Cain (Cyril Edward and Annie Gray) papers
MSS. 467. 1785 (1908-1965). 11 cubic
Correspondence, literacy manuscripts, class notes and school records,
genealogical and historical research materials, publications,
photographs, and other materials documenting the education, career,
organizational, research and publication activities, and the
affairs of Cyril and Annie Cain. Cyril Cain (1883-1969) was a high
school teacher, principal, Mississippi State University faculty
genealogist, and writer. His wife, Annie Gray Cain (b. 1889) taught
schools around Mississippi, including the Starkville Municipal
School District, and assisted her husband with his research and
Calhoun County (Mississippi) church records
MSS. 120. 1880-1975. 1 reel
New Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Records, 1904-1930, 1956-1975;
Herman Primitive Baptist Church Records, 1880-1926, 1926-1955;
Association of Primitive Baptists minutes, 1945; Little Black
Association of Primitive Baptists minutes, 1926; M.F. Young family
Calhoun-Kincannon-Orr family papers
MSS. 23. 1837-1959. 0.66 cubic
Correspondence, estate papers, deeds, genealogical material,
and memorabilia, of the related families of Calhoun, Kincannon, and
in Lee, Pontotoc, Lafayette, and Lowndes Counties, Mississippi.
claim by Mrs. Jane Stuart Orr Calhoun against the government for war
confiscations and letter from U.S. Ambassador James L. Orr in St.
Petersburg, Russia, to his brother Jehu. Contains article "The
and the Negro", by William P. Calhoun, Greenville, South Carolina.
Cameron (Mack) papers
MSS. 50. 0.33 cubic feet.
Material used for Mack Cameron's thesis, the case of Henry Bucklow
County, Mississippi). Restricted until 2044.
Cammack (Abner) collection
MSS. 164. 1883-1886. 0.33 cubic
Records of the C.D. Benton & Company plantation store at Burnett,
Louisiana include letter book, 1883-1886, with copies of
relating to supplies and cotton sales; ledger of accounts, 1882-1883
11 loose items documenting supplies purchased, cotton stored and
transactions with share croppers and other customers in the Burch's
Camp (Ruth) collection
Materials concerning Sumter Camp, the Camp Flying School in Oktibbeha
County, aviation training during World War II, and the beginnings of
Raspet Flight Lab at Mississippi State University.
Camp Ground Methodist Church (Pontotoc, Mississippi) records
MSS. 165. 1850-1870. 0.04 cubic feet:
Class book of the school affiliated with Camp Ground Methodist
Campbell (C. H. "Sgt") letter
MSS. 554. 1861. 0.01 cubic feet: 2
Letter from C.H. Campbell from "Carters Mills, near Leesburg, Va.,"
November 12, 1861 to "Dear Parents." Concerns fighting, the company
its leadership, weather conditions, picket duty. Envelope "Mrs. Mary
Campbell, Canton, Madison Co., MS., Sgt C.H. Campbell, 13th Regt.,
Volunteers." Transcriptions available.
Campus Cut-Ups (Starkville, Mississippi) collection
MSS. 549. 1945-1947. 0.08 cubic
Correspondence, pamphlets, photos, and newspaper clippings
The Campus Cut-Ups Sub Deb Club, Ladies Home Journal. Gift
Dr. Martha Swain.
Canizaro (James T.) architectural records
. Bulk dates 1938-1990
Architectural drawings and roster for private residences, local
businesses and church and government
projects throughout Mississippi.
Capers (Charlotte) photographs
MSS. 415. 1938-1983. 0.01 cubic
Photographs of Charlotte Capers, former director and longtime staff
member of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History,
Mississippi. Original photographs are housed in the Department of
Archives and History.
Capps (George F.) letters
MSS. 166. 1860-1869. 0.04 cubic feet
1 reel microfilm.
Letters, certificate of the George F. Capps family include three
written during the Civil War from George F. Capps of the 42nd
Infantry, Company H, to wife Martha O. Capps, from Columbus,
Mississippi, and Mobile, Alabama (1862), and four letters written en
route to and from medical school in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1869. Includes
transcriptions. Letters from George F. Capps, of the 42nd Alabama
Infantry, Company H, to wife Martha O., from Columbus and Mobile
and four letters written in route to and from medical school in
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1869. Some letters mention African-Americans.
