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Overview Various primary source materials including: speeches, pamphlets, mailers, posters, bumper stickers, fliers, campaign & business cards, and clippings relating to 20th Century National and Mississippi politics.
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 Victoria Jackson Gray Adams, a native of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was one of the most important living black Mississippians who participated in the Civil Rights Movement. The Victoria Gray Adams Papers contain a broad array of materials that document the life and work of this remarkable woman, including but not limited to pamphlets, newspaper clippings, certificates, correspondence, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Dates: circa 1938-2000
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of materials that document Sandra Adickes' activities during her service as a freedom school teacher in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964.Folder 1 contains Adickes' Freedom Summer Journal (July - August 1964).Folder 2 contains items from Palmer's Crossing, including a copy of the first issue of Freedom News, the joint newspaper of Priest Creek and St. John's freedom schools, and a map of Palmer's Crossing denoting...
Dates: 1964 - 1998
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 Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 volumes.
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.
Overview Creighton Allen, born in Macon, Mississippi, was a pianist and composer. The collection contains a scrapbook, correspondence, sheet music and miscellaneous documents.
Form of Material Original letter, encased in hard transparent plastic, for E. A. Allen, member of Leaf River Masonic Lodge No. 19, located in Jones County, Mississippi, dated January 8, 1873. It appears to be a letter accepting Allen’s resignation from the lodge. It is signed by the Secretary, last name Mixon.
Dates: January 8, 1873
Scope and Contents The collection of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records contains copies of legal papers from civil liberties cases handled in the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU during the late 1960's and 1970. Charles Morgan, Jr., Director of the Southern Regional Office, was involved in all these cases.Also included in the Collection is a report of the activities for the first five years (1964-1969) of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU (Box 3, Folder 1) and a copy of Before...
Overview The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term in Amite County.
Scope and Contents This document is a letter written on Tredegar Iron Works stationery by Joseph Anderson, president and owner of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia. It was sent to Messrs. Niel, Davidson & Co. in New York with a check for $65.45. Anderson asks for a receipt and return of the bill.
Dates: November 1, 1872
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials collected and produced by A. P. Andrews, in his effort to substantiate Sylvester Magee’s claim to have been an adult enslaved man that served in the Civil War. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and journal articles, research notes produced by Andrews, photographs, and reel-to-reel tapes of oral histories of Magee and some of his family members.
Dates: 1965-1971; 1974; 1976; 1990-1992
Overview The collection includes various items related to Anita Prados’ time as a student at Mississippi Normal College (now known as the University of Southern Mississippi) from 1914 to 1915, including an “Application for Advance College Credits” from 1922.
Dates: 1922, 1989
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.
Overview Manuscripts of novels and related papers by Mississippi author.
Dates: circa 1994-2000
Scope and Contents Movie script for "Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige", a film that was shot in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during the summer of 1980. The movie became a 1981 American made-for-television biographical film directed by Richard A. Colla and based on Paige's autobiography. It stared Louis Gossett Jr. and Beverly Todd.
Overview Files related to Col. Ashley’s time as Director of Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1970s-2012
Overview Materials that document the life and career of radio and television personality, Woodie Assaf.
Scope and Contents This collection contains three folders of materials relating to the personal and professional activities of Oliver V. Austin. Folder one consists of personal and professional correspondence written primarily between 1921 and 1923, and is arranged chronologically.
Overview 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.
Scope and Contents These five letters from Nelson H. Bailey at Woodstock, Virginia, and Fort Delaware, Delaware, to his sister, Miss H.A. Bailey, contain general information about Bailey's experiences in the Union Army. In the letters Bailey recounts his regiment's long marches and attacks on the Confederate lines. He relates the chronic delays in being paid, the problem of getting a furlough, and the boredom of long encampments with no diversions. Other topics include news of family and friends, and discussions...
Overview Photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930s-1970s
Overview 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
Overview Original letter written in 1894 from Meridian, Mississippi, requesting a supply of paper and envelopes to be sent to Corinth, Mississippi.
Dates: September 8, 1894
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
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the original black ink drawings and text of a booklet entitled "Common Herbs in Colonial Gardens," which was prepared and published by the Ensign John Sheldon Chapter of the Colonial Dames as a chapter project. Freddie Lynn Bass researched and wrote the text in addition to drawing the illustrations. The booklet contains information about the history and usage of forty herbs during and prior to the American Colonial period. In addition, twelve recipes using these...
- Repository: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs X
- Letter. 337
- Photographs. 271
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 244
- Records (Documents). 236
- Hattiesburg (Miss.). 115
- Financial documents. 109
- Programs (Publications). 91
- Periodicals. 79
- Albums (Books). 78
- Memorabilia. 76
- Manuscript. 74
- Newsletters. 72
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Faculty. 72
- Clubs. 68
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 67
- Brochures. 61
- Civil rights. 56
- University of Southern Mississippi. 55
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Students. 53
- Mississippi Freedom Project. 51 ∧ less
- United States. General Land Office. United States Land Office. 7
- Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 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
- Stennis, John C., Senator (John Cornelius), 1901-1995 5
- Davis, Jefferson, President of the Confederate States of America, 1808-1889 4
- De La Beckwith, Byron, Jr., 1920-2001 4
- Mississippi Central Railroad Company (1897-1967) 4
- Student Printz (1918-) 4
- Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 4
- Chaney, James Earl (1943-1964) 3
- Demonstration School (Hattiesburg, Miss.) (1926-1963) 3
- Faulkner, Leesha 3
- Gulf and Ship Island Railroad 3
- Hattiesburg High School. 3
- Johnson, Johnson, Paul B., Jr., Governor (Paul Burney), 1916-1985 3
- Johnston, Erle E., 1917-1995 3
- Keesler Army Airfield (Miss.) 3
- McCain, William D., Dr., 5th President of Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) (William David), 1907-1993 3 ∧ less