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Alphabetical Historical Manuscript Collections

This list includes most all Historical Manuscript Collections (including visual/photographic materials) available for use.


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A Index

Adams County Broadside, n.d.
Issued by the Committee of Law and Order, 1 item.

Adams 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.

Adams (Victoria Gray) Papers, 1938-2006 (M 345)
Materials relating to her life-time of civil rights and human rights activities, 5 cu.ft.

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 194)
Diaries, correspondence, miscellaneous items documenting Smith's service in Co. A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, .25 cu.ft.

Ainsworth (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, .50 cu.ft.

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, 1 item.

Armistead (John G.) Collection, 1994-1996
Manuscripts of novels and related papers by this Mississippi author, 1.55 cu.ft.

Assaf (Woodrow “Woodie”) Papers, 1931-1999
Materials that document the life and career of radio and television personality, Woodie Assaf, .9 cu. ft.

Austin (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.

B Index

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 cu.ft.

Barrett (S.H.) Letter, 1894
Letter from Meridian, Mississippi, requesting supply of stationery, 1 item.

Barthe (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, 1 vol.

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 (M 116)
Ledger of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania brickmaking firm, 1 vol.

Beauregard (Pierre Gustave Toutant) Papers, 1862-1863 (M 237)
Documents written by and at the command of General Beauregard in Charleston, South Carolina, 2 items.

Beauvoir: Memorial to the Lost Cause, 1991
Script and tapes of program produced by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 1 cu.ft.

Belcher (Granville W. and Mary Caroline) Letters, 1862-1864 (M 42)
Correspondence between Confederate soldier Belcher and his family, .25 cu.ft.

Bellande (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, 1862-1890s
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.

Beymer (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.

Bilbo (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.

Bishop (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, 1955-1987
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, 1999
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, 1 cu.ft.

Blanton (C.H., Jr.) Scrapbooks, 1919-1998
Documenting the life and civic service of long-time Durant, Mississippi mayor, 5 vols.

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, 2 items.

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, 1 folder.

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.

Bolton 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 (M 335)
Family photographs and materials documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, .30 cu.ft.

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 73)
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, 1970's
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 cu.ft.

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 (M 79)
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 (M 278)
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 vols.

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 166)
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, .25 cu.ft.

Burruss (John C.) and Strain (A.G.) Universalist Collection, 1890-1907
Documents relating to Universalist Church in Mississippi, 2 items.

Burton (Jackie Yelverton) Papers, 1939-1955 (M 263)
Memorabilia of Demonstration School of Mississippi Southern College, .90 cu.ft.

Burwell (Andrew and Mary E.) Letters, 1864-1865 (M 100)
Correspondence between Union soldier in Virginia and his wife in Wisconsin, 55 items.

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, .25 cu.ft.

Byrd (Jesse M.) Collection, 1947, 1951 (M 330)
Letters, campaign material, speeches related to candidacy of Byrd for Governor of Mississippi, 25 items.

C Index

Caldwell (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.

Camp (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, 1943
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, 15 items.

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 (M 314)
Scrapbook documenting the Cargill-Powers family, 1 vol.

Carroll (Eleanor) Valentines Scrapbook, early 19th century (M 420)
Scrapbook sent to Carroll, 1 scrapbook.

Carroll (Joseph Charles) Autograph Book, 1841-1920 (M 200)
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 one-page 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, .15 cu.ft.

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 cu.ft.

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, 1 item.

Chevron Oil Company Aerial Photograph Collection, 1937-1960
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 cu.ft.

Children 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”, 4 items.

Ciccarelli (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 (M 329)
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.

Civil 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 cu. ft.

Civil War Band Instruments Research Collection, 1862-1865
Photographs of bands, bandsmen, and instruments, with supporting information, 1 folder.

Civil War Centennial Collection, 1960-1965
Newspapers, brochures, calendar of events, newspaper clippings, favors and invitations to festivities, .50 cu.ft.

Civil War History Collection, circa 1862-1966
An eclectic group of materials pertaining almost exclusively to the American Civil War, .25 cu. ft.

Civil War Stationery, 1860s
Illustrated songs on note paper, 4 items.

Civilian Conservation Corps, District "G" Historical Materials, 1934-1936
Printed publications about the C.C.C. District "G", 2 items.

Clark (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 items.

Clements (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, 1 item.

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.

Columbus 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, 1 item.

Confederate States of America, Medical Records, 1861-1865 (M 217)
Two journals and printed booklet relating to Confederate medical activities, 3 vols.

