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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 William Joel Blass; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 7 and 8, 2002 with William Joel Blass (born 1917). As a lawyer in 1952, he successfully prosecuted the Boyce Holleman case by proving that voter fraud had kept Holleman from winning. Beginning in...
    • 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 Lenore L. Prather; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2002 with Lenore Prather. Lenore Loving Prather was born September 17, 1931. Prather attended Mississippi State College for Women, where she received her bachelor’s of science in 1953. She then...
    • Oral history with Mr. Thomas J. Tubb

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 30, 1978 with Thomas Jefferson Tubb (born 1899). Mr. Tubb served as chairman of the Clay County Executive Committee for 47 years from 1928 to 1975 and during the Dixiecrat movement from 1950 to 1956....
    • Oral history with Judge Margaret Alfonso

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 18, 2007 with Margaret Alfonso, the Senior Chancery Court Judge for Hancock, Harrison, and Stone counties. She discusses her experience with Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast.
    • Oral history with Rev. Rick Brooks

    • Oral history; An interview conducted on February 21, 2008 with Rev. Rick Brooks, pastor at Main Street Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis, MS. Rev. Brooks describes Hurricane Katrina's destruction to his home and to the community; he also...
    • Oral history with Richard Burger; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 8, 2012 with Richard Burger at his home. Burger was born June 6, 1941 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Burger worked in the construction of the Saturn phase rocket program for NASA at present day Stennis...
    • Oral history with Michael Mills; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 10, 2002 with Michael Mills. Michael P. Mills was born on August 25, 1956, in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a BA from the University of Mississippi, a JD from the University of Mississippi...
    • Oral history with James L. Roberts, Jr.; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 19, 2002; September 26, 2002; October 3, 2002; October 17, 2002; and October 31, 2002. Honorable James Lamar Roberts Jr. was born in the Robbs Community in Pontotoc County on June 8, 1945. He received...
    • Oral history with Robert P. Sugg; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 29, 2002. Robert P. Sugg was born in Eupora on February 21, 1916. He attended Mississippi State University and the Jackson School of Law, now the Mississippi College School of Law, and began practicing in...
    • Oral history with Dan M. Lee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 5, 11, and 12, 2003 with Dan M. Lee. The Honorable Dan M. Lee was born in Petal, Mississippi, on April 19, 1926. He graduated from Petal High School in April 1944. Justice Lee is a World War II...
    • 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 Mr. Kenneth Dean

    • Oral history.; Discusses race relations in New York and Mississippi, the problems of freedom-of-choice desegregation, and the power of Joe Patterson, John Bell Williams, and James Eastland in Mississippi politics. This interview reviews the lawsuit...
    • 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 Mr. Thomas Knight, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on February 7 and 21, 1992 with Mr. Thomas Knight Sr. at the University of Southern Mississippi. Knight was born on July 9, 1920 near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1941, he began working at the Reliance...
    • Oral history with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 15, 1978 with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece. Minniece was born in Meridian, Mississippi on October 9, 1912. He received a BA degree from the University of Texas in 1933 and a law degree from the University of...
    • Oral history with Mr. William F. Stallworth

    • Oral history.; Mr. William F. Stallworth was born August 12, 1954, in Monroeville, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Jackson State...


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