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Abbott (Liberty C.) family papers
MSS. 1. 1883-1926 (Bulk Dates: 1859-1930). 5.75 cubic feet.

The collection includes the papers of Liberty C. Abbott (1836-1894), an official and plantation owner of Howard, Mississippi, his wife Maria Abbott (1830-1912), his daughter Birdie Jones Gearhart (1869-1946), and his brother F. Marion Abbott (1844-1908), Mississippi state senator and railroad president. The papers contain correspondence, ledgers and account books, legal documents, diaries, newspaper clippings, photographs, and miscellany.

Adams (Dora) papers
MSS. 667. 1955-1991 and undated. 4 cubic feet.

Correspondence, speeches, notes, organizational materials, publications, newspaper clippings and other materials created and collected by Dora Adams (1912-1990), a community activist from West Point, Mississippi. Dora Adams was interested in civil rights, political issues, and the welfare and safety of the citizens of West Point, Mississippi, and other areas. Dora Adams was the coordinator of the Clay County Welfare Rights Organization. The Adams papers bulk with national, state and local organizational materials.

Adams (Wirt) Cavalry Regiment, Company E, roster
MSS. 462. 1863-1865, 1981, 1989. 0.02 cubic feet: 4 items.

Civil War roll, minutes, letters of 1st Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, Company E, 1863-1865; clippings, 1981, poster, 1989.

Adams-Nowell Funeral Home (Choctaw County, Mississippi) records
MSS. 502. 1967-1992 and undated. 2.3 cubic feet.

Records of the Adams-Nowell Funeral Home, the largest funeral home in Choctaw County, formerly the Adams Funeral Home. Photocopies. Finding aids available.

Aetna Insurance Company (Columbus, Mississippi) Fire Insurance Policy book
MSS. 150. 1866-1871. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Fire insurance policy book, 1866-1871, Columbus, Mississippi. 1 item.

Agnew (Samuel Andrew) collection
MSS. 100. 1847-1902. 14 reels microfilm.

Family papers (letters, receipts, statements of account, indentures, agreements with laborers, railroad schedules, etc.); diaries (43 typed copies), 1851-1902, containing the Reverend Agnew's views on local events, slavery, Civil War, Reconstruction, farming, travel, the church and other subjects. Primarily concerns Northeast Mississippi.

Agnew miscellany
MSS. 149. 1939 and undated. 0.08 cubic feet.

Certificate of election, Bethany precinct, Lee County, Mississippi, 1939, other; list of Native Americans in various locations; trading card.

Alabama Civil War letters
MSS. 151. 1863. 0.01 cubic feet: 4 items.

Letters: Feb. 1, 1863, B. F. Seale, Butler, Choctaw County, Alabama, to "Bro. Jack"; May 1, 1863, Nancy Peteet, Burton Creek Hills, Alabama, to "Dear Brother"; July 22, 1863, Jesse Seale, n. p., to "Dear Brother" ; Nov. 22, 1863, Voucher, CSA, to J. A. Ware.

Alabama-Mississippi Sociological Association records
MSS. 449. 1948-1992. 1.25 cubic feet.

Correspondence, constitution, minutes, histories, newsletters, and other documents. The association was formally organized in 1969, but the collection includes both the records of the organization and papers relating to the conferences held by Mississippi sociologists, beginning in 1948. The latter group was absorbed into the bi-state organization.

Allen (John M.) speech
MSS. 152. 1888. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Speech concerning tariff reform given to the Mississippi House of Representatives by Allen.

Alston (Archer) Collection
Acc. No. 606.

Papers of preservationist and former Starkville and Greensboro Historic District resident concern historic districts and historic preservation in Starkville and Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, including a historic preservation proposal for the predominantly African-American Curtis Circle area of Starkville.

American Association of Retired Persons, Chapter 165, records
MSS. 372. 1975-1978. 1 volume.

Minutes of chapter and board meetings, newspaper clippings, and membership lists.

American Association of University Women, Starkville Branch records
MSS. 360. 1930-2007. circa 13 cubic feet.

Records of the organization, which was organized in Starkville in 1930, include minutes, financial records, bylaws, newsletters, yearbooks, histories, scrapbooks, reports, and other materials produced and collected from the organization's founding to the present. Included also are publications including The Gleanings, The Graduate Woman, and The AAUW Outlook. The records are arranged in five series documenting the local, state, regional, national, and international activities of the branch. Additions to the records are anticipated.

Ames and Hogan families papers
MSS. 2. 1816-1910. 0.66 cubic feet.

The collection documents the history of the Elijah Hogan and Madison Fisk Ames families from 1816 to 1910 and comprise correspondence, legal papers, speeches and essays, business receipts, and other items. Elijah Hogan was a merchant of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, and president of the Board of Police. Papers include receipts for hiring slaves and family letters that mention African-Americans.

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.

Andrews (M. W.). Memoirs of the War Between the States
MSS. 229. Undated. 0.04 cubic feet.

Memoirs of the War Between States (May-August, 1861), a Civil War reminiscence as told to Icie A. Moore by Martin Wells Andrews, Cherry Creek, Mississippi (Pontotoc County) concerning his service in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company I (Cherry Creek Rifles).

Antebellum Receipts for Sale and Tax of Negroes
MSS. 154. 1841-1850. 0.01 cubic feet: 4 items.

Four receipts: Receipt for Wm. Burnside's taxes on two slaves for 1841, paid by T. J. Burnside; John Ward sells to Jane Burnside a 17 year old named Henry, 1845; R. B. Vernon sells to William A. Burnside a 9-10 year old boy named Gabrel, 1845; Note from William Robertson for monies due to James G. Burnside or bearer, 1850.

Architectural drawings collection
MSS. 486. 1838-1981 and undated.

Drawings of various architects including: William Lampton Gill, Frank Lloyd Wright, Spencer and Powers, James T. Canizaro, C.H. Lindsley, Robert Parker Adams, S.J. Tuminello, Hugh H. Rather, H. N. Austin, and others. Searchable database of projects available. 48 architectural projects. Additions expected.

Armstrong (J. Trooper) family papers
MSS. 435. 1851-1864. 1 reel microfilm.

Family letters of J. Trooper Armstrong and his wife Ladie from Nashville, Tennessee, Arkansas and Jackson, Mississippi, including Civil War letters (1861, 1864). J. Trooper Armstrong served in the Confederate States Army, 9th Arkansas Regiment.

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.

Artifact collection
MSS. 474.

Artifacts separated from collections and artifacts received as individual items. Finding aids available. Additions expected.

Asaf (Woodie) collection
MSS. 622. 1951-2000 and undated. 1 cubic foot.

Materials from the estate sale of Woodie Asaf, WLBT-TV (Jackson, Mississippi) broadcast meteorologist for 50 years, including postcards, greeting cards, posters, album covers, publications and other memorabilia.

Ashley family collection
MSS. 155. 1842-1862. 0.08 cubic feet.

Tax receipts for taxes assessed on land and for tax paid in kind on pork in Jasper and Copiah Counties, Mississippi.

Atkinson (James R.) family papers
MSS. 570. 1841-2003 and undated. circa 33 cubic feet.

Personal and family papers of archaeologist, historian and MSU alumnus James R. Atkinson, including manuscripts of writings, newspapers, books and periodicals and other research materials, letters, financial records, legal records, political materials, extension records, photographs, essay, artifacts, maps and other materials. Papers include manuscripts of Atkinson's articles, thesis and papers and research materials, including materials documenting the history of Chickasaw County, Mississippi, Levi Naron (Chickasaw the Scout), freedmen, the Brazil and Willie Mae Jones family and other Chickasaw County subjects. Family papers include Homemakers Club materials of Mrs. Sidney Atkinson, 1951-1953, publications collected by the A.K. Craig family (1841-1912), letters documenting the sweet potato sprout business of A.T. House (1931), an essay by Malinda Waldrop and other materials. See also Sidney and Jimmie Ada Atkinson papers. Archaeological and historical papers include research materials on the Chickasaw Indian for his book Splendid Land, Splendid People: the Chickasaw Indian to Removal; research materials related to archaeological surveys; materials related to Atkinson's work for the National Park Service. Unprocessed. Preliminary inventory available.

Atkinson (Sidney Evans and Jimmie Ada) papers
MSS. 551. 1934-1999 (Bulk Dates: 1942-1945). 1 cubic foot.

The Sidney Evans and Jimmie Ada Atkinson papers include the papers of William Bryce Atkinson (1922-1983) who served as a medic in the Pacific during World War II, and various members of his family. The collection contains correspondence, military records, newspaper clippings, an audio recording, and miscellany.

Atkinson collection
MSS. 30. 1838-1925. 2.66 cubic feet.

Correspondence (1861-1906) and legal papers (1838-1917) of the Martin and Bates law firm, relating to civil cases in Chickasaw and Calhoun Counties, Mississippi, 11 volumes (1851-1908) of court dockets from Chickasaw and Pontotoc Counties, Mississippi, account book (1903), printed material, and Bates family genealogical material. Includes 40 letters (1877-1901) from Georgia Supreme Court Justice, William A. Little, pertaining to sale or rental of his Chickasaw County property. Persons represented include Thomas Nelson Martin (1807-1886), senior partner, newspaper editor, and Mississippi State senator, and William Stowt Bates (1830-1928), junior partner, probate judge of Pontotoc County, and Confederate soldier.

Atkinson/Elliott Indian Agency collection
MSS. 569. 1794-1996. 7 cubic feet.

Records of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian Agencies, as collected by archaeologists James R. Atkinson and Jack D. Elliott, Jr. for their research and writing, including projects for the Natchez Trace Parkway. Included are materials from repositories around the United States, including the National Archives, the Arizona Historical Library, Dartmouth University, the Library of Congress and other repositories. Records are abstracted in two publications by James R. Atkinson: Records of the Old Southwest in the National Archives: Abstracts of Records of the Choctaw Agency and Related Documents, 1794-1832 and Records of the Old Southwest in the National Archives: Abstracts of Records of the Chickasaw Indian Agency and Related Documents, 1794-1840. Copied from collection at the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Augustus (W. B.) papers
MSS. 156. 1860-1938. 0.16 cubic feet.

Includes the following letters: Governor John M. Stone to W. B. Augustus, September 9, 1881 (photocopy); Blanche Colton Williams, London, to Anne H. Augustus, August 1, 1938. Documents: draft of resolution by W.B. Augustus concerning secession (photocopy); appointment of W. B. Augustus as trustee of Mississippi A&M College, 1878. Clippings (2). Periodicals: Confederate Veteran, February 1905; Alumni Bulletin of the University of Virginia, April 1923; A Christmas Book, edited by Blanche C. Williams; Lippincott's Magazine, 1880, concerning Sherwood Bonner.

Autograph collection
MSS. 476. 1989. 0.02 cubic feet.

Collection of single autograph letters of Mississippians.


Bachman (G. W.) collection
MSS. 111. 1839-1914. 0.33 cubic feet.

Four volumes concerning Bachman's experiences as pastor and colporter of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Mississippi, 1839-1914.

Ball (Louis) letters
MSS. 157. 1944-1945. 0.08 cubic feet.

Letters and cards from 2 servicemen in Europe to the Ball family, 1944-1945.

Ballard (Michael B.) papers
MSS. 404. 1833-2007. circa 7 cubic feet.

Research materials and manuscripts of scholarly books and articles written by MSU faculty member, archivist, Civil War researcher and author, Dr. Michael B. Ballard. Included are: photocopies and microfilm of documents from various repositories collected for A Long Shadow: Jefferson Davis and the Final Days of the Confederacy; manuscripts, research materials and photographs for Landscapes of Battle: The Civil War; research materials collected from many sources for Pemberton: A Biography; materials concerning the Battle of Corinth, Mississippi; literary manuscripts for other titles written by Ballard through 2007. Some restrictions apply.

Ballard (Ottis and Jessie Dola Stephenson) papers
MSS. 204. 1943-1944. 1.5 cubic feet.

Letters between Otis and Jessie Dola Ballard written during World War II, military records, Bible and artifacts related to Otis Ballard's military service in Africa and Italy. Also includes four issues (1943-1944) of the newsletter published by the Gulf Ordnance Plant in Prairie, Mississippi, part of the defense industry during World War II. Jessie Dola Ballard worked for the plant during the war.

Bank of Mississippi records
MSS. 19. 1810-1843. 8 reels microfilm.

Journals, minutes, ledgers, daily and weekly bank statements, registers, checkbooks, balance books and other financial records of the bank. Also includes summary and bibliography of R.C. Weems dissertation.

Barksdale (Jo) papers
MSS. 661. 1825-2008. circa 3 cubic feet.

The collection includes correspondence, legal materials, memorabilia, photographs and other materials comprising the Mississippi Writers Association records, 1988-2002. Also included are the personal papers of Jo Barksdale, including writings, photographs, articles, cookbooks and other materials concerning her activities as a caterer and cookbook author and two historic cookbooks (1893 and 1895). Genealogy and family history materials include materials concerning the Stevens, MacGehee, Ruffin, Williams and Barksdale families, 1825-2008. Additions expected.

Barnes (Harris) papers
MSS. 639. 1897, 1930s-2006. circa 85 cubic feet.

Papers of MSU alumnus and agricultural journalist and photographer Harris Barnes (1918-2006), who grew up on his father's small farm in Coahoma County, Mississippi, graduated from Clarksdale High School and MSU in 1941. Barnes worked as farm manager for several plantations in Coahoma County from 1946-1969, including Baugh Plantation, Lea Plantation and King and Anderson/Oakhurst Plantation. As a journalist, he did freelance work for Progressive Farmer and also worked for Farm Quarterly, Delta Farm Press, Southeast Farm Press. As a freelance journalist, he was owner of Harris Barnes Rural Services from 1988-2006. Barnes served in key roles for the American Soybean Association, the Soybean Council of America and the Mississippi Soybean Association. His publications include The Pick of the Crop: A Collection of Recipes (Drew, Miss.: North Sunflower PTA, 1978 - Cover by Barnes); Between the Levees: A Collection of Mississippi Delta Recipes (Cleveland, Miss.: Delta Rice Promotions, 1994 - Photographs by Barnes); Cotton: A 50-Year Pictorial History (Brandon, Miss: True Exposures Pub., 2002); The Beauty of Southern Agriculture (Brandon, Miss.: True Exposures Pub., 2004); and The Good Ol' Days on the Cotton Farm (2006). Collection bulks with 201,699 images in a variety of formats, including transparencies, negatives, prints, and slides of various sizes. Other materials included are correspondence, scripts, financial materials, and clippings and publications documenting the work of Harris Barnes with publishers and individuals, his business interests, his family and Mississippi State University. Collection is unprocessed; box inventories are available. Contact Special Collections for assistance.

Barnette (Robert) Civil War letter
MSS. 104. 1862. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Civil War letter of T. J. C. Harmann of the 40th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company E, stationed at Meridian, Miss., May 22, 1862, to his mother and sisters.

Barney (Eliakim) letter
MSS. 158. 1850. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

1850 Eliakim Barney letter concerns family happenings.

Baskin family papers
MSS. 22. 1869-1948 and undated. 1 cubic foot.

Includes records created by the family Robert Ren Baskin (1854-1911) and Rebecca J. Simpson Baskin (1863-1962). The collection consists of correspondence, financial and legal records, and miscellaneous personal, political, agricultural, medical, religious, and educational materials. Records created by the family of Robert Ben Baskin (1854-1911), and Rebecca J. Simpson Baskin (1863-1961). Includes Ku Klux Klan material, 1900-1935 and undated, and a greeting card with African-American caricature, undated.

Bell (James "Cool Papa") collection
MSS. 634. 1880-1920, 1987-1999. 0.33 cubic feet.

Materials collected and created by the Starkville Race Relations Team and its members for the Starkville "Cool Papa Bell Celebration", Starkville and Mississippi State University, May 10, 1999. Included are genealogical materials, funeral program, videotape, audio recording, programs, t-shirt, pins, articles, memoranda and newspaper clippings. James T. "Cool Papa" Bell (1901-1991) was a black baseball player from Starkville, Mississippi, who played in the Negro Baseball League. He is the only baseball player from Mississippi to be in the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Bell (Rachel) letter
MSS. 159. 1862. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Letter describing the Civil War situation in Tippah County, Mississippi, 1862. Transcriptions available.

Bellaman (Katherine) letter
MSS. 79. 1955. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Katherine Bellaman, Jackson, Mississippi, to Mr. Bullen, August 1, 1955, concerning the Mississippi Poetry Society.

Bethsalem Presbyterian Church (Choctaw County, Mississippi) records
MSS. 638. 1853-1860. 0.08 cubic feet.

Church records from Bethsalem Presbyterian Church in Mississippi, including membership lists, 1853-1860.

Biggs, Weir, Chastain architectural records
MSS. 448. 1946-1980 and undated. 86 cubic feet.

Records of the architectural firm of Biggs, Weir, Chastain (also Neal, Chandler and Chastain) of Jackson, Mississippi, include 391 projects in Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas. Firm principals include Thomas J. Biggs, Harry Edmiston Weir, Sydney William Chandler, Edward Ford Neal and James G. Chastain, III. Searchable database of projects available. See also Rosamond Architectural records for records of this firm. Records of Jackson, Mississippi architectural firm includes architectural drawings for many school buildings built during the "separate but equal period" after the Brown vs. Board of Education court ruling.

Birchett and Montgomery architectural records
MSS. 555. 1930-1976. 250 cubic feet.

Records of the Jackson, Mississippi, architectural firm of C. Raymond Birchett and John M. Montgomery including project files and architectural drawings. Includes records of 1196 projects, primarily in Mississippi, but also including 23 Louisiana projects. Thirty-two projects document Raymond Birchett's association with architect Frank P. Gates in the firm Gates and Birchett (1947-1953). Database of architectural projects is available.

Bishop (Dorothy) papers
MSS. 660. circa 1947, 1967-2009 and undated. circa 3 cubic feet.

Papers of Dorothy Bishop (b. 1943), Bethel Community, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, resident and community activist, 1943-2009. Papers include flyers, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, programs and other materials documenting the Oktibbeha County NAACP and the Concerned Citizens of Oktibbeha County and their activities in pursuit of racial equality, human rights and recognition for the contributions of African-American civil rights pioneers, circa 1970-2009 and undated. Drawings, photographs and clippings document efforts to erect an appropriate civil rights monument in Starkville. Persons extensively documented in the Oktibbeha County materials are Dorothy Bishop, Morris Kinsey, and Dr. Douglas Conner. Both the Mississippi NAACP and the National NAACP are also documented in conference proceedings, procedural manuals, solicitation literature and clippings. Publications documenting the contributions of African-Americans and African-American history include materials on Medgar Evers, Dr. Aaron Henry, Barack Obama and others. Personal materials of Dorothy Bishop include family history materials, letters, personal writings and interviews, photographs, legal documents, awards and certificates, medal and other materials.

Blocker (Mrs. Estes) - Miller (Mrs. Martin M.) collection
MSS. 144. 1878-1973. 1 cubic foot.

Ledgers, pamphlets, deeds, church records, play, other. Most items belonged to Martin M. Miller, who served in the Mississippi Legislature, or to J. T. Miller. Subjects include the legislature (1945-1947), the Balance Agriculture with Industry (BAWI) program, the Mars Hill Baptist Church, and church song groups.

Blodgatt (Ralph W.) letters
MSS. 594. 1906. 0.01 cubic feet.

Letter, telegram and cigar store business card describing the experience of Ralph W. Blodgatt in the 1906 San Francisco fire and sent to the Golf family of Brockport, New York. Digital copies only.

Blount International Supervisory Training Program Guide
MSS. 374. circa 1979-1980. 0.08 cubic feet.

Training manual for Blount International supervisors and managers on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Lock "C" project. Included is material reflecting Blount's commitment to the open-shop concept and instructions to its managers to discourage labor unions.

Blue Springs, Mississippi, blueprint map
MSS. 146. 1893. 0.02 cubic feet: 1 item.

Hindsman, A.E., architect. Blueprint map of Blue Springs, Mississippi, 1893. (blueprint copy of original with annotations)

Blumenfeld and Fried papers
MSS. 98. 1889-1955. 0.33 cubic feet.

Business papers of the Bernhard Blumenfeld (1853-1923) and Simon Fried (1843-1912) families, including deeds, promissory notes, stock certificates, (including two from John M. Stone Cotton Mills) and letters from Mena Blumenfeld concerning life in New York, a World War I celebration, and other. Items added by Henry Meyer include photographs of family members and homes. Places documented include Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, and New York City.