Cardwell (Leota) papers
MSS. 640. 0.2 cubic feet.
Photographs and written history of homes of Oktibbeha County,
Mississippi, compiled and collected for an Education class at
Mississippi State University by local resident Leota Cardwell.
Photocopies and digital reproductions.
Carlisle (James C.) papers
Carlisle (James T.) family papers
MSS. 596. 1898-1953 and undated. 0.33
Family papers of James T. Carlisle (1925-2003) contain materials
documenting his life, including school records and letters of
recommendation (1933-1943), and World War II letters from Air Force
training camps in the United States and from Germany, including
as a prisoner of war. Also included are materials documenting the
teaching career of his mother, Annie Mae House Carlisle (1885-1927)
Chickasaw County, Mississippi, schools (1909-1912) and letters from
to her husband James Walter Carlisle and parents Thomas Allen House
Mary Alice Gordon House (1909-1925). Materials concerning Thomas
and Mary House include personal letters and business records
(1909-1952). Other materials are House family obituaries and
obituaries of friends and newspaper articles (1898-1953).
materials include the Minutes of the Chickasaw County Baptist
Association (1940), agricultural conservation materials (1947), and
publication of the National Surgical Institute, Atlanta, Georgia,
undated and a map. Photographic materials include House family
and scanned images of the James Carlisle World War II letters.
are photocopies of originals loaned for reproduction.
Carothers (Kate) music book
MSS. 167. 1 volume.
Music album of Kate C. Carothers includes early southern music. List
titles available. Part of Music Collection.
Carpenter (James A.) miscellaneous collection
MSS. 168. 1800-1958. 0.33 cubic
Diary, correspondence, clippings, receipts, photographs, newspapers,
postcards, leather wallet, and writing case. Among the items are
Baker's Civil War diary, accounts of the Civil War, genealogical
information, correspondence and other items concerning Katherine
Bracher's trip to England, and letters concerning Mr. Carpenter's
for manuscripts for the MSU library.
Carr (Gale) papers
MSS. 650. 1871-1991. 1.5 cubic
Correspondence, military and school records, awards, publications,
scrapbooks, photographs and artifacts documenting the life of Gale
(1896-1991), farmer, livestock and dairy manager, real estate
and community activist of Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi. The
document Carr's birth and early farming career in Lamar County,
Missouri, his military service in World War I and his subsequent
Shelby County, Tennessee, to become the dairy production manager at
Shelby County Penal Farm. Documentation of Carr's work at the Penal
includes correspondence (1931-1932) to his wife, Florence Stratton
(d. 1968), herd registers and photographs, cattle photographs and
publications. Clippings, stationary and photographs document the
continuation of Carr's career after he was hired as the Northeast
Mississippi Livestock Association Director in Tupelo, Lee County,
Mississippi. Letters and clippings give evidence that Carr left the
state briefly from 1943-1944 to serve as herd manager at Happy
Farms, Rossville Georgia. A group of Strohmeyer and Carpenter photos
made for the American Jersey Cattle Club were collected as a result
Carr's cattle breeding and Club activities. Artifacts, clippings,
and other materials document the founding of the Carr-Myers Dairy by
Gale Carr and W.L. Wood after Carr's return to Tupelo in 1949 and
continuance of the full-production dairy until it was sold to Barber
Milk in 1956. Programs, brochures, awards and clippings document the
development of Carr's into Carr-Vista Park and Estates, a
that grew to 141 families, the Florence Carr bluebird trail and the
conservation activities of Carr and his wife. Carr's Rotary
are represented by awards, publications and other materials. Three
scrapbooks chronicle the whole of Carr's life in Missouri, Memphis
Mississippi, and also include clippings and some photographs of his
children. Other materials include a survey map, deeds, Carr family
genealogy and an autographed copy of Vaughn Grisham's Beyond
Boosterism: A Model for Community Development (1994) and
History of The American Jersey Cattle Club, 1868-1968.
Carroll (Thomas Battle) notebook
MSS. 169. Undated (circa 1930). 1
Information used in Carroll's Historical Sketches of Oktibbeha
Carter (Hodding II and Betty Werlein) papers
MSS. 127. 1872-2000 (Bulk Dates:
1918-2000). 88.25 cubic feet.
