Congressional & Political Research Center Digital Collections
The CPRC Digital Collections include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and documents from U.S., Mississippi, and local political figures and researchers. Topics include agriculture, race, political issues, state and national legislature, and the economy.
The John C. Stennis collection (U.S. Senator [D], 1947-1989) contains materials devoted to agricultural and Civil Rights issues in the U. S. Congress, as well as problems faced by Mississippi farmers. Senator Stennis' interest in forestry is also well documented in this series.
The David Bowen Collection (U.S. Congressman [D], 1973-1983) contains newspaper articles authored by Bowen for The Delta Business Journal, The Northside Sun, and The Clarion-Ledger. These editorials deal with a variety of issues including political campaigns, race relations, foreign and domestic policy, and the Iraq War. Also included is a group of correspondence documenting Bowen's key role in rice legislation, an interest he pursued throughout his five terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.
G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery Collection
The G.V. 'Sonny' Montgomery collection (Mississippi Senator [D], 1956-1966; U.S. Congressman [D], 1967-1997) contains photos, correspondence, and audio. Many of the materials document Montgomery's work towards the Montgomery G.I. Bill and his work with veterans. His weekly radio addresses cover a wide range of political topics, including budget cuts and reforms, defense spending, military base closures, and veterans legislation.
John Marshall Stone Collection
The John Marshall Stone Collection consists of two letter books containing copies of Stone's correspondence from 1893-1899. Correspondents include the President of the United States, various federal and state officials, governors of other states and United States Senators. Other pieces of correspondence contain information about Stone's service in the Confederate army, focusing on his experiences at the Battles of Antietam and the Wilderness.