Bolton (Mark A.) papers
MSS. 494. 1976-2008 and undated. circa 9.3 cubic feet.

Papers of Bolton (1953-2009), editorial cartoonist for the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion Ledger from 1986-1996. Included are sketches and cartoons from his college days at the University of South Carolina, and unpublished sketches and correspondence with publishers (1982-1983). The collection bulks with cartoons drawn by Bolton for the Clarion-Ledger, but also includes cartoons drawn for the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nonpareil, the Columbia, South Carolina, State, the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Sun News, the Moultrie, South Carolina, Moultrie News, and the Bellevue, Nebraska, Leader. Topics include Mississippi, local and national politics, education, gambling, public welfare, human and civil rights, and Mississippi and South Carolina events and personalities.

Boswell (Henry G.) papers
MSS. 628. 1899-2004. 0.33 cubic feet.

Photographs, framed photo, military records, homestead exemption forms, flag, 1920 Reveille, and miscellaneous records of the Boswell family found in the abandoned Boswell home in Marshall County, Mississippi, before the house burned in October 2004. Photographs were taken and collected by Michael Hester. Included are materials documenting the military service and death of Henry H. Boswell (1909-1944), and the military service of Jesse Bryan Boswell (1899-1972), a 1921 MSU alumnus, and later college dairy herdsman.

Boyd (Ona Johnson) collection
MSS. 460. 1816 (1923-1987) and undated. 1.5 cubic feet.

Materials collected by Ona Johnson Boyd, Mississippi State University alumna and teacher, and supervisor for the WPA Historical Records Survey in Kemper County, Mississippi, during the 1930's Historical Survey project, including church minutes, interviews with local citizens, newspaper clippings, family histories, transcripts of letters, diaries, articles, and other materials documenting the history of Kemper County. The collection also contains some materials commenting on the WPA project operation, and some personal materials.

Bradley (Norman and Frances Weems) papers
MSS. 367. 1890-1981. 5 cubic feet.

Correspondence, speeches, editorials, photographs, clippings, and memorabilia, relating primarily to Norman Bradley's career as a journalist and editor with the Jackson, Mississippi, Clarion-Ledger, the Associated Press, the Jackson State Times, The Chattanooga Post, and The Chattanooga Times. Frances Weems Bradley was the food editor of The Chattanooga Times.

Brand (John Thomas) collection
MSS. 542. 1923-1932. 0.18 cubic feet.

Collection includes a ledger, 1925-1926 for the John Thomas Brand store in Clay County, Mississippi; Mississippi A&M materials, including a 1928 handbook , "M" insignia, 1931 Dad's Day program and 1932 graduation program of John Thomas Brand, Jr.; 1936 materials related to the Texas Centennial and the MSU-Texas Christian University Game; A&M student postcards; ballots for the 1923 Clay County Democratic Primary; and the 1929 Chickasaw Agricultural High School graduation invitation of John Shelton Brand.

Brandon (Merwin McGehee) papers
MSS. 99. 1942-1974. 1 cubic foot.

Papers of McGehee, an electrical engineer. Includes personal and business correspondence, speeches, memoranda, and biographical material, relating to Underwriter's Laboratories, of which Brandon was president, the National Electrical Code, and electrical engineering.

Brigance (Louise) collection
MSS. 614. 1860-2005. 2 cubic feet.

Brochures, catalogs, magazines, maps, music, photographs and many miscellaneous items collected by J. D. French and Louise Brigance, including materials documenting ships, ship modeling and Mississippi history. Contains broadside: "Farms for One Dollar: Chances for All, Rich and Poor.–The Best Plantations in the South, Subdivided, " published by the Southern Asylum Land Company, Hernando, Mississippi, 1867.

British Communist Party collection
MSS. 334. 1919-1976. 0.33 cubic feet.

Pamphlets, books and microfilm publications concerning the British Communist Party.

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).

Brooks (Joseph H.), Jr. papers
MSS. 566. 0.75 cubic feet.

Papers of Joseph H. Brooks, Jr., born in Mississippi, journalist and writer for a Sacramento, California, paper. Includes scrapbooks containing newspaper articles, and a Memorial Resolution documenting Brooks' career.

Brougher (William Edward) papers
MSS. 25. 1840, 1906-1975. 3.5 cubic feet.

Papers of William Edward Brougher, army officer. Correspondence, diaries, poems, memos, orders, reports, speeches, and scrapbooks, reflecting the development of the U. S. Army from 1911, service of the American Expeditionary Forces, and military campaigns of World Wars I and II. Includes orders and reports on the Luzon Campaign, descriptions of Japanese prison camps as presented in Brougher's diaries, five books written by other prisoners-of-war, and files of three ex-prisoners of war periodicals, and material on Brougher's postwar service at San Francisco, California, Camp McClellan, Alabama, and Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Brown (L. W.) collection
MSS. 370. 1884-1926, 1966-1967. 3 cubic feet.

Correspondence, school records, receipts, and miscellany of the C.H. Williams family of Yazoo City, Mississippi. The majority of the letters were written by the Williams children while attending schools in Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Principal subjects include family affairs, trips to New York City and Washington, D.C., and events at school. Several letters mention Senator John Sharp Williams, brother of C.H. Williams, and include a description of his House of Representatives service in 1894. Additions in process.

Brownrigg family papers
MSS. 576. 0.08 cubic feet.

Letters (photocopies) of the Brownrigg family of Columbus and Lowndes County, Mississippi. Gift of Jack D. Elliott.

Buckley Civil War letters
MSS. 161. 1863-1864. 0.03 cubic feet.

Letters of R. E. Buckley of the 36th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company I (Stephens Guards) to his mother in Lake, Mississippi, from Mississippi and Georgia, 1863-1864. Transcriptions available.

Buena Vista album
MSS. 633. circa 1990's-2005. 0.08 cubic feet.

Album of photographs of Buena Vista Plantation house, Vicksburg, Mississippi, taken before and after renovation. Photocopies and digital images. Loaned for copying by Rogers family.

Burkitt (Frank) papers
MSS. 162. 1888-1912. 0.16 cubic feet.

Clippings and articles from Okolona, Mississippi, newspapers including the Chickasaw Messenger concerning Frank Burkitt, editor and Populist Party candidate.

Bush (John C.) Book of Travels
MSS. 326. 1819-1820. 0.08 cubic feet.

Photocopy of typescript of diary describing journeys made by steamboat up the Missouri River. The latter portion is by Edward S. Bush.

Butler (Carl) collection
MSS. 436. 1819-1857. 1 reel microfilm.

Letters, legal notes, and other papers exchanged by the Thomas Harris family, who lived in Georgia prior to settling in Lowndes County, Mississippi. Includes bill of sale for slave boy, Jacob, 1823; bill of sale, 4 negroes, 1829; letter dealing with purchase of a slave, 1831.

Butler (Eugene) papers
MSS. 389. 1883-1999 (Bulk Dates: 1925-1980). 17 cubic feet.

The collection comprises the papers of Progressive Farmer editor-in-chief Eugene Butler (1894-1995). The papers contain correspondence related to Butler's business activities and involvement with Mississippi State University, office memoranda, reports, drafts of editorials, speeches, photocopies of editorials and articles, newspaper clippings, biographical material, brochures and other publications, press releases and photographs.

Butts (Alfred Benjamin) papers
MSS. 163. 1865-1892. 0.16 cubic feet.

Agreement with freedmen, Sept. 14, 1865, concerning work on the Caldwell Plantation, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi; 2 bonds issued by Oktibbeha County "in payment of stock of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company," 1 note concerning interest paid, 1892; and 1 typescript of A.B. Butts' work, "Civil Service in American Cities".

Butts (Charles L.) collection
MSS. 629. 0.16 cubic feet.

Newspapers, manuscript of article, journal concerning the civil rights movement in Mississippi and the Mississippi Free Press, edited by Charles L. Butts from 1962-1963. Materials found in a garage in Phoenix Arizona, and donated to the Library. Small group of papers documenting Charles Butts, editor of the Mississippi Free Press, a newspaper advocating for civil and human rights. Includes typewritten pages written for the paper and for publicity, articles about Charles Butts, copies of the Missisippi Free Press (1962-1963), copies of The Reporter (1962, 1963) containing civil rights articles, and "Justice", a civil rights brochure.

Byrd (Elvira) papers
MSS. 371. 1866-1964. 1 cubic foot.

Papers consist of the family correspondence of Elvira Rea Byrd, (1843-1930), who founded the newspaper the Brookhaven News in 1887. In addition to Brookhaven, places represented include Oakley and Parchman penitentiaries, where Stanley Byrd was a pharmacist; and Santa Ana and Brownwood, Texas. Also included are 3 letters from Congressman Ethelbert Barksdale.


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 and writing.

Calhoun County (Mississippi) church records
MSS. 120. 1880-1975. 1 reel microfilm.

New Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Records, 1904-1930, 1956-1975; Mt. Herman Primitive Baptist Church Records, 1880-1926, 1926-1955; Homewell Association of Primitive Baptists minutes, 1945; Little Black Association of Primitive Baptists minutes, 1926; M.F. Young family Bible records.

Calhoun-Kincannon-Orr family papers
MSS. 23. 1837-1959. 0.66 cubic feet.

Correspondence, estate papers, deeds, genealogical material, clippings, and memorabilia, of the related families of Calhoun, Kincannon, and Orr in Lee, Pontotoc, Lafayette, and Lowndes Counties, Mississippi. Includes claim by Mrs. Jane Stuart Orr Calhoun against the government for war confiscations and letter from U.S. Ambassador James L. Orr in St. Petersburg, Russia, to his brother Jehu. Contains article "The Caucasian and the Negro", by William P. Calhoun, Greenville, South Carolina.

Cameron (Mack) papers
MSS. 50. 0.33 cubic feet.

Material used for Mack Cameron's thesis, the case of Henry Bucklow (Jones County, Mississippi). Restricted until 2044.

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.

Camp (Ruth) collection
MSS. 588.

Materials concerning Sumter Camp, the Camp Flying School in Oktibbeha County, aviation training during World War II, and the beginnings of the Raspet Flight Lab at Mississippi State University.

Camp Ground Methodist Church (Pontotoc, Mississippi) records
MSS. 165. 1850-1870. 0.04 cubic feet: 1 item.

Class book of the school affiliated with Camp Ground Methodist Church, Pontotoc, Mississippi.

Campbell (C. H. "Sgt") letter
MSS. 554. 1861. 0.01 cubic feet: 2 items.

Letter from C.H. Campbell from "Carters Mills, near Leesburg, Va.," November 12, 1861 to "Dear Parents." Concerns fighting, the company and its leadership, weather conditions, picket duty. Envelope "Mrs. Mary A. Campbell, Canton, Madison Co., MS., Sgt C.H. Campbell, 13th Regt., MS. Volunteers." Transcriptions available.

Campus Cut-Ups (Starkville, Mississippi) collection
MSS. 549. 1945-1947. 0.08 cubic feet.

Correspondence, pamphlets, photos, and newspaper clippings documenting The Campus Cut-Ups Sub Deb Club, Ladies Home Journal. Gift of Dr. Martha Swain.

Capers (Charlotte) photographs
MSS. 415. 1938-1983. 0.01 cubic feet.

Photographs of Charlotte Capers, former director and longtime staff member of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi. Original photographs are housed in the Department of Archives and History.

Capps (George F.) letters
MSS. 166. 1860-1869. 0.04 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Letters, certificate of the George F. Capps family include three letters written during the Civil War from George F. Capps of the 42nd Alabama Infantry, Company H, to wife Martha O. Capps, from Columbus, Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama (1862), and four letters written en route to and from medical school in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1869. Includes transcriptions. Letters from George F. Capps, of the 42nd Alabama Infantry, Company H, to wife Martha O., from Columbus and Mobile (1862), and four letters written in route to and from medical school in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1869. Some letters mention African-Americans.

Cardwell (Leota) papers
MSS. 640. 0.2 cubic feet.

Photographs and written history of homes of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, compiled and collected for an Education class at Mississippi State University by local resident Leota Cardwell. Photocopies and digital reproductions.

Carlisle (James C.) papers

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.

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.

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, 1868-1968.

Carroll (Thomas Battle) notebook
MSS. 169. Undated (circa 1930). 1 volume.

Information used in Carroll's Historical Sketches of Oktibbeha County (Mississippi).

Carter (Hodding II and Betty Werlein) papers
MSS. 127. 1872-2000 (Bulk Dates: 1918-2000). 88.25 cubic feet.

Correspondence, personal papers, literary manuscripts, and publications concerning the Carters and their careers. Hodding Carter (1907-1972) was born in Louisiana and attended Bowdoin College and the Columbia University School of Journalism. He began his career in journalism in the 1920's as a reporter in Jackson, Mississippi, and New Orleans, Louisiana. Carter and Betty Werlein of New Orleans were married in 1931, and soon after started their own newspaper, the Hammond (Louisiana) Courier. With Hodding as editor and Betty as business manager, the Courier consistently opposed the rule of Huey Long. Hodding Carter ran for the House of Representatives in 1935 after Long's death, but was defeated. In 1936, at the invitation of William Alexander Percy, the Carters moved to Greenville, Mississippi and set up the Delta Star. Two years later the Star was merged to form the Delta Democrat-Times. Carter was best known after World War II for his editorials, magazine articles, books, and speeches advocating racial justice in the south. Carter's 1946 series urging racial tolerance earned him the Pulitzer Prize. In 1954, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted him a "liar" for his articles on the Citizens' Councils. The Carter papers document the important events and social movements to which the Carters were witnesses or participants, such as the political careers of Huey Long and Theodore Bilbo, World War II, the Office of War Information, the rise of the Citizen's Councils in the 1950's, the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, and changes in race relations throughout the country. Hodding Carter (1907-1972) was the owner of the Hammond (La.) Courier and the Delta Star (Greenville, Miss.), which later became the Delta Democrat-Times. Among other important social and political events of the time, the Carter papers document the rise of the Citizen's Councils in the 1950s, the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, and changes in race relations throughout the country.

Carter (Hodding III) manuscript and papers
MSS. 347. 1959, 1966-1968. 2.33 cubic feet.

Typescript of The South Strikes Back and material concerning the Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP), including correspondence, reports, grant information, budgets, and convention materials.

Carter (Ruth) collection
MSS. 346. 0.08 cubic feet.

History of the Hill family; family photographs and letters; "Origin of the Teddy Bear" concerning Theodore Roosevelt's bear hunt in Mississippi.

Cartledge family papers
MSS. 319. 1931, 1940-1941 and undated. 0.16 cubic feet.

History of Montgomery County, Mississippi, columns from the Winona Times and miscellaneous pages showing Winona buildings, also from the time. Photocopies.

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.

Catledge (Turner) papers
MSS. 116. 1873-1985. circa 132 cubic feet and microfilm.

The collection consists of the personal and business papers of William Turner Catledge (1901-1983), graduate of Mississippi A&M College, journalist, and editor of The New York Times. The bulk of the files date from 1945 to 1968, the period during which Catledge served as assistant managing editor, executive managing editor, managing editor, and executive editor of the Times. Included are correspondence, memoranda, clippings, reports, photographs, tapes, phonograph records, memorabilia, and publications. The collection is divided into two series: 1 - papers transferred to MSU from the Catledge home in New Orleans; and, 2 - office files transferred to MSU from the Times office in New York.

Chase (Rolf B.) newspaper collection
MSS. 129. 1793-1889. 0.33 cubic feet.

18th and 19th century newspapers, mostly from Taunton, Massachusetts. Finding aid available.

Chestnut Springs Baptist Church (Calhoun County, Mississippi) minutes
MSS. 363. 1892-1898. 0.08 cubic feet.

Volume I of the church records. Photocopies.

Chickasaw County (Mississippi) Board of Police minutes
MSS. 437. 1863-1865. 1 reel microfilm.

Records of the Chickasaw County Board of Police concern road construction and other county jurisdictional matters.

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Chickasaw County (Mississippi) tax records
MSS. 438. 1848-1870. 1 reel microfilm.

Personal and real property rolls, land rolls, for Chickasaw County, Palo Alto, and Houston, Mississippi.

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Chickasaw Female College catalogues
MSS. 171. 1890-1891, 1902-1903. 0.33 cubic feet.

Chickasaw Female College catalogues include lists of courses taught and lists of students.

Chickasaw Female College minutes
MSS. 172. 1852-1898. 1 volume and 1 reel microfilm.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees of the college, which was located in Pontotoc, Mississippi.

Childs (Emma) scrapbook
MSS. 173. 1875. 1 volume.

Scrapbook of Miss Emma Childs, 1875.

Choctaw Motor Company (Ackerman, Mississippi) records
MSS. 361. 1939-1959. circa 20 cubic feet.

Daily reports, financial records, price lists, orders, correspondence, service contracts, publications and other materials of Choctaw Motor Company, located in Ackerman, Mississippi. In process.

Citizens' Council collection
MSS. 331. 1955-1967. 1 cubic foot.

Includes correspondence, annual reports, and publications of the Association of Citizens' Councils of Mississippi, the Citizens' Council of America, and various other organizations. Includes correspondence, annual reports, and publications of the Association of Citizens' Councils of Mississippi, the Citizens' Council of America, and various other organizations. Among the documents are pamphlets opposing integration and promoting white supremacy.

Citizens' Council Radio Forum collection
MSS. 597. 1957-1966. 418 reels audiotape (5 inch, 1 7/8 ips).

Radio programs produced by the Citizens' Council of Jackson, Mississippi, 1957-1966, covering issues like states rights and integration. Transcripts available for the bulk of the tapes. Speakers include George Wallace and Strom Thurmond.

Civil Rights miscellaneous collection
MSS. 500. 1937-1969 and undated. 0.16 cubic feet

Broadsides, leaflets, circulars, publications, comics and other materials documenting Anti-Communism, anti-Semitism, anti-left-wing activities, segregationism, and the American Eugenics Party in the United States. Concerns the reaction to the modern civil rights movement in the United States from 1937 to 1969, including Anti-Communist, Anti-Semitic, and anti-integration viewpoints. Includes brochures, broadsides, and other materials from the American Eugenics Party, the Black Panthers, and other unnamed groups.

Clark (Kate Freeman) collection
MSS. 174. 1855-1956. 7 reels microfilm.

Correspondence, diaries, journals, and other papers of artist Kate Freeman Clark and the Walthall family of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Originals in Holly Springs Museum.

Clark (Lena Simmons) collection
MSS. 18. 1856-1912. 0.33 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

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 (Tacitus T.) letters
MSS. 176. 1836, 1851-1887. 0.33 cubic feet.

Letters of Tacitus T. Clay concern Independence, Texas, affairs in the 1850's and Tacitus Clay's Civil War service as a member of the Texas Brigade, Company I (Hood's Brigade) in Virginia and elsewhere. Includes two background articles on Independence, Washington County, Texas. Photostats, typescripts, photocopies.

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.

Clayton (W. L.) scrapbook
MSS. 178. Undated. 1 reel microfilm.

Scrapbook of articles: "Pen Pictures of the Olden Time" by W.L. Clayton (1836-1921), originally published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal.

Clayton and related family papers and history
MSS. 177. 0.08 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Correspondence between W. G. Anderson and James A. Carpenter; obituaries, genealogical lines, Bible record, pedigree chart and biography of Burdine family.

Clem (T. M.) papers
MSS. 439. 1784-1786. 1 reel microfilm.

Account book of firm Willis Cowper and Company, Portsmouth, Virginia, July 1784-April 1786; Hand-made arithmetic book, circa 1820.

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 (Joseph B.) estate papers
MSS. 377. 1858-1861. 0.08 cubic feet.

Photocopies from the Lowndes County Courthouse of the estate papers of Joseph B. Cobb, humorist and author of Mississippi Scenes. Among the topics are a rebellion on one of Cobb's plantations and the hiring of dogs to catch run-away Cobb slaves. Cobb was a Unionist and a Whig.

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).

Cockrell (Thomas D.) collection
MSS. 358. 1855-1982. 0.3 cubic feet.

Correspondence, research material, and manuscripts concerning the Cockrell family of Winston and Noxubee Counties, Mississippi. Included is the manuscript of Thomas D. Cockrell's compilation, "The Descendants of William Jasper Cockrell and Martha Ann Crowson," 1982.

Cole (Hunter) Elizabeth Spencer collection
MSS. 673. circa 0.5 cubic feet.

Letters and emails between Hunter Cole and Elizabeth Spencer. In process.

Cole (Lucy Wellborn) collection
MSS. 396. 1983. 0.08 cubic feet.

