Alphabetical Historical Manuscript Collections
This list includes most all Historical Manuscript Collections (including visual/photographic materials) available for use.
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Adams County Broadside, n.d.
Issued by the Committee of Law and Order, 1 item.
County Police & Miscellaneous
County Records, 1836-1894 (M 85)
Documents relating to activities of the Adams County Board of Police, .25 cu.ft.
Adams (John Q.) Letters, 1862 (M 48)
Union soldier's letters about camp life, 13 items.
(Victoria Gray) Papers, 1938-2006 (M 345)
Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities,
Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers, 1964-1994 (M 322)
Diary, articles, photographs, books concerning her activities as a Freedom School
teacher in Hattiesburg during Freedom Summer 1964, .10 cu.ft., 4 items.
Agnew (Samuel Andrew) Diaries, 1852-1902
Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 vols.
Ainsworth (Garrett Smith) Papers, 1860-1863 (M
Diaries, correspondence, miscellaneous items documenting Smith's service in
Co. A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, .25 cu.ft.
(Wiley) World War I Letters, 1918-1919 (M426)
Copies of letters written soldier in 28th Division, 112th Infantry and photographs
of Company headquarters in France, .25 cu.ft.
Allen (Creighton) Musical Scores, 20th century
Twelve musical scores by composer and concert pianist born in Macon, Mississippi,
American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Regional
Office, Records, 1964-1970 (M 32)
Legal briefs and transcripts of civil liberties cases handled by the Southern
Regional Office of the ACLU, 1 cu.ft.
Anderson (Joseph Reid) Letter, 1872 (M 240)
Letter from Anderson, president of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia
to New York firm of Niel, Davidson & Co., relating to payment of bill,
Armistead (John G.) Collection, 1994-1996
Manuscripts of novels and related papers by this Mississippi author, 1.55 cu.ft.
(Woodrow “Woodie”) Papers, 1931-1999
Materials that document the life and career of radio and television personality,
Woodie Assaf, .9 cu. ft.
(O.V.) Papers, 1921-1938 (M 309)
Letters, photographs, and other materials reflecting his personal life as well
as his association with Mississippi Normal College, 29 items.
Autry (Ewart A.) Typescript, 1964 (M 119)
Typescript of works by this Mississippi author, .50 cu.ft.
Bailey (Nelson H.) Letters, 1862 (M 75)
Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware, 5 items.
Balfour (Jeff) Collection, 1950s-1990s
Photographs, slides, postcards, and memoirs of Mississippi, 1.35 cu.ft.
Barber (Frank D.) Collection, 1952-1962
Scrapbook of his campaign for State Senator, materials concerning USM acquiring
university status, issues of USM humor magazine Southern Exposure, .25
Barrett (S.H.) Letter, 1894
Letter from Meridian, Mississippi, requesting supply of stationery, 1 item.
(Richmond) Collection, 1927-1980 (M 118)
Research collection about the life and works of Mississippi's most famous African
American sculptor, 2.35 cu.ft.
Bass (Freddie Lynn) Collection, 1980 (M 190)
Original drawings and text for booklet Common Herbs in Colonial Gardens,
Bateman (James A.) Papers, 1974-1992
Materials generated by Mississippi-born poet and co-author of Cotton Candy & Turnip
Greens, 3.25 cu.ft.
Batson Family Deeds, 1841-1908 (M 139)
Photocopies of deeds for land now in Stone County, Mississippi, 10 items.
Baylis (John) Homestead Certificate, 1884
Homestead certificate issued to Baylis, 1 item.
Beatty (George) and Heimer (John) Ledger, 1841-1848
Ledger of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania brickmaking firm, 1 vol.
Beauregard (Pierre Gustave Toutant) Papers, 1862-1863
Documents written by and at the command of General Beauregard in Charleston,
South Carolina, 2 items.
Beauvoir: Memorial to the Lost Cause,
Script and tapes of program produced by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College,
Belcher (Granville W. and Mary Caroline) Letters,
1862-1864 (M 42)
Correspondence between Confederate soldier Belcher and his family, .25 cu.ft.
(Ray L.) Papers, 1993-2005
Copies of this Ocean Springs Record columnist's "Sous Les Chenes" and
"Images Under the Oaks" columns, 1.1 cu.ft.
<Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) Papers, 1924-2003 (M365)
Materials pertaining to the life and work of Rabbi David Z. Ben-Ami, who served
at Temple B'Nai Israel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1963 and 1964, .5+ cu.ft.
Bennett (Stewart L.) Civil War Collection,
Research collection about Union solider Charles Dana Miller, including the diary
of Union Captain R.S. Chamberlain.20 cu.ft.
Berry (David C., Jr.) Papers
Correspondence, manuscript materials, rewrites, publications containing, and note cards pertaining to the writings of USM English professor and poet, Dr. David C. Berry, Jr., 13 cubic feet.
Berryman (Joe) Collection, 1945-1980
Musical instruments, record albums, trophies, manuscript and published musical
scores, composing notes of noted Southern bandsman and USM professor, 10 cu.ft.
Bethel Baptist Church Minutes, 1839-1945 (M 342)
Minutes and membership lists of Newton County, Mississippi church, 1 item.
Bethel Methodist Church Classbook and Membership
Rolls, 1855-1875 (M 344)
Classbook and membership lists, 1 item.
(Richard) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964
One DVD copy of Richard Beymer's Freedom Summer documentary film, A Regular
Bouquet. Mr. Beymer was a Freedom Summer volunteer in Mississippi in 1964, and
made the film during his stay in the state, 1 item.
(Theodore G.) Papers, 1910-1947 (M 2)
Correspondence, memoranda, financial records, newspapers, broadsides, photographs,
and scrapbooks of colorful State Senator, Lieutenant Governor, twice Governor,
and U.S. Senator, 690 cu.ft.
(Edna) Papers, 1937-1995 (M 403)
Materials relating to her service as a W.A.S.P. during World War II, 1.2 cu.ft.
Blair (Stephen H. Jr.) Architectural Drawings,
Architectural drawings spanning three decades of the work of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
architect Steve Blair, Jr., circa 50 cu.ft. Requires permission of current owner
of building to view.
Blake (M.) Letter, 1837 (M 148)
Letter from Blake to William Pinckney Montgomery regarding sale of land near
Greenville, Mississippi, 1 item.
Blank (Donald) Documentary Film Collection,
Notes and video tapes of raw footage used in the making of Blank's film Standing
Tall about the working conditions of African Americans in the catfish factories
of the Mississippi Delta and their successful efforts to join a national union,
Blanton (C.H., Jr.) Scrapbooks, 1919-1998
Documenting the life and civic service of long-time Durant, Mississippi mayor,
Blind Roosevelt Graves and Brother, 1929-1936
Compact disk of complete recorded works of Mississippi-born Graves, including
songs recorded 1936 in Hattiesburg said to be the earliest rock and roll recordings,
Blumenthal (Daniel S.) Papers, 1967-1988 (M 388)
Newspapers relating to civil and medical rights by this MCHR and VISTA physician,
head of New Orleans MCHR and VISTA volunteer in Arkansas in 1970s, now Chair,
Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of
Medicine, .80 cu.ft.
Boggs (William Robertson) Letter, 1863 (M 232)
Letter from Brigadier General Boggs in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Commander at
Vicksburg requesting free passage for Catlett family, 1 item.
Bolian (Etta Dunn) Memoirs, 1870-1930 (M 266)
Her life in St. Helena Parish, Louisiana and Magnolia and Bogue Chitto, Mississippi,
Bolton (Charles C.) Research Collection
Research materials accumulated by USM Professor of History for his books on
poor whites in the South, 1.75 cu.ft.
Family Papers, 1890s-1940s (M 140)
Letter, postcards, photographs, other, .25 cu.ft.
Bonhomie & Hattiesburg
Southern Railway Photographs, 1944 (M 347)
B&HS Engine No. 200, 2 items.
Booth (W.T.) Collection, 1840-1913
Booklet entitled "W.T. Booth of Jasper County, Mississippi: His Life and Times,
1840-1913" written by Booth's great grandson Glover Robert and emphasizing
his Civil War experiences, 1 item.
Botnick (A.I. and Fay) Civil Rights Collection,
1819-1993 (M 338)
Newspaper and magazine articles, journals, newspapers, bumper stickers, cartoons,
etc. concerning anti-Semitism and Civil Rights, .75 cu.ft.
Branch (Raylawni) Collection, circa 1960s, 1995
Family photographs and materials documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi,
Brandon (Gerard Chittocque) Letter, 1829 (M 60)
Letter from Mississippi Governor Brandon to Alabama Governor John Murphy regarding
unsettled acounts, 1 item.
Breckinridge (John Cabell) Dispatch, 1862 (M
Dispatch sent to Col. H.P. Brewster in Corinth, Mississippi regarding Union
troop movements shortly before battle at Shiloh, Tennessee, 1 item.
Brent (Charles R.) Photographic Collection,
Photographs of USM Professor Emeritus of Engineering Technology and his students
engaged in various projects, .10 cu.ft.
Brown (J.D.) Records, 1876-1878
Receipts from Mississippi riverboats and grocer, 4 items.
Brown (Kate B.) Papers, 1918-1939 (M 114)
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, travel journal, report, photographs documenting
Brown's work as director of Memorial Fund at Mississippi Normal College, .25
Brown (Katherine) Scrapbook, 1950s-1999 (M 402)
Documenting Brown's career as coordinator of Armed Forces Education 'Bootstrap'
program at USM, 1 vol. and .30 cu.ft.
Brown (Sarah Jane Hickman) Diaries, 1896-1902
Documenting her life and family in Madison County, Mississippi, .25 cu.ft.
Bryant (Levi Judson) Papers
Materials relating to Judson Levi Bryant of Baxterville, Mississippi (Lamar County). A significant portion of the collection concern Mr. Bryant's activities as a cotton farmer, 0.1 cu. ft.
Bullock (Pat H.) World War II Papers, 1942-1946
Papers, records, and memorabilia relating to his service as military scout in
Philippine Islands during World War II, .20 cu.ft.
Bunker Hill Baptist Church Records, 1882-1959
Church rolls, minutes, other records of this Columbia, Mississippi church, 4
Burkett (Fleet C.) Papers, 1912-1980s
Memoir and other items related to his life, including enrollment at Mississippi
Normal College in 1912, 4 items.
Burnet (John) Certificate of Survey, 1788 (M
Certificate of survey and sketch of land in Natchez District, now in Claiborne
County, Mississippi, 1 item.
Burney (Madge) Papers, 1913-1953 (M 4)
Correspondence, speeches, minute books, yearbooks, photographs of Mississippi
woman active in national patriotic organizations, 1.35 cu.ft.
Burns (Zed H.) Collection, 1699-1968 (M 26)
Research notes of historian M. James Stevens about Ship Island, Mississippi,
Burruss (John C.) and Strain (A.G.) Universalist
Documents relating to Universalist Church in Mississippi, 2 items.
Burton (Jackie Yelverton) Papers, 1939-1955 (M
Memorabilia of Demonstration School of Mississippi Southern College, .90 cu.ft.
Burwell (Andrew and Mary E.) Letters, 1864-1865
Correspondence between Union soldier in Virginia and his wife in Wisconsin,
Business and Professional Women’s Club, Gulfport, Mississippi, <1927-1934
Correspondence, newspaper clippings and other materials pertaining to activities of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Gulfport, Mississippi, .25 cu. ft.
Bynum (Victoria E.) Papers, 1992-2000
Research materials used by historian in her book The Free State of Jones,
Byrd (Jesse M.) Collection, 1947, 1951 (M 330)
Letters, campaign material, speeches related to candidacy of Byrd for Governor
of Mississippi, 25 items.
(Erskine) Letters to Jac L. Tharpe, (1980; 1982)
Three letters written by noted author Erskine Caldwell to Dr. Jac Lyndon Tharpe,
former professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, 3 items.
(David A.) Letters, 1862-1863 (M 70)
Letters of Camp to his wife plus history of Lumberton, Mississippi, 8 items.
Camp McCain, Mississippi World War II Slides,
Twenty-two color slides taken by Lt. Omer Austin Heacox while stationed at Camp
McCain (near Grenada, Mississippi during World War II, 22 items.
Camp Shelby History Collection, 1918-1971
Photograph, newspaper clippings, postcards, correspondence relating to history
of Camp Shelby, an armed forces training camp located near Hattiesburg, Mississippi,
Campbell (Will D.) Papers, 1950s-1990s (M 341)
Literary manuscripts and office files of this Mississippi born author and Civil
Rights activist, 20.25 cu.ft.
Cargill-Powers Photograph Collection, 1907-1989
Scrapbook documenting the Cargill-Powers family, 1 vol.
(Eleanor) Valentines Scrapbook, early 19th century (M 420)
Scrapbook sent to Carroll, 1 scrapbook.
Carroll (Joseph Charles) Autograph Book, 1841-1920
Autographs of Civil War generals, U.S. Presidents, Cabinet members, Senators,
Ambassadors. Photocopy available for use. 1 vol.
Carter-Fancher Collection, 1845-1889 (M 305)
Family letters and deeds of land in Noxubee County, Mississippi, 12 items.
Carter (William Hodding) The Angry Scar
Manuscript, 1959 (M 5)
Typescript of book dealing with Reconstruction, .45 cu.ft.
Case (Carroll) Papers, 1998
Copy of his 1998 book The Slaughter about the alleged massacre of African
American soldiers at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi during World War II; and a
document entitled "Hearsay Regarding the Alleged Massacre at Camp Van Dorn" transferred
from the Carroll Case Oral History Interview, Vol. 672; 2 items.
