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    • Oral history with Penny Dean

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 14, 2006 with Penny Dean, Hancock County Board of Supervisors board secretary. Dean discusses her experiences during Hurricane Katrina as well as recovery efforts.
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    • Oral history with John C. ""Clark"" Griffith

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 25, 2007 with Lieutenant General John C. ""Clark"" Griffith. General Griffith describes his experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina, as well as his involvement in commissions planning for the...
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    • Oral history with Kathryn Anne James

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on December 6, 2007 with Kathryn Anne ""Sally"" James. A lifelong Pass Christian resident, Ms. James describes the impact of Hurricane Katrina on her family and the city of Pass Christian, Mississippi.
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    • Oral history with Oliver D. Gilmer

    • Oral history.; Reverend Oliver D. Gilmer was born in Kentucky on May 31, 1927. As he grew up on a farm, he attended a one-teacher school from primer through the eighth grade. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army. He served in the...
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    • Oral history with Frank Gruich, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Dr. Frank G. Gruich was born March 12, 1920 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Gruich earned a B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi and a degree in medicine from Tulane University, after which he worked at Charity Hospital in New...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Varnell Homan

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Varnell Homan was born on February 5, 1925, in Mooreville, Mississippi. In 1936, the year of Tupelo's worst tornado, she moved to Shannon, Mississippi. In 1942 she married Elkin P. Homan, and they were farmers. To make a...
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    • Oral history with Larry Hudson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Larry Hudson Jr. was born on January 16, 1936, in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, Larry Hudson Jr. earned a B.S. degree from Jackson State University in 1963. He worked in the...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Robert James Jamison

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert James Jamison was born on May 28, 1936, and lived in both St. Louis, Missouri, and the community of Shake Rag in Tupelo, Mississippi. Reverend Jamison earned money in high school from carpentry and upon graduation, he...
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    • Oral history with Mr. James Madison Johnson

    • Oral history.; Mr. James Madison Johnson was born on March 17, 1955, in Laurel, Mississippi. During his childhood, he lived in George County, Lucedale, Leaf, and McLain, Mississippi. Mr. Johnson attended college at Mississippi Valley State,...
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    • Oral History with Ms. Frances E. Joyner

    • Oral history.; Ms. Frances Elkin Joyner was born on November 23, 1909, in Tupelo, Mississippi. She graduated from Tupelo High School and then attended National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Maryland. She married Ernest Love Joyner, Jr. just...
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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 Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith was born on July 17, 1918. In childhood, she worked on her family's 328 acre homestead and attended Daisy Vestry High School. Mrs. Keith worked at a wool mill in Hurley, Mississippi, while also farming and...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Harry A. Martin

    • Oral history.; Mr. Harry A. Martin was born in Clarke County, Mississippi, on July 20, 1925. Mr. Martin became active in Four-H Club and in Future Farmers of America during his elementary and high school years. After graduation, Mr. Martin got a...
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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 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 Geraldine Blessey

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Geraldine (Gerry) Blessey was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 16, 1922. Mrs. Blessey is a member of the Biloxi Council of Garden Clubs, the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Coast Symphony Guild, and the Maritime...
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