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Collection Title: Howard (Ron and Elizabeth) Family Collection

Accession Number: AM03-54

Dates: ca. 1930s - 1940s

Volume: 2 items

Given By: Mr. Ron Howard

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:

Historical items relating to Hattiesburg and Camp Shelby , Mississippi

  1. A souvenir booklet of twenty colored cards portraying scenes in Hattiesburg , Mississippi and at Camp Shelby , Mississippi during the late 1930s or early 1940s. Included are images of the downtown Post Office, the Masonic Temple , the Public Library, Forrest County Courthouse and others.
  2. An envelope commemorating the dedication of the Hattiesburg Municipal Airport (now the Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport ) on September 23, 1930 . The facility is located approximately five miles southeast of downtown Hattiesburg .

Accession Number: AM05-42

Dates: Between 1898 and 1921

Volume: 3 items

Provenance: Donated by Ron and Elizabeth Howard

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. A circular advertising a lecture by Albert Edward Wiggam titled “Climbing the Family Tree.” Mr. Wiggam was a noted author and lecturer on the subject of heredity. The lecture was to be held in the Red Circle Auditorium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Saturday, February 26 (year not given). According to The History of Forrest County, the Red Circle Auditorium was located on the site now occupied by the Hattiesburg City Hall. The back of the circular features a photographic image of Mr. Wiggam.

2. A two-page typed document explaining the provenance of the above-described circular, and indicating that February 26 fell on a Saturday in 1898, 1910, 1916, and 1921.

3. A 3 ½” diskette containing a copy of the Provenance document.


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