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Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection

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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 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.

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.

This collection consists of one printed pamphlet in four parts: a preface by Virginia Governor Letcher, a letter from Peter B. Starke, a letter from Mississippi Governor Pettus, and resolutions of the Mississippi legislature.

The Ingram-Day Company Photographs collection consists of 29 photographs depicting the type of timber, primarily white oak and long leaf pine, that was harvested by the Ingram-Day Lumber Company in Lyman, Mississippi (Harrison County).

This collection consists of a an anti-secession broadside printed in Lowndes County, Mississippi, recording the names of individuals who were asked to consider representing Lowndes County at the State Convention and reporting the proceedings of a meeting of citizens of District 1 held in Caledonia, Mississippi.

The William Robertson Boggs Letter collection consists of a letter from Confederate Brigadier General William Robertson Boggs at Shreveport, Louisiana, written on November 29, 1863, to Major General James B. McPherson, commander of U.S. Forces at Vicksburg, Mississippi, requesting McPherson's assistance in helping the family of a Dr. Catlett travel to Louisiana under flags of truce.

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 consists of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from 1964 through 1965.

The Didamie Emaline Hicks Fike diaries consist of two diaries written by Didamie Emaline Hicks Fike, a subsistence farmer in South Carolina, for the month of September 1843, handwritten when she was unmarried, and a typed copy of her diary for October 1844 to April 1845, during which time she was married, highlighting Didamie's daily life, significant events that occurred, and her private thoughts.

The Major-Sowers Saw Mill Photographs collection consists of photographs from the Major-Sowers Saw Mill Company and includes 20 images of company sites in Epley (Lamar County) and Tallahala (Perry County), Mississippi. These black-and-white photographs illustrate many facets of a saw mill company, from the logs coming out of the forests via steam locomotives, to stacking the finished product in the mill's storage shed.

The Reuben Davis Speech collection consists of a printed document entitled "Speech of Hon. Reuben Davis of Mississippi, on the Bill Making Appropriations for the Army," which was delivered in the U.S. House of Representatives, February 17, 1859, by Reuben Davis of Mississippi.

The Railroad Collection documents various aspects of the national railroad industry from approximately 1850 to 1967.

This collection contains civil rights materials collected by Matthew Zwerling and his family from 1963 to 1965. The bulk of the material documents Zwerling's activities as a Freedom Summer volunteer in Clarksdale, Mississippi during 1964.

The Charles A. Marx Papers is comprised of materials that document the long and distinguished public service career of Dr. Charles Alvin Marx. Records include data regarding Dr. Marx's service with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, The Mississippi Attorney General's Office, the Office of the Governor, The Mississippi State Tax Commission, and The University of Southern Mississippi.

This collection consists of a letter from G. Bomford of the United States Army Ordnance Department in Washington, D.C. to Mississippi Congressman William Haile.

The Jefferson Davis Soldiers' Home Records consists of records of the Jefferson Davis Soldiers' Home, located at Beauvoir in Biloxi, Mississippi. The bulk of the material dates from 1944 to 1954. It documents the operation of the home and includes records of the home's board of directors and superintendents, as well as payroll and budget records, and inmate files.

The William M. Colmer Papers encompasses his forty-year career as a United States Congressman from Mississippi. Inclusive dates are approximately 1906–1980.

The Jones S. Hamilton Pamphlet collection consists of a pamphlet printed in 1888 by Jones S. Hamilton following his acquittal for the murder of Roderick Gambrell. The nineteen-page document, entitled "Personal," is a collection of telegrams and letters received by Jones Hamilton congratulating him on his acquittal.

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