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Victoria Gray Adams Papers

Identifier: M345
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

Sandra E. Adickes Papers

Identifier: M322
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

American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Regional Office, Records

Identifier: M32
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...
Dates: 1964-1970

David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M565
Overview 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

Byron De La Beckwith, Sr. Letters

Identifier: M525
Overview Material from the Mississippi State Hospital in Whitfield, Mississippi, where B. Beckwith, Sr. was confined for observation in 1963, in connection with his trial for the murder of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.
Dates: 1963; undated

Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami Papers

Identifier: M365
Scope and Contents The inclusive dates of the collection are 1924 to 2003, but the bulk of the collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials, from the early 1960s to 2001, that document the life and career of Rabbi Dr. David Z. Ben-Ami. Specifically, the collection reveals Ben-Ami’s stance against discrimination of African-Americans, his outspoken advocacy for peace, and his interfaith / American Forum for Jewish-American Cooperation (AFJCC) activities in Mississippi and in other...
Dates: 1924-2003

Daniel S. Blumenthal Papers

Identifier: M388
Scope and Contents The Blumenthal papers are a relatively small, but diverse collection of materials; the papers are divided into two series.
Dates: 1967-1988

A.I. and Fay Botnick Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M338
Scope and Contents The collection consists of newspaper articles, periodicals, bumper stickers, a photograph, and various personal memorabilia collected by A.I. and Fay Botnick from the 1960s to the 1990s. Because of Mr. Botnick's connection to the ADL, the majority of the materials in the collection document Anti-Semitism and civil rights issues in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Dates: circa 1819-1993

Sam Bowers Papers

Identifier: M538
Overview The Sam Bowers) Sam Papers include the correspondence and writings of Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard and convicted murderer, Samuel Holloway Bowers, Jr. Bowers’ correspondence contains information concerning the Ku Klux Klan, as well as Bowers’ personal religiosity and philosophy. The writings in the collection are on a variety of topics, including the Medgar Evers assassination and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The collection is of particular interest for researchers studying secret societies, the...
Dates: 1968; circa 1986-2006

Raylawni Branch Collection

Identifier: M335
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials collected by Mrs. Raylawni Branch, civil rights activist and one of the first two African American students at the University of Southern Mississippi. Included in the materials are her family photos and various items pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg and other parts of Mississippi.Most of the materials in the collection relate in some way to John Fawcett, a close friend of Raylawni's and a volunteer in Mississippi during 1965....
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1960s; 1995

Will D. Campbell Papers

Identifier: M341
Overview Literary manuscripts and office files of this Mississippi born author and Civil Rights activist.
Dates: circa 1950-2001

George William Chilcoat Freedom Summer Research Collection

Identifier: M382
Scope and Contents Dr. Chilcoat has published extensively on subjects related to social studies, secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and teaching methodology. Among his writings are a number of articles regarding the Freedom Schools that were established during Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964.
Dates: 1994-1999

Citizen's Council / Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M99
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials related to the Citizens' Council, the Ku Klux Klan, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, other civil rights groups and related individuals. The Citizens' Council was one of over 40 pro-segregated organizations formed after the U.S. Supreme Court decision (Brown v. Board Education) May 17, 1954, which barred segregation in public schools.The first White Citizens' Council was formed in Indianola,...
Dates: 1954-1977, 1987-1992

Civil Rights in the South Collection

Identifier: M406
Scope and Contents This collection is a compilation of various materials relating to the Civil Rights Movement in the South donated by WDAM-TV, WUSM-FM, faculty at The University of Southern Mississippi, and other individuals between the years 1999-2005.
Dates: circa 1956-2014

Gloria Clark Freedom Summer Photographs

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM14-30
Overview Copies of photographs taken by donor documenting Freedom Summer activities.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1964-1966; 1993

William M. Colmer Papers

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 into...
Dates: 1933-1973

Peggy Jean Connor Papers

Identifier: M379
Scope and Contents This collection should be of interest to students and researchers of the civil rights era circa 1960-1980; especially those interested in civil rights legal cases and the history of black legislators in Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1960s-2001

Crawford Company Civil Rights Letter

Identifier: M612
Overview Letter dated December 7, 1964 to Crawford & Co., Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin from The Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), soliciting contributions for SNCC's Mississippi Project.
Dates: December 7, 1964

Emilye Crosby Civil Rights Collection (AM18-05)

