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Petal (Miss.).

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

AM21-028, 1967, 1988

Form of Material

Two photographs: Forrest County General Hospital (1967) and Charles Walker, founder of the International Checker Hall of Fame (1988).

Dates: 1967; 1988

Jeff Balfour Collection

Identifier: M602

This collection contains photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi.

Dates: 1872-1998

Thomas E. Dearman Hattiesburg History Collection

Identifier: M253

This collection contains Hattiesburg/Petal history materials.

Dates: 1907-1990

P. D. East Collection

Identifier: M324

This collection contains materials related to the life and activities of P.D. East. Materials include personal papers, photographs, issues of East's The Petal Paper, a speech, and letters. This collection should be of interest to anyone researching the civil rights movement in Mississippi.

Dates: 1921 - 1992

Hattiesburg American Photograph Collection

Identifier: M566

Original photographs published in the Hattiesburg American.

Dates: 1969, circa 1972-1992

Melinda Haynes Papers

Identifier: M561

This collection consists of the original copy-edited manuscript of Mother of Pearl (1999) by Melinda Haynes, a Hattiesburg native. The collection is of particular interest to researchers studying Mississippi authors and fiction with themes of race.

Dates: 1999

Ideal Primitive Baptist Church (Petal, Mississippi) Minutes

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM06-34

Minute books for Ideal Baptist Churches in Mississippi, including Petal, Oak Grove, and two Perry County Churches.

Dates: circa 1888-2000; 2006

Mississippi Menu Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM07-27

Menus from various eating establishments in Mississippi, primarily the Hattiesburg area.

Dates: circa 1942-2018

Petal Historical Collection

Identifier: M465

The collection includes a “History of Petal” booklet, published March 1976 in honor of the Revolutionary War bicentennial.

Dates: 1976

Southern Tourism Collection

Identifier: M448
Scope and Contents The Southern Tourism Collection includes advertisements for tourist destinations throughout the United States, with the vast majority located in the American South. This collection is organized geographically, and each geographic level (i.e. country, state, Mississippi region, county, and city) is organized alphabetically.These materials cover approximately ten different states, with most state-level material concentrated in Mississippi. Additionally, it encompasses eleven...
Dates: 1843-2009; Majority of material found within 1960s; 1990s