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    • Oral history with Mr. Harold Ray Presley

    • Oral history.; Mr. Harold Ray Presley was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 5, 1948. In 1968 he was drafted into the Army and served in Vietnam for four years. Mr. Presley married and became the father of two sons and a daughter. Elvis...
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    • Oral history with Mark Jones

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 22, 2007 with Mark Jones. A relief worker with Urban Life Ministries, Mr. Jones describes his experiences distributing meals and supplies following Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Palmer E. Foster

    • Oral history.; Mr. Palmer E. Foster was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and moved with his family to Ripley, Mississippi. After his high school graduation, he spent four years in the Army during World War II. Then he entered Rust College and in 1949...
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    • Oral history with David Elliott

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 31, 2009 with David Elliott. A newscaster at WLOX-TV, Mr. Elliott describes his experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Kate Greene

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 5, 2005 with Kate Greene. Ms. Greene discusses her experience during and after Hurricane Katrina in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
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    • Oral history with Sarah McPherson

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Sarah McPherson, an employee at the Pascagoula Public Library, who describes Hurricane Katrina's devastation on the town, the relief efforts, and rebuilding after the storm.
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    • Oral history with Ms. Varnell Homan

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Varnell Homan was born on February 5, 1925, in Mooreville, Mississippi. In 1936, the year of Tupelo's worst tornado, she moved to Shannon, Mississippi. In 1942 she married Elkin P. Homan, and they were farmers. To make a...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage; her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar...
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    • Oral history with Miss Oseola McCarty

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Tony Byrne

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 17, 1980 with the Honorable Tony Byrne, former mayor of Natchez, Mississippi at his office in the Natchez City Hall. Byrne was born on May 18, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi...
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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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    • Oral history with Mrs. Irene (Ponder) Napier

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 2, 1981 with Mrs. Irene Napier at her home in Mount Olive, Mississippi. Napier was born on December 21, 1917 at Mount Olive in Covington, Mississippi. After having studied two years at Jones County...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Billie Rossie Tonos

    • Oral history.; Billie Rossie Tonos was born November 12, 1924, in Shaw, Mississippi, to Nazira Hallal Rossie and Sam Rossie, Americans of Lebanese descent. In May of 1942, she graduated from Shaw High School and enrolled at Delta State Teachers...
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    • Oral history with Kathleen (Kat)  Bergeron

    • Oral history.; Kathleen (Kat) Bergeron was born on April 23, 1950. She attended Gulfport East High School and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshal University in Huntington, West Virginia. From 1995 to 1996, Ms. Bergeron attended...
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