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  • Cole (Bonnie L.) Collection, 1911, ca. 1970s-1980, 2010
    unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States Title 17 United States Code Form of Material Materials relating to the family of Ms Bonnie L Cole Brookhaven Mississippi 1 Two photocopies of a photograph of the Pine Grove Band Bogue Chitto Mississippi October 1911 2 Two photocopies of a sheet identifying members of the Pine Grove Band October 1911 3 Three photocopies of a recipe for Grandma Salve undated 4 One photocopy of a diagram of the Thomas Jefferson Price Farm Mr Price was Bonnie Cole s great grandfather and the diagram was drawn from her recollections of growing up there ca 1980 Accession Number AM12 05 Given By Robert Hodges Date of Receipt February 1 2012 Extent 7 items Inclusive Dates circa 1970 s undated Form of Material Letters Minutes etc This collection contains materials gathered and written by Bonnie Lou Cole concerning the history of Bogue Chitto Mississippi Accession Number AM12 08 Given By Robert Hodges Date of Receipt February 14 2012 Extent 25 cu ft Inclusive Dates circa 1970 s 2010 Form of Material Letters Minutes etc This donation includes The program from Bonnie Lou Cole s funeral service A genealogical book titled A Family

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  • Cox (Wayne & Minnie) African American History Collection, 2001
    his wife Minnie M Geddings Cox Wayne Cox was an educator and businessman in Indianola Mississippi In 1904 he and his wife founded the Delta Penny Savings Bank in Indianola which is believed to be the first African American bank in Mississippi The Coxes also participated in organizing the Mississippi Beneficial Insurance Company in 1909 Minnie Cox was appointed postmistress of Indianola in 1891 by President Benjamin Harrison the first

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  • Carroll (Eleanor) Valentine Scrapbook, ca. 1911-1919
    Carroll at the same address as Mrs Alma S Carroll widow of Andrew J Carroll Eleanor s occupation at that time was associate editor of Who s Who in American Education Sources Contents of the collection Polk s Hattiesburg City Directory 1953 pg 46 Scope and Content This collection is comprised of beautifully designed and illustrated greeting cards predominantly valentines Within the collection are traditional cards pop up cards postcards and paper dolls all decorated with a colorful array of flowers animals and figures Most of the cards within the collection are unsigned Of the messages that are included however most are short and sweet There are conveyances of personal feelings as well such as a poem written on the inside of one of the valentines Of the many postcards in the collection the earlier items are overwhelmingly addressed to Miss Minnie Louise Mehlin of Maywood New Jersey Postmarks indicate that these cards were sent between 1911 1914 and were sent from New Jersey New York Connecticut Mississippi and Alabama The relationship between Minnie L Mehlin and Eleanor Carroll is unknown Other cards are signed to Eleanor Carroll and one postcard is addressed to Mrs Andrew Carroll of Hattiesburg Mississippi The scrapbook in its original condition was predictably suffering from severe deterioration Though the cover was lovely the brittle brown pages were barely capable of maintaining the contents Indeed many of the components were loosened from the pages and were in danger of being lost Many of the cards and paper dolls had to be repaired The contents were then removed from the original pages and the scrapbook was reconstituted with new acid free cardboard pages to secure the delicate antique cards The pages were then encased in polypropylene envelopes and placed into acid free folders as was the original

