Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:
Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Four page letter and transcript from Sid Nesmith (1833-1877) to his mother Mrs. Geo. W. Nesmith (1799-1885) while he was serving as Special Agent of the Treasury Department in Mississippi. Of particular importance is the early written reference to the game of Base Ball. Written in ink, very legible and retains the stamped envelope.
One photo album with photographs of various signs and murals. Inscribed: “These were taken around 1980 … I rode around the state snapping pics. There’s another volume at The Center for Southern Culture, The U. of MS. 9/18/20.”
Two retired Mississippi state flags that flew at the University of Southern Mississippi. The nylon flag was the last one flown on campus before removal in October 2015, by President Rodney D. Bennett.
First Day Cover: 150th Anniversary of the Admission of Mississippi as a Territory of the Union on April 7, 1798. Postmarked Natchez, April 7, 1948 with 3-cent Mississippi Territory - 1798-1948 stamp.
Three newspaper accounts of lynchings: The New York Times 6/9/1934 p. 6 "Two Negroes lynched" and "Hangings Follow Attempt to Attack Woman in Mississippi"; The New York Times, 4/14/1937; Chicago Sunday Tribune, 10/18/1942 front/p.2 "New Lynching in Mississippi; Trio Arrested."
Two newspapers containing lynching: Burlington Weekly Free Press, Vol. 69, No. 61 January 10, 1895 - "A Desperate Negro Lynched"; The Macon Telegraph, Vol. 19 No. 182 July 16, 1935 - "Negroes Lynched in Attack Case."
One 3’ x 5’ nylon replica of the proposed new Mississippi State flag, which was defeated in a special election on April 17, 2001. Voters opted to retain the current state flag, which dates back to 1894.
Seven handwritten letters dating from 1839 to 1852, all of which bear Mississippi postmarks.
Five handwritten letters and one hand-addressed envelope dating from 1833-1853, all of which bear Mississippi postmarks.
This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.
These materials on Richmond Barthé were brought together in 1979 and 1980, and 1998 and 1999 as a special collection for research purposes of Associate Professor Harry C. Ward of the University of Southern Mississippi Art Department. These items describe the personal and professional life of Richmond Barthé.
Poetry, essays, manuscripts, and published works by James Andy Bateman.
Copies of this Ocean Springs Record columnist's "Sous Les Chenes", "Images Under the Oaks" and “Vintage Village Vues” columns, and related research materials.
Research materials used by historian in her book The Free State of Jones.
The collection contains correspondence and photographs from Camp McCain.
The Lonette Bryant Cliburn Papers consist of early twentieth-century documents, letters, and photographs that pertain to the Henry-Rowell-Waldrup and related families of Jasper County, Mississippi. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying traditional farming in Mississippi, World War I correspondence, women’s roles in the early twentieth century, William Carey University, University of Southern Mississippi, and local Hattiesburg history.
Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,