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  • Dukes (William F.) FBI Scrapbook, 1964-1967
    from the University of Mississippi In 1951 the Federal Bureau of Investigation accepted Mr Dukes into service He trained in Washington DC spent a short time in Milwaukee Wisconsin and then returned to Mississippi where he was stationed in charge of the Gulfport office While in Gulfport Mr Dukes worked to prevent organized crime from establishing a stronghold in the area and he also worked on several civil rights cases involving the Ku Klux Klan Three high profile cases on which he worked were the Mack Charles Parker civil rights murder case 1959 the Vernon Dahmer murder case 1966 code name DABURN and the murder of Michael Schwerner James Chaney and Andrew Goodman in Neshoba County Mississippi 1964 code name MIBURN Mr Dukes played a significant role in apprehending the alleged killers of Vernon Dahmer and his brother James K Dukes was a lawyer on the prosecuting team in the Dahmer case Mr Dukes retired from the FBI in 1966 and began practicing law in Gulfport Mississippi in 1968 William F Dukes died on December 11 2003 Sources Contents of Collection William F Dukes Oral History Interview vol 40 A copy is available in the McCain Library call number F341 5 M57 Dukes Dukes Keating and Faneca P A Retrieved on January 27 2005 from http www ddkf com home asp Scope and Content The collection consists of thirty one photocopied pages from a scrapbook documenting the career of William F Bill Dukes with the Federal Bureau of Investigation 1964 1967 undated Mr Dukes retained the original scrapbook The collection is organized into two folders Folder 1 contains 8 x 11 acid free photocopies of the scrapbook pages and Folder 2 contains 11 x 14 photocopies of the scrapbook pages The portion of the scrapbook in this collection highlights Mr

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  • Duncan (John) Letter, 1863
    b January 11 1839 d April 29 1863 and they had three children Walker Mary and Garnett All of the children as well as Lucy were deceased by the date of John Duncan s will A note written on a copy of the will states that the wife and children died during a yellow fever epidemic Other family members mentioned in the will were three sisters Mary D Stewart wife of Charles Stewart Jane A Duncan and Louisa Brodie wife of George Payne Quackenbos a deceased brother William and a niece Mary J McFarland Duncan and nephew L Alex Duncan An obituary for Duncan appeared in the Semi Weekly Clarion Jackson Mississippi on February 9 1872 It noted that Duncan s death left vacancies on the Board of Trustees for the State University and the University of the South A John and a Lucy Duncan are buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery in Jackson John s birth date is given as 1812 although that date does not agree with his age on the 1860 Hinds County census None of their children have marked graves in that cemetery or in Hinds County Mississippi Scope and Content A letter dated December 15

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  • East (P. D.) Collection, ca. 1957-1971
    Junior College for one semester in 1939 then moved to Hattiesburg where he secured employment in the baggage department of the Greyhound Bus Lines In 1942 he accepted a position as ticket clerk with the Southern Railway System also in Hattiesburg and in March of that year he married Katherine McNeese the first of four wives A son Byron was born of the union In December 1942 East entered the United States Army but was discharged a year later on the ground that he was temperamentally unsuited for the rigid discipline of the Army He returned to the Southern Railway System and in 1947 began studying journalism and writing at Mississippi Southern College now The University of Southern Mississippi In 1951 he resigned his position with the Southern Railroad and became the editor of two Hattiesburg labor union newspapers The Union Review and The Local Advocate East was divorced from his wife Katherine in February 1952 and married his second wife Billie Porter a week later A daughter Karen was born of that union In June 1961 East was divorced for the second time and on October 6 1961 he married his third wife Elizabeth fictitious name assigned to protect her privacy The marriage was troubled almost from the beginning and it too ended in divorce in 1963 Due to persistent threats and harassment relating to his civil rights activities and opinions East left Mississippi in 1963 and relocated in Fairhope Alabama On December 27 1965 he married Mary Cameron Cammie Plummer who was only half his age but shared his views on racial equality and his concern for the rights of all people For the remainder of his life East continued to monitor civil rights activities in Hattiesburg as well as the nation lending his voice and support where possible P D East died in Alabama of severe liver failure and other complications on December 31 1971 He was survived by his wife Cammie and his children Byron and Karen Scope and Content This collection consists of materials pertaining to P D East s career as editor and publisher of The Petal Paper and as a spokesman for equal rights for all citizens Folder 1 contains correspondence in which East discusses damage to his reputation and fear of reprisal in relation to his political views October 21 November 26 1962 Folder 2 holds a copy of an eighteen page address delivered by East at Vassar College in December 1962 Folder 3 contains a booklet of editorial reprints from The Petal Paper copyright 1957 Folder 4 is comprised of photocopies of The Petal Paper January 16 1958 July 1963 Folder 5 consists of original issues of The Petal Paper January 11 1962 July 1963 Folder 6 contains the September 7 1962 issue of The Texas Observer an independent liberal weekly newspaper which features an article about P D East titled Somber Satirist Mississippi s East Folder 7 holds a George Wallace for President license plate ca 1968 two Ku Klux

