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University of Southern Mississippi -- History.

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

AM02-67, May 22, 1937

 Accession
Form of Material One copy of the May 22, 1937 issue of the Hattiesburg American, commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of State Teachers College (now USM).
Dates: May 22, 1937

AM20-043, circa 1995-1998

 Accession
Scope and Contents Digital copies of 5 VHS cassettes owned by Jewel Tucker.
Dates: circa 1995-1998

Col. Grover Ashley Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM15-07
Abstract Files related to Col. Ashley’s time as Director of Cook Library at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1970s-2012

O.V. Austin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M309
Abstract Letters, photographs, and other materials reflecting his personal life as well as his association with Mississippi Normal College.
Dates: 1921-1938

James and Patsy Causey Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: M548
Abstract The James and Patsy Causey Photographs collection contains five black-and-white photographs of the State Teacher’s College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from the 1920s. The collection would be of particular interest to researchers studying the history of the University of Southern Mississippi, college life in the early twentieth century, and / or education.
Dates: circa 1920s; 1924

Joseph Anderson Cook Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M209
Abstract Joseph Anderson (Joe) Cook was born on November 16, 1862 in Artesia (Lowndes County), Mississippi. He was a pioneer of education in Mississippi, who provided college educations for all of his children at the school of their choice. This multi-faceted collection consists of materials that encompass the entire Cook Family, but the principal subject is Joseph Anderson (Joe) Cook, first president of Mississippi Normal College at Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Dates: 1879-1991

Robert Cecil Cook Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M96
Abstract While the bulk of the collection pertains primarily to Cook's activities after 1954, a moderate quantity of materials relate to his years at Southern, and also interspersed in the collection are a small number of items dating from about 1912-1944.A study of Cook's papers reveals him as a man of boundless energy, with excellent organizational skills, both of which served him well in his many activities. While much of his energy was directed toward fiscal success, a substantial amount...
Dates: 1912-1979; Majority of material found within 1955-1977

Dr. Chester “Bo” Morgan Collection (AM11-38)

 Unprocessed
Identifier: M491
Dates: 1910-2010

Bertha M. Fritzsche Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M289
Scope and Contents This collection consists of biographical data and personal diaries that provide insight concerning the career, lifestyle, and personality of Dr. Bertha Maude Fritzsche. The material begins in 1929 when Fritzsche began teaching home economics at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), known then as the State Teacher's College, and continues until her death in March 1990. The collection is divided into two series: Biographical Data (1929-1987) and Diaries (1937-1990).
Dates: 1929-1990

General History Files

 Series
Identifier: RG004-GHF
Scope and Contents The General History Files contain information pertaining to the history of The University of Southern Mississippi, as well as descriptions of current events. These materials include news clippings, photographs, programs, brochures, films, and other ephemera. Topics include departmental and organizational history, student organization activities, annual university events, and special programs.
Dates: 1910-2020

Mildred "Myra" Pace Germany Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM04-67
Form of Material Materials relating to 1923 graduate, Mrs. Mildred "Myra" Pace Germany. Mrs. Germany was born January 5, 1900, in Newton County, Mississippi. She died June 22, 2004.
Dates: 1923-2004

Dr. John E. Gonzales Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M665
Abstract This collection contains historical materials and various publications.
Dates: 1914-1996

Alma Hickman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M98
Scope and Contents The Alma Hickman Papers are a fascinating group of materials that document the life and career of one of the University of Southern Mississippi’s first faculty members. The collection provides information on the educational system in Mississippi during the years Hickman taught, as well as information on the early days of the university. It also documents the many awards and honors Hickman received throughout her career, and includes some of her personal items such as her Bible.
Dates: Circa 1877-1991; Majority of material found within 1950s-1960s

History of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Library

 Collection
Identifier: M626
Abstract History of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Library, written in 1972.
Dates: circa 1972

Dr. Chester “Bo” Morgan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M491
Abstract Bo Morgan holds a Ph.D. in history from Memphis State University. He studies the history of the American South and is a leading expert on Mississippi history. He teaches courses on the South after Reconstruction, Mississippi, the theory and philosophy of history, and intellectual history. Dr. Morgan, the former chair of the Department of History at Delta State University, joined USM's Department of History in the fall of 2009.
Dates: 1910-2010

John Frederick Nau Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M170
Abstract The John Frederick Nau Papers is a collection of correspondence, newsletters, and other records relating to Dr. John Frederick Nau’s own articles and writings, and his involvement with the Mississippi Association for Retarded Children, M.A.R.C. Also included in this collection are manuscript histories of the U.S.M. Department of Philosophy and Religion, Danforth Chapel, and M.M. Roberts Stadium. This collection would be of interest to those studying the University of Southern Mississippi’s...
Dates: 1952-1981

Powell G. Ogletree Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M653
Abstract This collection contains materials related to Powell Ogletree.
Dates: 1929-2009

Moran Pope Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M592
Abstract Memorabilia from Hattiesburg, the Demonstration School, Mississippi Normal College, State Teachers College, and The University of Mississippi.
Dates: 1900-2015

Anna Margaret Roberts Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M138
Abstract Documentation of the life and career of USM librarian.
Dates: 1908-1960

T.P. Scott Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M276
Abstract This collection contains a unique array of materials relating to the history of Mississippi Normal College (now the University of Southern Mississippi), as well as items pertaining to other aspects of Thomas Percival Scott's career as an educator. While the inclusive dates are ca. 1896 - 1952, the primary focus of the collection is the period 1910 - 1912. This collection contains a wealth of information concerning the early history of Mississippi Normal College, and would be invaluable to...
Dates: circa 1896-1952

Thomas Hiram Stanley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M603
Abstract This collection contains addresses, programs, and photographs.
Dates: 1912-1986

University of Southern Mississippi Name Change

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M158
Form of Material Audio tape of 1962 radio interview with Governor Ross Barnett, Lt. Gov. Paul B. Johnson, Jr., and President William D. McCain of The University of Southern Mississippi, formerly Mississippi Southern College.
Dates: 1962