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 (M 209)
Correspondence, news clippings, photographs, and memorabilia related to career of Cook as educator and first president of Mississippi Normal College, 7.20 cu.ft.

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 item.

Cooper-Chapman-Thompson Letters, 1853-1893 (M 302)
Letters from military camp sites, family letters, and deeds of land in Newton County, Mississippi, 11 items.

County Institutes Programme and Syllabus, 1892-1893 (M 162)
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, 1 item.

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 (M 28)
Record book and membership list of this church in St. Clair County, Alabama, 2 items.

Crosby Family Letters and Miscellaneous Ledgers, 1849-1916
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.

Cumbus (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) (M 297)
Early settler of South Mississippi and Alabama, 1 vol.

D Index

Dabney (Thomas Gregory) Collection, 1892-1965 (M 7)
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, .75 cu.ft.

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, 4.5 cu.ft.

Daughters of the American Revolution-Twentieth Star Chapter Scrapbooks, 1967-1993
Official scrapbooks, 3 cu.ft.

Davies (Jon G.) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964 (M364)
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 (M 280)
Civil War diary of soldier in Company "D" of the 13th Mississippi Infantry, 1 item.

Davis (Charles) Papers, 1970s-1980s (M377)
Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg, 2.60 cu.ft.

Davis (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, 4 items.

Dearman Collection of Hattiesburg History, 1900-1910
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 (M 256)
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, 1 item.

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.

Dukes (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.


E Index

East (P.D.) Collection, 1957-1971 (M 324)
Issues of East's The Petal Paper, speech, and letters, .25 cu.ft.

East 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.

Edge (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 cu.ft.

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.


F Index

Fairley (J.C.) Civil Rights Collection, 1960-1990 (M 340)
NAACP correspondence and materials documenting the contributions of this Hattiesburg Civil Rights leader, .50 cu.ft.

Falk (Leslie A.) African American History Research Collection (M391)
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 213)
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.

Faulkner (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.

F.B.I. 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 41)
Letter from Mississippi Congressman regarding appointment of a cadet, 1 item.

Felder (Virginia Isabelle) Papers, 1931-1983 (M 197)
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 (M 275)
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 (M 270)
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 (M 69)
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 cu.ft.

Force (Caroline) WWII Collection, 1943-1965
Letters from her son in the South Pacific, 8 items.

Forrest County Cemetery Book Typescript, 1983-1984 (M 255)
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, 1 vol.

Forrest Motor Company Records, 1944-1954
Minutes of meetings of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi business, 1 vol.

Foster (Mildred Seymour) Papers, 1915-1993 (M 97)
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 289)
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, 1948-1995 (M396)
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.

G Index

Gammon (Guy L.) WWII Collection, 1943-1945; 1999
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.

Gandy (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 206)
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.

Gaudet (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, 5 items.

Gonzales (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, .20 cu.ft.

Goodyear Yellow Pine Company Photographs, 1918-1920 (M 134)
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 (M 20)
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.

Grantham (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. ft.

Grantham (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 (M 192)
Service records and family documents of two Union soldiers from Pennsylvania, .20 cu.ft.

Gregg (Maxcy) Requisition, 1861 (M 233)
Requisition for ammunition sent by Col. Gregg of South Carolina Volunteers, 1 item.

Grimke (Thomas S.) Address, 1831 (M 226)
Address at religious meeting by South Carolina State Senator Grimke, 1 item.

Grimsley (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.

Grupper (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 (M 284)
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.

H Index

Hamer (Fannie Lou) Papers, 1966-1978 (Cook Library, microfilm E185.97 .H35 A2)
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, 2 folders.

Hanley (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 (M 182)
Family correspondence, scrapbook, other of Mississippi railroad entrepreneur, politician, judge, and founder of Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Gulfport, Mississippi, .90 cu.ft.

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, 1 cu.ft.

Harmon (Duncan Sibley) Record Books, 1893-1903
Personal financial records, 4 items.

Harper (William E.) Muster Out Record, 1898 (M 154)
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 II, 1942-1945
Paratrooper in the European Theater and member of General Eisenhower's Honor Guard, 1 item.

Hattiesburg American Photograph Collection, 1974-1983
Photographs from a Hattiesburg newspaper, 4.50 cu.ft.

Hattiesburg Area Architectural Drawings, 1956-1973
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, 1985-1999
Minutes, correspondence, annual reports, brochures, newspaper clippings, etc., .25 cu.ft.