Castleman (Rev. Thomas, II) Papers, 1850s-1860s
Sermons of Episcopalian minister in Louisiana and possibly also in Mississippi,
Catholic Church Indulgence, 1737 (M 198)
To those visiting the paschal church of Saint John the Baptist, 1 item.
Chambers (Henry Tim) Collection, 1935-1987
Journals, typescript and published poems, newspaper articles by Chambers, .50
Chambers (William Pitt) Diary, 1862-1865 (M 214)
Memoir of Chambers' service in 46th Mississippi Infantry, 1 folder.
Charles (Thomas C. and Ellen McRaven) Letters,
1851-1876 (M 120)
Family letters, genealogy, and history of Clinton, Mississippi, .25 cu.ft.
Chatham (W.L.) Letter, 1864 (M 78)
Letter from Confederate soldier guarding Bull's Gap, Jefferson County, Tennesse,
Chevron Oil Company Aerial Photograph Collection,
Aerial photographs of selected portions of selected counties in Mississippi
and other states, 43 cu.ft.
Chilcoat (George W.) Freedom School Research Collection, 1994-1990 (M382)
Scholarly articles about the Freedom Schools co-authored by Dr. Chilcoat, .10
of the American Revolution-John Dodd Society Records, 1943-1962 (M 101)
Minutes, reports, newsletters, scrapbook, .50 cu.ft.
<Church (Austin) Collection on Miss Osceola McCarty, 2005-2006
Two DVD’s, one CD, and other materials related to the creation of a song
about Osceola McCarty called “Miss Ola, The Mississippi Giver”,
(Orazio) Research Collection, circa 1861-1945
Primarily photocopies of documents from the Foreign Ministry Archive in Rome,
Italy, concerning diplomatic relations between Italy, Peru, and the United States,
as well as immigration/emigration, Peruvian political and economic history,
and Italy's military missions and armament sales to Latin American countries.
The entire collection is in Italian.
Circus/Minstrel/Traveling Show Collection, 1894-1953
Posters, route cards and book, annual, magazine, program of several circuses
that performed in Mississippi, 25 items.
Citizens' Council / Civil Rights Collection,
1954-1992 (M 99)
Research collection of historian Dr. Neil McMillen about Citizens' Council,
Ku Klux Klan, N.A.A.C.P. and other groups, 1.35 cu.ft.
Rights in the South Collection (M 406)
Miscellaneous materials pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties
in Missississippi: "Health Care is a Human Right: A Collection of Biographies
of the Medical Committee for Human Rights", 1 item. Issue of Life magazine
containing story about 1958 desegregation of Van Buren, AK high school, .75
Civil War Band Instruments Research Collection,
Photographs of bands, bandsmen, and instruments, with supporting information,
Civil War Centennial Collection, 1960-1965
Newspapers, brochures, calendar of events, newspaper clippings, favors and invitations
to festivities, .50 cu.ft.
War History Collection, circa 1862-1966
An eclectic group of materials pertaining almost exclusively to the American
Civil War, .25 cu. ft.
War Stationery, 1860s
Illustrated songs on note paper, 4 items.
Conservation Corps, District "G" Historical
Printed publications about the C.C.C. District "G", 2 items.
(Gary Mark) Hurricane Katrina Collection, August 2005-March 2006
One print copy and one digital copy of a diary kept by Gary Mark Clark from
August 29, 2005-December 31, 2005, with an epilogue written in March 2006, 2
(Dr. Joseph H.) Papers, 1944-1999 (M428)
Newsletters, photographs, other relating to his service in 107th Engineering
Battalion in the Battle of the Bulge during World War II, .25 cu.ft.
Cleveland (L.R.) Papers, 1950-1960
Research materials, including study of wood-feeding roach Cryptocercus, 4 items.
Cleveland (Robert Hays) Collection, 1980s-1990s
Media guides and programs from college and professional athletics, .50 cu.ft.
Cole (Bonnie L.) Collection (1911, circa 1980, undated)
Materials relating to the family of Ms. Bonnie L. Cole, Brookhaven, Mississippi. 8 items.
Cole (James C.) Letter, 1907 (M 54)
Letter from Cole in New Orleans, Louisiana to Eula Ellis in Florence, Mississippi,
Collins (Henry Clay) Ledgers, 1911-1917
Moselle, Mississippi merchant, 2 vols.
Colmer (William M.) Papers, 1933-1973 (M 24)
Correspondence, legislative files, speeches, newsletters, photographs, motion
picture film, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks and artifacts of U.S. Representative
from Mississippi, 168 cu.ft.
Riflemen, Company "C",
First Regiment, 1900 (M 62)
Letter from members of Company "C" to Anna Banks regarding "Decoration Day" in
honor of Confederate dead, 1 item.
Confederate States of America, Army, Board of
Survey, Ruggles Command, Proceedings, 1864 (M 236)
Regarding the value of Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles' horse, 1 item.
Confederate States of America, Army, Field Report
of the Second Brigade, 1862 (M 234)
List of men present for duty, August 3, 1862 near Comite River northeast of
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1 item.
Confederate States of America, Customs Form,
1861 (M 33)
Merchandise shipped to various towns along the Mississippi Central Railroad,
Confederate States of America, Medical Records,
1861-1865 (M 217)
Two journals and printed booklet relating to Confederate medical activities,
Confederate States of America, Port of Holly
Springs, Miss., 1861 (M 56)
Customs form recording shipment of whiskey to Holly Springs, 1 item.
Connor (Peggy Jean) Papers, 1960s, 1981 (M 379)
Harvard College undergraduate thesis regarding lawsuit Peggy Jean Connor et
al. v. Paul B. Johnson, Jr. for reapportioniment of the Mississippi state
legislature, newspaper clippings, .10 cu.ft.
Cook (Fred) Collection, 1974
Commendation by Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives of USM student
Fred Cook's outstanding accomplishments in intercollegiate athletics, 1 item.
Cook (Joseph Anderson) Family Papers, 1879-1991
Correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and memorabilia related to career
of Cook as educator and first president of Mississippi Normal College, 7.20
Cook (Robert Cecil) Papers, 1912-1979 (M 96)
Correspondence, speeches, articles, reports, minutes, manuscripts, business
records, and photographs documenting Cook's activities as businessman, author,
publisher, and president of Mississippi Southern College, 13 cu.ft.
Cooper (C.W.) Letter, 1887
Letter from physician in Northhampton, Massachusetts regarding a patient, 1
Cooper-Chapman-Thompson Letters, 1853-1893 (M
Letters from military camp sites, family letters, and deeds of land in Newton
County, Mississippi, 11 items.
County Institutes Programme and Syllabus, 1892-1893
Booklets used by teachers attending a County Institute, 2 items.
Cox (Wayne & Minnie)
African American History Collection, 2001
Historical information regarding Wayne Wellington Cox and his wife, Minnie M.
Geddings Cox. Wayne Cox was an educator and businessman in Indianola, Mississippi;
his wife was the first African American Postmistress, appointed 1891, 2 items.
Craven (P.H.) Letters, 1859-1865
Photocopies and transcripts of 18 letters written by a soldier in the 19th Virginia
Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia to his mother, 1 booklet.
Craven (Thomas) Letter, 1940 (M 147)
Letter from Craven in response to query about his book Treasury of Art Masterpieces,
Crawford Company Civil Rights Letter, 1964
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee fund-raising letter to company in
Madison, Wisconsin, 1 item.
Cropwell Baptist Church (Alabama) Records, 1881-1923
Record book and membership list of this church in St. Clair County, Alabama,
Crosby Family Letters and Miscellaneous Ledgers,
Family correspondence, ledger, financial reports of the Native and Ten Mile
lumber companies of Mississippi, .20 cu.ft.
Culpepper (John Wesley) Journal, 1861 (M 264)
Kept by Confederate soldier in Army of Northern Virginia, 3 folders.
(Frederic Price) Scrapbook, 1917-1964 (M 411)
Documenting his World War I experiences and his journalistic career with the
New Orleans Times-Picayune, .25 cu. ft.
Currier (Lura Gibbons) Papers, 1937-1983 (M 267)
Correspondence, articles, reports, speeches, photographs, other documenting
her career as librarian and educator, 5.4 cu.ft.
Cushing (Major Thomas) Letterbook (1799-1800)
Early settler of South Mississippi and Alabama, 1 vol.
Dabney (Thomas Gregory) Collection, 1892-1965
Materials relating to his service in the Confederate Army and his work as chief
engineer of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District, .25 cu.ft.
Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer Collection, 1963-1994 (M 357)
Correspondence, scrapbooks, photo albums, printed materials, political campaign
and organizations' buttons, poster, and video tapes of this Freedom Summer volunteer
in Holly Springs, 1.10 cu.ft.
Dahmer (Vernon F.) Collection, 1966-1986 (M 250)
Newspaper clippings and programs about the life and assassination of prominent
Hattiesburg, Mississippi African American businessman and Civil Rights leader,
photographs of the 1998 trial of Sam Bowers for the murder of Vernon Dahmer,
Daniel (Robert K.) Music Collection, 1906-1930
Various types of sheet music, 7 cu.ft.
Daughters of the American Revolution-John Rolfe
Chapter Records, 1936-1996 (M 102)
Minutes, reports, yearbooks, scrapbooks, other of Hattiesburg, Mississippi chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution-Twentieth
Star Chapter Scrapbooks, 1967-1993
Official scrapbooks, 3 cu.ft.
Davies (Jon G.) Freedom Summer Collection,
Letters written by a Civil Rights volunteer in Holly Springs, Mississippi from
Sept. 1964 to Mar. 1965, 9 items.
Davis (Captain William Van) Diary, 1864-1909
Civil War diary of soldier in Company "D" of the 13th Mississippi Infantry,
<Davis (Charles) Papers, 1970s-1980s (M377)
Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg, 2.60 cu.ft.
(Martha) Freedom Summer Memoir (M 412)
Three-page memoir recounting Martha Davis's involvement with the Medical Committee
for Human Rights (MCHR) and her participation in Mississippi Freedom Summer
in 1964 in Clarksdale, .25 cu. ft.
Davis (Jefferson) Letters, 1853-1880 (M 43)
Letters written by Davis in response to inquiries, 2 items.
Davis (Reuben) Speech, 1859 (M 222)
Speech given by U.S. House of Representatives by Congressman Davis, 1 item.
Dawes (Rufus R.) Letters, 1893 (M 30)
Letters from Union Brigadier General Dawes concerning the Battle of Gettysburg,
Dearman Collection of Hattiesburg History,
Memories of life in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, .10 cu.ft.
Demonstration School, circa 1948-1960s
Photographs, a football jacket, newspaper clippings, postcards, etc.
from the Demonstration High School on the USM Hattiesburg campus in the late 1940s, .5 cu. ft.
Dickson (Hugh Carroll) Civil War Letters, 1861-1864
Photocopies and transcripts of 8 letters written by a soldier in Company "C" of
the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, 1 folder.
Disney (Cathron) Letter, 1826
Letter to Registrar of Wills in Norwich, England, requesting Buxton family wills,
D'Olive (Anne Louise) Papers, 1930-1980 (M 269)
Personal papers, sketchbooks, clippings of USM art instructor, 2.8 cu.ft.
Duke (William) Speech, 1892
His valedictory high school address at Lake Como, Mississippi, 1 item.
Dukes (James K.) Papers, 1966
Items used by former Forrest County Prosecutor in USM University Forum presentation
on prosecution of Mississippi civil rights murders, 4 items.
(William F.) F.B.I. Scrapbook, 1964-1967 (M 404)
F.B.I. agent assigned to Civil Rights cases in Mississippi, circa
.1 cu. ft.
Duncan (John) Letter, 1863 (M 151)
Letter to Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles concerning safe passage
of two women, 1 item.
East (P.D.) Collection, 1957-1971 (M 324)
Issues of East's The Petal Paper, speech, and letters, .25 cu.ft.
Sixth Street U.S.O. Club Souvenir Booklet, circa 1945 (M432)
Booklet commemorating third anniversary of this African American club in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, 1 item.
(John T.) Speech, "Mississippi Hot-Tamales:
A Culinary Conundrum", 2000
Speech by Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the Center for the Study
of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, 1 item.
Education in Mississippi Collection, 1848-1944
Catalogs, annual reports, laws, commencement invitations and programs from various
Mississippi institutions, 32 items.
Edwards (James M.) Collection
Photographs, certificates, and plaques awarded to Civil War collector, 11.8
Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection,
1964-1965 (M 323)
Correspondence and materials collected by these Freedom School teachers in Hattiesburg
during Freedom Summer 1964, 2.65 cu.ft.
Ellzey (Wesley James) Papers, 1864-1887
Documents and a ledger pertaining to Wesley James Ellzey, a school teacher in Pike County, Mississippi, 6 items.
Estes (Thomas G.) Papers, 1976-1990
Materials from Hattiesburg, Mississippi City Planning Commission, Rotary Club,
other, .25 cu.ft.
Everett (Asha Burgess) Collection, 1913-1916
Scrapbook and class notebooks from former student of Mississippi Normal College (now USM), 4 items.
Ewing (Hugh Boyle) Letter, 1863 (M 105)
Letter to his wife from Union Brigadier General Boyle in camp near Jackson,
Mississippi, 1 item.
Fairley (J.C.) Civil Rights Collection, 1960-1990
NAACP correspondence and materials documenting the contributions of this Hattiesburg
Civil Rights leader, .50 cu.ft.
Falk (Leslie A.) African American History Research
Materials regarding the Underground Railroad and other aspects of African American
history collected by Dr. Falk, the first Medical Committee for Human Rights
Field Secretary in Mississippi, 1.75 cu.ft.
Farm book from an English estate, 1806-1834 (M
Records of estate in Northumberland County, England, 1 vol.
