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Collection Title: Grimsley (Reagan L.) Research Collection

Accession Number: AM05-18

Dates: ca. 1918 - 1944

Volume: .3 cu. ft.

Provenance: Donated by Reagan L. Grimsley

Restrictions: Open for research. Photocopies of correspondence, booklet of panoramic photos, and photograph album are to be made for the donor.

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: An assortment of materials relating to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, during World Wars I and II. Items in the collection were gathered by Reagan L. Grimsley, and pertain to his research on the history of Hattiesburg and the surrounding area. A container list is attached.


Grimsley (Reagan L.) Research Collection
Container List

1. Pamphlet: "Souvenir Castle", 113th Engineers. Camp Shelby, Miss.
Contains photographs of officers, along with brief biographical sketches; camp
scenes; photos of non-commissioned officers and enlisted men; and information
regarding the history of the 113th. (August 1918)

2. Booklet: "Birdseye View of Camp Shelby", published by Robb & Cornwell, Hattiesburg,
Mississippi. Contains panoramic aerial images that portray camp life. (ca. 1918)

3. One copy of Pictorial History, Thirty-Eighth Division, Army of the United States, Camp
The original owner of the book was Pvt. Orlan C. Carpenter, Co. B, 152 Inf. 38th
Div., Camp Shelby, Miss. (1941)

4. A photograph album featuring images taken at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and on furlough in
Tennessee and Kentucky. A letter from Col. John W. Wheeler, commanding officer of
the 113 Engineers (C), suggests that the album may have originally belonged to August
Weinkauf or a member of his family. (ca. 1941-1942)

5. One letter from "Fred" to "Duane", written from Camp Shelby, Mississippi. The heading
of the letter indicates the writer was a member of Service Co., 172nd Inf., A.P.O. 43rd
Division. The letter discusses camp life. (March 29, 1942)

6. Two folders of correspondence written by Frank H. H. Mann, who was stationed at Camp
Shelby, Mississippi, in 1944, with the 746th Field Artillery Battalion. Except for one
postcard addressed to Miss Eleanor Travis, the correspondence are written to Mann's
mother, Mrs. Mary A. Mann, of Framingham, Massachusetts. (ca. Apr. - Dec. 1944)

7. A change of address card from Frank Mann to his mother, and a tag from a parcel that
was processed by the Mailing and Wrapping Department at Camp Shelby,
Mississippi (1944)

8. An 8" x 10" black and white photograph of soldiers in Gun Section #3, Btty. C, 568 AAA
Auto Wpns. Bu., Camp Shelby, Mississippi. The soldiers are identified on the back
of the image. (Oct. 1944)

Accession Number: AM05-31

Dates: ca. 1911 - 2005

Volume: .5 cu. ft.

Provenance: Donated by Reagan L. Grimsley

Form of Material:

Biographical materials, files pertaining to publications by Reagan Grimsley, and materials relating to Grimsley's research in forestry. A list is attached hereto.


Grimsley (Reagan L.) Research Collection
Box and Folder List

Box 1

Grimsley, Reagan: Biographical Materials
Grimsley, Reagan: Publications (Journal Articles/Reviews)
Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards, (by Reagan L. Grimsley): Arcadia Press - Proposal and Correspondence
Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards: Final Text
Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards: Proofs
Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards: Public Relations
Hattiesburg in Vintage Postcards: Flyer
Sumrall First Baptist Church: A One Hundred Year History of First Baptist Church,
Sumrall, MS
, by Reagan L. Grimsley
Sumrall First Baptist Church History: Text and CD
Sumrall First Baptist Church History: Maps
Sumrall First Baptist Church History: Miscellaneous Records
Sumrall First Baptist Church History: Daniel Sumrall
Sumrall Military Baptist Church History
Chicago Club Route Cards
Ellisville, Mississippi: Coloring Book (1990)
Gulf & Ship Island Railroad Company: Stock Certificate
Hardy, William H.: Genealogical Information
Mississippi Central Railroad: Photograph and Voucher (1911; 1932)
Pamphlet: "Masonite, a Souvenir of the 1934 World's Fair"
Miscellaneous Materials

Box 2

Harrison Experimental Forest History, by Reagan L. Grimsley
"Southern Institute of Forest Genetics: Technical Advisory Visit"
Southern Institute of Forest Genetics: Website, Employees, Brief History
Southern Research Station: Work Unit Description for Southern Institute of Forest
Genetics (ca. 1998)
"A Forestry Revolution: The History of Tree Improvement in the Southern United
States", by Bruce J. Zobel
"A Biased History of the Southern Forest Experimental Station Through Fiscal
Year 1933", by Philip C. Wakeley
"Hurricane Georges Causes Widespread Damage to Experimental Forest", by
Rod Kindlund (Oct. 1998)
"Pathologists and the Harrison Forrest", by Arthur F. Verrall (1998)
A History of Forest Pathology Research in the South and Southeast, by
Arthur F. Verrall (1982)



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