The Governors of Mississippi
listed below are considered standard reference sources on Mississippi
history. A short description of the contents of each is included. The
books are available in the Cleanth Brooks Reading Room of the McCain
Library and Archives.
V. History of Mississippi and Civil Government. Louisville, Ky.:
Courier-Journal Job Printing Company, 1892. [Miss 341 .D9x 1892]
Intended as a text for Mississippi public schools, this book is arranged
chronologically with each chapter covering certain identified years
in the state's history.
Richard Aubrey. A History of Mississippi, 2 vols. Hattiesburg,
Miss.: University & College Press of Mississippi, 1973. [Miss F341 M19] The most recent comprehensive history of the state, this work
is arranged chronologically with topical chapters focusing attention
on special trends or developments.
Men of Spine in Mississippi. Gulfport, Miss.: The Dixie Press,
1940. [Miss F340 R32]
only selected governors in his book on great men in the history of the
L. School History of Mississippi. Richmond, Va.: B. F. Johnson
Publishing Co., 1905. [Miss F341 .R54] Intended as a school textbook,
this work has a topical arrangement and contains clear line drawings
of late 19th century governors.
Dunbar. History of Mississippi, the Heart of the South, vols.
I-IV. Chicago-Jackson: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925. [Miss
F341 R86] Volume one begins with physical features and Mississippi
Indians, then follows politics of the state through the Civil War;
volume two continues the chronological arrangement and includes
brief county histories. Volumes three and four contain biographical
Dunbar. Mississippi, vols. 1-3. Atlanta: Southern Historical
Publishing Association, 1907. [Miss Room F339 R88] Entries are arranged
alphabetically; volume three contains biographical materials.
Dunbar. The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi.
1908. Nashville, Tenn.: Press of the Brandon Printing Co., 1908. [Miss
J87 M74a] The 1908 volume gives names and information about the state
since 1817. This publication has continued to the present date, published
now every four years and called "The Blue Book."
Cecil Lamar. The Governors of Mississippi. Gretna, La.: Pelican
Publishing Co., 1980. [Miss F340 .S9] Governors of the territory and
state are included in order of their first term of office. Each governor's
entry includes biographical information, information about the governor's
race, and major events in his administration. Black and white photographs
are also included on picture pages throughout the book.
Walter Nesbit and Ethridge, George H. Mississippi: A History,
3 vols. Hopkinsville, Ky.: The Historical Record Association, [ca. 1924].
(Miss F341 T39x) This three-volume work contains a narrative account
of state history with chapters on each governor's administration.
in the Mississippiana Vertical File consist primarily of newspaper clippings,
both contemporary and historical. Use the name of the governor to request
vertical file folder(s) from the reference librarian.
of Mississippi History. This journal has been published since 1938.
There is a cumulative index to volumes 1 - 20 and a compilation
of indexes for volumes 21 - 38.
of the Mississippi Historical Society, vols. I-XIV. This series
of articles was published from 1898-1914. There is an index to the issues
in volume X but it does not cover the last four volumes. [Miss F 336
of the Mississippi Historical Society, vols. I-V (Centenary Series).
[Miss F 336 M75] Centenary Series was published from 1916-1925.
There is an index in each issue.
addresses of the governors:
Addresses of the Governors of Mississippi, 1817-1890. University,
Miss.: Bureau of Governmental Research, 1981. [Miss F341 M57 I63x 1817-1890]
Addresses of the Governors of Mississippi, 1890-1980. University,
Miss.: Bureau of Governmental Research, 1980. [Miss F341 M57 I63x 1890-1980]
materials consist of documents created by the individual for whom the
collection is named. These materials are also referred to as primary
sources. They are kept in a special area of the library and their use
is monitored through a researcher registration application and individual
assistance by archives staff members.
M2 Bilbo (Theodore G.)
Papers (690 cu.ft.)
(David) Letter (1 item)
(Gerard Chittocque) Letter (1 item)
(Aleexander G.) Letters (3 items)
(John Anthony) Letter (1 item)
(Henry S.) Letter and Autograph (2 items)
(Ridgely C.) Letter (1 item)
(John Marshall) Letter (1 item)
(Paul B. Jr.) Family Papers (86 cu.ft.)
Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi records
memories and views of events, personalities, and accessions in the history
of Mississippi by interviewing persons with knowledge of these events.
One governor and one governor's wife have been subjects of oral histories.
Ross Robert (v. 26)
Carroll (v. 210)
oral history interviews contain information about Mississippi governors.
Guide to the Mississippi Hall of Fame. 1935. (Miss F340 .R86) This
pamphlet gives a brief biographical sketch of each individual whose
portrait is in the Hall of Fame and tells when each portrait was hung.
Many governors' portraits are included in the Hall of Fame. The pamphlet
does not contain a copy of the portraits.
Vera Jacobs. Mississippi Portraiture. National Society Colonial
Dames of America in Mississippi and Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, 1987.
[Miss F340 .M6442y 1987] Only three governors' portraits are included
in this book.
H. Mississippi votes: the presidential and gubernatorial elections
1947-1964. Mississippi State University: Science Research Center,
1967. (Miss JK4693 1964 .A73)