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Wiley Ainsworth World War I Letters

 Collection
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

Alfred P. Andrews Sylvester Magee Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M513
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

Col. Grover Ashley Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-07
Overview Files related to Col. Ashley’s time as Director of Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1970s-2012

O.V. Austin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M309
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.
Dates: 1921-1938

Jeff Balfour Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM96-25
Overview Photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1930s-1970s

Richmond Barthé Collection

 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 Edward Bates Photograph Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM11-51
Overview Material related to James Edward Bates’ photograph exhibit on the Ku Klux Klan “Passing the Torch” held in Cook Library.
Dates: June 1, 2011

Ray L. Bellande Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M540
Overview Copies of this Ocean Springs Record columnist's "Sous Les Chenes", "Images Under the Oaks" and “Vintage Village Vues” columns, and related research materials.
Dates: circa 1992-2009

Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami Papers

 Collection
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

David C. Berry, Jr. Papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

James Berry Family Scrapbook

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-89
Overview Scrapbook for the April 2015 ceremony during which donor’s family planted four magnolia trees on-campus to represent three generations of attendance at USM.
Dates: circa 1960s and 1970s; 2015

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

 Collection
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

C.H. Blanton, Jr. Scrapbooks

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM98-17
Overview Documenting the life and civic service of long-time Durant, Mississippi mayor.
Dates: 1919-1998

Bolton Family Collection

 Collection
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

Boney Family Collection

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

Raylawni Branch Collection

 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

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

Katherine Brown Scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: M402
Scope and Contents The Katherine Brown collection is a fascinating group of documents that shed light on the “Bootstrap” program at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1950s-1990s

Pat H. Bullock World War II Papers

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Identifier: M278
Scope and Contents The Pat Harrison Bullock World War II Papers consist of a variety of materials relating to Bullock's military service during World War II. Included are personal correspondence to family and friends, casualty reports for the Morotai and Mindanao Campaigns, the Dixie Division Photograph Album, rules and regulations for guard duty, newspaper articles, and a series of photographs.The collection spans the years from 1942 to 1946, with the majority of the material pertaining to the...
Dates: November 1942-November 1946

Fleet C. Burkett Papers

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Identifier: M607
Overview The Fleet C. Burkett Papers contain letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to Burkett’s time at Mississippi Normal College and after. He was the oldest living alumni from the original class of Mississippi Normal College in 1912. This collection would be of interest to those studying about the beginning of Mississippi Normal College and student life at Mississippi Normal College.
Dates: 1912; 1985; 1996

Madge Burney Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M4
Scope and Contents This collection contains the personal papers of Madge Burney, as well as material she collected from the United Daughters of the Confederacy (U.D.C.), Children of the Confederacy (C. of C.), Wayne County Red Cross, The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and the Women's Christian Temperance Union (W.C.T.U.).The personal correspondence, covering the period 1926 and 1953 with the bulk of the material from 1948 to 1953, concerns Burney's membership in the U.D.C. and C. of C.;...
Dates: 1913-1953

Jackie Yelverton Burton Papers

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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

Eugene V. Cameron/U.S.S. Biloxi Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M480
Overview Eugene V. Cameron served aboard the U.S.S. Biloxi during his tenure in the U.S. Navy during World War II. The U.S.S. Biloxi was commissioned in 1943 and served in the Pacific Ocean. The ship was decommissioned in 1946.
Dates: circa 1944-1998

Camp McCain Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M571
Overview The collection contains correspondence and photographs from Camp McCain.
Dates: 1943

Will D. Campbell Papers

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

Cargill-Powers Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M314
Overview Scrapbook, photographs, and newspaper clippings documenting the Cargill-Powers family.
Dates: circa 1907-1989

James and Patsy Causey Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: M548
Overview The James and Patsy Causey Photographs collection contains five black-and-white photographs of the State Teacher’s College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from the 1920s. The collection would be of particular interest to researchers studying the history of the University of Southern Mississippi, college life in the early twentieth century, and / or education.
Dates: circa 1920s; 1924

Chevron Oil Company Aerial Photograph Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M87
Form of Material Aerial photographs of selected portions of selected counties in Mississippi and other states produced by the Chevron Oil Company for use in the company's Jackson, Mississippi office and donated to the Department of Geology at The University of Southern Mississippi in 1972.
Dates: 1937-1960