Correspondence, personal papers, literary manuscripts, and
concerning the Carters and their careers. Hodding Carter (1907-1972)
born in Louisiana and attended Bowdoin College and the Columbia
University School of Journalism. He began his career in journalism
the 1920's as a reporter in Jackson, Mississippi, and New Orleans,
Louisiana. Carter and Betty Werlein of New Orleans were married in
and soon after started their own newspaper, the Hammond (Louisiana)
Courier. With Hodding as editor and Betty as business
the Courier consistently opposed the rule of Huey Long.
Carter ran for the House of Representatives in 1935 after Long's
but was defeated. In 1936, at the invitation of William Alexander
the Carters moved to Greenville, Mississippi and set up the
Star. Two years later the Star was merged to form
Delta Democrat-Times. Carter was best known after World War
for his editorials, magazine articles, books, and speeches
racial justice in the south. Carter's 1946 series urging racial
tolerance earned him the Pulitzer Prize. In 1954, the Mississippi
of Representatives voted him a "liar" for his articles on the
Councils. The Carter papers document the important events and social
movements to which the Carters were witnesses or participants, such
the political careers of Huey Long and Theodore Bilbo, World War II,
Office of War Information, the rise of the Citizen's Councils in the
1950's, the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962,
changes in race relations throughout the country. Hodding Carter
(1907-1972) was the owner of the Hammond (La.) Courier and the Delta
Star (Greenville, Miss.), which later became the Delta
Among other important social and political events of the time, the
Carter papers document the rise of the Citizen's Councils in the
the integration of the University of Mississippi in 1962, and
race relations throughout the country.
Carter (Hodding III) manuscript and papers
MSS. 347. 1959, 1966-1968. 2.33 cubic
Typescript of The South Strikes Back and material concerning the
Mississippi Action for Progress (MAP), including correspondence,
reports, grant information, budgets, and convention materials.
Carter (Ruth) collection
MSS. 346. 0.08 cubic feet.
History of the Hill family; family photographs and letters; "Origin
the Teddy Bear" concerning Theodore Roosevelt's bear hunt in
Cartledge family papers
MSS. 319. 1931, 1940-1941 and
0.16 cubic feet.
History of Montgomery County, Mississippi, columns from the
Times and miscellaneous pages showing Winona buildings,
from the time. Photocopies.
Castles-Stiles family papers
MSS. 534. circa 1800-1998. circa 11
Correspondence, photographs, memorabilia, and other materials
the Castles and Stiles families of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi.
Includes papers of entomologist Charles Francis Stiles (1891-1974),
MSU graduate and his first wife Lottie Altizer Stiles, who resided
Stillwater, Oklahoma. Collection also includes a few items of his
wife Gladys Smith, an extension agent. C. F. Stiles papers bulk with
letters and cards from friends, family members and colleagues,
concerning his career, his illness and recovery from tuberculosis,
personal and family matters. Letters, diary, photographs and other
materials document Charles D. Castles (1920-1949), MSU student and
Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant at his death. Other materials include
letters of other family members, Bibles, photographs, publications,
genealogical notebook concerning the Stiles, McGee, Lawrence,
and Carpenter families, and other materials. Some materials relate
the Stiles family home, a historic home near Sessums in Oktibbeha
County, now called The Pillars. See also the Hightower, Montgomery,
Perkins, Castles and Stiles families papers. In process; portions of
collection are not yet usable.
Cate (Helen) sheet music collection
MSS. 733. 1855-1939.
Collection of approximately 120 pieces of 19th and early 20th century
Catledge (Turner) papers
MSS. 116. 1873-1985. circa 132 cubic
The collection consists of the personal and business papers of
Turner Catledge (1901-1983), graduate of Mississippi A&M
journalist, and editor of The New York Times. The bulk of
files date from 1945 to 1968, the period during which Catledge
assistant managing editor, executive managing editor, managing
and executive editor of the Times. Included are
memoranda, clippings, reports, photographs, tapes, phonograph
memorabilia, and publications. The collection is divided into two
series: 1 - papers transferred to MSU from the Catledge home in New
Orleans; and, 2 - office files transferred to MSU from the
Times office in New York.
Chase (Rolf B.) newspaper collection
MSS. 129. 1793-1889. 0.33 cubic
18th and 19th century newspapers, mostly from Taunton, Massachusetts.
