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Adams County Police and Miscellaneous County Records

 Collection
Identifier: M85
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the collection contains various items and documents relating to the various activities of the Adams County Board of Police that were generated between 1840-1842 and 1850-1856. Warrants for payment to Constable Peter Laurence, road and bridge maintenance reports, and sundry license applications make up most of the collection, but there are also documents relating to the county alms house and allegiance oaths by Board of Police members.

Dates: 1836, 1840-42, 1850-1856, 1894

L.N. Dantzler Lumber Company Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM18-46
Form of Material

L.N. Dantzler Lumber Company records.

Dates: circa 1840-1965

Fritchman Family Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM91-45
Form of Material

Letters, legal and financial documents, and other materials of the Fritchman family of Westmoreland and Washington counties in Pennsylvania. The majority of the materials pertain to David Fritchman, his children and grandchildren.

Dates: 1800s-1920s

Isaac Johnson Affidavit of Slave Ownership

 Collection
Identifier: M431
Abstract

A legal document regarding ownership of a female slave in Adams County, Mississippi Territory.

Dates: July 17, 1801

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

J. Brackin Kirkland Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M15
Abstract

Correspondence, speeches, reports, publications, clippings, photographs, genealogical materials relating to Mississippi-born educator in New York and Alabama and with the Boys Clubs of America.

Dates: 1886-1983

Charles A. Marx Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M313
Abstract

Correspondence, reports, files, magazines documenting his career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and as an attorney.

Dates: 1939-1997

McKeithen Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M657
Abstract

This collection contains documents and photographs.

Dates: 1909-2007

Jessie Morrison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M422
Scope and Contents

Materials in this collection span more than a century of activities relating to Jessie Morrison and her family. Most of the materials have been photocopied, due to water and insect damage.

Dates: 1864-1990

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

Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M502
Abstract

The Henry and Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner Civil Rights Movement Collection contains a vast array of materials from during and after the [Lorenzi] Sojourner’s time in Holmes County, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.

Dates: 1900s; 1940s–1950s; Majority of material found within 1960s–2010s; Undated

Sullivan-Kilrain Fight Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M271
Abstract

This collection should be of interest to students of history, as well as local history buffs. While accounts of the fight differ on minor points such as the color of the fighters' trunks, what they ate for breakfast, and what they drank between rounds, they are in agreement on such major issues as events leading up to the fight, length of the fight, round by round descriptions, and of course, the outcome -- the Great John L. remained heavyweight champion of the world.

Dates: circa 1938-1990