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Collection Title: Press (Betty) Photographs

Accession Number: AM05-41

Dates: 2005

Volume: 3 items

Provenance: Donated by Betty Press

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:

Three compact disks containing images of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. All of the images were photographed by Betty Press:

1. CD with 79 images showing damage from Hurricane Katrina in Hattiesburg. Images include damage to homes, businesses, cars, churches, and power lines; streets blocked by debris; long lines at stores and gas stations; debris removal; Salvation Army volunteers distributing meals; and scenes inside a shelter for hurricane evacuees.

2. CD containing 101 images portraying damage in Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, and at the USM Gulf Coast campus in Long Beach. Included are trailer life, tent schools, damaged homes, damage in downtown areas, and cleanup efforts.

3. CD of 96 images depicting devastation in Biloxi, Long Beach, and possibly other Gulf Coast areas. Includes images of damage to homes, schools and businesses; a relief center; checkpoints with military and police guards; cleanup efforts; and scenes showing Vietnamese citizens coping with the aftermath.



Collection Title: Press (Betty) Photographs

Accession Number: AM06-03

Dates: circa August - September 2005

Volume:41 pagess

Provenance: Donated by Betty Press

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:

Forty-one pages of letters left on a huge tree felled by Hurricane Katrina in Betty Press's yard on August 29, 2005. Mr. and Mrs. Press invited neighbors and passersby to post messages on the tree, and many people took advantage of the offer. Many of the notes are written in ink, which has faded somewhat due to exposure to the sun, but most are still readable.

 


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