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Overview Creighton Allen, born in Macon, Mississippi, was a pianist and composer. The collection contains a scrapbook, correspondence, sheet music and miscellaneous documents.
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
Scope and Contents This collection holds original typescripts as well as page proofs and galleys for Elizabeth Allen's second novel for young adults. In a letter to the deGrummond curator in 1967, Allen lamented that she did not compose on the typewriter and so had not kept the preliminary manuscripts for The Loser. However, the collection does hold one page of handwritten manuscript for chapter one, page one; sadly, this is the only surviving fragment of manuscript for this title. Despite the loss of the other...
Scope and Contents The collection contains material for two books. The materials are arranged alphabetically by title. Within each title the materials are arranged in the probable order in which they were created. The Sierra Club Summer Book contains science facts about backyard ecosystems, and easy-to-perform experiments. The Wild Inside has similar information about indoor environments.
Scope and Contents The Victor Ambrus Papers contain a photograph of Ambrus, correspondence, illustrations and other materials related to six published books and one unidentified book, and materials related to Christmas cards designed by Ambrus.The correspondence consists of photocopies of letters and cards to and from the de Grummond Collection. These letters document Ambrus' donations to the collection and his involvement in designing the 1986 de Grummond Collection Christmas card.Six...
Scope and Contents The collection of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records contains copies of legal papers from civil liberties cases handled in the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU during the late 1960's and 1970. Charles Morgan, Jr., Director of the Southern Regional Office, was involved in all these cases.Also included in the Collection is a report of the activities for the first five years (1964-1969) of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU (Box 3, Folder 1) and a copy of Before...
Scope and Contents The Lee J. Ames papers contain artwork and preparatory material for 94 established book titles, arranged alphabetically by title. Although included in a later series, the papers contain original and unidentified published illustrations, unidentified published proofs, and illustrations from unpublished books and other works. Also included are award materials, photographs, general correspondence (including fan mail), magazine illustrations, editorial cartoons, comic strips, advertisements,...
Overview The collection contains one item, a list of persons who had obtained a tavern license for the 1824 term in Amite County.
Scope and Contents The papers of Berthe Amoss include typescripts, galleys, and original illustrations as well as several miscellaneous illustrations and articles unconnected in any specific way with the ten publications included in this collection. The ten books in this collection appeal to the full range of children's age groups, from the very young to teens.Of the first group, those books intended for small children, the materials for By The Sea (Parents' Magazine Press, 1969) best illustrate...
Scope and Contents This document is a letter written on Tredegar Iron Works stationery by Joseph Anderson, president and owner of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia. It was sent to Messrs. Niel, Davidson & Co. in New York with a check for $65.45. Anderson asks for a receipt and return of the bill.
Dates: November 1, 1872
Overview Walter Anderson (1903 - 1965), probably the most famous and nationally recognized Mississippi artist, was a muralist, naturalist, wood carver, potter, and painter. The Walter Anderson Papers contain block prints, a drawing, newspaper clippings, an exhibit catalogue, and correspondence pertaining to three books and other artwork, created between the 1940s and the 1980s.
Dates: circa 1945 - 1984; Majority of material found within circa 1970s
Overview The Richard André Papers consist of an 1885 watercolor illustration from an unknown children's book. English artist William Roger Snow (1834-1907) published under the names Clifford Merton and Richard André. He was a prolific and well-known Victorian-era writer and illustrator, producing more than one hundred books in the 1880s alone.
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
Overview The Mary Evans Andrews Papers contain typescripts, printed material, and correspondence created and accumulated by Mary Evans Andrews between 1951 and 1987. Her papers were created from her composition of 10 published books. Andrews wrote five books of historical fiction for children set in ancient and modem Greece, colonial Virginia, and Maryland during the War of 1812. She also produced eight books of vocational guidance for teenagers.
Dates: 1951-1987; Majority of material found within [1951-1969]
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
Form of Material 3 handwritten & typewritten preliminary copies of published serial Annual Report of Southern Railway Company in Mississippi, 1916-1918; and 2 paperbound, handwritten "Corporate" copies of selected pages of Annual report on the statistics of railways in the United States, the Interstate Commerce Commission for the year ending ..., 1918-1919.