Farmer (Francis) Photographs, 1975-1997
Prints and negatives generated by Hattiesburg studio photographer, 47 cu.ft.
Faulconer (James G.) Freedom Summer Report,
1964 (M 385)
Report of his Freedom Summer activities in Canton, Mississippi, 1 item.
(Louis Edward "L.E.")
Papers, 1902-1963 (M 22)
Correspondence, reports, financial records, speeches, articles, pamphlets documenting
his career as employee and chairman of the board of the Mississippi Central
Railroad, 20.25 cu.ft.
Faulkner (Leesha) Civil Rights Collection, 1932-1995 (M398)
An engaging group of materials that give an in depth look into the Civil Rights Movement and primarily the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 5.2 cu. ft.
F.B.I. File: MIBURN (Mississippi Burning) (Cook Library, microfilm E185.93
.M6 F34 1990)
F.B.I. file on the investigation of the murders of Michael Schwerner, James
Chaney, and Andrew Goodman in Neshoba County, Mississippi, June 21, 1964, 1
reel with guide.
F.B.I. File: the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (Cook Library, microfilm
E185.61 .F35 1991)
F.B.I. file on SNCC, the national civil rights organization most active in Mississippi
during the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties, 2 reels with guide.
Files: Grenada, Mississippi Public School Riots, 1966-1967 (M 414)
F.B.I. files on riots over school integration, 2.25 cu.ft.
Featherston (Winfield Scott) Letter, 1850 (M
Letter from Mississippi Congressman regarding appointment of a cadet, 1 item.
Felder (Virginia Isabelle) Papers, 1931-1983
Materials from career of USM professor of mathematics, .45 cu.ft.
Ferguson (Samuel W.) Letter, 1893
Letter requesting autograph of Confederate General Ferguson, 1 item.
Fike (Claude E.) World War II Diary, 1941-1993
Diary, ship's log, memoirs, correspondence, memorabilia concerning his service
in the U.S. Navy with the Seventh Fleet near New Guinea, .9 cu.ft.
Fike (Didamie Emaline Hicks) Diary, 1843-1845
Documenting rural life in Spartenburg County, South Carolina, 1 folder.
First Baptist Church Collection, 1991-2001
Bulletins, Sunday School planners, brochures, flyers of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi
church, 1.45 cu.ft.
Fish (A.G.) Collection, 1959
Research collection of USM professor of marine biology, .50 cu.ft.
<Fleming (Dale Sallis) Papers, circa 1936 - 1995
Materials pertaining to the writings of Dale Fleming, who with his wife Pearl,
wrote a column for the Clarion-Ledger/Jackson Daily News titled "This Week." The
column presented a weekly memoir of events that occurred in Mississippi during
the Civil War.
Flinn-Pegram Family Collection, 1860s-1890
Receipts, letters, deeds, correspondence, 1 folder.
Foote (Henry Stuart) Letter and Autograph, 1853
U.S. Senator and Governor of Mississippi regarding his efforts to reconcile
Lynn Boyd and Henry Clay, 2 items.
Foote (Shelby) Proof of Red River to Appomattox,
1974 (M 115)
First proof of the first volume of his The Civil War: A Narrative, .40
Force (Caroline) WWII Collection, 1943-1965
Letters from her son in the South Pacific, 8 items.
Forrest County Cemetery Book Typescript, 1983-1984
Manuscript and typescript of cemetery markers, 3.5. cu.ft.
Forrest County, Mississippi, Criminal Record
Book, 1912-1939 (M 205)
Record book listing names of persons charged with minor offenses to murder,
Forrest Motor Company Records, 1944-1954
Minutes of meetings of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi business, 1 vol.
Foster (Mildred Seymour) Papers, 1915-1993 (M
Notes, news clippings photographs, scrapbooks, publications, other documenting
the life of this Biloxi, Mississippi school teacher, .45 cu.ft.
Fourchy (Alexander) and Nixon (John) Papers,
1837 (M 9)
English and French texts of documents relating to the purchase of the site of
old Fort Biloxi, Mississippi, 18 items.
Fritchman Family Papers, 1800s-1920s
Letters, legal and financial documents, and other materials of this Pennsylvania
family, .25 cu.ft.
Fritzsche (Bertha M.) Collection, 1929-1990 (M
News clippings, photographs, certificates, diplomas, history of USM's Department
of Home Economics under Dean Fritzche, .25 cu.ft.
Frobenius (Courtney L.) Vietnam Research Collection,
Materials pertaining to the Vietnam War and the Republic of Vietnam, including
his military service from 1968 to 1970. 1.40 cu.ft.
Funchess (Glenda) Civil Rights Collection, 1964,
1994 (M 325)
Materials related to Freedom Summer 1964, .25 cu.ft.
<Gammon (Guy L.) WWII Collection,
Documents, memoirs, and photographs relating to the Army Air Corps Crash Boat
Base in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, where Sgt. Guy L. Gammon was stationed during
World War II. The collection includes 43 photographs of the base and its vessels,
.25 cu. ft.
(Edythe Evelyn) Papers, 1959-1983
Forty-two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and other materials that document
Edythe Evelyn Gandy's public service career in Mississippi State Government
from 1959 - 1983.
Garner (George G) / Ruggles (Daniel) Message,
1862 (M 61)
From Assistant Adjutant-General Garner of General Bragg's Second Corps in Jackson
to Brigadier Genral Daniel Ruggles at Corinth, Mississippi, 1 item.
Gary (Martin Witherspoon) Papers, 1864 (M 238)
Letters from Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Secretary of War Seddon
recommending Gary's appointment as Brigadier General, 2 items.
Gaston (Paul L.) Insurance Agency Journal (M
Records of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi business, .65 cu.ft.
Gathering at the River: South Mississippi's
Methodist Camp Meetings, 1990
Video tapes and edit sheets of documentary video produced by Mississippi Gulf
Coast Community College, 2 cu.ft.
(William) World War II Okinawa Photographs, 1943-1946 (M421)
Taken by Gaudet while stationed on Okinawa during World War II, .5 cu.ft.
Gauget (J. Elie) Map, 1872
Unidentified map of Colombia, 1 item.
Gautier (James D.) Letter, 1945 (M 311)
Letter to Gautier from U.S. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo, 1 item.
Gayarre (Judge Charles) Letter, 1850-1860s
Letter from Gayarre to John Perkins of Madison, Mississippi regarding cession
of Louisiana to U.S., 1 item.
George (J.B.) Papers, 1918-1943 (M 310)
Correspondence, certificates, other of USM President, .25 cu.ft.
George (John) Funeral Announcement, 1880
Concerning George's son Sherman in Grenada, Mississippi, 1 item.
Gholson (Samuel Jackson) Letter, 1863 (M 176)
Letter from Gholson to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles recommending candidate
for command of troops in First Military District, 1 item.
Glass (Jinny) Mississippi Freedom Summer Diary,
1964-1996 (M 257)
Diary of Freedom Summer 1964 volunteer in Palmer's Crossing Community Center
and 1996 article on Freedom Summer, 2 items.
Godman (Harry R.) Letters, 1863-1873 (M 112)
Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction,
(Dr. John E.) Papers, 1963-1996
Files generated by USM professor of history, 6 cu.ft.
Gonzales (Louisiana) Baptist Church Records,
1934-1943 (M 21)
Church roll, minutes, reports, budgets, correspondence, .20 cu.ft.
Gooding (Bonnie Carter) Collection, circa 1950s-1960s
Materials documenting the Lamar Elementary School, of which Mrs. Gooding was
principal, and other Hattiesburg public schools, 37 items.
Goodman (Jill Wakeman) Civil Rights Collection,
1964-1966 (M 328)
Materials relating to her activities with the Delta Ministry in Mississippi,
Goodyear Yellow Pine Company Photographs, 1918-1920
Taken by New Orleans photographer John N. Teunisson, 45 items.
Gordon (Albert F.) Freedom Rider Collection,
1961-2000 (M 337)
Lists of Freedom Riders, arrest records, investigative reports, correspondence,
newspaper clippings, etc., .25 cu.ft.
Gore Civil War History Collection, 1861-1890's
History of Confederate Company "D", 15th Mississippi Infantry. .25 cu.ft.
Gower (Albert) Music Scores, 1969-1973
Original music composed by Gower for Mississippi's Junior Miss and Miss Mississippi
pageants, plus his "Symphony No. 1", 3 items.
(John T.) Papers, circa 1952-1973 (M 440)
A collection of materials from the estate of Dr. John Grantham, a chiropractor
who practiced in Yazoo City, Mississippi from the 1930s - 1950s. Most items
in the collection pertain to racial issues and the Methodist Church, .25 cu.
(Linda B.) Collection, 1950s-1990s
Scrapbook, newspaper clippings, and programs documenting the history of USM
and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 35 items.
Gray (W.G. 'Bud') Papers, 1962-1998 (M 387)
Civil rights related materials of Gray, Mississippi Highway Patrol officer and
Sheriff of Forrest County, .10 cu.ft.
Great Britain, Parliament, English Parliamentary
Acts, 1653 (M 165)
Printed Acts of Parliament, 2 items.
Greene County, Mississippi Historical Collection
Calendar and photographic images portraying historic scenes in Greene County, Mississippi, between approximately 1899 and 1945, 8 items.
Greer (Alexander and Joseph Thomas) Papers, 1862-1877
Service records and family documents of two Union soldiers from Pennsylvania,
Gregg (Maxcy) Requisition, 1861 (M 233)
Requisition for ammunition sent by Col. Gregg of South Carolina Volunteers,
Grimke (Thomas S.) Address, 1831 (M 226)
Address at religious meeting by South Carolina State Senator Grimke, 1 item.
(Reagan L.) Research Collection, circa 1918-1944
An assortment of materials relating to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, during World
War I and II, .3 cu.ft.
(Ira) and Beech (Bob) Civil Rights Collection, 1960s
Ku Klux Klan sign from property of slain Civil Rights leader Vernon Dahmer and
tampered envelopes, 3 items.
Guildford/Richmond, England Map, 1945
Topographic map of Guildford/Richmond, England, 1 item.
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Minute Book, 1887-1907
Secretary's record book of Board of Directors minutes, 1 vol.
Gulf Hills, Mississippi, Photograph Album, circa 1926
An album of photographs taken by Alfred A. Heldt, who was employed by Branigar Brothers of Chicago during the development of their Gulf Hills community in Jackson County, Mississippi, in the mid 1920s, 1 vol.
Gulf War Collection, 1990
Newspaper articles about Texas oil worker held hostage by Iraq, including his
diary, 1 item
Gutsch (Dr. Kenneth U.) Collection, 1964-1991
Typescripts and galley proofs of books written by USM professor of counseling
psychology, .60 cu.ft.
Hamer (Fannie Lou) Papers, 1966-1978 (Cook Library, microfilm E185.97 .H35
Microfilm copy of the papers of prominent Mississippi black Civil Rights leader,
originals in the Amistad Research Center, 17 reels with guide.
Hamilton (Jones S.) Pamphlet, 1887-1888 (M 306)
Pamphlet printed by Jones regarding communication from friends during his trial
for murder resulting from a duel, 1 folder
Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection,
1963-2000 (M 376)
Original and printed materials accumulated by the state director of the White
Folks Project, a part of Freedom Summer 1964; includes tape of recent interview
with sister of WFP volunteer Sam Shirah, .25 cu.ft.
Hammond (Kelly James) Papers, 1956-1962 (M 185)
Documenting the career of Mississippi State Representative and Senator Hammond,
(Waverly D.) Papers (M429)
Correspondence, land-related documents, photographs and other materials relating to the life of World War II veteran, Waverly Dunlap Hanley, 1.35 cu. ft.
Hardy (Robert B.) Papers, 1929-1995 (M 17)
Correspondence, reports, photographs, news clippings concerning U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel and Mississippi State Senator Hardy, 9.75 cu.ft.
Hardy (William H. and Hattie L.) Papers, 1873-1929
Family correspondence, scrapbook, other of Mississippi railroad entrepreneur,
politician, judge, and founder of Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Gulfport, Mississippi,
Hardy (William H. and Sallie J.) Papers, 1860-1999 (M 380)
Letters written during the Civil War from Hardy to his first wife Sallie Ann
Johnson Hardy, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other family materials,
Harmon (Duncan Sibley) Record Books, 1893-1903
Personal financial records, 4 items.
Harper (William E.) Muster Out Record, 1898 (M
Spanish-American War muster out record of Mississippian Harper, 1 item.
Harrington (Charles) Railroad Collection, 1906-1987
DVD, photographs, ephemera, etc.,
related to Mississippi Central Railroad Company and the Bonhomie and Hattiesburg Southern Railroad., 25 items.
Harris (Anthony J.) Civil Rights Memoir, 1998 (M 369)
Memoir of his arrest as a child for picketing the Forrest County Courthouse
during the Civil Rights Movement, 1 item.
Harris (Merry B.) Papers, 1860-1862 (M 210)
Letters, other by Mississippi attorney and officer of the Confederate Pettus
Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry, 7 items.
Harrison (George Paul) Letter, 1897 (M 241)
Letter from U.S. Congressman Harrison to ex-Confederate Brigadier General James
H. Lane, 1 item.
Harwell (J.D.) Letters, 1923 (M 71)
Letters from Harwell regarding his Civil War experiences in the 20th Alabama
Infantry, 3 items.
Hatcher (William H.) Memories of World War
Paratrooper in the European Theater and member of General Eisenhower's Honor
Guard, 1 item.
