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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 Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
    • Oral history with Angela Georgian

    • Oral history.; Angela Georgian was born in Greece in 1920 and emigrated to the United States in 1937. She and her mother and sister joined her father in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he had opened a small restaurant, Gus's Caf*. In 1947, Mrs....
    • Oral history with Bennie Thompson; 1974

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 13, 1974 with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson at his office in Bolton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on January 28, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Tougaloo College in...
    • Oral history with Blanche Whittom; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Blanche Whittom. Bonnie Blanche Little Whittom was born to Robert Little and Alethia McLaurin in Bridgeport, MS in February 1912. She had three brothers and two sisters. She went to school in Bridgeport and...
    • Oral history with Captain George A. Stevens

    • Oral history.; Mr. George A. Stevens was born in 1910 in Forrest County, Mississippi. He attended Hattiesburg public schools but graduated from high school in Anthony, New Mexico. Mr. Stevens returned to attend The University of Southern...
    • Oral history with Dan M. Lee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Dan M. Lee was born in Petal, Mississippi, on April 19, 1926. He graduated from Petal High School in April 1944. Justice Lee served in the United States Naval Air Corps from April 1944 to June 1946. Lee attended pre-law at The...
    • Oral history with Fern Lowenfels; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 20, 2003 with Fern Gelford Lowenfels in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Fern Gelford Lowenfels was born in New York City and came to work in Mississippi as a recruit of the United Federation of Teachers. She...
    • Oral history with Genevera Nero Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Nero Reaves. Reaves was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 20, 1923. Reaves was an educator and participant in the Mississippi theatre of...
    • Oral history with George L. French; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted George Lewis French was born in June 1919 to Edgar Franklin French and Lila Mae Schull French in Maryville, LA. French was one of five children. French’s family moved to Mississippi when he was twelve years old....
    • Oral history with George Rogers

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 16, 1977 with George Rogers (born 1927). Mr. Rogers, a Rhodes Scholar, was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served for more than twenty years. He became well known for his...
    • Oral history with Honorable George M. Yarbrough

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 21, 1980 with the Honorable George M. Yarbrough at his home. Yarbrough was born on August 15, 1916 at Red Banks, Mississippi. Yarbrough served in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank...
    • 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. ...
    • Oral history with James Madison Johnson; 2000

    • Oral history.; James Madison Johnson was born on March 17, 1955, in Laurel, Mississippi. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and served in the Navy both full-time and in the reserves. In Biloxi, he acquired real...
    • Oral history with Jesse Richmond; 2000

    • Oral history.; Mr. Jesse Benjamin Richmond Jr. grew up in Jefferson Davis County, where he attended school. Mr. Richmond graduated from the Commonwealth College of Funeral Service in...
    • Oral History with Jimmie Jenkins; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African-Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African-American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...


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