Chatham (Dr. James R.) collection
MSS. 736. 1400-1500;
1958-1965. 1.31 cubic ft.
This collection consists of 2 medieval choral manuscripts, and
century botanical and animal
Chestnut Springs Baptist Church (Calhoun County, Mississippi)
MSS. 363. 1892-1898. 0.08 cubic
Volume I of the church records. Photocopies.
Chickasaw County (Mississippi) Board of Police minutes
MSS. 437. 1863-1865. 1 reel
Records of the Chickasaw County Board of Police concern road
and other county jurisdictional matters.
Chickasaw County (Mississippi) tax records
MSS. 438. 1848-1870. 1 reel
Personal and real property rolls, land rolls, for Chickasaw County,
Alto, and Houston, Mississippi.
Chickasaw Female College catalogues
MSS. 171. 1890-1891, 1902-1903. 0.33
Chickasaw Female College catalogues include lists of courses taught
lists of students.
Chickasaw Female College minutes
MSS. 172. 1852-1898. 1 volume and 1
Minutes of the Board of Trustees of the college, which was located in
Childs (Emma) scrapbook
MSS. 173. 1875. 1 volume.
Scrapbook of Miss Emma Childs, 1875.
Choctaw Motor Company (Ackerman, Mississippi) records
MSS. 361. 1939-1959. circa 20 cubic
Daily reports, financial records, price lists, orders,
service contracts, publications and other materials of Choctaw Motor
Company, located in Ackerman, Mississippi. In process.
Citizens' Council collection
MSS. 331. 1955-1967. 1 cubic
Includes correspondence, annual reports, and publications of the
Association of Citizens' Councils of Mississippi, the Citizens'
of America, and various other organizations. Includes
annual reports, and publications of the Association of Citizens'
Councils of Mississippi, the Citizens' Council of America, and
other organizations. Among the documents are pamphlets opposing
integration and promoting white supremacy.
Citizens' Council Radio Forum collection
MSS. 597. 1957-1966. 418 reels
(5 inch, 1 7/8 ips).
Radio programs produced by the Citizens' Council of Jackson,
Mississippi, 1957-1966, covering issues like states rights and
integration. Transcripts available for the bulk of the tapes.
include George Wallace and Strom Thurmond.
Civil Rights miscellaneous collection
MSS. 500. 1937-1969 and undated. 0.16
Broadsides, leaflets, circulars, publications, comics and other
documenting Anti-Communism, anti-Semitism, anti-left-wing
segregationism, and the American Eugenics Party in the United
Concerns the reaction to the modern civil rights movement in the
States from 1937 to 1969, including Anti-Communist, Anti-Semitic,
anti-integration viewpoints. Includes brochures, broadsides, and
materials from the American Eugenics Party, the Black Panthers, and
other unnamed groups.
Claiborne County/Port Gibson Historical collection
1818-1994. 0.50 cubic ft.
This collection features materials from the town's history and
of a bank stock book,
newspaper clippings and news releases, as well as materials related
church history, the
establishment of Mississippi's first public library and local
Port Gibson, Mississippi
is located 40 miles northeast of Natchez on the Natchez Trace
Clark (Kate Freeman) collection
MSS. 174. 1855-1956. 7 reels
Correspondence, diaries, journals, and other papers of artist Kate
Freeman Clark and the Walthall family of Holly Springs, Mississippi.
Originals in Holly Springs Museum.
Clark (Lena Simmons) collection
MSS. 18. 1856-1912. 0.33 cubic feet
Papers of the Travis Clark family including: farm accounts, receipts,
other financial statements, cotton sale records and other farm
from Grenada County, Mississippi; material relating to the education
children (1865-1887), almanacs, scrapbook of clippings, postcards,
invitations, and other papers.
Claude Bowen, Mississippi National Guard certificate
. 1899. 0.02 cubic ft.
Nineteenth century Mississippi National Guard certificate.
Clay County (Mississippi) civil rights movement collection
MSS. 175. 1963-1965. 0.33 cubic
Pamphlets, broadsides, clippings, posters and other material
voter registration and civil rights activities in Clay County.
