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World War, 1914-1918.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: First World War, 1914-1918 ; Great War, 1914-1918 ; World War 1, 1914-1918 ; World War I, 1914-1918 ; World War One, 1914-1918 ; WW I (World War, 1914-1918) ; WWI (World War, 1914-1918) ; European War, 1914-1918

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Wiley Ainsworth World War I Letters

Identifier: M426

This collection consists primarily of letters written by Wiley Ainsworth to Celia Tullos during his service in World War I. Also in the collection is a research paper written by history student, Robert Magee, documenting Ainsworth's experiences through his letters. In addition, there are photographs of Wiley and Celia Ainsworth.

Dates: 1918-1919

AM21-031, 1919, 1941, 1945

Form of Material

Letter mailed to Richton, MS from Camp Merritt, NJ - from son who has left France and is headed back to Camp Shelby (1919); Camp Shelby postcard album mailed to Gary, IN (1941); Postcard in German, from Germany to POW at Prisoner of War Camp - Camp Shelby, Miss. (1945).

Dates: 1919; 1941; 1945

AM21-067, circa 1917-1918

Form of Material

Two postcards: “Greetings from Camp Shelby” (Hattiesburg, Miss.). Features soldier wearing World War I uniform.

Dates: circa 1917-1918

AM86-27, 1800-1970

Form of Material

1. Various primarily American 19th century newspapers.

2. Bank drafts, 19th century.

3. Receipts, insurance policies, and documents.

4. Maps of Europe.

5. Assorted pamphlets.

6. World War II-era booklets.

7. Postcards primarily of Europe.

Dates: 1800-1970

AM87-4, 1850-1962

Form of Material

The collection includes:

Insurance and financial documents.

World War II items and booklets.

Railroad related items.

Miscellaneous other materials.

Dates: 1850-1962

AM89-19, circa 1850-1917


The collection includes:

Letter from Hazel Green in Wisconsin, 1850.

North Carolina and Alabama bank notes, 1860s.

Railroad ticket, 1873.

Copies of New York Herald newspaper, 1863.

German magazines from World War I.

Other miscellaneous materials.

Dates: circa 1850-1917

Dr. Roy G. Bigelow Collection

Identifier: M535

Two items Dr. Roy G. Bigelow had with him during his time in France during WWI.

Dates: 1916, 1918-1919

Lonette Bryant Cliburn Papers

Identifier: M562

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.

Dates: 1887; 1901-1902; 1907-1909; 1913-1918; 1921; 1925-1944; 1946; 1948; 1955; undated

Frederick P. Cumbus Scrapbook

Identifier: M411
Scope and Contents Due to its deteriorating condition, it was necessary to disassemble the Frederick P. Cumbus Scrapbook. The original scrapbook was comprised primarily of photographs, with loose items interspersed throughout. Photocopies of the photographs, as they appeared in the scrapbook, were made prior to their removal.Materials in this collection relate to Fred Cumbus’ tour of duty in World War I and his career at the "New Orleans Times-Picayune". The collection contains photographs...
Dates: circa 1918-1978

John “Jack” Eckert Scrapbooks

Identifier: M583

The John “Jack” Eckert Scrapbook collection contains materials that relate to Col. John Eckert’s military service in World War I, World War II, and Korea, as well as information on other members of the Eckert family. This collection is particularly of interest to researchers studying American military history in the twentieth century.

Dates: circa 1915-1930; circa 1941-1942; circa 1949-1970

Joseph Holden, Jr. Collection

Identifier: M578

The Joseph Holden, Jr. Collection contains photographs of Joseph Holden, Jr. during his time in France. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying World War I.

Dates: 1919

Mary B. Kimball World War I Letter

Identifier: M611

Letter written to Mary B. Kimball by a hospital librarian at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

Dates: January 5, 1916 (misdated, likely 1919)

Pvt. James H. Little World War I Memory Book

Identifier: M425

A scrapbook compiled by Pvt. James H. Little during and after his service in the U. S. Army during World War I. Pvt. Little spent part of his tour of duty in France.

Dates: 1918-1919

Ella Fountain Keesler Pratt Collection

Identifier: M579

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, and information about the Keesler family.

Dates: 1868-2011

James A. Riley Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M23
Scope and Contents

Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.

Dates: 1646-to date

Rufus M. and Carolyn M. Smith World War I Collection

Identifier: M478

The collection contains postcards, photographs, books, brochures, and newsletters from World War I.

Dates: 1913-1919

David Neal Tigert Letters

Identifier: M573

The David Neal Tigert Letters consist of approximately 200 letters written by Corp. David Neal Tigert to his parents when he served in the Korean War in the Military Police. There is also one World War I letter composed by Tigert’s father, W. D. Tigert, as well as other miscellaneous documents. This collection would be of particular interest to researchers studying World War I, the Korean War, and life at home in Laurel, Mississippi.

Dates: 1918; 1951-1954; 1957

World War I Photographs

Identifier: M492

Two 3x5 black and white photographs taken in MS during WWI. One shows workmen at Camp Shelby, and the other shows Ambulance Co. No. 2 Ind., Meridian, MS, on board a train.

Dates: circa 1917