Armis Hawkins Collection

MUM01718

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Title
Armis Hawkins Collection
ID
MUM01718
Date [inclusive]
1980-1995
Extent
47.0 boxes
Abstract
Armis E. Hawkins won election to the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1980 and served as Chief Justice from 1993 until his retirement in 1995. The collection consists of material related to his tenure on the court.

Preferred Citation

Armis Hawkins Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Armis Eugene Hawkins was born in Natchez, Mississippi on 11 November 1920, Armistice Day. His parents, Mayfield and Lela Hawkins, named him after the holiday. Mayfield Hawkins owned a dry goods store in downtown Natchez and obtained a degree of wealth by trading land, houses, and businesses. At one point, he held 7,000 acres of land in Mississippi and Louisiana. However, the 1927 Mississippi River flood followed by the 1929 market crash decimated his resources.

Mayfield Hawkins moved the family around Mississippi and Tennessee seeking employment before settling in Houston, Mississippi where Lela Hawkins worked in her brother’s store. Diagnosed with tuberculosis, she moved to the state sanatorium in 1936 where she remained until her death four years later.

Although his father moved to Jackson in 1936, Armis Hawkins remained in Houston, completing the local high school in 1938. Afterwards, he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, digging ditches and planting pines in Perry County.

Hawkins attended Wood Junior College for a semester in 1938-1939 before transferring to the University of Mississippi. After completing the ROTC program there in 1942, he volunteered for the U.S. Marines. He fought as a private at Guadalcanal, returned home for officer training, and shipped back to the Pacific theater as a First Lieutenant. After the war, the veteran returned to the University of Mississippi, completing a law degree in 1947.

Hawkins opened a law practice in Houston, Mississippi and married Pat Burrow. Over the years, the couple had three children: Janice in 1949, Jean Anne in 1951, and Jim in 1954. In 1951, the Mississippi Third Court District elected Hawkins district attorney, a position he held until 1959. He made a name for himself across the state as a crusading and persuasive prosecutor of bootleggers, beer joints, physicians who overprescribed narcotics, and the Ku Klux Klan. In 1959, he campaigned as a progressive for the lieutenant governor’s office, but lost to racially conservative Paul B. Johnson Jr.

In 1960, Hawkins served as the Democratic Party state campaign manager for presidential candidate John F. Kennedy. Despite dour predictions, he managed to come within 2 ½ percentage points of winning Mississippi for the liberal Democratic nominee. Hawkins returned to his law practice in Houston where he served as attorney for the county board of supervisors and actively promoted local economic development.

Voters elected Hawkins to the Mississippi Supreme Court in 1980 where he acquired a reputation as a principled and independent jurist, a prolific author of opinions, and an excellent leader. In 1992, he wrote the majority opinion for the 4-3 decision which permitted the state to retry Byron de la Beckwith for the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers.

Hawkins served as Chief Justice from 1993 until 1995, guiding the state judiciary through significant reform. His first speech to the joint legislature on the subject of overburdened caseloads contributed greatly to the creation of a court of appeals system as well as an Administration Office of Courts. His second address discussed the subject of nonpartisan judicial elections and the corrupting influence of money in judicial races.

After retirement, Hawkins returned to his Houston law practice. He remained active in the Mississippi State Bar ethics committee where he was a driving force behind the “Rules of Professional Conduct.” Hawkins died of kidney failure on 28 February 2006. A year later, his novel The Grand Leader appeared in print, memorializing the north Mississippi hill folk of the 1930s.

Hawkins was a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Houston Jaycees, the Chickasaw Development Foundation, the Houston First Baptist Church, the Masons, the Order of the Eastern Star, the American Legion, the Veteran of Foreign Wars, a Century Member, and the Boy Scouts of America.

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Scope and Content Note

Judicial chambers papers are the case-related documents and court administration files that are distinct and separate from official court records. Chambers papers provide valuable insight into court deliberations and the internal workings of the judiciary. In addition, they are a source for examining a judge’s interaction with the bar, the press, and the public.

File Series I contains 22 boxes of case files. Case files hold material acquired prior to the issuance of a judicial decision, such as case notes, draft memoranda and opinions, correspondence, and research. Researchers will particularly value the notes taken by Hawkins during private court deliberations.

