David G. Sansing Collection

MUM00402

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator
Sansing, David G.
Title
David G. Sansing Collection
ID
MUM00402
Date [inclusive]
1840-1999
Extent
24.0 Linear feet (15 boxes)
Abstract:
Materials relating to David G. Sansing's The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History.

Prefered Citation

David G. Sansing Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Dr. David G. Sansing is an Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Mississippi who has written several books and textbooks on Mississippi history. Sansing received his M.A. in History from Mississippi College in 1959 and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1969.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence, notes, source materials, photographs, manuscript drafts and other materials relating to the following books and textbooks by David G. Sansing: The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial History (1999);  A History of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion (1977) with Carroll Waller;  Making Haste Slowly: The Troubled History of Higher Education in Mississippi (1990);  Mississippi Life: Past and Present (1980) with John Ray Skates; Mississippi:  Its People and Culture (1981); and  Mississippi: The Study of Our State (1993) with John Ray Skates. In addition, it includes research material related to his 1969 University of Southern Mississippi dissertation “The Role of the Scalawag in Mississippi Reconstruction.” Finally, the collection includes 24 cassette tapes containing oral interviews with Mississippians.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Revision Description

 Revision to finding aid by Susan Ivey. 2014

Access Restrictions

The David G. Sansing 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

Donated by Dr. David G. Sansing in 1999. Additional material donated by Dr. Sansing in July 2014.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more University of Mississippi archival collections, see our University of Mississippi subject guide.

For more resources on the integration of the University of Mississippi, see our Civil Rights & Race Relations subject guide.

Separated Material

Photographs have been moved to cold storage for preservation; currently housed in Collection Photographs Box 39; Box 80, Folder 36; and Box 76, Folder 60.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- Centennial celebrations, etc
  • University of Mississippi -- History

Format(s)

  • correspondence
  • interviews
  • manuscripts for publication
  • photographs
  • research notes

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject(s)

  • College integration -- Mississippi -- Oxford
  • Education -- Mississippi
  • Governors -- Mississippi

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Miscellaneous University Materials 

Box 1 

Folder 1: Includes notes and annotated drafts of Chapter I. 1803-1840 

Folder 2: Contains notes related to the founding of the University. 

Folder 3: Contains notes related to the founding of the University. 

Folder 4: Contains notes related to the founding of the University. 

Folder 5: Contains notes related to the life of the first University President, George Frederick Holmes. 1848-1849 

Folder 6: Contains notes related to the life and career of the second University President, Augustus B. Longstreet. 1849-1856 

Folder 7: Contains notes related to the life and career of the third University Chancellor, Frederick A.P. Barnard. 1856-1861 

Folder 8: Contains notes related to the life and career of John Millington, Professor of Natural Science, Chemistry, Geology, Mineralogy, Botany, and Natural Philosophy. 

Folder 9: University of Mississippi Catalogues 1852-1857 

Folder 10: University of Mississippi Catalogues 1857-1859 

Folder 11: University of Mississippi Catalogues 1859-1861 

Folder 12: Notes on members of the Mississippi Legislature 1817-1908 

Folder 13: Laws and regulations of the University of Mississippi 1849-1858 

Folder 14: Religious controversy, first commencement notes 

Folder 15: Notes on early transportation in Mississippi 

Folder 16: Assorted notes on early Mississippi and the University 

Folder 17: Notes on early Oxford and the University 

Folder 18: Notes on early Oxford and the University 

Folder 19: Notes on Albert Taylor Blesdoe, Chair of Mathematics 1848-1854 

Folder 20: Notes on Albert Taylor Blesdoe, Chair of Mathematics 1848-1854 

Folder 21: Oxford newspaper clippings June 1860-May 1861 

Folder 22: Civil War letters from students and faculty 

Folder 23: Civil War in Oxford 

Folder 24: Photocopy of John H. Graham journal 1861 

Folder 25: John Wesley Johnson Diary, selected transcriptions 

Folder 26: Notes on John N. Waddel, Chancellor 1865-1874 

Folder 27: Notes on reorganization and Reconstruction 

Folder 28: Notes on reorganization and Reconstruction 

Folder 29: Notes on reorganization 1886-1910 

Folder 30: Notes on La Bauve Trustee 

Box 2 

Folder 1: Notes on William Forbes Stearns 

Folder 2: Notes on William Forbes Stearns 

Folder 3: Notes on William Forbes Stearns 

Folder 4: Notes on William Forbes Stearns 

Folder 5: Notes on William Forbes Stearns 

Folder 6: Notes on William Forbes Stearns 

Folder 7: Notes on William Forbes Stearns 

Folder 8: Notes on the "Changing Role of the University, 1910-1928" 