Hattiesburg 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, 2 items.

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, 1978-1986
Organizational records and membership information, 2 cu.ft.

Hattiesburg 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.

Hattiesburg 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 (M 247)
Minutes, 1 vol.

Hattiesburg Lions Club Records, 1928-1993 (M 273)
Organizational records, .80 cu.ft.

Hattiesburg Little Theatre Collection, 1975-1977 (M 331)
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, 1923-1971
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 211)
Monthly program reports, .20 cu.ft.

Hattiesburg YWCA Records, 1924-1984 (M 274)
Organizational records, .90 cu.ft.

Hawthorne (Gracie) Civil Rights Collection, 1965-1967, 1997
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 (M359)
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.

Henry-Rowell-Waldrup Papers
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.

Hensarling Family Collection, 1949-1960
USM materials and state teaching certificates, .30 cu.ft.

Hercules 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, 1 volume.

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.

Higdon (May) Papers, 1903-1908 (M 117)
Letters, teaching certificate, other, .25 cu.ft.

Higginbotham (Prieur Jay) Papers, 1958-1999 (M 126)
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 (M 281)
Typescripts of his memoirs of service in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, 1 folder.

Hinckley Sisters' Cash Book, 1875-1880, 1911-1914 (M 177)
Business records of Hinckley Mercantile Company in Hinckley, New York, .25 cu.ft.

Hinton (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.

Hodges (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, 3.6 cu.ft.

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, 1994-1999
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, .30 cu.ft.

Hollensed (Edna L.) Papers, 1940s-1960s
Miscellaneous personal papers of a Hattiesburg resident, .50 cu.ft.

Hollensed (John Wesley) Letters, 1860-1864 (M 34)
Correspondence between Confederate soldier in Company "C" of the 21st Mississippi Infantry and his family, .25 cu.ft.

Holmes (David) Collection, 1943-2005
An assortment of items relating to Mississippi’s first governor, David Holmes (1817-1820), 10 items.

Holmes (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, 10 items.

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.

Howe (Orville 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 (M 315)
Photographer Fred Hutchins' photographs of the aftermath of Hurricane Camille on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, 120 items.

Hurricane Katrina Research Collection, 2005
Images, articles and a book pertaining to the destruction of the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina, 13 items.

Hurricanes 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.

I Index

Ideal 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.

Indian 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 (M 291)
Photographs of pine and oak forests owned by this Lyman, Mississippi lumber company, 29 items.

J Index

Jack (Guy) Letter, 1922 (M 53)
Letter from Jack regarding his 1919 book about Kemper County, Mississippi, Iconoclast, 1 item.

Jackson (Alexander Melvorne) Papers, 1846-1892 (M 16)
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, 1964 (M400)
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 (M 6)
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.

Johnson (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 191)
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 319)
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 (M 321)
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, 1897
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.

K Index

Kappa 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 Reports, 1963
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.

"The 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.

Kuhn (Frank) "Voices of Freedom Summer" Collection, 1999-2000
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.

L Index

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 cu.ft.

Landskov (Norvin L.) Family Papers, 1957-1998
Materials pertaining to the life and career of USM professor of education, 1947-1972, .45 cu.ft.

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 (M 146)
Minutes of this Covington County, Mississippi church, .25 cu.ft.

Leaf 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.

Ledger, 1769-1774
Business ledger containing accounts for the Baltimore, Maryland, northern Virginia, and southeastern Pennsylvania area and early examples of Pitman Shorthand, 1 vol.

Ledger, 1882-1883
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 235)
Order written by General Lee to General Jubal Anderson Early, 1 item.

Leech (Andrew Candler) World War II Diary, 1943-1945 (M 285)
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, 1 item.

Lenoir (Dorothy) Papers, 1856-1968 (M 111)
Genealogical materials about the Lenoir and Foxworth families, .25 cu.ft.

Letcher (John) 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, 1 item.

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, 1918-1919
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, 36 cu.ft..

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.

Lotterhos (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.

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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 (M 292)
Photographs of Major-Sowers saw mills at Tallahala and Epley, Mississippi, 26 items.

Mantinband (Rabbi Charles) Papers, 1931-1997 (M 327)
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.

Marx (Charles 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 (1984-present).

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, 1 item.

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, 1 folder.

McLeod (John A.) Department Store Records, 1873-1982 (M 298)
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.

McQuagge (Carlton L.) Papers, 1928-1988
Materials documenting the life and career of USM professor and dean, .90 cu.ft.