File Series 2 consists of 16 boxes of both court administration and professional files. Court administration files document the business of running the Mississippi Supreme Court, whereas professional records may be more general in terms of judicial and legal subjects. Topics include meetings on judicial conferences, advisory boards, and the bar; creation of the state appellate court system; judicial reform and ethics; the personal judicial career of Armis Hawkins; Supreme Court budgets; judicial correspondence dating from 1982 to 1995 (these include letters from within the Supreme Court and from the legal profession); and Hawkins’ appointment books from 1981 to 1995.

File Series 3 contains 2 boxes of subject files on topics ranging from Attorney Advertising to Child Evidence Rules.

File Series 4 is four boxes of personal files which include manuscripts, clippings, a typed draft of his novel The Grand Leader, certificates, and personal correspondence. This file series also includes one box of financial documents that will remain closed until 2015. Box 4 is an oversized box containing large certificates.

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Arrangement

The Armis Hawkins Collection consists of five series. The container list preserves the original file labels. However, to facilitate access, curators have added bracketed information to complete abbreviated words or acronyms. Brackets at the end of case file titles also provide brief descriptive information on the subject matter as well as corrected case numbers (when necessary) and the date on which the court issued its decision.

Curators also imposed some basic organization upon the collection by grouping files into four different categories: case files; court administration/professional files; subject files; and personal files. However, a large portion of the original arrangements were preserved within the case files as several batches of folders within received boxes seemed to share common themes.

The archives added the fifth file series in 2014, and it consists of files transferred from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History. Contents include a number of files related to Justice Charles “Chuck” McRae; Supreme Court administrative and case files; files related to Mervin Sanders vs. State of Mississippi which Hawkins participated in after retirement from the Supreme Court; and personal folders related to his political campaign for a seat on the Supreme Court, his swearing-in ceremony, and miscellaneous clippings from his time on the bench.

  1. Series I. Case Files
  2. Series II. Judicial Administration & Professional Files
  3. Series III. Subject Files
  4. Series IV. Personal Files
  5. Series V. Accretion

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2010

Access Restrictions

The Armis Hawkins 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.

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

In July 2005, Armis Hawkins donated to the Archives & Special Collections forty-three boxes of files and other materials related to his service on the Mississippi Supreme Court. In August 2008, Jim Hawkins, his son and estate executor, gave an additional three boxes of files as well as a framed plaque commemorating Justice Hawkins’s appearance before a joint session of the Mississippi Legislature to request the creation of a court of appeals for the state. At the request of Jim Hawkins, the Mississippi Department of Archives & History transferred three boxes of Mississippi Supreme Court related material from their Armis Hawkins Collection to the University of Mississippi in March 2009. Jim Hawkins donated an additional three boxes of files and publications in June 2009.

Processing Information

Ellie Campbell, Stephanie McKnight, and Katrina Sims processed the Armis Hawkins Collection, completing it in March 2010. Political Papers Archivist Leigh McWhite wrote the introductory notes for the finding aid. Material transferred from the Mississippi Department of Archives & History were processed by McWhite in November 2014.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Armis E. Hawkins. The Grand Leader: A Yarn. Jackson, MS: J. Prichard Morris, 2007. A posthumously published novel by Hawkins; it also includes a biographical essay “Armis E. Hawkins: Country Lawyer and Friend” by Judge Michael P. Mills. Call Number: PS3558 A823 G73 2007.

Michael P. Mills. Twice Told Tombigbee Tales. Oxford, MS: Bench Chief Papers, 2007. Includes chapter on Hawkins. Call Number: F347 T6 M55 2007.

“Notes from the Bench: Collection ‘Rare Resource’ for Legal Researchers” Keywords (University of Mississippi J.D. Williams Library Newsletter) Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall 2008): 8.

The Mississippi Bar Supreme Court Conference, October 14, 1991. [1991]. Call Number: KF332 M73 M57 1991.

Mississippi Economic Council. Populist Jurisprudence: The Direction of the Mississippi Supreme Court: A Survey of Decisions of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, 1990-1995. [Jackson, MS: Mississippi Economic Council, 1996]. Call Number: KFM7112 P67 1996.

Mississippi. Supreme Court. Annual Report. Jackson, MS: The Court. Special Collections has the 1990 report; State Documents has other years. Call Number: KFM7112 A8 M72.

For more related resources, see the Criminal Justice & Parchman Penitentiary Subject Guide.