Folder 9: Notes on Blind Jim Ivy 

Folder 10: Notes from "The Bilbo Years" 

Folder 11: The "Bilbo File" 

Folder 12: Notes on Bilbo reforms 

Folder 13: Notes on the Bilbo "purge" 1928-1932 

Folder 14: Notes on the Bilbo "purge" 1928-1932 

Folder 15: Notes on the Bilbo "purge" 1928-1932 

Folder 16: Notes on Bilbo 1930 

Folder 17: "Depression and War, 1932-1945" 1932-1945 

Folder 18: "1934-35, UM" 1934-1935 

Folder 19: "1935-1936, UM" 1935-1936 

Folder 20: "1936-1937, UM" 1936-1937 

Folder 21: "1937-1938, UM" 1937-1938 

Folder 22: "1938-1939, UM" 1938-1939 

Folder 23: "1939-1940, UM" 1939-1940 

Folder 24: "1940-1941, UM" 1940-1941 

Folder 25: "1941-1942, UM" 1941-1942 

Folder 26: "1942-1943, UM" 1942-1943 

Folder 27: "1943-1944, UM" 1943-1944 

Box 3 

Folder 1: "1944-1945, UM" 1944-1945 

Folder 2: "1945-1946, UM" 1945-1946 

Folder 3: "1946-1947, UM" 1946-1947 

Folder 4: "1947-1948, UM" 1947-1948 

Folder 5: "College Boom, 1945-1962" 1945-1962 

Folder 6: "Speaker Ban Cases" 

Folder 7: "Conflict and Continuity, 1961-1968" 1961-1968 

Folder 8: Meredith case 

Folder 9: "Chapter 9--Meredith" 

Folder 10: "Chapter 12: 1962-1972" 1932-1972 

Folder 11: "Images of Ole Miss" 

Folder 12: Clippings regarding the flag controversy 

Folder 13: University flag and symbols 

Folder 15: "Search for a Southern Eden." 

Scope and Content

Regarding symbols.

Folder 16: "Search for a Southern Eden." 

Scope and Content

Regarding symbols.

Folder 16: "Search for a Southern Eden." 

Scope and Content

Regarding symbols.

Folder 17: "African American presence at the University" 

Folder 18: Black Student Union 1983 

Folder 19: "Porter Fortune years, 1968-1984" 1968-1984 

Folder 20: Verner Holmes, miscellaneous 

Folder 21: Verner Holmes' retirement 

Folder 22: Verner Holmes' children 

Folder 23: Verner Holmes' Day 1978 

Folder 24: "R. Gerald Turner Years, 1984-1995" 1984-1995 

Folder 25: "Robert Khayat Years, 1995-" 

Folder 26: Khayat Inauguration Packet 11 April 1996 

Folder 27: Khayat Inauguration Packet 11 April 1996 

Box 4 

Folder 1: Studies of the Institute of Higher Learning 

Folder 2: Studies of the Institute of Higher Learning 

Folder 3: Studies of the Institute of Higher Learning 

Folder 4: Board of Trustees--Membership and Biography 

Folder 5: Board of Trustees 1840-1904 

Folder 6: Board of Trustees 1910-1932 

Folder 7: Notes on Board Minutes 1930-1956 

Folder 8: Notes on Board Minutes 1956-1970 

Folder 9: Notes on Board Minutes 1971-1980 

Folder 10: Board of Trustees 1932-1944 

Folder 11: Board of Trustees 1944-1956 

Folder 12: Board of Trustees 1956-1961 

Folder 13: Board of Trustees 1963-1971 

Folder 14: Board-Meredith-Mounger material 

Folder 15: Board-Chronology 

Folder 16: Board- Laws 

Folder 17: Board- General Statements 

Folder 18: Board Chapter 1962-1972 

Folder 19: Board Chapter 1962-1972 

Folder 20: Board of Trustees 1972-1980 

Folder 21: Board of Trustees 1972-1980 

Folder 22: Board- People to interview 

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Series 2: University of Mississippi Publications 

