Archive

Archive for the ‘Mississippi’ Category

Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection, circa 1920s-1986

April 16, 2013 Comments off

Creator: Pruitt, Otis N. (Otis Noel), 1891-1967.
Shanks, Calvin, 1926-1981.
Collection number: 5463
View finding aid. 

Abstract: Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks photographed life in Columbus, Miss., between the 1920s and 1980s. Pruitt, born in Mississippi in 1891, became interested in photography while photographing his children. He moved to Columbus to work in Henry Hoffmeister’s photography studio, also attending the Illinois School of Photography early in his career. In or around 1920, Pruitt bought Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Comments off

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
View finding aid.

Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Read more…

William Ruthrauff Amberson papers, 1919-1968; 1971.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Amberson, William Ruthrauff, b. 1894.
Collection number: 3862
View finding aid.

Abstract: William R. Amberson was a professor at the University of Tennessee Medical School at Memphis, 1930-1937, advisor to the Southern Tenant Farmers’ Union, and trustee of the Delta and Providence cooperative farms in Mississippi. The collection is primarily personal Read more…

John Milliken Parker papers, 1902-1938 (bulk 1909-1920).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Parker, John Milliken, 1863-1939.
Collection number: 1184
View finding aid.

Abstract: John Milliken Parker (1863-1939) was governor of Louisiana, 1920-1924; member of the New Orleans Cotton Exchange and the New Orleans Board of Trade, the Read more…

Norton, Chilton, and Dameron family papers, 1760-1926, 1995 (bulk 1815-1910).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Norton, Chilton, and Dameron family papers, 1760-1926, 1995 (bulk 1815-1910).
Collection number: 3264
View finding aid.

Abstract: Members of the Norton, Chilton, and Dameron families were planters of Louisiana and Mississippi. The collection includes chiefly letters, 1815-1910, relating to members of the Norton, Chilton, and Dameron families. Read more…

Edwina Burnley memoir, ca. 1925.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Burnley, Edwina.
Collection number: 1816
View finding aid.

Abstract: Memoir written by Edwina Burnley and Bertha Burnley Ricketts, describing their family and their childhood at Somerset plantation, near Hazlehurst in Copiah County, Miss. Their father, Edwin Burnley (b. 1798), moved to Mississippi from Read more…

Simpson and Brumby family papers, 1847-1945 (bulk 1858-1871).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Simpson and Brumby family.
Collection number: 1408-z
View finding aid.

Abstract: Sarah Catherine Brumby Simpson (1840-1915), daughter of John Greening Brumby (fl. 1830-1871) and Catherine Sarah Remley Brumby (d. 1863) of Benton and Goodman, Miss., is the Read more…

George Hairston papers, 1778-1919.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Hairston, George, 1822-1866.
Collection number: 4477
View finding aid.

Abstract: George Hairston, tobacco planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; his wife Anne Elizabeth Hairston George (1834-1925), who, after Hairston’s death, married Forney George; the Hairston’s son Samuel (1865-1933); and George’s first cousin Louisa H. Read more…

Quitman family papers, 1784-1978.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Quitman family.
Collection number: 616
View finding aid.

Abstract: The Quitman family of Monmouth Plantation near Natchez, Miss. Prominent family members included John A. Quitman (1799-1858), lawyer, planter, state legislator, governor, Read more…

John Lancaster Bailey papers, 1785-1874 (bulk 1806-1873).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Bailey, John Lancaster, 1795-1877.
Collection number: 39
View finding aid.

Abstract: John Lancaster Bailey was a resident of Pasquotank County, N.C., then Hillsborough, and, finally, Asheville, N.C. He was a superior court judge, served in the state legislature, 1827-1830, and was a delegate to the state convention of 1835. Bailey Read more…