Resources at Other Repositories

The Mississippi Department of Archives & History has an Armis Hawkins Collection and a file on Armis Hawkins in their Subject Files. They also hold the Mississippi Supreme Court Case Files.

The State Law Library of Mississippi possesses 10 discs containing an oral history interview with Armis Hawkins.

The University of Southern Mississippi Archives owns an oral history with Armis Hawkins.

Separated Material

Curators separated a number of publications from the collection for cataloging. Researchers may locate these items by conducting an author search for “Hawkins Armis” in the library catalog and choosing the “Hawkins Armis E 1920-2006 Collector” option.

Photographs are stored separately in the Modern Political Archives Photographs Collection Box 7 and Box 10 Folders 16, 17, and 18.

Framed composite of Jackson Clarion-Ledger newspaper article (25 March 1993) and Mississippi Supreme Court commendation, re: Armis Hawkins’ State of the Judiciary address to Joint Session of Mississippi Legislature on 24 March 1993. Stored in Annex Bin 7 as Framed Item # 673.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Mississippi. Court of Appeals
  • Mississippi. Supreme Court

Format(s)

  • appointment books
  • case files
  • civil court records
  • correspondence
  • criminal court records
  • financial records

Personal Name(s)

  • Beckwith, Byron de la
  • Hawkins, Armis E., 1920-2006

Subject(s)

  • Capital Punishment -- Mississippi
  • Civil Law –- Mississippi
  • Criminal Law -- Mississippi

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Collection Inventory

Series I. Case Files 

Box 1 

Folder 1: 93-KA-00022 [Oberline] Harvey vs. State [No. 93- KA-00022: aggravated assault; Decided: 18 October 1995] 

Folder 2: 93-M-00230: Phelps-Dunbar [vs. John C. Thomson] [No. 93-00230: secretly taping people; Decided: 19 September 1994] 

Folder 3: 92-CA-00829: [Armin J.] Moeller vs. American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Company [No: 92-CA-00829: professional liability insurance; Decided: 4 April 2002] 

Folder 4: 91-CA-00095: [Maggie Anderson] McGee vs. [Mike] Smith [No. 91-CA-00095: the estate of Jakie Sparkman; Decided: 18 April 1994] 

Folder 5: 91-KA-00282: [John E.] Bell vs. State [No. 91-KA-00282: racketeering (R.I.C.O.); Decided: 15 August 1996] 

Folder 6: 92-CA-00356 M[ississippi] P[ower] & L[ights] vs. [Leslie] Lumpkin MDS Maj.; JWS dis. [No. 92-CA-00356: negligence under the National Electrical Safety Code; Decided: 26 February 1998] 

Folder 7: 91-KA-0144 [Michael Eugene] Hatten vs. State [No. 91-KA-0144: robbery; Decided: 24 November 1993] 

Box 2 

Folder 1: 89-CA-0790 Aetna [Casualty and Surety Company] vs. [Hal Otis] Williams [No. 89-CA-0790: automobile liability insurance; Decided: 17 December 1992] 

Folder 2: 89-0174 [Jimmy D.] Phipps [and Nationwide Insurance Company] vs. Irby Constr[uction] Co[mpany] [& Bowman and Bowman, Incorporated] [No. 89-0174: Fourteenth Amendment equal protection; Decided: 26 May 1994] 

Folder 3: 90-CA-0472 [Nancy Clay] Madden vs. [Farley] Rhodes [No. 90-CA-0472: estate of Andrew A. Sierra; Decided: 16 September 1993] 

Folder 4: 89-KA-9011 & 89-KA-1174 [Anthony] Winder vs. State 1 of 2 [No. 89-KA-00911, 89-KA-01174: burglary, conspiracy, and rape; Decided: 30 June 1994] 

Folder 5: 89-KA-9011 & 89-KA-1174 [Anthony] Winder vs. State 2 of 2 [No. 89-KA-00911, 89-KA-01174: burglary, conspiracy, and rape; Decided: 30 June 1994] 

Folder 6: 89-KA-0734 [Earnest Eugene] Quimby v. State [No. 89-KA-0734: sexual battery; Decided: 15 July 1992] 

Folder 7: 07-KA-58547 Jefferson v. State [No. 07-KA-58547: burglary; Decided: 22 November 1989] 

