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Recent Accessions for Historical Manuscripts

  • 103d Infantry Division Association of WWII Research Collection
    Research collection assembled by the 103d Infantry Division Association of World War II tdocument the division's training in the U.S. and combat service in Europe (1942-45).
    2.5 cubic feet
    Donated by Zack Sigler.
    Morning reports, general orders, narratives, and photographs.

  • Andrews (Alfred P.) Sylvester Magee Research Collection (AM16-14)
    Materials created and collected by Alfred P. Andrews tdocument the life and legacy of Sylvester Magee.
    1 item
    One reformatted user copy of an audireel-t-reel recorded in 1965.
    The user copy contains four audiinterviews between Alfred P. Andrews and Sylvester Magee, each approximately 2 hours long.

  • Hattiesburg Historical Collection (AM16-06, AM16-19, AM16-20, AM16-22)
    Artifacts and memorabilia from Hattiesburg area businesses.
    Transferred from Cook Library via Linda Ginn and Jen Culley. Donated by Kaylene Behm and Debbie Lamb.
    4 items
    Leather coaster with the seal of the City of Hattiesburg given ther by Mayor Johnny Dupree.
    Land abstract for lots 2 & 3 in block 156 of the Kemper and Whinery Survey (c1926-1956).
    Show poster for Blair High School’s presentation of “Annie Get Your Gun.”
    Photograph of three Hattiesburg residents a conference in Atlanta, Georgia (c1992).

  • Johnson (Paul B.) Family Papers (AM16-23)
    The Johnson Family Papers span the political careers and personal lives of Mississippi governors Paul Burney Johnson, Sr. (1940-1943) and Paul Burney Johnson, Jr. (1960-1964).
    1 item
    One reformatted audireel-t-reel user copy. This copy contains an interview with Jack White in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, on March 26, 1964. It was previously thought tbe a parole hearing for Jack White. This reel-t-reel came from a section of the Johnson Papers that was closed tresearchers.

  • Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Postcard Collection (AM16-35)
    20th century postcards from around the world deaccessioned by the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
    Donated by the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
    4.6 cubic feet
    Most of the collection are from the collection of Mrs. Eugene V. Worth of Clinton, Iowa. A smaller portion was collected and arranged by Ella M. Bradley, Librarian, at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

  • Marton (Patricia) Collection (AM16-08, AM16-09, AM16-10, AM16-11)
    Books and memorabilia related tGulf Park College for Women collected by former student, Patricia Marton.
    Donated by Patricia Marton.
    0.75 cubic foot
    Tammy Howl news magazines, photographs, student directory, yearbooks, scrapbook and correspondence from her time as a student at Gulf Park College (c1953). The donation alsincludes correspondence between all four suite-mates from Gulf Park College (1953-1954).

  • McKeithen (Charles) Collection (AM16-12)
    Family papers and memorabilia of family and business activities in Meridian, Mississippi, and Kemper and Lauderdale counties.
    Donated by Charles McKeithen
    6 items
    Photographs of the operations of the W. M. McKeithen and Son Sawmill (c1920-1940). There is alsa brief history of House, Mississippi, written by Mrs. Sidney B. Schamber (1936).

  • Mississippi Association of Education Office Personnel Higher Education Division Records (AM16-13, AM16-30)
    Donated by Jewel Adams
    4 cubic feet
    Photographs in print, negative, and CD form from meetings and conventions. Notebooks, publications, and files from meetings and conventions.

  • Mystic Krewe of Zeus of Hattiesburg Records (AM16-17)
    The Hattiesburg Civic Association donated scrapbooks and other material, which document the history of the organization's Mystic Krewe of Zeus since its inception in 1924.
    Donated by Garland Sullivan
    0.25 cubic foot
    Memorabilia pertaining tMystic Krewe of Zeus 2015-16 coronation festivities.

  • Newspaper Collection (AM16-26 tM174)
    Collection of issues of primarily American newspapers, including commemorative editions of papers published in Mississippi, papers covering the Civil War, and the Camp Shelby "Reveille.”
    Donated by Jim Magglos
    1 item
    Harper’s Weekly, September 23, 1865.

  • Postcard Collection (AM16-15 tM36)
    This collection consists of postcards primarily from Mississippi, but it alscontains images from the United States, foreign countries, theme cards, and cards of individuals.
    Transferred from Mississippiana
    1 item
    Postcard showing a WWI officer with horse at Camp Shelby. Caption on card reads “Acting Commanding General, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss.”

  • Recipe Collection (AM16-18)
    Donor generated collection of various recipes.
    Transferred from Cook Library via Jennifer Brannock
    13 items
    Handwritten and clipped recipes (c1988-1990)

  • Southern Tourism Collection (AM16-07, AM16-16, AM16-25 tM448)
    The Southern Tourism Collection includes pamphlets, brochures, maps, booklets, and fliers for destinations and events primarily in the American South.
    Donated by Shawna Guidry and Cindy Lawler
    0.75 cubic foot
    Brochures and pamphlets depicting the southeastern United States, including Texas, Louisiana, and the William J. Clinton Presidential Center (c2007).

  • Weatherford (Sidney E.L., Jr., Ed. D. and Martha, Mrs.) Collection (AM16-21)
    Account of the desegregation of the University of Southern Mississippi as remembered by Dr. Weatherford, former USM faculty member (2010).
    Donated by Dr. Sidney Weatherford, Jr. and Mrs. Martha Weatherford
    1 cubic foot
    Neka Camons, photograph, Mississippi Today1928, 30 yearbooks from the USM Faculty Wives Club.


Recently Processed Historical Manuscript Collections

  • Gandy (Edythe Evelyn) Collection, 1910-2011 (M367)
    This collection contains extensive films, manuscripts, memorabilia, photographs, and scrapbooks that document Mississippi politician Evelyn Gandy's life, her public service, honors, and her involvement in professional and civic organizations. 66 cu.ft.

  • Frobenius (Courtney L.) Vietnam Research Collection, 1948-1996 (M396)
    Contains materials collected by Courtney L. Frobenius, an Army veteran whserved in Vietnam from 1966-71. Most of the items relate this time in Vietnam and his medals and awards received during this time.
    7.62 cu.ft.

  • Wiest (Andrew A.) Collection, 1998-2013 and undated (M498)
    Andrew A. Wiest, University Distinguished Professor of History and Founding Director of the Dale Center for the Study of War and Society donated his research regarding World War II and the Vietnam War. Items range from photocopies of books and articles tinterviews of Vietnam soldiers tmaterial regarding Vietnam battles such as Hamburger Hill. 6.90 cu. ft.

  • New Accessions and Processed Collections