New collections from Archives & Special Collections

mum00739_b04_f01_01_275mum00739_b04_f01_01_275.tifAmerican Association of University Women Accretion: The original donation of the papers of the Mississippi Division of the American Association of University Women occurred in the late 1980s, and the organization has continued to add accretions since that time. The 2014 accretions included banners from conferences and branch documents. (Gift of the Mississippi Division of the AAUW)

Scott Barretta Collection: Several hundred CDs, books and videos relating to the blues and music history. (Donated by Scott Barretta)

Brett Bonner Collection: Around 400 CDs of blues and related music. (Donated by Brett Bonner)

Charleston, Mississippi, Rotary Club Collection: A collection of minutes from the Charleston, Mississippi, Rotary Club, circa 1925-1990s. (Donated by the Charleston Rotary Club)

Roy Greenberg Collection: Contains 60 LPs of blues and related music. (Donated by Roy Greenberg)

Lafayette County Tax Ledger: Ledger outlining tax information on residents of Lafayette County in Reconstruction-era Mississippi. (Donated by Frank Hull)

Lavonne Lambert Collection: Gift of several hundred LPs, CDs and cassettes of blues and related music. (Donated by Laurel Lambert)

League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection Accretion: Addition of two boxes to the existing state division’s archive. (Donated by the League of Women Voters of Mississippi)

Bill McGinnis Collection: Two copies of Catalogue of the Officers, Alumni and Students of the University of Mississippi … 1859-1860 and a 1910 Bulletin of the University of Mississippi. (Donated by Bill McGinnis)

Dr. Ben F. Martin III and Cordelia Leach Fant Memorial Collection: Contains original ledgers and newspapers primarily from 19th-century Holly Springs, Mississippi. Of particular note is the 1830’s era “Board of Selectmen” ledger as well as a ledger containing handwritten reminiscences of a Confederate veteran. (Donated by Morgan Martin and Ben Martin IV)

Bob Mathews Collection: Collection of two digitized newsreels taken of the integration of the University of Mississippi by Bob Mathews. (Donated by Bob Mathews)

Ed Meek/Meek School of Journalism and New Media Collection: This collection contains negatives, photographs and written materials created by Ed Meek. Materials included range from his time as a staff writer in the University of Mississippi’s Public Relations Office (1960s) through later years. This collection contains many significant images, including Meek’s photographs of the integration of the University of Mississippi. (Donated by Ed Meek)

Shelley Fraser Mickle Collection: Papers of novelist and short story author best known for her young adult works. (Donated by Shelley Fraser Mickle)

George Miller Collection: Consists primarily of the papers of George Miller, a son of Hugh Miller of Pontotoc, Mississippi. The collection contains correspondence, financial documents, land certificates, rare newspapers and quite a bit of material on life in north Mississippi in the 19th century. (Donated by Bob Thompson, Virginia Thompson Munford, Charles Thompson III and William Thompson)

Mamie and Ellis Nassour Arts & Entertainment Collection Accretion: The Mamie and Ellis Nassour Arts & Entertainment Collection continues to grow. This year included accretions of entertainment memorabilia, including Sam Norkin caricatures, framed theatre posters, signed playbills, signed theatre posters, circus memorabilia and many other related items. Several individuals and groups also made contributions to the collection, including the Actors Fund, Frances Norkin, Daryl Roth Productions, Les Leverett, Feld Entertainment, among others. (Donated by Ellis Nassour)

Jim O’Neal Collection: Approximately 35,000 photograph negatives and slides, and 74 master audiotapes from Jim O’Neal, co-founder of Living Blues magazine. These items document about 40 years of blues history. (Donated by Jim O’Neal)

Carolyn Ross Research Files Collection: Contains extensive research material and unpublished manuscripts on Jacob Thompson (U.S. Secretary of the Interior 1857-1861; inspector general of the Confederate States Army, CSA lieutenant colonel and head of Confederate Secret Service operations in Canada). (Donated by Joyce Sidorfsky)

David G. Sansing Collection Accretion: Addition of five boxes to the research files of this Mississippi historian. New material includes files on the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Mississippi history textbooks and Mississippi Reconstruction among other topics, as well as recordings of oral histories with noted Mississippi politicians and members of the University of Mississippi community. (Donated by David Sansing)

William M. Shoemaker Collection: Consists primarily of scrapbooks and family correspondence related to the life and career of William M. Shoemaker. Shoemaker was an alumnus and a long-serving member on the IHL board. (Donated by Robert Hume and William Shoemaker Jr.)

Wm. Clyde Stewart Collection Accretion: Addition of mid-20th-century recordings of Mississippi political campaign songs. (Donated by William C. Stewart)

Cid Ricketts Sumner Collection: Five letters from Mississippi-born author Cid Ricketts Sumner to fellow author Alice P. Miller in the 1950s, written during Sumner’s most prolific period. (Donated by Nancy Miller)

Doris B. Thompson/James Silver Collection: Contains original notes attributed to James Silver and his research for the expanded edition of Mississippi: The Closed Society. (Gift of Mary Margaret Hansen and family)

Union County Oral History Project: Contains oral histories and transcripts from the “North Mississippi Women’s History Project” coordinated by Elizabeth Payne. (Donated by Elizabeth Payne)

United Confederate Veterans ribbon: Lafayette County Civil War veteran’s ribbon from a 1904 Memphis, Tennessee, United Confederate Veteran’s meeting. (Donated by Ronald Pass)

Curtis Wilkie Accretion: Curtis Wilkie donated his original collection in 1999. Since that time, he has made a number of accretions to the collection, and in 2014 he donated research materials related to the publication of The Fall of the House of Zeus. (Donated by Curtis Wilkie)

William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation Collection: Contains correspondence and documentation regarding programming efforts for the significant institute. (Donated by the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation)

Yellow Fever Letter: Accretion to the Canale Yellow Fever Collection. Dated 1900, this letter contains information on quarantine efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. (Donated by D.J. Canale)