Box 3 

Folder 1: 93-647 Magnolia Bar Association vs. [Roy Noble] Lee et al.: [No. 93-647: Voting Rights Act challenges; Decided: 9 July 1993] 

Folder 2: J85-0960 & J84-0708 Kirksey et al. vs. Mabus et al. (consolidated with) Martin et al. vs. Mabus et al. [No. J85-0960 and J84-0708: Voting Rights Act challenges; Decided: 27 February 1990] 

Folder 3: 07-CA-59273 [Jimmy] Smith vs. [Rev. James] Dorsey [No. 07-CA-59273: expenditure of school funds; Decided: 4 September 1991] 

Folder 4: 07-CA-59480 [Anthony Earl] Whigham vs. State [No. 07-KA-549480: child sex abuse; Decided: 31 December 1992] 

Box 4 

Folder 1: 07-IA-59507 The City of Mound Bayou, [Mississippi and Alfred Thompson] v. [Eddie] Johnson, Jr. 1 of 2 [No. 07-IA-59507: assault and battery; Decided: 18 April 1990] 

Folder 2: 07-IA-59507 City of Mound Bayou, et al vs. [Eddie] Johnson, Jr. 2 of 2 [No. 07-IA-59507: police brutality and civil rights violations; Decided: 23 May 1990] 

Folder 3: 07-CA-59155 [George B.] Gilmore Company vs. [Jimmy E.] Garrett 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-59155: construction of home; Decided: 31 July 1991] 

Folder 4: 07-CA-59155 [George B.] Gilmore [Company] vs. [Jimmy E.] Garrett 2 of 2 [[No. 07-CA-59155: construction of home; Decided: 31 July 1991] 

Folder 5: 96-CA-01384 Churchill vs. Pearl River Basin Development Pike County [No. 96-CA-01384: comparative negligence; Decided: 27 May 1999] 

Box 5 

Folder 1: 90-KA-0498 [Leslie] Brent vs. State: #1[No. 90-KA-0498: child abuse; Decided: 17 February 1994] 

Folder 2: 91-CA-00278 Telephone & Data System vs. Franklin Telephone [Company] [No. 91-CA-00278: construction for cellular mobile phone service; Decided: 24 March 1994] 

Folder 3: 91-IA-1207 [Byron De La] Beckwith vs. State [No. 91-IA-1207: murder of civil rights activist J. Medgar Evers; Decided: 22 December 1997] 

Box 6 

Folder 1: 89-CA-0589 Retzer v. Retzer [No. 89-CA-0589: dissolution of marriage; Decided: 12 December 1990] 

Folder 2: 90-CC-0644 [Mable] Presley vs. Mississippi State Highway Commission 1 of 2 [No. 90-CC-0644: wrongful death; Decided: 31 August 1992] 

Folder 3: 90-CC-0644 [Mable] Presley vs. Mississippi State Highway Commission 2 of 2 [No. 90-CC-0644: wrongful death; Decided: 31 August 1992] 

Folder 4: 90-FC-1321 [Thomas E.] Puckett, et ux vs. Rufenacht, Bromagen & Hertz [No. 90-FC-1321: stockbroker/investor/speculation; Decided: 18 September 1981] 

Box 7 

Folder 1: 89-R-99-005 Uniform Rules of Circuit Court Practice 

Folder 2: 89-CA-1255 [Nancy] Swan vs. I. P., Inc., Miri et al 1 of 2 [No. 89-CA-1255: contractor injured by hazardous materials; Decided: 4 February 1993] 

Folder 3: 89-CA-1255 [Nancy] Swan vs. I. P., Inc., Miri et al 2 of 2 [No. 89-CA-1255: contractor injured by hazardous materials; Decided: 4 February 1993] 

Folder 4: 54,744 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi, Inc. v. [William T.] Campbell 1 of 2 [No. 54,744: punitive damages; Decided 10 April 1984] 

Folder 5: 54,744 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi, Inc. v. [William T.] Campbell 2 of 2 [No. 54,744: punitive damages; Decided 10 April 1984] 

Folder 6: 07-KA-58857 [Bertram Lawrence] Morris vs. State [No. 07-KA-58857: Bertram Lawrence Morris, Jr. vs. State; sexual abuse of a child; Decided: 27 February 1991] 

Box 8 

Folder 1: 07-59440 [J. B.] Gainnie vs. [Glenda J.] Ritter [No. 07-59440: contributory negligence; Decided 29 November 1989] 

