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Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Arthur Kennard Davis in relation to the creation of his books, Breakers on the Reef (n.d.) and The Three Yard Ensign (1963). It includes carbon manuscripts and a proof copy, as well as letters from the author to de Grummond personnel. The collection is organized into two series by type of material, and it is contained in one box.
Dates: circa 1963; undated
Overview Verna Aardema was born in New Era, Michigan on June 6, 1911. In the 1970s Aardema teamed up with illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon to produce three picture books. Their Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975) received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. The collection contains both autobiographical material and material related to seven of her books.
Overview Adrienne Adams (1906-2002) was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and grew up in Oklahoma. She married John Lonzo Anderson, author of children's books, and illustrated his book, Bag of Smoke in 1942. She began her career as a full-time illustrator in 1952, and went on to illustrate more than 30 books ranging from texts by contemporary authors to the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. She was a runner-up for the Caldecott Medal in 1960 and 1962 and...
Overview 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.
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
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
Overview Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities.
Dates: circa 1938-2000
Overview Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities.
Dates: 1964 - 1998
Overview The David A. Adler Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, printed material, and correspondence created and accumulated by David A. Adler between 1975 and 2001. Adler's papers were created from his composition of 148 published books, one short story, and seven unpublished works. His nonfiction work includes biographies of historical figures; books on science, economics, and mathematics; and riddle and puzzle books. Adler has written numerous picture books and eight series of mystery and...
Overview Larry Adler was born in White Plains, New York on July 10, 1939. He has been an advertising copywriter and free-lance writer since 1965, and has focused on writing for young people since the publication of his first book--a sports biography called Man with a Mission: Pele (1976).
Dates: 1971; undated
Form of Material Student study guides and workbooks from the Department of Aerospace Photography Training, Photo Science Branch designed for Air Training Command (ATC) course use.
Dates: circa 1960s
Overview Arthur A. Ageton (1900-1971) was born in Montana and brought up in Pullman, Washington. He served as an Executive Officer in the US Navy during World War II, and retired on December 1, 1947 in the rank of rear admiral. Following his retirement, he had a varied writing career, being the author of several military guides, manuals, and a novel, The Jungle Seas (1954). His most widely known book is The Naval Officer's Guide (1943) which has been...
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials related to the children’s book, Let’s Go to a Court (Putnam, 1962), by Agnes McCarthy. The collection is organized into one series by book, and it is contained in one letter-sized folder.
Overview Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 volumes.
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Anna Maria Ahl in relation to her illustrations created for multiple books with authors such as Joan Denise Busch and Ester Wier. It includes original pages of illustrations with acetate color separation sheets of laid over color and some Christmas cards made by Anna Maria Ahl. Also included are instructions to where certain designs should be placed within the book, and the color samples for books and pages. The collection is organized into...
Overview Joan Delano Aiken (1924-2004), daughter of American poet Conrad Aiken, was a young adult author and illustrator who wrote over thirty-five titles for young adults and over twenty for adults. She contributed short stories and reviews to Argosy, Everywoman, John Bull, Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Housewife, Vanity...
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...
Overview This collection consists primarily of letters written by Wiley Ainsworth to Celia Tullos during his service in World War I. Also in the collection is a research paper written by history student, Robert Magee, documenting Ainsworth's experiences through his letters. In addition, there are photographs of Wiley and Celia Ainsworth.
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Alberta F. Eisman. The contents of box 1 includes typescripts that were edited, galley proofs, a first proof, and a copyedit. Box 2 contains folded and gathered books, photos, correspondence, galley proofs, illustrations, and title pages.
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Alberta R. Armer which contains galleys, book covers, dummies, early artist’s painting for a book cover, scrapbook material, typescripts, edited typescripts, unbound copies, page proofs, research, illustrations, correspondence, early typescript, author’s agreements, and carbon typescripts. There are also miscellaneous/related materials which include photographs from the National Soap Box Derby, a photograph of the author, fan mail, and...
