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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: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m024.htm
    • 1933; 1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; 1973
    • Oral history with Mr. Troy Catchings Jr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Troy Catchings, Jr. (born 1942). In 1966, he began working with Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), an antipoverty agency that serves the African-American and poor white communities of...
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    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Vernon Keys; 1994

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vernon J. Keys was born on October 7, 1926 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She graduated from Coahoma County Agricultural High School in Clarksdale and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in sociology from J.P. Campbell College...
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    • Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Mr. Wroten became famous as one of only two Mississippi House Representatives who voted in favor of allowing blacks to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
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    • Oral history with Sara Hamilton

    • Oral history.; An interview with Sara Hamilton conducted on June 19, 2007. A volunteer project manager, Ms. Hamilton relocated from Chicago to Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina to continue working on Gulf Coast relief efforts.
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    • Oral history with Robert Gavagnie

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 12, 2007 and February 20, 2008 with Robert Gavagnie. A descendent of some of the first settlers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mr. Gavagnie discusses his experiences as Chief of the Bay St. Louis...
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    • Interview with Ruby Magee; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 18, 1972 with Ms. Ruby Magee at College Hall at the University of Southern Mississippi. Magee was born in 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1962, she received a BA in history and political science from...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Aaron Henry; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 1, 1972 with Dr. Aaron Henry in his drugstore in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Henry was born on July 2, 1922 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. After serving in World War II, he went to Xavier College (now Xavier...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Sammie Rash; 1977

    • Oral history.; Reverend Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963...
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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...
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    • Oral history with Michael Mills; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 10, 2002 with Michael Mills. Michael P. Mills was born on August 25, 1956, in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a BA from the University of Mississippi, a JD from the University of Mississippi...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with James L. Robertson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. ...
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    • Oral history with Lenore L. Prather; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2002 with Lenore Prather. Lenore Loving Prather was born September 17, 1931. Prather attended Mississippi State College for Women, where she received her bachelor’s of science in 1953. She then...
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    • Oral history with Bert Fells

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 25, 1976 with Bert Fells, a Hattiesburg native. Mr. Fells served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1969, including a tour in Vietnam. In 1972, he returned to Mississippi to live and became director of...
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