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Andrews (Dana) collection
MSS. 413. 1935-1995. circa 9 cubic feet.

Screenplays, 16 mm film, videotapes, movie broadsides, drawings and other materials documenting the film career of Dana Andrews (1909-1964), who was born in Don't, Covington County, Mississippi. Materials collected by Clyde Williams and created by Dean Smallwood. Finding aids are available.

Art Unlimited (Starkville, Mississippi) records
MSS. 521. 1963-1965. 0.16 cubic feet.

Records of Art Unlimited (Starkville, Mississippi), a local art organization founded in 1963, including correspondence, clippings, membership reports, and project reports.

Broadside collection
MSS. 332. 1884-1979. circa 1 cubic foot.

Broadsides documenting Mississippi history and arranged in the following categories: politics, education, entertainment and miscellaneous. Additions are in process. Finding aids available. Collection of broadsides documenting Mississippi history include political campaign posters of Charles Evers, Aaron Henry and Henry Kirksey (1971, 1978).

Carothers (Kate) music book
MSS. 167. 1 volume.

Music album of Kate C. Carothers includes early southern music. List of titles available. Part of Music Collection.

Colley-Lee (Myrna) papers
MSS. 635. circa 1920-2011. 40 cubic feet.

Papers of costume designer Colley-Lee of Charleston, Mississippi, include scripts, playbills, photographs, design materials, sketches, rehearsal materials, research materials for plays; costumes created for Steppenwolf Theater production of "The Wedding Band", 2003; vintage costume collected by Colley-Lee as a part of her Glad Rags Collection; other costumes created and/or worn to special events by Colley-Lee; digital reproductions of costume sketches drawn by Colley-Lee; personal correspondence; materials from the exhibit 'Glad Rags: Sketches, Swatches and Costume Designs'; clippings, articles and publications; records of community and philanthropic activities; materials relating to her personal and family life. Some restrictions apply. Additions expected.

Cowpens Battleground (song)
MSS. 180. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Sheet music of the Daughters of the American Revolution song.

Gibson (Charles Dana) prints
MSS. 202. 1898-1900. 0.01 cubic feet: 3 items.

Prints by the American graphic artist, noted for his creation of the "Gibson Girl": A Senseless After-Dinner Custom, 1898; Wireless Telegraphy, 1899; Design for a Bachelor's Wall Paper, 1900.

Grieder (Theodore) collection
MSS. 515. 1860-1865 and undated. 0.33 cubic feet.

168 broadside song sheets printed during the American Civil War, primarily in Philadelphia and other Union cities. Included are 155 originals and 13 photocopies, 19 in color. List available.

Grisham (John) papers
MSS. 481. 1983-2007. circa 60 cubic feet.

Materials produced by Grisham as a Mississippi State Representative (1983-1990) and created as a result of his literary career (1989-2011). Legislative subject files include materials on such legislative issues as reapportionment, highway projects in DeSoto County, government attorney's, the Memphis International Airport, tort reform, educational reform, gambling, and energy rates. Correspondence from constituents and colleagues is also included. Included also are manuscripts of Grisham's novels, screenplays and other literary products, and correspondence, publications, broadsides, newspaper clippings, audio and video recordings, and other materials relating to his literary career. The Grisham literary files are restricted.

Henley (Beth) manuscripts
MSS. 375. 1978-1983. 0.24 cubic feet.

Three drafts of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Crimes of the Heart", ticket playbills and program.

Hilliard (Quincy Charles) collection
MSS. 512. 1963-2006. circa 20 cubic feet.

Papers of Quincy C. Hilliard, composer and Music Education Professor at Southwestern Louisiana University and 1975 alumnus of MSU. Hilliard's original works are primarily compositions for elementary and secondary band, but also include works composed for other groups. Papers include correspondence, manuscript and published musical scores, photographs, articles, contracts, programs and memorabilia, music adjudication records, music conference materials, video cassette and other materials.

Jones (Clay) papers
MSS. 538. 1982-1998 (Bulk Dates: 1990-1997). 6.83 cubic feet.

The collection includes the correspondence, awards materials, portfolios, cartoon drawings and art, and political memorabilia of cartoonist Clayton Robert Jones, who worked for Mississippi newspapers from 1990 to 1997.

Kaufman (Harold and Lois) papers
MSS. 533. 1892-1985 and undated. circa 30 cubic feet and musical instruments.