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  • Byrd (Jesse M.) Collection, 1947, 1951
    for Greene County Byrd served as state representative from Greene County from 1937 to 1940 and as state senator from 1941 to c 1947 Byrd made two unsuccessful bids for the governorship in 1947 and 1951 Both campaigns were based on support for local option control of alcohol and on taxes to compel oil companies to refine crude oil drilled in Mississippi inside the state Byrd planned to use revenue derived from alcohol and oil to fund various improvements in the state such as higher teacher salaries and improved roads From 1951 to 1955 he served as the 16th District Chancery Judge Scope and Content The collection consists of five folders of materials pertaining to the 1947 and 1951 gubernatorial campaigns of Jesse M Byrd The contents are as follows Folder 1 Campaign Platforms This folder contains a copy of Byrd s 1947 platform and a note indicating that the platform was well received by Dr William D McCain who at the time was Director of the Mississippi DepartmenArchives and History The folder also contains an undated campaign advertisement Folder 2 Campaign materials Folder 2 contains two undated fliers announcing political rallies three copies of a 1951 campaign advertisement a poem written for the 1951 campaign a copy of The Restaurant Review of June 1951 containing a Byrd advertisement two undated campaign pamphlets one undated campaign handbill and three undated campaign posters Folder 3 Speech of Judge Zelma Price This folder contains a speech by Judge Zelma Price of Greenville Mississippi in favor of local option control of alcohol It was used by Byrd in the 1951 campaign Folder 4 Campaign Poem Folder 4 contains the original text and a handwritten copy of a poem written by Mrs Otis E Hart Sr of Hattiesburg on August 8 1951 Folder 5

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  • Chambers (Henry Tim) Collection, 1930-1987
    inclusive dates are from around 1930 1987 but the bulk of materials date from 1980 1987 The collection is arranged in four series Series I Publications Series II Correspondence Series III Systems Series IV Miscellaneous Subjects Series I consists of publications in which Henry Tim Chambers had a hand These include poetry anthologies and books co written with Mr Jim Bateman Series II deals with correspondence Correspondence to Mr Bateman publishers magazine editors and newspapers is included in this series Series III is composed of systems that Henry Tim Chambers created These systems deal with an idea Chambers had to abbreviate numerical values using smaller words from the Cherokee language and other dialects The name of the system changed periodically as did some of the main points of each system Series IV is comprised of miscellaneous subject files pertaining to Henry Tim Chambers including affirmations biographical information newspaper clippings reviews poems and short story excerpts Topics Covered Henry Tim Chambers James Jim Bateman Mississippi Poets Cherokee Numerical Systems Poetry Administrative Information Immediate Source of Acquisition Donated to McCain Library and Archives University of Southern Mississippi by Mr James Bateman and Mrs Henry Tim Chambers in1988 Restrictions Governing Access No restrictions Open for research Restrictions Governing 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 and Archives The University of Southern Mississippi Language of Materials English Processing information Processed by Jessica Clark Related Material AM 01 72 Bateman James A Papers Other Finding Aids Container List M433 Container List Box Folder 1 1 Publications Published Articles in Bristow OK Daily Record 1935 1939 2 Publications Selected Poems from 1930 to 1952 Marked Copy 3 Publications Selected Poems Through 1953

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  • Blank (Donald) Documentary Film Collection, ca. 1964, 1999-2002, 2009
    States Code Form of Material 1 Part II of a video taped interview with Nathan and Julia Jones of Port Gibson Mississippi regarding their involvement in the NAACP after World War II 2 Video taped interviews with Rev Eddie Walls and Rev James Dorsey the first two presidents of the Claiborne County Mississippi chapter of the NAACP during the 1960s Accession Number AM02 27 Dates 2001 2002 Volume 1 video cassette Given By Donald Blank 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 One video cassette featuring the re edited final version of How to Become Sheriff When Born Poor Black in Segregated Mississippi The seventy two minute film was made by Donald Blank and features profiles of Sheriff Frank Davis Claiborne County MS and Sheriff Fred Johnson Pike County MS Sequences filmed in churches include gospel music Accession Number AM08 23 Dates 1999 2002 Volume 1 5 cubic feet Given By Donald Blank 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 Original tapes containing raw footage used in production of Donald Blank s documentary films Standing Tall and How to Become Sheriff When Born Poor Black in Segregated Mississippi The footage is related to Port Gibson civil rights history interviews with Mississippi black sheriffs in 2000 and a Martin Luther King Day celebration with the Alcorn State Choir This accession contains 32 VHS tapes 555 Sony DV Cam tapes 28 Fujifilm Hi 8 tapes and 1 Betacam DUB of Message to Mississippi Accession Number AM09 13 Given By Donald Blank Date of Receipt August 18 2009 Extent 1 DVD Inclusive Dates 2009 Form of Material