Meridian Light and Railway Company Minute Book, 1901-1910 (M 294)
Business records of utility company acquired by Mississippi Power Company, 1 vol.

Methodist History Materials
Copies from J.B. Cain's book Methodism in the Mississippi Conference plus Madison County history, 1 folder.

Methodist 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.

Methodist 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.

Michaels (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 Mississippi.

Minn (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.

Mississippi Association of Educational Office Professionals, Higher Education Division Records, 1973-1986
Organizational records, 8.5 cu.ft.

Mississippi 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 cu.ft.

Mississippi Broadside Collection, 1881
Thanksgiving proclamation, 1 item.

Mississippi County Courthouse Photographs, 1975
Color photographs of Mississippi county courthouses, 4 panels.

Mississippi Education Association Records, 1966-1974 (M 128)
Organizational records, 1.35 cu.ft.

Mississippi Historical Collection, 1898; circa 1920s
Three black and white photographs taken in Mississippi, 3 items.

Mississippi 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, 1909-2000
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.

Mississippi, 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.

Mississippi Renewal 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.

Mississippi 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.

Mississippi (State of) Proposed Flag, 2001
Replica of proposed new flag, 1 item.

Mississippi (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.

Mitchell, Little, and Armstrong Families, 1862-1944
Miscellaneous family papers, .50 cu.ft.

The Mobile Riverine Force Association Vietnam Research Collection
Photocopies of Combat After Action Reports and Duty Officer's Log for 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry (1968), .25 cu.ft.

Monaco vs. Mississippi, 1833-1934 (M 179)
Research paper on lawsuit by Monaco regarding issuance of bonds, 1 item.

Moore (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.

Moorman (Charles) Papers, 1956-1970
Literary manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondence regarding his books and articles about middle English literature, 1 cu.ft.

Morgan (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.

Morrison (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, 1.8 cu.ft.

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.

Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg Records, 1924-2001
Records, scrapbooks, memorabilia, 9 video cassettes, 6 DVDs, etc., 14.25 cu.ft.

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Natchez Business Ledger, 1820-1827
Unidentified ledger, .25 cu.ft.

Natchez Trace Research Collection, 1704-1978 (M 249)
Research materials collected by historians of the Natchez Trace Parkway, 7.64 cu.ft.

National Organization for Women, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Chapter, Records, 1980-1984
Records documenting the activities of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi chapter of NOW, 8.5 cu.ft.

Nau (John Frederick) Papers, 1955-1980
Personal papers and research materials of this USM professor of religion and philosophy, 1 cu.ft.

New England 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.

Newman (J.J.) Lumber Company Records, 1895-1943 (M 286)
Ledgers of this important Hattiesburg, Mississippi lumber company, 13 vols.

Newsome (Stella B.) Pageant Script, 1936 (M 129)
Written for the Newton County (Mississippi) Centennial, 1 folder.

Newspaper 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.

Nolan (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.

North (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.

Nuclear 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.

Nydegger Family Papers, 1905-1987 (M 186)
Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, genealogical materials, 1.5 cu.ft.

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Oakman (Jack H.) World War II Memoir, 1941-1945
His reminiscences of service in the European Theater and as a prisoner of war, 1 item.

Ogletree (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.

Okinawa World War II Photographs, 1945 (M 283)
Taken during the invasion by U.S. Marines, 14 items.

Old Union Baptist Church Minutes, 1866-1878 (M 343)
Minutes of this Jasper County, Mississippi church, 1 item.

The Olympic Record Newspaper, 1984
Copies of the official newspaper of the 1984 Summer Olympics, 17 items.

Oregon Territory Map, 1841
Made by U.S. Exploring Expedition commanded by Charles Wilkes, 1 item.

Original Home and Garden Club Collection, 1927-1990
Scrapbooks, minute books, yearbooks, photographs, histories of Hattiesburg's oldest garden club, 3.5 cu.ft.

Orpheus Club Records, 1926-1986 (M 409)
Organizational records of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi literary club, 1.35 cu.ft.

Orris (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.

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Parker (John) Collection, 1864 (M 223)
Autograph book of 309 officers imprisoned at Johnson Island Military Prison near Sandusky, Ohio, 1 folder.

Parker (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.

Parliamentarians' Records-Mississippi Division of the National Association of Parliamentarians, 1949-1977 (M 202)
Organizational records, 1.10 cu.ft.

