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  • Grupper (Ira) and Beech (Bob) Civil Rights Collection, 1960s and 2002
    part of a national effort of ministers from all over the United States who volunteered under the auspices of the National Council of Churches to assist African Americans in the South to register to vote In the Spring of 1965 Mr Grupper and Rev Beech visited Vernon Dahmer at his home in the Kelly Settlement just north of Hattiesburg Mr Dahmer an African American businessman was a prominent civil rights leader whom the Ku Klux Klan frequently threatened At the time of their visit the Klan had nailed to a tree on the Dahmer property a 10x13 red white and blue poster of an Uncle Sam figure pointing at the viewer with the caption The Klan Wants You Mr Dahmer gave the poster to Mr Grupper and Rev Beech Mr Grupper preserved the poster and presented it to the USM Archives in June 1999 when he attended the University s 35th anniversary commemoration of Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 In January 1966 Vernon Dahmer was killed when his house was firebombed by the Klan Also in the collection are photocopies of two envelopes addressed to Mr Grupper which are examples of the mail tampering of the sixties Related Collections Dahmer Vernon

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  • Guildford/Richmond, England Map, 1945
    Map Accession Number AM 92 30 Inclusive Dates 1945 Volume 1 item Given By Donated by Mr Tony Harchick 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 Topographic map of the Guildford and Richmond areas of England produced by the Ordnance Survey Office 1945 Prepared and maintained by The University of Southern Mississippi

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  • Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Minute Book, 1887-1907
    of standard gauge main lines about one hundred forty seven miles of branch lines and one hundred six miles of track in Gulfport In addition the Company controlled a six mile channel connecting the railroad to Ship Island A number of different logging and lumber companies used the railroad for transporting wood products to the plethora of sawmills located adjacent to the railroad s tracks In 1902 the S S Bullis Company successfully dredged the channel between Ship Island and the main terminal at Gulfport and by 1907 Gulfport had become the Gulf Coast s leading exporter of yellow pine lumber In 1924 the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad merged with the Illinois Central Railroad Scope and Content This collection consists of a one volume Secretary s Record detailing the minutes of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Company from March 2 1887 to March 6 1907 and other company related items The Secretary s record begins the collection and follows a standard format of providing the date the directors held their meetings the members present and not present and a listing of the resolutions approved by the Board Pages 1 185 are handwritten by the designated secretary while the rest of the volume is a combination of both handwritten and typed text Typical of nineteenth century penmanship the text is quite legible and elegantly written The minutes focus on the business activities of the railroad rather than personalities These activities took place at annual and special meetings held at a number of different locations including Jackson Gulfport and Meridian in Mississippi as well as Chicago Illinois Bradford Pennsylvania and New York City New York Voting for directors allocation of stock and dividends contracts with other railroads namely the New Orleans and Northeast Railroad the Gulfport and Northwest Railroad and the Lumberton and Gulf Railroad comprise some of the more common business duties conducted by the company The company bylaws found on pages 138 143 is perhaps the most important section of the book These laws detail the various positions within the company and the respective powers and obligations of officers and members of the Board of Directors In addition to providing brief summaries of the company s business dealings the minute book serves as a general history of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad The more important events involve a meeting at Mississippi City in 1887 to discuss the location for the new railroad terminus p 94 conflict with the State Board of Control over the alleged abuse of the convict lease system pp 113 114 J T Jones and the Bradford Construction Company joining the expansion effort in 1896 pp 154 155 purchase of the Laurel and Northwest Railroad p 198 the dredging of a channel between Gulfport and Ship Island pp 217 218 and subsequent contracts to build a pier and terminus at Gulfport pp 250 255 In addition the minutes detail the acquisition of property in Hattiesburg for the building of a terminal in that city

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  • Gulf Hills, Mississippi, Photograph Album, 1927-1934
    Code Form of Material An album of photographs taken by Alfred A Heldt who was employed by Branigar Brothers of Chicago during the development of their Gulf Hills community in Jackson County Mississippi in the mid 1920s The community included an eighteen hole golf course a business area and large home sites and was originally planned as a winter retreat and or retirement destination for wealthy northerners Photographs in the

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  • Gulf War Collection, 1990
    Texas on December 13 1990 that recount the experiences of Gary L Carr an oil drilling supervisor who was captured in Kuwait on August 2 1990 and held hostage in Iraq until December 7 1990 One of the articles entitled Iraq Frees Hostages Carr Family Reunited records Mr Carr s return to his home in Aspermont Texas The second article entitled Gary Carr s Diary Details Months of Hell As

