Sources for the Study of the University of Southern Mississippi
In an effort to assist people
researching the University of Southern Mississippi,
a list of sources has been compiled by the staff of McCain Library and
Archives. It is not intended as an all inclusive bibliography and should
be used only as a guide. There are numerous other publications, reports,
newsletters, handbooks, and brochures available in the Mississippiana
Collection, including vertical file materials. In addition, the University
Archives holds official records of many University offices and programs.
Some types of records and office files are classified as confidential
under Mississippi law; others are open and available for use.
Each item cited in
the following list is available in the McCain Library and Archives unless
otherwise stated. Materials are available for use in the Cleanth Brooks
Reading Room, Room 305, McCain Library and Archives.
General and Historical Information
Annual Report of the President
to the Board of Trustees. Summary information about the University
for each fiscal year. Reports for the years 1967-1976 are much more
detailed. [Miss LD3425 .A15]
Audit Reports. Yearly
reports by the State Auditor’s Office. Contains general and specific
financial information for the period. [Miss LD3425 .A2 A83]
Board of Trustees Reports.
Various periodic statistical reports and summaries for all the state
supported universities. Usually includes information regarding enrollment,
credit hours, degrees conferred, finances, and space utilization.
[Miss LB2342 .15 .M57]
Budgets. (USM) Yearly
budget requests and summaries. [Miss LD3425 .A1]
Undergraduate, Graduate, Extension, and Special Programs catalogs. [Miss
LD3425 .A1 B85x]
Cook, Joseph Anderson, Papers.
Correspondence, biographical and miscellaneous materials of Cook and
his children. Some references to activities at Mississippi Normal College.
Cook, Robert Cecil. McGowah
Place and Other Memories. Memoirs of former USM President Cook.
Only one or two of the thirty chapters deal directly with USM. [Miss
Z473 .C75 A3]
and statistical information on the history, students, faculty and staff,
academic programs, library and media resources, research and scholarly
activities, financial and physical resources. Published 1972, 1974,
1975-1976, 1981, 1984-present. [Miss LD3425 .A1 U55x]
Faculty and Staff Directory.
Yearly listing of faculty and staff. Combined with the student directory
in 1963 and renamed the Telephone Directory. Published 1940,
General information about the University, its academic programs, administrative
offices, and various policies affecting faculty, staff and students.
Published 1953, 1956, 1963-1979, 1984-present.
Southern; UPDATE: Faculty
Staff Newsletter. Weekly, monthly, or quarterly newsletters to the
faculty and staff of the University. Includes names and information
often difficult to locate elsewhere. Published 1947-1978; 1985-present.
[Miss LD3425 .A1 F34]
Fairchild, Margaret B. Sexual
Harassment and Response Study of Female Students and Female Faculty
at the University of Southern Mississippi, 1986. [Miss Diss. F165s]
Hickman, Alma. Southern
As I Saw It: Personal Remembrances of an Era, 1912-1954. Miss Hickman
served as a faculty member at the University from its opening in 1912
until her retirement in 1954. [Miss LD3425 .H5]
Morgan, Chester, M. Dearly
Bought, Deeply Treasured: The University of Southern Mississippi, 1912-1987,1987.
[Miss LD3425 .M67 1987]
Murray, Nell O’Neal and D.C.
Williams, Jr. The Economic Impact of the University of Southern Mississippi
on the City of Hattiesburg. 1970. [Miss LD3425 .M8]
Oral History Interviews.
Interviews relating to various facets of the University conducted by
the Mississippi Oral History Program from 1971 to the present. Vol.
4, Robert C. Cook, former President. Vol.6, Anna M. Roberts,
former Librarian. Vol. 25, Richard A. McLemore, former dean and
acting President. Vol. 56, Mary Lillian Peters Whitten, 1923
graduate. Vol. 101, Leon Wilber, retired professor. Vol. 163,
J. Fred Walker, retired professor. Vol. 175, Sister Elizabeth
C. Harkins, dean emeritus. [Miss F341.5 M57x Vol._]
Photographs. Thousands of
photographs of buildings, facilities, events, and people associated
with the University from 1912 to the present.