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  • East Sixth Street U. S. O. Club Souvenir Booklet, ca. 1945, 1955
    of Hattiesburg At that time the United States Military was racially segregated as were the Southern states known as The Deep South Among the services offered by the club were a library a writing room dark room equipment a tailoring service and access to religious literature The staff organized social events such as formal dances and provided a snack bar Other social events included weddings and the Eureka High School junior and senior proms In short the organization billed itself as The Soldiers Home Away From Home Among the club s community and patriotic services were Red Cross drives War Bond drives and the Annual Negro Health Week Program In recent years the building at 305 East Sixth Street has become the N R Burger Center and it houses the African American Military History Museum Sources Contents of the Collection Polk s Hattiesburg City Directory Richmond R L Polk Co 1944 Scope and Content Note This eighteen page document is a photocopy of the original souvenir booklet published by the East Sixth Street U S O Club in Hattiesburg Mississippi The booklet contains photographs of the club s officers committee members and volunteers as well as a variety of social functions Also pictured are several musical groups including the U S O Octet the U S O Chorus and Al Lundy and His Jive Bombers Organizations portrayed are the Girls Service Organization and the Army Wives Club In addition there are two photographs taken at the wedding of First Sergeant and Mrs William Brown The final item in the booklet is a program from the funeral service of Mrs Viola W Clark dated May 15 1955 Mrs Clark s connection with the East Sixth Street U S O is unclear Topics Covered Racial Segregation Recreation for service men and women

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  • Edge (John T.) Speech, "Mississippi Hot-Tamales: A Culinary Conundrum" 2000
    Material Text of a speech presented by Mr John T Edge at the Southern Cultural Heritage Complex Auditorium in Vicksburg Mississippi on August 17 2000 Mr Edge is Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi He is also the author of Southern Belly about restaurants and food culture across the South Book A copy of John T

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  • Education in Mississippi Collection, 1848-1944
    1887 1890 Central Mississippi Institute for Girls and Young Ladies French Camp Mississippi annual catalog 1889 1890 Mississippi Industrial Institute and College annual catalog 1897 1898 Mississippi School for the Blind biennial report 1927 1929 The Natchez Institute annual report 1848 Port Gibson Female College annual catalog 1889 1890 Spring Hill Male Female Institute Columbus Mississippi catalog 1868 1869 University of Mississippi bulletin 1925 Series II Laws School Laws of

