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  • Armistead (John G.) Collection, 1994-2000
    recent novel Cruel as the Grave the identity of the murderer changed This change is documented in the several drafts of the manuscript included in the USM gift Armistead is a graduate of Mississippi College and The University of Mississippi He is a Baptist minister and Religion Editor of the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal of Tupelo where he lives with his wife and two sons His hobby is tinkering with his Harley Davidson Sportster He is in Hattiesburg today to read from his books and to sign autographs at Ye Olde Book Shoppe On his way to the bookstore he stopped at the USM Archives to deliver his manuscripts and papers The USM Archivist Dr Bobs Tusa noted that a copy of Armistead s first novel Legacy of Vengeance which is no longer in print was provided by Dr Walter Wicker co owner of Ye Olde Book Shoppe so that the Armistead collection would be complete Armistead is currently at work on his next novel tentatively titled Babylon s Reward and scheduled for publication next summer Accession Number AM 96 41 Inclusive Dates 1994 1996 Volume 1 cu ft Given By Donated by Dr John G Armistead 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 Manuscripts and related papers of John G Armistead s first three novels Legacy of Vengeance 1994 A Homecoming for Murder 1995 and Cruel as the Grave 1996 Accession Number AM 96 43 Inclusive Dates 1994 1996 Volume 10 cu ft Given By Donated by Dr John G Armistead 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 Additional papers related to Legacy

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  • Assaf (Woodrow "Woodie") Papers, 1931-1999
    War II he was employed by a station in Vicksburg From there he went to radio station WJDX in Jackson In 1953 he began his career in television at WLBT TV Jackson During his career he has served as announcer disc jockey sportscaster and weatherman and is best known as WLBT s weatherman Throughout his life Mr Assaf has been deeply involved in community activities and charitable organizations such as the Easter Seal Society He has also been in great demand as a speaker and master of ceremonies for various events A list of materials in this accession is attached hereto AM05 28 Assaf Woodrow Woodie Papers Container List Box 1 Artifact Paperweight presented to Mrs Woodrow Assaf by the American Cancer Society undated Charitable Organizations 1982 1995 Cook Books 3 folders Correspondence 1958 1979 undated Fedders Show Scripts Music Etc undated Lamar Life Broadcasting Company Calendar for 1965 McComb High School Commencement Program 1953 Memorabilia ca 1952 1998 News Clippings 1952 1979 News Clippings 1985 1999 News Clipping undated Newsletters 1955 1998 Pamphlets 1959 1964 Photograph Unidentified Young Woman Photograph Unidentified Young Woman Photographs Miscellaneous 5 folders Box 2 Photographs 1981 Telethon Hosted by Pat Boone Press Releases Football undated Script File undated Tom Lester Day 1971 USM News Releases 1963 or 1965 Tributes to Woodie Assaf 1969 1996 Video Cassette What s Woodie Say undated Oversize Materials in Mapcase News Clippings 1955 1995 undated News Letter ALSAC News Dec 10 1959 Mar Aug 1961 Certificate Issued to Ruby Edna Nickey Mrs Woodie Assaf April 3 1931 Certificate Issued to Ruby Edna Nickey September 24 1933 Cut out Photograph of Woodie Assaf Mounted on Cardboard ca 1970s Broadside Kim King Benefit Show January 30 1976 Certificate Issued to Woody Assaf by the Mayor of McComb April 5 1974 Broadside

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  • Austin (O.V.) Papers, 1921-1938 (M309)
    Physical Science and Mathematics Division and remained so until his retirement due to ill health in 1955 Austin was also president of the Mississippi Academy of Science O V Austin wed Ruth Sharbrough in 1922 who gave birth to two children O V Austin Jr who died at age two in 1925 and Ruthlyn Austin Austin s wife died in 1943 and he remained a widower until his own death on May 22 1960 Mr Austin his wife and son are interred in Ellisville Cemetery Ellisville Mississippi Scope and Content This collection contains three folders of materials relating to the personal and professional activities of Oliver V Austin Folder one consists of personal and professional correspondence written primarily between 1921 and 1923 and is arranged chronologically The personal correspondence in folder one includes a short note from O V Austin to his future wife then Ruth Sharbrough letters concerning the health of his wife Ruth and their newborn son O V Austin Jr A letter to Ruth Austin from her aunt at Battle Creek Sanitarium offers advice concerning the nursing of the infant and urges Ruth to get medical attention if the current situation does not improve The final personal correspondence is written on Wiggins Methodist Episcopal Church stationary In the letter Pastor M B Sharbrough writes Mr Austin concerning the medical condition of his wife Ruth who is at this point improving under the pastor s care possibly a relative There is also mention of the baby s nutrition as affected by his mother s illness The three typed professional correspondences in folder one document the process of scheduling athletic events one aspect of O V Austin s activities as Director of Athletics Research indicates that scheduling was a rather difficult task and the Mississippi Normal College often had