Piliawsky, Monte. Exit
13: Oppression and Racism in Academia, 1982. [Miss LD3425 .P54
Preer, George Thomas, Papers.
Presbyterian Student advisor at USM. [Historical Manuscripts]
Scrapbooks. Newspaper clippings,
programs, photographs and other items arranged in scrapbooks for the
period 1935 to 1962.
Student Printz. Student
newspapers of the University: Normal College News, 1918-1924;
College News, 1924-1927;
Student Printz, 1927-present. [Available on microfilm in Cook
Library; most recent years available in the Mississippiana Collection]
USM Alumni Directory,
75th Anniversary edition, 1985. [Miss LD3425 .U54x]
Vertical File. Includes newspaper
clippings, brochures and various other materials relating to the history,
people and events of the University. [Various subject entries under
the main heading: "University of Southern Mississippi," available in
the Mississippiana Collection]
Wansley, Clarice. "A Historical
Background of the University of Southern Mississippi." Honors College
thesis, 1982. [Miss Thesis B W251h]
Brooks, Frederick L. Jr.
History of Teacher Education at Mississippi Southern College,
1948. [Miss Thesis B873]
Chamberlin, David Devere.
A Study of Institutional Goals at the University of Southern Mississippi.
1977 [Miss Diss. C443s]
Class Schedule Guides.
Semester class schedules of courses offered at USM. 1963-present. [Current
copy available at the Reference Desk]
Felder, Virginia Isabelle,
Papers. Masters thesis and dissertation, journal articles, and term
papers authored by Felder, a mathematics professor at USM from 1949-1972.
Higgins, Robert Neal. A
Descriptive Study of the University of Southern Mississippi Adult Education
Doctoral Program as Perceived
by its Graduates, May 1976 through August 1980, 1982. [Miss Diss.
Reports prepared fro the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
review of the University for reaccreditation of its general programs.
Prepared in 1963, 1973, 1985. [1963,1973 summary, Miss LB2823 M6x]
Teacher Education at USM.
A report submitted to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Education, 1963. [Miss LB2167 .M57 M57x]
Bacon, John P., Jr. "A History
of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Southern Mississippi,
1912-1949." Master’s thesis, 1967. [Miss Thesis B812h]
Fagerberg, Seigfred W. "A
History of the Intercollegiate Athletic Program at the University of
Southern Mississippi, 1949-1969." Doctoral dissertation, 1970. [Miss
Plant, USM, 1966. Floor plans and general building specifications
for University buildings. [Miss LD3425 .A6]
Repair and Renovation
Requests and Construction Requests. Data compiled for requests to
the Board of Trustees and State Building Commission.
Blueprints. Architectural plans, building specifications, and blueprints
for buildings either planned or built on campus since 1955.
Student Life and Activities
Lil’ Miss Sou. Yearbook
of the Demonstration School, 1947-1954. [Miss LD3425 .A42x]
Saetre, Gilbert T. The
Pride, 1920-1970. History of the USM band for the period 1920-1970.
[Miss MT733.4 .S34x]
Stocker, Leonard. Musical
Theatre at the University of Southern Mississippi; the First 29 Years-
1948-1977. [Miss ML1711.8 M57x S8]
Yearly listing of students which was combined with the Faculty-Staff
Directory in the mid-1960s to form a campus telephone directory.
[Current copy available at the Reference Desk]
Published under various titles over the years: Handbook, 1913-1914;
Student Guide, 1916-1917; Handbook, 1930-1931, 1946-1954;
Drawl, 1954-1978; Student Handbook, 1978-present. [Miss
LD6501 .P4 A1]
Yearbooks. Student yearbooks
published under the titles: Neka Camon (The New Spirit), 1914-1931,
1938-1939, The Southerner, 1940-present. [Miss LD3425 .A4x and
also available at Ready Reference]