Folder 2: 07-CA-580360 Chevron U.S.A., Inc. et al vs. State of Mississippi, et al 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-580360: oil and gas industry; Decided: 17 December 1990] 

Folder 3: 07-CA-580360 Chevron U.S.A., Inc. et al vs. State of Mississippi, et al 2 of 2 [No. 07-CA-580360: oil and gas industry; Decided: 17 December 1990] 

Folder 4: 56,014 [Nevin] Shewbrooks, et ux vs. A. C. and S., Inc. et al 1 of 2 [No. 56,014: asbestos poisoning; Decided: 11 May 1988] 

Folder 5: 56,014 [Nevin] Shewbrooks, et ux vs. A. C. and S., Inc. et al 2 of 2 [No. 56,014: asbestos poisoning; Decided: 11 May 1988] 

Box 9 

Folder 1: 56,166 [C. L.] Thornhill vs. Systems Fuels, Inc., et al. [No. 56,166: mineral, oil, and deed grantor; Decided: 6 April 1988] 

Folder 2: 56,468 Hartford [Accident & Indemnity Company], [Curtis E.] Coker & [George G.] Williamson vs. [Royce] Foster [No. 56,468: estate of Royce Foster; Decided: 6 April 1988] 

Folder 3: 56,468 Hartford, Coker and Williamson vs. Foster Research Material [No. 56,468: estate of Royce Foster; Decided: 6 April 1988] 

Folder 4: 90-KA-0278 [Mike] Hall vs. State [No. 90-KA-0278: sexual abuse of child; Decided: 17 December 1992] 

Box 10 

Folder 1: 58,054 [Eddie] Burrell, et al, [Claiborne County Board of Supervisors] vs. Mississippi State Tax Committee 1 of 2 [No. 58,054: tax exempt status of a nuclear power plant; Decided 10 August 1988] 

Folder 2: 58,054 [Eddie] Burrell, et al, [Claiborne County Board of Supervisors] vs. Mississippi State Tax Committee 2 of 2 [No. 58,054: tax exempt status of a nuclear power plant; Decided 10 August 1988] 

Folder 3: 85-1765 Bankers Life & Casualty Company vs. [Lloyd M.] Crenshaw [No. 85-1765: punitive damages violated the Eighth Amendment; Decided: 16 May 1988] 

Folder 4: 54, 387 Pearl River Valley Water Supply District, et al vs. Hinds County, et al [No. 54,387: injunctive relief; Decided: 25 January 1984] 

Box 11 

Folder 1: 55,195 [Jeffery Owen] White v. Malone Properties, Inc. and Carroll D. Malone [No. 55,195: injured on job; Decided: 24 September 1986] 

Folder 2: 55,563 [James L]. Hooten vs. State [No. 55,563: murder; Decided: 7 May 1986] 

Folder 3: 55,635 State Highway Commission of Mississippi vs. McDonald’s Corporation et al [No. 55,635: land loss; Decided: 8 April 1987] 

Folder 4: 55, 695 Othie L[ee] West vs. State [No. 55,695: murder; Decided: 4 December 1985] 

Folder 5: 56,004 [Deborah Lynn] Hickox vs. [Boyce] Holleman [No. 56,004: hospital’s negligence in the care of infant child; Decided: 21 January 1987] 

Folder 6: 56,508 [Oddie] Jenkins vs. Forrest County General Hospital, et al [No. 56508 negligent failure to diagnose the patient's twin pregnancy; Decided: 30 November 1988] 

Folder 7: 56,149 [Christeen M.] Owens v. [Virginia Carol] Huffman [No. 56,149: custody; Decided: 13 November 1985] 

Folder 8: 56,567 [Etta Mae] Knox, et al. vs. Shell Western E & P, Inc., et al. [No. 56,567: oil and gas lease to the land; Decided: 3 June 1988] 

Folder 9: 56,724 [Otha D.] Hogan v. State [No. 56,724: manslaughter and perjury; Decided: 2 November 1987] 

Folder 10: 92-KA-0080 [John] DeLoach vs. State. [No. 92-KA-00080: burglary; Decided: 20 July 1995] 

Folder 11: 90-CA-0824 General Motors Corporation vs. [Linda] Jackson [No. 90-CA-0824: manufacturing defect; Decided: 21 April 1994] 

