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Sam Bowers Papers
Abstract The Sam Bowers) Sam Papers include the correspondence and writings of Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard and convicted murderer, Samuel Holloway Bowers, Jr. Bowers’ correspondence contains information concerning the Ku Klux Klan, as well as Bowers’ personal religiosity and philosophy. The writings in the collection are on a variety of topics, including the Medgar Evers assassination and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The collection is of particular interest for researchers studying secret societies,...
Dates: 1968; circa 1986-2006
Vernon F. Dahmer Collection
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 ...
Charles Davis Papers
Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,
James K. Dukes Papers
Items used by former Forrest County Prosecutor James K. Dukes for a USM University Forum presentation on August 29, 2000.
J.C. Fairley Civil Rights Collection
NAACP correspondence and materials documenting the contributions of this Hattiesburg Civil Rights leader.
Dates: circa 1960-1990
Jill Wakeman Goodman Civil Rights Collection
Materials relating to her activities with the Delta Ministry in Mississippi.
Ira Grupper and Bob Beech Civil Rights Collection
The Ira Grupper and Bob Beech Civil Rights Collection contains a Klan recruitment poster as well as information on Grupper’s involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, the Ku Klux Klan, Vernon Dahmer, and Mississippi history.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1960s; 2002
Robert B. Helfrich Papers
Abstract Robert B. Helfrich was the prosecuting attorney in both the 1998 Sam Bowers trial and the 1999 Charles Noble trial that took place in Mississippi. Mr. Helfrich received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi in 1985. In January 2003 Mr. Helfrich began his appointment as Circuit Court Judge for the Twelfth Circuit Court District in Mississippi. The materials in this collection consist of the documentation...
Dates: circa 1966-2001
- Names: Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 X
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 6
- Civil rights. 5
- Ku Klux Klan (1915- ). 5
- Race relations. 5
- Civil rights workers -- Mississippi. 4
- Letter. 4
- Records (Documents). 4
- Hattiesburg (Miss.). 3
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. 3
- Photographs. 3
- Programs (Publications). 3
- African Americans. 2
- Essay. 2
- Financial documents. 2
- Fliers (Ephemera). 2
- Legal case and case notes. 2
- Manuscript. 2
- Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. 2
- Posters. 2
- Speech. 2 + ∧ less
- Bowers, Samuel Holloway, 1924-2006 3
- Beech, Bob, Reverend (Robert L.), -2008 1
- Carmichael, Stokely (Stokely Standiford Churchill), 1941-1998 1
- Davis, Charles L., 1943-2016 1
- De La Beckwith, Byron, Jr., 1920-2001 1
- Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 1
- Fairley, J. C. (Jimmy Carter), 1921- 1
- Goodman, Jill Wakeman 1
- Grupper, Ira 1
- Hattiesburg High School. 1
- Helfrich, Robert B., Judge 1
- Nix, Deavours 1
- Noble, Charles 1
- Shemper, David 1
- The Hattiesburg American (Miss.) (1897-) 1
- White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. WKKKK (1964-) 1 + ∧ less