Recollections of Mrs. Cole: "Childhood Memories of the Starkville Methodist Church in the Early Decades of the Century," "Food Preparation in Starkville in the Early 1900's," "My Recollection of Starkville Public School."

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.

Columbus Brick Company records
MSS. 378. 1912-1959. 0.66 cubic feet.

Consists primarily of the tax records (1912-1945) of the Columbus Brick Company, in which W. N. Puckett and W. S. Lindamood were partners. Included are tax returns, correspondence, business papers, account ledger (1914-1959), U.S. War Production Board pamphlet, and book on brick manufacturing.

Concerned Citizens Against the Landfill (CCALL) records
MSS. 584. 1992-1998. 5 cubic feet.

Collection of legal, research and other materials documenting the efforts of a group of citizens who took legal action against the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill in eastern Oktibbeha County and western Clay County, Mississippi. Gift of Ellen Bryant and Ruth Camp.

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Concord Baptist Church of Christ (Chickasaw County, Mississippi) records

Records of church on one reel of microfilm (1837-1861), includes multiple lists of the names of members (1840-1843), some of which are notated as "servant of" with the name of the owner and others who are listed as "colored members". The minutes themselves document matters concerning these members. Note that these minutes have been transcribed and are available in the cataloged title Minutes of Concord Baptist Church, Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1837-1861 (Special Collections call number BX 6480 .C66 C66 1951).

Concord Baptist Church of Christ (Choctaw County, Mississippi) minutes
MSS. 563. 1837-1861. 1 reel microfilm.

Minutes of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Choctaw County, Mississippi.

Conner (Douglas) papers
MSS. 179. 1943-1993, 2011. 0.99 cubic feet.

The Douglas Conner papers include the papers of Dr. Douglas L. Conner (1920-1998), prominent African-American physician and civil rights activist in Mississippi. The papers contain election materials, publications, organizational records, newspaper clippings, photographs, video tape and miscellany. Papers of prominent Starkville physician Douglas Conner include correspondence, press releases, tally forms, platforms and constitutions, audio interviews, clippings and other papers relating to the Mississippi Loyalist Democratic Party and the 1972 Democratic National Convention; civil rights materials concerning Starkville, Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University; photographs and other materials documenting the education, career, and family of Douglas Conner, including materials concerning his adopted son Richard Holmes, the first black student at MSU.

Consortium for Library Automation in Mississippi (CLAM) records
MSS. 465. 1974-1978. 0.16 cubic feet.

Correspondence, minutes, charter, bylaws, reports, lists, clippings, notes and other materials documenting the activities of CLAM, 1974-1978.

Conwill collection
MSS. 124. 1846-1880. 0.08 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Letters written by members of the Myers, Hollingsworth, Milner, and Conwill families, of South Carolina, Indianola, and Mississippi, 1846-1880. Mostly concern family affairs.

Corinth Machinery Company records
MSS. 529. 1904-1985. circa 20 cubic feet.

Records of the Corinth Machinery Company, Corinth, Mississippi. In process.

Council on Community Resources collection
MSS. 425. 1983-1985. 0.08 cubic feet.

Minutes, correspondence, and other papers concerning the Council on Community Resources, which was organized in 1983 in Starkville, Mississippi, 1983-1985.

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

Sheet music of the Daughters of the American Revolution song.

Cox (Allen Eugene) papers
MSS. 45. 1880-1996 (Bulk Dates: 1935-1987). 47.75 cubic feet.

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.

Coyne (Marshall B.) collection
MSS. 434. 1845-1878. 2 items.

Letters written by Jefferson Davis: 1. February 25, 1845, to Varina Howell concerning their forthcoming marriage. 2. March 20, 1878, to "My Dear friend," concerning the friendship of the Pope of the Catholic Church.

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.

Crampton (Frank) collection
MSS. 125. Undated. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Magnolia Blossoms and Sunflower Seeds - Poems from a Southern Gentleman and His Yankee Nephew. Handwritten manuscript.

Creighton (John Orde) papers
MSS. 181. 1915-1940. 0.33 cubic feet.

Letters from Creighton to his mother, describing his life and surroundings as a voice student while studying in New York City, St. Louis, Missouri, San Francisco, California, and Vienna, Austrai, under Miss Gelling, Percy Rector Stevens, Mrs. Sherwood, and Mr. Steiner, 1915-1940. Also includes photographs and clippings.

Crigler (Tom White) papers
MSS. 182. 1848-1945 and undated. 0.40 cubic feet.

Papers of Tom White Crigler (1897-1986), Navy veteran and long-time postmaster of Macon, Mississippi. Includes letters and greeting cards (1848-1895), service records of Troop H, Second Squadron, Mississippi Cavalry, 1917, 28 World War II letters and cards, 11 World War II posters, armed forces newspapers and publications.

Critz family genealogy
MSS. 183. 1955-1962. 0.08 cubic feet.

15 items concerning the Critz family genealogy.

Crump (Brodie S.) family papers
MSS. 654. 1906-1994 (Bulk Dates: 1947-1980). 6 cubic feet.

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 agreements.

Cussell and Baughn collection
MSS. 410. 1850, 1859. 1 reel microfilm.

Account book of the Canton, Mississippi, firm of Cussell and Baughn, May 26-September 17, 1859; prescription book, circa 1850.


Dabney collection
MSS. 184. 1829-1921. 3.33 cubic feet.

Ledgers, primarily concerning Adams and Warren Counties. Among the subjects are Adams County Notarial Records (1836-1882); Warren County Delinquent Personal Taxes(1876-1878); official list of men passing through Vicksburg (1863-1865); the minutes of Cayuga Academy in Hinds County (1837-1879); the minutes of the Prohibition Club in Raymond (1876-1881). Also includes fragments of songbooks.

Daniels (Sarah) collection
MSS. 466. 0.75 cubic feet.

Photographs and other documents of a late nineteenth and early twentieth century Kemper County, Mississippi, family. In process.

Dantzler (L. N.) Lumber Company records
MSS. 140. 1857-1971 (Bulk Dates: 1887-1966). circa 80 cubic feet.

Correspondence, minutes, maps, photographs, ledgers, and other documents concerning the L. N. Dantzler Company and its related companies, based in Southern Mississippi, 1857-1971. At various times the activities of the company encompassed sawmills, lumber sales, shipbuilding, shipping, oil and mineral leases, land sales, naval stores, tung nuts, and forest management. Geographically the collection focuses on the counties of George, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone, although other areas are also represented. Correspondence, minutes, maps, photographs, ledgers, and other documents concerning the L. N. Dantzler Company and its related companies, based in Southern Mississippi, 1857-1971. Includes documents related to Ten Mile Union Chapel Church, 1947.

Darden family papers
MSS. 3. 1835-1944. 0.66 cubic feet.

Personal correspondence and business and legal papers of John W., John J., Thomas L., and Putnam Darden and others; bills of sale for slaves and horses; cotton accounts; tax receipts (1849-1886); and other papers. Includes records of the Phoenix Cooperative Association, No. 516, Order of Patrons of Husbandry, including a partial list of members (1879); business statements (1877-1879), inventory (1879), minutes (1887), and receipts for expenses incurred at the Farmer's Alliance Convention, 1887-88; letters and accounts (1851-1855) relating to Franklin College, Tennessee; a statement of Josephine Darden's account at Franklin College, Holly Springs, Mississippi; and some records (1852-1860) of the Christian Church, Fayette, Mississippi, regarding the building of a chapel.

Deal (Borden) collection
MSS. 185. 1957-1960. 0.66 cubic feet.

Manuscripts of writings of author Borden Deal, including: Original printer's copy of Dragon's Wine, autographed; printer's copy including author's changes of Dunbar's Cove; "The Way of a Writer", autographed original speech of Deal to the Mississippi Library Association in Natchez, Mississippi; letters of Deal to Forrest Palmer, Jeanne Broach, Margarete Peebles and others.

Dean (Kenneth) collection
MSS. 380. circa 1964. 2 cubic feet.

Wall posters from Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) "safe house" in Mississippi, 1960s. Some restrictions apply because of preservation issues and size.

DeKalb Hotel register
MSS. 134. 1933-1962. 0.08 cubic feet.

Hotel register, DeKalb Hotel, DeKalb, Kemper County, Mississippi, 1933-1962.

Dellinger (H. C.) collection
MSS. 455. 1972. 1 volume.

173 page reminiscence "Random-Length Reminiscence" by H.C. Dellinger, 1972, concerns his career with International Paper.

Delta and Pine Land Company records
MSS. 101. 1886-1982. 104.33 cubic feet and 53 volumes.

Correspondence, annual reports, minutes, financial records, maps, oral history interviews, publications and other records documenting the history of the Delta and Pine Land Company. While headquartered in Scott, Mississippi, the company was owned by a British firm throughout most of its history, and at various times it had offices in Arizona, California, and Texas. Advertised during one period as the world's largest cotton plantation, Delta and Pine Land Company grew a variety of crops and became famous for its research and development of cotton varieties. Among the major subjects in the collection are agriculture, cotton seed research, the tenant farming system, the National Cotton Council, the New Deal, the Mississippi River flood of 1927, the Mississippi Delta, and various agricultural organizations. Correspondence, annual reports, minutes, financial records, maps, oral history interviews, and other records documenting the history of the Delta and Pine Land Company. Includes records about African-American tenant farmers.

Delta Design Advertising Agency collection
MSS. 624. circa 1978-2001. circa 25 cubic feet.

Collection of the Delta Design Advertising Agency, Greenville, Mississippi, primarily video and audio recordings documenting the Delta and Pine Land Company, King's Daughters Hospital and other organizations and companies and events in the Mississippi Delta. Also includes catalogs and other advertising materials. In process.

Delta Ministry collection
Acc. No. 78.

The Delta Ministry Papers (1936, 1964-1971) contain correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, proposals, minutes, memoranda, press releases, photographs, election and campaign materials, bills, receipts, and financial statements, mostly concerning politics, civil rights issues, and school desegregation.

Dent (Guy W.) letter
MSS. 186. 1918. 0.01 cubic feet: 2 items.

World War I letter from France, 1918 and typed copy of clipping.

Derry (Horace A.) diary
MSS. 187. 1862. 0.04 cubic feet: 2 items.

Daily record (March 26-October 1, 1862), by a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, in the U.S. Army. Chiefly routine. Mentions the balloon several times. Also includes a furlough document.

Development of the Mayhew Mission
MSS. 376. 1972. 0.04 cubic feet: 1 item.

Class paper concerning the Mayhew Mission, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, written by Sylvia Blaylock and Nancy Ergger, 1972.

Devine (Judith Meece) collection
MSS. 386. 1847-1891. 0.17 cubic feet.

Consists primarily of the records of the Serapta Primitive Baptist Church in Webster County, Mississippi. Also includes a circular of the Little Black Old School Baptist Association in 1895, miscellaneous ledger pages, and Fleming's Vest-Pocket Veterinary Advisor, 1904. In part, photocopies.

Dockery (William Alfred) family papers
MSS. 507. 1881-1980 (Bulk Dates: 1887-1906). 1 cubic foot.

The papers comprise primarily correspondence of the family of William A. Dockery (1865-1936), owner of the Dockery plantation in Mississippi.

Doniphan (A. W.) papers
MSS. 188. 1857-1931. 0.08 cubic feet.

Family letters, clippings, and memorials concerning Doniphan and his family, chiefly in Missouri. Photocopies.

Double Springs Baptist Church (Choctaw County, Mississippi) records
MSS. 356. 1860-1900. 0.66 cubic feet.

Minutes of church formed in Choctaw County (now Webster), Mississippi, 1860-1900. Some members resided in Calhoun and Chickasaw Counties. Photocopies and originals.

Double Springs Baptist Church (Oktibbeha County, Mississippi) records
MSS. 457. 1851-1887. 0.17 cubic feet.

Records of church located on the Maben-Sturgis Road in Oktibbeha County. Photocopies. Church records contain a list entitled "Colored members females", on which notations are made from 1858-1867. This list also includes lists of males; these are all notated as "dismissed 1867".

Dowling (Nannie) autograph book
MSS. 189. 1885-1887. 1 volume.

Autograph album of Nannie Dowling of Hickory, Mississippi, 1885-1887.

Drane papers
MSS. 190. 1850-1853, 1955. 0.33 cubic feet.

Letters of Lowndes County, Mississippi, pioneer Stephen A. Brown and his father-in-law, Richardson Owen, from Alabama and Arkansas, 1851, 1853; two undated letters to "Dear Lucy from Father"; "Ramblings", a 1955 reminiscence by Mrs. Effie Robinson Drane of Choctaw County, Mississippi, concerns the Alexander Samuel Robinson family plantation at Bywy, Choctaw County, Mississippi. "Cemetery Record, Mayhew, Mississippi", compiled by Ellen Drane Mauldin. Typed copies.

Dunn (Paul and Florence) family papers
MSS. 623. circa 1922-1979. 36 cubic feet.

Papers of Dr. Paul Dunn (1895-1967), geologist and MSU professor, and his wife Florence (1903-2001), photographer and secretary. She was active in the MSU and Starkville Community. The couple made several cross country trips with Geology students. Dr. Paul Dunn served in World War II and during that time corresponded daily frequently with Florence Dunn. Subjects include: World War II (1941-1945); Mississippi State University; Zeta Tau Alpha; Geology; Key West - Florida; Great Depression (1931-1941); United States - Navy; Photographs - United States; Mexico; Great Britain; Syria; Iraq; West Africa; India; Chile. In process.


Early Years of the Delta Cooperative Farm and the Providence Cooperative Farm. Franklin, Sam H.
MSS. 379. 1980. 1 volume.

Writing by Sam H. Franklin concerns cooperative farms in Bolivar and Holmes Counties, Mississippi, from the 1930s through the 1950s. The Delta Cooperative Farm was sold in 1942; the Providence Cooperative Farm in Holmes County was closed in 1956 as a result of actions by the Citizens' Councils.

Eckford (Nellie K. and John F. "Dr. Feddy") collection
MSS. 451. 1915. 1 volume.

First grade notebook of Nellie K. Holmes, probably about 1915.

Edwards (Edward D.) family papers
MSS. 118. 1831-1950. 0.12 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Family correspondence, Bible records, property records and documents, concerning the family of Edward D. Edwards (1804-1861) of Choctaw County, Mississippi. Includes two Civil War letters of Knight Edwards (1844-1863), 4th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company E (Stephens Guards) to his mother, 1863, from Vicksburg, slave lists, and lists of damages to property by General Grierson's forces.

Eldredge papers
MSS. 191. 1858-1942. 0.16 cubic feet.

Diary, 1858; letters to H.A. Magruder of the Madison Light Artillery from his sister at Sharon, Mississippi (1861), and from R.T. Cheek, Madison Light Artillery (1864); J. Montgomery to his father A.V. Montgomery in Madison County, Mississippi, 1864; World War II letter, 1942. Transcriptions available.

Elliot (Nelson and Jake) statement
MSS. 192. 1916. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Two former slaves describe Mrs. Elizabeth Elliot's life during the American Revolution and afterwards. They also describe her treatment of her slaves. Concerns the Carolinas and Alabama. Typed copy.

Elliott (Jack) collection
MSS. 359. 1970s-2007. 2 cubic feet.

Correspondence, reports and writings and other materials produced and collected by Jack Elliott, MSU alumnus and Historical Archaeologist for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History stationed at Mississippi State University. Among the topics are the Tombigbee Cultural Survey, Waverley Mansion (West Point, Mississippi), Mayhew Mission, and the Natchez Trace. Additions expected.

Ellis (R. U.) day book
MSS. 193. 1847-1868. 0.08 cubic feet.

Day book of merchant R.U. Ellis of Starkville, Mississippi, includes freedmen's accounts.

Embree (Joan) papers
MSS. 612. circa 1901 (Bulk Dates: 1978-2004). circa 13 cubic feet.

Papers of MSU alumna and architectural historian, Joan Embree, formerly of Starkville. Included are historical surveys of Alabama and Mississippi towns, and material documenting the historic districts of Starkville and the history of Oktibbeha County. In process.

Embry (Kenneth Drake) papers
MSS. 36. 1877-1954. 0.16 cubic feet.

Family records, photographs, maps and other materials documenting the Embry family of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Includes annotated map of Oktibbeha County by John H. Welborn, 1909.

Emmerich (John Oliver, Sr.) papers
MSS. 429. 1877-1978. 6.5 cubic feet.

Correspondence, clippings, biographical sketches, manuscripts, research material, publications, photographs, and memorabilia, of John Oliver Emmerich, Sr., editor and publisher of the McComb, Mississippi, Enterprise Journal. Much of the collection concerns Emmerich's career and his strong interest in McComb. Included are many photographs of and much research material about the history of McComb and Pike County, which were collected for the centennial edition of the Enterprise Journal.

Enon Baptist Church (Winston County, Mississippi) history
MSS. 390. 1983. 0.08 cubic feet.

History of Enon Baptist Church, Winston County, Mississippi, 1983.

Episcopal Church of the Resurrection (Starkville, Mississippi) architectural drawings
MSS. 473. 0.08 cubic feet.

24 blueprint sheets of original church building and later additions.

Erwin (William) diary and account book
MSS. 441. 1846-1856. 1 reel microfilm.

Original is in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Esters (Katharine Carr) collection
MSS. 631. 2005 and undated. 0.10 cubic feet.

Manuscript and autographed copy of Jay Bird Creek and My Recollections by Katharine Carr Esters. Subjects include Attala County history; African-American history; Civil rights; Mississippi women; The Great Depression.


Farnsley (Alexander) letters
MSS. 194. 1856-1860. 0.08 cubic feet

Facsimiles of letters from Farnsley to his "intended", Mary Elizabeth Thurman, in Kentucky.

Faulk (Charles Johnson) papers
MSS. 514. circa 1864-1990 (Bulk Dates: 1940-1989). 7.5 cubic feet.

The collection comprises the papers of Charles Johnson Faulk, Jr. (1915-1990), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and executive editor of the Vicksburg Evening Post (Vicksburg, Mississippi). The bulk of the collection consists of photographs taken by Faulk or collected by him, and manuscripts and copies of articles and short stories he wrote, including an unpublished autobiography. Other materials include correspondence, newspapers, publications, oral interviews and artifacts.

Faulkner (William) collection
MSS. 368. 1931-1950. 0.08 cubic feet.

Prospectus, book sellers catalogs, 1931-1932 and undated; The Nobel Prize Speech, 1950.

Fernwood collection
MSS. 195. 1809-1988 (Bulk Dates: 1906-1959) 11.5 cubic feet: 4 reels microfilm.

The Fernwood collection comprises the records of several companies owned by the Enochs family in southern Mississippi, principally the Fernwood Lumber Company and the Fernwood, Columbia and Gulf Railroad. The records contain a variety of materials including financial records and minutes - largely on microfilm, correspondence, accident reports and a large number of maps, charts and plans.

Fields (Norma) papers
MSS. 450. 1960-1993, 2009 and undated. circa 11 cubic feet.

Correspondence, articles and clippings, speeches, photographs, awards, audiotapes and other records documenting the journalistic career of Fields (1923-2010), reporter for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Fields in 1975 was made capitol news reporter. She is the first female Mississippi journalist to head a full-time capitol news bureau. Field's papers reflect local and state events during her early years as a reporter, including material such as her 1967 multi-part series on her interview with a disillusioned Klan member. For the period from 1975 until Field's retirement in 1988, the papers include much material on legislative sessions and issues, women's rights, local and state politics, and the elections and gubernatorial administrations of Cliff Finch, Bill Allain, William Winter and Ray Mabus. An oral history by Dr. Lawrence Strout was added in 2009.

First Presbyterian Church (Starkville, Miss.) records

Records of church on two reels of microfilm (1835-1957) includes "Roll of Colored Members" (1858-1893), including some notations of slave owners.

Fontaine (Edward) papers
MSS. 196. 1818-1923. 19 reels microfilm.

