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Frank D. Barber Papers

Identifier: M563
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

Richmond Barthé Collection

Identifier: M118
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

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

Dr. John Calvin Berry Papers

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

Edna Bishop Papers

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

Boney Family Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM11-18
Overview Hattiesburg area local history memorabilia.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1840s-2000s

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

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

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

Harold Branton 103d Infantry Division Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-17
Scope and Contents Materials from the 103d Infantry Division during WWII, reunion materials and Harold Branton's book, 103rd Infantry Division: "the trail of the cactus".
Dates: 1919; circa 1940s-2000s

Jackie Yelverton Burton Papers

Identifier: M263
Scope and Contents The Jackie Yelverton Burton Papers are a diverse collection based on Yelverton's experiences at the Demonstration School of Mississippi Southern College. The collection consists primarily of three scrapbooks assembled by Yelverton, which span the years from 1944 to 1950.
Dates: 1939-1955

Business and Professional Women’s Club, Gulfport, Mississippi

Identifier: M527
Form of Material Correspondence, copied newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to activates of the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Dates: 1927-1934; undated

Betty H. Campbell Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-115
Form of Material Newspaper and magazine collection of Betty H. Campbell which she began in 1969 at age 37. She collected historically significant headlines as well as some of personal significance.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1890; 1969-2010

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

Circus, Minstrel and Traveling Show Collection

Identifier: M329
Scope and Contents This collection contains an assortment of circus publications, circus route cards, and promotional materials and posters for minstrel and traveling shows dating from 1894-1953.Folder one contains an illustrated route book of Ringling Bros.' World's Greatest Shows for the 1894 season titled Beneath White Tents. The route book was a recorded account of the circus season, and was made available to the cast and crew as a commemorative token of that season, as well as to circus fans as a...
Dates: 1894-1953

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

Robert Hays Cleveland Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM90-55
Form of Material Miscellaneous athletic media guides and programs from college and professional teams donated by Mr. Robert Hays "Ace" Cleveland, Director of Public Relations and Director of Sports Information at The University of Southern Mississippi. The collection includes:1. Media guides from the Magnolia Classic (1982, 1983) and Deposit Guaranty Classic golf tournaments (1987, 1989, 1990).2. Media guide from the New Orleans Saints professional football team (1986).3....
Dates: 1980s-1990s

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

Robert K. Daniel Music Collection

Identifier: M542
Overview A diverse collection of around 3,000 music compositions.
Dates: circa 1898-1950

Charles Davis Papers

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

Edith Alice McClain Collection

Identifier: M418
Scope and Contents This collection consists of four folders containing materials relating to Edith McClain Schwartz’s education and activities throughout her life.
Dates: circa 1913-1977

Edmiston, Kelley, Flowers, & Ferris Family Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-89
Form of Material Materials documenting Donor's family who lived in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Dates: 1793-1990

James M. Edwards Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM92-8
Overview Photographs, certificates, and plaques awarded to Civil War collector.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1950, 1969-circa 1990s, 2007

Gregory E. Favre Collection

Identifier: M503
Overview The Gregory E. Favre Collection contains family materials, speeches, photographs, articles, and memorabilia.
Dates: 1935-2016

Virginia Isabelle Felder Papers

Identifier: M197
Overview The collection contains information concerning the personal and professional life of Virginia Isabelle Felder. Items range from her personal life and teaching career to she and her family’s involvement in the Methodist church to genealogical records.
Dates: 1922-1986; Undated

First Baptist Church Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM96-23
Overview Bulletins, Sunday School planners, brochures, flyers of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi church.
Dates: 1991-2003

Forrest County Historical Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-44
Form of Material 1. Brochure “Forrest County 90 Years of Growth” contains a timeline from 1918 until 1998

2. Booklet “Mississippi The Magnolia State” published by Edwin Lloyd Pittman, Secretary of State, circa 1980-1984

3. Handout “Forrest County Quick Fact Reference 2011” published by the Forrest County Planning Department

4. Periodical “Mississippi Supervisor and Chancery Clerk, Circuit Clerk, Tax Assessor & Collector” June 1991
Dates: circa 1980s and 1990s; 2011

Courtney L. Frobenius Vietnam Research Collection

Identifier: M396
Overview The collection contains materials pertaining to the Vietnam War. These materials include medals, photographs, photocopies of books, reports, correspondence, and oversized maps.
Dates: 1868; circa early 1900s; 1940; 1948; 1956; 1979; 1983 – 1989; 1993 – 2002; Undated; Majority of material found within 1962-1971