Dates: 1962-1970; undated
Overview For a number of years, Lee Smith Albion exclusively illustrated the weekly Chicago Tribune Book Review. Publishing under the name Lee Smith, Ms. Albion illustrated a number of children's books, including Inside You and Me: A Child's Introduction to the Human Body (Harper, 1961), A Kite for Carlos (John Day, 1966), and Tomato Boy (Harper, 1967). Perhaps most noteworthy, Albion contributed...
Overview Clifford Lindsey Alderman, a retired Navy commander and student of American history, wrote historical fiction and nonfiction for adults and adolescents. He wrote most often about New England colonial and Revolutionary history, but also on English and French history. The Clifford Lindsey Alderman Papers contain production materials for thirty-one non-fiction books published between 1958 and 1981.
Dates: 1923; undated
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Alexander McKee in relation to the creation of several books, including Caen: Anvil of Victory (American title: Last Round Against Rommel) (St. Martin’s Press, 1964) and Farming the Sea (Crowell, 1969). It includes materials related to the printing and editing of the aforementioned books. The collection is organized into one series alphabetically by book title, and includes items such as galleys, corrected typescripts, and a bluebook with...
Overview Sue Alexander (1933-2008) knew she wanted to become a writer from a young age, and finally realized her dream in 1969. The recipient of numerous awards for her work over the years, she was the author of over twenty children's books by the end of her career. The collection contains typescripts, correspondence, galleys, and reviews for two of these titles.
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials used or received by Mrs. Alice Hager Rogers in relation to the creation and publication of her young adult books Cathy Whitney: President’s Daughter (1966), Dateline: Paris (1954), Love’s Golden Circle (1962), Washington Secretary (1958), and The Wonderful Ice-Cream Cart (1955). It includes typed manuscript outlines, chapters, and notes for the various books as well as assorted materials such as an article by the author, newspaper reviews, and a handwritten fan...
Dates: circa 1940-1966
Overview The Mabel Esther Allan Papers contain manuscripts, typescripts, galleys, correspondence, and personal items created and accumulated by Mabel Esther Allan between 1915 and 1998. Miss Allan's papers were created from her composition of twelve published books; five privately printed volumes of short stories, poems, and autobiography; and eight unpublished novels, short stories, and essays. An English author known especially for her series of novels featuring Drina the ballerina, Miss Allan...
Dates: 1915-1998; Majority of material found within [1931-1993]
- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs 932
- de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection 445
- Mississippiana 6
- University Archives 2
- Letter. 363
- Photographs. 293
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 264
- Records (Documents). 262
- Hattiesburg (Miss.). 124
- Financial documents. 120
- Programs (Publications). 105
- Memorabilia. 90
- Periodicals. 90
- Albums (Books). 84
- Manuscript. 79
- Newsletters. 79
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 79
- Personal narratives. 77
- Brochures. 74
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Faculty. 74
- Clubs. 72
- Civil rights. 68
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Students. 62
- University of Southern Mississippi. 60 ∧ less
- English 1378
- German 3
- Italian 2
- French 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- Undetermined 1 ∧ less
- Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 8
- United States. General Land Office. United States Land Office. 7
- The Hattiesburg American (Miss.) (1897-) 6
- Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore, Governor, 1877-1947 5
- Confederate States of America 5
- Gandy, Evelyn, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (Edythe Evelyn), 1920-2007 5
- Mississippi Central Railroad Company (1897-1967) 5
- Stennis, John C., Senator (John Cornelius), 1901-1995 5
- Student Printz (1927-) 5
- Adams, Victoria Gray, 1926-2006 4
- Chaney, James Earl (1943-1964) 4
- Davis, Jefferson, President of the Confederate States of America, 1808-1889 4
- De La Beckwith, Byron, Jr., 1920-2001 4
- Goodman, Andrew, 1943-1964 4
- Hattiesburg High School. 4
- McCain, William D., Dr., 5th President of Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) (William David), 1907-1993 4
- Schwerner, Michael Henry, 1939-1964 4
- Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 4
- Beauregard, G. T., Brigadier General, 1818-1893 (Gustave Toutant) 3
- Bowers, Samuel Holloway, 1924-2006 3 ∧ less