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University of Southern Mississippi. McCain Library and Archives

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406

Phone: 601-266-4345

Repository URL: External Link

Repository code: mshau

Repository description (CRHP): Since 1971, more than four thousand interviews have been conducted by the Mississippi Oral History Program on Mississippi history and culture. Topics include politics and government, organized labor, civil rights, ethnic experiences, agriculture, journalism, art, sports, natural disasters, and general life histories. The collection contains hundreds of interviews searchable by related headings like the CRM; Council of Federated Organizations; education - school desegregation; Freedom Summer; integration; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; Philadelphia murders; race relations; racial violence; and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Many of the interviews appear multiple times under corresponding subject headings.

Repository description (extant): The Special Collections of the University of Southern Mississippi provides primary source materials that document the history of the state of Mississippi. The collection is one of the largest in the state, where personal, family, business, church, and organizational records that document the development of Mississippi and the achievements of Mississippians are preserved permanently.

The repository provides permanent protection for approximately 10,000 cubic feet of manuscript collections and over 55,000 photographs. The most frequently studied collections are the papers of Governor and U.S. Senator Theodore G. Bilbo, U.S. Congressman William M. Colmer, Governors Paul B. Johnson Sr. and Paul B. Johnson Jr.; various civil rights collections; the records of the J.J. Newman Lumber Company, the American Tung Oil Association, and the Association of American Railroads; the mayoral papers of the City of Hattiesburg; and the Oseola McCarty collection.

Repository type: University Special Collection


Mississippi oral history project
Adams (Victoria Gray) papers
Adickes (Sandra E.) papers
Ben-Ami (Rabbi David Z.) papers
Blank (Donald) documentary film collection
Branch (Raylawni) collection
Campbell (Will D.) papers
Civil rights in the South collection
Dahl (Kathleen) Freedom Summer collection
Dahmer (Vernon F.) collection
Davis (Martha) Freedom Summer collection
Faulkner (Leesha) civil rights collection
Hattiesburg civil rights film
Hazelton (Margaret J.) Freedom Summer collection
Jackson Freedom House civil rights photograph
Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston
Komisar (Lucy) civil rights collection
Kwanguvu (Umoja) Freedom Summer collection
Maurer (John B.) Freedom Summer photographs
Michaels (Sheila) papers
Moore (Charles) civil rights photograph portfolio
Orris (Leo) civil rights collection
Phillips (Mamie L.) civil rights memoir
Randall (Herbert) Freedom Summer photographs
Reflections of Mississippi Freedom Summer
Roberts (Wallace) Freedom Summer collection
Schiffrin (Andrew) Freedom Summer collection
Shonholtz (Raymond) Freedom Summer memoir
Slobodkin (Tamara) Civil Rights collection
Stoner (Peter) papers
Wallace (George C.) speeches
Woullard (Helen Fields) collection
Zeman (Zoya) Freedom Summer collection
Zwerling (Matthew) Freedom Summer Collection


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