Hattiesburg American Photograph Collection,
Photographs from a Hattiesburg newspaper, 4.50 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Area Architectural Drawings,
Blueprints, architectural drawings, and building specifications, 24 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Area Chamber of Commerce Records,
1906-1982 (M 216)
Minutes, membership records, financial, and division activity records, 5.5 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce Collection,
Minutes, correspondence, annual reports, brochures, newspaper clippings, etc.,
Civic Light Opera Collection, 1970s-2001 (M 415)
Playbills, news clippings, flyers, scrapbooks, other, 3.3 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Civil Rights Film, 1964
8mm home video containing footage of civil rights activities in downtown Hattiesburg, MS, 1 reel.
Hattiesburg Country Club Collection, 1959-2000
Booklet of by-laws, rules, and lists of members, presidents, and sports champions,
Hattiesburg Department of Urban Development
/ Historic Preservation Planner, 1991
Survey of historic and architecturally significant structures in three neighborhoods:
North Main Street, Newman/Buschman Streets, and Mobile Street, .25 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Group of the Sierra Club Records,
Organizational records and membership information, 2 cu.ft.
Historical Collection, 2006-2007
One eight-ounce Coca-Cola bottle created in commemoration of the 100th
anniversary of the Hattiesburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company, 1 item.
Historical Photographs, 1890s-1936 (M246)
Photographs reproduced in Dr. Kenneth G. McCarty's book Hattiesburg: A Pictorial
History, 1.65 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Knights of Pythias Minute Book, 1900-1913
Minutes, 1 vol.
Hattiesburg Lions Club Records, 1928-1993 (M
Organizational records, .80 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Little Theatre Collection, 1975-1977
Playbills, financial statements, membership roster, correspondence, 29 items.
Hattiesburg Municipal Records, 1893-1980 (M 208)
Municipal records of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 84.7 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Public School Records, circa 1903-1929
Ledgers from about 1903 through the 1920s containing the records of public schools in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 22 items.
Hattiesburg Review Club Records, 1914-1993
Organizational records, 1.90 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg Social and Service Club Yearbooks,
Yearbooks and membership books for several Hattiesburg, Mississippi area social
and service clubs, .20 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg U.S.O. Club Records, 1942-1946 (M
Monthly program reports, .20 cu.ft.
Hattiesburg YWCA Records, 1924-1984 (M 274)
Organizational records, .90 cu.ft.
Hawthorne (Gracie) Civil Rights Collection,
Copy of Ms. Hawthorne's State Sovereignty Commission file, documenting her work
as a Civil Rights activist when she was a teenager in Mississippi. 1 folder.
Haynes (Melinda) Papers, 1999
Manuscript of her first novel Mother of Pearl, .25 cu.ft.
<Hazelton (Margaret) Freedom Summer Collection
Photographs taken during Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964), 54 photographs.
Heartman (Charles F.) Papers, 1893-1963 (M 94)
Book catalogs, printed articles, pamphlets, business records, photographs of
an important American bookseller and antiquarian, 15 cu.ft.
Heidelberg (Jane) Collection, c.1971-c. 1981
Unbound leaves with recipes, newspaper clippings, correspondence, 1 bound vol. Recipes to Remember: A Collection of Recipes from Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Hattiesburg, MS: Cookbook Publishers, Inc. for Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004. [volume will be added to Mississippiana Collection.
<Helfrich (Robert B.) Papers,
circa 1966-2001 (M 410)
Primarily materials relating to the 1998 trial of former Ku Klux Klan wizard
Sam Bowers and the 1999 trial of Charles Noble for the murder of civil rights
activist Vernon F. Dahmer, Sr. in 1966. Included are copies of F.B.I Files of
the 1966 investigation, trial notebooks, background information on various Klan
members, subject files, trial exhibits, newspaper clippings and other materials.
circa 22 cu.ft.
Letters written by members of the Henry, Rowell, and Waldrup families of Jasper County, Mississippi, during the first two decades of the twentieth century, 0.9 cu. ft.
Family Collection, 1949-1960
USM materials and state teaching certificates, .30 cu.ft.
Powder Company Oral Histories, 2004
A booklet titled, "Remembering Hercules: Oral Histories of Life with Hercules
Powder Company (Hercules Hattiesburg Plant) in the Mobile- Bouie Street Neighborhood
of Hattiesburg, Mississippi" that contains
typescripts of six interviews with residents of the Mobile-Bouie Street neighborhood
regarding their experiences of living near the Hercules Powder Company plant,
Hickman (Alma) Papers, 1910-1971 (M 98)
Drafts of this early USM professor's memoir Southern As I Saw It, scrapbook,
photographs of her life, .80 cu.ft.
Hiddle (David "Pears" Smith) Manuscripts, circa 1860s
Collection includes a photocopy and a transcript of two manuscripts entitled, "Travels in America" written by David "Pears" Smith Hiddle. There is a short history of Mr. Hiddle and his manuscript with the transcription, 2 items.
(May) Papers, 1903-1908 (M 117)
Letters, teaching certificate, other, .25 cu.ft.
Higginbotham (Prieur Jay) Papers, 1958-1999 (M
Biographical sketch, personal and professional correspondence, manuscript of
his book The Pascagoula Indians, other research material of this author
and archivist of the Archives of the City of Mobile, .40 cu.ft.
<Hilbun (Dr. B.B.) Collection
Items relating to Dr. B.B. "Bennie" Hilbun, a native of Soso, Mississippi,
and a 1920 graduate of Mississippi Normal College (now USM).
Hill (Chester W.) World War II Memoirs, 1939-1946
Typescripts of his memoirs of service in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, 1 folder.
Hinckley Sisters' Cash Book, 1875-1880, 1911-1914
Business records of Hinckley Mercantile Company in Hinckley, New York, .25 cu.ft.
(Margaret Thatch) Collection, 1927-1971 (M 419)
Photographs, brochures, news clippings, and mementos pertaining to the State
Teachers College Band's participation in the "Know Mississippi Better" tours
of the U.S. by train, .70 cu.ft.
(Rev. Graham) Papers, circa1920; 1952-2003 (M88)
Manuscripts of Rev. Graham's books and other materials pertaining to his career
as an author and minister, 4.95 cu.ft.
Hoffman (Dr. Gilbert) Papers, 1870-1992 (M 272)
Research collection for his book Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf, a
history of sawmill operations and logging railroads in southwest Mississippi,
Hoffman (Marie L.) Papers, 1933-1942 (M 287)
Case files, correspondence, reports, other relating to her work with the Emergency
Relief Administration, Works Project Administration in Mississippi, .45 cu.ft.
Hollandsworth (James G.) Civil War Collection,
Typescript of article "What a Hell of a Place to Send 2000 Men 3000 Miles: Union
Soldiers on Ship Island During the Civil War" and edited manuscript, etc. of
the book The Louisiana Native Guards by USM Associate Provost and historian,
Hollensed (Edna L.) Papers, 1940s-1960s
Miscellaneous personal papers of a Hattiesburg resident, .50 cu.ft.
Hollensed (John Wesley) Letters, 1860-1864 (M
Correspondence between Confederate soldier in Company "C" of the 21st Mississippi
Infantry and his family, .25 cu.ft.
(David) Collection, 1943-2005
An assortment of items relating to Mississippi’s first governor, David
Holmes (1817-1820), 10 items.
(David) Letter, 1822 (M 46)
Letter from U.S. Senator Holmes to Secretary of the Navy regarding the appointment
of a midshipman, 1 item.
Holmes Family Land Deeds, 1869-1926
Land deeds of the Holmes family, Scott County, Mississippi, 1 folder.
Holt (Dr. Joseph) Yellow Fever Address, 1905
Address "The Treatment of Yellow Fever" given by Dr. Holt, President of Louisiana
Board of Health, to the Physicians of New Orleans, 1 item.
Homochitto Lumber Company Photograph
An 8.5" x 13.5" black and white aerial photograph of the Homochitto Lumber Company in Bude, Mississippi (Franklin County), 1 item.
Horn Family Land Documents, 1895-1936
Land deeds and related documents pertaining to land in Jasper County, Mississippi,
Howard (Ron and Elizabeth) Family Collection, circa 1930s - 1940s
Historical items relating to Hattiesburg and Camp Shelby , Mississippi, including a souvenir booklet of twenty colored scenic cards, and envelope commemorating the dedication of the Hattiesburg Municipal Airport (now the Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport ) on September 23, 1930.
F.) Letter, 1882 (M 150)
Letter from Howe in response to request of Harper's Weekly for sketches
of the War of 1812, 1 item.
<Howe (Tony) Railroad Map Collection
The bulk of the collection consists of thirty-eight logging railroad maps drawn
by Mr. Tony Howe. The maps portray railroad operations, timber holdings and
other aspects of lumber companies that proliferated in South Mississippi during
the latter years of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.
Howey and McNair Genealogical Records, 1700s-1800s
Genealogical materials, 1 folder.
Hubbard (Bob) Hurricane Camille Photographs,
1969 (M 259)
Color photographs taken of sites on the Mississippi Gulf Coast before and after
Hurricane Camille, 26 items.
Hughes Family Photograph Albums, 1900-1957
Two photograph albums containing images of Mrs. F.A. Hughes and her family taken
in various locations in Mississipp, 2 vols.
Hurricane Camille Photograph Collection, 1969
Photographer Fred Hutchings' photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Camille
on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 120 items.
Katrina Research Collection, 2005
Images, articles and a book pertaining to the destruction of the Mississippi
Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina, 13 items.
of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Collection, 1715-1985 (M 282)
Research collection of historian Charles Sullivan for his book Hurricanes
of the Gulf Coast, 3 cu.ft.
Primitive Baptist Church (Petal, Mississippi) Minutes, circa 1888-2000
Minute books for Ideal Baptist Church in Petal, Mississippi, which began as
Oak Grove Primitive Baptist Church sometime prior to1890. Minutes from two branches
of Ideal Primitive Church in Perry County, Mississippi: Sapp Hill Church (1918-1936)
and Runnelstown Primitive Baptist Church (1936-1975) are also included, 8 volumes.
Claims in Mississippi, 1836 (M 225)
Petition of 91 Mississippi residents to the U.S. House of Representatives that
a tribunal investigate land claims in the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit area, 1 item.
Ingram (Carroll) Papers, circa 1971-1984
Correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, publications, and a scrapbook relating to Mr. Carroll Ingram's tenure as a member of the Mississippi Senate, 30th District, Post 2 (Forrest, Lamar and Stone Counties) from 1972 - 1980, circa .7 cu. ft.
Ingram-Day Lumber Company Photographs, 1906-1925
Photographs of pine and oak forests owned by this Lyman, Mississippi lumber
company, 29 items.
(Guy) Letter, 1922 (M 53)
Letter from Jack regarding his 1919 book about Kemper County, Mississippi, Iconoclast,
Jackson (Alexander Melvorne) Papers, 1846-1892
Correspondence and records relating to the Jackson family, Mississippi politics,
the Mexican War, the New Mexico Territory, the Arizona campaign with the Sibley
Brigade during the Civil War, and Texas politics preserved by Jackson, secretary
of the New Mexico Territory, Adjutant General of the Sibley Brigade, and court
reporter of the Texas Court of Appeals, 1.10 cu.ft.
Jackson Freedom House Civil Rights Photograph,
Photograph of Tom Wahman, assistant director of Mississippi Freedom Schools,
and SNCC field secretary Ralph Featherstone, 1 item.
Jefferson Davis Soldiers' Home Records, 1920-1954
Payroll and budget records, board of directors minutes, correspondence, inmate
files of the Confederate Soldiers' Home located at Jefferson Davis' home 'Beauvoir'
in Biloxi, Mississippi, 2.7 cu.ft.
(Isaac) Affidavit of Slave Ownership, 1801 (M431)
Affidavit of Isaac Johnson of Adams County, Mississippi, attesting to ownership
of a female slave, 1 item.
Johnson (Paul B.) Family Papers, 1917-1970 (M
Correspondence, photographs, news clippings, office files including Mississippi
State Sovereignty Commission files, family papers, campaign materials, memorabilia
of Mississippi Governors Paul B. Johnson, Sr. and Paul B. Johnson, Jr. and family
members, 86 cu.ft.
Johnston (Albert Sidney) Letter, 1849 (M 221)
Letter from Johnston to General R. Jones regarding Johnston's appointment as
paymaster in U.S. Army, 1 item.
Johnston (Erle E., Jr.) Papers, 1922-1999 (M
Materials documenting the personal and professional life this Mississippi newspaper
publisher and director of the State Sovereignty Commission, 15.3 cu.ft.
Johnston (Erle) Oral History Appendix, 1964-1966
Typescript summary of the activities of the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission
by one of the Commission's last directors, 1 folder.
Jolly (James L. and Van Buren) Letters, 1861,
Correspondence of family originally from Covington County, Mississippi, 3 items.
Jones (Boaz) Oral History, 1992 (M 312)
Tape and transcript of his memories of life in southwest Mississippi, 2 items.
Jones (James) Deed, 1838
Deed of land in Lowndes County, Mississippi, 1 item.
Jung (Charles F.) Collection, 1906-1910
Business records of a New Orleans livery stable, .20 cu.ft.
Tau Scrapbook, 1948-1950s (M430)
Girls' social club in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, .33 cu.ft.
<Katagiri (Yasuhiro) Dissertation, 1997
Copy of his dissertation on the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 1 item.
<Kates (Jim) Papers, 1964-1965; 2001 (M390)
Primarily materials pertaining to the book, Letters From Mississippi,
which was first published in 1965, and republished in 2002. Included in this
collection are copies of a number of letters that appear in the book, release
forms signed by the authors of the letters, materials regarding the Student
Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic
Party (MFDP), and an assortment of items that relate to Freedom Summer and civil
rights in general.
Kennedy Assassination Associated Press Wire
AP bulletins covering the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, 4 items.
