Cain (Cyril Edward and Annie Gray) papers
MSS. 467. 1785 (1908-1965). 11 cubic feet.
Correspondence, literacy manuscripts, class notes and school records, genealogical and
historical research materials, publications, photographs, and other materials documenting
the education, career, organizational, research and publication activities, and the
personal affairs of Cyril and Annie Cain. Cyril Cain (1883-1969) was a high school
teacher, principal, Mississippi State University faculty member, genealogist, and writer.
His wife, Annie Gray Cain (b. 1889) taught in schools around Mississippi, including the
Starkville Municipal Separate School District, and assisted her husband with his research
Cammack (Abner) collection
MSS. 164. 1883-1886. 0.33 cubic feet.
Records of the C.D. Benton & Company plantation store at Burnett, Louisiana include
letter book, 1883-1886, with copies of correspondence relating to supplies and cotton
sales; ledger of accounts, 1882-1883 and 11 loose items documenting supplies purchased,
cotton stored and other transactions with share croppers and other customers in the
Burch's Bend area.
Carlisle (James T.) family papers
MSS. 596. 1898-1953 and undated. 0.33 cubic feet.
Family papers of James T. Carlisle (1925-2003) contain materials documenting his life,
including school records and letters of recommendation (1933-1943), and World War II
letters from Air Force training camps in the United States and from Germany, including
letters as a prisoner of war. Also included are materials documenting the teaching career
of his mother, Annie Mae House Carlisle (1885-1927) in Chickasaw County, Mississippi,
schools (1909-1912) and letters from her to her husband James Walter Carlisle and parents
Thomas Allen House and Mary Alice Gordon House (1909-1925). Materials concerning Thomas
Allen and Mary House include personal letters and business records (1909-1952). Other
materials are House family obituaries and clippings, obituaries of friends and newspaper
articles (1898-1953). Miscellaneous materials include the Minutes of the Chickasaw County
Baptist Association (1940), agricultural conservation materials (1947), and a publication
of the National Surgical Institute, Atlanta, Georgia, undated and a map. Photographic
materials include House family photos and scanned images of the James Carlisle World War
II letters. Materials are photocopies of originals loaned for reproduction.
Carpenter (James A.) miscellaneous collection
MSS. 168. 1800-1958. 0.33 cubic feet.
Diary, correspondence, clippings, receipts, photographs, newspapers, postcards, leather
wallet, and writing case. Among the items are Walter Baker's Civil War diary, accounts of
the Civil War, genealogical information, correspondence and other items concerning
Katherine Bracher's trip to England, and letters concerning Mr. Carpenter's search for
manuscripts for the MSU library.
Carr (Gale) papers
MSS. 650. 1871-1991. 1.5 cubic feet.
Correspondence, military and school records, awards, publications, scrapbooks,
photographs and artifacts documenting the life of Gale Carr (1896-1991), farmer, livestock
and dairy manager, real estate developer and community activist of Tupelo, Lee County,
Mississippi. The papers document Carr's birth and early farming career in Lamar County,
Missouri, his military service in World War I and his subsequent move to Shelby County,
Tennessee, to become the dairy production manager at the Shelby County Penal Farm.
Documentation of Carr's work at the Penal Farm includes correspondence (1931-1932) to his
wife, Florence Stratton Carr (d. 1968), herd registers and photographs, cattle photographs
and publications. Clippings, stationary and photographs document the continuation of
Carr's career after he was hired as the Northeast Mississippi Livestock Association
Director in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi. Letters and clippings give evidence that Carr
left the state briefly from 1943-1944 to serve as herd manager at Happy Valley Farms,
Rossville Georgia. A group of Strohmeyer and Carpenter photos made for the American Jersey
Cattle Club were collected as a result of Carr's cattle breeding and Club activities.
