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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…

James Allen and Charles B. Allen papers, 1788-1869 (bulk 1856-1869).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Allen, James, fl. 1856-1866.
Collection number: 1697
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Abstract: James Allen was a planter of Warren County, Miss. Charles B. Allen was his son. Personal, family, and business correspondence of James Allen and Charles B. Allen, including European correspondence in the 1850s Read more…

T. Butler King papers, 1763-1868, 2003 (bulk 1835-1868).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler), 1800-1864.
Collection number: 1252
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Abstract: Thomas Butler King of Retreat Plantation, Saint Simons Island, Ga., was a Georgia and United States legislator, collector of the port of San Francisco, and Georgia Read more…

Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Mississippi freelance records, 1968-1972.
Collection number: 4343
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Abstract: Mississippi Freelance was begun in Greenville, Miss., in April 1969 as a “non-profitable sideline” for its editors, Lew Powell and Ed Williams who, then in their twenties, were reporters for the “Delta Democrat-Times” in Read more…

Elizabeth Amis Cameron Blanchard papers, 1694-1954.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Blanchard, Elizabeth Amis Cameron, d. 1956.
Collection number: 3367
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Abstract: Elizabeth Amis Cameron Hooper Blanchard (1873-1956), author, art collector, and interior decorator, was related by birth and marriage to the Amis, Hooper, Blanchard, and Butterworth families. Prominent persons represented in the collection Read more…

Mound Bayou collection, 1928-1995

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Mound Bayou (Bolivar Co., Miss.) collection.
Collection number: 5009-z
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Abstract: Mound Bayou, located in Bolivar County, Miss., was founded on 12 July 1887 as an African-American colony by Isaiah T. Montgomery and Benjamin T. Green. In 1994, Milburn Read more…

William Dunbar account book, 1776-1793; 1845-1847.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Dunbar, William, 1749-1810.
Collection number: 231-z
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Abstract: William Dunbar was a planter at Baton Rouge and Natchez and a friend of Alexander Ross, Scottish merchant and planter on the southwestern frontier during the American Revolution. The collection includes varied accounts, 1776-1793, Read more…

Neal Family Papers, 1816-1916.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Neal family.
Collection number: 4370
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Abstract: Members of the Neal family and related Fox and Timberlake families, were planters, businessmen, and farmers in Franklin, N.C.; Fayette and Henderson counties, Tenn.; Tuscaloosa, Read more…

Young Allen papers, 1783-1927.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Allen, Young, d. 1835.
Collection number: 4411
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Abstract: Chiefly deeds, estate records, and other financial and legal items, including slave bills of sale, relating to Young Allen of Wake County, N.C., and to members of his family. Read more…