Kennedy (Robert F.) Civil Rights Letter, 1961
Letter to U.S. Attorney General Kennedy critical of Civil Rights activists and
the federal government, 1 item.
Kershaw (Rev. Alvin L.) Papers, 1955-1956 (M 354)
Correspondence and newspaper articles regarding the controversy that erupted
over Rev. Alvin L. Kershaw's scheduled appearance during the University of Mississippi's
(Ole Miss) Religious Emphasis Week in February 1956.
Kershner (Charles) Papers, 2007
A seven-page speech by Charles “Chuck” Kershner, editor of The Student Printz in spring 1964. The speech was delivered during the Symposium on Social Justice held at USM’s Thad Cochran Center on November 9, 2007, and it addresses the censorship of the March 20, 1964, issue of the Printz.
<Kerstine Family Business Records, 1927-1969
Business records and photographs of several stores owned by the Kerstine family
in Clarksdale, Mississippi, 8.10 cu.ft.
Key Brothers Endurance Flight Film, 1935
Film of world endurance flight above Meridian, Mississippi, 1 item.
Kimball (Mary B.) World War I Letter
A letter written to Mary B. Kimball by a hospital librarian at Camp Shelby,
Mississippi, 3 pages.
Kingsbery (Robert Wilson) Papers, 1949-1950
USM-related materials of a masters in music student, 1 folder.
Kirkland (J. Brackin) Papers, 1886-1983 (M 15)
Correspondence, speeches, reports, publications, clippings, photographs, genealogical
materials relating to Mississippi-born educator in New York and Alabama and
with the Boys Clubs of America, 27 cu.ft.
Kirkland (L. Clinton) Papers, 1886-1983 (M 244)
Correspondence, autobiography, deeds, estate papers, photographs, family papers
of a Jones County, Mississippi farmer, 1 cu.ft.
Kitson (John) Letters, 1826-1837 (M 153)
Letters to Kitson and others, 4 items.
Kline (Matthew J.) Collection, 1996-1997
Narrative of his trip with his uncle to Vietnam revisiting sites where his uncle
had served during the Vietnam War, 3 items.
<Koenig (Ruth) Papers, 1964 – 1994 (M362)
Materials pertaining to Ruth Koenig's service as a Freedom Summer volunteer
in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in 1964, and her return visit to Holly Springs
in 1966, .4 cu.ft.
<Komisar (Lucy) Civil Rights Collection, 1961-1991 (M 395)
Copies of issues of the civil rights newspaper The Mississippi Free Press
published in Jackson, Mississippi; copy of her Radcliffe College oral history
interview about her civil rights activities and her work in the National Organization
of Women (NOW), .65 cu.ft.
Ku Klux Klan in Jones County" Research Paper, 1976 (M 416)
Written by Eleanor B. Lang for Mississippi History course at USM, .25 cu. ft.
(Frank) "Voices of Freedom Summer" Collection,
Videotape, programs, and posters of his dramatic reading first performed at
USM in September 1999, 4 items.
Kwanguvu (Umoja) Freedom Summer Collection,
1964, 1999 (M366)
Photographs and personal reminiscences of his experiences as a Freedom School
teacher in Hattiesburg during Freedom Summer 1964, 14 items.
Lackey (Richard S.) Collection, 1800-1970
Miscellaneous materials from the Lackey Genealogy Collection, 3 cu.ft.
Ladner (Dorie Ann) Collection, 1998
Newspaper clippings regarding the professional activities of the donor and her
sister Dr. Joyce Ladner, natives of Palmer's Crossing, Mississippi and SNCC
Field Secretaries, 3 items.
<Lake (Ellen) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964 (M 370)
Photocopies of correspondence,
a magazine article, Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) materials, and
other items that document the activities of Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteer,
Ellen Lake, in Gulfport, Mississippi, in 1964.
Landry Architectural Drawings, 1931-1958
Drawings of buildings in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi area designed by the Hattiesburg
firm founded by Juan G. Landry, now Landry and Lewis Architects, P.A., circa 10
Landskov (Norvin L.) Family Papers, 1957-1998
Materials pertaining to the life and career of USM professor of education, 1947-1972,
Lavender Family Papers, 1853-1982
Documents relating to the G.C. Lavender and J.L. Parker families of Tallahatchie
County, Mississippi, .20 cu.ft.
Leaf River Baptist Church (Miss.) Minutes, 1829-1971
Minutes of this Covington County, Mississippi church, .25 cu.ft.
River Masonic Lodge, No. 19 Records, 1858-1907; 1963 (M 407)
Organizational records of lodge located in what is now Forrest County, Mississippi,
.25 cu. ft.
Business ledger containing accounts for the Baltimore, Maryland, northern Virginia,
and southeastern Pennsylvania area and early examples of Pitman Shorthand, 1
Unidentified business ledger, 1 vol.
Lee Guard History, 1920-1921
Printed history of military unit formed in 1885 at Mississippi A&M College,
now Mississippi State University, 1 item.
Lee (Robert E.) General Order No. 14, 1864 (M
Order written by General Lee to General Jubal Anderson Early, 1 item.
Leech (Andrew Candler) World War II Diary, 1943-1945
Diary of his experiences in the European Theater, .25 cu.ft.
Lelyveld (Rabbi Arthur J.) Collection, 1964
News clipping about his assault in Hattiesburg, Mississippi during Freedom Summer,
(Dorothy) Papers, 1856-1968 (M 111)
Genealogical materials about the Lenoir and Foxworth families, .25 cu.ft.
Proclamation, 1860 (M 219)
Virginia Governor Letcher's announcement of appointment of Joseph C. Lawrence
as New York State Commissioner for Virginia, 1 item.
Leverett (Rudy H.) Collection, circa 1934 - 1999
Personal files, photographs, genealogical research, publications, and a variety of other research materials that relate to the life and work of the late Dr. Rudy. H. Leverett.
<Lewis (John South) Civil War Diary
A twenty-four page typescript of a diary kept by Captain John South "Bud" Lewis
during the American Civil War from February 9 - June 8, 1864. Captain Lewis
served with the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Co. K (Wilkinson Rifles). As
the diary begins, the author is apparently returning to the army after a furlough,
but most of the events recorded therein take place in Virginia, and among the
places mentioned are Clark's Mountain, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania
and Cold Harbor. The battles at Spotsylvania (May 1864) and Cold Harbor (June
1864) are covered in some detail.
Lewis (Levi) Letters, 1861-1863 (M 212)
Materials of a Union soldier from Pennsylvania, 50 items.
Liddle (Moses) Letter, n.d.
Letter to Liddle from William Mabnant, addressed to Woodville, Mississippi,
Lindsey Wagon Company Records, 1905-1984
Ledgers, journals, office files of the largest manufacturing company in early
20th century Mississippi, 8 cu.ft.
Little (Pvt. James H.) World War I Memory Book,
Scrapbook containing military documents, newsletters, photographs, and narrative
about his service in France in the 147th Aero Pursuit Squadron of the U.S. Army
Air Service, 1 vol.
Little (Thomas) Journal, 1895-1907
Farm or businesss journal and deeds of trust of a Copiah County, Mississippi
farmer, 4 items.
Locke (Andrew J.) Letter, 1862 (M 57)
Letter from Marshall Locke to Jemmie A. Daesum(?) telling her she is free to
leave Grenada, Mississippi, having been paroled, 1 item.
Long (Dr. James S.) Papers, 1934-1977
Articles, speeches, correpondence, scrapbook of USM professor of chemical engineering,
Loomis (John Mason) Letter, 1863 (M 107)
Letter from Loomis, commanding the 26th Illinois Infantry, reporting activities
and casualaties in Warren and Hinds Counties, Mississippi, 1 item.
Loper (Mrs. O.B.) Papers, 1932-1978
Scrapbooks, ledgers, date books concerning the Hattiesburg YWCA and Mississippi
Garden Center, .65 cu.ft.
(P.A. "Gustus") Correspondence,
1897-1901 (M 304)
Letters addressed to Lotterhos in Clarksville, Tennessee, 11 items.
Lovell (Mansfield) Letters, 1861-1863 (M 58)
Letters to family members from Confederate Major General Lovell, 2 items.
Lowery (Rosewell G.) Typescripts, 1967
Typescripts of compositions by USM Dean of Men, .50 cu.ft.
Lowrey (Mark Perrin) Autobiographical Essay,
1867 (M 49)
Written by Confederate Brigadier General Lowrey, 1 item.
Mack (Will) Hanging Photographs, 1909
Photographs of the public hanging in Brandon, Mississippi, of Will Mack, an
African American man convicted of raping a white girl, 2 items.
Maeterlinck (Maurice) Papers, 1920-1965
Literary manuscripts, correspondence, news clippings, essays, publications of
Belgian-born dramatist, essayist, philosopher, and winner of the 1911 Nobel
Prize for literature, 1 cu.ft.
Mahony (Patrick) Papers, 1960-1975
Correspondence, news clippings, phonograph records, and memorabilia of author,
lecturer, literary critic, and secretary to author Maurice Maeterlinck, 1 cu.ft.
Major-Sowers Saw Mill Photographs, 1923-1929
Photographs of Major-Sowers saw mills at Tallahala and Epley, Mississippi, 26
Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers, 1931-1997
Writings, correspondence, photographs, and condolence letters on the death of
this outspoken proponent of Civil Rights and Rabbi at Temple B'Nai Israel in
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, .70 cu.ft.
Martin (J.M.) Broadside, 1884
Advertisement for settlers in northeastern Mississippi and southwestern Tennessee
area, 1 item.
Martin (Josephine D.) Papers, 1964-1990 (M 375)
Files, research materials, etc. of Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR);
compiler of "Health Care is a Human Right: A Collection of Biographies of the
Medical Committee for Human Rights", 3.50 cu.ft.
A.) Papers (M 313)
Correspondence, reports, files, magazines documenting his career with the Mississippi
Highway Patrol and as an attorney, 21 cu.ft.
Maurer (John B.) Freedom Summer Photographs, 1964 (M 358)
One hundred fifty-three black and white prints taken by Rev. John B. Maurer
during Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964. Rev. Maurer is a Presbyterian minister
who served as a Freedom Summer volunteer in Panola County, Mississippi. The
photographs were taken in Batesville and Crenshaw (in Panola County), Holly
Springs (Marshall County) and Ruleville (Sunflower County). Subjects of the
photos include volunteers, local residents, buildings, and street scenes. Most
of the images are identified.
<McAdory (Jeff) Collection, 1979-1988
Primarily photographs taken by Jeff McAdory while employed at The Clarion-Ledger/Jackson
Daily News (1979-1982) and The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal
McCain (William D.) Pamphlet Collection, 1940-1971 (M393)
Pamphlets collected by USM president on communism, civil rights, desegregation,
and other race-related topics; a speech on Freedom by Dr. McCain and two books
on Benito Mussolini and Italian Fascism, .90 cu.ft
McCarty (Kenneth G.) Papers, 1974-1999
Files generated by USM professor of history, 2 cu.ft.
McCarty (Oseola) Collection, circa 1920-1999 (M442)
Plaques, medals, certificates, photographs, correspondence, news clippings,
artifacts, books concerning her $150,000 bequest to USM, approx 24 cu.ft.
<McCleskey Architectural Drawings
Architectural drawings generated by Hearon & McCleskey Associated Architects,
dated approximately 1926 - 1964, 6 cu.ft.
McCollum (Duncan) Diary, 1864-1865 (M 295)
Diary of Confederate Captain of Company "A" in the 4th Mississippi Cavalry,
McComb High School Photograph, 1926
Oversized photograph of the McComb High School Class of 1926, 1 item.
McElrath (Esther Turner) Diary, 1859 (M 141)
Personal diary of life in Warrenton, Mississippi, 1 folder.
McLarty (Adelaide and Edith) Papers, n.d.
Miscellaneous materials, 2.5 cu.ft.
McLemore (Richard Aubrey) Papers, 1919-1973
Materials pertaining to the life and career of USM Dean and acting president,
McLeod (John A.) Department Store Records, 1873-1982
Business records of a Hattiesburg, Mississippi department store, 7 cu.ft.
McMillen (Neil R.) Professional Papers
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, flyers, and book reviews relating to USM
professor of history, .25 cu.ft.
McNeely (Lewis) Letter, 1849 (M 68)
Letter from McNeely in Water Valley, Mississippi requesting permission to preach
to congregations in Chicakasaw Presbytery in north Mississippi, 1 item.
McNutt (Alexander G.) Letters, 1838-1840 (M 67)
Letters from Mississippi Governor McNutt, 3 items.
McNutt (Opie Lee) World War II Collection,
1943-1944 (M 401)
Letters and government documents relating to the military service and death
in action of Pvt. McNutt from Crawford, Mississippi, .25 cu.ft.
(Carlton L.) Papers, 1928-1988
Materials documenting the life and career of USM professor and dean, .90 cu.ft.
Light and Railway Company Minute Book, 1901-1910 (M 294)
Business records of utility company acquired by Mississippi Power Company, 1
Copies from J.B. Cain's book Methodism in the Mississippi Conference
plus Madison County history, 1 folder.
Hospital Historical Collection, 1940s-1997 (M424)
Photographs and newspaper clippings about this Hattiesburg hospital (now Wesley
Medical Center) and its School of Nursing, 1.8 cu. ft.
Hospital/Wesley Medical Center Collection, circa 1921 -2001
A collection of correspondence, photographs, slides, newsletters, advertisements,
brochures, manuals, press releases and other in-house publications that document
the history and activities of the Methodist Hospital/Wesley Medical Center through
its various incarnations. Birth announcements, business summaries, annual reports,
subject files, and scrapbooks are also included, 27 cu. ft.
