to Henry Stuart Foote. One item is a letter written August 20, 1853, by Foote in response to George H. Morrow's request for information about the relationship between Lynn Boyd and Henry Clay, who had just died. In the letter Foote explains how he had worked since 1850 to bring about a reconciliation between Boyd and Clay.The second item is a short biographical sketch of Foote with his signature, apparently clipped from another...
Dates: August 20, 1853

Edythe Evelyn Gandy Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M367
Abstract

The Edythe Evely Gandy Collection contains Gandy family materials, historical manuscript materials, photographs, films, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1910-2011

Edythe Evelyn Gandy Personal Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M509
Abstract

The Edythe Evelyn Gandy Personal Collection contains Gandy family materials, historical manuscript materials, photographs, and correspondence.

Dates: circa early 1920s-1995

James D. Gautier Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M311
Scope and Contents This letter dated November 21, 1945 from U.S. Senator, Theodore G. Bilbo (D., Mississippi) to James D. Gautier is written on District of Columbia letterhead. Bilbo, responding to a letter written by Gautier on November 18, 1945, discusses his views concerning conscription of young soldiers and the technological and social changes brought about by WWII.Bilbo uses very colorful language to express his reasons as "one Southerner to another" why young men should not be conscripted...
Dates: November 21, 1945

Kelly James Hammond Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M185
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three memorial tributes, two papers (one by Mrs. Hammond arguing against compulsory unitization), various newspaper clippings dating 1956-1962, and two certificates. The clippings form the largest part of the collection. Several of the clippings are newspaper photos of Kelly J. Hammond and his wife. There are two untitled articles on Governor Coleman and his attempts to call a constitutional convention. The majority are articles covering Hammond's stand of the...
Dates: 1956-1962

Robert B. Hardy Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M17
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of materials that document Colonel Robert Baskerville Hardy's personal, military, business, and senatorial activities from approximately 1941 through 1995, with at least one item dated as early as 1929.This collection should be of interest to students of state government, military history, or Mississippi history. The senatorial papers are especially enlightening concerning the relationship between a state senator and his/her constituency, plus the...
Dates: circa 1929-1995

Hattiesburg Municipal Records

 Collection
Identifier: M208
Abstract

Municipal records of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1885-1991

Duncan Heron Photographs

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM14-29
Abstract

Photographer Duncan Heron's photographs of Paul B. Johnson (Sr. and Jr.) family in Mississippi, 1943 and 1967.

Dates: 1943; 1967

David Holmes Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M46
Scope and Contents

One original letter, dated December 29, 1822, from Senator David Holmes of Mississippi to the Secretary of the Navy. The letter endorses the recommendation made by Judge Thurston Speaks of Missouri that Hamilton E. V. Robinson, also of Missouri, be appointed as a midshipman.

Dates: December 29, 1822

David Holmes Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M501
Abstract

An assortment of items relating to Mississippi’s first governor, David Holmes (1817-1820) and the Liberty Ship named in his honor during World War II.

Dates: 1943-2005

Carroll Ingram Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M570
Abstract

The collection contains various paper material such as correspondence, copied newspaper articles, copied photographs, several publications, and material on President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration.

Dates: circa 1971-1984

Paul B. Johnson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M191
Abstract This collection has immense research value. In its coverage of Paul B. Johnson's terms as lieutenant governor and governor of Mississippi, it documents one of the most critical periods in the state's history -- the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The State Sovereignty Commission records, along with the Highway Patrol records paint a graphic portrait of efforts to thwart civil rights activities in the state, and to preserve the separation of the races. Additionally, it documents (through...
Dates: circa 1910-1973

Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M319
Abstract

This collection is comprised mainly of materials that document Erle Johnston's personal life and professional activities from approximately 1922 through his death in 1995. The Erle Johnston Papers should be beneficial to any researcher interested in the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, as well as the political history of Mississippi in the twentieth century. The collection also provides insight into the life and personality of an important Mississippian.

Dates: circa 1922-1999

Alexander G. McNutt Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M67
Scope and Contents This collection contains three original, signed letters from Governor Alexander G. McNutt. The first letter is dated June 20, 1838, and is written to J.M. Bullack, Secretary of State, Frankfort, Kentucky legislature. The other two letters are related in nature and are dated August 1 and 7, 1840. They are both addressed to Ralph North, probate clerk for Natchez, Mississippi. The two letters appoint three men as auctioneers for the Natchez District: Jacob Soria, E. Morrison, and John R....
Dates: Majority of material found within June 20, 1838; August 1 and 7, 1840

Mississippi Secretary of State, Certificate of Election

 Collection
Identifier: M37
Form of Material

Certificate of election of John Tennyson as Justice of the Peace in District Four of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, dated November 29, 1851. John Whitfield was Governor.

Dates: November 29, 1851

Joseph B. Parker Mississippi Political Campaign Materials

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM99-67
Abstract

Audio and video tapes, press releases and broadsides from the campaigns of Gov. Bill Allain, Sen. John Stennis, Haley Barbour, and Gov. Cliff Finch.

Dates: 1979-1983

John L. Pendergrass Collection of Political Campaign Materials

 Collection
Identifier: M613
Abstract

This collection contains political campaign materials related to Mississippi and National political campaigns.

Dates: circa 1900-2020

Political Campaign Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M408
Abstract This collection consists of information on various politicians throughout Mississippi from approximately 1904 - 1959. The materials include biographical information of politicians and election-related materials (i.e. instructions for voting). The collection also contains campaign materials such as flyers, pamphlets, handout cards, and posters. There are also a variety of newspapers that feature campaign ads. Among the politicians whose campaign materials are featured in the collection are...
Dates: circa 1904-1959

Ridgely C. Powers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M72
Scope and Contents

In this letter dated May 16, 1873, Mississippi Governor Ridgely Powers wrote to U. S. Attorney General George H. Williams, suggesting Robert J. Alcorn for the post of U. S. Marshal for Mississippi in the event that his earlier nominee, General E. J. Castillo, failed to receive the post.

Dates: May16, 1873

John Anthony Quitman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M63
Scope and Contents

One letter dated June 10, 1850, from John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi (1835-1836; 1850-1851) to "His Excellency, Governor of Connecticut, " stating that two copies of the laws passed during the recent legislative session of Mississippi were being forwarded by mail. Quitman also requested that receipt of the copies be acknowledged.

Dates: June 10, 1850

John Elliott Rankin Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M333
Abstract

Letters, speeches, publications of Mississippi Congressman Rankin.

Dates: 1932-1964

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...
Dates: 1959-1964

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Stennis, John C., Senator (John Cornelius), 1901-1995 5
Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore, Governor, 1877-1947 4
Gandy, Evelyn, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (Edythe Evelyn), 1920-2007 4
Johnson, Johnson, Paul B., Jr., Governor (Paul Burney), 1916-1985 3
Barbour, Haley, 63rd Governor of Mississippi, 1947- 2