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

April 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Creator: Pruitt, Otis N. (Otis Noel), 1891-1967.
Shanks, Calvin, 1926-1981.
Collection number: 5463
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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 Leave a comment

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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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…

John G. Devereux papers, 1791-1890.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Devereux, John G., fl. 1856-1890.
Collection number: 2149
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Abstract: Hardware merchant and banker of New Orleans and Confederate veteran. Military and business papers of John G. Devereux, and correspondence and financial and legal papers of Stephen and J. C. Van Winkle. An account book and other Read more…

Barbara Lau collection, 1979-2004.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Lau, Barbara (Barbara A.)
Collection number: 20055
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Abstract: Barbara Lau (1958- ), folklorist and program coordinator, has studied African-American shape-note singing groups in the midwest, coordinated the 1983 Shape-Note Singing Read more…

A. T. Allen papers, 1894-1935.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Allen, A. T. (Arch Turner), b. 1875.
Collection number: 3722
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Abstract: Allen was state superintendent of public instruction for North Carolina, 1923-1934. Scattered correspondence of Arch Turner Allen (1875-1934) and copies of speeches and Read more…

Mary Susan Ker papers, 1785-1958.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ker, Mary Susan, 1838-1923.
Collection number: 1467
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Abstract: Mary Susan Ker of Natchez, Miss., was the daughter of cotton planter and American Colonization Society vice-president, John Ker (1789-1850) and Mary Baker Ker (d. Read more…

James B. Blackford papers, 1822-1879.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blackford, James B., collector.
Collection number: 3760-z
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Abstract: Chiefly unrelated 19th-century letters from several different states collected by James Baylor Blackford of Richmond, Va. Topics include politics, military affairs, education, travel, migration within the United States, home life, religion, Read more…

Miscellaneous papers, 18th-20th centuries.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Miscellaneous papers.
Collection number: 517
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Abstract: Single or small groupings of items arranged in units by provenance. Included are tax forms, records of accounts, slave lists and bills of sale, land patents, schedules of debt, wills, Read more…

Harry St. John Dixon papers, 1855-1904.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Dixon, Harry St. John, 1843-1898.
Collection number: 2375
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Abstract: Native of Mississippi, Confederate officer, and California lawyer. Personal correspondence and diaries of Dixon, consisting chiefly of correspondence between Dixon and his parents while he was a student at the University of Virginia, Read more…

Minor family papers, 1763-1900.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Minor family.
Collection number: 1564
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Abstract: Minor family members included Stephen Minor (fl. 1786-1816), cotton planter near Natchez, Miss.; his wife, Katharine Lintot Minor (fl. 1815-1843); their son, William J. Minor (fl. Read more…