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  • Burruss (John C.) and Strain (A.G.) Universalist Collection,ca. 1890-1910 (M245)
    from the J Brackin Kirkland Papers 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 documents relating to the Universalist Church in Mississippi Four page handwritten History of Universalism in Mississippi by John C Burruss D D written probably in the late 19th century Printed pamphlet A Discussion between Rev A G Strain

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  • Confederate States of America. Medical Records, 1861-1865
    River on the Chimborazo Heights It had a capacity of over 8 000 patients and was the largest military hospital in the continent s history Chimborazo consisted of five separate hospitals a total of 150 buildings holding 40 to 60 patients each Convalescents were housed in tents On the grounds were five soup houses five ice houses Russian bath houses a bakery capable of making ten thousand loaves of bread daily and a brewery in which four hundred kegs of beer were brewed at a time The hospital used the large farm Tree Hill to pasture two hundred cows and three to five hundred goats Chimborazo was designated an independent army post this independent structure was common in all large hospitals in the Department of Virginia Winder Hospital in Richmond was another large facility It covered 125 acres had a capacity of almost 5 000 patients and consisted of six divisions Its facilities included the most approved Russian steam plunge and shower baths water closets a bakery an ice house a sixteen acre hospital garden worked by convalescents and sixty nine cows The Medical College of Virginia was the only medical school in the Confederacy that did not close during the war Its facilities included a hospital and it also sent its interns to other local hospitals Libby Prison Hospital also in the Richmond area was reported to be admirable arranged and clean and neat to the last degree Confederate hospital personnel named in this manuscript include Francis W Hancock surgeon in charge of Jackson Hospital in Richmond William A Carrington the Confederate States Medical Director and Inspector of Hospitals Edwin S Guillard Medical Inspector and James Mercer Green the medical officer in charge of the hospitals in Macon Georgia Scope and Content This collection of Confederate medical records contains a journal kept on board two Confederate naval vessels a journal relating to Confederate hospitals in Virginia and a booklet of unused soldiers furlough passes Entries reflect Confederate medical activities from November 10 1861 through June 17 1863 the furlough passes are dated 1865 The documents in this collection have been divided into four series Series I Journal of Medical and Surgical Practice C S Steamer General Polk comprises the first eighty seven pages of a bound ledger book kept by Robert J Freeman an assistant surgeon with the Confederate States Navy Contained within the pages are entries from the period November 10 1861 to May 28 1962 made at New Orleans and Fort Polk La New Madrid Mo Memphis Randolph Fort Pillow and Tiptonville Tenn and Columbus and Hickman Ky Series II Journal of Medical and Surgical Practice C S Steamer Atlanta comprises the remaining pages of the bound ledger book The following medical personnel kept the journal Robert J Freeman passes assistant surgeon Robert R Gibbs assistant surgeon and John Turner Steward Entries were made at Savannah Ga and points along the Savannah River Machay s Point Causton s Bluff Thunderbolt and the mouth of the Augustine Creek

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  • Blair (Stephen H. Jr.) Architectural Drawings, ca. 1955-1987
    Blair Albert agreed to relinquish the drawings to the safekeeping of the USM archives along with a index of the collection created by Albert s daughter Harmony The Stephen H Blair Jr Architectural Drawings Collection complements the Hattiesburg Area Architectural Drawings and the Landry Architectural Drawings also housed in the archives A number of buildings on the Southern Miss campus were designed by the architectural firm of Landry and Matthes Among them are Reed Green Coliseum Marsh Hall Wilber Panhellenic Dormitory Jones Hall Scott Hall McLemore Hall Danforth Chapel Hickman Hall Bolton Hall and Bond Hall Permission of current owners of buildings represented in these architectural collections is required before the drawings can be viewed by researchers from USM University Relations Accession Number AM12 29 Given By Kaylene Behm via Danielle Bishop 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 March 12 2012 Extent 3 items Inclusive Dates unknown Form of Material Letters Minutes etc Color drawing of Bobby Chain Technology Building approximately 24 X 20 Color drawing of Proposed Women s Dormitory Hillcrest approximately 28 X 20 1949 Football Schedule on pink poster board approximately 19 X 24 Contains the schedules for Mississippi Sothern College Ole Miss Mississippi State and Hattiesburg High School Accession Number AM 2000 102 Inclusive Dates ca 1955 1987 Volume ca 50 cubic feet Given By Donated by Mrs Barbara Blair Mr Brian Blair and Mr Larry Albert 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 Approximately 50 cubic feet of architectural drawings spanning three decades of the work of local architect Stephen H Steve Blair Jr Most of the drawings

