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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 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...
    • Oral history with Bilbo Rodgers; 2000

    • Oral hisotry.; Interview with Bilbo Rodgers conducted on May 26, 2000. Bilbo Rodgers was born in Louisville, Mississippi in 1924. He worked on the farm with his family as a child, and joined the United States Army in 1943 at the age of 18. Rodgers...
    • Oral history with Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Mr. Boyce Holleman was born on February 26, 1924, in Wiggins, Mississippi. Mr. Holleman enrolled at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the fall of 1940, but transferred to the University of Mississippi to study law. In...
    • Oral history with David Gibbs; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 15, 2006 with David Gibbs. Gibbs was born in Clay County, Mississippi. In 1959 he enlisted in the United States Army, and then returned to Mississippi. From that point on, he became active in the civil...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 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...
    • Oral history with Gladys Noel Bates; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 23, 1996 with Gladys Noel Bates. Bates received her A.B. degree from Tougaloo College, and her M.A. from West Virginia University. She taught in Jackson, Mississippi public schools until 1948 when she...
    • Oral history with Gwin E. Douglas

    • Oral history.; Gwin E. Douglas was born on November 9, 1923, in State Line, Mississippi. Douglas graduated from Leakesville High School in 1942 and worked briefly with his father in the naval store and the timber businesses until he was drafted...
    • Oral history with Hartman Turnbow; 1967

    • Oral history.; Hartman Turnbow was born March 20, 1905 in Mileston, Mississippi. After living in Chicago, he and his wife relocated to Tchula, Mississippi. Turnbow, along with Hollis Watkins, Ozell Mitchell, and Alma Mitchell Carnegie, were part...
    • Oral history with Hattie Broadus; 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...
    • Oral history with Jerry Clower; 1973

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 12, 1973 with Mr. Jerry Clower at his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Howard Gerald Clower was born in 1926 at Route Four, Liberty, Mississippi. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S....
    • Oral history with Jesse Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on August 8 and 10, 1976 and October 19, 1976 with Jesse Boyce Holleman (born 1924). He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1947 until 1953. At that time, he became district attorney for...
    • Oral history with Miss Iva E. Sandifer

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 20, 1994 with Iva E. Sandifer (born 1918). Ms. Sandifer taught in the Hattiesburg public school system for thirty-one years. She served as secretary for her local NAACP chapter and as president of the...
    • 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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