(Sheila) Papers, 1960-2000 (M 373)
Materials relating to the Civil Rights activities of S.N.C.C. field secretary
who served as Project Manager of the COFO-Hattiesburg Project office during
Freedom Summer 1964, .85 cu.ft.
<Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection, circa 1964 -
1984 (M 368)
Materials generated and/or collected by former Student Non-Violent Coordinating
Committee (SNCC) staff member, Michael J. "Mike" Miller. Of particular
interest in this collection are materials pertaining to SNCC's activities in
(Jim) World War II Memories, 1999
Audio cassette and notes regarding his service in the 14th Armored Division
of the U.S. Army in France and Germany, 2 items.
Association of Educational Office Professionals, Higher Education Division Records,
Organizational records, 8.5 cu.ft.
Bandmasters Collection, 1980s
Research collection for Dr. Perry B. Daniels, Jr.'s book Four Pioneer Mississippi
Bandmasters and a History of the Mississippi Bandmasters Association, .25
Broadside Collection, 1881
Thanksgiving proclamation, 1 item.
County Courthouse Photographs, 1975
Color photographs of Mississippi county courthouses, 4 panels.
Education Association Records, 1966-1974 (M 128)
Organizational records, 1.35 cu.ft.
Historical Collection, 1898; circa 1920s
Three black and white photographs taken in Mississippi, 3 items.
Historical Music Scores, 1912, 1921 (M 332)
Scores of Mississippi Cradle, On the Mississippi, Swanee River Moon,
Mississippi Ripples, The Little White House at the End of Honeymoon Lane, and
I'm Hopin' to Open an Old Garden Gate, Down in Dixie Land, 6 items.
<Mississippi Library Association Collection,
Administrative and historical records of the Mississippi Library Association (MLA),
50 cu. ft.
Mississippi Menu Collection, circa 1999-2007
A collection of menus from various eating establishments in Mississippi, primarily the Hattiesburg area,
.20 cu. ft.
Office of the Secretary of State, Memorial ... Gulf and Ship Island Railroad,
1871 (M 103)
Mississippi legislature petition to U.S. House of Representatives requesting
lands to aid in construction of Gulf and Ship Island Railroad, 1 item.
Forum/Hurricane Katrina Collection, 2005
Maps, reports, etc. documenting the Mississippi Renewal Forum and efforts towards
recovery, rebuilding and renewal of the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane
Katrina, 3 cu. ft.
Secretary of State, Certificate of Election, 1851
Certifying election of John Tennyson as Justice of the Peace in District Four
of Chickasaw County, 1 item.
(State of) Proposed Flag, 2001
Replica of proposed new flag, 1 item.
(State of) vs. W. M. McDonald, Jr., 1927 (M 181)
Court record of indictment and trial of W.M. McDonald, Jr., convicted of embezzlement
while employed as a cashier at the Bank of Utica in Utica, Mississippi, 1 volume.
Little, and Armstrong Families, 1862-1944
Miscellaneous family papers, .50 cu.ft.
<The Mobile Riverine Force Association Vietnam Research
Photocopies of Combat After Action Reports and Duty Officer's Log for 3rd Battalion,
60th Infantry (1968), .25 cu.ft.
vs. Mississippi, 1833-1934 (M 179)
Research paper on lawsuit by Monaco regarding issuance of bonds, 1 item.
(Charles) Civil Rights Photograph Portfolio, 1958-1999 (M 405)
Framed numbered signed photographs by noted Civil Rights photographer issued
as portfolio by the Eastman Kodak Company upon his receipt of the Crystal Eagle
Award and other relevant material, 2.5 cu.ft.
(Charles) Papers, 1956-1970
Literary manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondence regarding his books and
articles about middle English literature, 1 cu.ft.
(Olin Robertson) Collection, 1923-1962
Bulletins, news clippings, plays, textbooks, and photographs from her teaching
career, .25 cu.ft.
Morris (Toxey) Collection, 1966-68; 1995
This collection is from Toxey Morris' private collection of memorabilia from his active duty time as ship's surgeon on the U.S.S. Tripoli during the Vietnam War, 1 cu. ft.
(Jessie) Collection, 1864-1990 (M422)
Business records of the Riverside Brick and Manufacturing Company and the Gulf
and Ship Island Railroad and materials documenting her life and career at USM,
<Mrs. W's 1901 Diary (M 355)
A vivid portrait of the daily life of a middle class homemaker in 1901.
Mulloy (Betty) Collection, 1929-1993
Playbills, programs and miscellaneous items from cultural performances and sporting events in Mississippi and elsewhere, 280 items.
Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg Records, 1924-2001
Records, scrapbooks, memorabilia, 9 video cassettes, 6 DVDs, etc., 14.25 cu.ft.
Business Ledger, 1820-1827
Unidentified ledger, .25 cu.ft.
Trace Research Collection, 1704-1978 (M 249)
Research materials collected by historians of the Natchez Trace Parkway, 7.64
Organization for Women, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Chapter, Records, 1980-1984
Records documenting the activities of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi chapter of
NOW, 8.5 cu.ft.
Frederick) Papers, 1955-1980
Personal papers and research materials of this USM professor of religion and
philosophy, 1 cu.ft.
Mississippi Land Company Reports in Congress, 1823-1840 (M 230)
Reports submitted to U.S. Congressional committees relating to the petition
of the New England Land Company of Boston to obtain a portion of the settlement
given by Congress to the Georgia Mississippi Company, 8 items.
(J.J.) Lumber Company Records, 1895-1943 (M 286)
Ledgers of this important Hattiesburg, Mississippi lumber company, 13 vols.
(Stella B.) Pageant Script, 1936 (M 129)
Written for the Newton County (Mississippi) Centennial, 1 folder.
Collection, 19th-20th centuries
Collection of issues of primarily American newspapers, including commemorative
editions of papers published in Mississippi, Northern and Southern papers covering
the Civil War, the Camp Shelby "Reveille", and others.
<Nineteenth-Century American Music Scores (M361)
Twenty nineteenth-century music scores which may be of interest to researchers
of music history and/or music publishing companies in nineteenth-century America.
Graphic design is another aspect of the scores that could prompt research.
(Philip) Marriage Certificate, 1799
Copy of marriage certificate of Nolan, the inspiration for Edward Everett Hale's
The Man Without a Country, and Fanny Lintot, Adams County, Mississippi
Territory, 1 item.
(Ralph) Letter, 1883 (M 52)
Letter from North to Sergeant Prentiss Nutt regarding reparations for Federal
seizure in 1863 of Nutts' coal boats, part of the Nutts family claims for damages
to Longwood Plantation, 1 item.
Waste Disposal Research Collection, circa 1969-1987 (M427)
Materials generated and/or collected by Perry County Citizens Against Nuclear
Disposal, Inc. (PC-CAND), 5.5 cu. ft.
Family Papers, 1905-1987 (M 186)
Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, genealogical materials, 1.5 cu.ft.
(Jack H.) World War II Memoir, 1941-1945
His reminiscences of service in the European Theater and as a prisoner of war,
(Powell G.) Papers, circa 1929-2005
Correspondence, certificates, publications, files, and other materials relating
to Ogletree’s membership and participation in the Rotary Club of Hattiesburg
and Rotary District 6840, .9 cu. ft.
World War II Photographs, 1945 (M 283)
Taken during the invasion by U.S. Marines, 14 items.
Baptist Church Minutes, 1866-1878 (M 343)
Minutes of this Jasper County, Mississippi church, 1 item.
Olympic Record Newspaper, 1984
Copies of the official newspaper of the 1984 Summer Olympics, 17 items.
Territory Map, 1841
Made by U.S. Exploring Expedition commanded by Charles Wilkes, 1 item.
Home and Garden Club Collection, 1927-1990
Scrapbooks, minute books, yearbooks, photographs, histories of Hattiesburg's
oldest garden club, 3.5 cu.ft.
Club Records, 1926-1986 (M 409)
Organizational records of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi literary club, 1.35
(Leo) Civil Rights Papers, 1964
Photograph of Dr. Orris, a physician with the Medical Committee for Human Rights,
taking the blood pressure of Mississippi Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer
in front of Mrs. Hamer's house in Ruleville, 1 item.
<Owen (David) Freedom Summer Collection (M 350)
Information concerning David Owen's involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Summer
Project in 1964, .75 cu.ft.
(John) Collection, 1864 (M 223)
Autograph book of 309 officers imprisoned at Johnson Island Military Prison
near Sandusky, Ohio, 1 folder.
(Joseph B.) Mississippi Political Campaign Materials, 1979-1983
Audio and video tapes, press releases and broadsides from the campaigns of Gov.
Bill Allain, Sen. John Stennis, Haley Barbour, and Gov. Cliff Finch, 3.5 cu.ft.
Records-Mississippi Division of the National Association of Parliamentarians,
1949-1977 (M 202)
Organizational records, 1.10 cu.ft.
Records-Theta Unit, Miss. Div. of the National Association of Parliamentarians,
1959-1969 (M 93)
Organizational records, .65 cu.ft.
(Andrew J.) Letter, 1862 (M 106)
Letter from a Confederate soldier near Holly Spring, Mississipi to his family,
River County, Mississippi: Chancery Court Execution Docket
Ledger book which contains information regarding the disposition of Chancery
Court cases in Pearl River County, Mississippi, 1 item.
Pearl River County, Mississippi Justice of the Peace Docket, District Four
Ledger book containing the docket of both civil and criminal cases brought before Justice of the Peace Court, Pearl River County, Mississippi from 1942 - 1946, 1 item.
Pearl River County (Mississippi) Records, 1891-1903
Journals containing official records pertaining to Pearl River County, Mississippi, 2 volumes.
Perkinston Junior College 50th Anniversary Documentary Film, "Catalyst,"1962
One DVD film made from the original 16mm film commemorating the 50th anniversary of Perkinston Junior College, Perkinston, Mississippi, 1 item.
Peters (Mary Lillian) Papers, 1921-1925
Mementos of her student days at Mississippi Normal College, 1 folder.
Phillips (Mamie L.) Civil Rights Memoir,
1960s (M 383)
Her memories of housing Civil Rights workers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 2
Pickering Family Papers, 1844-1988
Letters, family documents, genealogical materials, 3 cu.ft.
Pine Belt Family YMCA Records, 1913-2001 (M 268)
Organizational records, 9.3 cu.ft.
Pine Belt Savings and Loan Records, 1968
Report to directors and members by president, 1 item.
<Pittman (Alvy Ray) World War II Memoir (M374)
This collection consists of a World War II Memoir compiled by Sgt. Alvy Ray Pittman, U.S. Marine Corps, and a paper written about Sgt. Pittman by his daughter, Beth Harrison, titled "A Common Virtue." Written circa 2002, the memoir spans the period 1942 - 1945.
Pittman (Richard B.) Letters, 1860-1864 (M 251)
Family correspondence of Confederate soldier in Company "F" "Marion's Men," .25
Pitts (Jack E.) Account of Stuart's Raid, 1890's
Account of a raid near Tunstall's Station, Virginia, 1 folder.
Campaign Collection, 1907-1944 (M 408)
Instructions for voters, newspaper ads, flyers, and campaign items for various
candidates for public office in Mississippi, .5 cu.ft.
Correspondence (Lowndes Co., Miss.) Broadside, 1860 (M 81)
Anti-secession broadside printed in Lowndes County, Mississippi, 1 item.
<Polk (Abner & Ida Chambers) Family Papers, circa
1841 - 1998
of correspondence, estate documents, certificates, newsletters, genealogical
materials and other items pertaining to the families of Abner Polk and his wife,
Ida Chambers Polk.
Miscellaneous postcards, 1.6 cu.ft.
(A.J.) Records, 1849-1858 (M 39)
Business invoices of a Natchez, Mississippi dry goods dealer, .25 cu.ft.
(Ridgely C.) Letter, 1873 (M 72)
Letter from Mississippi Governor Powers to U.S. Attorney General suggesting
a nominee for U.S. Marshal in Mississippi, 1 item.
(George Thomas) Papers, 1948-1979 (M 215)
Documenting the life and career of USM Presbyterian student advisor, .90 cu.ft.
(Maude Leet) Papers, 1926-1975 (M 262)
Poems by Mississippi Poet Laureat, 3 cu.ft.
(Peggy) Papers, 1983-1985
Research material and manuscripts of her books on Mississippi authors Elizabeth
Spencer and Eudora Welty, 2 cu.ft.
(Thomas C.) Letter, 1864 (M 76)
Letter from Union officer of troops occupying Natchez, Mississippi, 1 item.
(Betty) Photographs, 2005
Three compact disks containing digital images of photographs taken by Press
during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 3 items.
(William) Original Music Scores, 1969-1978
Composed by USM professor of music, 3 cu.ft.
(James Earl) Mississippi History Collection, 1943-2000 (M397)
Materials relating to Methodism in Mississippi, the Civil Rights Movement, the
alleged massacre of African American soldiers stationed at Camp Van Dorn in
1943, and other aspects of Mississippi history, .35 cu.ft.
(Mary Winton) Papers, 1876-1956 (M 92)
Documentation of her life and career as USM registrar, .90 cu.ft.
Mississippi Municipal Records, 1990-1997
Documents pertaining to Purvis government, .75 cu.ft.
Tornado Photographs, 1908 (M 252)
Aftermath of Purvis, Mississippi tornado, 63 items.
(William Clarke) Research Collection, 1858-1964 (M 243)
Research collection about leader of Quantrill's Raiders in Missouri, .66 cu.ft.
(John Anthony) Letter, 1850 (M 63)
Letter from Mississippi Governor Quitman to Connecticut Governor noting dispatch
of copies of Mississippi laws, 1 item.
(W.C.) Farm Journal, 1839-1853
Journal of farmer in Yazoo County, Mississippi, 1 folder.
