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John Q. Adams Letters

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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

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Identifier: M345
Overview Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities.
Dates: circa 1938-2000

Sandra E. Adickes Papers

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Identifier: M322
Overview Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities.
Dates: 1964 - 1998

Garret Smith Ainsworth Papers

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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

Wiley Ainsworth World War I Letters

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Identifier: M426
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.
Dates: 1918-1919

Creighton Allen Collection

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Identifier: M95
Overview Creighton Allen, born in Macon, Mississippi, was a pianist and composer. The collection contains a scrapbook, correspondence, sheet music and miscellaneous documents.
Dates: 1917-2006

E.A. Allen Leaf River Masonic Lodge No. 19 Letter

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-80
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

John G. Armistead Collection

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Identifier: M534
Overview Manuscripts of novels and related papers by Mississippi author.
Dates: circa 1994-2000

Woodrow “Woodie” Assaf Papers

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Identifier: M512
Overview Materials that document the life and career of radio and television personality, Woodie Assaf.
Dates: 1931-1999

O.V. Austin Papers

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Identifier: M309
Overview Letters, photographs, and other materials reflecting his personal life as well as his association with Mississippi Normal College.
Dates: 1921-1938

Nelson H. Bailey Letters

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Identifier: M75
Overview Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware.
Dates: 1862

S.H. Barrett Letter

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Identifier: M609
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

David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

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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

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard Papers

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Identifier: M237
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two documents issued at the command of or in the hand of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard in Charleston, South Carolina. The first document is Special Order No. 239, written on December 1, 1862, in Charleston, South Carolina, headquarters of the Department of South Carolina and Georgia. It was issued by command of General Beauregard, but the author's signature is illegible. This document has five sections clearly identified by roman numerals. Section one assigns...
Dates: December 1, 1862 and July 24, 1863

Byron De La Beckwith, Sr. Letters

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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

Granville W. and Mary Caroline Belcher Letters

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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 a...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864

George Alfred Bell Letters

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Identifier: M543
Overview 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 century.
Dates: 1909

Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami Papers

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Identifier: M365
Overview 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

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Identifier: M523
Overview 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

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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

Theodore G. Bilbo Papers

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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

Edna Bishop Papers

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Identifier: M403
Scope and Contents This collection consists of information on Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) of World War II.
Dates: circa 1941-1996

Henry W. Black Research Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM95-7
Form of Material Copies of correspondence, documents, and research notes gathered and compiled by Henry W. Black for his dissertation research which was completeed at USM in 1972. Title of dissertation was William C. Bullitt and the World Crisis, 1936-1943. It focuses upon Bullitt's service as an American Ambassador to France (1936-1940), and the events that preceded the disintegration of the Third French Republic and the gradual involvement of the U.S. in European affairs. Bullitt...
Dates: circa 1934-1945

M. Blake Letter

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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 hand...
Dates: January 2, 1837

Daniel S. Blumenthal Papers

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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

William Robertson Boggs Letter

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Identifier: M232
Overview Letter from Brigadier General Boggs in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Commander at Vicksburg requesting free passage for Catlett family.
Dates: November 29, 1863

Bolton Family Collection

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Identifier: M140
Scope and Contents This collection contains mainly photographs and correspondence pertaining to the Bolton Family of Newton County, Mississippi. Of the thirty-six photographs in this collection, very few of them are labeled and only five are dated. However, most of the images are from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The photographs are arranged by subject matter.The correspondence is divided into two parts: post cards and letters. The post cards are arranged chronologically, and then by recipient....
Dates: 1849-1918

Sam Bowers Papers

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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

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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

Gerard Chittocque Brandon Letter

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Identifier: M60
Scope and Contents A letter of January 9, 1829, from Gerard C. Brandon, governor of Mississippi, to John Murphy, governor of Alabama, requesting an answer to a letter of the preceding October. Brandon had written Murphy concerning unsettled accounts between Alabama and Mississippi. Brandon had sent Murphy a proposal on which he wanted Murphy's approval so that Brandon could present it to the Mississippi legislature then in session.
Dates: January 9, 1829