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Legal case and case notes.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Discussion, such as those in the case comments section of law school reviews, of particular legal cases that have been decided by, or that are pending before, courts or administrative agencies.

Found in 23 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

AM21-036, 1839

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material Legal papers from case in Amite County Circuit Court (Liberty, Mississippi) - Stephen Wilkinson vs. Jabez Butler, October 1839.
Dates: 1839

AM21-044, circa 1876

 Accession — Box 6 SAFE
Form of Material 14-page legal opinion regarding a court case (J.F. Hicks v. G.W. Truehart) regarding a disastrous Mississippi riverboat fire aboard the steamer Mary Belle while at Vicksburg. Undated, written by J. Sneed.
Dates: circa 1876

American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Regional Office, Records

 Collection
Identifier: M32
Scope and Contents The collection of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records contains copies of legal papers from civil liberties cases handled in the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU during the late 1960's and 1970. Charles Morgan, Jr., Director of the Southern Regional Office, was involved in all these cases.Also included in the Collection is a report of the activities for the first five years (1964-1969) of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU (Box 3, Folder 1) and a copy of Before...
Dates: 1964-1970

Theodore G. Bilbo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M2
Scope and Contents The Theodore G. Bilbo Papers document the activities of the former Mississippi governor and United States Senator from approximately 1905-1947.This collection provides insight into the government of the state of Mississippi in the early decades of the twentieth century, as well as American culture, political climate, and governmental activities during the Great Depression and World War II. It paints a definitive portrait of one of Mississippi's most colorful and controversial...
Dates: 1905-1947

Daniel S. Blumenthal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M388
Scope and Contents The Blumenthal papers are a relatively small, but diverse collection of materials; the papers are divided into two series.
Dates: 1967-1988

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

Emilye Crosby Civil Rights Collection (AM18-05)

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM18-05
Abstract Primary and secondary research materials related to Claiborne County, Mississippi and its county seat, Port Gibson. Claiborne County was the center of a little-known but profound demonstration and struggle during the civil rights movement resulting in the United States Supreme Court Case NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware Company.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1953-2011

J.C. Fairley Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M340
Abstract NAACP correspondence and materials documenting the contributions of this Hattiesburg Civil Rights leader.
Dates: circa 1960-1990

Leesha Faulkner Civil Rights Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M398
Abstract A group of materials that give an in depth look into the Civil Rights Movement and primarily the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission.
Dates: 1932-1995; Majority of material found within 1960-1970

Albert F. Gordon Freedom Rider Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M337
Scope and Contents Lists of Freedom Riders, arrest records, investigative reports, correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc.

This collection should be of value to researchers interested in the Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.
Dates: 1961 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1962

W.G. “Bud” Gray Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M387
Scope and Contents This collection consists primarily of materials related to Gray’s law enforcement career in Mississippi.
Dates: 1962-1998

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

Robert B. Helfrich Papers

 Collection
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 and...
Dates: circa 1966-2001

John Kitson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M153
Scope and Contents This collection contains four letters written between February 1826 and March 1837. Three of the letters are addressed to John Kitson of Norwich, Norfolk, while the other is addressed to Richard Shaw of Gillingham, Norfolk. All are handwritten and in relatively good condition.The first letter, dated February 23, 1826, is addressed to John Kitson. It is a reply to an inquiry by Kitson concerning several legal matters, including the details of a particular will (no name) and problems...
Dates: 1826-1837

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

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

 Collection
Identifier: M181
Abstract 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

Jessie Morrison Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M422
Scope and Contents Materials in this collection span more than a century of activities relating to Jessie Morrison and her family. Most of the materials have been photocopied, due to water and insect damage.
Dates: 1864-1990

STATE of Mississippi BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINERS et al. v. Ray Coxe

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M84
Form of Material Photocopy of trial record made at request of Professor John Alcorn, chairman of Couseling Psychology and Counseling Education.
Dates: circa 1976

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

Tatum Family Business Records

 Collection
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

United States of America vs. Theron C. Lynd, Registrar of Voters for Forrest County, Mississippi - Legal case

 Collection
Identifier: M27
Abstract Court records of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against a county registrar of voters for infringing the civil rights of black citizens by denying them the right to vote.
Dates: 1961-1967

Thomas Daniel Young Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M584
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, research materials, drafts, and lectures by the author or editor of a dozen books about Southern literature.
Dates: 1926-1987