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Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection

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

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.

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

This collection consists of letters, certificates, and medals written and awarded to Courtney L. Frobenius for his service in the Vietnam War, as well as detailed maps, copies from books, memoirs, and speeches concerning those involved.

A letter dated January 20, 1883, from Ralph North in Natchez, Mississippi, to Sargent Prentiss Nutt concerning Nutt's request for confirmation of the capture of two coal boats in Natchez in the spring of 1863 by a Federal gunboat.

The T.P. Scott Papers collection contains a unique array of materials relating to the history of Mississippi Normal College (now the University of Southern Mississippi), as well as items pertaining to other aspects of Thomas Percival Scott's career as an educator. While the inclusive dates are ca. 1896 - 1952, the primary focus of the collection is the period 1910 - 1912.

The Ray M. Thompson Papers are comprised primarily of newspaper clippings, magazine articles, photographs, and the manuscript for a proposed book, most of which were generated between 1943 and 1972. The vast majority of articles were written by Mr. Thompson, but some were written by, or in collaboration with Thompson's wife, Sue.

This collection consists of papers and photographs documenting Margaret Hazelton's Freedom Summer volunteer work in Clarksdale, MS from June to August of 1964.

The Purvis Tornado Photographs collection consists of sixty-three photographs of scenes of destruction in the town of Purvis, Mississippi, on April 24, 1908, when the town was hit by a tornado.

The Erle E. Johnston, Jr. Papers consists of materials that document Mississippi journalist and politician Erle Johnston's personal life and professional activities from approximately 1922 through his death in 1995.

This collection consists of a one-page document dated December 4, 1871 and drafted by the Mississippi State Legislature, requesting the return of Federal lands first granted in 1856 for the purpose of building the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad.

This two letter collection includes letters written by Mansfield Lovell, a Major General in the Confederate Army, to his wife and to his son.

This collection consists of a pamphlet entitled "Report of the Committee on the Public Lands on a Resolution to Inquire into the Expediency of Confirming Claims to Land in the Mississippi Territory Founded on Spanish Warrants of Survey," dated May 29, 1812.

This collection consists of materials pertaining to P. D. East's career as editor and publisher of "The Petal Paper" and as a spokesman for equal rights for all citizens.

The W.L. Chatham Letter collection consists of a letter, dated March 8, 1864, written by W.L. Chatham to Nancy Elizabeth Searcy, his sister, concerning the military situation in Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia, and expressing concern about his family and his health, during the American Civil War.

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.

This collection contains an assortment of circus publications, circus route cards, and promotional materials and posters for minstrel and traveling shows dating from 1894-1953.

The Dearman Collection of Hattiesburg History consists of two letters and a narrative containing historical information about Hattiesburg, Mississippi, plus a photograph of the Dearman-McKinnon family reunion in 1907.

This collection consists of one letter dated June 10, 1850, from John A. Quitman, Governor of Mississippi (1835-1836; 1850-1851) to "His Excellency, Governor of Connecticut, " stating that two copies of the laws passed during the recent legislative session of Mississippi were being forwarded by mail.

This collection consists of of two forms from the Federal Office of Provost-Marshal, 4th District, Richmond, Virginia, April 1865.

This collection consists of a diary detailing the daily life of an unknown homemaker, sometimes referred to "Mrs. W.", in White County, Arkansas, from April to August of 1901.

The Augusta Jane Evans Wilson Letter collection consists of a signed autographed letter addressed to Major Walthall and dated Mobile, January 4, 1889, expressing Evans' appreciation of Confederate Major-General Edward Cary Walthall's compliments of her book "Infelice".

This collection contains two printed rosters of the distribution of officers and companies of the Fourth Military District, Department of Mississippi, dated November 1, 1868, and February 1, 1869.

The William Clarke Quantrill Research Collection consists of letters, notes, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and official documents concerning Confederate Army Colonel Willliam Clarke Quantrill.

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