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  • Edwards (James M.) Collection, ca. 1950-2007
    and brochures 23 scrapbooks documenting Dr Edwards school days family and friends vacations and associations with the Sons of Confederate Veterans Accession Number AM 96 37 Dates 1969 1988 Volume 30 cu ft Given By Transferred from the Mississippiana Collection 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 Twelve certificates presented to Dr James M Edwards between 1969 and 1988 plus a small wood and brass award presented to Dr Edwards by the East Point Kiwanis Club for his work as 1968 1969 editor of their Bulletin Accession Number AM 96 38 Volume 1 5 cu ft Given By Transferred from the Mississippiana Collection 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 Fifty nine medals three plaques 101 certificates and one embossed family crest presented to Dr James M Edwards Related Collections Volumes 1 and 2 of Wooten and Related Families Association Quarterly editor Dr James M Edwards Arlington Va The Association 1981 are available in the McCain Library call number CS71 W918a Accession Number AM06 2 Dates ca 1980s 1990s Volume 1 35 cu ft Given By Transferred from Mississippiana by Jennifer Brannock 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 Correspondence newsletters newspapers magazines and pamphlets relating to organizations of which Dr James M Edwards was a member Accession Number AM07 35 Dates April 11 2007 Volume 1 item Given By Barry Christopher Howard Copyright This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the united States Title 17 United States Code Form

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  • Ellin (Joseph and Nancy) Freedom Summer Collection, 1963-1988
    and Content The bulk of this collection consists of materials that document the Civil Rights Movement and Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg Mississippi When folder titles were assigned efforts were made to retain the donors notations Box One consists of personal correspondence official correspondence from organizations and materials from the Freedom Summer training session held at Western College for Women in Oxford Ohio Box Two is comprised of items that document Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg including personal notes and examples of the work of Freedom School students post Freedom Summer items materials from different organizations and institutions such as The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party the Highlander Center the National Sharecroppers Fund the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee the Council of Federated Organizations the Congress of Racial Equality and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and assorted news clippings and magazine articles related to the Civil Rights Movement Box Three contains magazines and pamphlets pertaining to the Civil Rights Movement and various miscellaneous items including a data profile of Mississippi a 1964 Mississippi license plate a list of historically black colleges and materials regarding former Mississippi Governor J P Coleman Box Four holds magazine articles newspapers newsletters and scrapbooks compiled by the Ellins in 1963 and 1964 Box Five contains scrapbooks compiled by the Ellins in 1964 and 1965 The collection also contains the following oversized items three posters produced by the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee two copies of a newspaper titled The Afro American and a 1964 road map of Arkansas and Mississippi Box and Folder List Box 1 Folder 1 Correspondence Letters From Joseph and Nancy Ellin June September 1964 Folder 2 Correspondence General June 18 July 15 1964 Folder 3 Correspondence General July 16 30 1964 Folder 4 Correspondence General August 3 28 1964 Digitized materials from this folder include the following Letter Arthur Falk to Nancy and Joe Ellin August 15 1964 Folder 5 Correspondence General September 4 December 24 1964 Folder 6 Correspondence General January 14 December 23 1965 Folder 7 Correspondence General January 24 1966 December 27 1969 Folder 8 Correspondence General September 1971 May 1989 undated Folder 9 Correspondence From Organizations July 15 1964 February 24 1970 Folder 10 Oxford Ohio General Materials ca June 1964 Folder 11 Oxford Ohio Curriculum Materials ca June 1964 Folder 12 Oxford Ohio Curriculum Materials ca June 1964 Folder 13 Oxford Ohio Personal Notes June 1964 Box 2 Folder 1 Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg List of Volunteers Summer 1964 Folder 2 Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg Freedom School Student Work Summer 1964 Folder 3 Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg Freedom School Student Newspapers Summer 1964 Folder 4 Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg Freedom Library July August 1964 Folder 5 Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg Personal Notes May October 1964 Folder 6 Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg Hattiesburg ca Summer 1964 February 1965 Folder 7 Freedom Summer Offices in Mississippi ca 1964 Folder 8 Post Freedom Summer August December 1964 undated Folder 9 Organizations Council of Federated Organizations ca 1964 Folder

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