Box 5 

Folder 1: University of Mississippi Museums, The Mockingbird Fall 1995 

Folder 2: University of Mississippi Library, "Library Update" 2 February 1995 -30 October 1995  

Folder 3: University of Mississippi Foundation, "Foundation News" Spring 1995-1998 

Folder 4: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, "The Southern Register" 

Folder 5: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, "The Southern Register" 

Folder 6: Center for the Study of Southern Culture, "The Southern Register" 

Folder 7: University of Mississippi, "The Monday Report" 

Folder 8: University of Mississippi School of Education, "Visions" 

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Series 3: Interviews 

Box 5 

Folder 9: "1963, 1964, and 1965"/ Dr. E.R. Jobe and Verner Holmes 20 October 1978 

Folder 10: Dr. Holmes, Dr. E.R. Jobe, and Mr. Scott 24 August 1978 

Folder 11: David Sansing and Thomas J. Tubb 18 September 1978 

Folder 12: David Sansing and Charles Dixson Fair 18 September 1978 

Folder 13: David Sansing and William O. Stone 20 September 1978 

Folder 14: David Sansing and W.H. Mounger 21 September 1978 

Folder 15: David Sansing and M.M. Roberts 23 September 1978 

Folder 16: David Sansing and Harry G. Carpenter 12 October 1978 

Folder 17: David Sansing and S.R. Evans 13 October 1978 

Folder 18: David Sansing and Tally Riddell 10 June 1980 

Folder 19: David Sansing and Bobby Chain 10 June 1980 

Folder 20: David Sansing and George Watson 11 June 1980 

Folder 21: David Sansing and Bobby J. Garraway 12 June 1980 

Folder 22: Interview with Dr. Chuck Noyes, undated 

Folder 23: Unidentified interview letter, undated 

Folder 24: David Sansing and former University of Mississippi Chancellor Gerald Turner 24 March 1998 

Folder 25: David Sansing and Chancellor Robert Khayat 20 March 1998 

Audio Cassettes 

Dr. Eugene Morrison 23 August 1995 

Dr. Arthur Guyton 19 August 1995 

Dr. Julius Cruse 19 August 1995 

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Series 4: Subject Files 

Box 6 

Folder 1: University of Mississippi Medical Center 

Folder 2: University of Mississippi Medical Center 

Folder 3: University of Mississippi Medical Center 

Folder 4: University of Mississippi Medical Center 

Folder 5: University of Mississippi financial documents 

Scope and Content

From Mary Duvall to David Sansing.

Folder 6: University of Mississippi related correspondence, undated-21 December 1925 

Scope and Content

From Mary Duvall to David Sansing.

Folder 7: University of Mississippi related correspondence 11 June 1936 - 14 May 1962 

Scope and Content

From Mary Duvall to David Sansing.

Folder 8: University of Mississippi related correspondence 16 May 1962 - 21 October 1980 

Scope and Content

From Mary Duvall to David Sansing.

Folder 9: University of Mississippi related documents 

Scope and Content

From Mary Duvall to David Sansing.

Folder 10: University of Mississippi Foundation information 

Folder 11: Athletics 

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Series 5: 19th century sources 

Box 6 

Folder 12: University of Mississippi faculty minutes post 1865 

Scope and Content

Bound.

Folder 13: Historical Discourse Delivered on the Quarter-Centennial Anniversary of the University of Mississippi on Wednesday, June 25th, 1873 by John N. Waddel, D.D., LL.D., Chancellor of the University 1873 

Scope and Content

Photocopy.

Folder 14: All the Laws and Regulations in Relation to the University of Mississippi Carefully Compiled and Chronologically Arranged by H.M. Sullivan, Esq., Attorney at Law and Secretary Board of Trustees, Oxford, Mississippi 1879 

Scope and Content

Photocopy.

Folder 15: History of Education in Mississippi by Edward Mayes, LL.D., Ex-Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, President of the State Historical Association of Mississippi 1899 

Scope and Content

Photocopy.

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Series 6: 20th century sources 

Box 6 

Folder 16: "We Must Educate, Not Be Educated By Others: The Founding of Mississippi Industrial College and the Problems of African American Education in the South"/ Matthew McMillen 

Scope and Content

Southern Studies Seminar 601.

Folder 17: Bibliography notes 

Folder 18: Sources to check 

Folder 19: "A History of the Founding and Early Growth of the University High School, Oxford, Mississippi" 

Folder 20: Resumes of histories 

Folder 21: Untitled manuscript 

Scope and Content

Written by University of Mississippi Administrator Hugh Clegg about the integration of the University in 1962.

