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    • Oral history with Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy was born on May 13, 1908, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Mrs. Hardy first attended school at Mount Zion Baptist Church, then transferred to the Eureka School in the first grade. She was a member of Eureka's second...
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    • Oral History with Amos Croutch Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Amos Croutch was born in 1925, in Gulfport, Mississippi. After graduating from Thirty-third Avenue High School in 1943, Mr. Croutch was drafted into the United States Navy where he trained to be an aviation metalsmith. He attended...
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    • 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. ...
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    • Oral history with William White; 2003

    • Oral history.; William C. White was born in 1921 in the Pleasant Hill community. As a young boy, White attended the Attala County Training School. He graduated as an honors student in 1942 and later took a national defense course at Alcorn College....
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    • Oral history with Willie M. Blaine; 2003

    • Oral history.; William M. Blaine was born in Ethel, Mississippi. His ancestors moved to Attala County in the 1840s, settling in the Bear Creek Community. Blaine joined the U.S Air Force in 1953 and served for 22 years. He completed electronics...
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    • Oral history with Newt Love, Jr.; 2001

    • Oral history.; Newton Edward Love, Jr. was born October 3, 1925 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young boy, he attended Kosciusko public school where he played football, basketball, and played cornet in the band. Love went on to graduate from...
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    • Oral history with Ellen Oakes Pettit; 2002

    • Oral history.; Ellen Claire Oakes Pettit was born August 5, 1936 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young girl, she boarded at the old Attala Agricultural High School in McAdams, referred to as the Attala "Ag." During World War II her family moved to...
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    • Oral history with Dorothy Weaver Trippe; 2002

    • Oral history.; Dorothy Weaver Trippe was born October 14, 1908 to Lillian Taylor and James Albert Weaver. She was educated first in the one room Watson Schoolhouse. Trippe then moved on to the Hesterville School, and she would ride her horse to...
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    • Oral history with Arraner Stephens Spivey; 2002

    • Oral history.; Arraner Stephens Spivey was born in 1908 in Winston County, Mississippi. At the age of two her family moved to Attala County to work as sharecropper on the Jim Rimmer place. In 1916 the family moved to the Jameson place. Spivey...
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    • Oral history with Johnny L. DuPree

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 1, 2006 with Hattiesburg, Mississippi Mayor Johnny DuPree. Mayor DuPree discusses preparations made before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, as well as his experiences during and after the storm.
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    • Oral history with Natalie C. Brown

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 21, 2006 with Natalie C. Brown. Miss Brown lived near the Tulane campus during Hurricane Katrina and describes her evacuation and return to the city.
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    • Oral history with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr., a longtime Mississippi Gulf Coast resident and active local historian of the region. Mr. Boudreaux discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on...
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    • Oral history with Alison Bass

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 28, 2006 with Alison Bass, a manager at Biloxi Grand Casino. She describes her experience before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with John Lindgren

    • Oral history.; An interview on February 21, 2007 conducted with John Lindgren, an engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding Co., who describes his experiences during Hurricane Katrina in Pascagoula, MS, including rebuilding his home.
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    • Oral history with Mrs. LePoint Cassibry Smith

    • Oral history.; LePoint Cassibry Smith was born on October 29, 1920, in Memphis, Tennessee; she grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi. She attended the Hill Demonstration School at Delta State Teachers College; she then attended and was graduated from...
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    • Oral history with James C. Simpson

    • Oral history.; Interviews conducted on May 11 and 12, 1992 with James C. Simpson (1930-1994). Simpson was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives from Harrison County in 1964. He served six more consecutive terms covering more than 20...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 9, 1977 with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell in his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. DeCell enrolled at the University of Mississippi but with the start of World War II, he was called to service. After...
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    • Oral history with Ruth Horn

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 21, 2007 with Ruth Horn, a long-time Moss Point, Mississippi, resident who describes her experiences surrounding Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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