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
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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 Comments off

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…

J. L. Alcorn papers, 1850-1880 (bulk 1850-1865).

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Alcorn, J. L. (James Lusk), 1816-1894.
Collection number: 5-z
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Abstract: Planter, brigadier general of Mississippi state forces during the Civil War, Republican governor, and U.S. senator. Letters from Alcorn to his wife, Amelia Walton (Glover) Alcorn, Read more…

Ker family papers, 1776-1996.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Ker family.
Collection number: 4656
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Abstract: Ker family and related Baker and other families of Mississippi and Louisiana, including John Ker (1789-1850) of Natchez, Miss., and Concordia Parish, La., who was a Read more…

Anne C. Stouffer Foundation records, 1960s-1990s.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Anne C. Stouffer Foundation.
Collection number: 4556
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Abstract: The Anne C. Stouffer Foundation was established in 1967 by Anne Forsyth of Winston-Salem, N.C., to promote the integration of preparatory schools in the South. Over its eight years of operation, the Foundation helped 142 students, chiefly Read more…

H. L. Bedford account book, 1866-1871.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Bedford, H. L., fl. 1866-1871.
Collection number: 3311-z
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Abstract: Ledger, 1868, consisting of records of Bedford’s work as administrator of the estate of B. W. Bedford, Jr., Panola County, Miss., including accounts for provisions advanced to farm laborers, and a summary of transactions, 1866-1868 and Read more…

Ku Klux Klan records, 1960s-1970s.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Ku Klux Klan.
Collection number: 4921
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Abstract: Primarily published and ephemeral items collected from Ku Klux Klan organizations active in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina, 1960s-1970s. Included are flyers; Read more…

John G. Devereux papers, 1791-1890.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…