Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: typewritten documents
Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Verna Aardema was born in New Era, Michigan on June 6, 1911. In the 1970s Aardema teamed up with illustrators Leo and Diane Dillon to produce three picture books. Their Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (1975) received the Caldecott Medal in 1976 and the Brooklyn Art Books for Children Award in 1977. The collection contains both autobiographical material and material related to seven of her books.
Form of Material Research materials generated by Dr. Gilbert H. Hoffman for his book, Steam Whistles in the Piney Woods, Vol. 1 (1998). Also included are a collection of interviews for chapters 4 - 7 of Vol. 2.
Dates: circa 1993-1998
Scope and Contents From the Unprocessed Collection: Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Accession — Multiple Containers
Form of Material Typeset of book Handbook of Organic Coatings ready for publicaiton by Raymond B. Seymour and Herman F. Mark; 2 drafts of Giant Molecules: Essential Materials for Every Day Living by Raymond B. Seymour and Charles E. Carraher; Correspondence from the American Chemical Society symposium on "The Genesis of Polymer Science"; 2 typescripts for the book entitled Pioneers in Polymer Science possibly resulting...
Dates: circa 1935-1985
Provenance Correspondence, programs, transparencies used with talks, typescripts of several books including Polymer Composites (1988), Modern Plastic Composites Technology and Giant Molecules (all authored by Dr. Seymour); Spanish scientific journals, and a notebook from a continuing education course offered in Houston, Texas, in the spring of 1970.
Dates: circa 1935-1985
Form of Material Typescript of a letter from Captain John P. Worthing to his wife, dated March 12, 1863. The letter was written from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and discusses such topics as religion, finances, and Captain Worthing's brigade.
Abstract The stories in this collection may be of interest to students of literature, religion, sociology, and anthropology, in that they provide anecdotal tales associated with traditional values, which reflect the ideas held by a southern, white, educated, minister writing about his perceptions of life in rural northern Mississippi from the early 1900's through the 1970's.
Scope and Contents he collection has been divided into three series: personal papers, published works, and academic papers, with each of the first two series further divided into subseries. Cavanna's personal papers include autobiographical material, biographical material, correspondence, photographs and portraits, awards and honors, public appearances, reviews, a scrapbook, financial records, promotional items and miscellaneous material. This material is arranged chronologically, when possible, within each...
Abstract Sir Arthur C. Clarke was a world-renowned physicist, novelist, and ex-chairman of the British Interplanetary Society. A prolific author of both fiction and nonfiction for adults and children, he won multiple literary awards, was nominated for an Academy Award, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. The Arthur C. Clarke Papers contain two pages of typescript from a short story and two letters sent to the de Grummond Collection in 1966 and 1976.
Dates: 1966-1976; Majority of material found within 
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.
Abstract The Gilbert H. Hoffman Papers and Research Collection contains the research notes and photographs which Hoffman compiled and collected for the book, Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf, a history of sawmill operations and logging railroads in Southwest Mississippi during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition, it contains hundreds of photographs, both positive and negative images, of other railroads and logging operations principally in...
Dates: circa 1870-2004
Scope and Contents The collection contains manuscripts and illustrations from forty-one children's books by Lois Lenski published between 1927 and 1971. In addition, the collection includes autobiographical and biographical information, correspondence, photographs, awards, stories, poems, songs, sound recordings, cards and stationery designed by Lenski, bookmarks, publications about other Lenski collections, and promotional materials. The book-related materials are arranged alphabetically by title, and within...
Abstract Typescript of 24-page diary kept by Captain John South "Bud" Lewis during the American Civil War. Captain Lewis served with the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Co. K (Wilkinson Rifles). Most of the events recorded therein take place in Virginia. The battles at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor are covered in some detail.
Dates: February 9-June 8, 1864
Scope and Contents The collection contains autobiographical and biographical information about Naylor, photocopies of her correspondence to the de Grummond Collection, and original materials related to thirty-one of her books published between 1967 and 1990. These materials include Naylor's correspondence with editors and agents, manuscripts, typescripts, notes, research and reference materials, galleys and proofs. They encompass a full variety of her work ranging from non-fiction to children's picture books to...
Scope and Contents This collection is divided into three series, correspondence, books, and unpublished or unidentified works. The collection consists primarily of a combination of typescripts, proofs and galleys for 21 of Ms. Noble's books, most of which are for her biographies. Three of the books in the collection, however, are fictional and based on historical fact or events. The titles are arranged alphabetically with the materials for each title organized in the probable order in which they were created....
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
Scope and Contents Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Dates: 1646-to date
Abstract The Armstrong Sperry Papers contain a carbon copy of a typescript of Captain Cook Explores the South Seas (1955). Sperry commonly wrote exciting books featuring heroic characters overcoming formidable obstacles in an effort to inspire fortitude in children.
Dates: circa 1955
Abstract Andrew Svenson was a best-selling author whose name remained largely unknown to the public. Under a variety of pseudonyms, Svenson authored or co-authored more than seventy Happy Hollisters, Bobbsey Twins, and Hardy Boys series books. The Andrew Svenson Papers contain production materials for twenty-one books authored by Svenson.
Scope and Contents The collection contains correspondence, material for five titles, and a medallion design. The correspondence, arranged in chronological order, is addressed to the de Grummond Collection and dates from 1973 to 1980 and undated. The titles are arranged alphabetically with the material for each placed in the probable order in which it was created.Carter Rabbit (1972) by Helen Tiegreen is the story of a rabbit who is unhappy because he can't make noises like other animals. He is...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typescript copy of the Civil War Memoir of Louisa Dunmore Mott Van Buren, and research notes of the original collector of the memoir, Paul Johnston. The typescript is approximately eight pages long and contains that portion of Van Buren's diary that relates to the Civil War activities which she observed August 24-25, 1861, in the area of Washington, D.C.The memoir begins with comments on the author's arrival in "Washington City." Also discussed are her...
Dates: August 24-25, 1861; 1960