Organizations represented include the Mississippi Freedom Democratic
Party, Mississippi Student Union, Freedom Information Service,
for a Democratic Society and Council of Federated Organizations
Clay County Extension Agent reports
MSS. 341. 1924, 1928. 0.16 cubic
Report ledgers of County Agent Thomas E. Douglas in Clay County,
Mississippi. Included are official reports, broadsides, clippings,
photographs detailing the progress of Clay County Extension Work,
Clubs (Cotton Clubs, Corn Clubs, Pig Clubs), 4-H Clubs, and the Clay
County Farm Bureau.
Clayton (W. L.) scrapbook
MSS. 178. Undated. 1 reel
Scrapbook of articles: "Pen Pictures of the Olden Time" by W.L.
(1836-1921), originally published in Northeast Mississippi Daily
Clayton and related family papers and history
MSS. 177. 0.08 cubic feet and 1 reel
Correspondence between W. G. Anderson and James A. Carpenter;
genealogical lines, Bible record, pedigree chart and biography of
Clem (T. M.) papers
MSS. 439. 1784-1786. 1 reel
Account book of firm Willis Cowper and Company, Portsmouth, Virginia,
July 1784-April 1786; Hand-made arithmetic book, circa 1820.
Cobb (Cully A.) / Ruralist Press papers
MSS. 74. 1906-1972. 20 cubic
Correspondence, reports, and other documents concerning Cully A. Cobb
(1884-1975), his activities with the Cotton Division of the
Adjustment Administration (1933-1937), his operation of the Ruralist
Press in Atlanta, Georgia (1937-1971), and numerous other topics.
Contains a large group of agricultural photographs accumulated for
used in The Ruralist, including photographs of African-Americans.
Cobb (Cully Alton) papers
MSS. 47. 1932-1967. 10 cubic
Papers of Cully Alton Cobb (1884-1975), publisher and MSU graduate of
class of 1908 include correspondence relating to Mr. Cobb's
for Secretary of Agriculture (1932-1933); correspondence, memoirs,
government forms, clippings from Mr. Cobb's period of service with
Agricultural Adjustment Administration (1933-1937); speeches,
photographs, copies of certificates, genealogy The Cobbs of
Tennessee; scrapbooks of Cobb's activities; other
See also Cully A. Cobb/Ruralist Press papers.
Cobb (Joseph B.) estate papers
MSS. 377. 1858-1861. 0.08 cubic
Photocopies from the Lowndes County Courthouse of the estate papers
Joseph B. Cobb, humorist and author of Mississippi Scenes. Among the
topics are a rebellion on one of Cobb's plantations and the hiring
dogs to catch run-away Cobb slaves. Cobb was a Unionist and a Whig.
Cobb (Lois P. Dowdle "Mrs. Cully") papers
MSS. 48. 1915-1969. 0.33 cubic
Correspondence, publication, clippings, miscellany pertaining to Lois
Dowdle Cobb's (1889-1987) career as state (Georgia) Girl's Club
home economics director for World War I Federal Food Administration
Georgia (1915-1927), editor of the Home Department of the
Ruralist (1927-1933), and Director of the American
Home Grown Fats and Oils (1933-1935).
Cockrell (Thomas D.) collection
MSS. 358. 1855-1982. 0.3 cubic
Correspondence, research material, and manuscripts concerning the
Cockrell family of Winston and Noxubee Counties, Mississippi.
is the manuscript of Thomas D. Cockrell's compilation, "The
of William Jasper Cockrell and Martha Ann Crowson," 1982.
Cole (Hunter) Elizabeth Spencer collection
MSS. 673. circa 0.5 cubic
Letters and emails between Hunter Cole and Elizabeth Spencer.
Cole (Lucy Wellborn) collection
MSS. 396. 1983. 0.08 cubic
Recollections of Mrs. Cole: "Childhood Memories of the Starkville
Methodist Church in the Early Decades of the Century," "Food
in Starkville in the Early 1900's," "My Recollection of Starkville
Colley-Lee (Myrna) papers
MSS. 635. circa 1920-2011. 40 cubic
Papers of costume designer Colley-Lee of Charleston, Mississippi,
scripts, playbills, photographs, design materials, sketches,
materials, research materials for plays; costumes created for
Steppenwolf Theater production of "The Wedding Band", 2003; vintage
costume collected by Colley-Lee as a part of her Glad Rags
other costumes created and/or worn to special events by Colley-Lee;
digital reproductions of costume sketches drawn by Colley-Lee;
correspondence; materials from the exhibit 'Glad Rags: Sketches,
Swatches and Costume Designs'; clippings, articles and publications;
records of community and philanthropic activities; materials
her personal and family life. Some restrictions apply. Additions
Colonial Dames collection
2009-2015. 0.02 cubic
Directories, yearbook and bylaws of the Colonial Dames Society of
Columbus Brick Company records
MSS. 378. 1912-1959. 0.66 cubic
Consists primarily of the tax records (1912-1945) of the Columbus
Company, in which W. N. Puckett and W. S. Lindamood were partners.
