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Collection Title: Church (Austin) Collection on Miss Oseola McCarty

Accession Number:AM06-59

Dates:2005 - 2006

Volume: 4 items

Provenance: Given by Austin Church (aka Vernon Arnold)

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

1. One DVD video of the song, “Miss Ola, The Mississippi Giver”, written and performed by Austin Church (2006)

2. One DVD of “Miss Ola, The Mississippi Giver” (2005)

3. One CD of “Miss Ola, The Mississippi Giver” (2005)

4. One folder of materials tracing the creation of “Miss Ola, The Mississippi Giver”, and explaining Austin Church’s interest in Miss Oseola McCarty, an African American washerwoman who donated her life’s savings of $150, 000 to The University of Southern Mississippi to provide scholarships for deserving African American students.


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