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, with an original illustration, from Ardizzone to the de Grummond Collection and correspondence from the Macmillan Company to Ardizzone. Also included are original materials for three titles and several illustrated Christmas cards. The collection is arranged with the correspondence first, then the titles in alphabetical order, followed by the illustrated cards.A Likely Place (1967), written by Paula Fox and illustrated by Edward Ardizzone, is...
Overview Manuscripts of novels and related papers by Mississippi author.
Dates: circa 1994-2000
Scope and Contents Movie script for "Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige", a film that was shot in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during the summer of 1980. The movie became a 1981 American made-for-television biographical film directed by Richard A. Colla and based on Paige's autobiography. It stared Louis Gossett Jr. and Beverly Todd.
Overview Danny Arnold was an Emmy Award-winning producer for the television show "My World and Welcome to It." The collection consists of manuscripts and sketches.
Dates: circa 1969-1970
Scope and Contents The collection contains Asher's correspondence to the de Grummond Collection and materials related to fourteen of her published books and two of her short stories, as well as a partial typescript of a play and a printed article written by her.The correspondence with the de Grummond Collection, consisting of photocopies of seventeen letters, is arranged chronologically and documents Asher's donations to the Collection since 1981. Materials related to books have been arranged...
Overview Files related to Col. Ashley’s time as Director of Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1970s-2012
Overview Materials that document the life and career of radio and television personality, Woodie Assaf.
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.
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.
Scope and Contents The collection contains two dummies from Ms. Averill's The Cat Club series, How the Brothers Joined the Cat Club (1953) and The Fire Cat (1960). Both have some original paste-ups and notes from the author in them. Also included are some letters to the de Grummond Collection that detail some of her work and art technique on Daniel Boone (1931) and The Fire Cat (1960). The Fire Cat (1960), is the story of a cat named Pickles who dreams of living in a firehouse. The other book, How the Brothers...
Overview The Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth Papers contain literary material and correspondence created and accumulated by Thomas Gibbons Aylesworth, Virginia Aylesworth, and Gerald M. Reagan between 1968 and 1983. Aylesworth's papers were created from his composition of twenty-nine juvenile and adult books on themes in science, technology, education, paranormal phenomena, and the occult.
Scope and Contents The Howard Bahr Papers consist of a typescript for his only children's book, Home for Christmas: A Story of the South (1987). The typescript consists of 28 pages, and is edited.
- Historical Manuscripts and Photographs 921
- de Grummond Childrens Literature Collection 431
- Mississippiana 6
- University Archives 2
- Letter. 337
- Photographs. 272
- Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.). 246
- Records (Documents). 236
- Hattiesburg (Miss.). 115
- Financial documents. 109
- Programs (Publications). 91
- Periodicals. 79
- Albums (Books). 78
- Memorabilia. 76
- Manuscript. 74
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Faculty. 74
- Newsletters. 72
- Clubs. 68
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 67
- Brochures. 61
- University of Southern Mississippi. 57
- Civil rights. 56
- University of Southern Mississippi -- Students. 54
- Mississippi Freedom Project. 51 ∧ less
- United States. General Land Office. United States Land Office. 7
- Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand, 1908-1966 6
- Bilbo, Theodore Gilmore, Governor, 1877-1947 5
- Confederate States of America 5
- Gandy, Evelyn, 26th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (Edythe Evelyn), 1920-2007 5
- Stennis, John C., Senator (John Cornelius), 1901-1995 5
- Davis, Jefferson, President of the Confederate States of America, 1808-1889 4
- De La Beckwith, Byron, Jr., 1920-2001 4
- Mississippi Central Railroad Company (1897-1967) 4
- Student Printz (1918-) 4
- Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001 4
- Chaney, James Earl (1943-1964) 3
- Demonstration School (Hattiesburg, Miss.) (1926-1963) 3
- Faulkner, Leesha 3
- Gulf and Ship Island Railroad 3
- Hattiesburg High School. 3
- Johnson, Johnson, Paul B., Jr., Governor (Paul Burney), 1916-1985 3
- Johnston, Erle E., 1917-1995 3
- Keesler Army Airfield (Miss.) 3
- McCain, William D., Dr., 5th President of Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi) (William David), 1907-1993 3 ∧ less