Papers of Kaufman, musician, teacher and community organizer, document her education in Brookfield, Missouri, and her career, family life and social and organizational activities in Starkville, Mississippi. Materials include correspondence, programs, music, organizational files, household subject files, scrapbooks, certificates, clippings, photographs, student materials, publications. Includes Lois Kaufman musical instrument collection. Kaufman designed and taught the first Music Appreciation class for MSU students in the 1950s. Also included are the papers of Mabel Logsdon, teacher and friend of Kaufman. Local organizations documented include the Starkville-MSU Symphony Orchestra and other symphonies in Mississippi, the Nocturne Music Club and the Mississippi Federation of Music Clubs, the East-West Fellowship of Starkville. International musical instruments are those collected by Kaufman during her travels and reflect her interest in international affairs. Addition: Materials of Harold Kaufman concerning his work in sociology and rural life and personal materials of the Kaufmans; unprocessed.

Lewis (H.) Prints
MSS. 93. Undated. 0.12 cubic feet.

Collection of fourteen H. Lewis prints from The Valley of the Mississippi Illustrated.

Longest (Doy) collection
MSS. 536. 1973. 4 items.

Four framed limited edition Conrad Wise Chapman prints from the Museum of the Confederacy: "White Point Battery, Charleston, December 24, 1863"; "Charleston Bay and City", undated; "Battery Rutledge", 1863; "Evening Gun, Fort Sumter", undated. Addition: in process.

Lyric Club (Macon, Mississippi) collection
MSS. 644. 1932-1933. 0.5 cubic feet.

Programs and study booklets from the Lyric Club, a woman's group in Macon, Mississippi. Includes a songbook.

Montgomery (Susie) music album
MSS. 232. 1 volume.

Music album of Miss Susie A. Montgomery of Starkville includes songs, dances and other piano numbers of the 1800s.

Music collection. 1832-1929
MSS. 564. 8 cubic feet.

Collection of printed music collected and donated by various persons includes a single sheet music piece (piano/lyrics) of Williams' Colored Singers (undated) and "Old Black Joe", the popular song by Stephen Louis Foster (1940).

Nocturne Music Club collection
MSS. 423. 1971-1984. 1 cubic foot.

Scrapbooks concerning the members and activities of the Nocturne Music Club of Starkville, Mississippi. Included are clippings, programs, certificates, ribbons, and photographs. See also the Harold and Lois Kaufman papers.

Patty (Mrs. Edmund Lewis) papers
MSS. 240. 1841-1953. 0.08 cubic feet.

Typed letters of Ben Ames Williams, 1948; one typed copy of letter, 1851; clippings about the B.A.W.I. program; clipping about Sara J. Ames; brochure concerning Macon, Mississippi. Also programs of the Liszt Society, 1911-12 and the Lyric Club, 1942-43, of Macon.

Peters (Beverly Speck) collection
MSS. 648. 1 item.

Piano recital program, Starkville, Mississippi.

Pioneer Society Annals
MSS. 408. 1939-1953. 1 reel microfilm.

Papers Read at the Monthly Meetings of the Pioneer Society of Columbus, Mississippi.

Ramsey (Marshall) papers
MSS. 575.

Editorial cartoons produced by Ramsey, cartoonist for the Jackson, Miss. Clarion-Ledger include cartoons on state and national politics. In process.

Rookwood Pottery Company records
MSS. 260. 1886-2010. 4 cubic feet and 1 artifact.

Letter books (1886-92) containing outgoing correspondence, mostly written by William Watts Taylor, manager and president; guest registers (1900-51); and printed material, including design books and illustrated pamphlets, of pottery made by the firm, which was located until 1960 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Letterbooks, 1886-1892. Guest Registers, 1900-1951. Illustrations of Rookwood Products. Book: Complete New Designs (1894), Collection of New Art Pieces (1905), Peking Art Sketches (1945). Vase, ca. 1965 (gift of Tom Henderson). Additions: Articles (gifts of Nancy E. Owen, Richard Mohr).

Valiant (Margaret) papers
MSS. 87. 1918-1981. 6 cubic feet.

Papers of Como, Mississippi, native Margaret Valiant (1901-1982), musician, organizer of Depression-era programs and Memphis community activist. Collection includes correspondence, reports, clippings, photographs, plays, paintings, scrapbook, and miscellany. Among the many topics are Ms. Valiant's work with the Special Skills Division of the Resettlement Administration and the Music Division of the National Youth Administration, migrant workers, folk music, dramatic productions, population control, and the National Council of the Southern Youth Congress. Correspondents include Eleanor Roosevelt, Leopold Stokowski, Margaret Sanger, Harry Truman, and H. L. Mitchell.