Folder 22: "150 Years of Leadership: The University of Mississippi 1844-1944, Ole Miss by Franklin Edwin Moak", undated. 

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Series 7: Manuscript drafts 

Box 7 

Folder 1: Unidentified manuscript materials 

Folder 2: Drafts of preface 

Folder 3: Draft of chapter one 

Folder 4: Draft of chapter two 

Folder 5: Draft of chapter three 

Folder 6: Draft of chapter four 

Folder 7: Draft of chapter four 

Folder 8: Draft of chapter five 

Folder 9: Draft of chapter seven 

Folder 10: Draft of chapter seven 

Folder 11: Draft of chapter seven 

Folder 12: Draft of chapter eight 

Folder 13: Draft of chapter eight 

Folder 14: Readers' remarks 

Box 8 

"The University of Mississippi: A Bi-centennial History"/ David Sansing 

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Series 8: Illustrations 

Box 7 

Folder 15: Mississippi counties with islands 

Folder 16: Mississippi votes for governor 1951-1979 

Folder 17: Mississippi votes for president 1948-1980 

Folder 18: Mississippi counties 

Folder 19: Mississippi counties 

Folder 20: Mississippi counties 

Folder 21: Illustrations 

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Series 9: Oversize 

Box 9 

Box 10 

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Series 10: A History of the Mississippi's Governor's Mansion 

Box 11 

Folder 1: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 1: Construction, 1833-1841 

Folder 2: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 2: Tucker to Pettus 1841-1859 

Folder 3: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 3: Pettus to Humphreys 1859-1865 

Folder 4: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 4: Humphreys to Stone 1865-1876 

Folder 5: Governor’s Mansion, Quitman to McWillie 

Folder 6: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 5: Stone to McLaurin 1876-1900 

Folder 7: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 6: Restoration under Noel 1908-1912 

Folder 8: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 7: Brewer to Conner 1912-1936 

Folder 9: Governor’s Mansion, Conner to White 1936-1956 

Folder 10: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 9: Coleman to Williams 1956-1972 

Folder 11: Governor’s Mansion, Chapter 10: Restoration under Waller 

Folder 12: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

Writing.

Folder 13: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

Sources.

Folder 14: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

General items.

Folder 15: Governor’s Mansion, William Nichols 

Box 12 

Folder 1: Governor’s Mansion, Early Jackson Scenes 

Scope and Content

Stats, data, memoirs, general info.

Folder 2: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

Background material, 1830s.

Folder 3: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

Writing drafts.

Folder 4: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

Laws for Mansion and legislative reports.

Folder 5: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

General items on Mansion.

Folder 6: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

Writing drafts.

Folder 7: Governor’s Mansion, Publication of Book 

Folder 8: Governor’s Mansion, Bound Typed Manuscript 

Folder 9: Governor’s Mansion 

Scope and Content

Publisher’s proof.

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Series 11: Making Haste Slowly: The Troubled History of Higher Education in Mississippi 

Box 12 

Folder 10: Bound publisher’s proof. 

Scope and Content

Inscribed by Willie Morris.

Folder 11: Bound publisher’s proof. 

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Series 12: Mississippi History Textbooks 

Box 12 

Folder 12: Bound master proof 

Scope and Content

For Mississippi History correspondence course offered by the University of Mississippi.

Folder 13: Bound master proof i 

Scope and Content

For Mississippi History correspondence course offered by the University of Mississippi.

Folder 14: Bound copy of typed manuscript “Mississippi History through Four Centuries” by David G. Sansing and John Ray Skates. 

Box 13 

Folder 1: Bound copy of typed manuscript for “Teachers Resource and Guidebook” to be used with Mississippi: Its People and Culture 

Folder 2: Publisher’s promotional material for Mississippi: The Study of Our State by John Ray Skates and David G. Sansing 

Folder 3: Bound copy of publisher’s proof for Mississippi: The Study of Our State by John Ray Skates and David G. Sansing 

Folder 4: Bound copy of typed manuscript “Teacher’s Guide and Resource Book to Accompany Mississippi: The Study of Our State” by John Ray Skates and David G. Sansing 

Folder 5: Images 

Scope and Content

Used or considered for textbooks.

