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  • Davies (Jon G.) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964
    his parents immigrated to Kenya Jon spent most of his adolescence in Mombassa Kenya Africa which he listed as his home address when at the age of 25 he applied for the Mississippi Summer Project on June 15 1964 He served as a volunteer with the project in Holly Springs Mississippi until July 27 1964 Jon received his BA in Sociology at Exeter College in Oxford England his MA from Brandeis University in Waltham Massachusetts and his PhD from The University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom His major fields of study were history and sociology While in college he was a member of the Socialist Club and the Sociology Association He was in the army in 1958 for six months stationed in Kenya and also worked in a British mental hospital briefly in 1961 As of 2001 Dr Davies was a senior lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Newcastle His research interests were Capitalism and religion the family theology and sociology of death and the remembrance of death and contemporary moral issues He has published many books and articles Among them are Death Burial and Rebirth in the Religions of Antiquity 1999

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  • Davis (Captain William Van) Diary, 1864-1865, 1909
    26 1865 the Dixie Heroes surrendered to Union forces at Greensboro South Carolina Union troops captured Captain Davis at the Battle of Franklin Tennessee on November 30 1864 He was held in a number of temporary prison camps until the Confederate surrender in April of 1865 After the war Davis returned to Kosciusko Mississippi and married Susanna Morrison Porter in 1866 who bore him ten children He died on March 30 1884 and is buried in Kosciusko Mississippi Scope and Content This collection consists of a typescript of a diary one piece of correspondence a marriage certificate and a page of handwritten notes all relating to the military career and personal life of Captain William Van Davis who served in the 30th Mississippi Regimental Infantry during the Civil War The first item is a photocopy of a twenty three page diary kept by Captain Davis between July 28 1864 and May 15 1865 In the diary Davis discusses his day to day life in the western theater of the Civil War focusing mostly on troop movements the weather quality and quantity of his meals his daily Bible readings and the changing medical condition of his broken foot In addition he elaborates on his capture at the Battle of Franklin Tennessee in November 1864 and the treatment he receives while a prisoner of war in a number of different Union hospitals Davis describes the hospitals as being lice infested and containing an abundance of rats He concludes the diary with his arrival at Atlanta Georgia and describes the destruction left behind by General William T Sherman s Union troops One error exists in the editor s notes preceding the memoir Davis was a member of the 30th Regiment and not the 13th Regiment The second item is a photocopy of a