Episcopal minister and Confederate officer (1814-1884). Personal and business correspondence; 28 daily journals written in Mississippi, Texas, Louisiana, Virginia, Washington, D. C., and other places; church records; legal papers; autobiographies, eulogies, articles, sermons, and books; genealogical material; and letters concerning the U.S. Navigation Improvement Company. Includes daybook and journal of P.H. Fontaine, 6 journals of Lemuella S. Brickell Fontaine, scrapbook of James F. Fontaine; correspondence of Edward's wife, Mrs. S. C. Fontaine, and of his children; the Rev. Patrick Henry Fontaine and Susette, artist and author, and a biography, lectures, writings, photos, and other papers of his eldest son, Lamar Fontaine. Correspondents include P.G.T. Beauregard, Commodore F.M. Brasher, William B. Cabell, Colonel T. S. Dabney, Harris Dickson, James B. Eads, Robert M. Elgin, J.R. Fontaine, Bishop J. N. Galleher, R. L. Gibson, Bishop W. M. Green, Professor Eugene W. Hilgard, Captain A. W. Johnson, L. Q. C. Lamar, James F. Manry, M. F. Maury, S. B. Mazey, H. D, Money, Dom Pedro III, Governor John J. Pettus, Bishop William Pinkey, John H. Reagan, Elizabeth Brandon Stanton, Reverend Hugh Miller Thompson, Moses Coit Tyler, Thomas W. Walter, Francis M. White, and Bishop J. P. B. Wilmer. Letters to and from Quitman, clippings, miscellaneous.

Forrest (Nathan Bedford) - Jackson papers
MSS. 147. 1862-1864. 0.08 cubic feet.

Photocopies of records held by the Chicago Historical Society concerning the activities of Forrest's Cavalry Corps in Mississippi and Tennessee include dispatches and accounts, 1862-1864.

Forrest (Nathan Bedford) - Way papers
MSS. 349. 1864-1866. 0.12 cubic feet.

Photocopies of records held by Duke University concerning Forrest's Cavalry Corps include official communications, 1864-1865, and Forrest letter to Andrew Johnson, 1866.

Franklin (Meschach) friendship album
MSS. 198. 1860. 0.04 cubic feet.

Friendship's Album of Meschach Franklin of Early, Marshall County, Mississippi, compiled while a student in the Class of 1860 at the University of Mississippi. Includes handwritten letters from: Thomas L. Boggan, Byhalia; James A. Scudday, Thibodeaux, Louisiana; R. T. (Reuben Turner) Pollard, Whitehaven, Tennessee; W. Abney; William Handy, Canton, Mississippi; George W. Smith, Canton, Mississippi; John Seymour McNeily, Cold Springs, Wilkinson County, Mississippi; Thomas Bulten, Bayou Sara, Louisiana; George Garrett Dillard, Starkville, Mississippi; B. McFarland, Chickasaw County, Mississippi; James Lockhart Goodloe, Deer Creek, Issaquena County, Mississippi; E. L. (Eugene Leroy) Cowan, Lexington, Mississippi; Wiley Gartman Johnson, Canton, Mississippi; A. Gregg, Austin, Texas; T. A. (Thomas Allen) Henderson, Jackson, Tennessee; McGehee Dandridge, Como Depot, Mississippi; Ike (Isaac) Shelby, Corson's Landing, Bolivar County, Mississippi; J. W. (Joseph William) Buchanan, Buena Vista, Mississippi; L. M. (Leavins Mathison) Bisland, New Orleans, Louisiana; D. M. (David Minyard) Ballard, Auburn, Mississippi; Calvin R. (Richard) Myers, DeSoto County, Mississippi; Thomas E. Tucker, Byhalia, Mississippi; W. F. (Wilbur Fisk) Mister, Grapevine, Texas; E. Brodie (Edward Brodie) Hull, Auburn, Mississippi; Jerri S. (Saunders) Gage, Richland, Mississippi; John P. (Perkins) Furniss, Columbus, Mississippi; O. A. (Oscar Alonzo) Kibbe, Thibodeaux, Louisiana; Joshua M. (Moses) Harley, Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Photocopy.

Franklin Academy register
MSS. 21. 1883-1904. 1 reel microfilm.

Register of the Franklin Academy, Columbus, Mississippi.

Frazer (Joe E.) collection
MSS. 199. 1926-1930, 1932-1955, undated. 0.04 cubic feet.

Collection of Joe Frazer, President of the Board of Supervisors, Madison County, Mississippi, first President of the Mississippi Association of Supervisors and President of the Natchez Trace Association. Includes materials concerning negotiations for a proposed tri-county park area as a land utilization project on eroded agricultural lands at the Attala, Leake and Madison County corners area (1935, 1939). 1941 letters concern the cotton allotment and the Mississippi Civilian Defense Plan Sub-Committee and conservation. Miscellaneous ledger pages and newspapers kept by Frazer concern Madison County tax levies, elections, depression conditions and industrialization in Madison County and the Mississippi Board of Supervisors, 1926-1939, 1955 and undated.

Fun 'N Flowers Garden Club (Starkville, Mississippi) records
MSS. 482. 1975-1980. 0.16 cubic feet.

Yearbooks, scrapbook, letter, programs and clippings documenting the activities of the Club, organized in Starkville, February 1974, for the purpose of stimulating knowledge and love of gardening. The organization disbanded in 1980.

Funeral Home collection
MSS. 545. 0.16 cubic feet.

Collection of fans and other materials documenting Mississippi funeral homes.


Galbraith (Bill and Kitty) family papers
MSS. 327. 1930-1981. 0.33 cubic feet.

Family papers, including correspondence, deeds, clippings, newspapers, and a Civil War quartermaster's account book.

Garbo (Bill) family papers
MSS. 200. 1923. 0.01 cubic feet.

Typed copy of an account of a "Trip across the Plains" in 1863.

Gardner (James H.) collection
MSS. 38. 1846-1948. 0.04 cubic feet.

Civil War letter; bills of sale for cotton; contracts; Masonic records; letters; election materials-hand bills and buttons; prescriptions; variety of materials. Originals and photostats.

Garmon (John Harkey) family papers
MSS. 505. 1855-1992. 0.75 cubic feet.

Ledger/journal of John Harkey Garmon (1825-1904), former merchant and resident of Palmetto (Pontotoc, later Lee County), Mississippi. Initial ledger entries are of purchases at store 1855-1858 with an index. Collection also includes genealogical and family history materials, 1846-1992. An addition includes materials concerning the military service of John Harkey Garmon, 2nd Lt., 1st (Johnston's) Mississippi Infantry, Company I: photocopies of military record and photographs of Garmon and display at Fort Donelson; "Plan of the Military prison situated on Johnson's Island in the Bay of Sandusky, Ohio, the place of confinement for Confederate State's Officers captured by the U.S. Army, 1862", drawn by Capt. J.T. Hogan, Topographical Engineer, C.S.A., Jeff Thompson's Division.

Gates (Frank P.) architectural records
MSS. 659. 1906-1975 and undated. circa 22 cubic feet.

Records of Mississippi architect Frank P. Gates (1895-1975), who was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and graduated from Chicago Technical College in 1916. Gates practiced in Clarksdale (1917-1927) and Jackson, Mississippi (1928-1975). He practiced under the firm name Frank P. Gates Co., Architect and Frank P. Gates Co., Architects & Engineers, except for the period when he was a partner with Raymond Birchett in the firm Gates & Birchett, Jackson, Mississippi (ca. 1947-1953). Gates was a founder of the Mississippi Chapter, AIA.The records comprise 3000 drawings for 377 projects in 60 towns and small communities in Mississippi. The bulk of the projects are for Clarksdale (54 projects) and Jackson (158 projects). There are a few in Louisiana towns and one residence in Earle, Arkansas. Included are 156 residential projects, including conventional residences, plantation homes and apartment buildings and a subdivision plan. Among the 76 school and campus projects are Alcorn State, Jackson State and University of Mississippi buildings. The 88 commercial projects include banks, hotels, warehouses, hospitals, stores and other commercial buildings. The 52 public projects include courthouses (Tunica, Yazoo), city halls and jails, club and parks buildings, a fire station, power house, hospital and health center and the Mississippi State Office Building. The 28 religious buildings include churches and chapels, educational buildings and a camp. Rare finds among the drawings are two projects by other architects. Duling School (1927) in the Fondren area of Jackson, Mississippi was designed by architect Claude H. Lindsley. The Alcazar Hotel (1915) Clarksdale, Mississippi, was designed by Charles O. Pfeil of Memphis and was voted one of Mississippi's Ten Most Endangered Buildings in 2009. Other records included in the collection are certificates, some letters, publications and clippings documenting the career of Frank P. Gates and the buildings designed by him. Artifacts include inks, stamps and architectural tools used by Gates.

General photograph file
MSS. 567. circa 1920s-1990s. circa 0.6 cubic feet.

Collection of circa 400 single photographs and small photograph groups. Documented are Mississippi places, people and subjects. Searchable database in Special Collections.

George (Mrs. W. L.) collection
MSS. 65. 1893-1945. 0.01 cubic feet.

Tax receipt from Lincoln County, Mississippi, 1893, 1900. Warranty Deed, 1900. Document signed by Governor Longino, 1902. War ration stamps, 1945.

Geotypical Study of Yellow Creek Rocket Plant, (Iuka, Mississippi)
MSS. 522. 1889-1991. circa 3 cubic feet.

Maps and reports containing soil boring data, preliminary exploration reports, sub-surface exploration reports, geotechnical exploration reports and technical specifications. Report completed by Rust International Corporation for Case Preparation and Refurbishment Building at the Yellow Creek Rocket Plant site in Iuka, Mississippi. Oswald Rendon and others completed the study as sub-contractors.

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.

Gillis-Davis-Westin family papers
MSS. 573. 0.5 cubic feet.

Photographs, vital records and other genealogical materials documenting the Gillis, Davis and Westin families of Oktibbeha, Choctaw and Webster Counties in Mississippi.

Girl Scout Clubs (Oktibbeha County, Mississippi) collection
MSS. 671. 1980-2005. circa 7 cubic feet.

National, state and local Girl Scout Club materials collected by troop leader Lonna Reinecke, formerly of Starkville. Included are membership records and other documentation of the activities of various Starkville and Oktibbeha County Girl Scout troops, as well as materials documenting the Girl Scouts of Northeast Mississippi Council and the Prairie Girl Scout Council. Unprocessed. Preliminary inventory available.

Glass negative collection
MSS. 399. 1915-1927 and undated. circa 11 cubic feet.

Collection of images in glass and film negative format, produced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) at its branch laboratory at Tallulah, Louisiana, under the direction of entomologist B.R. Coad. The images document the U.S.D.A.'s boll weevil eradication experiments using first lead arsenate, and then calcium arsenate. "Methods of applying calcium arsenate by air and by airplane and by ground machines were worked out at Tallulah. Many investigations were carried on there in the effort to find other means of combating the boll weevil". The bulk of the images document investigations carried out at Tallulah, including those done at Shirley, Algodon and other plantations, and at other Louisiana locations. Some 52 images depict experiments which were done in Mississippi at: the Delta and Pine Land cotton plantation at Scott; Warren Plantation at Rosedale: Scotland Plantation at Beulah: Virginia Plantation at Lobdell; Dunleith Plantation at Dunleith. Other places included are: Panther Burn Plantation at Luna Landing, Arkansas; farms at Roosevelt, Hearn, Ozona, Victoria, Texas and Mexico. Many images were not identified by place. The images show many different types of agricultural machinery, especially cotton industry machinery. Also included are air photographs relating to airplane dusting operations, which depict cotton fields, individual residences, scenes around Louisiana and Mississippi places, and plate tests on clouds. Some miscellaneous images include views of research plots, plant toxicity studies, the Tri-Parish Fair at Tallulah, a convention of entomologists, the Delta and Talullah laboratories; a Louisiana picnic given by the Levee Board for African-American levee workers after the levee held back the waters during the 1922 flood. Collection comprises 1018 glass negatives and 502 film negatives.

Godfrey-Bassett architectural records
MSS. 591. 1928- (Bulk Dates: 1955-2002).

Records of the Arthur J. Godfrey (b. 1922) and Robert Ross Bassett (1920-2007) firm with offices in Jackson, Vicksburg and Yazoo City. The firm later included principals Leslie Pitts (1922-1976), S. J. Tuminello (b. 1922), Ralph Maisel and E. Lantz Kuykendall. 636 projects have been identified to date.

Golden (J. J.) collection
MSS. 610.

In process.

Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table (Starkville, Mississippi) records
MSS. 472.

Newsletters, photographs, minutes, membership lists, manuscripts, research materials, financial records and other materials documenting the work of the Golden Triangle Civil War Round Table, an organization founded in 1987 at Mississippi State University.

Goodman (James "Buddy") family papers
MSS. 579. 1918-1937 and undated. 0.3 cubic feet.

Photographs, World War I letters, genealogical materials, publications and other materials of a Starkville, Mississippi, family that owned the State and Rex Theaters.

Graham (W. C.) miscellaneous papers
MSS. 203. 1865-1873. 0.08 cubic feet.

Muster roll of W.C. Graham's Company, April-May 1865; payroll and discharge, May 16, 1865; graduation diploma, Baptist Female Seminary, Pontotoc, Mississippi, and valedictory address of Jennie L. Gaulding, 1873.

Gray (Elizabeth) papers
MSS. 492. 1953-1980. 1.34 cubic feet.

Papers of Gray (1918-2010), community volunteer, historical researcher, and wife of Malcolm Gray, former MSU Director of Student Housing. Included are correspondence, reports, surveys, clippings, brochures and other printed materials reflecting Gray's activities in the AAUW, Starkville Branch, including materials used to produce the Oktibbeha County Mental Health Survey (1963-1965) yearbooks and other club materials (1962-1978), and articles, speeches and research materials on Oktibbeha 16th Section School lands, 1974-1975. Other materials document Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society projects, 1973-1980, the Oktibbeha County Committee on Education (1953-1954), the 1960 Oktibbeha County Census, and other matters. A single folder contains material on Malcolm Gray's activities with the Starkville Army Advisory Committee, 1954-1956. See also Malcolm Gray Papers, University Archives.

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.

Griffin (V.I.) collection
MSS. 592. 0.16 cubic feet.

Photographs, article, deeds and other information documenting A Centennial Farm Family.

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.

Gulledge (J. H.) ledger
MSS. 205. 1908. 1 volume.

Ledger of supply shop accounts for 1908; includes accounts of African-Americans.

Guyton (Benson) papers
MSS. 345. 1942-1980 (Bulk Dates: 1977-1980). 0.33 cubic feet.

The Benson Guyton papers include publications, newsletters, a diary, and other memorabilia collected by Benson Guyton (1910-1996), an American prisoner of war in the Pacific during World War II.


Halbert (Mabel White) papers
MSS. 40. 1845-1956. 0.16 cubic feet.

Revolutionary War pension applications, wills, Bible records, Civil War letters.

Halbert Hotel (Starkville, Miss.) dairy bill
MSS. 206. Undated. 0.01 cubic feet : 1 item.

Dairy bill of the Halbert Hotel, Starkville, Mississippi, undated. Hotel stood where Eckford Clinic now stands and burned in 1913.

Hall (Leslie) papers
MSS. 41. 1841-1929 and undated. 0.16 cubic feet.

Deeds, wills, other legal papers, receipts.

Hammett papers
MSS. 442. 1814-1920. 1 reel microfilm.

Legal papers, Confederate commission, record books of Confederate Veteran Chapters, historical edition of Fayette Chronicle, 1904.

Hancock papers
MSS. 207. 1856-1863. 0.08 cubic feet.

Exchange of letters between family members; 2 other pieces. Mississippi chiefly; also the Confederate Army in Virginia and North Carolina.

Hanlon (Howard) collection
MSS. 471. 1906-1967 and undated. 2 cubic feet.

Collection of Howard Hanlon (1896-1973), lumberman, manufacturer, and author, primarily assembled for his book Delta Harvest (1966), a semi-fictional account of the hardwood forests and logging industries of the lower Mississippi River Valley. Hanlon began in the lumber business in 1921 and ran many circular saw mills in the New York and Pennsylvania area. In 1947 he and B.J Cotton incorporated as the Cotton Hanlon Company, a large lumber mill company headquartered in Odessa, New York. Hanlon later with other partners formed other lumber companies. Collection bulks with correspondence for Hanlon's research for Delta Harvest and includes interviews, printed material, written histories, photographs, maps and other materials documenting lumber companies, lumbermen, and the forestry industry in the Mississippi River delta area. Finding aid indexes personal and company names. Originals and photocopies of all materials.

Hardy (J. Allison) papers
MSS. 39. 1848-1939. 0.33 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Letters, business papers, broadside and World War I letters concerning the Hardy family of Columbus, Mississippi, and Paris, Texas.

Harris (Sid and Mildred) papers
MSS. 586.

In process.

Harrison (Byron Patton "Pat") papers
MSS. 208. 1881-1941. 1 reel microfilm.

Clippings, 1907-1941; scrapbooks; photographs, 1908-1941; speeches, programs, invitations; letters, 1910-1941.

Hashuqua Cotton Factory collection
MSS. 602. 1884-1999 and undated. 0.33 cubic feet.

Collected materials documenting the Hashuqua Cotton Factory near Mashulaville, Noxubee County, Mississippi. The cotton factory began operating in 1868 under the ownership of several residents of Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, was subsequently owned by J.C. Holmes and W.J. Hubbard, and then by W.J. and J.H. Hubbard, until it closed in 1906. Collection includes a presumed early photograph of the factory, photographs of factory remains, drawings, copies of John Anderson Tyson's history of the factory, an 1884-1885 World's Fair Exhibition Catalog and other materials. Collection loaned for copying by R.K. and Sara Hubbard and created and collected by various Starkville residents.

Hayden (Glover) papers
MSS. 447. 1972-1973. 0.33 cubic feet.

Primarily letters written by Glover Hayden to his family during his tour of duty in the U.S. Navy, beginning with his experiences during "Boot Camp" in Illinois and continuing through his service on the minesweeper, the USS Enhance. His naval career took him to Illinois, California, Hawaii, the coastal waters off North Vietnam, the Philippine Islands, and Florida.

Hays-Ray-Webb papers
MSS. 4. 1824-1944. 1 cubic foot and 1 reel microfilm.

Papers of Robert B. Webb, Sheriff of Attala County, Mississippi, and the related Hays and Ray families. Personal correspondence of Webb and his family, 7 diaries, accounts, tax receipts, notes and other business and legal papers, county records, clippings, and photos. Includes 29 letters from Europe, mainly from Scotland, and 18 Civil War letters, some civilian. Persons represented include Webb's daughter Annie and her husband. Emmett L. Ray, both of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and Webb's wife' s sister, Sophia Boyd Hayes, and her son, Leon Sidney Hayes, who lived in Europe from 1860 to 1868.

Head (Charles L., Sr.) collection
MSS. 354.

In process.

Heathman family land grants
MSS. 209. 1826, 1830. 0.16 cubic feet.

Land grants in Choctaw District, Mississippi, to Joseph Heath, Samuel Welch, Charles Baker of Warren County. Signed by Presidents John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

Henderson (Tom) collection
MSS. 433. 1900-1903. 0.16 cubic feet.

Cancelled checks, envelopes, account sheet, and receipt from Reichman-Crosby Company, concerning W. J. Bell of Pelahatchie, Mississippi.

Henkel (James Oscar "J. O., Jr.") papers
MSS. 470. 1818-1988 and undated. 5 cubic feet.

Genealogical papers and photographs of the Henkel family of Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, Mississippi.

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.

Henley (James A., Jr.) collection
MSS. 414. 1861, 1902. 0.01 cubic feet.

Land grant to John Ross based on his Civil War service, 1861 and Homestead Act land grant to Andrew Burchfield, 1902.

Henry (Marcus L.) account
MSS. 234. 1861-1862. 1 reel microfilm.

An account of facts collected and preserved during the Civil War.

Henry (Marion) collection
MSS. 33. 1904-68. 0.66 cubic feet.

Materials collected by Marion Henry, daughter of John Justus Henry, general agent of the Gulf, Mobile and Northern Railroad Company. Correspondence, including letters relating to the John J. Henry-Theodore G. Bilbo 1911 affair and other letters from prominent Mississippians; and broadside, newspaper clippings, and other papers concerning Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, the state of Mississippi, and U.S. and Confederate history. Correspondents include William Crump, A.H. Longino, T.C. Lowry, W.W. Magruder, and John Sharp Williams.

Henry (William R. "Bob") architectural records
MSS. 675.

In process.

Hensleigh (James A.) collection
MSS. 88. 1 cubic foot.

Post World War II material about Guam, Philippines, other related islands. Includes photographs, pamphlets, tourist information, and other materials.

Herring (Todd A.) collection
MSS. 658. 1691-2010 and undated. 18 cubic feet.

Letters, travelers' accounts, estate records, slave lists, business records, military records, waybills, photographs, rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, publications, artifacts and audiovisual materials collected by Dr. Todd A. Herring. The collection extensively documents Mississippi and Louisiana plantation culture and history with extensive documentation of Natchez and Adams County, and towns and communities in Jefferson, Claiborne and Wilkinson Counties. A smaller series documents North Mississippi and Alabama history including Columbus, Aberdeen, Holly Springs, Oxford and other towns. Other materials document Oktibbeha and Clay Counties persons, families and topics, family history, early American history, world history and the professional and personal activities of Herring. Collection is arranged in 13 series and preserved and described by Dr. Herring. Additions expected.

