Tag Archives: Mississippi

Preserving Historical Perspectives: Pearl Harbor and Mississippi Histories at the SHC

This Week in History On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. This attack is what led to the United States entering World War II. Below … Continue reading

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Keeping it cool, dry, and constant

Contributed by Biff Hollingsworth, Collecting and Outreach Archivist A few weeks ago, SHC Director Bryan Giemza and I traveled to the Mississippi Delta to discuss the preservation of several archival collections found in the area. During the visit I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Now Available: Extensive Collection from Photographic Studio in Columbus, Mississippi

The Southern Historical Collection is pleased to announce that the Otis N. Pruitt and Calvin Shanks Photographic Collection has been processed and is now available for use by researchers.  The collection contains over 140,000 photographic negatives produced by two studio/commercial … Continue reading

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The Delta Ministry, an ambitious self-help initiative for Mississippi

“Through the long, hot summer and the long cold winter, Delta Ministry looks ahead: to a total ministry, to growing self-respect and self-determination among delta Negroes, to a bold new start for some.”  So begins the text of a wonderful … Continue reading

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Revised Finding Aids

These collections are ones that have had their finding aids recently revised. REVISED: Coker, William (#3220) William Chambers Coker was a botanist, teacher, writer, who taught at the University of North Carolina, 1902-1945, serving as chair of the Department of … Continue reading

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Roaches & garlic

Whiskey and turpentine? Sounds a bit like the homemade cough syrup my mother used to fix for me when I was young. While we’re on the subject of strange prescriptions, here’s an excerpt from a 1930s pamphlet in the Delta … Continue reading

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