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Anita Prados Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M452
Overview The collection includes various items related to Anita Prados’ time as a student at Mississippi Normal College (now known as the University of Southern Mississippi) from 1914 to 1915, including an “Application for Advance College Credits” from 1922.
Dates: 1922, 1989

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

Frank D. Barber Papers

 Collection
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

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

Dr. Roy G. Bigelow Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M535
Overview Two items Dr. Roy G. Bigelow had with him during his time in France during WWI.
Dates: 1916, 1918-1919

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

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

Kate B. Brown Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M114
Scope and Contents The Kate B. Brown collection consists of a photograph of Miss Brown, various newspaper articles, letters sent by Miss Brown as director of the Memorial Fund at Mississippi Normal College, journals and addresses from her trip to Europe with the Carnegie Foundation, the address given by her when elected as president of the Mississippi Education Association, a letter to Miss Brown, a telegram regarding her health, and a report of the Mississippi Works Progress Administration.The...
Dates: 1918-1939

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

Fleet C. Burkett Papers

 Collection
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

Zed Houston Burns Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M26
Scope and Contents This collection consists chiefly of photocopies of the notes of M. James Stevens which Dr. Burns used to write his M.A. thesis at the University of Southern Mississippi. The thesis was later published as Ship Island and the Confederacy (Hattiesburg, 1971). Most of the Stevens notes are typed, although some are handwritten. These notes cover the history of Ship Island and its importance to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, from information concerning the area's native population and French...
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1699-1968

Jackie Yelverton Burton Papers

 Collection
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

Erskine Caldwell Letters to Jac L. Tharpe

 Collection
Identifier: M614
Overview Three letters written by noted author Erskine Caldwell to Dr. Jac Lyndon Tharpe, former professor at The University of Southern Mississippi. The letters are dated July 4, 1980, January 14, 1982, and April 29, 1982. All are typewritten, but signed in longhand by Mr. Caldwell. The topics of the letters are Tharpe's interest in Caldwell's work and an interview with Mr. Caldwell conducted by Dr. Tharpe in 1971. The interview is cataloged as Volume 13 of the USM Oral History Program. A portion of...
Dates: July 4, 1980, January 14, 1982 and April 29, 1982

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

Chinese Coins

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M173
Dates: Majority of material found within 100 B.C.-100 A.D.; 1115-1224; 1644-1850

Austin Church Collection on Miss Oseola McCarty

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM06-59
Form of Material Three DVD’s, one CD, and other materials related to the creation of a song about Osceola McCarty called “Miss Ola, The Mississippi Giver”.
Dates: 2005-2006; 2012

Orazio Ciccarelli Research Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM03-40
Overview Primarily photocopies of documents from the Foreign Ministry Archive in Rome, Italy, concerning diplomatic relations between Italy, Peru, and the United States, as well as immigration/emigration, Peruvian political and economic history, and Italy's military missions and armament sales to Latin American countries. The entire collection is in Italian.
Dates: circa 1861-1945

Lonette Bryant Cliburn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M562
Overview The Lonette Bryant Cliburn Papers consist of early twentieth-century documents, letters, and photographs that pertain to the Henry-Rowell-Waldrup and related families of Jasper County, Mississippi. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying traditional farming in Mississippi, World War I correspondence, women’s roles in the early twentieth century, William Carey University, University of Southern Mississippi, and local Hattiesburg history.
Dates: 1887; 1901-1902; 1907-1909; 1913-1918; 1921; 1925-1944; 1946; 1948; 1955; undated

Sam & Gwen Clinton Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-09
Overview Office files for Sam & Gwen Clinton.
Dates: circa 2003-2009

Fred Cook Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M19
Form of Material Commendation by Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives for USM student Fred Cook's outstanding accomplishments in intercollegiate athletics.
Dates: March 25, 1974

Joseph Anderson Cook Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M209
Overview Joseph Anderson (Joe) Cook was born on November 16, 1862 in Artesia (Lowndes County), Mississippi. He was a pioneer of education in Mississippi, who provided college educations for all of his children at the school of their choice. This multi-faceted collection consists of materials that encompass the entire Cook Family, but the principal subject is Joseph Anderson (Joe) Cook, first president of Mississippi Normal College at Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Dates: 1879-1991

Robert Cecil Cook Papers

 Collection
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

Wright W. and Annie Rae Cross Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM10-37
Form of Material This collection contains two photographs, one 8x10 and one 11x14, of Mr. and Mrs. Cross that was used on the plaque and one photocopy of the plaque. The plaque reads as follows:The Cross Center for Undergraduate Research in MathematicsThe Cross Center is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Wright W. Cross, generous friends who have established the Wright W. and Annie Rea Cross Endowed Chair in Mathematics and the Endowment for Undergraduate Research, as well as numerous...
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1980s

Sara Lucille Weathersby Dearman Photograph

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-40
Form of Material Reproduction of a 1935 photograph of Sara Lucille Weathersby Dearman, 1935 graduate of Mississippi State Teachers College. Typed caption with the photograph reads:“University of Southern Mississippi’s Administration Building stands in the back ground of this 1935 picture of Sara Lucille Weathersby Dearman, 1935 graduate of Mississippi State teachers College. Sara is the Daughter of Dr. William Hennington Weathersby (1870-1942) Chairman of the Education and Phycology Department. The...
Dates: 1935

Ruby Randle Dedeaux Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M469
Overview The collection contains memorabilia related to Ruby Randle Dedeaux’s time at Mississippi Normal College from 1914-1916 as well as her “Golden Jubilee Diploma” from 1966.
Dates: 1914-1966

Demonstration School

 Archives
Identifier: AA07-8
Overview Photographs, a football jacket, newspaper clippings, postcards, etc. from the Demonstration High School on the USM Hattiesburg campus in the late 1940s.
Dates: circa 1948-1968