Found in 157 Collections and/or Records:
This is the first “Camp School News”, Volume 1 Number 1, dated November, 1928. This newsletter was published by Camp School of Hattiesburg City Schools in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It contains a cover page, 10 pages of information and is held together by two metal fasteners at the top edge.
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.
One scrapbook of Hawkins L. Vickers relating to his management of a large tung oil plantation for G.L. Reasor, a Chicago investor. The plantation farms were located in the south Mississippi area. The book also contains some information concerning Vickers Plant Farms (vegetable) near Hattiesburg.
Miscellaneous materials relating to the Hattiesburg (Mississippi) Compress Company.
These records document the activities of the Vickers Plant Farms, which were based in Hattiesburg and located in the surrounding area.
The collection is unprocessed and unorganized.
The collection includes:
"Facts About Hattiesburg," 1898.
"History of Hattiesburg Coloring Book," 1976.
Senator Theodore G. Bilbo campaign poster, 1940.
"Back Our Boys in Vietnam" bumper sticker.
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.
Movie script for Don't Look Back: The Story of Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, a film that was shot in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during the summer of 1980. The movie became a 1981 American made-for-television biographical film directed by Richard A. Colla and based on Paige's autobiography. It stared Louis Gossett Jr. and Beverly Todd.