Included are tax returns, correspondence, business papers, account
ledger (1914-1959), U.S. War Production Board pamphlet, and book on
Columbus Packet newspaper collection
MSS. 798. 1992-2003
1.94 cubic feet
Newspapers from the weekly distributed Columbus Packet of Columbus,
1960-1980. 0.66 cubic ft.
Publications, some from Embassy of USSR, on the subject of communism
Concerned Citizens Against the Landfill (CCALL) records
MSS. 584. 1992-1998. 5 cubic
Collection of legal, research and other materials documenting the
of a group of citizens who took legal action against the Golden
Regional Landfill in eastern Oktibbeha County and western Clay
Mississippi. Gift of Ellen Bryant and Ruth Camp.
Concord Baptist Church of Christ (Chickasaw County, Mississippi)
Records of church on one reel of microfilm (1837-1861), includes
lists of the names of members (1840-1843), some of which are notated
"servant of" with the name of the owner and others who are listed as
"colored members". The minutes themselves document matters
these members. Note that these minutes have been transcribed and are
available in the cataloged title Minutes of Concord Baptist Church,
Choctaw County, Mississippi, 1837-1861 (Special Collections call
BX 6480 .C66 C66 1951).
Concord Baptist Church of Christ (Choctaw County, Mississippi)
MSS. 563. 1837-1861. 1 reel
Minutes of Concord Baptist Church of Christ in Choctaw County,
Conner (Douglas) papers
MSS. 179. 1943-1993, 2011. 0.99 cubic
The Douglas Conner papers include the papers of Dr. Douglas L. Conner
(1920-1998), prominent African-American physician and civil rights
activist in Mississippi. The papers contain election materials,
publications, organizational records, newspaper clippings,
video tape and miscellany. Papers of prominent Starkville physician
Douglas Conner include correspondence, press releases, tally forms,
platforms and constitutions, audio interviews, clippings and other
papers relating to the Mississippi Loyalist Democratic Party and the
1972 Democratic National Convention; civil rights materials
Starkville, Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University;
photographs and other materials documenting the education, career,
family of Douglas Conner, including materials concerning his adopted
Richard Holmes, the first black student at MSU.
Consortium for Library Automation in Mississippi (CLAM)
MSS. 465. 1974-1978. 0.16 cubic
Correspondence, minutes, charter, bylaws, reports, lists, clippings,
notes and other materials documenting the activities of CLAM,
MSS. 124. 1846-1880. 0.08 cubic feet
1 reel microfilm.
Letters written by members of the Myers, Hollingsworth, Milner, and
Conwill families, of South Carolina, Indianola, and Mississippi,
1846-1880. Mostly concern family affairs.
Corinth Machinery Company records
MSS. 529. 1904-1985. circa 20 cubic
Records of the Corinth Machinery Company, Corinth, Mississippi.
Cotton Ginners Record Book
791. 1920. 0.02 cubic ft.
A 1920 Cotton Ginner's record book.
Council on Community Resources collection
MSS. 425. 1983-1985. 0.08 cubic
Minutes, correspondence, and other papers concerning the Council on
Community Resources, which was organized in 1983 in Starkville,
Cowpens Battleground (song)
MSS. 180. 0.01 cubic feet: 1
Sheet music of the Daughters of the American Revolution song.
Cox (Allen Eugene) papers
MSS. 45. 1880-1996 (Bulk Dates:
1935-1987). 47.75 cubic feet.
