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A.G. Wineman & Sons Records, and Wineman, Williams, Guice, and Stockwell et al family papers
MSS. 690. 1802-2012. 56 cubic ft.

These papers include genealogical notes, correspondence, topographical maps, highway maps, soil surveys, photographs, aerial photographs, tax receipts, land appraisals, family trees, newspaper clippings, and land deeds.

American Family Association records
MSS. 621. 1997-2013. 2 cubic ft.

Newsletters and membership correspondence.

A Military Life (Col. Johnnie P. Byrd) Collection
MSS. 710. 1916-2013. 9 cubic feet.

Materials collected by Col. Johnnie P. Byrd of Laurel, MS, an alumnus of Mississippi State University and career military man. Includes scrapbooks, correspondence, photographs, certificates, insignia, patches, medals, awards, books, film reels, DVDs, uniforms, and an ammunition shell.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bates-Chickering music collection
MSS. 796. 1891-1960. 1.61 cubic feet

The collection is comprised of over 200 items and includes sheet music and early 20th century editions of the music magazine, The Etude.

Batey Family collection
MSS. 699. 1970 (ca). 6 items

Ladder-back chairs with corn husk seats; woven baskets all purchased by Amanda Batey’s mother while visiting Macon in Noxubee County, Mississippi.

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.

Bennett (A.G.) collection
MSS. 777. 1976-1996. 0.02 cubic ft.

Eulogy for Arthur Lee Hamner, clippings relating to the Oktibbeha County Genealogical Society, clippings relating to area events, "The Battle of Ellis Bridge" dedication ceremony, and a cassette tape: "Oktibbeha County Agricultural High School" by the Oktibbeha County Historical and Genealogical 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.

Blake (Edward L.) architectural records
MSS. 687. 2003-2013 . 24 cubic ft.

Photographic slides and contact photographic sheets that involve Blake’s work with landscape architecture, including tools that he used as well as his sketches of landscaping work. Also includes monographs that Blake collected during his career.

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.

Bogan (William Neill, Jr.) papers
MSS. 693. 1911-2010. 17.42 cubic ft.

Family papers including scrapbooks, photographs, postcards, correspondence, diplomas, military records, family history, death certificates, diaries and artifacts.

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.

Boswell and Stephens family papers
MSS. 695. 1824-1964. 0.66 cubic ft.

Financial documents and correspondence including land bonds, indenture contracts, tax receipts, account books, teaching certificates, and a book of musical notations, along with a small assortment of artifacts, including a pillbox filled with teeth, two small coin purses, and a metal box.

Bourgon (Charles H. "Hubie") collection
MSS. 703. 1861-1999 . 1.5 cubic ft.

WWII items including correspondence, photographs, scrapbook and newspaper clippings, as well as military uniform artifacts.

Bowman (Sr. Thea) papers
MSS. 722. . .33 cu. feet

Materials related to the life and work of Sister Thea Bowman (1937-1990), originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi. This collection contains emails, newspaper clippings, correspondence, handwritten speeches, drafts of a bio-bibliography, photographs, an estate inventory, and a publication by Sister Bowman, "What do Negros Want."

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.

Bridgforth family collection
MSS. 778. 1950s-60s. 1.5 cubic ft.

A collection of Latin American textiles.

Bridgforth (Stewart "Bebe") collection
MSS. 740. 1942-1945 . 2 cubic ft.

This collection includes Stewart "Bebe" Bridgforth’s letters to his wife and parents during WWII, photographs, war-time publications, maps, and two Nazi flags (one signed by the men in Bridgforth’s unit). The letters, which date from approximately 1942 to 1945, encompass Bridgforth’s military experience from Mississippi and other domestic locations to the fields of Belgium, France and Germany.

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. 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.

Brown (S.A.) collection
MSS. 160. 1860-1869. 1 volume


Brownrigg collection
MSS. 576. 1807-1869. 0.02 cubic ft.

Series of correspondence from members of the Brownrigg family. Also, a paper titled "My Own Pioneer" by Mary Ervin about her grandfather Richard Thomas Brownrigg who settled in Mississippi in 1836.

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 and Dixie) collection
MSS. 436. 1819-1857. .66 cu. foot, 1 reel microfilm.

Papers created by the Thomas Harris family, who lived in Georgia prior to settling in Lowndes County, Mississippi, and also the Brownrigg family of North Carolina and Mississippi. Brownrigg items include household records, recipes, a family history journal, correspondence and business papers. Harris materials include correspondence, legal documents and other papers, including a bill of sale for slave boy, Jacob, 1823; bill of sale, 4 negroes, 1829; and a 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.