Parliamentarians' Records-Theta Unit, Miss. Div. of the National Association of Parliamentarians, 1959-1969 (M 93)
Organizational records, .65 cu.ft.

Patrick (Andrew J.) Letter, 1862 (M 106)
Letter from a Confederate soldier near Holly Spring, Mississipi to his family, 1 item.

Pearl 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 pages.

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 cu.ft.

Pitts (Jack E.) Account of Stuart's Raid, 1890's (M 279)
Account of a raid near Tunstall's Station, Virginia, 1 folder.

Political 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.

Political 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
A collection of correspondence, estate documents, certificates, newsletters, genealogical materials and other items pertaining to the families of Abner Polk and his wife, Ida Chambers Polk.

Postcard Collection
Miscellaneous postcards, 1.6 cu.ft.

Postlethwaite (A.J.) Records, 1849-1858 (M 39)
Business invoices of a Natchez, Mississippi dry goods dealer, .25 cu.ft.

Powers (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.

Preer (George Thomas) Papers, 1948-1979 (M 215)
Documenting the life and career of USM Presbyterian student advisor, .90 cu.ft.

Prenshaw (Maude Leet) Papers, 1926-1975 (M 262)
Poems by Mississippi Poet Laureat, 3 cu.ft.

Prenshaw (Peggy) Papers, 1983-1985
Research material and manuscripts of her books on Mississippi authors Elizabeth Spencer and Eudora Welty, 2 cu.ft.

Prescott (Thomas C.) Letter, 1864 (M 76)
Letter from Union officer of troops occupying Natchez, Mississippi, 1 item.

Press (Betty) Photographs, 2005
Three compact disks containing digital images of photographs taken by Press during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, 3 items.

Presser (William) Original Music Scores, 1969-1978
Composed by USM professor of music, 3 cu.ft.

Price (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.

Pulley (Mary Winton) Papers, 1876-1956 (M 92)
Documentation of her life and career as USM registrar, .90 cu.ft.

Purvis, Mississippi Municipal Records, 1990-1997
Documents pertaining to Purvis government, .75 cu.ft.

Purvis Tornado Photographs, 1908 (M 252)
Aftermath of Purvis, Mississippi tornado, 63 items.

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Quantrill (William Clarke) Research Collection, 1858-1964 (M 243)
Research collection about leader of Quantrill's Raiders in Missouri, .66 cu.ft.

Quitman (John Anthony) Letter, 1850 (M 63)
Letter from Mississippi Governor Quitman to Connecticut Governor noting dispatch of copies of Mississippi laws, 1 item.

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Rabb (W.C.) Farm Journal, 1839-1853
Journal of farmer in Yazoo County, Mississippi, 1 folder.

Rachal (John R.) Papers, 1998 (M 417)
Reprint of USM professor of adult education's award-winning article on Freedom Schools, 1 item.

Railroad 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, 535.5 cu.ft.

Railroad Stock & Bond Certificate Collection, mid 1800's-early 1900's (M 348)
From various railroad companies, .50 cu.ft.

Randall (Herbert) 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 with the opening of the exhibit "Faces of Freedom Summer: The Photographs of Herbert Randall", and materials related to the book Faces of Freedom Summer, 2 cu.ft.

Rankin (John E.) Collection, 1932-1964 (M 333)
Letters, speeches, publications of Mississippi Congressman Rankin, .25 cu.ft.

Rankin (Thomas J.) Letters, 1861-1862 (M 50)
Letters from Confederate soldier with the 7th Mississippi Infantry to his wife, 7 items.

"Recollections of the Sanatorium" Typescript, n.d.
History of the Mississippi Tuberculosis Sanatorium near Magee, 1 folder.

"Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer" (M 399)
One video cassette of a documentary film examining the experiences of Freedom Summer participants on a personal level.

Republican Party of Forrest County Records, 1959-1964 (M 203)
Miscellaneous materials, .20 cu.ft.

Riley Collection of Mississippi Documents, Newspapers, and Letters, 1646-1980
Miscellaneous collections of materials concerning or relating to the state of Mississippi, 10 cu.ft.

Rimer (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.

Riverside 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.

Roberts (Anna Margaret) Papers, 1908-1960 (M 138)
Documentation of the life and career of USM librarian, .50 cu.ft.

Roberts (Wallace) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964-2000 (M 349)
Letters, articles, clippings, photos of volunteer in Shaw, Mississippi, .10 cu.ft.

