Finding Aid for the James D. Nunnally Collection

MUM00339

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http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00339/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Nunnally, James D.
Title
James D. Nunnally Collection
ID
MUM00339
Date
9 March 1976-12 November 1982
Extent
3.5 Linear feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
James D. Nunnally was a freelance journalist who wrote primarily about politics and outdoor activities, mainly hunting. The collection contains political correspondence, including letters from Presidents Nixon and Ford, senators and congressmen, as well as published and unpublished manuscripts by Nunnally.

Preferred Citation

James D. Nunnally Collection (MUM00339), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

James D. Nunnally was a freelance journalist who wrote primarily about politics and outdoor activities, mainly hunting. His pieces were published in periodicals such as Guns & Ammo,  Outdoor Life and  American Hunter. He was personal friends with several Tennessee Senators and Congressmen and had communication with several U.S. Presidents during the 1970s and 1980s.

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Scope and Content

The James D. Nunnally collection contains political correspondence, including letters from President Nixon and invitations from President Ford, and from various senators and congressmen. The collection also contains both published and unpublished manuscripts by Nunnally.

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Arrangement

Boxes 1-4 of this collection are unprocessed. Researchers are asked to contact Archives and Special Collections for more information on using these materials.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries February 2013

Access Restrictions

The James D. Nunnally Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Received from James D. Nunnally

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, February 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more collections related to politicians, see the Archives' Politics and Government subject guide.

For more collections related to journalism, see the Archives' Journalism and Mass Media subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • manuscripts for publication
  • notes

Personal Name(s)

  • Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 -- Correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Hunting -- Periodicals
  • Politicians -- Tennessee -- Correspondence

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Collection Inventory

 Box 1-4 Unprocessed material 

Scope and Content

Box 2 is labeled " "Oxford Oddities Manuscript."

Arrangement

Boxes 1-4 of this collection are unprocessed. Researchers are asked to contact Archives and Special Collections for more information on using these materials.

 5.1 Honorary Shelby County Squire Certificate; State of Tennessee Appoint of Colonel Certificate 

 5.2 “Tips from 60 years of shotgunning” – article by Nunnally 

Scope and Content

Photocopy

 5.3 “A Goose Bag – and a Bog” – article by Nunnally 

Scope and Content

Photocopy

 5.4 Nunnally Unpublished Articles: “The Divided Trophy”; “Finding a Field and locating a shooting stand” 

 5.5 Article published in “American Hunter” by Nunnally – “You Don’t Need a Tiger” – May 1975 Issue 

Scope and Content

Photocopy

 5.6 “Black Girl’s Bobwhite debut” – article by Nunnally 

Scope and Content

Photocopy

 5.7 “The Question That I have Most Often” – article by Nunnally 

Scope and Content

Photocopy

 5.8 “An Old Fashioned Goose Hunting” – article by Nunnally 

Scope and Content

Photocopy

 5.9 “I Will Never Hunt Ducks Again” – article by Nunnally 

Scope and Content

Also includes manuscript for article

 5.10 “Bonus Birds” – article by Nunnally, published in American Field 

 5.11 “I Will Never Hunt Ducks Again” – article by Nunnally 

 5.12 Packet of Sample work by Nunnally 

 5.13 “Bonus Birds”; “Black Girl’s Bob White Debut”; “I Will Never Hunt Ducks Again”; “Dove Changelings” 

 5.14 “Talking Bob Whites In A Strange Way”; Personal Letter; List of Items Published 

 6.1 Thank-you letters from President Nixon 

 6.2-6.3 Correspondence with President Nixon's administration 

 6.4 Political fundraiser invitations from President Gerard Ford’s Administrations 

 6.5-6.6 Correspondence with Brock Baker & various members of Memphis public safety departments 

 6.7 Correspondence with Brock Baker & various Tennessee statesmen 

 6.8-6.10 Letters from Tennessee Governor Dunn 

 6.11 Note on Dan Kuykendall – Correspondence 

 6.12 Correspondence with Dan Kuykendall, 15 April 1977 

 6.13 Correspondence with Dan Kuykendall 

 6.14 Robin Beard signed glossy photo 

 6.15-6.20 Correspondence with Robin Beard 

 6.21 “Punish Felons – Not Sportsmen” manuscript by James D. Nunnally 

 6.22 Letters from and to various state and national political figures 

 6.23 Letters from Robin Beard 

 6.24 Letters from various state and national political figures 

 6.25 Letters from various state representatives 

 6.26 Letters from T.H. Moorer, Admiral, U.S. Navy; A.M. Sackett, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy; letters from other Tennessee state representatives including Governor Dunn 

 6.27 Letters from various periodicals concerning publication of articles written by Nunnally 

 6.28 Letters from Rufus T. Jones, Director of University Development at Ole Miss; Letter from Reader’s Digest concerning publication of an article by Nunnally; “Punish Felons – Not Sportsmen” manuscript 

 6.29 Copy of published “Er M. Shelley Master Dog Trainer”; Manuscript of “Er M. Shelley Master Dog Trainer” 

 6.30 Correspondence with various state and national political figures 

 6.31 Correspondence with various state and national political figures 

 7.1 Assorted correspondence and manuscripts 

 7.2 Assorted correspondence; two manuscripts: “Commonsense Hints on Shotgunning”; “The Nash Buckingham I Knew” 

 7.3 “A Rougher Gun for Fine Shooting” manuscript 

 7.4 “Faulkner with ‘U’” manuscript 

 7.5 “Control Crime – Not Guns,” from December 1976 issue of Guns & Ammo magazine 

Scope and Content

Retitled in magazine as “Punish Felons, Not Sportsmen!”

 7.6 “Commonsense Hints of Shotgunning” 

Scope and Content

Handwritten manuscript

 7.7 Assorted letters detailing articles sold to publications 

 7.8 Assorted letters; “White Wing Shooting in Mexico”; “A Rough Gun For Fine Shooting” (three copies) 

 7.9 “Big Boom or Bust” 

 7.10 “Oxford Oddities by One of Them” 

 7.11 Manuscripts: “Grandpa & Grandma,” “Goats Are Not Forever” 

 7.12 “T and Me” 

 7.13 “T and Me”; “Of Boom or Bust” 

 7.14 “Rat Race” 

 7.15 “Footless – Feckless and – Futile” 

 7.16 “Hindered Spirits” 

Scope and Content

Published 3 August 1975 in Mid South, titled “Trip to Oxford”

 7.17 Manuscripts: “Fortunes of War”; “More Oxonians”; “Rabbit to the Rescue” 

 7.18 Assorted letters from various political figures