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  • Austin (O.V.) Papers Photo Log
    the stern of the USS Constitution docked at the Boston Navy Yard after restoration was competed in 1931 Several Sailors can be seen Picture taken before 1934 M309 6 Below Deck of USS Constitution 3 x 5 Albumen 1931 This photo was taken below deck of the USS Constitution around 1934 The area photographed appears to be an antechamber Flintlock Musket 1812 1860 and swords are on display outside of a room containing furniture and a lantern M309 7 On Deck of USS Constitution 3 x 5 Albumen 1931 A family is observing the newly restored USS Constitution A little boy is climbing a ladder that leads below deck M309 8 Cannons of the USS Constitution 3 x 5 Albumen 1931 This side view of the USS Constitution reveals 7 cannons Two dingys are showing Also there appears to be a man or a statue of a man directly underneath the side dingy M309 9 Bow of the USS Constitution 3 x 5 Albumen 1931 This photograph of the right hand side of the bow of the USS Constitution reveals 6 cannons M309 10 Stern of the USS Constitution 3 x 5 Albumen 1931 This photograph of the stern of the USS Constitution reveals two dingys the masts all of the cannons and people walking aboard the plank to tour the newly restored ship OLD IRONSIDES M309 11 Tourist on Deck of the USS Constitution 3 x 5 Albumen 1931 A man is observing a nautical instrument on deck of the newly restored USS Constitution completed in 1931 M309 12 Donor Commemoration USS Constitution 3 x 5 Albumen 1931 This photo was taken below the deck of the USS Constitution A K A OLD IRONSIDES Swords Flint lock muskets containers drum are displayed A framed commemoration listing the donors of

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  • Autry (Ewart A.) Typescript, 1964
    outdoor life and conservation Autry believed that the public was not basically a generation of smut consumers and that clean fiction would be read especially in the outdoor field Ewart Autry died at the age of 81 on September 16 1981 and is interred at the Pine Grove Baptist Church He was survived by his wife Lola Mae Linberry Autry of Memphis his daughter Martha Lynn Crawford of Blue Mountain and his sons Lanny Autry of New Albany Mississippi James Autry of Des Moines and Ronald Autry of Atlanta Scope and Content This collection consists of three original typed manuscripts of parable like tales written by Rev Ewart A Autry which appeared in Christian Herald Readers Digest and Better Homes and Gardens Although it is unclear when these stories were written as they may have originally been sermons they were all published in 1964 These stories were written in an effort to produce clean literature for the reading public and reflect Autry s interest in young people nature conservation and traditional American social and familial values The three documents comprising this collection are separated into four folders The first two folders contain the short stories The Crossing and Park Your Sinuses while the third and fourth folders hold the typescript of the book Ghost Hound of Thunder Valley Folder 1 contains two versions of The Crossing which appeared in Better Homes and Gardens The original version is typed on the back of the weekly church bulletin Table Around the World The rewritten version is more standard in format and both versions are consistent in plot This five page first person narrative centers around a bonding experience between a man and his youngest son as they venture towards the roaring river and across rocks in order to fish and enjoy the sunset Themes of strength pride love and courageous living pervade this story as the father Jeff crosses a log which is representative of overcoming the loss of his first son Randy The youngest son Dan is initiated into his father s world as he learns about manhood love kinship a respect for nature and the conquering of fears The woman s voice as heard by the narrator is that of a strong wise yet soft spoken wife Folder 2 contains an original typescript which was initially titled Off with the Shrouds then later changed for publication to Park Your Sinuses published in Christian Herald and Readers Digest This anecdotal first person narrative emphasizes the power of positive thinking and selfless behavior as it tells of a reverend and his wife who have resolved to cease complaining about their sufferings in their competitive battles with each other for sympathy It is the pastor s wife who subtly diffuses the tense situation by shifting the emphasis away from her husband s frustrat ion at not being the center of attention of the universe and towards their combined responsibility to create the right atmosphere for the children Their united effort exchanges self pity