Folder 12: 07-KA-58305 [Clyde Henry] Powell v. State [No. 07-KA-58305: rape; Decided: 15 August 1990] 

Box 12 

Folder 1: 07-CA-58177 Hinds County Board of Supervisors, [Robert Stewart, et al] vs. Common Cause of Mississippi, et al 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-58177: violation of the Open Meetings Act; Decided: 28 June 1989] 

Folder 2: 07-CA-58177 Hinds County Board of Supervisors, [Robert Stewart, et al] vs. Common Cause of Mississippi, et al 2 of 2 [No. 07-CA-58177: violation of the Open Meetings Act; Decided: 28 June 1989] 

Folder 3: 07-58509 [Richard C.] Hill, [Superintendent of Education] et al vs. [William C.] Thompson [No. 07-58509: lease; Decided: 11 October 1989] 

Folder 4: 07-CA-58804 Board of Education, Lamar County, Mississippi vs. [John T.] Hudson [No. 07-CA-58804: lease; Decided: 31 July 1991] 

Folder 5: DP-62 [Lazaro] Faraga vs. State [No. DP-62: murder and child abuse; Decided: 29 July 1987] 

Box 13 

Folder 1: DP-0068 [Gary Lynn] Griffin vs. State [No. 03-DP-0068: capital murder; Decided: 14 February 1990] 

Folder 2: DP-70 [Alfred Dale] Leatherwood vs. State [No. DP-70: rape of a child; Decided: 4 February 1986] 

Folder 3: 90-DP-00015 [Roger Eric] Thorson vs. State [No. 90-DP-00015: rape and murder; Decided: 8 December 1994] 

Folder 4: 90-DP-0024 [Gerald James] Holland vs. State [No. 90-DP-0024: murder; Decided: 11 September 1991] 

Folder 5: DP-84 [Bart Helgrin] Mease vs. State [No. DP-84: possession of an illegal substance and murder; Decided: 1 February 1989] 

Folder 6: 89-DP-1293 [William Wayne] Jenkins vs. State [No. 89-DP-1293: capital murder; Decided: 10 September 1992] 

Box 14 

Folder 1: 92-KA-0400 [Kenneth W.] Golden v. State [No. 92-KA-0400: sale of cocaine and possession of stolen property; Decided: 25 August 1994] 

Folder 2: 03-DP-85 [Randy] Bevill vs. State [No. 03-DP-85: murder; Decided: 24 January 1990] 

Folder 3: 94-CA-00031 [Kirk] Fordice vs. [Hob] Bryan [No. 94-CA-00031: veto actions of the governor; Decided: 12 January 1995] 

Folder 4: 92-KP-00391 [Cedric] Holt vs. State [No. 92-KP-00391: burglary and larceny; Decided: 15 December 1994] 

Folder 5: 89-CA-0076 [Michael L.] Retzer vs. [Nancy B.] Retzer [No. 89-CA-0076: divorce and dispute over valuable paintings; Decided: 12 December 1990] 

Folder 6: 92-CA-0033 Orange Grove v. City of Gulfport Annexation [No. 92-CA-0033: land dispute; Decided: 26 December 1991] 

Folder 7: 93-M-0039 University of Southern Mississippi, et al vs. [William E.] Mueller [No. 93-M-0039: tenure denial; Decided: 12 August 1993] 

Folder 8: 90-CA-0839 [Sherry Lane Melton] Joslin, et. al. vs. [Frank L.] Melton [No. 90-CA-0839: estate of F. L. Melton; Decided: 25 March 1993] 

Folder 9: 91-CA-1183 [Mary B.] Garrett vs. [Jasper] Bohannon and [Augusta] Hulley [No. 91-CA-1183: estate of Beatrice B. Jones; Decided: 20 May 1993] 

Box 15 

Folder 1: DP-43 [Samuel Bice] Johnson vs. State 1 of 2 [No. DP-43: murder and vacation of the rape conviction; Decided: 19 July 1989] 

Folder 2: DP-43, 55,265 [Samuel Bice] Johnson vs. State 2 of 2 [No. DP-43: murder and vacation of the rape conviction; Decided: 19 July 1989] 

Folder 3: 89-DP-0823 [Tracy Alan] Hanson vs. State [No. 89-DP-0823: capital murder; Decided: 18 December 1991] 

