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  • Ellzey (Wesley James) Papers, 1864-1887
    1 1918 His parents were Thomas Ellzey and Mary L Quin Items in the collection are as follows 1 Document granting Wesley James Ellzey a one year exemption from military service of the Confederate States of America May 8 1864 2 Wesley J Ellzey s oath of allegiance to the United States of America July 22 1865 3 Wesley J Ellzey s teacher s certificate issued by Pike County Superintendent

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  • Estes (Thomas G.) Papers, 1976-1990
    AM 91 12 Inclusive Dates 1976 1990 Volume 25 cu ft Given By Donated by Mrs Susan Sanders 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 collection includes 1 Hattiesburg Mississippi City Planning Commission materials 2 Rotary Club materials 3 Materials from a College Business Management class Prepared and maintained by The

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  • Everett (Asha Burgess) Collection, 1913-1916
    Material Scrapbook loose pages no cover Including the years 1913 1916 when Asha Burgess attended Mississippi Normal College now USM Among the materials are receipts notes on professors lyrics to Mississippi Normal College song as written by one of Ms Burgess s friends notes on friends and fellow students Rankin County song notes from friends YWCA YMCA pamphlet on the 1915 16 school session which includes a list of instructors and MNC historical information as well as a list of YMCA and YWCA officers and statements of purpose program from a 1916 annual debate between Mississippi College and Mississippi Normal College Subject That the United States government should own operate and maintain a merchant marine ads for local stores poetry including The Woes of a Normal Pupil Inter Society Debate program Subject That Mississippi women should be granted the right of suffrage Menu from Mississippi Normal College Mississippi Federation of Women s Clubs dinner 1913 Annual debate program between MNC and Mississippi A M College Subject That immigration into the United States should be further restricted by a literacy test 1913 memory book Asha Burgess hygiene class notebook loose pages 1916 Includes health census of the class drawings for building

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  • Ewing (Hugh Boyle) Letter, 1863
    He later practiced law in St Louis and then in Leavenworth Kansas with his brother Thomas foster brother William Tecumseh Sherman and Dan McCook In 1858 he returned to Ohio to take over his fathers saltworks and lands Governor William Dennison appointed him brigade inspector of Ohio volunteers on May 6 1861 He served under Generals George B McClellan and William S Rosecrans in Western Virginia during the summer of 1861 and in August became colonel of the 30th Ohio Volunteers In September 1862 he distinguished himself in the battles of South Mountain and Sharpsburg He commanded the IX Corps until assigned to General William Tecumseh Sherman s XV Corps in General Ulysses S Grant s Vicksburg campaign He was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers on November 29 1862 He led a division under Sherman at Missionary Ridge and then given the command of the post of Louisville Kentucky In February 1865 he was ordered to join Sherman in North Carolina In 1866 he was mustered out of the service receiving the brevet of Major General for meritorious services Andrew Johnson soom after appointed him minister to Holland In 1870 he returned to Washington to practice law and four

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  • Fairley (J.C.) Civil Rights Collection, ca. 1960-1990
    in the civil rights struggle for equality He served as president of the Hattiesburg Chapter of the NAACP from 1962 to 1966 during which time local civil rights activists Raylawni Branch and Daisy Harris Wade each served terms as secretary of the chapter While president Mr Fairley organized voter registration drives and helped desegregate public areas around town After the death of former president and close friend Vernon Dahmer in 1966 Mr Fairley believed the organization should take an active rather than a passive role in civil rights issues To that end he helped form the Forrest County Action Committee in response to the disagreement with NAACP ideology Mr Fairley led the business boycotts of the late 1960s and was an organizer and or member of the Forrest County Voters League and the Hattiesburg Civic Improvement Organization In addition he served on the Board of Directors for the Forrest County Head Start Program and attended the 1964 National Democratic Convention as a delegate of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party MFDP In the mid 1970s he was involved in a legal battle over Hattiesburg redistricting taking his case before the U S District Court He was also instrumental in getting Hattiesburg native and civil rights supporter Clyde Kennard released from prison Kennard was imprisoned for misdemeanor charges when he attempted to desegregate the University of Southern Mississippi in 1959 At this writing Mr Fairley continues to support the struggle for African American equality in the Hattiesburg area despite his retirement He married his second wife Lizzie Ruth Harris in 1989 and is an active member of St James Methodist Episcopal Church in Hattiesburg Scope and Content This collection is an eclectic blend of materials from the civil rights era The materials in the collection should be of use to those who