Canizaro (James T.) architectural records
MSS. 686. 1938-1990 . Bulk dates 1938-1990

Architectural drawings and roster for private residences, local businesses and church and government projects throughout Mississippi.

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.

Cate (Helen) sheet music collection
MSS. 733. 1855-1939. 1 cubic ft.

Collection of approximately 120 pieces of 19th and early 20th century sheet music.

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.

Chatham (Dr. James R.) collection
MSS. 736. 1400-1500; 1958-1965. 1.31 cubic ft.

This collection consists of 2 medieval choral manuscripts, and mid-20th century botanical and animal prints.

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.

Claiborne County/Port Gibson Historical collection
MSS. 752 . 1818-1994. 0.50 cubic ft.

This collection features materials from the town's history and consists of a bank stock book, newspaper clippings and news releases, as well as materials related to church history, the establishment of Mississippi's first public library and local festivals. Port Gibson, Mississippi is located 40 miles northeast of Natchez on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

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.

Claude Bowen, Mississippi National Guard certificate
MSS. 757 . 1899. 0.02 cubic ft.

Nineteenth century Mississippi National Guard certificate.

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.

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.

Colonial Dames collection
MSS. 772. 2009-2015. 0.02 cubic ft.

Directories, yearbook and bylaws of the Colonial Dames Society of Mississippi.

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.

Columbus Packet newspaper collection
MSS. 798. 1992-2003 . 1.94 cubic feet

Newspapers from the weekly distributed Columbus Packet of Columbus, Mississippi.

Communism collection
MSS. 719. 1960-1980. 0.66 cubic ft.

Publications, some from Embassy of USSR, on the subject of communism and anti-communism.

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.

Cotton Ginners Record Book
MSS. 791. 1920. 0.02 cubic ft.

A 1920 Cotton Ginner's record book.

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.

Crossley (Gen. Bill) collection
MSS. 711. 1992-2004. 2 cubic ft.

Collection consists of two books (The Air Force Wife and The Army Wife) and several military uniforms.

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.

Curry-Ballard (Nancy Margaret) collection
MSS. 780. undated . 0.4 cubic ft.

Wool coverlet and wool carding comb tools.

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.

Danforth Fellowship notes
MSS. 776. 1944. 0.02 cubic ft.

Danforth Fellowship notes and scrapbook.

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.

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.

Davidson (Preston) letter
MSS. 779. undated. 0.02 cubic ft.

Letter about the proposed appointment of Davidson to the position of lighthouse keeper in Pascagoula and associate research materials related to the letter.

Davis (William) collection
MSS. 143. 1972. 0.02 cubic ft.

Paper by William D. Davis dated May 22, 1972 titled "Benjamin Turner Hobbs, Mississippi Prohibitionist (1882-1910)."

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.

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.

Duncan and Blackwell collection
MSS. 726. 1821-1918. 5 cubic ft.

Correspondence, diaries, bills of sale for enslaved persons, business records, ledgers, photographs related to Duncan and Blackwell families. Andrew Duncan (b. 1821) married Mary Thurston Philpot Blackwell (1832-1918), and resided in present day Union County, Mississippi.

Duncan High School collection
MSS. 716. 1938-1941. 0.3 cubic ft.

Yearbook and a photograph.

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.


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, circa 1915.

Edwards (Earl W. "Lum") family papers
MSS. 655. 1943-2010. 2 cubic ft.

Personal papers and photographs related to WWII and Ernest Hemingway, including photocopies of correspondence, maps, a color poster, books and DVD's.

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.

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.

Farrell family papers
MSS. 735. 1906-1945. 1 cubic ft.

WWII era postcards, correspondence, photographs, obituaries, and newspaper clippings from Farrell family in Canton and Holly Springs, Mississippi.

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 Baptist Church (Starkville) records
MSS. 688. 1922-1992 . 0.37 cubic ft.

Church directories and board of deacons minutes.

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.

Fisher (Fay H.) collection
MSS. 771. undated. 3 items

Three 24" X 48" Acrylic Paintings on canvas: "The Drummer Player", "The Base Player", "The Trumpet Player" by Fay Fisher.

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.

Forbes (Bettye) collection
MSS. 725. 1787-1943. 1 cubic ft.

This collection contains a series of publications, The Delineator (a 19th century women's magazine), sheet music dating 1889-1943 and two 18th century Italian law books.

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.

Fox (Susette) sheet music collection
MSS. 727. 1824-1976. 1 cubic ft.

Extensive sheet music collection spanning over a century from 1824-1976.

Frank (Frederick R.) papers
MSS. 683. 1967-1983. 5.32 cubic ft.

Business papers including contracts, drawings, architectural plans and billing records.

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.