Folder 4: 93-DP-00392 [Alvin] Hill vs. State [No. 93-DP-00392: murder; Decided: 21 December 1994] 

Folder 5: 89-KA-0266 [Larry L.] Wilkins vs. State [No. 89-KA-0266: murder, hearsay, conviction reversed; Decided: 3 June 1992] 

Box 16 

Folder 1: 57,359, 57,642 [Hillman T.] Frazier and [Billy (Bill) F.] Knox vs. State, [Donald N.] Logan, et al. vs. State 1 of 2 [No. 57,359, 57,642: ethics violation; Decided: 4 March 1987] 

Folder 2: 57,359, 57,642 [Hillman T.] Frazier and [Billy (Bill) F.] Knox vs. State, [Donald N.] Logan, et al. vs. State 2 of 2 [No. 57,359, 57,642: ethics violation; Decided: 4 March 1987] 

Folder 3: 90-DP-0515 [Ricky] Chase vs. State [No. 90-DP-00515: murder; Decided: 24 February 1994] 

Folder 4: 90-DP-0927 [Ronnie Lee] Conner vs. State [No. 90-DP-00927: capital murder; Decided: 2 December 1993] 

Box 17 

Folder 1: 90-DP-0015 [Roger Eric] Thorson vs. State [No. 90-DP-00015: rape and murder; Decided: 8 December 1994] 

Folder 2: 90-DP-0449 [Sabrina] Butler vs. State [No. 90-DP-0449: murder of infant while engaged in felonious child abuse; Decided: 26 August 1992] 

Folder 3: 90-DP-1106 [Anthony] Carr vs. State [No. 90-DP-01106: murder and death by lethal injection; Decided: 2 February 1995] 

Folder 4: 93-DP-00392 [Alvin] Hill vs. State [No. 93-DP-00392: murder; Decided: 21 December 1994] 

Folder 5: 94-CA-00900 [Robert C. "Bob"] Latham vs. [Dick] Molpus [No. 94-CA-00900: Voting Rights Act challenges; Decided: 15 September 1994] 

Box 18 

Folder 1: 90-M-805 Brandi & Suzette Tracking Company vs. [David G.] Alexander, Jr. [No. 90-M-805: interlocutory appeals; Decided: 5 February 1991] 

Folder 2: 90-CA-00824 General Motors Corporation vs. [Linda] Jackson, et al. [No. 90-CA-00824: automobile malfunction; Decided: 21 April 1994] 

Folder 3: 91-KA-0294 [Lucathryn] Wilson vs. State [No. 91-KA-0294: sale of cocaine; Decided: 28 September 1995] 

Folder 4: 91-KA-00978 [Charles M.] Day vs. [Doyle A.] Morrison [No. 91-CA-00978: medical malpractice; Decided: 15 June 1995] 

Folder 5: 89-CA-0752 [Arthur] Finkelberg and [Merrill] Lynch vs. [Patrick Henry] Luckett, III [No. 89-CA-0752: punitive damages; Decided 19 August 1992] 

Folder 6: 53,799 [Lum] Cumbest vs. State [No. 53,799: perpetrating a fraud; Decided: 16 May 1984] 

Folder 7: 55,015 [Milton V.] Pharr vs. State [No. 55,015: possession of deer out of season; Decided: 5 December 1984] 

Folder 8: 54,242 [Talmadge] Stubblefield vs. Jesco, Inc., et al. [No. 54,242: negligence of the independent contractor; Decided: 26 September 1984] 

Folder 9: 91-M-0582 State [of Mississippi], ex rel. Mike Moore, Attorney General and the City of Vicksburg [No. 91-M-0582: controlled substances; Decided: 30 September 1991] 

Folder 10: 07-CA-59513 [Gary] Crawley vs. American Public Life Insurance Company [No. 07-CA-59513: reimbursement for expenses incurred during a hospital stay; Decided: 3 June 1992] 

Box 19 

Folder 1: 07-CA-59531 [Darrell] Ryals, et al vs. [Charles Ray] Pigott, et al. 1 of 2 [No. 07-CA-59531: rights in the Bogue Chitto River; Decided: 28 November 1990] 

Folder 2: 07-CA-59531 [Darrell] Ryals, et al vs. [Charles Ray] Pigott, et al. 2 of 2 [No. 07-CA-59531: rights in the Bogue Chitto River; Decided: 28 November 1990] 