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  • Gutsch (Dr. Kenneth U.) Collection, 1964, 1970-1988, 1991
    co authored by David Allen Sisemore and Richard Lee Williams C C Thomas 1984 A copy of the book is available in the Cook Library call number RC480 G83 1984 The Counselor s Desk Manual A Clinical Handbook co authored by Jack Lemore Daniels Thomas 1985 A copy of the book is available in the Cook Library call number BF637 C6 G873 1985 Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Specific DSM III R Categories A Resource Book for Treatment Planning C C Thomas 1988 A copy of the book is available in the Cook Library call number RC480 G828 1988 Accession Number AM 88 52 Dates 1964 Volume 1 item Given By Dr Kenneth U Gutsch 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 A copy of Dr Gutsch s book Objective Measurement in Instrumental Music Performance University of Southern Mississippi 1964 A copy of the book is available in the McCain Library call number MT3 U5 G88 Accession Number AM 92 22 Dates 1991 Volume 1 item Given By Dr Kenneth U Gutsch Copyright This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright

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  • Hamilton (Jones S.) Pamphlet, 1887-1888
    war claims agent for the state of Mississippi throughout 1866 and later becoming deputy auditor He was also a leading partner in a printing firm Hamilton and Power Company that was responsible for producing the Daily Clarion Ledger between 1865 and 1867 In addition he served as state senator for Hinds County from 1884 1888 was among the founders of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad and participated in developing steamboat operations on the Pearl River in 1879 In 1877 Hamilton married Fannie Buck and the two had five children four boys and one girl Records indicate the youngest son died in childhood The Hamilton family residence in Jackson was named Belhaven after the ancestral home in Scotland Hamilton later donated the house and it became Belhaven College Unfortunately the building was destroyed by fire in 1895 Already a well known figure in the Jackson area Hamilton achieved statewide notoriety in 1887 following his arrest for the murder of Roderick Dhu Gambrell a young newspaper editor Hamilton was accused of murdering Gambrell on May 5 1887 following an altercation between the two at a local railway station Apparently the two men held opposing views on the issue of using prison inmates for private labor Gambrell had written several editorials criticizing the views of Hamilton and had stood against Hamilton in a local election In the resulting duel between the two men Gambrell was killed and Hamilton seriously wounded The trial was delayed because of the injuries sustained by Hamilton but eventually took place in Rankin County Mississippi in February 1888 When the jury rendered a verdict of not guilty on April 9 1888 Mississippi residents were jubilant Many followers of the case viewed it as a travesty of justice and felt that Hamilton should never have been brought to trial

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  • Hamlett (Ed) White Folks Project Collection, 1963-2001, 2014
    applications The folder for daily reports holds the day to day personal accounts of civil rights activities in various regions within Mississippi ca summer 1964 The folder for meeting minutes holds copies of executive and local WFP meeting minutes The folder for volunteer applications holds forms filled out by individuals mentioned frequently in the collection s meeting minutes and in letters of correspondence Series III Publications is divided into three main sub series articles newsletters and booklets Materials in this series are assumed to have been gathered by Mr Hamlett during his years spent advocating for civil rights Some of the publications relate specifically to the WFP and some to other important aspects of the civil rights movement Included is an original Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party booklet and a signed copy of a booklet titled Majority Black School Districts in the 11 Southern States with Part Two Three Majority Black Districts in South Carolina authored by Ed Hamlett Series IV Photographic Materials is a collection of photocopied photographic images taken at an unknown gathering Series V Audiovisual Materials is a folder holding Ed Hamlett s ca 45 minute interview with Sue Shirah sister of Sam Shirah a Biloxi Gulfport civil rights volunteer Sam and Mr Hamlett first became acquainted during his tenure in Jackson MS prior to Freedom Summer 1964 In the 2001 interview Sue discusses how Sam s civil rights activities impacted her family before during and after Freedom Summer Series VI Oversized Materials consists of two oversized copies of The Southern Patriot and oversized news clippings about the disappearance of James Chaney Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner Freedom Summer volunteers who were murdered in Neshoba County Mississippi Related Collections M378 Tiberiis Douglas White Folks Project Collection M363 Shirah Samuel C Jr Papers Series Series I Correspondence Series II Business records Series III Publications Series IV Photographic materials Series V Audiovisual materials Series VI Oversized materials Box and Folder List Box 1 Series I Correspondence Folder 1 Correspondence General Spring 1964 May 19 1964 Folder 2 Correspondence General May 25 1964 June 15 1964 Folder 3 Correspondence General June 25 1964 July 18 1968 Folder 4 Correspondence Organizational May 19 1963 February 6 1967 Series II Business Records Folder 5 Business records Daily Reports June 30 1964 September 21 1964 Folder 6 Business records Meeting Minutes June 30 1964 July 19 1964 Folder 7 Business records Volunteer applications Nelson Blackstock undated Soren Sorenson June 21 1964 Sue Thrasher June 26 1964 Folder 8 Business records Miscellaneous Fact Sheet Mississippi Summer Project The White Community Too 1964 Handout Summer Workshops for Volunteers Working in Arkansas Mississippi and Louisiana July 24 1965 Copy of NCCC Travel Advance December 15 1966 Series III Publications Folder 9 Publications Articles The Nation Incident in Hattiesburg by Howard Zinn May 18 1964 The Nation Tired of being sick and tired by Jerry DeMuth June 1 1964 The Nation The Cat and Mouse Game by Elizabeth Sutherland September 14 1964 Folder 10 Publications Articles The New

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