Glover Family sheet music collection
MSS. 758. 1892-1948 . 0.2 cubic ft.

Eight pieces of late 19th and early 20th century sheet music.

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.

Gulf & Chicago Railway Company
MSS. 795. 1909. 0.02 cubic ft.

Foreclosure notice.

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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.


Haas (Richard) collection
MSS. 762. undated. 0.02 cubic ft.

The collection includes a photograph of unidentified African American man plowing a field with horses, and fragments of publications with editorial notes.

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.

Newspaper clippings, research, and Mississippi Press Association Awards for Mildred Harris.

Harriet Bynam Fourniquet family papers
MSS. 739. 1825-1883 . 1 cubic ft.

The Harriet Bynum Fourniquet family papers consist of fifty-five letters written by members of the Fourniquet family between 1825 and 1883. The collection also includes several photographs of Fourniquet and Perkins family members, locks of Fourniquet family hair, a miscellaneous ledger page and newspaper clipping, court records, and genealogical information on the Fourniquet, Bynum, and Perkins families.

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 High School and Oktibbeha High School and Training School Composite photograph collection
MSS. 789. 1946-1969. 12 items

This collection consists of 12 large composite photographs.

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.

Over 500 architectural drawings from Mississippi architect and editor of The Mississippi Architect periodical from 1963-1965.  Collection also includes photographs, an architectural rendering of The Morgan Building in Jackson, Mississippi and drawings for Mississippi State Hospital.

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. 1642-2010 and undated. 24 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 documents Mississippi and Louisiana plantation culture and history with records from 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, Colonial American history, world history and the professional and personal activities of Herring.

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.

High (Anne L.) collection
MSS. 720. 1944-1956. 0.02 cubic ft.

Civil Rights materials including copies of "The Eagle Eye" a newspaper printed in Jackson, MS, and a magazine.

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.

Hinds (William) collection
MSS. 783. 1860-1865. 0.4 cubic ft.

Civil War letters, primarily between Margaret Hinds and William Hinds.

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.

Hobbs (Rebecca) papers
MSS. 714. 1930-2010. 4 cubic ft.

Cassette tapes containing sermons, journals, and materials related to various Presbyterian churches and the Reformed Theological Seminary.

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.

Holder (Dr. A. B.) collection
MSS. 737. 1885-1992. 2 cubic ft.

This collection details the work of Dr. A.B. Holder and includes correspondence, family photographs and genealogical materials, as well as a medical ledger, photographs and Native American items from Dr. Holder's work in Montana.

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).

Holloman (Thomas Whitten) collection
MSS. 300. 1861-1862; 1880. 0.08 cubic ft.

1880 Census of Agriculture, Panola County, Mississippi. Includes family letters dated 1861-1862.

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

Research and other materials collected by John F. Marszalek used while editing an edition of the Diary of Emma Holmes (1861-1866).

Holt (John and Joseph) collection
MSS. 754. 1861-1895. 0.02 cubic ft.

Journals, class assignments, manuscript notes, correspondence, pamphlets and a letterbook.

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.

Hood (Orley M. Jr.) Papers
MSS. 773. 20 cubic feet.

Papers of Orley M. Hood Jr., legendary Mississippi newspaperman and sportswriter for the Clarion-Ledger. Includes correspondence, clippings, research files, photographs and other materials documenting his long and varied career as a sportswriter and newspaperman in the state of Mississippi.

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, MS) records
MSS. 680 . 1849-1949. 1 microfilm reel

Church records and minutes.

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.

Huckleberry Finn movie collection
MSS. 753. 1973-2005. 0.01 cubic ft.

Newspaper and magazine materials related to Huck Finn movie, as well as a DVD copy of 2005 movie.

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.

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.


Illinois Central Railroad Company collection
MSS. 766 . 1906-1911. 0.3 cubic ft.

Early 20th century correspondence and broadsides.

Industrial Agricultural Broadside collection
MSS. 748. 1903 . 0.65 cubic ft.

Invitation to attend the State Farmers’ Institute & Industrial Convention at the Agricultural & Mechanical College, Agricultural College, Mississippi, and an advertisement for Smith Sons Gin & Machine Company, Birmingham, Alabama.

Italian legal record book
MSS. 769. 1785-1816. 0.23 cubic ft.

Handwritten Italian Legal Record book.

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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.

Jacobs (Shirley) sheet music collection
MSS. 728. . 4 cubic ft.

Extensive piano sheet music collection comprised of over a thousand scores, spanning the years 1775-1977, with the majority encompassing the early twentieth century.

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.

Jenning family papers
MSS. 801. 1942. .05 cubic feet.

World War II era correspondence.

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.