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  • Davis (Charles) Papers, ca. 1862-2012
    Folder 20 Medicaid Related Materials 1987 1988 Folder 21 Medicaid Related Materials 1990 undated Folder 22 Medicaid Related Materials 1990 1995 Folder 23 Welfare Related Materials 1994 undated Box 3 Folder 1 Southeast Mississippi Community Action Agency ca 1980 1985 Folder 2 Mississippi Alliance of State Employees 1991 1997 Folder 3 Mississippi Alliance of State Employees 2004 Folder 4 Mississippi Minority and Women Business Enterprises March 1987 Folder 5 Mississippi Veterans Affairs Commission Veterans Service Officer List May 1996 Folder 6 Collective Bargaining Calendar For the Southeast 1973 Folder 7 Miscellaneous Materials 1990 1995 undated Folder 8 Newspaper Clippings 1991 1995 undated Folder 9 Political Activism Materials 1994 undated Folder 10 Project LEAP undated 1994 1995 Folder 11 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP Materials undated Folder 12 NAACP Materials 1979 1992 Folder 13 NAACP Materials 1993 1995 Folder 14 NAACP Materials 1996 2000 Folder 15 Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet of the NAACP Forrest County Branch May 6 1978 Folder 16 Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet of the NAACP Forrest County Branch May 21 1980 Folder 17 Annual Freedom Fund and Awards Banquet of the NAACP Forrest County Branch April 30 1982 Folder 18 80 Years Later The Struggle Continues April 28 1989 Folder 19 Forrest County Branch of the NAACP April 18 1998 Folder 20 Forrest County Branch of the N A A C P April 24 1999 Box 4 Folder 1 89th NAACP Annual Convention Atlanta Georgia July 11 16 1998 Folder 2 36th Annual Convention Mississippi State Conference NAACP Hattiesburg Mississippi November 5 7 1981 Folder 3 53rd Annual Convention Mississippi State Conference NAACP Tupelo Mississippi November 5 7 1998 Folder 4 54th Annual Convention Mississippi State Conference NAACP Hattiesburg Mississippi November 11 13 1999 Folder 5 Voter Empowerment Training Participant s Manual 2000 Folder 6 Count Me In NAACP Voter Empowerment Manual undated Folder 7 Political Materials 1981 1999 Folder 8 Jesse Jackson Presidential Campaign 1984 1988 Folder 9 Bill Bradley Presidential Campaign 2000 Folder 10 Office of the Mississippi Secretary of State 1996 2000 undated Folder 11 The Voting Rights Act of 1995 As Amended 1965 Box 5 Folder 1 Census Report Southern United States 1983 1984 Folder 2 Forrest County Mississippi Voting Precinct Caucuses ca 1984 Folder 3 Forrest County Redistricting and New Registration 1972 1973 Folder 4 Forrest County Voter Re Registration 1985 Folder 5 Oktibbeha County Mississippi Voter Re Registration 1985 Folder 6 Forrest County Precinct Listing undated 1994 1995 Folder 7 Washington County Voter Re Registration 1985 undated Folder 8 Bill to Amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act 1991 Folder 9 Election Results Marion County Mississippi 1988 1992 Folder 10 Various Election Results in Mississippi 1988 1996 Folder 11 Mississippi Legislature General Materials 1988 1991 Folder 12 Mississippi Legislature General Materials 1994 2000 Box 6 Folder 1 Congressional Black Caucus Press Release January 19 1978 Folder 2 Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Book I 4th Annual Legislative Retreat August 29 1998 Folder 3 Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Book II 4th Annual Legislative Retreat August 29 1998 Folder 4 Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Book IV 4th Annual Legislative Retreat August 29 1998 Folder 5 Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Part 1 5th Annual Legislative Retreat October 30 1999 Folder 6 Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus Part 2 5th Annual Legislative Retreat October 30 1999 Folder 7 Democratic Party of Mississippi 1974 1988 undated Folder 8 Democratic Party of Mississippi 1989 2000 Folder 9 Democratic Party of Mississippi 1989 2000 Folder 10 Democratic Party of Mississippi 2003 2004 Box 7 Folder 1 African American History General 1976 1995 undated Folder 2 Videos Black Civil War History January 30 1994 Mississippi Window Interview Charles Davis January 21 1997 Folder 3 African American Participation in Civil War Battles undated Folder 4 A Pilot Teaching Project on The Farish Street Historic District 1975 Folder 5 Vernon Dahmer 1991 1995 undated Folder 6 Profile of Mississippians By Race 1984 Folder 7 Eureka Royal Rowan School Reunion EURO 1978 undated Folder 8 Eureka Royal Rowan School Reunion EURO 1996 1999 Folder 9 St Paul United Methodist Church 1984 1997 Folder 10 Mrs Regina King December 4 1999 Box 8 Folder 1 Palomares Report part 1 p 1 114 January 17 April 7 1966 Folder 2 Palomares Report part 2 p 115 239 January 17 April 7 1966 Folder 3 Palomares Report part 3 p 240 371 January 17 April 7 1966 Folder 4 Palomares Report part 4 p 372 512 January 17 April 7 1966 Folder 5 Palomares Report part 5 p 513 566 January 17 April 7 1966 Folder 6 United States Air Force USAF Reports and Records of the Palomares Incident January 17 April 7 1966 Folder 7 Charles Davis USAF Honorable Discharge September 15 1969 Folder 8 Charles Davis Veterans Administration Claims Record 2000 Oversize Materials Oversize Folder 1 Item 1 Lackland Airforce Base Commemorative Pillow Cover Oversize Folder 2 Item 1 Charles Davis Certificate from the Life Underwriter Training Council July 1 1979 Item 2 Poster Elect Charles L Davis House of Representatives 103 2 copies undated Item 3 Poster Vote for Troy Brown U S Senator Democrat undated Item 4 Oakes House drawing undated Item 5 Voter Registration Summary Report by Precinct for Holmes County Mississippi March 13 1997 Item 6 Voter Registration Information for Wards 2 4 5 of Hattiesburg Mississippi 1997 Item 7 Banner News April 23 29 1993 September 15 2000 Item 8 Congressional Redistricting 1991 Item 9 Materials Regarding African American Confederate Soldiers undated Item 10 60 Second NAACP Sign Up poster undated Item 11 Clarke County Mississippi Map undated Item 12 October 1 1990 Census Data Map of Mississippi Counties with more than a 50 Black Voting Age Population October 1 1990 Accession Number AM05 12 Dates ca 1955 1965 1984 Provenance Mr Charles Davis Volume 2 items 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 1 One

