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Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection

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This collection consists of the writing materials and manuscripts from one of the South's most notable authors, Will D. Campbell, as well as an eclectic blend of materials from the civil rights era.

The Accessioned Manuscripts Collection contains items from various processed collections which have not yet received their personal collection code.

This collection contains Associated Press Wire Service bulletins regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.

The Paul B. Johnson Family Papers collection span the political careers and personal lives of Mississippi's only father and son governors -- Paul Burney Johnson, Sr. (1940-1943) and Paul Burney Johnson, Jr. (1960-1964).

This collection consists of photographs showcasing the devastating destruction to people, homes, and businesses across the Mississippi Gulf Coast immediately following the category 5 Hurricane Camille in August of 1969, photographed by Fred Hutchings.

The Alexander Melvorne Jackson papers contain correspondence and records pertaining to a wide variety of subjects. These include family concerns, Mississippi politics, the Mexican War, the New Mexico Territory, the Arizona Campaign of the Civil War and Texas Politics.

The Granville W. and Mary Caroline Belcher Letters contain correspondences between Granville, a confederate soldier, and his wife Mary.

The Charles F. Heartman Papers collection consists of documents chronicling the life and career of Charles F. Heartman, a well known antiquarian book dealer and one of the foremost authorities on rare Americana of his time, from about 1893 until his death in 1953.

This collection contains materials from Mississippi's first female Lieutenant Governor, Evelyn Gandy’s, personal and political life, speeches, women’s advancements, newspaper articles, Gandy family information, property information, films and tapes, photographs, memorabilia, and scrapbooks.

The Maxcy Gregg Requisition collection consists of a requisition from Colonel Maxcy Gregg of the 1st Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers to Colonel Edward Manigault, Chief of Ordnance Department, written from headquarters on Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor on February 8, 1861, requesting 40,000 musket cartridges and 40,000 percussion caps for his regiment.

This collection consists of documents relating to Albert F. Gordon's participation, and subsequent arrest, in the Freedom Ride Civil Rights protest. Materials pertaining to Gordon's profession as a teacher and his travels are also included.

The Okinawa World War II Photographs collection consists of fourteen aerial photographs of the Okinawa capital, Naha, which portray effects of preliminary bombing by American aircraft during World War II.

The John Cabell Breckinridge Dispatch collection consists of a dispatch from Brigadier General John C. Breckinridge to Colonel H. P. Brewster in Corinth, Mississippi, in response to his request for information on Union troop movements in northeast Mississippi, and warning about a potential attack on the railroad at Glen Dale (Glen), Mississippi, about two weeks before the battle at Shiloh, Tennessee, during the American Civil War.

This collection consists primarily of materials that document Zoya Zeman's activities as a student volunteer in Clarksdale, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer. The majority of the items in the collection date from 1964 and after.

The Eugene Talmadge Pamphlets collection consists of five campaign pamphlets for Eugene Talmadge in his 1942 race for re-election as governor of Georgia and a photograph of white and negro members of the Union of Georgia, an organization which promoted racial equality in the South.

This collection contains a letter from members of the Columbus Riflemen dated April 21, 1900, addressed to Miss Anna Banks and acknowledges that the United Daughters of the Confederacy have set aside April 27th as a special day to honor Confederate dead.

This collection consists of documentation and evidence collected by Assistant District Attorney Robert B. Helfrich concerning the prosecution of former Ku Klux Klan members Sam Bowers and Charles Noble for the 1966 murder of Vernon F. Dahmer, Sr. in Forrest County, Mississippi.

The Thomas C. Prescott Letter collection consists of one letter written on December 11, 1864, by Thomas C. Prescott, a soldier in the 8th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, to his friend, Cyrus, a member of the 13th New Hampshire Regiment, during the American Civil War.

The Bob Hubbard Hurricane Camille Photographs collection consists of 26 color photographs which depict homes and buildings of historic and social significance in the Bay St. Louis/Waveland area of Mississippi before and after Hurricane Camille on August 17 and 18, 1969.

The Merry B. Harris Papers collection consists of important letters and documents from lawyer and Confederate soldier Merry B. Harris ranging from 1860-1862.

This collection consists of a communication from Peter B. Starke, commissioner from Mississippi, to the Virginia General Assembly, dated March 1860, requesting the Virginia General Assembly to give him an answer as to whether Virginia will participate in South Carolina's proposed convention of Southern states, whose purpose was to discuss a union (not disunion or secession) which the North would respect.

Customs form for the Confederate States of America recording the shipment of whiskey via the Mississippi Central Railroad to J. P. Atkinson at Holly Springs, Mississippi, dated 13 May 1861.

This collection consists of biographical and personal materials that document the life and professions of teacher, politician, and Civil Rights icon, Victory Gray Adams, from her school days in the 1940's to her final years as a University lecturer in the early 2000's.

This collection consists of a document, written on March 8, 1864, at Columbus, Mississippi, reporting the proceedings of a Board of Survey convened in front of the Confederate Army headquarters in Columbus, whose purpose was to assess the value of the horses belonging to the Brigadier General and his staff.

The Gilbert H. Hoffman Papers and Research Collection contains the research notes and photographs which Hoffman compiled and collected for the book, Dummy Lines Through the Longleaf, a history of sawmill operations and logging railroads in Southwest Mississippi during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In addition, it contains hundreds of other photographs, both positive and negative images, of other railroads and logging operations principally in Mississippi, but also from other locations in the South and throughout the United States.

The William H. and Hattie L. Hardy Papers consists of scrapbooks, memorial books, photographs, and correspondences between Captain William Hardy, Confederate soldier, lawyer, and founder of the cities of Hattiesburg, Gulfport, and Laurel Mississippi, and his wife Hattie.

The Levi Lewis Letters collection consists of typescripts of forty-two letters, a photocopy of a photograph, four pieces of Civil War stationary, two express company receipts, and a poem from Union soldier Levi Lewis ranging from August 1861 to his death in March 1863.

The Jack E. Pitts Account of Stuart's Raid collection consists of one fourteen page memoir written by Jack E. Pitts, a private soldier in Company K, First Virginia Cavalry, about his experiences in the American Civil War. Written chronologically, the memoir deals exclusively with Confederate cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart's encircling raid around the Army of the Potomac outside of Richmond, Virginia, between June 12 and 15, 1862.

This collection consists of two printed booklets, dated 1892 and 1893, intended for use by teachers who attended a County Institute, an early workshop held in school districts throughout Mississippi.

Postcards with scenes of Mississippi and other states.

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