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.
Barbara Guion Sanders collection
MSS. 698. 1959-2011.
Playbills, posters, and memorabilia.
Bates-Chickering music collection
The collection is comprised of over 200 items and includes sheet music and early 20th
editions of the music magazine, The Etude.
Batey Family collection
MSS. 699. 1970 (ca). 6 items
Ladder-back chairs with corn husk seats; woven baskets all purchased by Amanda Batey’s
visiting Macon in Noxubee County, Mississippi.
Bridgforth family collection
MSS. 778. 1950s-60s. 1.5
A collection of Latin American textiles.
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.
Cate (Helen) sheet music collection
Collection of approximately 120 pieces of 19th and early 20th century sheet music.
Chatham (Dr. James R.) collection
1958-1965. 1.31 cubic ft.
This collection consists of 2 medieval choral manuscripts, and mid-20th century botanical
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.
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.
Fisher (Fay H.) collection
MSS. 771. undated. 3 items
Three 24" X 48" Acrylic Paintings on canvas: "The Drummer Player", "The Base Player", "The
Player" by Fay Fisher.
Forbes (Bettye) collection
MSS. 725. 1787-1943. 1
This collection contains a series of publications, The Delineator (a 19th century women's
sheet music dating 1889-1943 and two 18th century Italian law books.
Fox (Susette) sheet music collection
Extensive sheet music collection spanning over a century from 1824-1976.
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
Glover Family sheet music collection
0.2 cubic ft.
Eight pieces of late 19th and early 20th century sheet music.
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
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
Henderson High School and Oktibbeha High School and Training School Composite photograph
MSS. 789. 1946-1969. 12 items
This collection consists of 12 large composite photographs.
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.
Holmes (Emma E.) collection
MSS. 458. 4.33 cubic feet.
Research and other materials collected by John F. Marszalek used while editing an edition
of the Diary of Emma Holmes (1861-1866).
Hood (Orley M. Jr.) Papers
MSS. 773. 20 cubic feet.
Papers of Orley M. Hood Jr., legendary Mississippi newspaperman and sportswriter for the
Clarion-Ledger. Includes correspondence, clippings, research files, photographs and other
materials documenting his long and varied career as a sportswriter and newspaperman in the
state of Mississippi.
Huckleberry Finn movie collection
Newspaper and magazine materials related to Huck Finn movie, as well as a DVD copy of 2005
Jacobs (Shirley) sheet music collection
MSS. 728. . 4
Extensive piano sheet music collection comprised of over a thousand scores, spanning the
1775-1977, with the majority encompassing the early twentieth century.
Jones (Clay) papers
MSS. 538. 1982-1998 (Bulk Dates: 1990-1997). 6.83 cubic
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
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.
Keenum (Rhonda) collection
MSS. 715. 1897-2002. 1
Musical scores and books.
Lewis (H.) Prints
MSS. 93. Undated. 0.12 cubic feet.
Collection of fourteen H. Lewis prints from The Valley of the Mississippi
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.
McReynolds-Davis (Carole) collection
Collection of two straw hats.
Miscellaneous Art Prints collection
1.33 cubic ft.
Art prints by Lloyd Ostendorf, Hubert Shuptrine, John Trumbull, and E.E. Schiwetz.
Miscellaneous Mississippi posters collection
1978-1983. 1.33 cubic ft.
Posters detailing various Mississippi theater, civic, and local organization events.
Misc. Music collection
MSS. 732. 1817-1979. 1 cubic
Approximately 340 pieces of 19th and 20th century sheet music
Mississippi Authors collection
MSS. 746. 1971. 0.65
Poster titled "Meet the Author, B.J. Woods," as well as copies of poems written by Riley
are accompanied with drawings by Ehee Montgomery, 1971.
Mitchell (Dr. Dennis) collection
MSS. 734. 1978-1997.
Correspondence, minutes and statistical data related to various Mississippi junior
including legislative proposals and materials. The collection also includes DVD, CDs,
and audio visual materials related to the renovation of The Grand Opera House (now the MSU
Center for Education and Performing Arts), the Marks-Rothenberg store, and other theater
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.
Parker (Laurie) papers
MSS. 713. 1996-2014. 3 cubic
Publications, VHS and DVD interviews, newspaper clippings and manuscript pages from the
papers of children book author and novelist, Laurie Parker.
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.
Phyllis Vatter Campbell music collection
20th century. 1.33 cubic ft.
Collection of 19th and 20th century sheet music.
Pioneer Society Annals
MSS. 408. 1939-1953. 1 reel microfilm.
Papers Read at the Monthly Meetings of the Pioneer Society of Columbus, Mississippi.
Playbill collection (1983-1997)
MSS. 706. 1983-1997.
Playbills from New York City theaters.
Ramsey (Marshall) papers
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).
Rushing (Ann O.) collection
MSS. 709. 1974-1992. 6
VHS tapes, audio cassettes, two-inch magnetic video tape spools, 35mm slides, ¾ inch video
magazines, news releases, articles, and a cookbook related to Market Basket and Mississippi
Smith (Thomas H.) Postal History collection
1810-2011. 16.5 cubic ft.
Nineteenth and twentieth century post cards, stamped envelopes and correspondence.
Templeton piano rolls
MSS. 788. 1909-1974. 7.7 cubic
This collection of player piano rolls accompanies the Charles Templeton, Sr. collection of
200 self-playing instruments dating from 1897 to the 1930's which includes many of Thomas
early model phonographs, Eldridge Johnson's gramophones, Columbia graphophones, a vintage
player piano, a Aeolion Orchestrelle player organ, cylinder-and-disc music boxes, and
paper roll and cob varieties.
Templeton sheet music collection
MSS. 787. 1860-1950
127.34 cubic ft.
The 22,000 piece Templeton sheet music collection is part of a larger collection amassed by
Templeton, Sr. which also includes music players and recordings. Digitization of the
part of an ongoing effort to provide broader access to titles. A large portion of these
in the public domain (not copyrighted) and are available for download directly from MSU's
Some restricted titles are available upon request.
Tucker (Neely) collection
MSS. 730. 1967-2015. 16
This collection consists of items from novelist, journalist and author Neely Tucker,
Holmes County, Mississippi. The collection includes background information for stories,
outlines, publications, photographs, notes and international story binders.
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.
Welty (Edward J.) cartoons
MSS. 721. 1963-2001. 1
Drawings/cartoons, sketches by brother of Eudora Welty. Also contains copies of
Whitehead (James) collection
MSS. 790. 1966. 0.02
Galley proofs from 1966.
Yett, Ebling and Galloway sheet music collection
19th and 20th century. 1 cubic ft.
Sheet music collection.