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  • Falk (Leslie A.) African American History Research Collection, 1842-1999
    the Underground Railroad African American heroes and African Americans who pioneered in the field of medicine The collection should be of interest to researchers of Civil Rights activities the Underground Railroad African American heroes or African Americans who pioneered in the field of medicine Box and Folder List Box 1 Folder 1 Leslie A Falk Biographical and Personal 1992 1993 undated Folder 2 Falk Correspondence to Other People 1974 1996 undated Folder 3 Falk Handwritten Notes undated Folder 4 Correspondence Written to Falk 1976 1990 1996 undated Folder 5 Falk Related Correspondence Leaving Pittsburgh ca September October 1967 Folder 6 Falk Writings General September 26 1996 undated Folder 7 Falk Writings Published General 1940 1953 1980 Folder 8 The Rise and Decline of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds Program 1946 1994 April 7 1994 Folder 9 Highlander Research and Education Center 1971 undated Folder 10 Final Report Follow Up Survey of Coal Miners September 20 1972 Folder 11 American College of Preventive Medicine ACPM 1999 undated Folder 12 American Association for the History of Medicine AAHM 1990 Folder 13 Photographs and Photocopies undated Folder 14 Transparencies undated Box 2 Folder 1 A Selective List of Books About Negroes undated Folder 2 Directory of Afro American Resources undated Folder 3 Kellogg Hubbard Library Books on Africa undated Folder 4 African American History General 1997 undated Folder 5 African American Genealogy October December 1996 Folder 6 African American Population Statistics 1790 1860 undated Folder 7 Black Pittsburgh A social History 1790 1840 Clarence Rollo Turner March 1974 Folder 8 On Negro Historical Societies Here October 1968 Folder 9 New York s African Free School 1830 1840 undated Folder 10 African American Occupations in New York city 1850 undated Folder 11 African American Population in Middlebury Vermont 1790 1860 undated Folder 12 Nat Turner undated Folder 13 Abolitionism 1969 Folder 14 Henry Highland Garnet undated Folder 15 Wendell Phillips undated Folder 16 William Lloyd Garrison Writings undated Folder 17 Writings about William Lloyd Garrison undated Folder 18 Harriet Tubman undated Folder 19 Sojourner Truth undated Folder 20 William Wells Brown undated Folder 21 John Brown undated Folder 22 Underground Railroad undated Folder 23 Underground Railroad in New England 1976 Folder 24 Underground Railroad Vermont 1996 undated Folder 25 African American Emigration to Africa ca 1840s 1980s Folder 26 A Brief Bibliography of Early Healers and Doctors September 11 1989 Folder 27 Early African American Physicians 1740 1790 undated Folder 28 Negro Health on the ante Bellum Plantations 1941 Folder 29 The Health and Physique of the Negro American 1906 Folder 30 The First Medical College in Vermont Castleton 1818 1862 fragment Frederick Clayton Waite 1949 Folder 31 The History of the Negro in Medicine fragment Herbert M Morais 1968 Folder 32 Ideals of Science and Their Discontents in Late Nineteenth Century American Medicine September 1991 Box 3 Folder 1 A Bibliography of Minority Medical Students Black Medical Professionals undated Folder 2 Afro American Healers A Historical Perspective Sam Cameron 1987 Folder 3

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  • Farm book from an English estate, 1806, 1817-1834
    Hills of Northumberland in England Northumberland is the northern most county of England Ranking fifth in area among England s counties it covers over 2000 square miles The county is bordered by Scotland to the north the North Sea to the east and Cumberland and Durham counties to the west and south respectively Its physical geography is characterized by fells and ridges intersected by valleys from the Cheviot Hills on the Scottish border and Cumberland county to the sloping coast Numerous lakes and valleys may also be found in Northumberland The winters are characterized by heavy snows and frozen lakes Summer temperatures are usually mild Both seasons experience numerous thunderstorms As the country rises from the North Sea coast rainfall increases In the higher uplands of Northumberland County the lambing season is fixed for the latter half of April In spring east winds prevail over the whole country while during summer and autumn the wind is from the west In 19th century over half of Northumberland County was pastoral and contained 1 290 312 acres In 1875 agricultural holdings of 100 300 acres numbered 1313 Sheep were by far the most important livestock for this country Scope and Content This collection consists of a small ledger type book and three leaves containing farm records for the years 1806 1817 1834 for an English estate located in Northumberland County The farm book contains daily entries pertaining to weather wind patterns land surveys supplies bought profits made livestock records daily agricultural activity wildlife sighted labor used and wages paid These records may have been kept by the property owner s steward Also included in this collection are two notes which were found inside the book One note mentions several place names and property owners The other note is probably from the owner

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  • Farmer (Francis) Photographs, 1975-1997
    States Code Form of Material Photographs and negatives generated by Hattiesburg studio photographer Francis Farmer from 1975 1990 The primary emphasis is weddings but organizations events and portraits are also included Accession Number AM 2001 7 Inclusive Dates ca 1979 1997 Volume 23 cu ft Given By Mr Francis Farmer Copyright This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States Title 17 United

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