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Crime -- Mississippi.

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Adams County Broadside

Identifier: M547

The Adams County Broadside collection contains one article titled “Paul Johnson Murdered!”, which recounts the alleged murder of Paul Johnson—owner of Selma Plantation in Natchez, Mississippi—by Ed Carter, one of Johnson’s African American tenants. This collection would be particularly important for researchers studying Southern plantations, sharecropping, and interracial relationships in the South in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century.

Dates: Undated

AM21-029, 1963, 1967, 1968

Form of Material

Three press photographs: Clyde Kennard (1963); Billy Roy Pitts (1967); Aaron Henry (1968).

Dates: 1963, 1967, 1968

AM21-030, 1956, 1963, 1969

Form of Material

Three press photographs: Joe T. Patterson (1956); Gov. Barnett trial (1963); Wesley Liddell - mayor of Mound Bayou (1969).

Dates: 1956; 1963; 1969

AM21-054, June 28, 1964

Form of Material

AP photograph of Highway patrol officers and FBI dragging the Pearl River near Philadelphia looking for the bodies of missing Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner.

Dates: June 28, 1964

Forrest County, Mississippi, Criminal Record Book

Identifier: M205
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a Forrest County, Mississippi, record book that lists people charged with offenses ranging from "allowing minors to enter and remain in pool room" to murder. The record book was kept between 1912 and 1939, but very few entries include specific dates. Instead, the entries are arranged by circuit court terms, such as "April Term 1916" or "November Term 1939." Most of the entries include a two to four digit number that may be a warrant number, or perhaps a docket...
Dates: 1912-1939

Jones S. Hamilton Pamphlet

Identifier: M306

Pamphlet printed by Jones regarding communication from friends during his trial for murder resulting from a duel.

Dates: 1887-1888

Robert B. Helfrich Papers

Identifier: M410
Abstract Robert B. Helfrich was the prosecuting attorney in both the 1998 Sam Bowers trial and the 1999 Charles Noble trial that took place in Mississippi. Mr. Helfrich received his undergraduate degree from George Mason University and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi in 1985. In January 2003 Mr. Helfrich began his appointment as Circuit Court Judge for the Twelfth Circuit Court District in Mississippi. The materials in this collection consist of the documentation...
Dates: circa 1966-2001

State Detective A.J. Hoyt Letter

Identifier: M463

The collection contains a three-page letter from State Detective A. J. Hoyt to the Chief of Police in Dallas, Texas, asking for help locating an escaped convict, R. L. Buchanan, who had been serving time for murder.

Dates: August 23, 1905

Mississippi (State of) vs. W. M. McDonald, Jr.

Identifier: M181

Court record of indictment and trial of W.M. McDonald, Jr., convicted of embezzlement while employed as a cashier at the Bank of Utica in Utica, Mississippi.

Dates: 1927

Dr. James P. Smith Collection

Identifier: M605
Scope and Contents

The collection contains testimonies, articles, press releases, and documents on various aspects of Mississippi during the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the years of struggle for recovery on the Mississippi gulf coast. These materials were compiled by University of Southern Mississippi History Professor, James "Pat" Smith, in creating his book Hurricane Katrina: the Mississippi Story.

Dates: 2004-2012