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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
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    • Oral history with Bennie Gooden; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Bennie Gooden. As one of the founding members of the Southern Education Recreation Association (SERA), Mr. Gooden wrote the grant proposal to fund Coahoma County's first Head Start program...
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    • Oral history with Bill Monroe; 2002

    • Oral history.; William "Bill" Monroe was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi. His family eventually moved to Kosciusko, and he spent most of his early life there. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Second World War with the...
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    • Oral history with Dorothea Allsup

    • Oral history.; Dorothea Allsup was born on February 4, 1916. Her family resided in Nebraska, but they moved to Epes, Alabama and then Macon, Mississippi, when she was seventeen. While Mrs. Allsup attended high school in Macon she met her future...
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    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 1998

    • Oral history.: Interview conducted with Judge Fred Banks, Jr. Fred Banks was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 1, 1942. He graduated from Lanier High School in Jackson in 1960. He then attended Howard University where he received a...
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    • Oral history with Jack Pace; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Jack Pace. Jack Alfred Pace was born in Conehatta, Mississippi, in Newton County in March 1917. After graduating from Philadelphia High School, Pace went to Decatur, East Central Junior College on a football...
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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 James Meredith; 2002

    • Oral history.; James Meredith was born June 25, 1933 in Attala County, Mississippi. As a young boy, he attended the Attala County Training School. At eighteen years old, Meredith enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1951 to 1960....
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    • Oral history with Judge Fred L. Banks

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 5, 1998 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 of...
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    • Oral history with Katherine Carr Esters; 2001

    • Oral history.;Katherine Carr Esters was born on April 9, 1928 in rural Attala County, Mississippi. Esters grew up with racial segregation and attended school at Mary Holmes Seminary High School during the Jim Crow era. In one incident in 1946,...
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    • Oral history with Michael L. Carr Jr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 28, 1993 with Judge Michael L. Carr (born 1920). He moved to Mississippi when he received an appointment to serve as law clerk to Edwin R. Holmes, U.S. circuit judge for the Fifth Circuit Court of...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Andrew R. Carr; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 14, 1994 with Mr. Andrew R. Carr. Carr was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He attended the Naval Academy during World War II, and then enlisted in the Navy. After twelve years in the Navy, Carr...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Balfour William Ruff

    • Oral history.; Mr. Balfour William Ruff Sr. was born March 31, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi. He moved to Tupelo at a young age and attended its public schools. For many years he operated the Ruff Dairy Farm, the first in the Tupelo area to...
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    • Oral history with Mr. C.B. Newman

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 18, 1992 and March 9, 1993 with Mr. C.B. "Buddie" Newman at his home in Valley Park, Mississippi. Newman was born on May 8, 1921 in Valley Park, Mississippi. In 1942, he left his job with the Southern...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 13, 1993 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston; 1980

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Howard Dudley Long

    • Oral history.; Howard Dudley (Blue) Long was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 18, 1927. As a child, Mr. Long canvassed for votes with his father, the chancery clerk, and he heard many political speeches, including some made by Theodore...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold

    • Oral history.; Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold was born January 25, 1913, in Saltillo, Mississippi. She lived through the Depression and the closing of the banks in the 1930s, at which time she went to work sewing in a factory in Tupelo. Her husband,...
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    • Oral history with Otho Monroe

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 19, 1975 with Otho Monroe (born 1912). Mr. Monroe was superintendent of the Senatobia School District from 1949 until 1968, when he resigned in protest of school desegregation.
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