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Finding-Aid for the Meek Scrapbook (MUM00292)

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Descriptive Summary
PURL:
http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00292/
Creator:
Meek family
Title:
Meek Scrapbook.
Inclusive Dates:
1940-1950
Materials in:
English
Abstract:
Collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to the annual pilgrimage tour of antebellum homes in Columbus, Mississippi between 1940-1950.
Quantity:
1 box.
Number:
MUM00292
Location:
G-14.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
E-Mail: archive@olemiss.edu
URL: http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/general_library/archives/
Cite as:
Meek Scrapbook (MUM00292). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera related to the annual pilgrimage tour of antebellum homes in Columbus, Mississippi between 1940-1950.

Restrictions
Access Restrictions
Open.
Use Restriction
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Container List

Meek Scrapbook
Control No. 2001-69


The scrapbook -- apparently created by a member of the Meek family -- documents the annual pilgrimage tour of antebellum homes in Columbus, Mississippi between 1940-1950. The materials affixed within are primarily newspaper clippings, ten photographs, and a few pieces of ephemera. Loose items were removed to the following folders.


Folder 1 -- Invitations, Programs, Etc.
Invitation to the [1913] commencement exercises of Fairmount College in Monteagle, TN (attached is the card of Miss Lucy Young Banks).

Invitation/program to the 1914 commencement exercises at Franklin High School in Columbus, MS (attached are the cards of Katharine Oliver McKinley and Miss Ida Frances Oliver).

Invitation to the 1915 commencement exercises at Franklin High School in Columbus, MS.

Wedding invitation of Mary Linda Harris to Dr. George Foster Tenison on July 21, 1915 in Nashville, TN.

Invitation to the 1917 commencement exercises at Newberry High School .

Wedding announcement for Besse Bielby Hall and James Harris Hardy in Jackson, MS on January 17, 1918.

Invitation to 1921 commencement exercises at Stephen D. Lee High School [in Columbus, MS] (attached is the card of Miss Fannie Harrison).

Wedding invitation of Mary Blanche Roberts to Earl Richmond McBride on December 27, 1920 in Artesia, MS.

Presbyterian Church Bulletin (April 14, 1940). Inside is six page account by Erroldine Hay Bateman entitled "Historical Sketch of the First Presbyterian Church Columbus, Mississippi -- Rev. T.D. Bateman, Pastor."

Program for the 1940 dedication exercises of Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library at the University of Alabama.

Broadside for 1941 Columbus, Mississippi Pilgrimage.

Pamphlet for 1942 Columbus, Mississippi Pilgrimage.


Folder 2 -- Correspondence & Manuscripts
TLS. April 24, 1940. J.O. Slaughter, Treasurer of Columbus Pilgrimage to Mr. & Mrs. B.K. Sessums and Miss Julia Meek Gerety. Re: $109.20 check enclosure for permitting house to appear in pilgrimage; explanation of financial decisions.

TLS. August 16, 1949. Mary Jo Hardy, Chairman of Columbus Pilgrimage Association to Mrs. Julia Gerety. Re: invitation to luncheon to discuss possible resumption of pilgrimage.

Carbon TL. August 26, 1949. Seth A. Meek to Mrs. T. Bailey Hardy, Chairman of Columbus Pilgrimage Association. Re: regret that "Meek Place" cannot appear on the 1950 pilgrimage tour.

Carbon TLS. August 26, 1949. Seth [Meek] to Julia [Meek Gerety]. Re: disagreement over opening house for 1950 pilgrimage, finances, disrepair of home.

Carbon TL. September 10, 1949. Seth A. Meek to Mary Ita [Hardy]. Re: refusal to permit home to appear in 1950 pilgrimage.

TM. "Tribute to the Memory of Mrs. Carrie Meek Sessums." [read at the November 10, 1948 Mississippi State meeting of the Colonial Dames].

TM. "Resolutions of Respect for Mrs. Carrie Meek Sessums." [by the Columbus Circle of the Colonial Dames of America].


Folder 3 -- Photographs
Original photographs have been removed to Collections Photographs (CPB24F11). Folder 3 contains Xerox copies and related information.


Folder 4 -- Newspaper Clippings: Death of Carrie Meek Sessums

Folder 5 -- Newspaper Clippings: Meek Family

Folder 6 -- Newspaper Clippings: Meek Family & Pilgrimage

Folder 7 -- Newspaper Clippings: Pilgrimage

Folder 8 -- Newspaper Clippings: Miscellaneous