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A-Z list of Material Culture

For more information:

Jennifer McGillan, Coordinator of Manuscripts

   (662) 325-3071             jmcgillan@library.msstate.edu

Batey Family collection
MSS. 699. 1970 (ca). 6 items

Ladder-back chairs with corn husk seats; woven baskets all purchased by Amanda Batey’s mother while visiting Macon in Noxubee County, Mississippi.

Boswell and Stephens family papers
MSS. 695. 1824-1964. 0.66 cubic ft.

Financial documents and correspondence including land bonds, indenture contracts, tax receipts, account books, teaching certificates, and a book of musical notations, along with a small assortment of artifacts, including a pillbox filled with teeth, two small coin purses, and a metal box.

Bourgon (Charles H. "Hubie") collection
MSS. 703. 1861-1999 . 1.5 cubic ft.

WWII items including correspondence, photographs, scrapbook and newspaper clippings, as well as military uniform artifacts.

Bridgforth family collection
MSS. 778. 1950s-60s. 1.5 cubic ft.

A collection of Latin American textiles.

Bridgforth (Stewart "Bebe") collection
MSS. 740. 1942-1945 . 2 cubic ft.

This collection includes Stewart "Bebe" Bridgforth’s letters to his wife and parents during WWII, photographs, war-time publications, maps, and two Nazi flags (one signed by the men in Bridgforth’s unit). The letters, which date from approximately 1942 to 1945, encompass Bridgforth’s military experience from Mississippi and other domestic locations to the fields of Belgium, France and Germany.

Crossley (Gen. Bill) collection
MSS. 711. 1992-2004. 2 cubic ft.

Collection consists of two books (The Air Force Wife and The Army Wife) and several military uniforms.

Curry-Ballard (Nancy Margaret) collection
MSS. 780. undated . 0.4 cubic ft.

Wool coverlet and wool carding comb tools.

Holder (Dr. A. B.) collection
MSS. 737. 1885-1992. 2 cubic ft.

This collection details the work of Dr. A.B. Holder and includes correspondence, family photographs and genealogical materials, as well as a medical ledger, photographs and Native American items from Dr. Holder's work in Montana.

Laird (Kermit D.)
MSS. 786. 1942. 2 items

WWII era Nazi flag and Belgium flag bunting.

McReynolds-Davis (Carole) collection
MSS. 712. undated. 1 cubic ft.

Collection of two straw hats.

Miscellaneous military hat collection
MSS. 764. undated. 0.5 cubic ft.

A collection of various military hats honoring Veterans of Foreign Wars and the CVA-43 Coral Sea.

Starkville Pride collection
MSS. 794. 2018. .03 cubic ft.

Newspaper clippings, legal correspondence, pins and brochures.