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Series 13: Class Notes 

Box 13 

Folder 6: Class Notes for History 106 and History 323 

Folder 7: Notes for History of Public Education 

Folder 8: Notes for History of New South 

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Series 14: Research Material for Dissertation “The Role of the Scalawag in Mississippi Reconstruction” 

Box 13 

Folder 9: A through D 

Folder 10: E through J 

Folder 11: E through J 

Box 14 

Folder 1: P through V 

Folder 2: W through Z 

Folder 3: Carpetbaggers A through Z 

Folder 4: Miscellaneous 

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Series 15: 1992 Porter L. Fortune Jr. History Symposium “Public Education in the Twentieth Century South 

Box 14 

Folder 5: Organizational Material 

Folder 6: Organizational Material 

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Series 16: William Faulkner 

Box 14 

Folder 7: Faulkner’s "Bear" 

Folder 8: “ Voices from Yoknapatawpha III, Faulkner and Race: A Spectrum” 1986 

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Series 17: Mississippi History -- Miscellaneous Material 

Box 14 

Folder 9: Envelopes addressed to Theodore G. Bilbo (content missing) 

Folder 10: Political Campaign Material (primarily nineteenth century) 

Folder 11: Integration of the University of Mississippi 

Folder 12: University of Mississippi 

Folder 13: Typed manuscript “Hotty Toddy: A Teaching Boy’s Journal (An Academic Odyssey)” by Columbus B. Hopper (1 of 2) 

Folder 14: Typed manuscript “Hotty Toddy: A Teaching Boy’s Journal (An Academic Odyssey)” by Columbus B. Hopper (2 of 2) 

Folder 15: Clippings 

Folder 16: Broadside “Mississippi Citizenship” 

Folder 17: Handwritten letter dated 24 April 1848 from Foster? Freeland in Holly Springs to “the Family at Home” and addressed on exterior to Franklin Freeland of Sutton, Mississippi, re: Cotton and health. 

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Series 18: Non-Mississippi – Miscellaneous Material 

Box 14 

Folder 18: Bill Clinton Campaign Material 

Folder 19: Typed manuscript copy “The Little Guys” original screenplay by Darren C. McDaniel 

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Series 19: Cassette Tapes with Oral Histories 

Box 15 

 1 “Dr. Verner Holmes and Judge J.P. Coleman – Oxford, MS, June 16, 1979” 

 2 “Holmes/Coleman, Oxford, MS, 6/16/79” 

 3 “Holmes/Coleman, Oxford, MS, 6/16/79” 

 4 “J.P. Coleman” 

 5 “Chancellor Fortune, University, MS Aug 23, 1979” 

 6 “Dr. Marston 3/18/82” 

 7 “Mr. Travis Parker, Aug 11, 1980, Drew, Mississippi” 

 8 “Mike Sturdivant, Aug 11, 1980, Glendora, Ms” 

 9 “Mr. Charles Jacobs, Aug 11, 1980, Cleveland, Ms” 

 10 “Tally Riddell, 6/10/80, Quitman, Ms” 

 11 “Governor William Winter, Governor’s Mansion” 

 12 “J.L. Alcorn Russell” 

 13 “Dean Robert J. Farley, Oxford, Ms. 5/16/79” 

 14 “Dedication of Holmes Bldg.” 

 15 “Zereda Green, Dec. 2, 1978, Schools, Post Office, Gov. Bilbo” / “Julie’s Tape” 

 16 “Dr. Holmes – Lexie Trip” 

 17 “Francis Ray Wagner, Great Grand Daughter of Greenwood Leflore, Leonard L. Durr Jr." 

 18 “Dr. Thrash and Holmes, Sept 14, 1978 – Jackson, Ms” 

 19 “Arthur Cole’s Grandmother” 

 20 “William L. Waller – Jackson, 2/27/79” / “Jim Silver 3/17/82 Meredith Case” 

 21 “Jim Silver 3/16/82 Dunedin, Fla.” / “Rotary Luncheon, 8/16/78 – McComb Ms, Dr. Walter Washington" 

 22 “J.P. Coleman, Sept. 9, 1981” 

 23 “Dr. Norman Nelson, Jackson, Ms, Sept 11, 1980” 

 24 “Jim Silver 3/15/82 Dunedin, Fla.” / “Silver (2)” 

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Photographs 

Separated Materials note

Removed to Collection Photographs, Box 39, for preservation

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