Hester (Guy) family papers
MSS. 64. 1862. 0.08 cubic feet.

Two Civil War letters of John M. Wood from Fort Donelson, Tennessee, and Port Hudson, Louisiana, to his wife, 1862.

Hester (John) architectural records collection
MSS. 611. 1.2 cubic feet.

Architectural records representing the work of architect John Hester, including three projects of the John Hester and Associates firm, 3 projects of the Hester and Brady firm (B.A. Brady), and 7 projects of the R.W. Naef firm. Both Hester and Brady worked for the Naef firm. Also included are plans for the Merchants Bank and Trust Building, 200 E. Capitol Street, Jackson, Wyatt C. Hedrick, Inc. R.W. Naef did the renovation and addition to that building for Deposit Guaranty in 1957-58.

Hic-a-Sha-Ba-Ha Chapter, DAR records
MSS. 77. 1910-2009. 11.5 cubic feet.

Correspondence, membership lists, minute books, yearbooks, treasurer's files, historic files, publications, scrapbooks, NSDAR Lineage books, lineage charts for over 330 previous members and other materials documenting the activities of the Hic-A-Sha-Ba-Ha Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (Starkville, Mississippi) and the Children of the American Revolution, Mayhew Mission Chapter.

Hightower, Montgomery, Perkins, Castles, and Stiles families papers
MSS. 537. 1848-1997 (Bulk Dates: 1881-1960). 33.8 cubic feet.

The Hightower, Montgomery, Perkins, Castles, and Stiles families papers contain the papers of the members of five Mississippi families related by marriage. The papers include correspondence, certificates and diplomas, newspaper clippings, genealogical material, books, photographs, artifacts and costumes.

Hill family papers
MSS. 383. 1821-1927. 0.25 cubic feet.

Diary; 5 letters from Charles W. Hill to his sister Abbie; clippings regarding Hill's Civil War experiences; receipt; envelope; photograph; wallet. During the Civil War Hill served in Company A of the 115th Illinois Volunteers.

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.

Hiram Lodge (West Point, Miss.) ledger
MSS. 337. 1877-1884. 0.08 cubic feet.

Records of Hiram Lodge Number 17, an African-American chapter of the Free and Accepted York Masons of West Point, Mississippi, 1877-1884. Includes minutes of meetings, membership rolls, records of dues, and club procedures.

Hirsch (Isaac E.) papers
MSS. 69. 0.08 cubic feet.

Typed manuscript entitled Company "G", 22nd Mississippi Infantry by Alice Hirsh. Photocopies of letters exchanged in 1953 by Dr. J. K. Bettersworth and Miss Hirsh. The manuscript gives the account of Isaac Hirsh, a German youth, who immigrated to U.S. in 1851, located in Sidon, Mississippi, volunteered for duty in Black Hawk Rifles, and served 4 years in Confederate Army. It also tells of elections in Carroll County, Mississippi, during Reconstruction, gives information regarding floods and levees, and gives much local history on Carroll County and Sidon.

Historic Sites of Starkville and MSU collection
MSS. 642. 2003. circa 0.08 cubic feet.

Map and digital photographs and presentation produced by Keith Baca and the Carl Small Town Design Center for a presentation on historic sites of Starkville and MSU, as part of the Starkville Mass Transit Feasibility Study. Photographs were subsequently made into a Powerpoint presentation.

History of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. (microfilm)

Includes section called "The Negro," with population statistics, industrial workers, education, religion, and information on several specific individuals. Other sections include information on Negro churches and schools, "beliefs of slaves," "disorder among Negroes" during Reconstruction, and the Ku Klux Klan.

History of Possumneck, Attala County, Mississippi
MSS. 63. Undated. 0.02 cubic feet.

History of Possumneck, Attala County (5 miles east of West), by Nonnee Weeks Hollingsworth.

Hobbs (Benjamin Turner) Family Papers
MSS. 51. 1834-1936. 16.8 cubic feet and 9 reels microfilm.

List of slaves of Howell Hobbs in Brookhaven, Mississippi; dental bill for slaves, 1859; tax receipts showing number of slaves owned; small notebook of accounts, probably of freedmen, 1866-1867; freedman's contracts, 1869.

Hoffa (Katherine W.) papers
MSS. 210. 1813-1936. 1 reel microfilm.

Materials collected by Katherine W. Hoffa include correspondence between George W. Martin, Commissioner of Land Claims, and Andrew Jackson and friends; letters of the Martin, Donelson and Hoffa families; papers regarding military service at battle of New Orleans.

Hoffmeister family collection
MSS. 665. 1943, 1945-1969. 0.3 cubic feet.

Letters, postcards, receipts, photographs and other materials collected by Henry Emil Hoffmeister and his daughter, Edith Mays Cunningham and her husband, Delbert Cunningham of Columbus, Mississippi, as a result of their correspondence with Hoffmeister and Gaede family members in Cologne, Germany. Includes approximately 175 letters of Otto Gaede, Ruth Gaede Becker, Kathe Hoffmeister and Henny Hoffmeister Gaede. Some of the letters are in German. Topics include the activities of both families during World War II, post-war and later. Postcards depict scenes in Germany.

Holloman (Garland H.) papers
MSS. 468. 1952-1979 and undated. 0.66 cubic feet.

Papers of Methodist minister Garland H. Holloman include correspondence, publications, articles, newsletters and other materials documenting controversy in the United Methodist Church concerning civil rights, the National Council of Churches, Communism and other issues. Includes newsletters of the Mississippi Association of Methodist Ministers and Laymen (MAMMAL), 1959-1965, manuscript of Ray Branch article, and material on the Mississippi State Advisory Committee to the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights (1968-1975).

Holmes (Emma E.) collection
MSS. 458. 4.33 cubic feet.

In process.

Honnoll (Avie Coleman) collection
MSS. 5. 1846-1960. 1.33 cubic feet.

Civil War correspondence of W. B. Honnoll, T. E. McMackin, John, James, and Dan Dale, and their families, relating to family matters in north Mississippi and camp activities, including campaigns in Georgia and Tennessee, together with primitive Baptist Church records including minutes of associational meetings in Mississippi, and other States, minutes of three Sacred Harp meetings in Mississippi and adjoining States; pamphlets and periodicals including religious tracts; and an incomplete file of Primitive Monitor and Church Advocate, Greenfield, Indiana.

Horn (Mrs. Albert L.) collection
MSS. 211. 1818-1871. 2 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Correspondence of the Hunter family of Talbot and Heard Counties, Georgia, Randolph County, Alabama, and Choctaw, Scott, and Chickasaw Counties, Mississippi. Includes 40 Civil War letters, mostly civilian, but a few give soldiers' accounts of Confederate military campaigns. Also included in the addition to the collection are photocopies of the Hunter family letters from the microfilm, together with transcriptions, research material and notes made by James R. Atkinson as a part of the work of transcription. Microfilm copy made in 1958 from originals in the possession of Mrs. Albert L. Horn, Houston, Mississippi. Addition: Ledgers from the W.R. Davis General Merchandise Store, as well as cash books from an unidentified firm in Houston, Mississippi. Addition: Four photographic prints of persons connected to the 15th Confederate Infantry, Company B, and/or letters in the collection: Robert Gray, Baldwyn Witson "Whit" Hunter, Pinson Calvin (PC or Pint) Hunter, and Augustus E. "Gus" Morgan, circa 1861-1865 and undated.

Houston jewelry firm business records
MSS. 443. 1860-1861. 1 reel microfilm.

Business records of a Houston, Mississippi, jewelry business.

Houston Presbyterian Church (Houston, Mississippi) records
MSS 680. 1849-1949. 1 reel microfilm.

Howell (Eliza D.) will
MSS. 212. 1836. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Will of Howell, a Montgomery County, Alabama resident.

Howell (Valerie Boyd) collection
MSS. 107. 0.33 cubic feet.

Collection of Mississippi children's poet Valerie Boyd Howell. Includes correspondence, music, verse and biographical information.

Hull (William S. and Emmett) architectural records
MSS. 556. 1889-1947. circa 20 cubic feet.

Records of the Jackson, Mississippi, architectural firm of William S. and Emmett Hull, including architectural drawings for more than 115 Mississippi projects. In process.

Humphrey (John David, Sr.) collection
MSS. 463. 1960's. 1.5 cubic feet.

Collection of Methodist minister and North Mississippi Methodist Conference leader John David Humphrey, Sr. includes civil rights material involving the Methodist Church in the South and events in Mississippi, including the Ole Miss riot and Philadelphia murders. Collection bulks with church literature in pamphlet form on controversies such as Communism, segregation, the National Council of Churches and racism. Also includes newsletters and correspondence of Mississippi Association of Methodist Ministers and Laymen (MAMMAL), 1962-1964.

Hunter Cole Eudora Welty collection
MSS. 657. 1914-2013. circa 17.5 cubic feet.

The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, interviews, publicity and promotional materials, photographs, publications, audio-visual materials and other memorabilia from the life and literary career of Eudora Welty and collected by Hunter McKelva Cole, colleague and friend of Welty. Cole was Associate Director for Marketing at the University Press of Mississippi during the time when they published many editions of Welty works. Many of the publications and other materials collected by Cole are autographed by Welty.

Hutchinson (Mrs. Mary) papers
MSS. 301. 1847-1862. 1 reel microfilm.

Roll of Captain J. C. Curtright's Company, 41st Georgia Infantry Regiment, Company E (Evans Guards); clipping, "Chivalrous Capt. Curtright;" letter to Mrs. Curtright from J. N. Lennard, Oct. 27, 1862, telling of Curtright's wound and death at Perryville; tax receipts (scattered), 1847-1861.


J. T. McKinnon Lumber Company records
MSS. 485. 1900-1940. 0.33 cubic feet.

The J. T. McKinnon Lumber Company records concern the operations of a small Mississippi lumber company from 1900 to 1940. The collection includes deeds, receipts, contracts, correspondence with other loggers, and land survey sketches.

Jacks (Arnold M.) collection
MSS. 616. 0.08 cubic feet.

World War II materials concerning Arnold Jacks' service, the refueling of planes, includes photographs in digital and photocopied format, military materials.

Jackson (Andrew) letter. 1845
MSS. 213. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Andrew Jackson to Major William B. Lewis, Feb. 28, 1845. Refers to incoming president James Polk, the election, and the controversy surrounding Henry Clay's appointment as Secretary of State 20 years earlier.

Jackson (C. H.) collection
MSS. 148. 1891-1952 and undated. 1 cubic foot.

Carrie McCreight Mims Page (1873-1961), a lifelong resident of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, probably collected these materials which were found by Mr. C. H. Jackson, who donated them. Most of the collection is associated with Page or her family members. The collection documents everyday life in Starkville, Mississippi, during the period. Materials include World War I correspondence of Wyatt Mims and other war materials; a 1923 broadside about Cuba; receipts and statements, programs, tickets and other memorabilia; photographs, publications and other materials.

Jackson (Rosie L.) papers
MSS. 652. 1969-2008. 1 cubic foot.

Collection of Ms. Rosie Lee McKinney Bush Jackson (1917-2008), African-American resident of the Starkville area and an avid cook. The collection primarily contains funeral programs of people in the Starkville African American community, 1968-2008. Some of the funeral programs are from the funerals of African Americans over the age of 100 years. Collection also includes recipes Ms. Jackson used, wrote down, and cut out of the Starkville Daily News. Some of the newspaper articles contained information on African American cooks in the community along with their recipes. African American cooks were rarely in the Starkville Daily News during the 1970's and 1980's. Also in the collection are items from the Cooperative Extension Service at Mississippi State University. Rosie Jackson was a member of Griffin Chapel United Methodist Church and the collection includes some items concerning Griffin Chapel as well as other local African American churches in the Starkville area.materials, recipes, newspaper clippings of African-American cooks and local citizens, and other miscellaneous papers.

James (D. Clayton) collection
MSS. 67. 1957-2003 (Bulk Dates: 1964-1996). 23.75 cubic feet.

The D. Clayton James papers include the papers of Dr. D. Clayton James (1931-2004) who was a professor of history at Mississippi State University and a prolific author, notably on General Douglas MacArthur. The papers contain correspondence, research files, manuscripts, newspaper clippings, publications and copies of publications, audio and video recordings, microfilm, photographs, and miscellany.

Japanese newspaper clippings
MSS. 369. 1929-1933. 0.24 cubic feet.

Clippings from English language newspapers published in Japan, 1929 and 1932-1933. Among the subjects are Japanese traditions, festivals, and royalty; editorials; and Lafcadio Hearn.

Jasper County records
MSS. 402. 1910, 1917-1918. 1 cubic foot.

Records created by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors, primarily billing statements and authorizations for payment by the county for various products , services rendered, and salaries. Includes a tick eradication program for cattle, tick eradication reports, Extension Service home economics reports, and requests for implementing the stock laws. Collection was purchased by the MSU Library.

Jefferson College (Washington, Mississippi) Address to Public
MSS. 214. 1839. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Broadside containing address to the public from Jefferson College, April 25, 1839.

Joe Graham Post 119 membership roster
MSS. 578. Undated. 1 item.

Johnson (John Lipscomb) papers
MSS. 6. 1869-1890. 0.33 cubic feet.

Chaplain of the 17th Virginia infantry; college president and professor of English at the University of Mississippi. Letters relating chiefly to Johnson's 1871 book, "The university memorial; biographical sketches of alumni of the University of Virginia who fell in the Confederate War"; and to the Baptist Church, his cattle, and the University of Mississippi.

Johnson (Lyle) poems
MSS. 136. 1975-1976. 0.01 cubic feet.

Poems of Lyle Johnson. Photocopy.

Johnston (Erle) papers
MSS. 483. 1937-1991. 0.12 cubic feet.

Photographs, clippings, obituary, writings and certificate documenting the life and career of Johnston, as newspaper editor, campaign publicity writer, author, Sovereignty Commission director, owner of the Scott County Times, and mayor of Forrest, Mississippi. Also includes tapes of Johnston's speech to Dr. Stanley Godbold's history class, April 25, 1991.

Johnston (Richard W.) letters
MSS. 516. 1847-1882 and undated. 0.16 cubic feet.

Letters of Richard W. Johnston (d. 1857), to wife Jane Frances Mary Dudley Johnson, from Fort Moultrie and Charleston, South Carolina and Mexico (1847) during the War with Mexico. Also included are letters from William Tecumseh Sherman to Miss Lillie Johnston, (1872-1882), daughter of Richard W. Johnston; a Mexican War map; biographical materials; Bible record; obituary. Photocopies.

Jolly (Mrs. George T.) papers
MSS. 59. 1856-1885. 0.02 cubic feet.

Amnesty oath, deed, accounts, 1 bill of sale.

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.

Jones (Hiram O.) papers
MSS. 489. 1915 and undated. 0.33 cubic feet.

Books, pamphlets and photographs documenting the education of Jones, 1908 Mississippi State graduate and Soil Conservation Service employee. In process.

Jones (John Griffing) papers
MSS. 112. 1830-1888. 0.66 cubic feet.

Autobiography in 3 volumes; journal; articles, probably published; miscellany. Loaned for photocopying. Restricted.

Jones (Thomas) letters
MSS. 215. 1954. 0.01 cubic feet: 2 items.

Correspondence between Thomas Jones of Johnston and Jones Architects-Engineers, of Starkville, Mississippi, and Orin Bullock, Supervisor of Architectural Research, Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, September 24 and October 1, 1954. Concerns details of Williamsburg houses.


Kaser (David). "Library in the Young University"
MSS. 216. 1963. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Talk delivered at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Library Association, Jackson, Mississippi, November 22, 1963. Copy.

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.

Kean (Jack) papers
MSS. 568. 1998-1999. 1.47 cubic feet.

Papers of retired law enforcement officer and writer Kean of Starkville. Includes materials related to his writings such as literary manuscripts, promotional materials, newspaper clippings, journals, correspondence and photographs. Literary manuscripts comprise edited copies of both Deadly Sacrifice and the unpublished What Happens If Winter Dies? Some restrictions apply.

Keating (Bern) collection
MSS. 330. 1979. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Autographed letter (copy) and photograph.

Khatena (Joe) papers
MSS. 487. 1960-1991. 17 cubic feet.

Correspondence, published and unpublished research papers, reports, abstracts, articles, bibliographies, tests and test materials, audiocassettes, microfilm and other materials documenting the career and research activities of Khatena (b. 1924), MSU Educational Psychology professor and specialist in creativity and the education of the gifted and talented. Represented in the collection is the work of the major contributors in the field over the last 20 years, as well as in-depth documentation of the work of Khatena, E. P. Torrance, John Curtis Gowan and others. In process.

Kienast (Evabeth Miller) collection
MSS. 672. 1748-1994 and undated. circa 16 cubic feet.

Correspondence, research material, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, publications, notes, photographs, genealogy and family history documenting Silas Dinsmore and the Dinsmore family. Includes manuscripts and notes created by Kienast for the purposes of writing a Dinsmore biography or history. Unprocessed. Preliminary inventory available.

Kilgore-Snell papers
MSS. 605. 1852-1918. 0.16 cubic feet.

Records created and collected by the related families of Kilgore, Snell and Cockrell, reflecting their farming and business activities in the Kilgore Hills area of Chickasaw, now Clay County, Mississippi. Included is an accounts ledger kept by Jesse Landrum Kilgore, 1866-1889, containing records of J. L. Kilgore and freedmen operating as a firm "on shares" and later as tenant farmers, producing and selling cotton, corn, oats, wheat and livestock. Also included are receipts for cotton ginned for and sold by the Kilgore, Snell and Cockrell families, 1854-1918; receipts for purchases and promissory notes of the Kilgore, Snell and Cockrell families, 1852-1909; and tax receipts for the Kilgore, Snell and Cockrell families in Mississippi and Jefferson County, Arkansas, 1867-1903. Many of the receipts were collected as a part of the estate settlement of Dr. Benjamin Kilgore (1792-1864), which estate was administrated by his son B.M. (Benjamin Moon) Kilgore. Miscellaneous items include a political ticket for the Democrat-Conservative Party candidacy of H.L. Muldrow for Congress (1875), showing the electors for all Mississippi districts; a fragment of a book entitled Horse Owner's Friend and Guide; and miscellaneous clipping fragments.

Kimbrough family papers
MSS. 95. 1871-1961. 1.33 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Microfilm: Varina (Mrs. Jefferson) Davis letters written to members of the A. M. Kimbrough family, 1888-1906; enclosures; pictures; will of Varina Ann Davis; deed to Beauvoir, Sarah A. Dorsey to Jefferson Davis, 1879; miscellaneous pieces; facsimile of Davis' bond; Joseph R. Ingram's book, 1863-1866, listing killed and wounded in the 1st Mississippi Infantry and including record of trip from Port Hudson to "Buck Snort" in Marshall County, Mississippi, and accounts. Addition in process: Papers of Judge A. Mc Kimbrough and Mary Hunter Southworth Kimbrough include family letters, organizational materials, publications and other materials documenting the family, their connection to Varina Howell Davis, Mrs. Kimbrough's work with organizations such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Mississippi Tuberculosis Association, the Red Cross, and other groups. Includes business papers of Judge Kimbrough and personal correspondence of the extended family of Gees, Morgans, Poindexters, as well as materials of authors Winnie Davis and Upton Sinclair.

Kincannon (Vann) letters
MSS. 217. 1861, 1864. 0.01 cubic feet: 2 items.

Letters, 1861 and 1864, from Colonel Swepson Taylor, Woodlawn, Mississippi, to CW. Williams, Rienzi, Mississippi, and letter of William Taylor to his father from Atlanta, Georgia.

King (Edith Follett) collection
MSS. 218. 1956. 0.02 cubic feet.

Account of life on a plantation in Madison Parish, Louisiana, during latter part of the 19th century. Also includes clippings and article about Dr. Edward L. King.

Knox (James) diary
MSS. 274. 1848-1851. 0.04 cubic feet.