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  • Cooper-Chapman-Thompson Letters, ca. 1783-1893
    Thompson Family The Thompson Family first appears in Cumberland County North Carolina in the late eighteenth century in the person of Dougald Thompson Dougald Thompson was born prior to 1754 and died in about 1783 in North Carolina He and his wife Margaret were the the parents of four sons Duncan Archibald Dugald and Malcolm Duncan and Archibald moved to Georgia in the early 1800s and by appoximately 1820 both had relocated to Mississippi residing in Covington Newton and Jasper Counties Not much is known about Archibald Thompson except that he died in Covington County in about 1821 Duncan Thompson was married to Margaret Armstrong and they were the parents of five children George A Katherine Neil Duncan Jr and David B all of whom remained in Mississippi Neil Thompson and his wife Charity had nine children one of whom was Janie Thompson Chapman who is mentioned in the Chapman Family sketch above Therefore the Thompson and Chapman Families were linked through marriage Neil Thompson died in approximately 1861 He is said to have accidentally shot himself while climbing a fence After Neil s death Charity married Elijah Elias Haralson Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence between members of the Cooper Chapman and Thompson families of Newton County Mississippi written between 1862 and 1893 a deed for a parcel of land sold by David B Thompson and his wife Dicy to Edward E Chapman a history of the family of Dougald and Margaret Thompson and three reproductions of tintypes featuring members of the Thompson Family The nine items of correspondence in the collection include two photocopies of letters written by William Gill Cooper to his father while William served with the 37th Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War The letters are difficult to read due to the poor quality of the photocopies However typescripts of both letters are available for the researcher s convenience Dated April 15 and October 12 1862 the letters include details concerning family members the welfare of friends those wounded and killed and information on skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces in the area of North Mississippi Cooper also complains about the weather and calls on his family to send more clothing whenever possible The letter dated October 12 is the last known correspondence between William G Cooper and his family before the Battle of Corinth during which Cooper disappeared while carrying the regimental colors toward a Union fortification Listed in the casualty returns of the Battle of Corinth as Lost the actual fate of William G Cooper is still unknown The letter dated April 15 1862 is the only one signed by Cooper Of the remaining seven letters three were written in 1893 by Judge Hamilton Cooper of Decatur Newton County Mississippi to his son Reverend Hamilton Bond Cooper of Caddo Mills Hunt County Texas The letters dated July 21 September 3 and October 27 are photocopied typescripts of the originals Judge Cooper s letters to his son contain colorful details concerning the

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  • Blind Roosevelt Graves and Brother, 1929-1936, 1995
    several blues records as the Mississippi Jook Band in 1936 Their Barbecue Bust and Dangerous Woman featured fully formed rock roll guitar riffs and a stomping rock roll beat Roosevelt Graves was born in Rose Hill near Meridian After World War II Graves moved to Gulfport where he is said to have died in 1960 Piano player Cooney Vaughn performed weekly on radio station WCOC in Meridian prior to World War II In 1936 Paramount Records talent scout and Jackson furniture store owner H C Speir located the Graves Brothers whom he had recorded in Indiana in 1929 performing in a church in McComb and arranged for them to do a second recording session in Hattiesburg To play piano in the Hattiesburg session Speir chose Cooney Vaughn described by Ed Komara archivist in the Blues Archives at the University of Mississippi as an influential live performer in Hattiesburg where musicians from the Delta and New Orleans on their way by train to a gig would stop over in The Hub City to hear Vaughn play The combination of Vaughn s uninhibited piano style with the religious feeling and musical versatility of the Graves Brothers resulted in a the beginnings of a new type of music rock and roll The USM Archives has recently acquired a re release on cd of the complete recorded works of Blind Roosevelt Graves including Barbecue Bust Dangerous Woman and 19 others The cd was produced by Document Records an Austrian company engaged in documenting the history of American blues gospel bluegrass and ragtime music The Document cd includes songs from both of the Graves Brothers 1929 and 1936 recording sessions and enables the listener to experience again the music of a black country band in the jook joints of Mississippi during the twenties and thirties

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