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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.
Documenting the life and civic service of long-time Durant, Mississippi mayor.
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.
Letters, campaign material, speeches related to candidacy of Byrd for Governor of Mississippi.
Speech given by U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Davis.
The Edythe Evely Gandy Collection contains Gandy family materials, historical manuscript materials, photographs, films, and memorabilia.
The Edythe Evelyn Gandy Personal Collection contains Gandy family materials, historical manuscript materials, photographs, and correspondence.
Municipal records of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Photographer Duncan Heron's photographs of Paul B. Johnson (Sr. and Jr.) family in Mississippi, 1943 and 1967.
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.
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.
The collection contains various paper material such as correspondence, copied newspaper articles, copied photographs, several publications, and material on President Jimmy Carter’s inauguration.
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.
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.
Audio and video tapes, press releases and broadsides from the campaigns of Gov. Bill Allain, Sen. John Stennis, Haley Barbour, and Gov. Cliff Finch.
This collection contains political campaign materials related to Mississippi and National political campaigns.
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.
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.
Letters, speeches, publications of Mississippi Congressman Rankin.