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Creator: Mississippi Southern College

Collection Number: M471

Title: Smith (Barbara Byrd) Collection


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

Dates: 1952-1953

Abstract: The collection contains memorabilia from Barbara Byrd Smith, class of 1954 Mississippi Southern College, from her 1952-53 school year.

On February 13, 1940, Mississippi’s State Teachers College (now the University of Mississippi) became Mississippi Southern College.  After World War II, attendance increased to approximately 2,000 students and many departments, buildings, and student activities were added prior to its establishment as the University of Southern Mississippi in 1962.

Scope and Content Note
The collection contains seven items of memorabilia from the 1952-53 school year at Mississippi Southern College, including:

  1. Student Handbook, Mississippi Southern College, 1952-53
  2. “Miss Southern” 1952-53 handbook sponsored by the Women’s Student Government Association
  3. 1952-1953 Student Directory Mississippi Southern College
  4. Issue of campus humor magazine, Southern Exposure, November, 1952, Volume 1, Number 3, cost $0.25
  5. Student activity cards for Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters

Topics Covered
Hattiesburg (Miss.)--History.
Mississippi Southern College.
Student life and customs.

Related Collections
AM 90-56: Barber (Frank D.) Collection
M263: Burton (Jackie Yelverton) Papers

Administrative Information

Provenance: Donated by Barbara Byrd Smith on May 26, 2009.

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

Preferred Citation Method:  Item, Title of collection, McCain Library & Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.

Processing Information:  Processed by Lauren White.

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