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Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection

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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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

The William H. and Sallie J. Hardy Papers consists of original and duplicate correspondence, photographs, video tapes, newspaper clippings, scrapbook pages, and memorabilia from William H. and Sallie J. Hardy.

The Hugh Boyle Ewing Letter collection consists of a letter written by Brigadier General Hugh Boyle Ewing of the Union Army, encamped outside of Jackson, Mississippi on July 14, 1863, recounting to his wife the shelling of Jackson, the discovery of some papers belonging to Jefferson Davis, the murder of a Federal officer by the 3rd Texas Calvary, and the capture of the 3rd Texas Calvary by General William Tecumseh Sherman.

The Theodore G. Bilbo Papers document the activities of the former Mississippi governor and United States Senator from approximately 1905-1947.

The Weston Lumber Company Photographs collection consists of two oversized, panoramic views of the H. Weston Lumber Company in Logtown, Mississippi, taken sometime between 1920 and 1924, which show the mill in full operation.

This collection contains photographs taken by Candy Brown Gonzalez in Mississippi during her time as a Mississippi Freedom Summer Project volunteer in 1964.

This collection consists of materials that document the life and career of Rabbi Charles Mantinband including biographical materials, various writings by Martinband, and items related to the Civil Rights Movement.

This collection consists of a report by the Committee on Public Lands (dated February 3, 1816) dealing with the petitions of the people of the Mississippi Territory for compensation from Creek Indian depredations. Also included in the collection is another report from the Committee on Public Lands (dated February 12, 1816) making a request of the legislature of the Mississippi Territory to adjust land claims in the territory.

This collection consists of various items and documents relating to the various activities of the Adams County Board of Police that were generated between 1840-1842 and 1850-1856, in Adams County, Mississippi, including warrants for payment to Constable Peter Laurence, road and bridge maintenance reports, sundry license applications, and documents relating to the county alms house and allegiance oaths by Board of Police members.

This collection contains three original American Civil War military commissions for William G. Smith, with dates ranging from May 1862 to September 1863.

The John Mason Loomis Letter collection consists of a letter from Union Civil War Colonel John Mason Loomis of the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Corps to Captain T. J. London, Assistant Adjutant General of the 1st Division, 16th Corps, July 20, 1863, concerning the movements of his unit from Oak Ridge, Mississippi, on July 4, 1863 to Jackson, Mississippi, on July 10, 1863 and the activities of his brigade to July 16, 1863.

This collection consists of a three-page memoir of Raymond Shonholtz's experiences as a Mississippi Freedom Summer volunteer during the summer of 1964, as well as other memorabilia.

This collection consists of a certificate of survey for a 130 acre tract of land in the Natchez District of Mississippi owned by John Burnet.

This collection consists of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Holly Springs, Mississippi, including biographical information regarding Freedom Summer volunteers, photographs, correspondence, subject files, printed materials, and artifacts.

Thirteen letters written in May, June, and July 1862 by John Q. Adams to his wife Sarah ("Kate") from military campsites at Shiloh, Tenn., and in northern Mississippi, specifically the areas of Pope, Farmington, Corinth, Booneville and Big Springs.

The Daisy Harris Wade Papers collection consists of materials that document civil rights activities in Hattiesburg and Forrest County during the 1960s, including materials relating to the Forrest County Branch of the NAACP (ca. 1958-1968), the Forrest County Action Committee for 1967 and 1974, and newspaper clippings, publications, magazine articles, and other documents that pertain to civil rights leaders and civil rights issues in Mississippi, and elsewhere in the South.

The Sullivan-Kilrain Fight Collection consists of documents and photographs concerning the last professional bare-knuckle championship boxing match in America, between heavyweight champion, John L. Sullivan and the challenger, Jake Kilrain, held on Monday, July 8, 1889, in the small sawmill community of Richburg, Mississippi.

The Joseph Reid Anderson Letter collection consists of a letter written on Tredegar Iron Works stationery by Joseph Anderson, president and owner of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia, to Messrs. Niel, Davidson & Co. in New York with a check for $65.45.

This collection consists of a letter written by Milton W. "Milt" Shaw, a member of the 5th Iowa Volunteer Regiment, on March 10, 1863, to his friend Alf Giague in Birmingham, Iowa.

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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