The diary of James Knox (1786-1864), which begins in March 1848 and ends in February 1851, records the weather and the daily operations of his plantation in Pickens County, Alabama, including sowing, plowing, harvesting, and selling. He refers to several slaves by name, most often Patrick and Alvin. Knox's regular attendance at church and presbytery meetings is recorded in the diary, along with information about the pastors and their sermon texts. Ministers James Somerville, J. L. Kirkpatrick, Thomas Morrow, and A. P. Silliman are often mentioned. The diary also includes notes about social visits and family travels to Mississippi, Tuscaloosa, and elsewhere. Prior to its transcription in 2012, the diary was attributed to William M. Stone of Meridian, Mississippi and was known as the William M. Stone diary.

Korean War collection
MSS. 426. 1951 and undated. 0.08 cubic feet.

Script for a BBC Christmas Show, "This is Korea, Christmas, 1951"; wrapper for Lion Whiskey, brewed by the Heung Bang Distillery, appointed by the 8th and 10th Corps of the U.N. Army; Tropic Lightning Daily News, newsletter of the 25th Infantry Division, Vol. II, No. 260 (October 3, 1951); The Korea Times, October 28, 1951.

Kraft (Katherine) collection
MSS. 343. 1942-1980. 1 cubic foot.

Correspondence and research material relating to Ms. Kraft's thesis, "European Refugees in Mississippi, 1942-1952." Included are a copy of the thesis; letters from and about former refugees; photocopies of the articles, clippings, and manuscripts; photocopy of the Displaced Person's Commission's Mississippi File in the National Archives; taped interview with P.W. Burgemeester.

Ku Klux Klan collection
MSS. 499. 1923-1972 and undated. 0.16 cubic feet.

Brochures, letters, broadsides, articles, newspaper clippings and other materials documenting the activities of the Ku Klux Klan in the United States.


LaCavera (Mrs. Tommie) collection
MSS. 393. 1979. 0.02 cubic feet.

Clipping, speech, and other materials concerning Andersonville Prison and Captain Henry Wirz, the prison superintendent who was executed after the Civil War.

Landrum (Allye Morgan). "History of Morgantown"
MSS. 138. 1976. 0.01 cubic feet.

Writing by Allye Morgan Landrum concerns the history of Morgantown, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Langfitt (Howard) papers
MSS. 609. 1919-1995. 6 cubic feet.

Personal papers of Howard Langfitt (1919-1997). Includes correspondence, publications, photographs and albums, awards, memorabilia and other materials documenting Langfitt's career, his activities with 4-H clubs, his military career, his retirement and other activities.

Langfitt (Howard) WLBT "Farm Family of the Week Collection"
MSS. 469. 1954-1961. 3 cubic feet and digital images.

Consists of materials used to produce the "Farm Family of the Week" program on WLBT, which featured families who met standards for excellent farming as judged by Langfitt and the county agricultural agents who assisted him. Families were interviewed and photographed in advance and scripts were written from the interviews. Contains 328 television scripts and some 17,000 negative images, including images of African-Americans working on various farms.

Last Volley at Appomattox Court House and the Apple Tree
MSS. 219. Undated. 0.04 cubic feet.

Typescript history written by C.W. Babbit of the 1st Regiment, Engineer Troops, Army of Northern Virginia, concerns Lee's surrender at the close of the war.

Leake County (Mississippi) Justice of the Peace records
MSS. 220. 1896-1902. 0.12 cubic feet.

Records of Justice of the Peace W. P. White of Leake County, Mississippi, including receipts, correspondence regarding debts, summons and advertising materials.

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Lee (Benjamin F.) family papers
MSS. 641.

Agricultural, biographical and other materials of the Benjamin F. Lee family of Carroll County, Mississippi. In process.

Leflore (Louis) will
MSS. 221. 1833. 0.01 cubic feet : 1 item.

Last will and testament of Leflore, April 1833, plus a quit claim deed by Leflore family to Thomas G. Blewett (1835). Copy.

Lenoir Family Plantation Records
MSS. 585. 1792-2001 (Bulk Dates: 1850-1930). 8.5 cubic feet.

Plantation records and family papers (1792, 1820-1963), of the extended family of William T. Lenoir (1811-1960) and Mary E. Blanchard Lenoir (1810-1894), of Prairie (Muldon), Monroe County, Mississippi. Includes a letter about Amanda, a slave accused of trying to poison the milk with strychnine (1856). Letters include much discussion of slaves, particularly "Mom Nancy."

Levy family papers
MSS. 322. 1837-1911. 0.33 cubic feet.

Includes correspondence, funeral notices, tax receipts, and poems, pertaining to Levy, Holmes, Baptist, Carothers, Hull, and Roby families of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, New York, North Carolina, and Virginia. Subjects include family affairs and the Civil War. Among the Civil War letters is a letter written at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in 1861.

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

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

Lewis (Mary Jane) POW/MIA collection
MSS. 335. 1965-1981. 2 cubic feet.

Correspondence, military records and other materials documenting the work of Starkville resident Mary Jane Lewis on behalf of Vietnam POWs and MIAs, including her brother James Wimberly Lewis. In process.

Liberty Baptist Church (Lauderdale County, Mississippi) minutes
MSS. 222. 1845-1887. 0.02 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Lincecum (Gideon) diary
MSS. 405. 1849-1850. 1 reel microfilm.

Diary of Lincecum, November 1849-December, 1850.

Lindley (William H.) collection
MSS. 662. 1979-2000 and undated. 0.4 cubic feet.

Correspondence between MSU College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus Dr. Nancy Coleman Barnes and her mentor and teacher MSU professor Dr. William H. Lindley, together with other materials collected by Barnes as a result of her friendship with Lindley. Photographs and newspaper clippings document the birthday and roast held for Dr. Lindley, the Veterinary Medicine Museum in Vicksburg, Dr. Lindley's accomplishments and his death, and the donation of materials to the Veterinary Medicine Library.

Lipscomb (William B.) collection
MSS. 557. Undated. 0.04 cubic feet.

Specifications of the mill work and material required in the erection of a one story frame residence for Mrs. Annie J. Galloway.

Livaudais (E. E.) reminiscence
MSS. 677. 1869. 1 reel microfilm.

"Civil War Adventures", a reminiscence written in 1869 "from memoranda kept in camp", and covering the experiences of E.E. Livaudais of the Orleans Guards, Company B, during the years 1862-1864. Includes French original version and typed translation. Microfilm.

Loewen (Dr. James W.) collection
MSS. 85. 0.08 cubic feet.

Copy of original draft of Dr. Loewen's dissertation The Mississippi Chinese: Between Black and White.

Long (John Henderson) papers
MSS. 123. circa 1971. 1.33 cubic feet.

Manuscript carbon, photocopies, galleys, page proofs, music proofs, dust jacket, etc., of Shakespeare's Use of Music Vol. III, by Long, published in 1971 by the University Presses of Florida. John Henderson Long born in 1916 in Carthage, Mississippi, received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1957 and was affiliated with University of Florida, Morehead State College, and Greensboro College.

Long (Julia Ellis) poems
MSS. 223. Undated. 0.02 cubic feet.

Originals and typescript of Julia Ellis poems.

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.

Love (Drennan) Collection
MSS. 543. 1763-2006. 57 cubic feet.

Collection of Lowndes County plantation owner Drennan C. Love and family includes a 900 page manuscript reminiscence of his son, William Alexander Love, written in 1925. Love was a planter, writer, historian and amateur archaeologist. The William Alexander Love reminiscence includes references to African-Americans' membership in Bethel Church (Lowndes County, Miss.), slavery and slaves, an African-American wedding, and customs and behavior in general. Other topics mentioned include the Freedman's Bureau and Uncle Remus. The reminiscence has been transcribed and indexed.

Love (Robert J.) letter
MSS. 527. 1851. 1 item.

Letter of Robert J. Love, May 5, 1861, from DeKalb, Kemper County, Mississippi, to Mr. John A. Winston and Company of Mobile, Alabama, concerns note held by P. McCaleb of Wahalak, Kemper County, and other business matters.

Love (Samuel David) collection
MSS. 647. 1952-1969. 0.75 cubic feet.

Materials on the Loyalist Democratic Party, voter registration, and the Citizens' Council during the 1950's and 1960's including printed material, correspondence, interview and press releases. Also included are an article and photographs concerning poverty in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, 1969. Materials were collected by MSU alumnus Samuel David Love. Unprocessed. Preliminary inventory available.

Lovett (John Lathon) papers
MSS. 224. 1841, 1891-1897. 0.16 cubic feet.

Two account books, E. Lovett, Walthall, Mississippi, 1891-1897; 1 diary, John L. Lovett, Winona College, 1891-1892; University of Mississippi, 1893-1895; 1 original land patent, John Lovett, Choctaw County, 1841.

Lowndes County (Miss.) Courthouse Records
MSS. 72. 1821-1929. 5 reels microfilm.

Court records microfilmed from the Lowndes County Court house. Poll books, 1876-1902; record of slaves brought into Lowndes County, 1837-1845; Record of apprentices, bonds, indentures, 1866-1870.

Lowrey (Thomas Jefferson) memoranda book
MSS. 498. 1840-1891. 0.08 cubic feet.

Journals of Thomas Jefferson Lowry, minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, who served circuits primarily in North Mississippi. The journals provide information regarding baptisms, membership, missions support, subscriptions, book sales, sermons preached, and an occasional home remedy. Baptism and membership records indicate gender and race. Transcript of original from J.B. Cain Archives, Millsaps College.

Lynch (James D.) Papers
MSS. 8. 1857-1931. 1.66 cubic feet.

Several Civil War letters in the papers of Lynch mention slave Henry; one letter mentions the slave Steve. Letter, January 6, 1865, discusses the issue of letting "negroes" fight for the confederacy, an issue Lynch favors. Letter to editor of West Point paper, January 24, 1889, concerning running for the Legislature, includes Lynch's ideas about the rights of "negroes".

Lyon (James Adair) family papers
MSS. 9. 1850-1956. 0.66 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Originals: James Adair Lyon Journals; photograph; school roll of "Rev. Jas. A. Lyon," 1860; typed notes of John W. Childress concerning Vol. III of the Lyon Journal. Among the subjects of the journals are family matters, local events, and church affairs. Lyon lived in St. Louis, Missouri, 1850-1854; Columbus, Mississippi, 1854-1870; Oxford, Mississippi, 1870. Microfilm: scrapbook of Mrs. John W. Childress, Jr. of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1855-1916; journal of Mary A. Lyon, Aug. 31, 1867-Jan. 3, 1868. Additions: Typescripts of journals, copies of materials concerning the Childress family from the Tennessee State Archives.

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.


Mabry (Malcolm H.) collection
MSS. 607. 0.12 cubic feet.

Exhibit and published materials created and collected by Mabry and documenting the mechanical cotton picker as used in the Mississippi Delta, including Hopson Plantation.

Malloy family papers
MSS. 11. 1819-1929. 0.33 cubic feet.

Materials documenting the Malloy family of Lowndes County, Mississippi, includes local correspondence concerning family affairs and a breach of promise suit; a letter of Samuel M. Smith and N. B. M. from Corinth, 1861 to "Doc" (Malloy?) on unusual letterhead; reprints of several newspapers; package of floral calling cards and other souvenir cards.

Malvaney (Emmett) collection
MSS. 384. 1914-1928. 1 cubic foot.

Seven sets of architectural drawings and minutes of the Mississippi State Board of Architecture. The subjects of the drawings are courthouses in Walthall and Bolivar Counties, courthouse/jail in Humphreys County, buildings on the campuses of Millsaps College and Mississippi University for Women, hospital in Laurel, and ice company building in Jackson. The architects were H.N. Austin, Xavier Alexis Kramer, and Claude Henry Lindsley.

Mantee, Mississippi [Court] docket
MSS. 532. 1900-1916, 1925-1926. 0.24 cubic feet.

Mantee, Mississippi, court docket in ledger format contains cases of the Village of Mantee vs. various defendants, 1900-1912, 1925-1926, and Mississippi cases, 1906-1916. In the ledger was found a memorandum certifying the election of S.F. Gullett to the office of Mayor, 1906. Ledger also contains a drawing of a structure with measurements and materials costs. Original and photocopy. Photocopy also available at office of Municipal Judge, Mantee, Mississippi.

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Mars (Florence) Papers
MSS. 547. 6 cubic feet.

Research materials and literary manuscripts concerning the Burnside family of Neshoba County, Mississippi.

Marshall (John H.) Civil War letters
MSS. 406. 1862-1865 and undated. 0.01 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Twenty-three letters of John H. Marshall, 1862-1865, of the 41st Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company L (Okolona Guards) to his wife, Ellen Jane Sanders Marshall, living near Nettleton (Monroe County), Mississippi, describing campaigns in Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama. Photoprints and transcriptions available.

Marszalek (John) papers
MSS. 496. 1880-1881, 1899-1997. circa 25 cubic feet.

Papers of MSU History Professor and author John Marszalek include manuscripts and research materials for his books. Research materials for his biography of William Tecumseh Sherman include maps, documents and facsimiles of currency, newspaper clippings dealing with St. Louis area history, circa 1864-1884 and miscellaneous clippings, 1897-1909. A large body of research material documents the General Court Martial case of Johnson C. Whittaker, including court transcripts, exhibits and other materials. Other research material and manuscripts are for his studies of Emma Holmes, Andrew Jackson and Douglas Conner and his work on The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights. Other materials concern MSU teaching and committee activities, including notes, closed correspondence, course syllabi, and exams. Some restrictions apply.

Martin (H. T.) papers
MSS. 34. 1844-1864. 0.16 cubic feet.

Five Civil War letters, including: Letters from James M. Beachum, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company C (Town Creek Riflemen) from Virginia, 1863; A. L. Gallaway, 10th Mississippi Regiment, Company B; George Martin of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, no company listed, 1864; D. Beachum of the 12th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, Ferguson's Brigade, 1864; letter of Bone Hughes of the 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Buford's Brigade, 1863. Also includes 4 legal papers, 3 short personal letters, 1 itemized statement, 1 clipping.

Martin (J. M.) letter
MSS. 265. 1863. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Letter of J. M. Martin (June 1863) from Rome, Georgia. Typed copy of original.

Mary Holmes College sharecropper oral histories collection
MSS. 669. 1969-1972. 11.4 cubic feet.

Collection of 340+ oral histories conducted with African-American men and women from 1969-1972 by the staff of Mary Holmes College, West Point, Mississippi. Participants were living at various locations within the state, with a strong concentration on Clay and Monroe Counties. Questions focus on slavery and family background, plantation and farming origins and sharecropping in the 20th century. A few civil rights questions were asked. Principal interviewers were Clarence M. Simmons, Alvin Thomas and Willie Wade Pulliam. A few interviews were conducted by librarians and students. Included are reel-to-reel tapes and transcripts. The collection was donated in 2006, after Mary Holmes College closed. Restrictions apply; collection must be used in the library and may only be cited with permission of interviewee.

Masonic records from Oktibbeha County (Mississippi)
MSS. 75. 1 reel microfilm.

Notebook of masonic records includes membership lists and some biographical material.

Mayerhoff (C. F.) collection
MSS. 328. 1938-1974. 1 cubic foot.

Personal correspondence, manuscripts, and miscellany; clippings, correspondence regarding the National States' Rights Party, 1948-1950, and its Washington Bureau headed by Mayerhoff, a former newsman; photographs; newspapers; scrapbook; tapes of meetings and speeches.

Mayhew Union Church records
MSS. 589. 1870-1933. 0.2 cubic feet.

Records of the Mayhew Union Church, 1870-1933 and minutes of the Ladies Missionary Society, 1917-1927. The church was a part of the North Mississippi Methodist Conference, but had many members that were of multiple denominations. Many members listed in the register book are buried in the Mayhew Cemetery in Lowndes County, Mississippi.

McCormick (Thomas R.) manuscript
MSS. 479. Undated. 1 item.

Narrative of Civil War service of Thomas R. McCormick with Walthall's Brigade, 27th Mississippi Regiment, Co. H (Jasper Blues), detailing his escape from an Illinois prison and subsequent trip back home. Photocopy.

McGehee (James Stewart). Rambles in Autobiography
MSS. 119. circa 1903-1904. 0.33 cubic feet.

Autobiography of McGehee, who was born in 1860 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, moved to Louisiana in 1865, was educated in Virginia, and worked with the West Feliciana Railroad and with W.L. Green Commission Company (grain dealers) in St. Louis. Among the subjects are family and friends in Mississippi and Louisiana, reconstruction, race relations, and importation of labor into the South. McGehee's family home was in Woodville, Mississippi.

McGeoy papers
MSS. 225. 1813, 1906, 1909. 0.08 cubic feet.

Letter from Margaret Hayes to Kimbroughs, regarding her mother's (Mrs. Jefferson Davis) death; sympathy acknowledgement from McLaurins; tax receipts, Harrison County, Mississippi. Also includes assorted papers dealing with Mrs. A. McC. Kimbrough and U.D.C. activities regarding Beauvoir and 1813 copy of the New York Spectator.

McIlhenny (George N.) papers
MSS. 226. 1927-1970s. 6 cubic feet.

Collection of Mississippi State University alumnus George N. McIlhenny (1895-1968) of Lake (Scott County), Mississippi, includes personal and family correspondence, publications, photographs, memorabilia and other materials from his life and career as a consultant. Among the materials are Thomas L. Bailey gubernatorial campaign material, 1939; materials concerning the Know Mississippi Better Train, 1927, and the Citizens Protective Agency. Also includes letters from Martin Sennett Conner, James P. Coleman, Ross Barnett, James O. Eastland, John C. Stennis and others concerning McIlhenny's genetic studies on sickle cell anemia and his theories concerning the medical necessity for racial segregation. Also includes Citizens' Council materials from Alabama and Mississippi, material on the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway and studies for economic development in Harrison and Claiborne Counties and other topics.

McKell (James) collection
MSS. 114. 1866-1901. 0.33 cubic feet.

Memorabilia from Oktibbeha County courthouse corner stone including draft prospectus of John M. Stone cotton mill, M.&O.R.R. pass, issues of Oktibbeha Citizen, Southern Farm Gazette, Southern Live Stock Journal, material from masonic order, miscellaneous items regarding Starkville, other.

McRae (Sallie B.) diary
MSS. 227. 1862. 0.04 cubic feet.

Typed copy of McRae's diary, January-June 1862, edited by James W. Webb.

McRae (Thaddeus) autobiography
MSS. 228. 1880. 0.04 cubic feet.

Autobiography of Thaddeus McRae, 1880. Photocopy of typed copy.

McRaney (Bob) collection
MSS. 350. 1922-1980. 2 cubic feet.

Photocopies of material used in the book The History of Radio in Mississippi, 2 replicas of RCA dog "Nipper".

McReynolds family papers
MSS. 54. 1859-1916. 0.04 cubic feet.

Papers of McReynolds family of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, include statements of accounts, tax receipts, exemptions, pieces relating to tanning business, loyalty oath, military pass, teacher's agreement, report card. Photocopies.

McWilliams (Leon Clayton) collection
MSS. 464. 1916-2001. circa 4 cubic feet.

Publications, photographs, posters, clippings, books, certificates, correspondence a scrapbook, uniforms and other materials concerning the career, military service and family of Leon C. McWilliams, (1922- ). McWilliams entered the 153rd Mississippi Air National Guard based at Key Field, Meridian, Mississippi, in 1940, where he received training for active duty. McWilliams' unit became the 153rd Observation Squadron and once activated, served in France, Belgium and Germany, participating in anti-submarine and artillery spotting operations in Europe. Following the war, McWilliams graduated from MSU with a B.S. in Agriculture and served as a USAF Officer until 1982. As an MSU Alumnus, McWilliams was founding member of the MSU Chapter of the National Football Foundation. The collection contains materials on Thomas E. "Shorty" McWilliams (1927-1997), MSU football star and brother of Leon McWilliams. A scrapbook (1940-1945) contains photographs and other materials on Key Field, Meridian, Mississippi, and its founders, Algiene Earl Key and Frederick Maurice Key; the 153rd Observation Squadron in England and Germany, World War II; and Germany and German concentration camps just after the war.

Merrill (John Calhoun) papers
MSS. 580. 1952-2005. circa 6 cubic feet.

Personal correspondence, speeches and lectures, photographs, manuscripts of articles and papers, publications and other materials documenting the career, research and writings of John Calhoun Merrill, journalist, media scholar and author of scholarly papers and books. John C. Merrill was born in 1924 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, and is a retired Journalism Professor Emeritus from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Merrill is a 1949 graduate of Delta State University. He began his career officially as a wire editor for the Clarion-Ledger although he first worked as a high school student for Hodding Carter's Delta Democrat Times just before serving in World War II. Merrill also worked for the Bolivar Commercial in Cleveland before earning his Master of Arts degree and PhD and turning to journalism education. Among Merrill's books are Existential Journalism, Media, Messages and Men, The Imperative of Freedom: A Philosophy of Journalistic Autonomy and The Elite Press. Merrill also wrote the first U.S. textbook on international journalism and is a senior fellow at the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center in New York. In 1970 Merrill won the University of Missouri Outstanding Journalism Teacher Award and in 1971 was selected as an outstanding alumnus by the Delta State University Alumni Association.