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  • M377 Photograph Log
    and Friend at Grandfather s House 3 X 2 b w ca 1947 Charles Davis with an unidentified friend at his grandfather s Hattiesburg home The home one of the few African American owned homes in Hattiesburg in 1918 was built by a Boyd relative for 200 with lumber from the Newman Lumber Company Box 1 Folder 9 M377 13 Young Charles Davis with Friends 3 X 2 b w ca 1945 1947 Charles Davis the person in the wagon with three unidentified persons at his boyhood home 807 E 7th Street in Hattiesburg Box 1 Folder 9 M377 14 Young Charles Davis in Grandfather s Backyard 3 x 2 b w ca 1946 Charles Davis in the backyard of his grandfather s home on 7th Street in Hattiesburg before his family moved to Ohio Box 1 Folder 9 M377 15 Young Charles Davis and Mr and Mrs Raymond Revere 5 X 7 b w ca 1948 The picture shows Charles Davis with his stepfather Raymond Revere and his mother at their home in Ohio where Revere was stationed at Lockburn Air Force Base Box 1 Folder 9 M377 16 Young Charles Davis Aunt Bessie and Gloria 2 X 3 b w ca 1945 1946 Charles Davis with his aunt Bessie Boyd Dudley and his first cousin Gloria Boyd standing beside a car in the Harlem section of New York City Box 1 Folder 9 M377 17 Young Charles Davis 5 X 3 b w ca 1946 Charles Davis standing in a wooded area Box 1 Folder 9 M377 18 Young Charles Davis and Friend 4 X 3 b w ca 1947 Charles Davis on the left and an unidentified friend Box 1 Folder 9 M377 19 Young Charles Davis Birthday Party 8 X 10 b w ca 1948 Charles Davis birthday party at the home of his mother and stepfather in Ohio Box 1 Folder 9 M265 20 Young Charles Davis Birthday Party 8 X 10 b w ca 1948 Charles Davis surrounded by guests at his birthday party in the Ohio home of his mother and stepfather Box 1 Folder 9 M377 21 A Bow Tied Charles Davis 3 X 2 b w ca 1948 Charles Davis as a young child dressed up and wearing a bowtie Box 1 Folder 9 M377 22 Young Charles Davis Birthday Party 8 X 10 b w ca 1952 1954 Charles Davis the eighth child from the left in the second row from the top at his community birthday party a party of Hattiesburg children from Mobile Street E Woods Street the Park and Graveline Box 1 Folder 10 M377 23 Young Charles Davis and Trixie 3 X 2 b w ca 1953 1954 Charles Davis with his dog Trixie who disliked cats Box 1 Folder 10 M377 24 Charles Davis at Eureka Elementary School 4 X 3 b w ca 1953 1954 Charles Davis School Days picture taken at Hattiesburg s Eureka Elementary School Box 1 Folder 10 M377 25 Charles

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  • Davis (Martha) Freedom Summer Collection, 1964, 2003
    to decide what they could do to contribute to the Civil Rights Movement in the South African Americans and any white individuals helping the Civil Rights Movement were subject to severe discrimination This discrimination was often in the form of intimidation threats violence refusal of medical care or sometimes even death The health professionals decided to form a volunteer organization to offer medical assistance to African Americans in the South and Civil Rights workers and activists who were injured in demonstrations and marches In June of 1964 the Medical Committee for Human Rights was officially established in New York MCHR organized teams of medical professionals to travel to Mississippi and provide first aid to African Americans and Civil Rights workers The volunteers of MCHR were limited by law from practicing medicine out of state however they could offer emergency first aid anywhere and at anytime The volunteer health professionals also took this time in Mississippi to visit local African American communities and local healthcare providers to recommend methods to initiate structural change of the health care system and impel Mississippi to provide better health care services to African Americans The volunteers of the Medical Committee for Human Rights played a critical role in the Civil Rights Movement and in particular during Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 These MCHR volunteers like all Civil Rights volunteers put themselves at risk to fight for freedom and equality Sources Contents of Collection Health Care is a Human Right A Collection of Biographies of the Medical Committee for Human Rights MCHR 1964 1997 New York MCHR Book Committee 1998 call number E185 93 M6 H43 1998 McCain Library Scope and Content This collection was donated by Dr Martha Davis in 2003 It contains information pertaining to the founding of the Medical Committee for Human Rights their involvement in Civil Rights activities in Mississippi and the personal experiences of Martha Davis Hy Gold and Tom Levin The collection consists of four folders Folder 1 Freedom Summer Memoir by Martha Davis 2003 Folder 2 Interview Dr Hy Gold May 30 2003 Folder 3 Interview Dr Tom Levin May 29 2003 Folder 4 Photographs 1964 Folder 1 contains a three page memoir recounting Dr Davis involvement with the MCHR and her participation in Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 In May of 2003 Dr Davis conducted two oral interviews that enhance this collection University of Southern Mississippi graduate student Nadine Phillips transcribed both interviews and the typed transcripts are included with the original audiocassettes Folder 2 holds Davis interview with Dr Hy Gold who served as president of MCHR Davis interview with Dr Tom Levin founder of the Medical Committee for Human Rights MCHR and the Child Development Group of Mississippi CDGM is in Folder 3 The collection also includes two photographs taken during Dr Davis volunteer work in Mississippi which are located in Folder 4 During the oral interview with Dr Levin he gave Dr Davis a sheet from a memo pad with the CDGM logo which he

