Category Archives: Mississippi

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

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

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

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 Continue reading Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Brian Bain collection of materials on "Shalom y'all," 1999-2004.

Creator: Bain, Brian.
Collection number: 5331
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Abstract: The documentary film “Shalom Y’all,” directed by third-generation southern Jew and New Orleans, La., native Brian Bain, details Jewish culture and identity in the American South. In the film, Bain travels 4,200 miles by car across the same Continue reading Brian Bain collection of materials on "Shalom y'all," 1999-2004.

Delta Cooperative Farm papers, 1938-1964.

Creator: Vanderwood, Paul J.
Collection number: 3892
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Abstract: Material related to Delta Cooperative Farm, Rochdale, Miss.: articles, clippings, and other items; notes made by Vanderwood of the Memphis, Tenn., “Press-Scimitar”; and letters, Continue reading Delta Cooperative Farm papers, 1938-1964.

Cameron family papers, 1757-1978 (bulk 1770-1894).

Creator: Cameron family.
Collection number: 133
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Abstract: Cameron family of Orange and Durham counties and Raleigh, N.C. Among antebellum North Carolina’s largest landholders and slave holders, the Camerons also owned substantial plantations in Alabama and Mississippi. Prominent family Continue reading Cameron family papers, 1757-1978 (bulk 1770-1894).

John W. Hatch papers, 1967-1995.

Creator: Hatch, John W. (John Wesley), 1928-
Collection number: 4801
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Abstract: John W. Hatch began teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Public Health in 1971 and retired from UNC-CH as Kenan Professor of Health Education in 1995. Papers of John W. Hatch, documenting his Continue reading John W. Hatch papers, 1967-1995.

Everard Green papers, 1848-1876.

Creator: Baker, Everard Green, b. 1826.
Collection number: 41
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Abstract: The collection includes personal diaries and plantation journal of Baker of Jefferson, Panola, and Hinds counties, Miss., containing references to farming, household matters, neighborhood affairs, philosophical ideas, and Continue reading Everard Green papers, 1848-1876.

Bullock and Hamilton family papers, 1757-1971 (bulk 1828-1868).

Creator: Bullock and Hamilton family.
Collection number: 101
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Abstract: Bullock, Hamilton, Coleman, Tarry, and Watkins families of Granville (now Vance) County, N.C., Mecklenburg County, Va., and Lowndes County, Miss. Bullock family material consists of correspondence regarding finances, household Continue reading Bullock and Hamilton family papers, 1757-1971 (bulk 1828-1868).