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Name of Collection: Kyker (Fannie) Collection     

Accession Number: AM09-45                               

Given By: Kaylene Behm           

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

Date of Receipt: October 14, 2009       

Extent: .25 cu.ft.         

Inclusive Dates: circa 1940’s – 1950’s and 1963         

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Photographs from Fannie Kyker’s life, most are black and white snapshots a few are color snapshots. Very few are date stamped, but all appear to be the same time frame.

There are two newspaper articles about an elaborate funeral for one of her cats in 1963. She was known as “the cat lady of Hattiesburg”.


Name of Collection: Kyker (Fannie) Collection     

Accession Number: AM09-47                               

Given By: Kaylene Behm           

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

Date of Receipt: October 19, 2009       

Extent: 8 items           

Inclusive Dates: circa 1940’s – 1950’s 

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Photographs from Fannie Kyker’s life, all are black and white, all appear to be the same time frame. Several are of the Kyker News Stand.


Name of Collection: Kyker (Fannie) Collection     

Accession Number: AM09-62                               

Given By: Kaylene Behm           

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

Date of Receipt: November 9, 2009     

Extent: .25 cu.ft.         

Inclusive Dates: circa 1940’s – 1970’s

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Postcards:

  1. 63 postcards with miscellaneous scenes from Mississippi on them, all unused.
  2. 8 postcards with miscellaneous scenes from Mississippi and the South, all used between 1947 and 1960.
  3. 1 postcard from New Orleans, unused.

Student Printz:

  1. September 24, 1948
  2. January 28, 1949
  3. April 8, 1949

Publicatons:

  1. Greater Jackson Convention Edition, March 1962
  2. Camp Regulations 1975, Camp Shelby, Mississippi
  3. McCall Style News for Home Dressmaking, August 1950

School related items:

  1. Hattiesburg High Commencement 1947 (50th)
  2. Hattiesburg High Commencement 1950
  3. Mississippi Southern College Commencement August 1947
  4. MSC Commencement May 1949 (2 copies)
  5. MSC Commencement May 1951
  6. The Pledge Manual of Beta Sigma Phi
  7. MSC Welcome Packet
  8. MSC Department of Music Program for “The Messiah”, December 9, 1956
  9. Bumper Sticker for Mississippi Southern College

Political memorabilia:

  1. Paul B. Johnson candidate for governor cards (3)
  2. GANDY governor of Mississippi card
  3. Evelyn Gandy re-elect for representative of Forrest County card
  4. 1984-1988 Governor Bill Allain tokens (3)
  5. Certificate naming Kyker as Honorary Colonel and Aide-de-Camp for Governor William L. Waller, January 1972
  6. Certificate naming Kyker as Honorary Colonel and Aide-de-Camp for Governor Cliff Finch, January 1976

Miscellaneous:

  1. 2000 Mississippi Power Company 75th Anniversary Token
  2. Card from the Holmes Club of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  3. Buena Vista of Biloxi, Mississippi items (4)
  4. Railway Express Agency notice of COD package December 23, 1948

Name of Collection: Kyker (Fannie) Collection     

Accession Number: AM09-64                               

Given By: Kaylene Behm           

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

Date of Receipt: November 11, 2009   

Extent: 9 items           

Inclusive Dates: circa 1958 to 1980’s

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

School related items:

  1. Mississippi Southern College Alumni News October 1961
  2. USM Eagle Fever fan

Political memorabilia:

  1. Elect Cliff Finch Governor pamphlet (2)

Miscellaneous:

  1. Temple Baptist Church newsletter August 15, 1958
  2. Temple Baptist Church newsletter October 31, 1958
  3. “Massacre Miss” sign

Stationary:

  1. Note cards with envelopes – cotton boll
  2. Note cards with envelopes - Hattiesburg Slogan Sign
  3. Pad – cotton boll

Name of Collection: Kyker (Fannie) Collection     

Accession Number: AM10-06                               

Given By: Kaylene Behm           

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

Date of Receipt: January 14, 2010

Extent: 6 cu. ft.

Inclusive Dates: unknown until more processing is complete

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

Many photographs, most unframed, newspaper articles, miscellaneous documents and booklets. There appears to be no order to any of the items.


 Accession Number: AM10-07                               

Given By: Kaylene Behm           

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

Date of Receipt: February 15, 2010

Extent: 1 folder           

Inclusive Dates: circa 1984 – 2007; unknown

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Text of a tape to be played at Fannie Kyker’s funeral
  2. Letter of complaint to Roseland Park Cemetery from Ms. Kyker 6/8/07
  3. Letter to President Obama from Ms. Kyker
  4. Sign in sheet for “Sophie Newcomb Class of 1948 55th Reunion October 9-11, 2003
  5. List of names and addresses
  6. Letter to friends
  7. “When I Must Leave You” Author Unknown
  8. “M-O-T-H-E-R”  (2 copies)
  9. “Smiling Through” (2 copies)
  10. “Whatever Happened to Humanity?”
  11. “To Walter” Poem for Walter Brewer by Fannie (Goodie) Kyker
  12. “Radar”
  13. Letter from Rex K. Jones, Attorney At Law, to Fannie Kyker dated September 28, 1984
  14. List of intended books by Fannie Kyker

Accession Number: AM10-56                               

Given By: Kaylene Behm           

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

Date of Receipt: October 2009

Extent: 3 items           

Inclusive Dates: circa 1940’s

Form of Material (Letters, Minutes, etc.):

  1. Giant post card of Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, sent from Fannie Kyker to her Mother, postmarked March 22, 1949
  2. Menu from Katz & Besthoff’s Fountains (K&B) from WWII timeframe, contains honor roll of K&B employees in the service, contains references to war bonds and stamps
  3. Menu from Walgreen’s, dated November 30, 1945, contains references to victory bonds and possible government rationing


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