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Guide to the Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader photographs

Summary Information

Mississippi State University Libraries
Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader photographs
Date [inclusive]
0.66 Cubic feet : 2 ms. boxes

Preferred Citation

Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader photographs, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Administrative History

The Daily Times Leader was established in West Point, Mississippi, in 1882 as the weekly  Clay County Leader. Combined with the  Times-Herald in 1928, it became the  Daily Times Leader in 1935 with Edgar and Beulah Harris as editors. They subsequently became the publishers, and by 1960 the paper was edited and published by William Henry Harris.

The Starkville Daily News began as the weekly  Starkville News, published in Starkville, Mississippi, in 1902, absorbing the  East Mississippi Times in 1926. By 1947 the  Starkville News was being published by Morris and Henry Meyer. In 1960 the weekly paper was replaced by a daily. By 1965 William Henry Harris was the publisher and Sherrill Nash the editor, and the paper was being printed in West Point.

The photographers identified include Virginia Nash, Leah Klotz, Hubert B. Scrivener, David Moulder, Carolyn Fulgham, and Harris.

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Scope and Contents

The Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader photographs contains photographic prints and negatives, often accompanied by clippings from the respective newspaper, which document the people and events covered by the Starkville Daily News and  Daily News Leader in Oktibbeha County and Clay County, Mississippi, and beyond between 1960 and 1975. The eleven folders include photographs of people from colleges and schools, official meetings, community events, political campaigns, sporting and social events. The prints were either developed from negatives taken by newspaper reporters or supplied to the newspaper. The negatives include some of the original 35mm but are predominantly those produced by the newspapers for printing.

Series 1 includes photographic materials from the Starkville Daily News. Folders 1 and 2 contain many photographs taken at Wood Junior College, Mathiston, Mississippi, between 1960 and 1964. Folders 4-8 feature photographs taken in 1971, mostly in Starkville.

Series 2 contains photographs which were mainly featured in the Women’s Page of the Daily Times Leader, edited by Carolyn Fulgham. Folders 9-11 include a large number of photographs of high school seniors from West Point at graduation parties in 1974 and 1975.

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Series 1. Starkville Daily News - Visual Materials: Photographs Boxes 29-30

Series 2. Daily Times Leader - Visual Materials: Photographs Box 30

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762

Publication date: August 2010

Access restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


Oktibbeha Heritage Museum, Starkville, Mississippi, 2004.

Processing Information

Photographs were arranged chronologically. Information on original envelopes was copied and the envelopes disposed of. Clippings attached to envelopes were copied and disposed of. Photographic prints were interleaved with acid-free paper and negatives placed in envelopes. Copies of stories in the Daily Times Leader were added for reference purposes.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Daily Times Leader (West Point, Miss.).
  • Starkville Daily News (Starkville, Miss.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Starkville (Miss.)
  • West Point (Miss.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Waller, Bill, 1926-2011.


  • Basketball for girls.
  • Basketball for women.
  • Children--Mississippi.
  • High school seniors--Mississippi.
  • Junior college students--Mississippi.
  • Newspapers--Mississippi.
  • Photojournalism.
  • Sports teams.
  • Women college students--Mississippi.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1. Starkville Daily News. 

 VMP 29. Folder 1. 1960-1962 and undated. 

 VMP 29. Folder 2. 1964. 

 VMP 29. Folder 3. 1968-1969. 

 VMP 29. Folder 4. 1970-1971 February 26. 

 VMP 29. Folder 5. 1971 March 4-June 25. 

 VMP 29. Folder 6. 1971 June 26-July 20. 

 VMP 30. Folder 7. 1971 July 20-July 24. 

 VMP 30. Folder 8. 1971 July 27-July 30. 

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Series 2. Daily Times Leader. 

 VMP 30. Folder 9. 1974 May 1-May 21. 

 VMP 30. Folder 10. 1974 May 22-December 16. 

 VMP 30. Folder 11. 1975. 

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