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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.

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 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 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.

This collection consists of a report written by Captain A.H. Robinson, Chief, Commissary of Subsistence Vicksburg, Mississippi, in October 1863, to Lieutenant Colonel J.C. Cox, Acting Chief of the Commissary of Subsistence, Department of the Tennessee, concerning statistics.

This collection consists of a field report of the Second Brigade, Second Division, commanded by Confederate Colonel Henry Watkins Allen, prepared on August 3, 1862, listing by rank and command the numbers of men present for duty, a total of 1,031.

This collection consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other materials, from the early 1960s to 2001, that document the life and career of Civil Rights activist Rabbi Dr. David Z. Ben-Ami.

This collection consists of correspondence and materials from 1964 to 1966, which document Michael J. Miller's tenure as a fulltime staff member on the Student Nonviolent Student Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1962 to 1966, specifically his experience with the Mississippi Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), Freedom Summer of 1964, Freedom Schools, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), and on other SNCC-related activities in Mississippi and in other states.

This collection consists of information on various politicians and political campaigns throughout Mississippi from approximately 1904 - 1959. Items include campaign flyers, pamphlets, handout cards, posters, election-related materials, and newspapers which feature campaign ads, as well as biographical information of politicians.

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