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  • Collins (Henry Clay) Ledgers, 1911-1917
    113 unprocessed Inclusive Dates 1911 1917 Volume 2 vols Given By Donated by Dr Marice Brown 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 ledgers of a Moselle Mississippi merchant donated by his grandson Dr Marice Brown The ledgers cover the periods 1911 1914 and 1914 1917 Prepared and maintained by The

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  • Bishop (Edna) Papers, 1941-1996
    were needed towed the targets used in anti aircraft training and trained male combat pilots There was no type of aircraft that the WASPs did not fly Bishop flew SB2C Helldivers B 17s B 24s P 47s AT 6s BT 13s and other planes She flew frequently out of Long Beach California up the Pacific Coast to fields in Washington and Oregon and over the Rocky Mountains to Colorado and Nevada The WASPs received equal if not better flight training than their male counterparts and were paid the same amount as men 1200 a year The WASPs were deactivated in 1944 and it was not until 1977 that the U S Congress recognized the WASPs military contributions to World War II and granted them veteran status and benefits In 1944 Bishop was at Liberty Field in Hinesville Georgia It was there that she met her husband James who was also a pilot They were married in December 1944 and had four children together Bishop and her husband came to Hattiesburg because James was working in the Advertising Department of the Hattiesburg American newspaper He also taught advertising in the Journalism Department at the University of Southern Mississippi Bishop returned to college after her youngest daughter entered fifth grade and earned a master s degree in psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi She then worked in public schools for many years as a psychometrist Sources Case File Contents of the collection Scope and Content This collection consists of information on Women Airforce Service Pilots WASPs of World War II The materials include flight maps training manuals and other materials that relate to Edna Bishop s World War II service The collection also has materials such as issues of Stars and Stripes newspaper clippings newsletters and documents pertaining to the Women Military Pilots Association Of particular interest is a U S Navy booklet entitled Parachute Sense which uses humor and cartoons to convey instructions and regulations about how to use a parachute For example the booklet advises that while a long tender farewell of the aircraft may mark you as a kindly sensitive human being it will mark you as a blithering idiot if you employ it when you re leaving your plane Other Finding Aids Box and Folder List M403 Bishop Edna Papers Box and Folder List Box 1 Folder 1 16th Annual All Woman Transcontinental Air Race July 7 11 1962 Folder 2 Air Transport Command Restaurant Menus undated Folder 3 Ballot to Change Women Military Pilots Association to Women Military Aviators May 7 1986 Folder 4 Bureau of Aeronautics U S Navy Parachute Sense 1943 Folder 5 Buttons Pertaining to Women in Aviation and the WASPs 1993 undated Folder 6 Correspondence 1988 1994 Folder 7 Flying Accidents July 1944 Folder 8 Hazel Ah Ying Lee Women Airforce Service Pilot World War II A Portrait by Gay Gott WASP 1996 Folder 9 In Memoriam Thirty eight American Women Pilots 1996 Folder 10 The Log Book First 3 Graduating Classes

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  • Burnet (John) Certificate of Survey, 1788
    Adams County William Vousdan received English land grants in Mississippi between 1768 1779 and as early as 1777 was the deputy surveyor for the British government of West Florida in the District West of the Pearl By 1793 he was identified as surveyor of the District and in 1792 was enumerated as living in an area of the Natchez District called Santa Catalina No further information is available on Burnet

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  • Brandon (Gerard Chittocque) Letter, 1829
    first native born governor of Mississippi Educated at Princeton and William and Mary Colleges he was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1817 speaker of the House of Representatives in 1822 and lieutenant governor under Governors Walter Leake and David Holmes He filled the unexpired terms of Leake and Holmes when Leake died in 1825 and Holmes resigned in 1826 Then in 1827 and again in 1829 Brandon was elected to the office of governor Brandon s main concerns during his two terms in office were the economy of the state and the need for quality education in the state The most important event of his tenure was the execution of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek September 27 1830 Elected to the Constitutional Convention of 1832 he held strong views on the questions of slavery and the election of judges When the convention adopted the elective instead of the appointment judiciary Brandon resigned and retired from public life to his plantation near Fort Adams where he died March 28 1850 Scope and Content A letter of January 9 1829 from Gerard C Brandon governor of Mississippi to John Murphy governor of Alabama requesting an answer to a letter

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  • Chevron Oil Company Aerial Photograph Collection, 1937-1960
    ft Given By Transferred from the Department of Geology 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 Aerial photographs of selected portions of selected counties in Mississippi and other states produced by the Chevron Oil Company for use in the company s Jackson Mississippi office and donated to the Department of Geology at

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