(John R.) Papers, 1998 (M 417)
Reprint of USM professor of adult education's award-winning article on Freedom
Schools, 1 item.
Collection, 1913-1937 (M 169)
Organizational records of the Association of American Railroads; the Gulf, Mobile,
and Ohio Railroad; the Mississippi Central Railroad; and the Illinois Central,
Stock & Bond Certificate Collection, mid 1800's-early 1900's (M 348)
From various railroad companies, .50 cu.ft.
Freedom Summer Photographs, 1964-2001 (M 351)
Photographs taken by creative artist at SNCC orientation session and in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi during Freedom Summer, materials documenting USM's commemoration
of the 35th anniversary of Freedom Summer on June 5-7, 1999 in conjunction
the opening of the exhibit "Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert
Randall", and materials related to the book Faces of Freedom Summer,
(John E.) Collection, 1932-1964 (M 333)
Letters, speeches, publications of Mississippi Congressman Rankin, .25 cu.ft.
(Thomas J.) Letters, 1861-1862 (M 50)
Letters from Confederate soldier with the 7th Mississippi Infantry to his wife,
of the Sanatorium" Typescript, n.d.
History of the Mississippi Tuberculosis Sanatorium near Magee, 1 folder.
<"Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer" (M
One video cassette of a documentary film examining the experiences of Freedom
Summer participants on a personal level.
Party of Forrest County Records, 1959-1964 (M 203)
Miscellaneous materials, .20 cu.ft.
Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters, 1646-1980
Miscellaneous collections of materials concerning or relating to the state of
Mississippi, 10 cu.ft.
(Wendell D.) Papers, 1944-1945 (M394)
Photographs, correspondence, service medals,and news clippings documenting his
service as secretary to the U.S. Army's War Crimes Investigating Commission
in Germany during World War II, .80 cu.ft.
Brick Company Records, 1905-1975 (M 108)
Business records of the Hammond-Baton Rouge (Louisiana) Brick Company and the
parent Riverside Brick Company, 10.45 cu.ft.
(Anna Margaret) Papers, 1908-1960 (M 138)
Documentation of the life and career of USM librarian, .50 cu.ft.
(Wallace) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964-2000 (M 349)
Letters, articles, clippings, photos of volunteer in Shaw, Mississippi, .10
(John Leroy "Lee") Papers, 1861-1882 (M 301)
Letters from a Conderate soldier with the Mississippi Volunteers, 27 items.
Copies of Rodney family papers in Library of Congress, .40 cu.ft.
<Rogers (Reba) Memoir: "Reba's Reflections"
A twenty-two page memoir written by Reba Pickering Rogers, a native of Covington
County, Mississippi. Mrs. Rogers was born about 1917, and the document describes
her experiences growing up on the family farm.
(Stephen C.) Papers (M389)
Materials relating to his activities as author, composer, songwriter, minister,
Civil Rights activist, and editor, 3 cu.ft.
(Thomas Jefferson) Business Ledger, 1855-1878 (M 300)
Business records of a mercantile business in south central Mississippi, 1 vol.
Club District 6840 Records, 1964-1998
Organizational records of district encompassing the southern third of Mississippi
and southeastern Louisiana, 32.65 cu.ft.
Club of Hattiesburg Records, 1918-1993 (M 288)
Organizational records, 21.65 cu.ft.
African American Hattiesburg Collection, 1980
Newspaper article about history of Hattiesburg, Mississippi from the African
American perspective, 1 item.
Mississippi Historical Collection, 1965-1996
Histories of Ruleville, the Ruleville Baptist Church, and the Ruleville United
Methodist Church. 5 items.
St. Thomas Parish Collection
DVD relating the effects of Hurricane Katrina on St. Thomas Parish in Long Beach, Mississippi, 1 item.
Baptist Church (Miss.) Records, 1874-1894 (M 121)
Records of this Covington County, Mississippi church, 1 folder.
(T.M.) Papers, 1923
Booklet about the writings of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi author, 1 folder.
<Schiffrin (Andrew) Freedom Summer Collection
One compact disk containing an interview with Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteer,
(Gunther)/Carnovale (Norbert) Collection, 1950-1986
Research collection about composer and conductor Schuller compiled by USM professor
of music Carnovale, 1.20 cu.ft.
(Edith M.) Collection, 1913-1977 (M 418)
Personal and genealogical materials, .25 cu.ft.
(Joseph A.) Civil Rights Letters, 1962-1966 (M 381)
Letters written by a volunteer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi from Sept. 1964 to
Mar. 1965, 9 items.
(Flo Hampton) Papers, 1960's (M 86)
Anecdotal tales in her book That Passing Laughter, .25 cu.ft.
(T.P.) Papers, 1896-1952 (M 276)
Documentation of the life and career of USM vice president and Mississippi educator,
(Con L.) Papers, 1956-1981 (M 89)
Literary manuscripts and other materials related to the novels and short stories
of this Mississippi-born author of popular fiction and historical romance, 5.15
(Ben) Lithographs, 1964
Framed signed lithographs by noted American artist of murdered Civil Rights
workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, 3 items.
(Milton W.) Letter, 1863 (M 59)
Letter from Union soldier with Grant's troops in north Mississippi, 2 items.
(Terri) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964 (M 326)
Typescript and articles recounting her experiences as a volunteer in the COFO
office in Hattiesburg during Freedom Summer 1964, .10 cu.ft.
(David) Papers, 1983-1995
Screenplays of Eddie Murphy films and television scripts by Saturday Night
Live writers Sheffield and Barry Blaustein, 2 cu.ft.
Shelton Baptist Church (Moselle, Mississippi) Collection, 2007
Items pertaining to the 100th anniversary and homecoming celebration of Shelton Baptist Church in Moselle, Mississippi, held on October 14, 2007, 6 items.
Family Papers, 1893-1996
Hattiesburg family album, 1 vol.
(Samuel) Letter, 1860s?
Letter believed to have been written during the Civil War, 1 item.
<Shirah (Samuel C., Jr.) Papers, circa 1962-1973 (M 363)
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, F.B.I. files and other
materials that document the civil rights activities, arrest, and incarceration
of Samuel C. "Sam" Shirah, Jr., .9 cu.ft.
<Shonholtz (Raymond) Freedom Summer Memoir (M 371)
A three-page memoir of Raymond Shonholtz's experiences as a Mississippi Freedom
Summer volunteer in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in 1964.
(James D.) Civil War Letters
Copies of letters written by his wife by Shows, a soldier in the 7th Mississippi
Battalion stationed in Camp Saltillo, 5 items.
<Shows (Ronald C. "Ronnie") Papers, circa 1996-2002
Appropriations files, redistricting files, newspaper clippings, correspondence,
newsletters and other materials documenting the activities of Fourth District
Mississippi Congressman Ronnie Shows during his two terms of office (1998-2002).
(William Price) Papers, 1861-1864 (M 29)
His Civil War memoir, 1 item.
(Donald Clyde, Jr., Ph.D.) Collection, 1860s-2001
Political memorabilia, research collections, personal and family materials of
a historian and student of state, national, and international politics, 2.70
(Lew) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964, 2006
One DVD of a segment from the 2006 History Channel series, Ten Days that
Unexpectedly Changed America. This particular segment focuses on the 1964
murders of three civil rights volunteers in Neshoba County, Mississippi, 1 item.
(John Ray) / History of the Mississippi Supreme Court Research Collection, 1817-1973
Research for his book A History of the Mississippi Supreme Court, 1817-1948.
<Skilton (Lewis E. & Albertine M.) Papers, 1938-1949
Collection primarily consists of correspondence between PFC Lewis Eugene Skilton and his wife, Albertine
Mason Skilton, .25 cu. ft.
(Tamara) Civil Rights Collection, 1960s
Former CORE worker's sound recordings of Civil Rights songs by Pete Seeger,
Julius Lester, the Freedom Singers, and others, .20 cu.ft.
(Renee Adrienne) Collection on the Afred Burton Stuart Family, 1900-1997
A binder of materials that trace the Alfred Burton Stuart family from the early
1900s to 1997. The binder includes photocopies of census records, newspaper
clippings, death certificates, and correspondence plus digital scans of photographs
that were assembled around the year 1998, .25 cu. ft.
(Rufus M. and Carolyn M.) World War I Collection, 1919
Photographs, newsletters, postcards, brochure from World War I, .25 cu.ft.
(William G.) Civil War Military Commissions, 1862-1863 (M 299)
Commissions of his three promotions in the 9th Infantry Regiment of the Virginia
Volunteers, 1 folder.
Book Arts Collection, 1997; 2003, 2006
Various materials relating to the USM Libraries’ Book Art Lecture Series,
Railroad Company Letter, 1861 (M 131)
Letter from Southern Railroad Company Secretary to Mississippi and Alabama Railroad
Company Secretary regarding financial transactions between the two companies,
<Southern Tourism Collection, circa 1930s-1960
Ten pamphlets promoting tourism in the Gulf South Central States of Alabama,
Louisiana, and Mississippi, 10 items.
(Charles) Freedom Summer Collection (M 372)
Two letters by civil rights volunteer.
War Documents, 1898, 1937
An 1898 discharge and a 1937 broadside comparing this war with the Civil War
and World War I, 2 items.
(Lawrence D.) Civil Rights Collection, 1964-1999
Photocopy of the donor's FBI file of the investigation of the assault on Rabbi
Arthur J. Lelyveld, David Owen, and Spears during Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, .20 cu.ft.
(Klaus and Elisabeth Clark) Papers, 1963-1965 (M 352)
Personal diaries of Elisabeth Speer, family Christmas letters, and scrapbook
of newspaper clippings concerning Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, 7 items.
(Thomas) Letters, 1858-1887 (M 47)
Family correspondence of the Spight and Barnett families, some relating to the
Civil War, 21 items.
(Thomas Hiram) Papers, 1912-1986
Diplomas, photographs, and other materials about Stanley, an executive with
Royal Crown Cola, and his wife Bonnie Lucile Martin, both graduates of USM in
1915 and 1916, .10 cu.ft.
(M. James) Mississippi and Gulf Coast Research Collection, 1550-1987
Research notebooks of this Mississippi historian, 30 cu.ft.
(Rose Budd) Papers, 1947-1984 (M 199)
Newspaper articles and letters written by Mississippi author Mami Willoughby
who wrote under the pseudonym Rose Budd Stevens, 2.85 cu.ft.
Francis Xavier School History, n.d.
Documentation of the history of this Vicksburg, Mississippi school, .25 cu.ft.
(Peter) Papers, 1960-1983
Documentation of the life and career of this USM professor of microbiology,
(John Marshall) Letter, 1891 (M 132)
Letter written by Mississippi Governor Stone for autograph seeker, 1 item.
(Peter) Papers, 1964 (M 168)
Two memoirs of his Civil Rights activities in Mississippi in 1964, 2 items.
(Polly) Papers, 1960s-1996 (M122)
Documentation of the life and career of "Miss Polly", assistant to four USM
presidents, .45 cu.ft.
(Wilbur White) Papers, 1766-1965 (M 137)
News clippings, books, typescripts, other concerning the interests of USM professor
of languages, 7 cu.ft.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee Papers, 1959-1972 (Cook Library, microfilm E185.61 .S916 1981)
Records of SNCC, the national civil rights organization most active in Mississippi
during the Civil Rights Movement of the sixties; microfilm of the original records
in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 73 reels with guide.
Research Papers, 1998- (M 413)
Notable undergraduate students' research papers, .25 cu. ft.
Fight Collection, 1938-1990 (M 271)
Notes, news clippings, recollections, photographs of the last professional bare-knuckle
boxing match held in the United States near Hattiesburg, Mississippi on July
8, 1889, .35 cu.ft.
(Carl H.) World War II Memoir, 1995, 1999
Account of the author's experiences aboard a U.S. Navy coastal transport vessel
out of New Guinea, commanded by former USM Dean of Liberal Arts Dr. Claude Fike,
(Eugene) Pamphlets, 1942 (M 180)
Materials of his 1942 campaign for Governor of Georgia, other, 7 items.
Family Collection, 1991
Biographical sketch of W.S.F. Tatum, 1 item.
(Riley) World War II Memoir, 1990
Manuscript of Taylor's memories of service in the 4th Infantry Division of the
U.S. Army in the European Theater as written by his wife, 1 item.
B'Nai Israel Records, 1960-1997
Minutes, scrapbooks, newsletters, programs, other of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi
congregation, 3 cu.ft.
(S.G., Sr.) Papers, 1914-1989
Ledgers, office files, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, radio scripts, copies
of Thigpen's Store News, stories about Pearl River and Hancock Counties
history collected by Picayune, Mississippi businessman and author, 30.25 cu.ft.
(Emmett V.) Papers, 1964-1968
Documentation of the life and career of a Biloxi, Mississippi insurance agent
and realtor, 1 cu.ft.
(Jacob) Speech, 1847 (M 224)
U.S. Congressman from Mississippi Thompson's speech to Congress on the war with
Mexico and slavery, 1 item.
(Joseph Irving) Land Abstracts, 1818-1962
Land abstracts of properties in Greene, Lamar, Jefferson Davis, Covington, Perry,
and Forrest Counties in Mississippi, 1 cu.ft.
(Joseph Oswalt) Letter, 1926 (M 207)
Genealogical topics, 1 item.
(Lou E.) / Attala County Records, 1860-1944 (M 193)
Personal papers and county records, .20 cu.ft.
(Ray M.) Papers, 1837-1972 (M 8)
Literary manuscripts, publications files, photographs, news clippings of this
popular Gulf Coast newspaper columnist, 3.8 cu.ft.
