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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

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

William T. Brannon Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M25
Abstract

In 1971, William Brannon donated materials to the University of Southern Mississippi Archives. The collection largely consists of magazines, manuscripts, and correspondence related to the writer’s career as both a staff and freelance writer whose work appeared in many publications.

Dates: 1935-1981

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

Charles Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M377
Abstract

Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,

Dates: 1862-2004

J.C. Fairley Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M340
Abstract

NAACP correspondence and materials documenting the contributions of this Hattiesburg Civil Rights leader.

Dates: circa 1960-1990

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

Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Sr. and Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M660
Abstract

This collection contains materials related to Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Sr. and Arthur Lavonne Gilmore, Jr.

Dates: 1912-2010

Dr. John E. Gonzales Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M665
Abstract

This collection contains historical materials and various publications.

Dates: 1914-1996

Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M479
Abstract

Garland Sullivan was a member of the Board of Directors for both the Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce and the Forrest County Development Foundation. The collection contains materials from the Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Forrest County Development Foundation, Area Development Partnership, and other organizations from the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area.

Dates: 1977-1993

The Hattiesburg Review Club

 Collection
Identifier: M449
Abstract

The Review Club was established as a literary and social club for women in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. From 1913-early 2020, it continued with much the same structure as established in 1913.

Dates: 1913-2013

The Hattiesburg YWCA Records

 Collection
Identifier: M274
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a variety of materials reflecting the history of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from its charter in 1924, to its merger with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1984.

This collection should be of interest to researchers of women's and girls' organizations, or women's history, and may also be of interest to researchers of the history of Hattiesburg.

Dates: 1924-1984

Hinckley Sisters' Cash Book

 Collection
Identifier: M177
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a financial journal of three sisters (S. Helen Hinckley, Mary E. Hinckley, and Caroline Hinckley Stanton) who jointly owned several farms (including a dairy) and two or more rental cottages near the village of Hinckley in Herkimer County, New York , as well as land in Iowa and in St. Paul, Minnesota. The collection also contains some miscellaneous receipts (most indicate the page number of the journal), a very few letters (pertaining to farm or financial matters),...
Dates: March 1875-1880; 1911-1914

Edna L. Hollensed Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2000-31
Form of Material

Miscellaneous personal papers of a Hattiesburg resident. Mrs. Edna L. Hollensed was the great granddaughter of John Wesley Hollensed (M34). She lived at 1414 North Main Street and died in the mid-1990s.

Dates: circa 1940s-1960s

Hector Holbrook “H.H.” Howard, Jr. Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM21-015
Form of Material

Items relating to the life of Jackson area physician, Dr. H.H. Howard (1873-1960).

Dates: circa 1857-1980

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

Ruth Koenig Freedom Summer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M362
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of some original but primarily photocopies of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Included are Ruth Koenig’s journals from 1964 and 1966, photographs, correspondence, subject files, and printed materials.

Dates: 1964-1994

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

John A. McLeod Department Store Records

 Collection
Identifier: M298
Abstract

Business records of a Hattiesburg, Mississippi department store.

Dates: 1873-1982

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

National Organization for Women, Hattiesburg, MS Chapter, Records

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2000-16
Form of Material

Records that document activities of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Included are office files, by-laws and amendments, computer print-outs of registered votersin Hattiesburg and Forrest County, newspaper clippings, audio and video cassette recordings pertaining to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and copies of The National NOW Times (the official journal of NOW).

Dates: circa 1980-1984

Nydegger Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M186
Abstract

Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, genealogical materials.

Dates: 1905-1987

Abner & Ida Chambers Polk Family Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM03-43
Form of Material

A collection of correspondence, estate documents, certificates, newsletters, genealogical materials and other items pertaining to the families of Abner Polk and his wife, Ida Chambers Polk. Abner Polk was born in Lawrence County, Mississippi in 1860, and Ida Chambers was born in Washington County, Alabama in 1867. Abner and Ida were married on February 13, 1890, and lived in Marion County, Mississippi until approximately 1898, when they moved to Hattiesburg.

Dates: circa 1841-1998

Railroad Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M169
Scope and Contents

Organizational records of the Association of American Railroads; the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio Railroad; the Mississippi Central Railroad; and the Illinois Central.

Dates: circa 1850-1967

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

Stephen C. Rose Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M389
Scope and Contents

The Stephen C. Rose papers include a broad range of materials spanning a significant portion of Mr. Rose’s life. His relations with Will D. Campbell and his participation in the SCLC’s Student Interracial Ministry project should be of interest to researchers of civil rights activities in the southern United States. The collection is divided into three series, two of which contain several subseries.

Dates: 1949-1998

Rotary Club of Hattiesburg Records

 Collection
Identifier: M288
Abstract

Organizational records.

Dates: 1918-1993

T.P. Scott Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M276
Abstract This collection contains a unique array of materials relating to the history of Mississippi Normal College (now the University of Southern Mississippi), as well as items pertaining to other aspects of Thomas Percival Scott's career as an educator. While the inclusive dates are ca. 1896 - 1952, the primary focus of the collection is the period 1910 - 1912. This collection contains a wealth of information concerning the early history of Mississippi Normal College, and would be invaluable to...
Dates: circa 1896-1952

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

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