Robinson (John Leroy "Lee") Papers, 1861-1882 (M 301)
Letters from a Conderate soldier with the Mississippi Volunteers, 27 items.

Rodney Family Papers
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.

Rose (Stephen C.) Papers (M389)
Materials relating to his activities as author, composer, songwriter, minister, Civil Rights activist, and editor, 3 cu.ft.

Ross (Thomas Jefferson) Business Ledger, 1855-1878 (M 300)
Business records of a mercantile business in south central Mississippi, 1 vol.

Rotary Club District 6840 Records, 1964-1998
Organizational records of district encompassing the southern third of Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana, 32.65 cu.ft.

Rotary Club of Hattiesburg Records, 1918-1993 (M 288)
Organizational records, 21.65 cu.ft.

Rue (Myrtis) African American Hattiesburg Collection, 1980
Newspaper article about history of Hattiesburg, Mississippi from the African American perspective, 1 item.

Ruleville, Mississippi Historical Collection, 1965-1996
Histories of Ruleville, the Ruleville Baptist Church, and the Ruleville United Methodist Church. 5 items.

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St. Thomas Parish Collection
DVD relating the effects of Hurricane Katrina on St. Thomas Parish in Long Beach, Mississippi, 1 item.

Salem Baptist Church (Miss.) Records, 1874-1894 (M 121)
Records of this Covington County, Mississippi church, 1 folder.

Scanlan (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, Andrew Schiffrin.

Schuller (Gunther)/Carnovale (Norbert) Collection, 1950-1986
Research collection about composer and conductor Schuller compiled by USM professor of music Carnovale, 1.20 cu.ft.

Schwartz (Edith M.) Collection, 1913-1977 (M 418)
Personal and genealogical materials, .25 cu.ft.

Schwartz (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.

Scott (Flo Hampton) Papers, 1960's (M 86)
Anecdotal tales in her book That Passing Laughter, .25 cu.ft.

Scott (T.P.) Papers, 1896-1952 (M 276)
Documentation of the life and career of USM vice president and Mississippi educator, .90 cu.ft.

Sellers (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 cu.ft.

Shahn (Ben) Lithographs, 1964
Framed signed lithographs by noted American artist of murdered Civil Rights workers Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman, 3 items.

Shaw (Milton W.) Letter, 1863 (M 59)
Letter from Union soldier with Grant's troops in north Mississippi, 2 items.

Shaw (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.

Sheffield (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.

Shemper Family Papers, 1893-1996
Hattiesburg family album, 1 vol.

Shepard (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.

Shows (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 (M 360)
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).

Shreve (William Price) Papers, 1861-1864 (M 29)
His Civil War memoir, 1 item.

Simmons (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 cu.ft.

Sitzer (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.

Skates (John Ray) / History of the Mississippi Supreme Court Research Collection, 1817-1973 (M 130)
Research for his book A History of the Mississippi Supreme Court, 1817-1948. 2 cu.ft.

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.

Slobodkin (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.

Smith (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.

Smith (Rufus M. and Carolyn M.) World War I Collection, 1919
Photographs, newsletters, postcards, brochure from World War I, .25 cu.ft.

Smith (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.

Southern Book Arts Collection, 1997; 2003, 2006
Various materials relating to the USM Libraries’ Book Art Lecture Series, 5 items.

Southern 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, 1 item.

Southern Tourism Collection, circa 1930s-1960
Ten pamphlets promoting tourism in the Gulf South Central States of Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi, 10 items.

Sowerwine (Charles) Freedom Summer Collection (M 372)
Two letters by civil rights volunteer.

Spanish-American War Documents, 1898, 1937
An 1898 discharge and a 1937 broadside comparing this war with the Civil War and World War I, 2 items.

Spears (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.

Speer (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.

Spight (Thomas) Letters, 1858-1887 (M 47)
Family correspondence of the Spight and Barnett families, some relating to the Civil War, 21 items.

Stanley (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.

Stevens (M. James) Mississippi and Gulf Coast Research Collection, 1550-1987
Research notebooks of this Mississippi historian, 30 cu.ft.

Stevens (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.

St. Francis Xavier School History, n.d.
Documentation of the history of this Vicksburg, Mississippi school, .25 cu.ft.

Stocks (Peter) Papers, 1960-1983
Documentation of the life and career of this USM professor of microbiology, 1 cu.ft.

Stone (John Marshall) Letter, 1891 (M 132)
Letter written by Mississippi Governor Stone for autograph seeker, 1 item.

