Lee Annis Collection

MUM00758

Access Restriction

Open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

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PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00758/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Lee Annis Collection
ID
MUM00758
Date
2009-2016
Extent
6.0 boxes 6 boxes (4.5 linear feet)
Location
University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Dr. Lee Annis is the author of Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi (2016), a biography of U.S. Senator James O. Eastland of Mississippi. This collection contains his research notes, including notes of oral interviews, recordings, and manuscripts of the book.

Preferred Citation

Lee Annis Collection (MUM00758), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

James O. Eastland received an appointment to the U.S. Senate in 1941 upon the death of Senator Pat Harrison. Elected in his own right in 1943, Eastland remained in office until his retirement in 1978. He chaired the powerful Judiciary Committee from 1956 until 1978 and was the second highest ranking Democrat on the Agriculture and Forestry Committee at the time of his retirement.

Lee Annis attended Hanover College for his undergraduate education and received a master’s degree and doctorate in History from Ball State University in Maryland. He is chair of the History Department on the Rockville campus of Ball State University. His research has focused on congressional biographies, publishing Howard Baker: Conciliator in an Age of Crisis in 1994 which has since gone into a second, revised edition; Tennessee Senators, 1911-2001: Portraits of Leadership in a Century of Change co-authored with Senator William H. Frist; and  Big Jim Eastland: The Godfather of Mississippi in 2016.

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Scope and Content

Box 1 contains handwritten notes from oral interviews Dr. Annis conducted with family, colleagues, staff, friends, supporters, and others who knew James O. Eastland as well as manuscript drafts of the biography and reader comments. Boxes 2 through 5 hold handwritten note cards and Box 6 stores a small selection of physical recordings with oral histories. However, most of the individuals consulted in preparation for the biography preferred not to have their comments about Senator Eastland recorded.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2017

Access Restrictions

The Lee Annis Collection is open for research. However, the recordings remain closed until funds are available to create digital copies. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

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

Dr. Lee Annis donated the collection to the University of Mississippi in the fall of 2016.

Processing Information

Political Papers Archivist Dr. Lee McWhite processed the collection in December 2016.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

James O. Eastland Collection. 1941-1978. Correspondence, documents, publications, photographs, scrapbooks, and recordings from the congressional office of U.S. Senator James O. Eastland who represented Mississippi in Congress for a few months by appointment in 1941 and from 1943 until 1978 by election. Also includes his personal correspondence, financial records, plantation records, and law firm files.

For other politically-related resources in the Archives and Special Collections, consult the Politics and Government Subject Guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • United States. Congress. Senate.

Personal Name(s)

  • Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986

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Collection Inventory

Box 1: 

Folder 1: Notes from Oral Interviews (1 of 5) 

Folder 2: Notes from Oral Interviews (2 of 5) 

Folder 3. Notes from Oral Interviews (3 of 5) 

Folder 4: Notes from Oral Interviews (4 of 5) 

Folder 5: Notes from Oral Interviews (5 of 5) 

Folder 6: James Abourezk’s Written Comments 

Folder 7: Clarence Pierce Material 

Folder 8: Notes from Archives at Various Institutions 

Folder 9: “Big Jim Eastland” Manuscript 

Folder 10: “Big Jim Eastland” Manuscript 

Folder 11: University Press of Mississippi Reader Comments. 

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Box 2. Note Cards 1922-1938 and 1940-1954 

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Box 3. Note Cards 1955-1965 

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Box 4. Note Cards 1966-2000s 

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Box 5. Note Cards: Oral Histories, Books, Miscellaneous 

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Box 6. Recordings 

Scope and Content

[recordings will remain closed to researchers until funding permits creation of digital copies]

Cassette Tape “Gil Carmichael 3/10/10 Meridian.” 

Cassette Tape “William Winter 3/18/10 Jackson.” 

Cassette Tape Untitled 

Controlled Access Headings

Occupation(s)

  • United States. Congress. Senate.

Personal Name(s)

  • Eastland, James O. (James Oliver), 1904-1986

Olympus Note Corder DP-10. “Joe Tydings DC 2/28/1; Thad Cochran DC 4/6/1; Hodding Carter Chapel Hill 5/17/11; Howard Baker Huntsville TN 6/13/11; Eastland Kids Jackson, MS 6/18/11.” 

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