Metts (Vic) family papers
MSS. 230. 1891-1892. 0.02 cubic feet.

Letters concerning negotiations for land sales in Mississippi.

Meyer (Henry) papers
MSS. 528. circa 1930s-2000. 4 cubic feet.

Papers of Henry Meyer (1912-2000), native of Selma, Alabama, 1932 journalism and English graduate of the University of Alabama and Starkville, Mississippi, resident from 1933. After managing Blumenfeld and Fried, a Starkville wholesale grocery business from 1933 to 1946, Meyer and his brother Morris in 1946 purchased the Starkville Publishing Company, a firm which handled job printings and office supplies and published the Starkville News, then a weekly newspaper. The Meyers published the local paper, which became a daily in 1960, from 1946-1966. The papers include a small amount of material concerning the Starkville Daily News, including photographs, awards and clippings. Other materials in the papers include correspondence, awards, speeches, clippings, diplomas, photographs, scrapbooks, audiotapes and other materials documenting Meyer's education, career, teaching and organizational activities, his family background, and the activities of his children. Meyer's other journalism activities include managing and advising the MSU Reflector, publishing the local high school newspaper and the MSU Alumnus, and teaching journalism at MSU. Of special interest is a scrapbook documenting the activities of his son Melvin Meyer at the University of Alabama, 1961-1964. Meyer was editor of the school newspaper and was censured for writing favorably of James Meredith and integration at the University of Mississippi.

Midway Baptist Church of Christ (Chickasaw County, Mississippi) minutes
MSS. 562. 1848-1958. 1 reel microfilm.

Miller (Hugh R.) papers
MSS. 35. 1834-1879. 0.08 cubic feet.

Business letters concerning Miller's law practice, both separately and in firm of Miller & Kilpatrick.

Miller (Martha Janet) manuscript
MSS. 231. Undated. 0.08 cubic feet.

Manuscript of "Christian Truths or a Model Daughter and her Invalid Mother" written by Mrs. Miller. Also included is a history of the Pattillo family.

Miller (Willie J.) papers
MSS. 501. 1955 (Bulk dates: 1974-1998). 24 cubic feet.

Papers of Willie J. Miller (1902-1996), a native of Yazoo City, Mississippi, and a resident of Jackson, Mississippi, who established the Mississippi Enterprise, a weekly newspaper targeting Mississippi African-Americans in 1938. The forerunner of the paper was the Mississippi Weekly begun by Julia Hibbler Miller, Miller's first wife. The paper was sent to St. Louis for printing during the early days of its publication history. In the 1950s, editions of the Mississippi Enterprise were also published in Meridian, Vicksburg, Greenville and St. Louis. Apparently materials generated from the early production years of the newspaper are no longer extant. The papers include manuscripts of articles, press releases, obituaries, advertising copy, photographs, financial records, newspapers and other materials, primarily from the years 1974-1988. Photographs are those collected for printing in the paper and these document African American events, institutions, issues and personalities. The textual materials in the newspaper files also document national, state and local African American history, including materials on events, issues and personalities. The papers also contain some general documentation of non-African- American historical events and personalities.

Mims (Will) collection
MSS. 649. 1892-1950, 2001, 2005. 50 items on 1 compact disc.

Collection of letters (1912), photographs (1892-1950), clippings, genealogy, memorials, personal records and other materials relating to Will Cox Mims (1891-1950), 1911 Mississippi A&M College graduate and east central district county agricultural extension agent. Collection also contains material on the Mims family of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Minor (Wilson F. "Bill") papers
MSS. 80. 1936-2011. 27.75 cubic feet.

Correspondence, articles, speeches, press releases, campaign materials, clippings, photographs and other documents amassed in the course of Minor's career as a journalist in Mississippi. Minor was born in Hammond, Louisiana, in 1922 and received his degree in journalism from Tulane University. He began work for the New Orleans Times-Picayune in 1942. Beginning in 1947, Minor worked in Jackson as a reporter on Mississippi politics for the Times-Picayune, and continued writing his "Eyes on Mississippi" column until the paper's Jackson bureau was closed in 1976. A specialist in Mississippi politics, Minor in that year elected to stay in Jackson and take over the editorship of the weekly Capitol Reporter. In 1981, Minor became a syndicated political columnist and television commentator. The Minor papers are an important continuous source of information on news and political events, and the issues and personalities of the time period of Minor's career, with emphasis on racial issues and the political development of Mississippi. In addition, they tell the story of a most controversial and influential journalist.

Miscellaneous collection
MSS. 201. 1862-1904. 0.12 cubic feet.

State of Mississippi note, railroad scrip, letters, grocery account, teacher's license, and election certificate signed by James K. Vardaman.

Mississippi almanacs collection
MSS. 681. 1845, 1847-1860. 15 items on 1 reel microfilm.

Keeler's Mississippi Almanac, 1845, 1847-1860. Title of the almanac varies.

Mississippi architectural history collection
MSS. 670. 1 cubic foot.

Publications, Mississippi AIA membership applications (photocopies) and miscellaneous materials concerning Mississippi architects, arranged in subject files.

Mississippi Association of Supervisors records
MSS. 401. 1964-1979. 4 cubic feet.

Correspondence, speeches, budgets, resolutions and other materials produced by the organization, 1968-1978 and materials (1964-1979) documenting the career of A.J. Foster, Assistant to the President of the Association. Closed.

Mississippi climatological records
MSS. 412. 1892-1979. 40 cubic feet.

Reports concerning daily weather conditions and river stages in Mississippi, as submitted by local observers to the National Weather Bureau or to its predecessor and successor organizations. Among the types of data included are the names of the station and county, date and hour of observation, river depth, and description of the weather ("cloudy," "clear," etc.) Arranged alphabetically by name of reporting station.

Mississippi Extension Homemakers Clubs collection
MSS. 373. 1943-1980s. circa 8 cubic feet.

Records of the Mississippi Extension Homemakers Clubs Council and individual clubs Choctaw, Claiborne, Jones, Itawamba, Lee and Pontotoc Counties. Included are minutes and record books, reports, photographs, programs, scrapbooks, awards, publications and memorabilia documenting club and council activities, 1943-1997, and a small group of materials documenting the National Extension Homemakers Council, 1966-1979. Addition in process: Record books from Homemakers Clubs in Mississippi.

Mississippi Forestry Association records
MSS. 416. 1926-1992 and undated. circa 60 cubic feet.

Correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records, oral history transcripts and questionnaires, records of committee activities, publications, and other records of the Mississippi Forestry Association. Among the major subjects are forestry education, legislation, and taxation; forest fires; replanting of forests; ethics; 16th section school lands; soil conservation; and leading figures in the Mississippi forestry industry. Also included are timber and salvage projects following hurricanes Camille and Frederic. Additions in process.

Mississippi Media Professionals (Mississippi Press Women) records
MSS. 581. 1958-2000 (Bulk Dates: 1964-1998). 4 cubic feet.

The Mississippi Media Professionals (Mississippi Press Women) records contain diverse materials pertaining to the various aspects of the organization from 1958 to 2000, including correspondence, financial records, scrapbooks, and newsletters. The records also document the Mississippi Media Professional's involvement in the National Federation of Press Women.

Mississippi Press Association badges
MSS. 97. 1888-1899 and undated. 0.12 cubic feet.

Badges for the annual meetings of the Mississippi Press Association during the years 1888 (2 copies), 1889, 1890, 1894, 1899. Included is one undated badge.

Mississippi Press Association records
MSS. 511. 1856 and undated (Bulk Dates: 1940s-2010). circa 46 cubic feet.

Minutes, correspondence, proceedings, press releases and mailouts, programs, contest and advertising materials, photographs, memorabilia, newspaper issues, articles, clippings and publications documenting the activities of the Mississippi Press Association, Mississippi journalists and the Mississippi press. Founded in 1866, the Mississippi Press Association has represented the newspapers of the state continuously from its Jackson, Mississippi, offices during its 131 years of operation. Included among the many publications in the records are a history of individual members of the Mississippi press (1941), centennial, 125th anniversary, and other special editions of The Mississippi Press, and all issues of The Mississippi Press and The Fourth Estate, the organization's quarterly newsletter. Records received in 2000-2010 are in process, but usable.

Mississippi Reading Association records
MSS. 583. 1895-2004. 4 cubic feet.

Pamphlets, brochures, games, educational reading tools, books, awards, and miscellaneous records collected by members of the Mississippi Reading Association. Included are the MRA journal, books and national reading association publications.

Mississippi School Catalog collection
MSS. 324. 1897-1927. 0.5 cubic feet.

Catalogs of Mississippi public city schools and agricultural high schools, colleges and academic schools. African-American schools represented include the Haven Institute and Conservatory of Music (Meridian, 1923-1924) and the Southern Christian Institute (Edwards, 1924-1925).

Mississippi Society of American Foresters records
MSS. 456. 1961-2009. 22 cubic feet.

Records of the Mississippi Society of American Foresters include correspondence, minutes, publications, research materials, and other materials documenting the work of the society.

Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association records
MSS. 459. 1915-1958, 1971-1985 and undated. 2.3 cubic feet.

Three ledgers representing the membership and minutes of meetings of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association. Addition: Material created by the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association and collected by Nancy Coleman Barnes. Included are: correspondence, programs, meeting material, brochures, name tags, newsletters, newspapers, and publications.

Mobley (Joab) family papers
MSS. 495. 1851-1886 and undated. 0.6 cubic feet.

The collection include two letters (1851), three muster rolls and one historic roll from Company K of the First Mississippi Cavalry (1863-1865 and undated), a publication on predestination (1886), and Drake's American Receipt Book (a booklet of recipes for cooking and medicine, circa 1866).

Mobley (Milton) family papers
MSS. 519. 1814-1995. circa 15 cubic feet.

Genealogical correspondence, publications, vital records, pedigree charts and other materials collected by Milton Mobley of Silver Springs, Maryland. Included are computer diskettes and print-outs of charts and indexes representing the work of Milton Mobley and others on the Mobley lines. Other materials concern the Magruder family and the history of Choctaw County, Mississippi.

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.

Montgomery (William B.) family papers
MSS. 553. 1900-1974. 0.75 cubic feet.

Materials relating to the William B. Montgomery family, agriculture, Mississippi State University, and Oktibbeha County, including business records, accounts ledgers, postcards, publications, and memorabilia.

Montrose Presbyterian Church (Jasper County, Mississippi, Tombecbee Presbytery) Records.

Records of church on 1 reel of microfilm (1841-1957) contain a list of the African-American members colored members, including "deceased" dates of 1872 and undated.

Moore (Irene Ivy) reminiscence
MSS. 233. 1931, 1969. 0.03 cubic feet.

Dates, Data, and Reminiscences of the Past, circa 1931, a reminiscence by early settler Irene Ivy Moore includes information concerning North Mississippi, especially Chickasaw and Pontotoc Counties; letter of Robert A. Ivy concerning reminiscence, 1969.

Moreland (George) collection
MSS. 53. circa 1928-1933. 0.33 cubic feet.

Newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, brochures concerning Mississippi towns and counties; letters and clippings regarding Mississippi authors; miscellaneous items regarding Alabama. George Moreland of West Memphis, Arkansas, was a columnist for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and wrote much about Mississippi.

Moreton and Decell family genealogical records
MSS. 55. 1958-1969 and undated. 0.06 cubic feet.

The Moreton family of America, and other papers; the Decell Bible record; certificate stating A. E. Moreton's Confederate service. Photocopies.

Morgan family papers
MSS. 636. 0.08 cubic feet.

Letters, receipts, history and other materials concerning the Morgan family of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, loaned for photocopying.

Murray (Spencer) papers
MSS. 506. 1911-1993. 1.41 cubic feet.

Papers of historian and pastor Spencer Murray, include his research and writings concerning Presbyterian history in the Oktibbeha County area, and family letters. The Presbyterian history series includes histories and minutes of area churches, Presbyteries and Synods, church rolls, and a manuscript history of First Presbyterian Church, Starkville. Family letters include letters to Elizabeth Castles Murray in Memphis, Tennessee, from her mother, Carrie Gertrude Castles (1861-1946) of Sessums, Mississippi, as well as letters from her sisters, Ruth and Grace, and her father, John Palmer Castles (1855-1941). Elizabeth Murray was working in Memphis at the time most of the letters were written.

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).


Naef (Robert William) architectural records
MSS. 559. 1927-1980 and undated.

Records of Jackson architect R.W. (Robert W.) Naef (1900-1974) including plans for 44 projects of the R.W. Naef Architect Engineers firm and 6 projects of the C.H. Lindsley Architect firm. Twenty-six of the projects are for Belhaven College, including the Lindsley projects. The remainder of the projects are for schools, colleges and universities, residences, and commercial projects. Includes The Work of R.W. Naef Volumes 1 and 2 with tipped in photographs, two photographs of University of Mississippi buildings and bound versions of the plans for the University of Mississippi and Millsaps College Libraries. A folder of plans and templates for P.W.A. public elementary schools (ca. 1930s) includes a page entitled "Design of Elementary Class Room, Senatobia School" by Hull and Drummond Architects. Collection also includes some books. Donated by the R.W. Naef estate through the School of Architecture in 1987. Addition received from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 1997.

Naef (Robert William) collection
MSS. 454.

Prospectus of some of R. W. Naef's Mississippi projects. In process.

Nash (Virginia Wadley) Papers

Papers of Virginia Wadley Nash, local historian and wife of Starkville News publisher Sherrill Nash, contain election campaign materials for Oktibbeha County (1995) and William Winter inaugural invitation (1980).

Nash (Virginia) collection
MSS. 517. 1924-1997. 1.25 cubic feet.

Scrapbooks, photographs, articles and publications documenting the history of Starkville and Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Included are scrapbooks, photographs and articles documenting the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Hic-a-Sha-Ba-Ha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, publications concerning the Nash family, historical editions of newspapers and reprints of historical Mississippi maps.

Natchez business letters
MSS. 197. 1801-1848. 0.04 cubic feet.

Letters (5), 1801-1848. Concern settlement of A. Hunt's estate, terms of notes. Letters are from Natchez, Mississippi; Peoria, Illinois; Frankfort, Kentucky.

Natchez Historical Society architectural drawings collection
MSS. 558. 3 cubic feet.

Architectural drawings of 51 Natchez buildings collected by the Natchez Historical Society. In process. List available.

Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter Partei Schutzstaffel Cavalry records
MSS. 645. 1930-1945. 1 cubic foot.

Photocopied records of men who served in the German S.S. Cavalry from 1930 to 1945. Purchased from the Berlin Document Center in 1990 and received in 2006 from Dr. Johnpeter Grill. Records are written entirely in German. Some photocopies of photographs of the men are included in their records.

Neilson (Lillian) collection
MSS. 419. 1829-1976 (Bulk Dates: 1844-1892). 0.66 cubic feet.

Journals, financial records, correspondence, photographs, family history, and miscellany, mostly pertaining to James C. Neilson, a Lowndes County, Mississippi, farmer, Mississippi state legislator, and Grange member. Among the topics in his journals are freedmen's accounts, race relations, church, the Grange, the legislature, an arson trial, and his family. Also included are the 1962 journal of Sarah Neilson, which mentions the riots at the University of Mississippi; a history of the Boykin family; and printed documents concerning the Columbus Riflemen and a Confederate veterans group. Loaned for copying by Lillian Neilson. For related papers, see the Sarah Neilson collection.

Neilson (Sarah) collection
MSS. 110. 1807-1966. 1.66 cubic feet.

Materials collected by Sarah Neilson, historian and Mississippi University for Women secretary to the President. Includes Columbus and Lowndes County town and county history, genealogical data, family photographs, greeting and advertising cards, limericks ledgers, daybooks, and other materials.

Nelson (Arthur W.) papers
MSS. 453. 1938-1992. 8 cubic feet.

Papers of professional forester Arthur William Nelson, Jr. (b. 1916), who came to Mississippi in 1940 as Chief Forester for the Flintkote Company at Meridian, Mississippi, where he worked until 1957. In 1957, Nelson joined Champion Papers as General Manager of the Timber Products Division, subsequently served as Vice President Natural Resources, and retired from his last position as Vice President, Industry Affairs in 1980. Nelson has been active in national and state forestry and forest products organizations and has been instrumental in the collecting of Mississippi forest history for the Mississippi Forestry Association. Nelson's papers document his education at Yale Forest School, and his career. Included are speeches, professional papers and reports, photographs, publications, manuals, blueprints and map documenting Nelson's activities and state and national forestry history.

Nelson (L. E.) collection
MSS. 66. 1836-1943. 1 reel microfilm.

Collection of L. E. Nelson, clergyman and lawyer of Jackson, Mississippi. Includes deeds, tax receipts, and other business and legal papers (1839-1938) of George A. Smythe, Arthur W. Smythe, and Ella V. (Smythe) Hipple; ledger (1836-1865) of the firm Daly and McKee, Jackson; other items many dealing with the antebellum, Civil War, and reconstruction period in Jackson. These papers mostly concern George A. Smythe, an Englishman who obtained U.S. citizenship in 1859 and settled in Jackson; and correspondence (1892-1943) of Ella V. Hipple and other family members.

New Hope Primitive Baptist Church (Monroe County, Mississippi) Records.

Records of church on one reel of microfilm (1819-1955) includes separate lists of African-American male and female church members, undated.

New Mississippi Socialist newspaper
MSS. 417. 1916. 1 item.

Issue of November 15, 1916 (Vol. 1, no. 10) of The New Mississippi Socialist newspaper, based in Kilmichael, Mississippi, and edited by J. H. Merten. Originally published as Mississippi Socialist until printing plant burned down. Only copy known.

Newcomb (Sidney) collection
MSS. 355. 1791-1979. 0.08 cubic feet.

Photograph album (including photograph of Jefferson Davis) belonging to Belle Edmondson; clippings regarding Mary Brodie Crump West; family Bible records of the Crump and Glover families; card; and register of the J. Davis Papers at University of Memphis. Loaned for copying by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Newcomb, via Kitty Galbraith.

Newspaper collection

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.

Nordin (Dennis) collection
MSS. 668. 1984-2008. 0.5 cubic feet.

Material gathered by Dr. Dennis Nordin for his research into Mississippi community college football programs. Materials include news articles, correspondence, interviews, programs and media guides collected during his research. Also in the collection are photographs of players and coaches at various community colleges in Mississippi.

Northcutt (Austin) papers
MSS. 76. 1960-1961 and undated. 0.33 cubic feet.

Closed. Typed manuscripts of published works by Mr. Northcutt of Columbus, Mississippi.

Norwood (E. E.) architectural records
MSS. 540. 1950s-1970s.

Records of Jackson architect E. E. (Ellie Earl) Norwood (1901-1982), including projects of the E. E. Norwood firm and its successors, Hall and Norwood, Architects and Engineers (Frank E. Hall, Jr.), Norwood and Kenney (C. C. Kenney), and the C. C. Kenney firm. Collection contains ca. 443 projects, photographs, artifacts and a drawing table. Donated by the Norwood family.


Oakley (John) papers
MSS. 235. 1862-1911. 0.33 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Thirty-five letters including Civil War letters exchanged between Alex Feemster, an arsenal worker at Selma, Alabama, and his wife Martha A. Feemster of Bigbee Bottom, Mississippi.

Oktibbeha County (Mississippi) history
MSS. 407. 1930s. 1 reel microfilm.

WPA history of Oktibbeha County, alternate version of the published set, paginated for ease of use.

Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical Society records
MSS. 530. 1968-2008. circa 6 cubic feet.

Minutes, clippings, correspondence, publications, program materials, genealogical charts, family histories and other records of the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogy Society.

Oktibbeha County Postal Records
Acc. No. 61.

The records, dated 1873-1922, consist of 62 volumes of postmasters' account and record books, money order records, route books, a war tax stamp book, and others. Records include names of African-Americans.

Oktoc Community Club collection
MSS. 627. 1930s-2005. 0.41 cubic feet.

Calendars, yearbooks, photographs, publications, clippings and other materials documenting the Oktoc Community Club and the Oktoc community, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church (Choctaw County, Mississippi) records
MSS. 387. 1842-1965. 0.33 cubic feet.

