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    • Finding aid for the Colmer (William M.) Papers.

    • Materials in this collection were donated by William M. Colmer: First accession-1970. Additional information online at:
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    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart; 1997

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 20, 1997 and August 28, 1997 with Peter H. Stewart (born 1934). He began teaching school in Edwards, Mississippi, in the fall of 1961. In August 1969, he worked for Friends of Children, a Head Start...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Vernon Keys; 1994

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vernon J. Keys was born in 1926. She graduated from Coahoma County Agricultural High School in Clarksdale and received a bachelor's degree in sociology from J.P. Campbell College, Jackson, Mississippi. Ms. Keys also studied at...
    • Oral history with Dr. W.J. Cunningham

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 6, 1981 with Dr. W. J. Cunningham at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. William Jefferson Cunningham was born on December 23, 1905 in Iuka, Mississippi. In 1929, he graduated from the University of...
    • Oral history with Don Jelinek; 2004

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 11, 2004 in Berkeley, California. Don Jelinek was born in 1934 in New York City. In 1958 he joined the Army and was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina where he first witnessed segregation. After...
    • Oral history with James Cohen; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Mr. Cohen was born in rural Forrest County, Mississippi in 1920. Although poor, his widowed mother helped him attend college after he graduated valedictorian from...
    • Oral history with Edward L. McDaniel; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 12, 1977 with Edward L. McDaniel. Born in Adams County, Mississippi, in 1934, Edward L. McDaniel grew up in Natchez, Mississippi. He went on to earn his GED and attend college for almost two years. He...
    • Oral history with Jack Liggans; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 22, 2002 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Jack Liggans was born July 15, 1921 in Claiborne County to George Liggans, Sr. and Bessie Butler. He was educated at Watson Chapel School and Claiborne County...
    • Oral history with Daisy Harris Wade; 2000-2001

    • "Oral history.; Two interviews conducted February 11, 2000 and July 12, 2001. Daisy Harris Wade was born April 22, 1931 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended Hattiesburg's Eureka High School and graduated in 1949. After high school, she...
    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
    • Oral history with James L. Roberts, Jr.; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 19, 2002; September 26, 2002; October 3, 2002; October 17, 2002; and October 31, 2002. Honorable James Lamar Roberts Jr. was born in the Robbs Community in Pontotoc County on June 8, 1945. He received...
    • Oral history with Alvin L. Fielder, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Alvin L. Fielder Sr. was born December 7, 1900 in Newton County, Mississippi. Mr. Fielder moved to Meehan Junction, Mississippi in 1913 and remained there until 1918, when he moved to Meridian. In 1918 he was a lumberyard saw...
    • Oral history with Eva Gates

    • Oral history.; Eva Gates was born on October 4, 1948. Marriage and pregnancy at fifteen caused her to temporarily leave school although her return proved difficult because of her husband's protests and the prevailing school policies concerning...
    • Oral history with Jesse Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on August 8 and 10, 1976 and October 19, 1976 with Jesse Boyce Holleman (born 1924). He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1947 until 1953. At that time, he became district attorney for...
    • Oral history with Dr. William A. Butts

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 3, 1976 with Dr. William A. Butts at his office on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Butts was born in 1933 near Kilmichael, Mississippi. After graduating high school, he went on to...


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