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Title of Collection: Van Norman (H. L. "Bud") Papers

Accession Number: AM04-29

Provenance: Van Norman, H. L. "Bud"

Given By: Mr. Ben Willoughby

Volume: 1 bound vol.; ca. 10 unbound items

Dates: ca. 1930s

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: A bound account ledger used to record accounts and receipts of tenants from the farming operation of Hiram Lafayette "Bud" Van Norman, near Liberty , Mississippi in the 1930s. Specific years noted in the ledger are 1934 - 1937. Some entries in the front portion of the volume document only the month and day of the transaction. Typical entries record purchases of food, clothing, and farming supplies, as well as cash advances to the various tenants.

Several loose items found within the ledger (receipts, a newspaper clipping, and a cash register tape) have been removed and placed in separate folders.


Accession Number: AM04-33

Provenance: H. L. "Bud" Van Norman

Given By: Mr. Ben Willoughby

Date of Receipt: June 14, 2004

Volume: .8 cu. ft.

Dates: ca. 1926 - 1964

Form of Material:

Seven ledgers (1926 - 1949); seven folders of loose items found in the ledgers; seven year books (1944 - 1964); and six folders of loose items found in the year books. Six of the ledgers record information regarding tenant farming operations on the H. L. Van Norman property near Liberty, Mississippi. The seventh ledger records the buying, breeding, and maintenance of dogs. The year books primarily provide daily accounts of weather conditions, but also contain documentation of farming activities such as planting, harvesting, and crop maintenance. Loose items from both the ledgers and the year books consist of receipts, invoices, financial documents, correspondence, photographs, and an occasional advertisement.


Accession Number: AM04-49

Inclusive Dates: ca. 1920s; undated

Volume: 4 items

Provenance: Ben Willoughby

Given By: Prints made from original photographs loaned to USM
Archives by Ben Willoughby

Form of Material:

  1. Two 5 x 7 black & white prints of H. L. "Bud" Van Norman standing beside a horse on which Eulie Lee Fargot is sitting. Mr. Fargot is wearing Ku Klux Klan regalia. The horse's name is Nick. (ca. 1920s)
  2. Two 5 x 7 black & white prints of hunting dogs in a field. The two dogs probably belonged to Bud Van Norman (undated)


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