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Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection

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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.

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 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 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.

The Andrew J. Patrick Letter collection consists of a letter dated October 15, 1862, from Andrew J. Patrick near Holly Springs, Mississippi, to his father and his wife, concerning the October 3-4, conflict with Union troops at Corinth, Mississippi, the death or capture of several members of his regiment, including his friend, David Haigler, his family's well-being in his absence or in the case of his death, his health, provisions, of clothing for the family, and the possibility of he and his wife not meeting again.

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