Mississippi -- Social life and customs.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material 1866 letter from J.M. (?) Webster to sister, Fannie in Big Black MS after an absence of five years. Discusses those in the area who died in the Civil War, upcoming engagements, and the corn & cotton crops. Also gives advice on romance, studies and grammar.
Dates: July 26, 1866
Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material Correspondence, copied newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to activates of the Business and Professional Women’s Club.
Dates: 1927-1934; undated
Scope and Contents This collection contains a letter from members of the Columbus Riflemen dated April 21, 1900. The letter is addressed to Miss Anna Banks and acknowledges that the United Daughters of the Confederacy have set aside April 27th as a special day to honor Confederate dead. Officers of the Columbus Riflemen are named on the letterhead and in the signature of the letter; they were G.Y. Banks, Captain; W.L. Gardner, First Lieutenant; and E.A. Passino, Second Lieutenant.The celebration will...
Dates: April 32, 1900
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials pertinent to the John Rolfe Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1936 - 1979); the Mississippi Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1937 - 1978); and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1942 - 1976), which have been divided into four series:Series I: John Rolfe ChapterSeries II: Mississippi SocietySeries III: National Society.Series IV: Oversized...
Scope and Contents The collection consists of one volume of minutes from meetings of the Knights of Pythias Crescent Lodge #47, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, covering the period March 1900 to August 1913, and two pamphlets on the history of the Knights of Pythias. The pamphlets were provided by Mr. Jack Klai, Supreme Secretary of the Knights of Pythias.The minute book contains weekly chronological entries from meetings held at Castle Hall, Odd Fellows Hall, and the third floor of the Citizens Bank...
Dates: March 1900-August 1913
Form of Material Newspaper clippings of columns published in the Hattiesburg American. They contain advice on etiquette, decorating, arts & crafts, flowers, shrubs, & gardening. Most of the columns have at least one recipe. Some recipes are from area restaurants.
Dates: July 13, 1995 (first column) – December 25, 1996
Abstract Bound originals and copies of documents for several heritage organizations in which Dr. McCain was a member and/or officer.
Scope and Contents This diary contains the daily recordings of Esther Turner McElrath who was newly married and living at Warrenton, near Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1859. The diary covers the dates January 3 through May 5, 1859 with some exceptions. Missing are entries for the dates January 26, 27; February 19, 20; April 19-24; April 26-May 3. There are three additional pages of memoranda.Dr. and Mrs. McElrath received an almost constant stream of visitors and Esther mentions many of them by name,...
Dates: January-May 1859
Form of Material Photocopy of letter, reply, and translation of January 12, 1916, correspondence from A.G. McIlwaine in Tyler, Texas, to H. Whiting McIlwaine in Knoxville, Tennessee, concerning Whiting’s daughter marrying Stuart Irby from Hattiesburg, Mississippi.A.G., Whiting’s uncle, is concerned that his niece, Lizzie, is marrying someone he knows very little about. He asks a list of questions which his nephew answers by writing on the reverse of the letter. Someone, Deb, transcribes his...
Scope and Contents This collection consists of postcards the bulk of which depict Mississippi, but there are a sizeable number containing images from the United States, foreign countries, theme cards and cards of individuals.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1901 - 1979
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Mary Winton Pulley Papers consists of diaries dating from 1936 until Mary Pulley's death in 1956. She writes of her daily activities as registrar for Mississippi Southern College, as well as about family members, gardening activities, friends and social events, obligations as a sorority sponsor, genealogy, and travel.Names of colleagues and friends, places of interest, and events of the times are mentioned throughout the 20 year span of her diaries. She writes of...
Abstract The Rawles Family Historical Collection consists of 122 photographs depicting scenes from the early twentieth century in Mississippi. Among other things, images showcase the logging industry, family and church gatherings, and games. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the logging industry, life and culture in the early twentieth century, Mississippi history, the University of Southern Mississippi, farming, and railroads.
Dates: circa late 1800s to early 1900s
Scope and Contents Large collection of books, printed material, and memorabilia related to Mississippi and other subjects.
Dates: 1646-to date
Scope and Contents From the Unprocessed Collection: This collection consists of postcards the bulk of which depict Mississippi, but there are a sizeable number containing images from the United States, foreign countries, theme cards and cards of individuals.
Dates: Majority of material found within circa 1901 - 1979
Abstract The Lewis E. and Albertine M. Skilton Papers consist of correspondence, documents, photographs, and other memorabilia associated with the couple’s experiences during World War II. Lewis was stationed at Palm Springs, California while Albertine worked as a dental assistant at Keesler Field in Mississippi. This collection would be of particular interest to researchers studying World War II, gender in the mid-twentieth century, military and civilian social activities, period songs, and depictions...
Dates: circa 1938-1949
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
Scope and Contents The heart of the Rose Budd Stevens Papers is copies of her newspaper articles which she began writing in 1947 and continued to write until 1994. The articles colorfully depict everyday life in rural Mississippi and provide a rich source of information about southern culture and heritage, language, expressions, anecdotes, and the role of women in southern society. Recurring topics in the articles are arts and crafts, cooking, family life, farm life, canning, home remedies, poetry and religion....
Dates: circa 1908-1996
Abstract This collection should be of interest to students of history, as well as local history buffs. While accounts of the fight differ on minor points such as the color of the fighters' trunks, what they ate for breakfast, and what they drank between rounds, they are in agreement on such major issues as events leading up to the fight, length of the fight, round by round descriptions, and of course, the outcome -- the Great John L. remained heavyweight champion of the world.
Dates: circa 1938-1990
Abstract “The Haven” Record Book collection contains a handwritten ledger with entries from 1901-1910 that detail the daily activities at “The Haven,” the Waveland summer home of Robert E. Craig of Yazoo City, Mississippi. The ledger also contains inserts, which include Confederate money, a needlework, and newspaper clippings. This collection would be of particular interest for researchers studying Mississippi history and life on estates / manor homes in the early twentieth century.
Dates: 1855; 1863-1864; 1901-1910; 1926
Scope and Contents The records of the Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy span the years 1901-1982 and consist of two (2) cubic feet. The collection will be useful to scholars and researchers who are interested in the role and function of twentieth-century Confederate patriotic organizations.The collection is comprised of correspondence, financial records, minutes, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, registers, yearbooks, collected items, and other record...