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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 Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
    • Oral history with Captain George A. Stevens

    • Oral history.; Mr. George A. Stevens was born in 1910 in Forrest County, Mississippi. He attended Hattiesburg public schools but graduated from high school in Anthony, New Mexico. Mr. Stevens returned to attend The University of Southern...
    • Oral history with Dolphus Weary; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Dolphus Weary. Reverend Dolhpus Weary was born to Albert and Lucille Granderson Weary in Sandy Hook, MS in August 1946. Both of Weary’s parents had children from previous marriages, as well as children from...
    • 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 Harry Tartt; 2002

    • 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 Irene Marshall; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 9, 2001 in Westside, Mississippi. Irene Cadney Marshall was born April 20, 1919, in Westside, Mississippi to Matt Cadney and Joana Ross. Marshall attended school at Bethel School, where she was taught by...
    • Oral history with Jack L. Herring; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Jack L. Herring. Dr. Jack Locke Herring was born to Maurice Francis Herring Sr. and Dorothy Willie Locke in Duck Hill, Mississippi in May 1930. He graduated from high school in Hinds, and attended Hinds...
    • Oral history with James Gray; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 29, 2002 in James Gray's office. James Gray, Jr. was born on February 24, 1941, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi when Gray was three years old, and he has lived there...
    • 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 Joseph Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 15, 2001 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Joseph Smith was born in 1910 in Willows, Mississippi, to Ben Smith and Missy January Smith. He was educated at Mount Pilgrim School in Rocky Springs. He married...
    • Oral history with Karin Kunstler-Goldman; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 19, 2003 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Kunstler-Goldman was born in Tennessee and raised in New York, the daughter of prominent civil rights attorney, William Kunstler. Kunstler-Goldman recognized...
    • Oral history with Lewis B. Bynum; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lewis Bynum. Lewis Benjamin Bynum was born on Everett Reed Break, near the Kennedy Springs Community in 1911. One of eight children, Bynum's family moved to East Texas during World War I and returned to the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Mr. Howard Dudley Long

    • Oral history.; Howard Dudley (Blue) Long was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 18, 1927. As a child, Mr. Long canvassed for votes with his father, the chancery clerk, and he heard many political speeches, including some made by Theodore...
    • Oral history with Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston was born September 12, 1907, in Caseyville, Lincoln County, Mississippi. His parents were sharecroppers on the Red Star plantation, the same plantation where his grandmother had been a slave. Mr. Winston...
    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 21, 1997 with Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer with the National Council of Churches and returned to Mississippi with the Delta Ministry in 1965 to work in...
    • Oral history with Mr. William J. Simmons

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 26, 1979 with Mr. William J. Simmons at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Simmons was born in 1916 in Utica, Mississippi. He attended Millsaps College and Mississippi College, graduating from the...


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