Stoner (Peter) Papers, 1964 (M 168)
Two memoirs of his Civil Rights activities in Mississippi in 1964, 2 items.

Stout (Polly) Papers, 1960s-1996 (M122)
Documentation of the life and career of "Miss Polly", assistant to four USM presidents, .45 cu.ft.

Stout (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.

Student Research Papers, 1998- (M 413)
Notable undergraduate students' research papers, .25 cu. ft.

Sullivan-Kilrain 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.

Sundell (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, 3 items.

T Index

Talmadge (Eugene) Pamphlets, 1942 (M 180)
Materials of his 1942 campaign for Governor of Georgia, other, 7 items.

Tatum Family Collection, 1991
Biographical sketch of W.S.F. Tatum, 1 item.

Taylor (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.

Temple B'Nai Israel Records, 1960-1997
Minutes, scrapbooks, newsletters, programs, other of this Hattiesburg, Mississippi congregation, 3 cu.ft.

Thigpen (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.

Thomas (Emmett V.) Papers, 1964-1968
Documentation of the life and career of a Biloxi, Mississippi insurance agent and realtor, 1 cu.ft.

Thompson (Jacob) Speech, 1847 (M 224)
U.S. Congressman from Mississippi Thompson's speech to Congress on the war with Mexico and slavery, 1 item.

Thompson (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.

Thompson (Joseph Oswalt) Letter, 1926 (M 207)
Genealogical topics, 1 item.

Thompson (Lou E.) / Attala County Records, 1860-1944 (M 193)
Personal papers and county records, .20 cu.ft.

Thompson (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.

Tiberiis (Douglas) White Folks Project Collection, 1964-1965 (M 378)
Original and printed materials accumulated by WFP volunteer, 1 folder.

Tiblier (Eugene) Letter, 1863 (M 77)
Letter from Confederate soldier in Company "E" of the 3rd Mississippi Infantry, 1 item.

Tingle (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.

Tomicich (Maymie Pitts) Yearbook, 1924
Pine Burr yearbook of Mississippi Woman's College (now William Carey College), 1 vol.

Torkington (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.

Trebotich (John L.) World War II Collection, 1940s
Photograph documenting his service and that of his five brothers in World War II, 1 item.

Trommer (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.

Tullos (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, 15 items.

Tung Oil Research and Development Collection
Correspondence, research notes, reports, newsletters, and journal articles, 32 cu.ft.

Tusa (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.

20th Century Political Materials, 1919-1920
Speeches on the League of Nations, Theodore Roosevelt, labor problems, etc., 10 items.

U Index

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Nathan Bedford Forrest Chapter Records, 1901-1982 (M 204)
Organizational records, 2 cu.ft.

United States Adjutant General's Office, General Orders #25, 1870 (M 239)
Order dissolving the Fourth Military District of Mississippi and Arkansas, 1 item.

United States Army Fourth Military District Documents, 1868-1869 (M 65)
Rosters of officers and companies, 1 folder.

United States Army Office of Subsistence (Vicksburg, Miss.) Report, 1863 (M 135)
Report on distribution of rations to local citizens, 1 item.

United States Army Ordnance Corps Letter, 1826 (M 55)
On the subject of arms for state militia, 1 item.

United States Daughters of 1812 Newsletter, 1984-1990
Organizational newsletter, .40 cu.ft.

United States Department of Interior Land Office Letter, 1905
Regarding the charter of the village of Bassfield, Mississippi, 1 item.

United States Forest Service, Harrison Experimental Forest Station Collection, 1925-1990 (M 318)
Photographs, slides, maps, and manuscripts produced by Station scientists and staff, 9 cu.ft.

United 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 item.

United States Land Patent-Alabama, 1821 (M 142)
For 160 acres of land in Washington County, Alabama, 1 item.

United States Land Patent-Mississippi, 1841 (M 83)
For 483 acres of land in Scott County, Mississippi, 1 item.

United States Land Patent-Mississippi, 1841 (M 164)
For 40 acres of land in Covington County, Mississippi, 1 item.

United States Land Patents-Alabama, 1837; Mississippi, 1841 (M 143)
Three patents for land in Alabama and Mississippi, 3 items.

United States Provost Marshal's Office (4th District, Richmond, Va.) Documents, 1865 (M 218)
Includes copy of President Lincoln's amnesty proclamation of December 8, 1863, 3 items.

U.S. Army World War II Recruiting Posters, 1942
Copies of a recruiting poster, 2 items.

U.S. 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.

