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  • Gautier (James D.) Letter, 1945
    Moss Point for many years where he worked as an electrician at the International Paper Company Mill He married Mattie Riggles and they had five children James D Gautier Jr Walter J Gautier Mary Agnes Gautier Mrs Gertrude Johnson and Mrs Mary E Dodson In addition to assisting in the formation of a gardening society the Camelia Club Mr Gautier served on the Board of Trustees of the Moss Point Schools and was an active member of the Kreole United Methodist Church Mr Gautier died on June 17 1980 at the age of 96 His funeral was held at Kreole United Methodist Church and he was interred in Griffin Cemetery in Jackson County Mississippi Scope and Content This letter dated November 21 1945 from U S Senator Theodore G Bilbo D Mississippi to James D Gautier is written on District of Columbia letterhead Bilbo responding to a letter written by Gautier on November 18 1945 discusses his views concerning conscription of young soldiers and the technological and social changes brought about by WWII Bilbo uses very colorful language to express his reasons as one Southerner to another why young men should not be conscripted into military service He supports the

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  • Gayarre (Judge Charles) Letter, 1850-1860s
    17 United States Code Form of Material Printed letter from Louisiana judge Charles Gayarre to the Hon John Perkins of Madison Mississippi a member of the State Convention regarding the cession of Louisiana to the United States Copies of books by Charles Gayarre are available in the Cook and McCain Libraries Romance of the History of Louisiana A Series of Lectures New York D Appleton Company 1848 call number F369 G31 McCain Louisiana Its Colonial History and Romance New York Harper Brothers 1851 52 call number F369 G315 Vol 2 McCain Address of Charles Gayarr microform To the People of the State on the Late Frauds Perpetrated at the Election Held on the 7th November 1853 in the City of New Orleans New Orleans Printed by Sherman Wharton 1853 call number Z1236 L5 LAC 40043 Cook Address to the People of Louisiana on the State of Parties microform New Orleans Printed by Sherman Wharton 1855 call number Z1236 L5 LAC 40112 Cook History of Louisiana microform 2d ed New York W J Widdleton 1867 call number Z1236 L5 LAC 23890 92 Cook History of Louisiana 3d ed New Orleans A Hawkins 1885 call number F369 G33 Vol 2 3 4

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  • George (J. B.) Papers, ca. 1918-1943
    a quality point system for grading and the reorganization of the school s eighteen instructional units into seven groups Health and Physical Education Languages and Literature Music Natural Science and Mathematics Practical and Fine Arts Professional Studies and Social Studies With the addition of pre medical pre dental pre pharmaceutical and pre engineering courses State Teachers College was rapidly becoming a multi purpose institution and in 1939 the Board of Trustees authorized the college to confer the Bachelor of Arts degree By 1940 the faculty at STC had five Ph D s three Ed D s and no faculty member had less than a master s degree Not surprisingly a movement was initiated to change the name of the school to reflect its new identity and on February 13 1940 the name was officially changed to Mississippi Southern College Dr George responded by proclaiming a holiday to celebrate the occasion Building projects completed during the George administration include the Eastside Football Stadium 1939 the Joe Cook Memorial Library 1940 now Kennard Washington Hall the Faculty Home the Power House and the Demonstration School Gymnasium Among his other accomplishments were a swimming pool three hard surface tennis courts the paving of two and one half miles of campus roads and lights for the football field During World War II MSC became the first institution in the country to conduct a Civilian Defense Training School for leaders in forty five Mississippi counties one parish in Louisiana and two counties in Alabama MSC was also the first institution to require all students faculty and officers to participate in civilian defense courses Looking ahead to the end of the War George proposed graduate work in Education Home Economics and Music In addition he planned to build a chapel as a memorial to the men and women who served in World War II a health building a dormitory apartment building for married students and a fine arts building Finally he established a 35 000 trust fund to provide scholarships for returning World War II veterans Unfortunately the Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning declined to re elect President George in January 1945 giving no definitive reason for its action At a press conference in Jackson on January 26 1945 Chairman of the Board Martin Miller said Dr George is a Christian gentleman and has rendered long and faithful service however the Board feels that it is to the best interest of the institution that he not be retained It has been said that George s so called puritanical approach to education and an inability to gain the support of students faculty and alumni led to his dismissal Nevertheless the school owes a debt of gratitude to J B George for steering it safely through the Great Depression and World War II arguably the most difficult periods in the institution s history Looking back on his tenure as president Dr George recalled that in his inaugural address in 1933 he promised to balance the

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  • George (John) Funeral Announcement, 1880
    Title George John Funeral Announcement Collection Number M 51 unprocessed Inclusive Dates 1880 Volume 1 item Given By Unknown 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 Funeral announcement for John George s son Sherman dated July 21 1880 Grenada Mississippi Prepared and maintained by The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries Special Collections

