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|Title:||Ed Perry Collection|
|Collector:||Hooper, William J.|
|Physical Extent:||1 box (.417 linear feet)|
|Repository:||University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA|
|Location:||Modern Political Archives|
|Language of Material:||English|
|Abstract:||Collection of correspondence from various state leaders to Dr. William J. Hooper, Director of the Mississippi Law Research Institute, and materials related to the Mississippi Capitol Centennial Celebration in 2003.|
Dr. William J. Hooper donated the Ed Perry Collection to the Archives and Special Collections in February 2006. Hooper added six photographs to the collection in June 2007.
Leigh McWhite completed processing the collection, 15 February 2006. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 7 July 2009. Description revised by Leigh McWhite, August 2010. EAD-encoded finding aid updated by Kathryn Michaelis, September 2011.
In 2010-2011, a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services enabled the archive to preserve and digitize all the recordings in the Ed Perry Collection. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed as part of this project do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
No further additions are expected to this collection.
Ed Perry represented the Oxford district in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1968 until his retirement in 1999. During his tenure, he served as chairman of numerous committee, including Appropriations, Constitution, Municipalities, Judiciary “A,” and Judiciary En Banc. Members of the House elected Perry “Clerk of the House” in 2000.
Born in San Diego, CA, Perry graduated from University High School in Oxford, MS and the University of Mississippi. In 1967, he graduated from the University of Mississippi Law School and entered the legislative campaign that summer. Acclaimed as a powerful orator, Perry recited Judge N.S. “Soggy” Sweat’s famous “Whiskey Speech” at the Mississippi State Capitol Centennial Celebration in 2003.
The Ed Perry Collection contains DVD recordings and a program from the Capitol Centennial Celebration in 2003. It also consists of eight pieces of correspondence from various state leaders to Dr. William J. Hooper, Director of the Mississippi Law Research Institute, who solicited tributes statements about Perry.
Ed Perry Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
The Ed Perry Collection is 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.
The one recording from this collection is available on DVD in the archives and as the Ed Perry Digital Collection at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/perry. However, copyright concerns restrict access to onsite computer terminals in the J.D. Williams Library.
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.
Mississippi State Capitol: A Centennial Celebration June 3, 2003 (Mississippi State Capitol Centennial Committee, 2003). Lists Perry on the program. Cataloged: F349.J13 M56 2003
DVD recording of the Capitol Centennial Celebration with Perry’s reenactment of Judge N.S. "Soggy" Sweat’s famous "Whiskey Speech." Cataloged: F349.J13 M587 2003. Also available at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/perry, although copyright concerns restrict access to onsite computer terminals in the J.D. Williams Library.
Original photographs are located in Modern Political Archives Photographs Box 1, Folder 15. Stored in an off-site cold facility, the original images require two business days advance notice to acclimate and transfer to Special Collections. Scans of the original photographs are available online at http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/perry.
|Folder 1||Typed letter signed dated 24 October 2005 from Tim Ford of Balch & Bingham in Jackson, MS to Hooper|
|Folder 2||Typed letter signed dated 8 November 2004 from Randy Hendrix, Executive Director of Mississippi Department of Mental Health, to Hooper (2 pages)|
|Folder 3||Printed e-mail dated 19 November 2004 from Robert Khayat, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, to Hooper|
|Folder 4||Typed letter signed dated 17 November 2004 from Aubrey K. Lucas, President Emeritus of the University of Southern Mississippi, to Hooper. Attached: typed manuscript by Hooper dated November 2004 entitled “A Tribute to Ed Perry” (2 pages)|
|Folder 5||Typed letter signed dated 19 November 2004 from Norman C. Nelson, Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Health Affairs & Dean Emeritus of the School of Medicine of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to Hooper. Attached: fax copy dated 17 December 2004, re: Nelson statement about Perry|
|Folder 6||Typed letter signed dated 22 November 2004 from Frank Ready, Executive Director of PERS (Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi), to Hooper. Attached: broadside entitled “The 1999 Public Employees Retirement System Annual Report Is Dedicated to Felix Edwin ‘Ed’ Perry”|
|Folder 7||Typed letter signed dated 19 November 2004 from Edsel E. Thrash, Former Director of the Institutions of Higher Learning, to Hooper|
|Folder 8||Typed letter signed dated 10 November 2004 from R. Gerald Turner, President of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, to Hooper|
|Modern Political Archives Photographs Box 1.15||Six color photographs of plaques and other tributes to Ed Perry|