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  • Bailey (Nelson H.) Letters, 1862
    born at Gustavus Ohio in 1843 and worked as a farmer before the Civil War At the age of 18 he mustered into Company C of the 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army as a corporal on August 26 1861 at West Andover Ohio On March 1 1862 he was promoted to the rank of sergeant However on June 9 1862 he was taken prisoner during action at Port Republic Va He was released at Richmond on September 7 1862 and rejoined his company for duty on January 4 1863 During July and August of that year he was detached from his company on special duty recruiting in Ohio On December 15 1863 Bailey reenlisted in the Army with veteran status and during the final months of the conflict he was promoted to the rank of first sergeant Bailey was furloughed on June 30 1865 Scope and Content These five letters from Nelson H Bailey at Woodstock Virginia and Fort Delaware Delaware to his sister Miss H A Bailey contain general information about Bailey s experiences in the Union Army In the letters Bailey recounts his regiment s long marches and attacks on the Confederate lines He

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  • Balfour (Jeff) Collection, 1872-1873, 1930s-1970s, 1997
    and slides taken by Mr Jeff Balfour of people places and activities throughout the state of Mississippi ox teams mule teams hog killing syrup making Parchman Pententiary inmates workboats on the Mississippi River street scenes in Abbevile Bay Springs Enterprise Paulding Hattiesburg and Ramsey Springs Many of the images were taken on the Vick Anderson farm near Brooklyn Mr Balfour s handwritten memoirs entitled Reminiscences Lamar Miss in the 1930s and 1940s as I Knew It and This I Remember Tales and Memories of Old Lamar Four bus schedules from the 1970s Accession Number AM 96 48 Volume 1 item Given By Donated by Mr Jeff Balfour 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 Mr Jeff Balfour s handwritten history of Alcorn County Agricultural High School in Kossuth Mississippi which Mr Balfour attended from 1937 to 1939 It includes his description of the school and the town of Kossuth as he remembered them in 1996 Accession Number AM 96 61 Inclusive Dates early 20th century Volume 27 items Given By Donated by Mr Jeff Balfour 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 Twenty seven prints made from original photographs loaned by Mr Jeff Balfour The photographs depict sites in Benton County Mississippi in the early 20th century Many of the images are of family members Accession Number AM 97 10 Inclusive Dates early 20th century Volume 1950s Given By Donated by Mr Jeff Balfour 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 Photograph of a case of artifacts at the Old Spanish Fort Museum in Pascagoula Mississippi in the 1950s Accession Number AM 97 21 Inclusive Dates 1997 Volume 36 images Given By Donated by Mr Jeff Balfour 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 Photographs of old houses in Pearl River County Mississippi taken by Mr Balfour Accession Number AM 97 31 Inclusive Dates Volume 68 images Given By Donated by Mr Jeff Balfour 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 The accession includes Fifty four photographs of Balfour family members in Benton County Mississippi taken in the first half of the 20th century and made from negatives loaned by Mr Balfour Fourteen photographs of the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery the Holmes House in Hattiesburg Mississippi Charlais cattle in Lamar County Mississippi and the Southern Railroad train Several brochures of Mississippi tourist attractions Accession Number AM 97 49 Inclusive Dates 1930s 1940s Volume 18 images Given By Donated by Mr Jeff Balfour Copyright This collection may be protected from

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  • Barber (Frank D.) Collection, 1952-1962
    Code Form of Material At the time of the gift the Hon Frank D Barber was Secretary of the Mississippi Senate The collection includes Materials relating to conferring university status on Mississippi Southern College in 1962 at which time its name was changed to the University of Southern Mississippi Scrapbook of Barber s campaign for the State Senate 1959 Six volumes of the MSC humor magazine Southern Exposure from 1952

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