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Adams County Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: M547
Abstract

The Adams County Broadside collection contains one article titled “Paul Johnson Murdered!”, which recounts the alleged murder of Paul Johnson—owner of Selma Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi—by Ed Carter, one of Johnson’s African American tenants. This collection would be particularly important for researchers studying Southern plantations, sharecropping, and interracial relationships in the South in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Dates: Undated

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

John Q. Adams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M48
Scope and Contents Thirteen letters written in May, June, and July 1862 by John Q. Adams to his wife Sarah ("Kate") from military campsites at Shiloh, Tenn., and in northern Mississippi, specifically the areas of Pope, Farmington, Corinth, Booneville and Big Springs. The letters contain information concerning family matters and letters Adams received from and wrote to other people. Throughout the letters he gives information about the life of a soldier, quotes prices in a local store, writes about foraging for...
Dates: May 11, 1862-July 20, 1862

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

Sandra E. Adickes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M322
Abstract

Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities.

Dates: 1964 - 1998

Garret Smith Ainsworth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M194
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Garrett Smith Ainsworth's memorandum book (diary), October 2, 1860-Dec. 31, 1861; diary, Jan. 1, 1862-April 28, 1863; and pocket diary, Aug. 24, 1862-April 27, 1863. They mainly recount his experiences while a private in Company A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, United States Army. Included are details of conditions in camp, particularly accidents and illness among the troops, especially the malaria from which Ainsworth suffered. He discusses day-to-day...
Dates: 1860-1863

Annual Report of Southern Railway Company in Mississippi, Office Copies

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM19-56
Form of Material

3 handwritten & typewritten preliminary copies of published serial Annual Report of Southern Railway Company in Mississippi, 1916-1918; and 2 paperbound, handwritten "Corporate" copies of selected pages of Annual report on the statistics of railways in the United States, the Interstate Commerce Commission for the year ending ..., 1918-1919.

Dates: 1916-1919

John G. Armistead Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M534
Abstract

Manuscripts of novels and related papers by Mississippi author.

Dates: circa 1994-2000

Col. Grover Ashley Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-07
Abstract

Files related to Col. Ashley’s time as Director of Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1970s-2012

O.V. Austin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M309
Abstract

Letters, photographs, and other materials reflecting his personal life as well as his association with Mississippi Normal College.

Dates: 1921-1938

Ewart A. Autry Typescript

 Collection
Identifier: M119
Abstract

The stories in this collection may be of interest to students of literature, religion, sociology, and anthropology, in that they provide anecdotal tales associated with traditional values, which reflect the ideas held by a southern, white, educated, minister writing about his perceptions of life in rural northern Mississippi from the early 1900's through the 1970's.

Dates: 1964

Jeff Balfour Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M602
Abstract

This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.

Dates: 1872-1998

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

Richmond Barthé Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M118
Scope and Contents

These materials on Richmond Barthé were brought together in 1979 and 1980, and 1998 and 1999 as a special collection for research purposes of Associate Professor Harry C. Ward of the University of Southern Mississippi Art Department. These items describe the personal and professional life of Richmond Barthé.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1927-1980, 1999, undated

James A. Bateman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M661
Abstract

Poetry, essays, manuscripts, and published works by James Andy Bateman.

Dates: circa early 1970s-1992

Batson Family Deeds

 Collection
Identifier: M139
Abstract

Photocopies of deeds for land now in Stone County, Mississippi.

Dates: 1841 - 1908

David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M565
Abstract

The David Batzka Civil Rights Collection contains papers from before, during, and after Batzka’s time in Clarksdale, 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: circa 1963-1965; 1984, 1989, 1993-1995

Granville W. and Mary Caroline Belcher Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M42
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 69 letters, dated from February 2, 1862 to June 28, 1864, from Granville W. Belcher to his wife, Mary Caroline Belcher. Ten (10) letters, dated from January 13/18, 1862 to August 26, 1864, between Mary Caroline; her brother, Washington Dickinson; her nephew, William H. Dickinson; Granville; and Granville's brother Charles Belcher make up the remainder of the collection. Granville and Washinton served in the Virginia 57th Infantry Regiment, William was...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864

George Alfred Bell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M543
Abstract The George Alfred Bell Letters include five letters written by George Alfred Bell to his future wife, Alice Rebecca McCulloch. All of the letters are addressed to McCulloch at 1610 or 1116 So. Boats Street, Marion, Indiana, and they are descriptive of his trips and meetings to acquire timber in the south as well as of their relationship. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the lumber trade in Mississippi and/or the South and courtship in the early twentieth...
Dates: 1909

Ray L. Bellande Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M540
Abstract

Copies of this Ocean Springs Record columnist's "Sous Les Chenes", "Images Under the Oaks" and “Vintage Village Vues” columns, and related research materials.

Dates: circa 1992-2009

Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M365
Abstract

Materials pertaining to the life and work of Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami, who served at Temple B'Nai Israel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1963 and 1964.

Dates: 1924-2003

David C. Berry, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M523
Abstract

The David C. Berry, Jr. Papers include the correspondence, drafted writings, and publications of USM professor and poet David C. Berry. This collection would be of particular interest to researchers focusing on the writing process or studying university professorships and family life in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Topics in Berry’s poetry include the Vietnam War, marriage, divorce, and religion.

Dates: circa 1965; 1965-2020

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

James Berry Family Scrapbook

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-89
Abstract

Scrapbook for the April 2015 ceremony during which donor’s family planted four magnolia trees on-campus to represent three generations of attendance at USM.

Dates: circa 1960s and 1970s; 2015

Joe Berryman Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM85-2
Abstract

Musical instruments, record albums, trophies, photographs, manuscript and published musical scores, composing notes of noted Southern bandsman and USM professor.

Dates: 1945-1980

Richard Beymer Freedom Summer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M537
Abstract Comprised of testimonials from volunteers and black residents, A Regular Bouquet: Mississippi Summer consists of rare and historically significant footage of segregated Mississippi against a backdrop of virulent racism. Violence haunted Freedom Summer from the beginning. On June 21, one week after the first volunteers arrived for training, three activists—James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner—had disappeared. The FBI conducted a massive search and...
Dates: 1964

Dr. Roy G. Bigelow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M535
Abstract

Two items Dr. Roy G. Bigelow had with him during his time in France during WWI.

Dates: 1916, 1918-1919

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

Black Lives Matter Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M623
Scope and Contents

Materials relating to the Black Lives Matter movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: circa 2020

M. Blake Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M148
Scope and Contents A letter from M. Blake to William P. Montgomery regarding the sale of Blake's land in Washington County near the present town of Greenville, Mississippi. Montgomery had written Blake on December 4, 1836, offering to buy the tracts totaling 1925 90/100 acres. Blake authorizes John T. McMurran of Natchez to act as his attorney and expects equal annual payments from Montgomery on March 1, 1837, 1838, and 1839. He includes a letter to McMurran stating the locations of the tracts and provides a...
Dates: January 2, 1837

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