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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Baskin Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-22
Scope and Contents The Baskin family papers are organized into four series: Correspondence, Financial and Legal Records, Miscellaneous, and Visual Materials. Correspondence includes letters between Baskin family and friends from 1869 to 1948, with the bulk dating from 1896 to 1940. Financial and Legal Records, 1869-1948 and undated, include bills, tax records, and deeds of trust. The Miscellaneous series consists of published and ephemeral materials collected by the family,...
Dates: 1869 - 1948

James Knox diary

Identifier: MSS.274
Scope and Contents The James Knox diary, which begins in March 1848 and ends in February 1851, records the daily operations of his plantation in Pickens County, Alabama, including sowing, plowing, harvesting, and selling. He refers to several enslaved persons by name, most often Patrick and Alvin. Knox’s regular attendance at church and presbytery meetings is recorded in the diary, along with information about the pastors and their sermon texts. Ministers James Somerville, J. L. Kirkpatrick, Thomas Morrow, and...
Dates: 1848 - 1851

Lillian Neilson Collection

Identifier: MSS-419
Scope and Content Journals, financial records, correspondence, photographs, family history, and miscellany, mostly pertaining to James C. Neilson, a Lowndes County, Mississippi, farmer, Mississippi state legislator, and Grange member. Among the topics in his journals are freedmen's accounts, race relations, church, the Grange, the legislature, an arson trial, and his family. Also included are the 1962 journal of Sarah Neilson, which mentions the riots at the University of Mississippi; a history of the Boykin...
Dates: 1829 - 1976

Sarah Neilson Collection

Identifier: MSS-110
Scope and Content

Materials collected by Sarah Neilson, historian and Mississippi University for Women secretary to the President. Includes Columbus and Lowndes County town and county history, genealogical data, family photographs, greeting and advertising cards, limericks ledgers, daybooks, and other materials.

Dates: 1807 - 1966

North Mississippi Probate and Chancery Court Records Collection

Identifier: MSS-352
Scope and Content

Probate and Chancery Court records, tax receipts, estate expense reports, and other legal documents, most from Itawamba County, 1836-1911, as well as miscellaneous other material dating from 1911-1971. Pontotoc, Calhoun, and Tishomingo counties are also represented, and there is some material concerning Limestone County, Alabama. Finally, there is one photocopy of Civil War letter from Thomas Whitesides to James Bullard, 4/27/1861. Donated by Randy Sparks, 1980-81.

Dates: 1836 - 1971

Oktibbeha County Postal Records

Identifier: MSS-61
Scope and Content

The records, dated 1873-1922, consist of 62 volumes of postmasters' account and record books, money order records, route books, a war tax stamp book, and others. Records include names of African-American people.

Dates: 1873 - 1922

Oral History Collection

Identifier: MSS-550
Scope and Content

Oral histories of extension agents, politicians and local citizens. Topics include African-American history, women's history, the Vietnam War, agriculture, and Mississippi State University, Starkville and West Point history.

Dates: 1950 - 2001

Partial Emmitt Till Trial Transcript

Identifier: MSS-802
Scope and Content

Fully legible copy of the typescript transcript of the second half of the trial for the murder of Emmitt Till. This material was collected by Bryan Maxwell Newman, who obtained the copy shortly after the trial concluded in 1955. Mr. Newman was employed near Greenwood, Mississippi where the trial took place.

Dates: 1955

Wilbur B. Pearson Architectural Records

Identifier: MSS-513
Scope and Content

Papers of architectural engineer and retired MSU faculty member Wilbur B. Pearson bulk with drawings for completed architectural projects, primarily in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Clay Counties, Mississippi. Included are drawings and project files for 219 projects, including schools, churches, banks, fire stations, private residences and other public and private buildings. Database of projects and inventory of project files available.

Dates: 1948 - 1985

Peyton Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-115
Scope and Content

Photocopies of list of accounts and 11 letters (1768-1818) written by Thomas Jefferson, mostly to Craven Peyton (d. 1837), lawyer and landowner, of Albemarle County, Virginia; and correspondence and documents of the Peyton family of Virginia and Mississippi. Includes offer to sell a slave, Nov 27, 1818.

Dates: 1768 - 1916