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John G. Armistead Collection

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

Ewart A. Autry Typescript

Identifier: M119
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.
Dates: 1964

James A. Bateman Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM2001-72
Overview Materials generated by Mississippi-born poet and co-author of "Cotton Candy & Turnip Greens."
Dates: circa 1974-1992

David C. Berry, Jr. Papers

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

Joe Berryman Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM85-2
Overview Musical instruments, record albums, trophies, photographs, manuscript and published musical scores, composing notes of noted Southern bandsman and USM professor.
Dates: 1945-1980

Theodore G. Bilbo Papers

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

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

William T. Brannon Papers

Identifier: M25
Overview 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

John C. Burruss and A.G. Strain Universalist Collection

Identifier: M245
Overview Documents relating to Universalist Church in Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1860 and July 15-20, 1907

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

Henry Tim Chambers Collection

Identifier: M433
Overview This collection contains publications, correspondence, numerical systems, and miscellaneous subjects pertaining to poet, Henry Tim Chambers.
Dates: 1930-1987

Robert Cecil Cook Papers

Identifier: M96
Overview While the bulk of the collection pertains primarily to Cook's activities after 1954, a moderate quantity of materials relate to his years at Southern, and also interspersed in the collection are a small number of items dating from about 1912-1944.A study of Cook's papers reveals him as a man of boundless energy, with excellent organizational skills, both of which served him well in his many activities. While much of his energy was directed toward fiscal success, a substantial amount...
Dates: 1912-1979; Majority of material found within 1955-1977

The Crawford Manuscript

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM19-82
Form of Material Handwritten manuscript (circa 1890) entitled “Grandmother Clay” written by Maggie Tate Lea about her great-great-grandmother, Margaret Muse Clay and accompanying documentation.
Dates: circa 1890; undated

Charles Davis Papers

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

John “Jack” Eckert Scrapbook

Identifier: M583
Overview The John “Jack” Eckert Scrapbook collection contains materials that relate to Col. John Eckert’s military service in World War I, World War II, and Korea, as well as information on other members of the Eckert family. This collection is particularly of interest to researchers studying American military history in the twentieth century.
Dates: circa 1915-1930; circa 1941-1942; circa 1949-1970

James G. Faulconer Freedom Summer Report

Identifier: M385
Scope and Contents This collection would be of interest to researchers of the Civil Rights movement during the 1960’s, especially those researching the experiences of volunteers participating in Freedom Summer 1964.
Dates: 2000

Shelby Foote Proof of "Red River to Appomattox"

Identifier: M115
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the uncorrected first proofs in two soft bound volumes for Volume III of Shelby Foote's "The Civil War: A Narrative". Entitled "Red River to Appomattox", these volumes were sent by Foote to Dr. Bell I. Wiley, head of the history department at Emory University, for his comments and opinions. Some of Dr. Wiley's notes are written on the frontispiece of volume one.
Dates: 1974

Albert Gower Manuscripts of Music

 Collection — Case: MC1/D4, Folder: 1
Identifier: M90
Scope and Contents Original music composed by Dr. Albert E. Gower, Chairman of the Department of Music Education at The University of Southern Mississippi, for Mississippi's Junior Miss pageant and for the Miss Mississippi pageant, plus his "Symphony No. 1".
Dates: 1969-1973

Reagan L. Grimsley Research Collection

Identifier: M486
Overview Reagan Grimsley has written numerous archival and historical articles. He is also the author of "Enriching Lives: A Pictorial History of Columbus State University" and "Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards".
Dates: 1917-2005

Kenneth U. Gutsch Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM88-47
Overview Typescripts and galley proofs of books written by USM professor of counseling psychology, and other published material.
Dates: 1970-1988

Glenn T. Harper Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-59
Scope and Contents Material from USM History Professor Glenn T. Harper.
Dates: circa 1960s-2000s

Hattiesburg Track Club Collection

Identifier: M522
Overview The collection contains various paper materials such as correspondence, copied newspapers, brochures, flyers, and photographs. Non-paper material items includes such things as a plaque, a ribbon, a windbreaker, and a plastic Coke mug.
Dates: circa 1970s-2000s

Melinda Haynes Papers

Identifier: M561
Overview This collection consists of the original copy-edited manuscript of Mother of Pearl (1999) by Melinda Haynes, a Hattiesburg native. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying Mississippi authors and fiction with themes of race.
Dates: 1999

Philip Hearn Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-67
Scope and Contents Research materials for book, Hurricane Camille: Monster Storm of the Gulf Coast.
Dates: circa 1969-2004

Charles F. Heartman Papers

Identifier: M94
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately 24 cubic feet of materials that document the life and career of Charles F. Heartman from about 1893 until his death in 1953. His wife, Martha, continued to run the bookselling business after her husband's death, and some materials in the collection relate to that time period. This collection should be of interest to researchers of antiquarian books, rare Americana, or the rare book and manuscript business. In addition it provides insight...
Dates: circa 1893-1990; Majority of material found within circa 1913-1963

Alma Hickman Papers

Identifier: M98
Scope and Contents The Alma Hickman Papers are a fascinating group of materials that document the life and career of one of the University of Southern Mississippi’s first faculty members. The collection provides information on the educational system in Mississippi during the years Hickman taught, as well as information on the early days of the university. It also documents the many awards and honors Hickman received throughout her career, and includes some of her personal items such as her Bible.
Dates: Circa 1877-1991; Majority of material found within 1950s-1960s

David “Pears” Smith Hiddle Manuscripts

Identifier: M459
Overview The collection includes photocopies of two manuscripts entitled “Travels in America” written by David “Pears” Smith Hiddle as well as a typed transcript of the manuscripts.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1860s; 1891; 1904

Prieur Jay Higginbotham Papers

Identifier: M126
Overview The collection contains information concerning the personal and professional life of Jay Higginbotham. Items range from such things as personal correspondence to biographical information to his list of works.
Dates: 1958-2002, and undated

Rev. Graham Rushing Hodges Papers

Identifier: M88
Scope and Contents The papers of Rev. Graham R. Hodges consist primarily of materials created by him, and they constitute a somewhat in-depth look at his career as an author and as a minister. The collection is divided into three series:

Series I: Created Subject Files (Boxes 1 - 2)

Series II: Articles, Sermons, and Stories (Boxes 2 - 3)

Series III: Manuscripts (Boxes 3 - 11)
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1920; 1952-2003

James G. Hollandsworth Civil War Collection

Identifier: M529
Overview The collection contains material pertaining to the writings and publications of Dr. James G. Hollandsworth, correspondence, and manuscripts.
Dates: 1994–1997; 1999; 2001