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Mississippi -- Social life and customs.

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:

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

AM20-063, January 27, 1883

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Scope and Contents Letter from Sardis Mississippi.
Dates: January 27, 1883

AM21-060

 Accession
Form of Material Various Mississippi postcards.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1901 - 1979

Etta Dunn Bolian Memoirs

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

Business and Professional Women’s Club, Gulfport, Mississippi

 Collection
Identifier: M527
Form of Material Correspondence, copied newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to activates of the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Dates: 1927-1934; undated

Columbus Riflemen, Company "C", First Regiment Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M62
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter from members of the Columbus Riflemen dated April 21, 1900. The letter is addressed to Miss Anna Banks and acknowledges that the United Daughters of the Confederacy have set aside April 27th as a special day to honor Confederate dead. Officers of the Columbus Riflemen are named on the letterhead and in the signature of the letter; they were G.Y. Banks, Captain; W.L. Gardner, First Lieutenant; and E.A. Passino, Second Lieutenant.The celebration will...
Dates: April 32, 1900

Daughters of the American Revolution, John Rolfe Chapter, Records

 Collection
Identifier: M102
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials pertinent to the John Rolfe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1936 - 1979); the Mississippi Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1937 - 1978); and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1942 - 1976), which have been divided into four series:Series I: John Rolfe ChapterSeries II: Mississippi SocietySeries III: National Society.Series IV: Oversized...
Dates: 1936-1979

Hattiesburg American Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M566
Abstract Original photographs published in the Hattiesburg American.
Dates: 1969, circa 1972-1992

Hattiesburg Knights of Pythias Minute Book

 Collection
Identifier: M247
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one volume of minutes from meetings of the Knights of Pythias Crescent Lodge #47, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, covering the period March 1900 to August 1913, and two pamphlets on the history of the Knights of Pythias. The pamphlets were provided by Mr. Jack Klai, Supreme Secretary of the Knights of Pythias.The minute book contains weekly chronological entries from meetings held at Castle Hall, Odd Fellows Hall, and the third floor of the Citizens Bank...
Dates: March 1900-August 1913

Boaz Jones Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: M312
Abstract Tape and transcript of his memories of life in southwest Mississippi.
Dates: Spring 1992

Fannie Kyker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M518
Abstract Post cards, correspondence, printed items, photos, and other memorabilia collected by this long time Hattiesburg resident.
Dates: circa 1910-2010

Laurel Social and Service Club Yearbooks

 Collection
Identifier: M668
Abstract Club Yearbooks.
Dates: 1963/64-1967/68

Carol Lindley "Miss Hattie" Columns

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM18-13
Form of Material Newspaper clippings of columns published in the Hattiesburg American. They contain advice on etiquette, decorating, arts & crafts, flowers, shrubs, & gardening. Most of the columns have at least one recipe. Some recipes are from area restaurants.
Dates: July 13, 1995 (first column) – December 25, 1996

P.A. "Gustus" Lotterhos Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: M304
Abstract Letters addressed to Lotterhos in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Dates: October 28, 1897-February 8, 1901

Dr. William D. McCain Papers of Heritage Organizations

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-73
Abstract Bound originals and copies of documents for several heritage organizations in which Dr. McCain was a member and/or officer.
Dates: 1957-1991

Esther Turner McElrath Diary

 Collection
Identifier: M141
Scope and Contents This diary contains the daily recordings of Esther Turner McElrath who was newly married and living at Warrenton, near Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1859. The diary covers the dates January 3 through May 5, 1859 with some exceptions. Missing are entries for the dates January 26, 27; February 19, 20; April 19-24; April 26-May 3. There are three additional pages of memoranda.Dr. and Mrs. McElrath received an almost constant stream of visitors and Esther mentions many of them by name,...
Dates: January-May 1859

McIlwaine Letter

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM17-56
Form of Material Photocopy of letter, reply, and translation of January 12, 1916, correspondence from A.G. McIlwaine in Tyler, Texas, to H. Whiting McIlwaine in Knoxville, Tennessee, concerning Whiting’s daughter marrying Stuart Irby from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.A.G., Whiting’s uncle, is concerned that his niece, Lizzie, is marrying someone he knows very little about. He asks a list of questions which his nephew answers by writing on the reverse of the letter. Someone, Deb, transcribes his...
Dates: 1916

Postcard Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M36
Scope and Contents This collection consists of postcards the bulk of which depict Mississippi, but there are a sizeable number containing images from the United States, foreign countries, theme cards and cards of individuals.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1901 - 1979

