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Hattiesburg (Miss.) -- History -- 20th century.

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

AM20-070, 1938-1998

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Form of Material

Eleven black & white photographs relating to Hattiesburg.

Dates: 1938-1998

AM21-024, 1942, 1967

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World War II scrap metal drive (Hattiesburg Steel & Foundry) and Mayor Paul B. Grady.

Dates: 1942; 1967

AM21-028, 1967, 1988

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Two photographs: Forrest County General Hospital (1967) and Charles Walker, founder of the International Checker Hall of Fame (1988).

Dates: 1967; 1988

AM21-037, June 10, 1948

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Form of Material

Bonhomie & Hattiesburg Southern Railroad locomotive photograph.

Dates: June 10, 1948

AM21-040, April 21, 1904

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Three-page letter proposing the establishment of a "Pant Factory" in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: April 21, 1904

AM21-047, circa 1978

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Form of Material Exterior sign from Finish Line Sports, located in the Village Green mall on North 25th Avenue. The store was operational from 1978-circa 1983. Finish Line Sports served as the unofficial headquarters of the Hattiesburg Track Club. Regular Friday evening fun runs began and ended at the store. A popular 3-mile Turkey day run was staged on Thanksgiving morning. FLS was a convenient meeting spot for training runs.The original owners of the store, Elmer and Ann...
Dates: circa 1978

AM21-049, circa early 1940s

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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

AM21-067, circa 1917-1918

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Two postcards: “Greetings from Camp Shelby” (Hattiesburg, Miss.). Features soldier wearing World War I uniform.

Dates: circa 1917-1918

AM97-76, November 2, 1980

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Form of Material

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.

Dates: November 2, 1980

Boney Family Collection

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Identifier: M656
Abstract

This collection contains Boney Family materials.

Dates: 1886-1931

Camp Shelby History Collection

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Identifier: M517
Abstract

Photographs, newspaper clippings, postcards, correspondence relating to history of Camp Shelby, an armed forces training camp located near Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: Majority of material found in Circa 1918-2004

Joseph Anderson Cook Family Papers

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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

Charles Davis Papers

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Identifier: M377
Abstract

Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,

Dates: 1862-2004

Thomas E. Dearman Hattiesburg History Collection

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Identifier: M253
Abstract

This collection contains Hattiesburg/Petal history materials.

Dates: 1907-1990

Hattiesburg American Photograph Collection

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Identifier: M566
Abstract

Original photographs published in the Hattiesburg American.

Dates: 1969, circa 1972-1992

Hattiesburg Civil Rights Film

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Identifier: M588
Abstract

This collection consists of one video of what appears to be the Freedom Day protests of January 22, 1964 that occurred for voter registration outside of the courthouse in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The Hattiesburg Civil Rights Film is of particular interest to researchers studying the Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg.

Dates: 1964

Hattiesburg Historical Photographs

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Identifier: M246
Abstract

Photographs reproduced in Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty's book Hattiesburg: A Pictorial History.

Dates: circa late 1800s-1986

Hattiesburg Municipal Records

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Identifier: M208
Abstract

Municipal records of Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1885-1991

Rabbi Charles Mantinband Papers

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Identifier: M327
Abstract

Writings, correspondence, photographs, and condolence letters on the death of this outspoken proponent of Civil Rights and Rabbi at Temple B'Nai Israel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: 1931-1997

Shemper Family Genealogy Project

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Identifier: M599
Abstract

The Shemper Family Genealogy Project consists of a school project organized by David Shemper in 1996 that details the history of the Shemper family of Hattiesburg. This collection is of particular interest to those studying local history, Jewish people in the South, and genealogy.

Dates: 1996

Tatum Family Business Records

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Identifier: M316
Abstract

The Tatum family were prominent owners of businesses and land in and around the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area beginning in 1893 with the establishment of their first lumber mill. The collection contains financial records, personal papers, photographs, blueprints, newspaper articles, maps and artifacts of the Tatum family’s business dealings as well as local Hattiesburg history, including W. S. F. Tatum’s mayoral term from 1922 to 1924 and again from 1928 to 1936.

Dates: 1881-1991; undated

Bobs M. Tusa Freedom Summer Research Collection

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Identifier: M651
Abstract

This collection contains research about Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Dates: 1997-2001

Daisy Harris Wade Papers

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Identifier: M334
Abstract

Materials documenting the work of 1960s Forrest County N.A.A.C.P. leaders J.C. Fairley and Daisy Harris.

Dates: circa 1939-2011

G.D. Williamson Papers

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM07-19
Form of Material Scrapbooks and other materials relating to G. D. Williamson, who served as Hattiesburg City Commissioner from 1977-1985. He became Mayor of Hattiesburg in 1985, when the city’s government changed from a commission form of government to a mayor/city council form, and served until July 3, 1989.The scrapbooks consist primarily of newspaper clippings (most dated) from the Hattiesburg American. Some photographs and correspondence are included. Among the...
Dates: 1977-1989

Woods Guest House / Hattiesburg COFO Headquarters Collection

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Identifier: M630
Abstract

Brick salvaged from burned ruins of historic African American hotel and Civil Rights headquarters during Freedom Summer, with newspaper clipping about the building.

Dates: 1890s; 1998

George Mike Ziegler Collection

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Identifier: M470
Abstract

The collection contains two copies of a DVD containing digital reproductions of original materials relating to George Mike Ziegler, Hattiesburg YMCA Athletic Director from 1919 to 1921.

Dates: circa 1919-1921