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    • Oral history with Orene E. Farese

    • Oral history.; Orene Ellis Farese was born May 20, 1916, in Choctaw County, Mississippi. She attended a local public schools, Holmes Junior College, and Blue Mountain College. She began her professional career as a high school English teacher. When...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin was born on April 15, 1914. Her parents came to Hattiesburg in the early 1900s. When young, Mrs. Ruffin did domestic and warehouse work. In 1949, she began working at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital as a nurse's...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Jon Levingston

    • Oral history.; Born on January 19, 1958, in Greenwood, Mississippi, Jon Levingston grew up in a Jewish family in Cleveland, Mississippi. Mr. Levingston attended a boarding school in Rome, Georgia and then the University of Georgia and the Virginia...
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    • Oral history with Erskine Caldwell

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 25, 1971 with Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987). Mr. Caldwell was a prominent American author whose works include Tobacco Road, (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933).
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    • Oral history with Mr. Loyce Searight

    • Oral history.; Born on October 20, 1939, in Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama, Mr. Loyce Searight moved with his family to Biloxi, Mississippi, in March of 1947. He graduated from M.F. Nichols High School and went on to earn several other...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Raylawni Branch

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 25, 1993 with Mrs. Raylawni Branch. Branch was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1941. After graduating from high school, she married and had three children. In 1965, Branch attended USM for one...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. P. E. (Katie) Smith

    • Oral history.; Discusses the prominence of the United Daughters of the Confederacy among Southern white women prior to World War II and the annual observances of Confederate holidays. Mentions other influential women's organizations in Mississippi.
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Tommie Dukes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Tommie Dukes Sr. was born in 1906 in Richardson, Mississippi, a town that no longer exists. Mr. Dukes played baseball at Alcorn College and then played for semi-pro and Negro League teams. Among other teams, he played for the Memphis...
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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 Mr. Augustus Ashby Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Augustus (Gus) Ashby Sr. was born in 1924, in Washington, D.C. and moved to Tupelo where he became active in the local church. After high school, he attended college in Holly Springs and Okolona, Mississippi. He was a member of...
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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 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. 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 Mr. Buck Wells

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ray William (Buck) Wells was born August 21, 1916, on a dairy farm three-fourths of a mile southwest of Mississippi Normal College (now The University of Southern Mississippi). Sometime around 1920 or 1921 he moved into...
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