Mary Winton Pulley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M92
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Mary Winton Pulley Papers consists of diaries dating from 1936 until Mary Pulley's death in 1956. She writes of her daily activities as registrar for Mississippi Southern College, as well as about family members, gardening activities, friends and social events, obligations as a sorority sponsor, genealogy, and travel.Names of colleagues and friends, places of interest, and events of the times are mentioned throughout the 20 year span of her diaries. She writes of...
Dates: 1876-1956

Rawles Family Historical Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M594
Abstract The Rawles Family Historical Collection consists of 122 photographs depicting scenes from the early twentieth century in Mississippi. Among other things, images showcase the logging industry, family and church gatherings, and games. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the logging industry, life and culture in the early twentieth century, Mississippi history, the University of Southern Mississippi, farming, and railroads.
Dates: circa late 1800s to early 1900s

James A. Riley Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M23
Scope and Contents Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Dates: 1646-to date

Reba Rogers Memoir: "Reba's Reflections"

 Collection
Identifier: M635
Abstract A twenty-two page memoir written by Reba Pickering Rogers, a native of Covington County, Mississippi, at the request of her grandchildren.
Dates: circa 1920s-1950s

Series 1: Mississippi Postcards and Inventory (Boxes 1 & 2) [2020]

 Series
Scope and Contents From the Unprocessed Collection: This collection consists of postcards the bulk of which depict Mississippi, but there are a sizeable number containing images from the United States, foreign countries, theme cards and cards of individuals.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1901 - 1979

Lewis E. & Albertine M. Skilton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M593
Abstract The Lewis E. and Albertine M. Skilton Papers consist of correspondence, documents, photographs, and other memorabilia associated with the couple’s experiences during World War II. Lewis was stationed at Palm Springs, California while Albertine worked as a dental assistant at Keesler Field in Mississippi. This collection would be of particular interest to researchers studying World War II, gender in the mid-twentieth century, military and civilian social activities, period songs, and depictions...
Dates: circa 1938-1949

Barbara Byrd Smith Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M471
Abstract The collection contains memorabilia from Barbara Byrd Smith, class of 1954 Mississippi Southern College, from her 1952-53 school year.
Dates: 1952-1953

Southern Tourism Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M448
Scope and Contents The Southern Tourism Collection includes advertisements for tourist destinations throughout the United States, with the vast majority located in the American South. This collection is organized geographically, and each geographic level (i.e. country, state, Mississippi region, county, and city) is organized alphabetically.These materials cover approximately ten different states, with most state-level material concentrated in Mississippi. Additionally, it encompasses eleven...
Dates: 1843-2009; Majority of material found within 1960s; 1990s

Rose Budd Stevens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M199
Scope and Contents The heart of the Rose Budd Stevens Papers is copies of her newspaper articles which she began writing in 1947 and continued to write until 1994. The articles colorfully depict everyday life in rural Mississippi and provide a rich source of information about southern culture and heritage, language, expressions, anecdotes, and the role of women in southern society. Recurring topics in the articles are arts and crafts, cooking, family life, farm life, canning, home remedies, poetry and religion....
Dates: circa 1908-1996

Sullivan-Kilrain Fight Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M271
Abstract This collection should be of interest to students of history, as well as local history buffs. While accounts of the fight differ on minor points such as the color of the fighters' trunks, what they ate for breakfast, and what they drank between rounds, they are in agreement on such major issues as events leading up to the fight, length of the fight, round by round descriptions, and of course, the outcome -- the Great John L. remained heavyweight champion of the world.
Dates: circa 1938-1990

“The Haven” Record Book

 Collection
Identifier: M557
Abstract “The Haven” Record Book collection contains a handwritten ledger with entries from 1901-1910 that detail the daily activities at “The Haven,” the Waveland summer home of Robert E. Craig of Yazoo City, Mississippi. The ledger also contains inserts, which include Confederate money, a needlework, and newspaper clippings. This collection would be of particular interest for researchers studying Mississippi history and life on estates / manor homes in the early twentieth century.
Dates: 1855; 1863-1864; 1901-1910; 1926

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter Records

 Collection
Identifier: M204
Scope and Contents The records of the Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy span the years 1901-1982 and consist of two (2) cubic feet. The collection will be useful to scholars and researchers who are interested in the role and function of twentieth-century Confederate patriotic organizations.The collection is comprised of correspondence, financial records, minutes, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, registers, yearbooks, collected items, and other record...
Dates: 1901-1982