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…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

Delta Cooperative Farm papers, 1938-1964.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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, Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

John W. Hatch papers, 1967-1995.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

James T. Harrison papers, 1770-1896.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Harrison, James T. (James Thomas), 1811-1879.
Collection number: 2441
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Abstract: James T. Harrison, of Columbus, Miss., was a lawyer and member of the Confederate Congress. Other Harrison family members represented include his father, Read more…

Frank F. Steel letters, 1859-1861.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Steel, Frank F., fl. 1859-1861.
Collection number: 688-z
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Abstract: Frank F. Steel of Ohio was apparently employed as a tutor or contract worker of some sort on a plantation in Mississippi and in Lexington, Ky. The collection includes letters from Steel Read more…

Everard Green papers, 1848-1876.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…

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

October 12, 2009 Comments off

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 Read more…