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Essay.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Short literary composition on a single subject, often presenting the personal view of the author.

Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:

Victoria Gray Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M345
Abstract Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities.
Dates: circa 1938-2000

AM01-48, circa 2001

 Accession — Box 2
Form of Material An article titled "The Unsung Heroes of Mississippi", which provides historical information regarding Wayne Wellington Cox and his wife, Minnie M. Geddings Cox. Wayne Cox was an educator and businessman in Indianola, Mississippi. In 1904, he and his wife founded the Delta Penny Savings Bank in Indianola, which is believed to be the first African American bank in Mississippi. The Coxes also participated in organizing the Mississippi Beneficial Insurance Company in 1909. Minnie Cox was appointed...
Dates: circa 2001

AM09-48, 1867-2009

 Accession
Scope and Contents From the Unprocessed Collection: Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Dates: 1867-2009

AM20-085, 1848

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material Essay written by H.H. [Henry Hill] Bedford of Como, Mississippi to University of Mississippi on mistreatment of Native American tribes. H.H. Bedford matriculated from University of Mississippi in 1853 at the age of 19. He likely entered the university in 1849, a year after its founding, indicating the essay may have been submitted as part of his application for admission.
Dates: 1848

AM21-039, circa December 20, 1996

 Accession
Form of Material Press packet for feature film Ghosts of Mississippi. Includes photographs of filming, production information, cast list, crew list, reproductions of Medgar Evers & family, and contextual essay by Myrlie Evers.
Dates: circa December 20, 1996

AM2000-38, circa 1976-1999

 Accession
Form of Material Publications and professional papers of Dr. Edward M. Wheat, professor of political science at The University of Southern Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1976-1999

Jeff Balfour Collection

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

Dr. John Calvin Berry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M536
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and other memorabilia relating to the life and career of Dr. John Calvin Berry, the first African American faculty member at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Dates: 1953-2013

Edmond A. Boudreaux, Jr. Papers

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

Sam Bowers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M538
Abstract The Sam Bowers) Sam Papers include the correspondence and writings of Ku Klux Klan Imperial Wizard and convicted murderer, Samuel Holloway Bowers, Jr. Bowers’ correspondence contains information concerning the Ku Klux Klan, as well as Bowers’ personal religiosity and philosophy. The writings in the collection are on a variety of topics, including the Medgar Evers assassination and the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. The collection is of particular interest for researchers studying secret societies, the...
Dates: 1968; circa 1986-2006

Cherry Burns Collection

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

Will D. Campbell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M341
Abstract Literary manuscripts and office files of this Mississippi born author and Civil Rights activist.
Dates: circa 1950-2001

George William Chilcoat Freedom Summer Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M382
Abstract Scholarly articles about the Freedom Schools co-authored by Dr. Chilcoat.
Dates: 1994-1999

Charles Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M377
Abstract Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,
Dates: 1862-2004

Leslie A. Falk African American History Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M391
Abstract Materials regarding the Underground Railroad and other aspects of African American history collected by Dr. Falk, the first Medical Committee for Human Rights Field Secretary in Mississippi.
Dates: 1842-1999

Dale Sallis Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M356
Abstract This collection contains a comprehensive and objective look at the Civil War in Mississippi. Anyone researching this time period in Mississippi's history would find ample information. Students of history and journalism would benefit from the writings of Mr. Fleming.
Dates: circa 1932-1995

Glenda Funchess Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M325
Abstract Materials related to Freedom Summer 1964.
Dates: 1968-1999

Dr. John E. Gonzales Papers

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

Charles F. Heartman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M94
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately 24 cubic feet of materials that document the life and career of Charles F. Heartman from about 1893 until his death in 1953. His wife, Martha, continued to run the bookselling business after her husband's death, and some materials in the collection relate to that time period. This collection should be of interest to researchers of antiquarian books, rare Americana, or the rare book and manuscript business. In addition it provides insight...
Dates: circa 1893-1990; Majority of material found within circa 1913-1963

David “Pears” Smith Hiddle Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: M459
Abstract The collection includes photocopies of two manuscripts entitled “Travels in America” written by David “Pears” Smith Hiddle as well as a typed transcript of the manuscripts.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1860s; 1891; 1904

Matthew J. Kline Vietnam Narrative

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM96-63
Abstract Narrative of his trip with his uncle to Vietnam revisiting sites where his uncle had served during the Vietnam War.
Dates: 1996-1997

Rosewell G. Lowrey Typescripts

 Collection
Identifier: M127
Scope and Contents Typescripts of compositions by Dr. Rosewell G. Loweey, Dean of Men and director of Student Welfare at The University of Southern Mississippi. Also included is a small booklet of poems by his brother, Vernon Booth Lowrey.
Dates: circa 1948-1969

Mark Perrin Lowry Autobiographical Essay

 Collection
Identifier: M49
Scope and Contents This document is an autobiography written by Confederate Brigadier-General Mark Perrin Lowrey on September 30, 1867, at Ripley, Mississippi, to Colonel Calhoun Benham. This was sent to Colonel Benham for use in a book he was writing. It deals with Lowrey's early life through the end of his military career in the Civil War.General Lowrey begins his autobiography by telling about his birth, siblings, and move to Mississippi. He then skips to the 1840's when, during the Mexican War, he...
Dates: September 30, 1867

Maurice Maeterlinck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M12
Abstract In 1972, Patrick Mahony donated papers written by and about Nobel Prize winning writer Maurice Maeterlinck. Mr. Mahony was a Maeterlinck’s literary assistant for five years. Included are published and unpublished manuscripts, publishing contracts, correspondence, autographed books, and other personal notes.
Dates: circa 1912-1971

Charles A. Marx Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M313
Abstract Correspondence, reports, files, magazines documenting his career with the Mississippi Highway Patrol and as an attorney.
Dates: 1939-1997

Oseola McCarty Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M442
Abstract In 1995 Miss Oseola McCarty, an African American laundress, donated the bulk of her life’s savings, $150,000, to The University of Southern Mississippi to provide scholarships for deserving students. This collection documents her generous act and the multitude of honors and awards presented to her in the ensuing years.
Dates: circa 1920-1999

Miscellaneous Clippings and Personal Musings on Historic Events

 File — Box 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The James Earl Price Mississippi History Collection is comprised of diverse materials and subject matter.
Dates: 1943-2000

Anderson Orr Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM19-31
Scope and Contents Recipies from various regions of Italy and other materials given with large cookbook donation.
Dates: unknown

Selby Parker Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M590
Abstract The Selby Parker collection consists of one essay, a typescript, and miscellaneous articles written by and pertaining to the Mississippi author and former Youth Court Counselor of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, Mississippi authors and journalists, the University of Southern Mississippi, and local Hattiesburg history.
Dates: 1951; circa 1960-1964; 2004-2009; undated

Noel Polk Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M476
Abstract In 1999, English professor Noel Polk left to McCain Library and Archives many documents, namely correspondence related to his work as an English professor and researcher. Topics such as academia, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, southern literature, and Natchez before 1830 are covered.
Dates: 1973-1999