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Collection Title: Everett (Asha Burgess) Collection

Accession Number: M443 (unprocessed)

Inclusive Dates: 1913-1916

Volume: 4 items

Given By : Bob Everett

Copyright: This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Form of Material:

  1. Scrapbook (loose pages, no cover). Including the years 1913-1916, when Asha Burgess attended Mississippi Normal College (now USM). Among the materials are:
    • receipts
    • notes on professors
    • lyrics to Mississippi Normal College song (as written by one of Ms. Burgess's friends)
    • notes on friends and fellow students
    • Rankin County song
    • notes from friends
    • YWCA/YMCA pamphlet on the 1915-16 school session, which includes a list of instructors, and MNC historical information, as well as a list of YMCA and YWCA officers and statements of purpose.
    • program from a 1916 annual debate between Mississippi College and Mississippi Normal College . Subject: "That the United States government should own, operate and maintain a merchant marine"
    • ads for local stores
    • poetry, including "The Woes of a Normal Pupil"
    • Inter-Society Debate program. Subject: "That Mississippi women should be granted the right of suffrage"
    • Menu from Mississippi Normal College , Mississippi Federation of Women's Clubs dinner (1913)
    • Annual debate program between MNC and Mississippi A&M College . Subject: "That immigration into the United States should be further restricted by a literacy test"
    • 1913 memory book
  2. Asha Burgess' hygiene class notebook (loose pages, 1916). Includes "health census" of the class, drawings for building fly traps and outhouses, and a list of what to include in an "emergency kit for rural schools"
  3. Asha Burgess' notebook from a biology class
  4. Asha Burgess' notebook from a botany class

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