(Douglas) White Folks Project Collection, 1964-1965 (M 378)
Original and printed materials accumulated by WFP volunteer, 1 folder.
(Eugene) Letter, 1863 (M 77)
Letter from Confederate soldier in Company "E" of the 3rd Mississippi Infantry,
(Melvin R.L.) Mississippi History Collection, 1837-1908
Business ledger of James Ellis General Store in Decatur, 1837-1839; Newton County
land deed, 1837; affidavit about B.F. Tingle, .20 cu.ft.
(Maymie Pitts) Yearbook, 1924
Pine Burr yearbook of Mississippi Woman's College (now William Carey
College), 1 vol.
(Roy) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964 (M386)
Photocopies of twelve letters written by Freedom Summer volunteer, Roy Torkington,
to his fiance, Anne. Mr. Torkington assisted with voter registration in Itta
Bena , MS (Leflore County), and the letters describe his surroundings, his thoughts,
and events that took place during his sojourn in Mississippi.
(John L.) World War II Collection, 1940s
Photograph documenting his service and that of his five brothers in World War
II, 1 item.
(Karl) Letter, 1949
Letter from Trommer in the Russian Zone in Germany to his pen pal in Hattiesburg,
Mississippi, 5 items.
<Tucker (Rev. Elton Cartis) Papers, 1943-2002
Materials in this collection pertain primarily to the donor's service in the
U.S. Army during World War II.
(R. Ingram) Papers, 1934-1947 (M 242)
Correspondence among Mississippi Senators Pat Harrison and Theodore G. Bilbo
and other Mississippi politicians about Tullos, a county election organizer,
Tung Oil Research and Development Collection
Correspondence, research notes, reports, newsletters, and journal articles,
(Bobs M.) Freedom Summer Research Collection, 1997-2001
Identifications of local and outside Civil Rights activists; e-mail correspondence
with former SNCC Field Secretary Sheila Michaels, .80 cu.ft.
Century Political Materials, 1919-1920
Speeches on the League of Nations, Theodore Roosevelt, labor problems, etc.,
Daughters of the Confederacy, Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter Records, 1901-1982
Organizational records, 2 cu.ft.
States Adjutant General's Office, General Orders #25, 1870 (M 239)
Order dissolving the Fourth Military District of Mississippi and Arkansas, 1
States Army Fourth Military District Documents, 1868-1869 (M 65)
Rosters of officers and companies, 1 folder.
States Army Office of Subsistence (Vicksburg, Miss.) Report, 1863 (M 135)
Report on distribution of rations to local citizens, 1 item.
States Army Ordnance Corps Letter, 1826 (M 55)
On the subject of arms for state militia, 1 item.
States Daughters of 1812 Newsletter, 1984-1990
Organizational newsletter, .40 cu.ft.
States Department of Interior Land Office Letter, 1905
Regarding the charter of the village of Bassfield, Mississippi, 1 item.
States Forest Service, Harrison Experimental Forest Station Collection, 1925-1990
Photographs, slides, maps, and manuscripts produced by Station scientists and
staff, 9 cu.ft.
States. General Land Office. Choctaw Certificate Transfer, 1897 (M201)
Transferring title to 320 acres of land from an original Choctaw Indian land
grant to five individuals in compliance with the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit, 1
States Land Patent-Alabama, 1821 (M 142)
For 160 acres of land in Washington County, Alabama, 1 item.
States Land Patent-Mississippi, 1841 (M 83)
For 483 acres of land in Scott County, Mississippi, 1 item.
States Land Patent-Mississippi, 1841 (M 164)
For 40 acres of land in Covington County, Mississippi, 1 item.
States Land Patents-Alabama, 1837; Mississippi, 1841 (M 143)
Three patents for land in Alabama and Mississippi, 3 items.
States Provost Marshal's Office (4th District, Richmond, Va.) Documents, 1865
Includes copy of President Lincoln's amnesty proclamation of December 8, 1863,
Army World War II Recruiting Posters, 1942
Copies of a recruiting poster, 2 items.
Congress Committee on the Public Lands Report, 1812 (M 227)
Regarding expediency of confirming claims to land in the Mississippi Territory
founded on Spanish Warrants of Survey, 1 item.
Congress Committee on the Public Lands Report, 1816 (M 228)
Regarding Creek Indian depredations in the Mississippi Territory and the validity
of British and Spanish grants, 2 items.
Congress Committee on the Public Lands Report, 1818 (M 229)
Regarding prohibiting Choctaw Indian settlement on the west bank of the Mississippi
River until the tribe ceded lands lying east of the River, 1 item.
Biloxi Collection, 1944-1945 (M 353)
Photographs, ship's newsletter, newspaper clippings, and a menu from the only
U.S. Navy ship named for a Mississippi city, 1 folder.
Cairo Collection, 1968-1984 (M 277)
Photographs and newspaper articles about the recovery and preservation of this
Civil War Union gunboat at the Vicksburg (Mississippi) Military Park, 1 folder.
States vs. Theron C. Lynd, Registrar of Voters for Forrest County, Mississippi
- Legal Case, 1961-1967 (M 27)
Court records of a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against a
county registrar of voters for infringing the civil rights of black citizens
by denying them the right to vote, 4.95 cu.ft.
of Southern Mississippi Name Change, 1962
Audio tape of radio interview with Governor Ross Barnett, Lt. Gov. Paul B. Johnson,
Jr., and USM President William D. McCain, 1 item.
(Louisa D. Mott) Civil War Memoir, 1861-1960 (M 220)
Her Civil War memoir, .25 cu.ft.
(Sharon) Drawings, 2001-2005
The collection consists of USM-related drawings by a Hattiesburg artist, Sharon
Vanek, and four folders of newspaper clippings showcasing some of Ms. Vanek’s
work. Several sketches of prominent USM benefactors are included, 1 cu. ft.
Hook (Benjamin O.) Papers, 1945-1987 (M 441)
Documentation of the life and career of USM professor of mathematics and golf
coach, .8 cu.ft.
<Valencourt (Dr. J. Roy) Papers (M 384)
Primarily photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding the Civil Rights Movement
of the 1960s, and Dr. J. Roy Valencourt's participation therein, 18 items.
Vanasdall/Vanasdale (Jacob and Alexander) Civil War Letters
Typescripts of letters written by Jacob and Alexander Vanasdall (also spelled
Vanasdale) to their brother, Levi, during the Civil War.
Van Norman (H. L. "Bud") Papers, <circa 1930s
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. Also includes several loose items found within the ledger (receipts, a newspaper clipping, and a cash register tape).
Tape Collection, 1980s
Television spots from campaigns of Mississippi Senator John Stennis, Mississippi
Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Gandy, and Democratic Presidential candidate Gary
Hart; slides and audio cassettes of Hattiesburg Historic District walking tours,
1985, 1986; 1 cu.ft.
Family Records, 1848-1926
Documents of this Smith County, Mississippi family, .10 cu.ft.
(Admiral Frank) Papers, 1965-1985
Materials relating to South America, 4 cu.ft.
Governor's Communication Enclosing the Credentials of the Commissioner from
Mississippi, 1860 (M 189)
Pamphlet aimed at gaining Virginia's support for a convention of slave-holding
states, 1 item.
Governor's Message Enclosing a Communication from the Commissioner from Mississippi,
1860 (M 188)
Pamphlet requesting urgent response to proposal for a convention of slave-holding
states, 1 item.
Militia, 114th Regiment, Company F (Captain William Wolford's Company) Morning
Report, 1862 (M 296)
(Daisy Harris) Papers, circa 1939-1998 (M 334)
Materials documenting the work of 1960s Forrest County N.A.A.C.P. leaders J.C.
Fairley and Daisy Harris, .70 cu.ft.
(E.D.) Letter, 1828 (M 45)
Family, economic, and political news from a settler in Walnut Hills, Mississippi,
(Ernest A.) Collection, 1821-1955 (M 123)
Documentation of his Civil War Collection, .70 cu.ft.
(J. Fred) Papers, 1948-1977
Documentation of the life and career of USM professor of biological sciences,
(George C.) Speeches, 1961-1968 (M 308)
Speeces of Alabama Governor Wallace, .50 cu.ft.
(Robert C.) Photographs, 1945-1977
Photographic negatives of people, places, and events of Hattiesburg, Mississippi,
Walls (David) Collection
on the Child Development Group of Mississippi, circa 1965-1966; 1981-1982
Correspondence, newsletters, articles and other documents pertaining to the
Child Development Group of Mississippi (CDGM), a statewide Head Start program
organized in the summer of 1965 to serve preschool children from poverty-level
families, .25 cu. ft.
(Felix L.) Letter, 1863 (M 290)
Letter from Confederate solider in the Mississippi swamps, 1 item.
Family Papers, 1881-1952
Tax receipts from Smith and Simpson Counties, Mississippi, etc., 1 folder.
(W.H.) Letter, 1861 (M 303)
Letter regarding sale of land, 1 item.
(Ernest I.) Autobiography, 1974
The autobiography of a 50-year journalist in Louisiana and Mississippi, 1 item.
(Mary Ann) Photographs and Papers, 1977-1997
Literary manuscripts of her books and photographs, slides, news clippings of
articles written by her while a photojournalist at the Hattiesburg American
newspaper, 23.30 cu.ft.
(Samuel J.) Collection, 1980s
Manuscripts, galley proofs, other relating to his book After Removal: The
Choctaws in Mississippi and additional Native American research materials,
(Dr. Brooks H.) Papers, 1940-1982
Documentation of his life as a Baptist preacher in the South, 14 cu.ft.
(William) Document, 1823 (M 110)
His contract as a teacher in Natchez (?), Mississippi, 1 item.
(John) Letters, 1845 (M 231)
Genealogical topics, 3 items.
Lumber Company Photographs, 1920-1024 (M 293)
(Edward M.) Papers, 1976-2000
Publications and professional papers reflecting the 23-year career of USM professor
of political science, 1 cu.ft.
(Roy M.) Papers, 1945-1992 (M 265)
Correspondence, video, other documenting the life and early death in the Vietnam
War of this Congressional Medal of Honor winner, 1.55. cu.ft.
(Dr. P.F.) Letters, 1864 (M 124)
Letters from a Confederate surgeon with Loring's Division in Alabama and Georgia,
(James) Letter, 1838 (M 66)
Regarding a buying trip to New York and Philadelphia, 1 item.
College Collection, 1859-1996
Dissertation, photographs, and index to documents and oral history interviews
about this historic college in Brookhaven, Mississippi, .25 cu.ft.
<Williamson (G.D.) Papers, 1977-1989
Scrapbooks and other materials relating to G. D. Williamson, who served as Hattiesburg City Commissioner from 1977-1985, and Mayor of Hattiesburg 1985-1989, 6 large scrapbooks, 1 ledger, and less than .25 cubic feet of loose material.
Wiggins-to-Hattiesburg Film, circa December
One DVD copy of a 13-minute a film shot in Wiggins, Hattiesburg, and on the
road between the two cities, 1 item.
(William E.) Letters, 1854-1889 (M 125)
Letters from a Union soldier in Company "K" of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry,
(Bell I.) Typescript of Southern Negroes 1861-1865, 1933 (M 307)
(Edward Clinton) Collection, 1926-1933
Business records of a general store near Lake, Mississippi, .75 cu.ft.
(Howard S.) Papers, 1916-1960 (M 3)
Documentation of his career as a traveling evangelist, 1.8 cu.ft.
(Augusta Jane Evans) Letter, 1889 (M 152)
Letter to Major E.C. Walthall thanking him for his compliments on her novel
Infelice, 1 item.
(Neil) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964-1990
FBI file of volunteer in Indianola, Mississippi, 1 folder.
Winstead (William Arthur) Papers, circa 1935 - 1965
Scrap Books, publications and miscellaneous files pertaining to the political
career of former Fourth District Mississippi Congressman, William Arthur Winstead,
who served in the United States Congress from 1943 - 1964.
(William E. "Bill") Scrapbook, 1955-1958
Scrapbook of newspaper articles from The State (Columbia, South Carolina),
written by political reporter and editorial writer William E. "Bill" Winter.
Club of Hattiesburg Records, 1920-1967 (M 163)
Organizational records, .20 cu.ft.
Guest House/C.O.F.O.-Hattiesburg Headquarters Collection, 1890s, 1998
Brick salvaged from burned ruins of historic African American hotel and Civil
Rights headquarters during Freedom Summer, with newspaper clipping about the
building, 2 items.
(James O.) Collection, 1963
Correspondence regarding U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 3 items
(Capt. John P.) Civil War Letters, 1863-1864 (M 339)
Transcripts of three letters written by white officer of the 88th Regiment of
U.S. Colored Troops (formerly Corps d'Afrique), 5 items.
(Helen Fields) Collection, 2001 (M392)
Materials commemorating the life and legacy of the late Mrs. Helen Fields Woullard,
who taught for 45 years in the public schools of Hattiesburg, Richton, Meridian,
Canton, Vicksburg, and Rankin County.
(Paul) Musical Scores, 1940-1980
Manuscript and published scores of his compositions for marching bands, 30 cu.ft.
(Thomas Daniel) Papers, 1965-1989
Manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials related to his books about
Southern literature, 12.80 cu.ft.
Zaninelli (Luigi) Collection (M 346)
Scores and other material created by noted American composer and USM professor
of music, 10.50 cu.ft.
Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer Collection, 1890-1998
Materials documenting Zeman's activities as a Freedom Summer 1964 volunteer
in Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1.10 cu.ft.
Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection,
1963-1965 (M 336)
Correspondence, photographs, and other materials of a voter registration volunteer
in Clarksdale, Mississippi; includes the probable last photograph taken of slain
volunteer Andrew Goodman, .50 cu.ft.
February 25, 2010