U.S. 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.

U.S. 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.

U.S.S. 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.

U.S.S. 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.

United 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.

University 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.

V Index

Van Buren (Louisa D. Mott) Civil War Memoir, 1861-1960 (M 220)
Her Civil War memoir, .25 cu.ft.

Vanek (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.

Van 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).

Video 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.

Vinzant Family Records, 1848-1926
Documents of this Smith County, Mississippi family, .10 cu.ft.

Virden (Admiral Frank) Papers, 1965-1985
Materials relating to South America, 4 cu.ft.

Virginia 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.

Virginia 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.

Virginia Militia, 114th Regiment, Company F (Captain William Wolford's Company) Morning Report, 1862 (M 296)
1 item.

W Index

Wade (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.

Walcott (E.D.) Letter, 1828 (M 45)
Family, economic, and political news from a settler in Walnut Hills, Mississippi, 1 item.

Walen (Ernest A.) Collection, 1821-1955 (M 123)
Documentation of his Civil War Collection, .70 cu.ft.

Walker (J. Fred) Papers, 1948-1977
Documentation of the life and career of USM professor of biological sciences, 8 cu.ft.

Wallace (George C.) Speeches, 1961-1968 (M 308)
Speeces of Alabama Governor Wallace, .50 cu.ft.

Waller (Robert C.) Photographs, 1945-1977
Photographic negatives of people, places, and events of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 65 cu.ft.

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.

Walthall (Felix L.) Letter, 1863 (M 290)
Letter from Confederate solider in the Mississippi swamps, 1 item.

Ware Family Papers, 1881-1952
Tax receipts from Smith and Simpson Counties, Mississippi, etc., 1 folder.

Watkins (W.H.) Letter, 1861 (M 303)
Letter regarding sale of land, 1 item.

Watson (Ernest I.) Autobiography, 1974
The autobiography of a 50-year journalist in Louisiana and Mississippi, 1 item.

Wells (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.

Wells (Samuel J.) Collection, 1980s
Manuscripts, galley proofs, other relating to his book After Removal: The Choctaws in Mississippi and additional Native American research materials, 5 cu.ft.

Wester (Dr. Brooks H.) Papers, 1940-1982
Documentation of his life as a Baptist preacher in the South, 14 cu.ft.

Westerman (William) Document, 1823 (M 110)
His contract as a teacher in Natchez (?), Mississippi, 1 item.

Weston (John) Letters, 1845 (M 231)
Genealogical topics, 3 items.

Weston Lumber Company Photographs, 1920-1024 (M 293)
2 items.

Wheat (Edward M.) Papers, 1976-2000
Publications and professional papers reflecting the 23-year career of USM professor of political science, 1 cu.ft.

Wheat (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.

Whitehead (Dr. P.F.) Letters, 1864 (M 124)
Letters from a Confederate surgeon with Loring's Division in Alabama and Georgia, 77 items.

Whitfield (James) Letter, 1838 (M 66)
Regarding a buying trip to New York and Philadelphia, 1 item.

Whitworth 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 1927
One DVD copy of a 13-minute a film shot in Wiggins, Hattiesburg, and on the road between the two cities, 1 item.

Wilcox (William E.) Letters, 1854-1889 (M 125)
Letters from a Union soldier in Company "K" of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry, .25 cu.ft.

Wiley (Bell I.) Typescript of Southern Negroes 1861-1865, 1933 (M 307)
.50 cu.ft.

Wilkerson (Edward Clinton) Collection, 1926-1933
Business records of a general store near Lake, Mississippi, .75 cu.ft.

Williams (Howard S.) Papers, 1916-1960 (M 3)
Documentation of his career as a traveling evangelist, 1.8 cu.ft.

Wilson (Augusta Jane Evans) Letter, 1889 (M 152)
Letter to Major E.C. Walthall thanking him for his compliments on her novel Infelice, 1 item.

Wilson (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.

Winter (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. 1 item.

Women's Club of Hattiesburg Records, 1920-1967 (M 163)
Organizational records, .20 cu.ft.

Woods 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.

Word (James O.) Collection, 1963
Correspondence regarding U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 3 items

Worthing (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.

Woullard (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.

XYZ Index

Yoder (Paul) Musical Scores, 1940-1980
Manuscript and published scores of his compositions for marching bands, 30 cu.ft.

Young (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 (M 320)
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.

 

Revision date: February 25, 2010

Subject Archives Collections

Alphabetical Archives Collections