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM18-05
Overview Primary and secondary research materials related to Claiborne County, Mississippi and its county seat, Port Gibson. Claiborne County was the center of a little-known but profound demonstration and struggle during the civil rights movement resulting in the United States Supreme Court Case NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Company.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1953-2011

Kathleen Dahl Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M357
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Included is biographical information regarding Freedom Summer volunteers, photographs, correspondence, subject files, printed materials, and artifacts. For the researchers convenience the collection has been divided into seven series:Series I: Biographical Information consists of biographical sketches of many of the Freedom Summer Volunteers...
Dates: 1963-2003

Vernon F. Dahmer Collection

Identifier: M250
Scope and Contents The Vernon F. Dahmer Collection consists of copies of newspaper clippings and programs dating from 1966 to 1998, and 24 photographs taken during the fifth trial of Sam Bowers. Most of the newspaper clippings were collected by the Dahmer family between 1966 and 1986, and follow events surrounding the bombing of their home, community support after the tragedy, and the trials of those men indicted for arson, murder, and conspiracy. Other articles in the collection were published in ...
Dates: 1966-1998

Charles Davis Papers

Identifier: M377
Overview Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,
Dates: 1862-2004

Martha Davis Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M412
Scope and Contents This collection was donated by Dr. Martha Davis in 2003. It contains information pertaining to the founding of the Medical Committee for Human Rights, their involvement in Civil Rights activities in Mississippi, and the personal experiences of Martha Davis, Hy Gold, and Tom Levin.
Dates: 1964; 2003

P. D. East Collection

Identifier: M324
Overview This collection contains materials related to the life and activities of P.D. East. Materials include personal papers, photographs, issues of East's The Petal Paper, a speech, and letters. This collection should be of interest to anyone researching the civil rights movement in Mississippi.
Dates: 1921 - 1992

Joseph and Nancy Ellin Freedom Summer Collection

Identifier: M323
Scope and Contents Collection Title: Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer CollectionCollection Number: M323Dates: 1963 - 1988Volume: 1.7 cu.ft.Provenance: Materials in this collection were donated by Joseph and Nancy Ellin in 1999, 2000, and 2001.Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).Biographical/Historical Sketch: Dr. Joseph Ellin was...
Dates: 1963-1988

J.C. Fairley Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M340
Scope and Contents This collection is an eclectic blend of materials from the civil rights era. The materials in the collection should be of use to those who are interested in the civil rights struggle in Hattiesburg in the 1960s and 1970s.Folder one consists of correspondence from 1968 that pertains to Mr. Fairley's involvement with the Forrest County Action Committee and his disagreement with the NAACP.Folder two contains a commemorative program from Dr. Martin Luther King Day ceremonies...
Dates: circa 1960-1990

Leslie A. Falk African American History Research Collection

Identifier: M391
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials on Dr. Leslie A. Falk’s medical career and on his Civil Rights activities in Mississippi, but the bulk of the collection consists primarily of African American history materials on the Underground Railroad, African American heroes, and African Americans who pioneered in the field of medicine. The collection should be of interest to researchers of Civil Rights activities, the Underground Railroad, African American heroes, or African Americans who pioneered in...
Dates: 1842-1999

Leesha Faulkner Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M398
Scope and Contents The Leesha Faulkner papers are an engaging group of materials that give an in depth look into the Civil Rights Movement and primarily the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission. The collection has been divided into eleven series.Series I: ACLU Documents contains materials relating to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). It also has the court documents, ACLU vs. Cliff Finch, et. al. (1977), ACLU vs. Kirk Fordice, et. al. (ca. 1993), and ACLU vs. Ray Mabus (1989 and 1993). These...
Dates: 1932-1995; Majority of material found within 1960-1970

FBI Files: Grenada, Mississippi Public School Riots, 1966-1967

Identifier: M414
Scope and Contents The FBI files contained in this collection were obtained by USM history professor, Dr. Charles Bolton, under the Freedom of Information Act. The collection consists of nearly eight thousand pages of redacted FBI files concerning the riots over integration in the Grenada, Mississippi public schools in 1966 and 1967. Also contained in these files is information about other civil rights activities, demonstrations, marches, boycotts, and meetings regarding the desegregation of both public and...
Dates: 1966-1967

Glenda Funchess Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M325
Scope and Contents This collection consists of materials that document Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Dates: 1968-1999