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Personal narratives.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Works which relate eyewitness accounts of events such as wars or disasters.

Found in 89 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Andrew Agnew Diaries

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM88-42
Abstract Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 volumes.
Dates: 1852-1902

Garret Smith Ainsworth Papers

Identifier: M194
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Garrett Smith Ainsworth's memorandum book (diary), October 2, 1860-Dec. 31, 1861; diary, Jan. 1, 1862-April 28, 1863; and pocket diary, Aug. 24, 1862-April 27, 1863. They mainly recount his experiences while a private in Company A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, United States Army. Included are details of conditions in camp, particularly accidents and illness among the troops, especially the malaria from which Ainsworth suffered. He discusses day-to-day...
Dates: 1860-1863

AM20-003, July 26, 1866

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material 1866 letter from J.M. (?) Webster to sister, Fannie in Big Black MS after an absence of five years. Discusses those in the area who died in the Civil War, upcoming engagements, and the corn & cotton crops. Also gives advice on romance, studies and grammar.
Dates: July 26, 1866

AM20-057, 1931-2013

Form of Material Letters between two brothers (Richard Henry Day and William Marion Day) following the deaths of both their parents in 1936.
Dates: 1931-2013

AM21-031, 1919, 1941, 1945

Form of Material Letter mailed to Richton, MS from Camp Merritt, NJ - from son who has left France and is headed back to Camp Shelby (1919); Camp Shelby postcard album mailed to Gary, IN (1941); Postcard in German, from Germany to POW at Prisoner of War Camp - Camp Shelby, Miss. (1945).
Dates: 1919; 1941; 1945

AM21-049, circa early 1940s

Form of Material Twenty 2 ½ x 3 ½-inch color cards: “Souvenir Colored Views, Camp Shelby and Hattiesburg, Miss.” Each card in annotated on back with comment. They are contained in original mailer from Camp Shelby soldier to Miss Phyllis Carlson in Mattapan, Massachusetts.
Dates: circa early 1940s

AM21-078, circa 1950-circa 1990s; circa 2020

Abstract Reconstruction Era memoir.
Dates: circa 1950-circa 1990s; circa 2020

Alfred A. Appling Railroad Surveyor Papers

Identifier: M666
Abstract A unique and extremely detailed first-hand visual and textual record of railroad fieldwork in the early years of the 20th-century.
Dates: 1902-1907

Nelson H. Bailey Letters

Identifier: M75
Abstract Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware.
Dates: 1862

Jeff Balfour Collection

Identifier: M602
Abstract This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.
Dates: 1872-1998

David Batzka Civil Rights Collection

Identifier: M565
Abstract The David Batzka Civil Rights Collection contains papers from before, during, and after Batzka’s time in Clarksdale, Mississippi, during the Freedom Summer of 1964. This collection would be of interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi history, and Freedom Summer.
Dates: circa 1963-1965; 1984, 1989, 1993-1995

Granville W. and Mary Caroline Belcher Letters

Identifier: M42
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 69 letters, dated from February 2, 1862 to June 28, 1864, from Granville W. Belcher to his wife, Mary Caroline Belcher. Ten (10) letters, dated from January 13/18, 1862 to August 26, 1864, between Mary Caroline; her brother, Washington Dickinson; her nephew, William H. Dickinson; Granville; and Granville's brother Charles Belcher make up the remainder of the collection. Granville and Washinton served in the Virginia 57th Infantry Regiment, William was a...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864

George Alfred Bell Letters

Identifier: M543
Abstract The George Alfred Bell Letters include five letters written by George Alfred Bell to his future wife, Alice Rebecca McCulloch. All of the letters are addressed to McCulloch at 1610 or 1116 So. Boats Street, Marion, Indiana, and they are descriptive of his trips and meetings to acquire timber in the south as well as of their relationship. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the lumber trade in Mississippi and/or the South and courtship in the early twentieth century.
Dates: 1909

Dr. Roy G. Bigelow Collection

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

C.H. Blanton, Jr. Scrapbooks

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

Etta Dunn Bolian Memoirs

Identifier: M266
Abstract Her life in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana and Magnolia and Bogue Chitto, Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1870-1930

Edmond A. Boudreaux, Jr. Papers

Identifier: M628
Abstract Six articles written by Edmond Boudreaux, Mississippi Gulf Coast historian.
Dates: various

Fleet C. Burkett Papers

Identifier: M607
Abstract 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

Cherry Burns Collection

Identifier: M597
Abstract Materials from Cherry Burns’ world travels.
Dates: 1926- circa 2005

Jackie Yelverton Burton Papers

Identifier: M263
Abstract Memorabilia of Demonstration School of Mississippi Southern College,
Dates: 1939-1955

Andrew and Mary E. Burwell Letters

Identifier: M100
Abstract Original and photocopies of letters predominately between Mary E. and Andrew Burwell. A handful of letters are to Andrew’s family. Also in the collection are a photocopy of a lock of hair and poems.
Dates: September 1864-July 1865; Undated

Eugene V. Cameron/USS Biloxi Collection

Identifier: M480
Abstract 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

William Pitt Chambers Diary

Identifier: M214
Abstract Memoir of Chambers' service in 46th Mississippi Infantry.
Dates: March 1862-May 1865

Gary Mark Clark Hurricane Katrina Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM06-21
Form of Material One printed copy of a diary kept by Gary Mark Clark, Senior Process Engineer at Masonite Corporation in Laurel, Mississippi from August 29 – December 31, 2005, with an epilogue written in March 2006. The diary chronicles events during the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005, and in the weeks of chaos that followed. The collection also includes a copy of the diary on compact disk.
Dates: August 29, 2005-March 2006

Dr. Joseph H. Clements Papers

Identifier: M428
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs, correspondence, and other materials relating to Dr. Clements' service in the U. S. Army during World War II. Of particular interest is a copy of Clements' handwritten history of the U.S. Army 254th Battalion during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. There is also a series of newsletters of the 107th Engineer Association entitled, "The Bull Sheet." In addition, the collection includes a spiral-bound booklet titled, "War Experiences from the Hearts of...
Dates: 1942-2002

John Wesley Culpepper Journal

Identifier: M264
Abstract Journal kept by Confederate soldier in Army of Northern Virginia. and 3 transcribed letters.
Dates: May 22-August 4, 1861

Rufus R. Dawes Letters

Identifier: M30
Abstract Letters from Union Brigadier General Dawes concerning the Battle of Gettysburg.
Dates: 1893

Thomas E. Dearman Hattiesburg History Collection

Identifier: M253
Abstract This collection contains Hattiesburg/Petal history materials.
Dates: 1907-1990

Lionel Dyck, Jr. 103d Military Collection

Identifier: M662
Abstract This collection contains materials related to Lionel Dyck, Jr.
Dates: 1932-2004

Hugh Boyle Ewing Letter

Identifier: M105
Scope and Contents This is a letter written by Brigadier General Hugh Boyle Ewing of the Union Army, encamped outside of Jackson, Mississippi on July 14, 1863. In writing to his wife he recounts the shelling of Jackson, the discovery of some papers belonging to Jefferson Davis, the murder of a Federal officer by the 3rd Texas Calvary, and the capture of the 3rd Texas Calvary by General William Tecumseh Sherman.
Dates: July 14, 1863