Artifacts, clippings, awards and other materials document the founding of the Carr-Myers
Dairy by Gale Carr and W.L. Wood after Carr's return to Tupelo in 1949 and the continuance
of the full-production dairy until it was sold to Barber Milk in 1956. Programs,
brochures, awards and clippings document the development of Carr's into Carr-Vista Park
and Estates, a subdivision that grew to 141 families, the Florence Carr bluebird trail and
the conservation activities of Carr and his wife. Carr's Rotary activities are represented
by awards, publications and other materials. Three scrapbooks chronicle the whole of
Carr's life in Missouri, Memphis and Mississippi, and also include clippings and some
photographs of his children. Other materials include a survey map, deeds, Carr family
genealogy and an autographed copy of Vaughn Grisham's Beyond Boosterism: A Model for
Community Development (1994) and History of The American Jersey Cattle Club,
Castles-Stiles family papers
MSS. 534. circa 1800-1998. circa 11 cubic feet.
Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials concerning the Castles and
Stiles families of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Includes papers of entomologist Charles
Francis Stiles (1891-1974), 1911 MSU graduate and his first wife Lottie Altizer Stiles,
who resided in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Collection also includes a few items of his second
wife Gladys Smith, an extension agent. C. F. Stiles papers bulk with letters and cards
from friends, family members and colleagues, concerning his career, his illness and
recovery from tuberculosis, and personal and family matters. Letters, diary, photographs
and other materials document Charles D. Castles (1920-1949), MSU student and Marine Corps
2nd Lieutenant at his death. Other materials include letters of other family members,
Bibles, photographs, publications, a genealogical notebook concerning the Stiles, McGee,
Lawrence, Edmonds and Carpenter families, and other materials. Some materials relate to
the Stiles family home, a historic home near Sessums in Oktibbeha County, now called The
Pillars. See also the Hightower, Montgomery, Perkins, Castles and Stiles families papers.
In process; portions of collection are not yet usable.
Claiborne County/Port Gibson Historical collection
MSS. 752 .
1818-1994. 0.50 cubic ft.
This collection features materials from the town's history and consists of a bank stock
newspaper clippings and news releases, as well as materials related to church history, the
establishment of Mississippi's first public library and local festivals. Port Gibson,
is located 40 miles northeast of Natchez on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Clark (Lena Simmons) collection
MSS. 18. 1856-1912. 0.33 cubic feet and 1 reel
Papers of the Travis Clark family including: farm accounts, receipts, other financial
statements, cotton sale records and other farm records from Grenada County, Mississippi;
material relating to the education of children (1865-1887), almanacs, scrapbook of
clippings, postcards, invitations, and other papers.
Clay County (Mississippi) civil rights movement collection
MSS. 175. 1963-1965. 0.33 cubic feet.
Pamphlets, broadsides, clippings, posters and other material concerning voter
registration and civil rights activities in Clay County. Organizations represented include
the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Mississippi Student Union, Freedom Information
Service, Students for a Democratic Society and Council of Federated Organizations (COFO).
Clay County Extension Agent reports
MSS. 341. 1924, 1928. 0.16 cubic feet.
Report ledgers of County Agent Thomas E. Douglas in Clay County, Mississippi. Included
are official reports, broadsides, clippings, and photographs detailing the progress of
Clay County Extension Work, Boys Clubs (Cotton Clubs, Corn Clubs, Pig Clubs), 4-H Clubs,
and the Clay County Farm Bureau.
Cobb (Cully A.) / Ruralist Press papers
MSS. 74. 1906-1972. 20 cubic feet.
Correspondence, reports, and other documents concerning Cully A. Cobb (1884-1975), his
activities with the Cotton Division of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration
(1933-1937), his operation of the Ruralist Press in Atlanta, Georgia (1937-1971), and
numerous other topics. Contains a large group of agricultural photographs accumulated for
and used in The Ruralist, including photographs of African-Americans.
Cobb (Cully Alton) papers
MSS. 47. 1932-1967. 10 cubic feet.
Papers of Cully Alton Cobb (1884-1975), publisher and MSU graduate of the class of 1908
include correspondence relating to Mr. Cobb's candidacy for Secretary of Agriculture
(1932-1933); correspondence, memoirs, government forms, clippings from Mr. Cobb's period
of service with Agricultural Adjustment Administration (1933-1937); speeches, photographs,
copies of certificates, genealogy The Cobbs of Tennessee; scrapbooks of Cobb's
activities; other materials. See also Cully A. Cobb/Ruralist Press papers.
