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    • Oral history with Robert Gavagnie

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 12, 2007 and February 20, 2008 with Robert Gavagnie. A descendent of some of the first settlers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mr. Gavagnie discusses his experiences as Chief of the Bay St. Louis...
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    • Oral history with Robert E. Bass, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 14, 2008 with Robert E. Bass, Jr. (born 1955). Mr. Bass earned degrees from Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Law School. He has served in many civic capacities, including...
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    • Oral history with Robert Hirsch

    • Oral history.; An interview with Robert Hirsch conducted on June 8, 2007. Hirsch describes his experiences as Superintendent of Ocean Springs School District during Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Ralph Buchhorn

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 27, 2007 with Ralph Buchhorn, who came to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from San Diego in 2005 to provide emotional and spiritual support to survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Harry McDonald, Sr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Harry McDonald, Sr., a retired engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, who discusses Hurricane Katrina's effect on his neighborhood, his experience with FEMA, and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. David M. Ferriss

    • Oral history.; Mr. David M. "Boo" Ferriss was born December 5, 1921, in Shaw, Mississippi. Mr. Ferriss graduated from Mississippi State University and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Spending forty-four years as a player and coach in...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vera Penney Gong

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California after her family had emigrated from China. Ms. Gong grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her family owned a grocery store. As she was growing up, Ms....
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    • Oral history with Robert L. Hartenfeld

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert L. Hartenfeld was born on February 19, 1935, in Pemberville, Ohio. He earned a B.A. from Capital University and a Master's of Theology from Trinity Seminary of Columbus, Ohio. Reverend Hartenfeld helped to start up...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Charlotte Siegel Kaplan

    • Oral history.; Dr. Charlotte Siegel Kaplan was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, on August 20, 1920, to Sadie Courland Siegel and Samuel Siegel who had emigrated from Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. In the Delta of Mississippi, the...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr. was born on October 29, 1948, in Forest Home, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where he was graduated from high school in 1967. From Jackson State University, he earned a B.S.W. degree, and from...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Janelle McComb

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Janelle McComb was born in Lauderdale County, and moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, when two weeks old. As a child, Mrs. McComb enjoyed the annual Mississippi / Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. She survived the Tupelo tornado in her...
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    • Oral history with Jeremiah J. O'Keefe

    • Oral history.; Mr. Jeremiah O'Keefe was born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on July 12, 1923. Mr. O'Keefe attended Sacred Heart Academy for high school. He entered the U.S. Navy and received his wings in the U.S. Marine Corps in May, 1943. Having...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Frank Kyle Spain

    • Oral history.; Mr. Spain was born in 1927 in Ohio and moved with his family to Mississippi in 1930. While still a high school student, he helped build and operate a local AM radio station. Having graduated with honors from Mississippi State...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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    • Oral history with Dorothea Allsup

    • Oral history.; Dorothea Allsup was born on February 4, 1916. Her family resided in Nebraska, but they moved to Epes, Alabama and then Macon, Mississippi, when she was seventeen. While Mrs. Allsup attended high school in Macon she met her future...
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    • Oral history with Percy Brooks

    • Oral history.; Percy Brooks was born on November 15, 1911 to a family of farmers. His grandfather had been freed from slavery during the Civil War, and afterwards sharecropped and rented land to save money to buy eighty acres in 1909. Mr. Brooks...
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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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