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  • Gholson (Samuel Jameson) Letter, 1863
    major general In May 1864 he was commissioned a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army and put in command of cavalry He lost his left arm as a result of wounds at Egypt Mississippi on December 27 1864 After the was he practiced law and was again elected to the legislature serving as Speaker of the House 1865 1867 He died at Aberdeen on October 16 1883 Daniel Ruggles 1810 1897 was a native of Barre Massachusetts A graduate of the U S Military Academy he saw action in the Seminole Wars and Mexican War He married into a Virginia family and on May 7 1861 resigned from the U S Army to enter Confederate service He was commissioned a brigadier general on August 9 1861 and served at Corinth Mississippi early in the war under Albert Sydney Johnston He held several district and departmental commands during the course of the war and was appointed commissary general of prisoners March 30 1865 After the war he lived at Fredericksburg Virginia William M Inge commanded the Twelfth Battalion Mississippi Cavalry Inge s Battalion in General Ruggles First Military District in northern Mississippi during the spring of 1863 The Capt J

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  • Glass (Jinny) Mississippi Freedom Summer Diary, 1964, 1996
    at the Palmer s Crossing Community Center south of Hattiesburg as a recreation worker While in Hattiesburg she lived with the McCullim family in Palmer s Crossing and attended meetings and church services that were important to the local civil rights struggle Jinny returned to California in late August of 1964 and was to have graduated from Pomona College in June 1965 Sadly she was killed in an automobile accident in February of 1965 Memorial services were held at Pomona College and at the Church of the Recessional in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale where she is buried Scope and Content This collection contains a typed copy of a diary kept by Jinny Glass from August 7 through August 25 1964 The diary recounts her experiences as a volunteer during Mississippi Freedom Summer in Hattiesburg The account begins with her August 7 departure from her sister s home in Portsmouth New Hampshire and concludes with her departure from Mississippi on August 25 Included are the details of her daily life such as food and living conditions as well as her personal reflections of the movement and her experiences Jinny s daily routine usually centered around providing recreational activities for the children of Palmer s Crossing at the local community center The activities included sewing typing and art lessons She also participated in several events outside of the Hattiesburg area For example she traveled to nearby towns to volunteer her services and attended a memorial service for slain civil rights workers Michael Schwerner James Chaney and Andrew Goodman In the diary Jinny expresses her frustration at the state s political and economic conditions and her admiration for the local residents and volunteers involved in the movement Several notable people involved in the struggle for civil rights are mentioned including Sandra

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  • Godman (Harry R.) Letters, 1863-1873
    of yellow fever to affect Hinds County since 1855 and during both instances the residents of Hinds County faced a county wide quarantine No detailed information concerning Dr Godman s career is available However records indicate that he had at least two grandchildren an infant b and d May 1 1895 and Harry Robinson Godman b August 16 1892 d August 22 1899 No further information concerning the Godman family history is available Scope and Content This collection consists of five letters four of which were received by Dr H R Godman between September 15 1863 and January 29 1873 The fifth letter was received by Emeline Ward Dr Godman s wife The letter received by Emeline Ward is dated September 11 and is addressed to Emeline Ward at Edgefield Depot in South Carolina suggesting that the letter was received prior to her marriage to Dr Godman Written by Emeline s father R Ward the letter contains instructions for Emeline to make a flag for a future presentation The end of the letter is interesting in that Mr Ward tells his daughter exactly what to wear for the forthcoming event The four letters received by Dr Godman contain several points of interest The first letter dated September 15 1863 is from W Phillips of Demopolis Alabama giving Dr Godman the power of attorney over property and stock left in Mississippi during the American Civil War Interestingly Phillips instructs Godman to divide the clothing and cloth amongst the Negroes and then sell the land and the stock All movable objects are to be sent to Mr Phillips in Alabama The correspondence dated April 23 1870 also involves legal matters as T R Peale replies to a request for legal advice from Godman The letter is divided into two distinct parts the

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  • Gonzales (Dr. John E.) Papers, ca. 1950s-1996
    17 United States Code Form of Material Correspondence and a speech given by Dr William D McCain entitled The American National Character Copies of books by Dr Gonzales are available in the Cook and McCain Libraries University of Southern Mississippi History with William D McCain call number LD3425 M33 1900z McCain William Pitt Kellogg Reconstruction Governor of Louisiana 1873 1877 New Orleans Louisiana Historical Society 1946 call number F375 K4 G66 1946 McCain An Outline of Mississippi History with Richard Aubrey McLemore and Nannie Pitts McLemore Hattiesburg Miss 1958 call number F341 M2 1958 McCain A Mississippi Reader Selected Articles from the Journal of Mississippi History edited by John Edmond Gonzales Jackson Mississippi Historical Society 1980 call number F341 5 M565 Cook McCain Accession Number AM05 37 Dates ca 1950s 1992 Volume 7 items Provenance Donated by Dr Kenneth G McCarty 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 17 x 21 green tone photograph of the John Ford House in Sandy Hook Marion County Mississippi ca 1950s 2 5 x 7 black white photograph of Dr John Edmond Gonzales and Mr

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