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  • Clark (Gary Mark) Hurricane Katrina Collection, 2005-2006
    collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States Title 17 United States Code Form of Material One printed copy of a diary kept by Gary Mark Clark Senior Process Engineer at Masonite Corporation in Laurel Mississippi from August 29 December 31 2005 with an epilogue written in March 2006 The diary chronicles events during the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina on August 29 2005

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/manuscripts/finding_aids/gmclark.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Confederate States of America. Army Board of Survey Proceedings, 1864
    1810 1897 was born at Barre Massachusetts and was an 1833 graduate of West Point He served in the Seminole War and the Mexican War where he won two brevets Having married into a Virginia family he resigned from the United States Army on May 7 1861 and was brigadier general of the Virginia state forces in the summer of 1861 Ruggles was commissioned brigadier general in the Confederate Army on August 9 1861 At Shiloh he commanded the 1 st Division of Bragg s Corps and aided in the assault which caused the surrender of Prentiss Division From 1862 through 1864 Ruggles had district and departmental commands at various points under Van Dorn J E Johnston and Leonidas Polk and was finally assigned to duty as commissary general of prisoners on March 30 1865 Scope and Content This document written on March 8 1864 at Columbus Mississippi reports the proceedings of a Board of Survey convened in front of the Confederate Army headquarters in Columbus The purpose of the board was to assess the value of the horses belonging to the Brigadier General and his staff Board members were Captain John P Hampton Captain Thomas E Young and First

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/manuscripts/finding_aids/m236.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Civilian Conservation Corps, District "G" Historical Materials, 1934-1936
    Given By Transferred from Cook Library 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 Two printed publications donated to the USM Libraries by Mrs Herbert Aplin whose late husband had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1934 to 1937 Memories of District G Civilian Conservation Corps 1934 Official Annual of District G

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/manuscripts/finding_aids/ccc.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Crawford Company Civil Rights Letter, 1964
    Inclusive Dates 1964 Volume 1 item Given By Donated by Mr James A Riley 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 Letter dated December 7 1964 to Crawford Co Inc in Madison Wisconsin from The Friends of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC soliciting contributions for SNCC s Mississippi Project Prepared and

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/manuscripts/finding_aids/crawford.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Craven (P.H.) Letters, 1859-1865
    Form of Material Photocopies and transcripts of letters written by P H Craven to his mother The letters written between April 20 1861 and August 14 1862 discuss Craven s service with the 19th Virginia Regiment Army of Northern Virginia in such locales as Harper s Ferry Culpepper Court House Richmond Fairfax Court House and camps near Mechanicsville Yorktown and the Chickahominy River Other letters dated 1859 and 1865 were

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  • Circus, Minstrel and Traveling Show Collection, 1894-1953
    to abandon the tradition of the circus street parade On February 20 1940 the winter quarters suffered one of the worst circus fires in history In 1941 the company s permanent address was listed as Louisville KY Zack Terrell toured Cole Bros Circus through 1948 at which time he sold it to Arthur M Wirtz and associates The circus closed on July 22 1949 Barnett Bros Circus The Barnett Bros Circus was founded in Canada in 1927 In 1929 the company moved its winter quarters to York South Carolina The Circus was operated for 16 years by Ray W Rogers The show was renamed the Wallace Bros Circus for the year of 1937 and the years 1941 1944 Rogers died in 1943 but the cast and crew merged with Clyde Beatty Circus In 1944 remaining equipment was sold to Clyde Beatty and Floyd King Clyde Beatty Circus The Clyde Beatty Circus was founded by Clyde Beatty 1903 1965 an animal trainer He formed his own circus in 1945 after touring with several circuses including Hagenbeck Wallace in his early career Beatty toured his circus in conjunction with Russell Brothers Pan Pacific Circus in 1946 then decided to open a show under his name only In 1956 the circus was sold to the Acme Circus Corporation and Beatty was hired as a star attraction In 1957 the Acme Circus Corporation acquired the Cole Bros name and the show became Clyde Beatty Cole Bros Circus Beatty remained the star of the show until his death in 1965 Royal American Shows The Royal American Shows advertised itself as the Most Beautiful Show on Earth with the World s Largest Midway Carl J Sedlmayr originally acquired this carnival in 1921 from the Siegrist Silbon Shows in repayment for a financial loan Sedlmayr was the sole owner of the carnival when he first started using the title Royal American in 1923 He named his carnival Royal for Canada and American for the United States Two years later he sold a partnership interest to the Velare Brothers and this partnership continued until the early 1940s at which time the union was dissolved and the equipment divided Sedlmayr was a partner with Sam Soloman in buying and operating the Rubin Cherry Shows for two years After War II Sedlmayr launched the Royal American as his own show without partners State fair and festival territorial routes included Minnesota Oklahoma Kansas Arkansas Mississippi Louisiana and western Canada Sedlmayr died in 1965 His son and grandson Carl J Sedlmayr Jr and Carl J Sedlmayr III then handled the carnival respectively Royal American s last show was staged in Lubbock Texas in October 1997 A G Allen s Big Minstrel Show African American A G Allen s name is associated with at least two other minstrel shows A G Allen s Minstrels ca 1900 and A G Allen s New Orleans Minstrels ca 1909 A G Allen s Big Minstrel Show stationery letterhead ca 1917 contains portraits of two men above

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/manuscripts/finding_aids/m329.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Civil War Band Instruments Research Collection, 1862-1865
    Copies of photographs of Civil War bands bandsmen and band instruments and photocopies of supporting information part of a research collection compiled by William A Bufkin in the course of writing his dissertation Union Bands of the Civil War 1862 1865 Instrumentation and Score Analysis 2 volumes for Louisiana State University 1973 Accession Number AM 84 12 Inclusive Dates 1862 1865 Volume 34 photographs 4 pages of documentation Given By

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  • Brown (Kate B.) Papers, 1918-1939
    1924 Kate Brown received a Master of the Arts degree in history from Columbia University and was named chairperson of the Department of History at State Teachers College formerly Mississippi Normal College In 1926 she was elected president of the Mississippi Education Association In the same year she was selected as a delegate for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace which was a group of fifty professors of law and international relations sent to travel and study in Europe at the League of Nations and World Court Miss Brown remained as head of the History Department at State Teachers College until 1929 At that time she and many other faculty members were dismissed from the College as a result of political upheaval in the state government Miss Brown later accepted a position assisting Dr Robert Kerner of the History Department at the University of California Berkeley 1932 She returned to Hattiesburg and rejoined the faculty of State Teachers College in 1936 where she remained as a professor of history until her death December 7 1939 Scope and Content The Kate B Brown collection consists of a photograph of Miss Brown various newspaper articles letters sent by Miss Brown as director of the Memorial Fund at Mississippi Normal College journals and addresses from her trip to Europe with the Carnegie Foundation the address given by her when elected as president of the Mississippi Education Association a letter to Miss Brown a telegram regarding her health and a report of the Mississippi Works Progress Administration The newspaper articles are copies made from originals which were badly deteriorating Most of them relate to Miss Brown s dismissal from State Teachers College in 1929 The others announce her election to the office of president of the Mississippi Education Association her trip to Europe and

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/manuscripts/finding_aids/m114.html (2016-02-17)
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