The Allen Eugene Cox papers contain the papers of Allen Eugene Cox
(1905-1992), former resident director of Providence Cooperative
Holmes County, Mississippi, and later executive director of the
Foundation. The papers include correspondence, ledgers, newspaper
clippings, publications, photographs and films. Correspondence,
published material, clippings, and other material collected by Allen
Eugene Cox of the Delta Foundation, chiefly pertaining to the racial
problems in the South and cooperative farms. Includes information on
White Citizens' Council, Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission,
National Council of Churches, COFO, NAACP, SNCC and related
organizations, farm labor unions, cooperatives, and black and white
Coyne (Marshall B.) collection
MSS. 434. 1845-1878. 2 items.
Letters written by Jefferson Davis: 1. February 25, 1845, to Varina
Howell concerning their forthcoming marriage. 2. March 20, 1878, to
Dear friend," concerning the friendship of the Pope of the Catholic
Coyt Community History
MSS. 603. 1984, 1997, 2002-2003. 0.02
Historical compilations about the Coyt community, Wayne County,
Mississippi, written and compiled by Ralph A. Boykin and others.
Contains information about schools, families, churches and includes
copies of maps and photographs. Gift of Ralph A. Boykin.
Craig (James W.) papers
MSS. 461. 1811-1990. circa 53 cubic
Papers of James W. Craig, forester, founder of Forestry Suppliers,
Jackson, Mississippi, historian and genealogist. Craig was State
Forester of Mississippi (1952-1955). Included are papers relating to
Craig's education at Syracuse University and forestry career,
1933-1980's, including correspondence, speeches, appointment books,
publications, a history of Forestry Suppliers, Inc., and materials
concerning the Mississippi Forestry Association, the Forest Farmer
Association, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum and
Foundation and other organizations. Among the collected forest
materials are early logging and camp pictures and materials
Lamb-Fish Lumber Company. Also included are extensive research
concerning the Craig family and related lines, together with
genealogies and histories. Open with permission, although
Folder list is available.
Crampton (Frank) collection
MSS. 125. Undated. 0.01 cubic feet: 1
Magnolia Blossoms and Sunflower Seeds - Poems from a Southern
and His Yankee Nephew. Handwritten manuscript.
Creighton (John Orde) papers
MSS. 181. 1915-1940. 0.33 cubic
Letters from Creighton to his mother, describing his life and
surroundings as a voice student while studying in New York City, St.
Louis, Missouri, San Francisco, California, and Vienna, Austrai,
Miss Gelling, Percy Rector Stevens, Mrs. Sherwood, and Mr. Steiner,
1915-1940. Also includes photographs and clippings.
Crigler (Tom White) papers
MSS. 182. 1848-1945 and undated. 0.40
Papers of Tom White Crigler (1897-1986), Navy veteran and long-time
postmaster of Macon, Mississippi. Includes letters and greeting
(1848-1895), service records of Troop H, Second Squadron,
Cavalry, 1917, 28 World War II letters and cards, 11 World War II
posters, armed forces newspapers and publications.
Critz family genealogy
MSS. 183. 1955-1962. 0.08 cubic
15 items concerning the Critz family genealogy.
Crossley (Gen. Bill) collection
MSS. 711. 1992-2004. 2
Collection consists of two books (The Air Force Wife and The Army
and several military
Crump (Brodie S.) family papers
MSS. 654. 1906-1994 (Bulk Dates:
1947-1980). 6 cubic feet.
The Brodie S. Crump family papers contain the papers of newspaper
columnist Brodie Strachan Crump (1898-1990) and members of his
The papers include correspondence, certificates and diplomas,
clippings and scrapbooks, genealogical material, publications and
Crunk (Dell Justice) collection
MSS. 440. 1848-1909. 2 reels
Papers of John F. Johnson (1827-1902), farmer, Confederate soldier,
tax assessor, of Grady, Webster County, Mississippi. Correspondence,
journals, farm records, and business papers, pertaining to Webster
County, 1848-1909. Includes letters from W.C. Faulkner and U.S.
H.D. Money. Papers of John F. Johnson (1827-1902), farmer,
soldier, and tax assessor, of Grady, Webster County, Mississippi.
Includes contract between Johnson and Chaney, the freedwoman, April
1866; also includes sharecropping agreements.
Curry-Ballard (Nancy Margaret) collection
0.4 cubic ft.
Wool coverlet and wool carding comb tools.
Cussell and Baughn collection
MSS. 410. 1850, 1859. 1 reel
Account book of the Canton, Mississippi, firm of Cussell and Baughn,
26-September 17, 1859; prescription book, circa 1850.