Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
One 40" x 6" black and white panoramic photograph of the Homochitto Lumber Company, located along the Mississippi Central Railway in Bude, Mississippi (Franklin County), taken by Robb & Company, photographers. The photo, dubbed "Modern Yellow Pine Plant", shows the lumber mill, the railroad depot, and a couple of commercial buildings.
One 40" x 7" black and white panoramic photograph of the Virgin Pine Lumber Company in Piave, Mississippi (Greene County). The photograph was taken by C. A. McDuff of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Research materials for Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 1.
Research materials for Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman's book, Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 2. This accession consists primarily of photocopies of original documents and notes taken by Dr. Hoffman.
Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman’s research files for volume 2 of his book, Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods. Materials consist primarily of photocopied documents, but also includes several original items.
One compact disk containing lumber-related newspaper articles from the early 1900s forward. Files on the disk are in Word Perfect.
Five lumber tokens, termed “brozine,” which were good for merchandise at the Easterling company store in Ora, Mississippi (Covington Co.). Usually, other merchants would allow 90% of the face value when used in stores elsewhere in town.
The collection includes:
Railroad company documents.
W.O. Chipman Lumber Co. agreement, 1926.
Philippine and other currency.
Mrs. Myrtis Rue was an African American native of Hattiesburg and a teacher in the public schools. She was the first person to donate civil rights materials to the USM Archives during the solicitation effort, which began in September 1997. Her gift was this full-page article entitled "Hattiesburg's Beginnings: A Black Perspective" from the Hattiesburg American of November 2, 1980. She died August 3, 2000.
Booklet of photos and description for stacking lumber for proper air seasoning.
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.
Original records of the S.E. Lackey Lumber Company from 1905 through the mid-1950s. The files contain all letters sent and received, invoices billed by the company as well as those paid, pay records, land records, accounting ledgers, and a number of rare miscellaneous volumes pertaining to national credit reports and railroad rates.
This collection consists of thirteen volumes of journals and ledgers documenting the financial condition, accounts and related activities of the J. J. Newman Lumber Company which operated in Hattiesburg, Mississippi between approximately 1894 and 1943. It is not a complete set of the company's books, but some information is available for almost every year of the company's existence. The largest gaps for which no information is available are 1899-1902 and 1907-1908.