Session minutes, lists of members, and other records of the Old Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Choctaw County, Mississippi. Photocopies.

Oliver Funeral Home (Eupora, Mississippi) records
MSS. 526. 1966-1994. 3 cubic feet.

Records of the Oliver Funeral Home, Eupora, Mississippi, 1966-1994.

Oral History collection
MSS. 550. 1950s-2001. circa 3 cubic feet

Oral histories of extension agents, politicians and local citizens. Topics include African-American history, women's history, the Vietnam War, agriculture, and Mississippi State University, Starkville and West Point history.

Osband (E. D.) Civil War letter
MSS. 236. 1863. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

December 14, 1863, letter of Colonel Osband, 1st Mississippi Cavalry, to General James B. McPherson.

Oswalt family collection
MSS. 318. 1856-1863. 0.024 cubic feet: 1 reel microfilm.

Letters (1861-1863) of Henry Oswalt of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company A (Oktibbeha Riflemen) and his wife Pamela A. Oswalt of Oktibbeha County, from Camp Moccasin near Chattanooga, Atlanta and Mississippi.

Overstreet (N. W.) architectural records
MSS. 315. 1908-1973. circa 22 cubic feet.

Records of the Jackson, Mississippi, architectural firms of which the principal architect was Noah Webster Overstreet (1888-1973), 1908 MSU alumnus, and the first registered architect in Mississippi. Overstreet designed many buildings in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee throughout his long career. The bulk of the collection consists of architectural drawings and photographs of houses, churches, schools, businesses, and other structures. Also included are presentation drawings, working drawings and photographs for more than 500 projects, correspondence, rosters, clippings, resume, project list, autobiographical writing, thesis, videotape concerning Overstreet's career, the MSU class of 1908, which Overstreet served as president, and his relationship with political figures such as Stennis, Waller, and Johnson. Also included is a dissertation proposal concerning Overstreet and a reminiscence concerning Eastabuchie, Mississippi. The collection was donated by the family of N.W. Overstreet. Database of projects available.

Overstreet (Robert K.) architectural records collection
MSS. 577. 1915-1998 and undated. circa 10 cubic feet.

Records of San Francisco architect Robert K. Overstreet from his San Francisco practice and from the period when he worked in the office of his father, Jackson, Mississippi, architect N. W. Overstreet. Includes correspondence with his father and with influential architect and mentor, Bruce Goff; exhibit materials from the Mississippi Museum of Art exhibit 'Overstreet and Overstreet: A Legacy in Architecture'; books, articles and other publications.

Owen (Sidney) collection
MSS. 121. 1945-1957 and undated. 1 reel microfilm.

The History of the Sallis Community by Sidney S. Owen (1950 term paper for Mississippi State University). News article about Sallis schools, from Kosciusko Star-Herald, June 20, 1957. Minutes of the 90th convention of the Mississippi Synod of the United Lutheran Church, Sallis, Mississippi, July 24-26, 1945. Long Creek Rifles - A Brief History ( Co. A., 15th Mississippi Rgt., Attala Co.), by F. M. Glass.


Pace (Vernon) collection
MSS. 544. 1931-1984. circa 4 cubic feet.

Materials collected by journalist Vernon Pace include audio recordings, phonograph records, books, pamphlets and articles representing conservative points of view.

Parker family records
MSS. 238. 1863-1864. 0.01 cubic feet.

Letters of W.O. McCall of the 28th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment; Edward Jones from Lowry Station, Georgia; D. G.(?) Hildebrand of the 46th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company E., and others.

Patterson (Carolyn Bennett) papers
MSS. 552. circa 1937-1995. 15 cubic feet.

Papers of National Geographic editor Carolyn Patterson include photographs, research materials, recordings, articles and other materials from her career. Unprocessed. Preliminary inventory.

Patterson family letters
MSS. 239. 1855-1892. 2 items.

Letter from Martha Gamewell of Jackson, Tennessee, informing Lt. Patterson of the death and burial of his brother, 1863; letter describing farming and everyday life.

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.

Paxton (Alexander Gallatin) collection
MSS. 241. 1942-1958 and undated. circa 0.66 cubic feet.

Collection of Brigadier General Alexander Gallatin Paxton (1896-1974) includes photographs of General Paxton's military activities with Dixie Division and a scrapbook of photographs and documents documenting his activities and honors and his writing.

Peacock (Mary Lucille) collection
MSS. 431. 1937-1982. 0.66 cubic feet.

Articles, scrapbooks, clippings, and other items written or collected by Mary Lucille Peacock (circa 1901-1985), librarian, historian, and genealogist of Aberdeen, Mississippi. For many years she headed the Evans Memorial Library in Aberdeen. Among the major subjects are the Evans Memorial Library and the history of Aberdeen and Monroe County, Mississippi. Included are numerous articles written by Miss Peacock and published in library journals.

Pearson (Wilbur B.) architectural records
MSS. 513. 1948-1985 and undated. 12 cubic feet.

Papers of architectural engineer and retired MSU faculty member Wilbur B. Pearson bulk with drawings for completed architectural projects, primarily in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay Counties, Mississippi. Included are drawings and project files for 219 projects, including schools, churches, banks, fire stations, private residences and other public and private buildings. Database of projects and inventory of project files available.

Pepper (Mrs. Dan) Civil War newspapers
MSS. 242. 1860, 1863. 0.08 cubic feet: 3 items.

Daily Mississippian, Aug. 29, 1863, Meridian, Mississippi, 1 page; Lexington Advertiser, May 4, 1860, Lexington, Mississippi, 1 page; Mobile Evening News, July 22, 1863, Mobile, Alabama, 1 page.

Perkins (Gwen Kirtley and Carroll J.) papers
MSS. 475. 1884-1990. circa 12 cubic feet.

Correspondence, visual materials, sound recordings, scrapbooks, diaries, publications documenting the education, careers, family history, personal affairs and avocational activities of MSU alumna Gwen K. Perkins, botanist, writer and wildlife photographer and of MSU alumnus Carroll J. Perkins, wildlife biologist and former MSU Department of Wildlife and Fisheries professor (1977-1983). In process.

Perkins (Paul H.) collection
MSS. 620. 0.04 cubic feet.

Oral history and selected photographs and memorabilia materials documenting the Perkins family, the Tennessee Valley Authority career of Paul H. Perkins (1920-2006), the Tupelo tornado and other topics concerning North Mississippi.

Perry (John Ben Jr.) manuscript
MSS. 243. 0.01 cubic feet.

Yankee Invaders Capture Grenada, manuscript article by Perry, 1966. Loaned for copying by the Grenada Public Library.

Person (Tom) speech
MSS. 244. 1963. 0.02 cubic feet.

What has become of fiction? Talk delivered at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Library Association, Jackson, Mississippi, November 22, 1963. Published in Mississippi Library News. Also includes two letters concerning this talk from Person to Margarete Peebles, July 25 and August 21, 1963.

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

Piano recital program, Starkville, Mississippi.

Peyton family papers
MSS. 115. 1768-1916. 0.33 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

List of accounts and 11 letters (1768-1818) written by Thomas Jefferson, mostly to Craven Peyton (d. 1837), lawyer and landowner, of Albemarle County, Virginia; and correspondence and documents of the Peyton family of Virginia and Mississippi. Includes offer to sell a slave, Nov 27, 1818.

Phares (David Lewis) collection
MSS. 444. 1837-1893. 0.4 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Diary (1837-1844), obituaries (1893), biographies, address to a graduating class, photograph, medical notebook (1838), and notebook containing a list of students of the Newton Female Institute (1842-1851) and notes from medical lectures on horses. Phares, a physician, studied in Louisiana, lived much of his life in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and was appointed to the faculty of Mississippi A&M College in 1880.

Phillips (E. G.) letter
MSS. 237. 1859. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Letter (ALS, initials only) from E.G. P. to Mrs. F.G. Lynch, Forkville, Virginia, April 25, 1859, refers to her husband Mr. Phillips who is away in Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and mentions people in and around Boydton. The writer describes a religious meeting, her religious beliefs and her hopes for the conversion of her husband.

Phillips (Joel) family genealogy
MSS. 365. 0.16 cubic feet.

Three volume genealogy of Joel Phillips, Sr. and his descendants compiled by Mrs. T.C. (Lucile Floyd) Pierson, 1963.

Phillips (Thomas Hal) manuscript
MSS. 139. 0.33 cubic feet.

The Loved and the Unloved: typed manuscript. 2 letters, ALS.

Phillips (W. M.) letter
MSS. 62. 1854. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Wm. P. White, Isle of Hope near Savannah, Georgia, to W.M. Phillips, Mississippi, Jan. 9, 1854. Letter relates to an article by Dr. Harden in American Farmer, Vol. 14.

Pickens collection
MSS. 245. 1864-1908, 1961 and undated. 0.33 cubic feet.

Materials collected and donated by Sue (Fannie Sue) Waller (1880-1968) include scattered documentation of the activities of her uncle, J.O. (John Oliver) Pickens (1814-1886), owner of sugar plantations in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Materials documenting Pickens include two Civil War receipts for money and coupons, accounts concerning assets in Texas (1867, 1885), New Orleans Sanitary and Fertilizing Company stock certificate (1872), patent for a cotton bale tie invented by John G. Angell of New Orleans and transfer of the patent to Pickens (1874, 1878), receipts and checks (1882-1883 and undated). The remaining materials document the New Orleans and Magnolia, Louisiana, purchases and the Supreme Lodge Knights of Honor membership of William C. Waller (1852-1930), father of Sue Waller. Also donated were six issues of Pike County newspapers (1893-1908) and an 1865 clipping from The Southern Sentinel (Alexandria, Louisiana) which was used to wrap Confederate money inherited and sold by Sue Waller.

Pierce (Victor E.) papers
MSS. 488. 1950's-1986. 10 cubic feet.

Correspondence, reports, research and design data, technical bulletins, conference materials, books, slide rule and other measurement devices constituting the technical library and other career and research materials used by Victor E. Pierce (1922-1989) as Refining Technology Manager for M.W. Kellogg Company and as a consultant. Collection concerns petroleum engineering processing. Other companies represented include Conoco, Esso, Exxon, Creole Petroleum, ISAB, UOP, Shell and others. Pierce received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from MSU in 1947.

Pilot Club (Starkville, Mississippi) records
MSS. 613. 1960-2003. 5 cubic feet.

Records of the Starkville Mississippi Pilot Club include scrapbooks, minutes, newspaper clippings, project records and other materials. Unprocessed.

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

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

Piper (Craig) collection
MSS. 497. 1992 and undated. 0.25 cubic feet.

Research materials for Piper's M.A. thesis, "The Civil Rights Movement in Starkville, Mississippi: A Local Struggle for Equality, 1968-1973". Materials include audiotapes of the Civil Rights Forum, oral interviews and note cards.

Pitchlynn letters
MSS. 572. 1824-1841. 0.08 cubic feet.

Transcriptions of Peter Pitchlynn family letters from the Peter Pitchlynn Papers collections owned by the Gilcrease Museum. All but one of the letters is written from Mississippi; correspondents include John Pitchlynn, Calvin H. Howell, Samuel Garland and Lycurgus P. Pitchlynn. Gift of Jack Elliott.

Pittman (Robert D.) collection
MSS. 246. 1851-1907 and undated. 0.6 cubic feet.

Collection of Robert Pittman of Coffeeville, Mississippi, includes Lee B. Hazlewood account and daybooks (1898-1907); Mary Person's autograph album (1851-1852 and undated); undated carte de visite of two girls taken in Memphis; three letters and a writing (undated) from W.S. Blount to his sister Betty Hazelwood concerning the Civil War service of their brother G.G. (George G. Blount) in the 15th Mississippi Infantry, Company B (Winona Stars); sheet music (placed with Music Collection).

Pittman (Silas Alfred and Lillie Oswalt) history
MSS. 630. circa 1998. 0.08 cubic feet.

Memoir by Irby Pittman, edited and transcribed by Terrell Shoultes, concerns Silas Alfred Pittman (1870-1934) and family of Cadaretta, Webster County, Mississippi, their ancestors from Georgia and other places, and farming and rural life in Mississippi. Gift of Ann P. Andrews.

Pitts (Leslie P.) architectural records collection
MSS. 560. 1915-1975 and undated.

Records of the architectural firms of William S. and Emmett Hull, Hull and Malvaney (Emmett Malvaney), Hull and Drummond (Eugene Drummond) and Godfrey, Bassett, Pitts and Tuminello, including 163 architectural drawings representing 76 Mississippi projects. Fifty-five projects are for Jackson residences, public and commercial buildings. The remainder are for various Mississippi buildings, including courthouses in Holmes, Lincoln, Simpson and Yazoo Counties. Given in memory of Leslie Pelham Pitts (b. 1922-1976), who worked for Hull and Malvaney and Godfrey, Bassett, Pitts and Tuminello, by Mrs. Leslie P. Pitts. Transferred from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 1997.

Pleasant Grove Methodist Church (Clay County, Mississippi) history
MSS. 247. Undated. 0.01 cubic feet.

History of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church of Clay County.

Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church (Union County, Mississippi) Minutes.

Records of church on one reel of microfilm (1842-1945) includes list of church members, some of whom are designated as "colored", undated.

Polk (James K.) last will and testament
MSS. 248. 1849. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Last will and testament. Feb. 28, 1849. Probated Nov. 21, 1849, Yalobusha County, Mississippi. Photostat copy of typed will recorded in Yalobusha County Courthouse, Coffeeville, Mississippi.

Polk (Noel) collection
MSS. 674. 1977-1996 and undated. 0.2 cubic feet.

Letters and other materials from books deposited in the Noel Polk collection. Eudora Welty Newsletters and other materials added in 2011. In process.

Pontotoc County (Mississippi) land roll
MSS. 409. 1889. 1 reel microfilm.

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Poplar Springs Normal College Catalogue
MSS. 249. 1892-1893. 0.08 cubic feet.

Porter (Albert Quincy) Civil War diary
MSS. 351. 0.08 cubic feet.

Porter, a regimental fifer with Company D, 22nd Regiment, describes a Confederate hospital in Montgomery, Alabama; battles around Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, and Marietta, Georgia; last months of the war in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Portraits of the Rural Churches of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi: A Bicentennial Album by Richard A. Marshall
MSS. 397. 1976. 0.16 cubic feet.

Binder containing photographs (b/w) and maps of churches in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.

Posey (Alice Puckett) life history
MSS. 250. Undated. 0.01 cubic feet.

Reminiscence of Alice Puckett Posey concerns life in Aberdeen and Northeast Mississippi, 1857-1944.

Posey (Zoe) scrapbooks
MSS. 251. 0.75 cubic feet: 12 vols.

Clippings related to Mississippi and Louisiana history, especially Confederate and 20th century, and Louisiana recipes. Indexed. Posey was the daughter of a Confederate general.

Postage Bill
MSS. 58. 1864. 0.01 cubic feet: 1 item.

Paid in lieu of cash, December 10, 1864, for letter mailed at Starkville, Mississippi, for Canton, Mississippi.

Postal records, United States (Choctaw and Webster Counties)
MSS. 61. 1873-1922 (scattered). 6 cubic feet: 62 volumes.

Postal account books, registration books, registers of money orders, record of registered mail for By Wy and Pinto, Choctaw County; Mathiston and Clarkson, Webster County.

Pound (Thompson) papers
MSS. 333. 1960-1976. 35 cubic feet.

Includes correspondence, reports, maps clippings, and publications, primarily concerning the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District, which Pound served as Executive Director for ten years. Other subjects include the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, legislation, history of Pontotoc County, and education. In process. Preliminary inventory.

Preston (Zenas) diary
MSS. 252. 1850-1853. 0.08 cubic feet.

Plantation on Lake St. Peter across river from Natchez, Mississippi. Refers to plantation life of the period: slaves, crops, levees and floods, diseases, prescriptions, taxes, road work, weather.

Pridmore family Civil War letters
MSS. 253. 1862-1865. 0.16 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Letters of Sgt. F. Pridmore, 41st Regiment, Alabama Volunteers, Co. K., Buckner's Division, describe troop movements, army conditions, etc., in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Virginia. Transcriptions available.

Puckett (Willis Newbell) reminiscences
MSS. 254. 1951 and undated. 0.02 cubic feet.

Reminiscences of Puckett (1867-1962) of Lowndes County, Mississippi, concerning his education and success in the construction business. Contains a 1951 letter and a transcription of Puckett's will.

Purnell (James) letters and papers
MSS. 255. 1883-1910. 0.16 cubic feet.

Contents: 2 letters, one containing information on Mississippi congressmen; and appointment by the governor. Several newspapers and church papers from Winona, Mississippi.


Rambo (Mrs. Mary C.) papers
MSS. 256. 1843-1866. 0.08 cubic feet.

Bill of sale for slaves, 1 Civil War letter, permit for supplies and statement of purchases, 2 letters from Texas, 1 contract for share-cropping, letters concerning a War of 1812 pension which was cancelled because of sympathy with the Confederacy. Chiefly Tennessee.

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.

Rand (Clayton) papers
MSS. 91. 1918-1971. 33 cubic feet.

Papers of Clayton Thomas Rand (1891-1971), author, columnist, speaker, and publisher of the Dixie Guide, Gulfport, Mississippi. Rand graduated from Mississippi A&M College in 1911, operated newspapers in Neshoba County and other parts of north Mississippi, and in the 1920's moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, where he resided until his death. Included are correspondence; manuscripts of speeches, books, pamphlets, and columns; financial records; clippings; printed material and photographs. The collection reflects Rand's varied activities and his political views.

Randle (Mrs. J. A.) collection
MSS. 135. 1900, 1905, undated. 0.01 cubic feet: 3 items.

Contract for delivery of mail from Sessumville to Agency and Oktoc by Star Route, March 1900. Post card mailed at Oktoc P.O. about 1905, bearing the stamp of the Oktoc P.O. with date "Feb. 7" inked in. Card is from Miss Mary Cocolough, teacher. Location of old Choctaw Agency in Oktibbeha County (includes map).

Randolph-Sherman papers
MSS. 257. 1813-1947. 0.02 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Papers of Edward Brett Randolph, officer and sutler in the War of 1812, participant in the Seminole campaign, planter of Lowndes County, Mississippi, and Receiver of Public Moneys for District Lands, Columbus, Mississippi. Correspondence (1813-1947) for Randolph, his wife, relatives, and friends; his account of his part in the War of 1812; his protests against the Methodist Episcopal Church schism; genealogical and family papers; papers of the family of his daughter, Virginia, who married George W. Sherman; accounts, statements, deeds, wills, bills and other business and legal papers; and copies of Randolph's will, autobiography, inventory of estates, and Mrs. Randolph's will. Correspondents include Harriet B. Beverly, Peter R. Beverly, Marcus C. Buck, Richard Keith Call, Edward P. Gaines, Eleanor Meade, John E. Meade, Reba W. Meade, James Patton, LeRoy Percy, R.C. Randolph, and John S. Williams. The letters were written from Virginia, from the southeastern States during the Indian War, and from Columbus, Mississippi.

Ratcliffe (Mrs. C. E.) collection
MSS. 258. 1834, 1861-1862. 0.01 cubic feet: 3 items.

Letters and narrative (1861-1865) concerning Samuel Rankin Latta and family of Dyersburg, Tennessee, from Tennessee (including one from Shiloh), Mississippi and other Civil War sites. Also a will from Franklin County, Mississippi.

Raymond (Henry Rodney) papers
MSS. 14. 1850-1949. 0.66 cubic feet and 1 reel microfilm.

Raymond was a lawyer, Presbyterian minister, teacher and president of Marion Female Institute, and Confederate chaplain. Family and professional correspondence (1850-1949) relating to Raymond's activities as minister, chiefly in Mississippi, and in Marion, Alabama, and Weatherford, Texas; diary, Marion, Alabama (1857); Starkville Women Club's programs including a minute book (1891); minutes (1879) of the Presbyterian Synod of Alabama; 3 scrapbooks relating to religious matters, church activities, and family affairs; genealogical and family records (1856-1910), information about various members of the family in Mississippi, Alabama, and other states; and a few Civil War papers. In part microfilm made in 1958 from originals owned by Jesse Owen, Starkville, Mississippi. Addition in process.

Raymond (S. P.) letters
MSS. 29. 1864, 1866, 1876-1877. 0.02 cubic feet.

1861 letter from Raymond of the 41st Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company E (Verona Rifles), an ambulance driver who was killed at Battle of Atlanta and letter from soldier who re-buried him, 1866. Also tax receipts from Lee County, 1876-1877.