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  • Davis (Jefferson) Letters, 1853, 1880
    of General Zachary Taylor In opposition to General Taylor s wishes the young couple married and Jefferson resigned from the army Sarah Taylor Davis died three months after their marriage and for more than six years Jefferson withdrew from public life He re entered politics in the mid 1840 s campaigning first for democratic representative from Warren County and serving later as a member of the Democratic State Convention Davis was elected to Congress in 1845 and served until he received a commission from Mississippi s governor to command the Mississippi Rifles during the Mexican War He served Mississippi in the United States Senate from 1847 1851 and 1857 1861 he also served as Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce After the Civil War Davis retired to his home Beauvoir in Biloxi Mississippi where he wrote The Rise and Fall of the Confederate States of America He died in New Orleans on December 6 1889 Colonel Henry K Craig 1791 1869 served as Chief of Ordinance in Washington D C 1851 1861 Scope and Content This collection consists of two letters The first one dated September 23 1853 is from Colonel H K Craig Chief of Ordnance to Jefferson

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  • Davis (Reuben) Speech, 1859
    Later he served as a Democrat in the Mississippi House of Representatives 1855 1858 and in the U S House of Representatives 1858 1861 Davis opponents labeled him a fire eater because he regarded the Civil War as inevitable Davis served briefly in the Confederate Army rising from the rank of Brigadier General to Major General before he was elected to the Confederate Congress He served in that capacity until 1864 when he resigned due to problems with President Jefferson Davis no relation In 1863 he ran for governor of the state suffering defeat possibly because of his criticism of the Confederate war policy In 1878 he ran for Congress on the Greenback ticket following his defeat he devoted his time to the practice of criminal law becoming one of the most successful lawyers in this field He wrote Recollections of Mississippi and Mississippians which was published in 1889 one year before his death Scope and Content This collection consists of a printed document entitled Speech of Hon Reuben Davis of Mississippi on the Bill Making Appropriations for the Army which was delivered in the House of Representatives February 17 1859 Reuben Davis partisan speech defends the Democratic party s spending record Some representatives believed that the budget for the forthcoming year should not be increased Davis reminds then that since 1852 eight additional states and territories had been added to the Union Naturally this would call for an increase in the budget He also reminded them that the admissions are not chargable to the President or his Cabinet but that these admissions were brought about by Congress not the Democratic or Republican Parties separately but together as a Congress The major part of his speech concerns quibbling over money and the charges and countercharges made by the two parties

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  • Dawes (Rufus R.) Letters, 1893
    and suffered a greater proportional loss than any other brigade In March 1863 Dawes received a further promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel At Gettysburg five months later Major General John Alan Blair of Tupelo Mississippi surrendered the 230 men of the 2nd Mississippi Regiment to Dawes In July 1864 Dawes was offered the full rank of Colonel but could not accept because horrendous casualty figures required him to stay with his regiment Dawes was mustered out of the army on August 10 1864 following encounters at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor He returned home to Marietta Ohio and settled there with his new wife M B Gates Dawes whom he married on January 18 1864 Little information is available concerning the postwar career of Rufus Dawes but on March 13 1865 he was awarded the rank of Brevet Brigadier General Also in 1890 he published an account of his Civil War career entitled Service with the 6th Wisconsin Volunteers While researching for the book Dawes corresponded with Major General John Blair of Tupelo Mississippi and the two became good friends Rufus Dawes died in 1899 Scope and Content This collection consists of three letters addressed to Rufus R Dawes and one newspaper clipping The four items are dated between July and October 1893 The first item is a photocopy of a newspaper clipping containing a letter from Dawes that appeared in the Southern Sentinel of Ripley Mississippi on July 27 1893 In the letter Dawes asks for information from the surviving members of the Second Mississippi Regiment who surrendered to Dawes on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg In particular Dawes wishes to know what became of the regimental color bearer whom Dawes found wounded on the field that day Also included are minor details on the

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