Cobb (Lois P. Dowdle "Mrs. Cully") papers
MSS. 48. 1915-1969. 0.33 cubic feet.
Correspondence, publication, clippings, miscellany pertaining to Lois Dowdle Cobb's
(1889-1987) career as state (Georgia) Girl's Club agent, home economics director for World
War I Federal Food Administration of Georgia (1915-1927), editor of the Home Department of
the Southern Ruralist (1927-1933), and Director of the American Institute of Home
Grown Fats and Oils (1933-1935).
Cotton Ginners Record Book
MSS. 791. 1920. 0.02
A 1920 Cotton Ginner's record book.
Cox (Allen Eugene) papers
MSS. 45. 1880-1996 (Bulk Dates: 1935-1987). 47.75 cubic
The Allen Eugene Cox papers contain the papers of Allen Eugene Cox (1905-1992), former
resident director of Providence Cooperative Farm, Holmes County, Mississippi, and later
executive director of the Delta Foundation. The papers include correspondence, ledgers,
newspaper clippings, publications, photographs and films. Correspondence, published
material, clippings, and other material collected by Allen Eugene Cox of the Delta
Foundation, chiefly pertaining to the racial problems in the South and cooperative farms.
Includes information on the White Citizens' Council, Mississippi State Sovereignty
Commission, National Council of Churches, COFO, NAACP, SNCC and related organizations,
farm labor unions, cooperatives, and black and white Southern leaders.
Coyt Community History
MSS. 603. 1984, 1997, 2002-2003. 0.02 cubic feet.
Historical compilations about the Coyt community, Wayne County, Mississippi, written and
compiled by Ralph A. Boykin and others. Contains information about schools, families,
churches and includes copies of maps and photographs. Gift of Ralph A. Boykin.
Craig (James W.) papers
MSS. 461. 1811-1990. circa 53 cubic feet.
Papers of James W. Craig, forester, founder of Forestry Suppliers, Inc., Jackson,
Mississippi, historian and genealogist. Craig was State Forester of Mississippi
(1952-1955). Included are papers relating to Craig's education at Syracuse University and
forestry career, 1933-1980's, including correspondence, speeches, appointment books,
publications, a history of Forestry Suppliers, Inc., and materials concerning the
Mississippi Forestry Association, the Forest Farmer Association, the Mississippi
Agriculture and Forestry Museum and Foundation and other organizations. Among the
collected forest history materials are early logging and camp pictures and materials
concerning Lamb-Fish Lumber Company. Also included are extensive research materials
concerning the Craig family and related lines, together with unpublished genealogies and
histories. Open with permission, although unprocessed. Folder list is available.
Crump (Brodie S.) family papers
MSS. 654. 1906-1994 (Bulk Dates: 1947-1980). 6 cubic
The Brodie S. Crump family papers contain the papers of newspaper columnist Brodie
Strachan Crump (1898-1990) and members of his family. The papers include correspondence,
certificates and diplomas, newspaper clippings and scrapbooks, genealogical material,
publications and photographs.
Crunk (Dell Justice) collection
MSS. 440. 1848-1909. 2 reels microfilm.
Papers of John F. Johnson (1827-1902), farmer, Confederate soldier, and tax assessor, of
Grady, Webster County, Mississippi. Correspondence, journals, farm records, and business
papers, pertaining to Webster County, 1848-1909. Includes letters from W.C. Faulkner and
U.S. Senator H.D. Money. Papers of John F. Johnson (1827-1902), farmer, Confederate
soldier, and tax assessor, of Grady, Webster County, Mississippi. Includes contract
between Johnson and Chaney, the freedwoman, April 11, 1866; also includes sharecropping
Curry-Ballard (Nancy Margaret) collection
0.4 cubic ft.
Wool coverlet and wool carding comb tools.