Folder 3: 89-CA-0003 [Ollie] Sykes, et al vs. [Linda] Grantham, et al [No. 89-CA-0003: 29 November 1989] 

Box 20 

Folder 1: 89-CA-0135 In the Matter of the Enlargements of the Corporate Limits of the City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi [No. 89-CA-0135: land dispute; Decided: 23 January 1991] 

Folder 2: 91-DP-00764 [Jimmie] Mack vs. State [No. 91-DP-00764: capital murder; Decided: 21 December 1994] 

Folder 3: 89-BA-1163 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [Roy B.] Strickland [No. 89-BA-1163: petition for reinstatement; Decided: 9 July 1986] 

Folder 4: CM-173 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [H. Alva] Brumfield, III [Conference Miscellaneous No. 173 misconduct; Decided: 10 September 1986] 

Folder 5: CM-210 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [Edward B.] Moyo [Conference Miscellaneous No. 210: engaged in deceit, dishonesty and fraud; Decided: 6 April 1988] 

Folder 6: CM-255 Mississippi State Bar vs. [John T.] Cotter [Conference Miscellaneous No. 255: check fraud; Decided: 23 September 1987] 

Folder 7: 02-B-292 Mississippi State Bar [Association] vs. [Samuel Robert] Brooks, III [No. 02-B-292: theft; Decided: 27 March 1990] 

Folder 8: 92-BA-634 Mississippi State Bar vs. [Alan W.] Carter [No. 92-BA-634: request for reinstatement; Decided: 20 July 1992] 

Folder 9: 92-BA-1264, CM-231 In re the Matter of the Reinstatement of Walter L. Nixon, Jr. [Conference Number No. 231: perjury; Decided: 24 September 1986] 

Folder 10: 92-KA-0288 Mississippi State Bar vs. [Timothy M.] Dykes [No. 92-BA-288: fraud; Decided: 29 July 1992] 

Folder 11: 92-TS-0208 An Attorney vs. Mississippi [State] Bar [No. 92-TS-0208: contempt; Decided: 11 May 1993] 

Folder 12: 90-BA-0255 Mississippi State Bar vs. Attorney Y [Robert C. Connor, Jr.] [No. 90-BA-0255: violation of civil rights; Decided: 4 September 1991] 

Folder 13: 90-BA-0632 Attorney M vs. Mississippi [State] Bar [No. 90-BA-0632: unethical conduct; Decided: 1 July 1992] 

Folder 14: 91-BA-1126 Mississippi Bar vs. [J. Ronald] Parrish [No. 94-BA-01178: misconduct; Decided: 5 December 1996] 

Folder 15: 92-BA- 01201 Attorney U [Brad Sessums] vs. Mississippi Bar [No. 92-BA-01201: misconduct; Decided: 27 July 1995] 

Box 21 

Folder 1: 90-KA-0498 [Leslie] Brent vs. State [No. 90-KA-0498: child abuse; Decided: 17 February 1994] 

Folder 2: No. 54,579 [Gary Dean] Lambert vs. State [No. 54,579: capital murder; Decided: 31 October 1984] 

Folder 3: 2002-B-477 The Mississippi Bar vs. [William E.] Catledge [Cause No. 2002-B-477: misconduct; Decided: 24 March 2005] 

Folder 4: [Lealon] Cook vs. [Howard] Belk [vehicle damage; Decided: 5 July 2001] 

Folder 5: Classic Express vs. Michael Young and Watering, Inc. [breach of contract; Decided: 18 December 1996] 

Folder 6: 91-KA-01243 [Mervin] Sanders vs. State [No. 91-KA-01243: unlawful possession of cocaine with intent to deliver; Decided: 6 June 1996] 

Folder 7: 93-CA-1368 George Williams vs. Joe Sam Owen [No. 07-CA-59661: estate of Charles M. Williams; Decided: 19 August 1992] 

Folder 8: 54,123 Bankers Life and Casualty Company vs. [Lloyd M.] Crenshaw 1 of 2 [No. 54,123: bad faith denial of an insurance claim; Decided: 11 September 1985] 

Folder 9: 54,123 Bankers Life and Casualty Company vs. [Lloyd M.] Crenshaw 2 of 2 [No. 54,123: bad faith denial of an insurance claim; Decided: 11 September 1985] 

Folder 10: 91-TS-0095 MaGee v. Smith, et al. [No. 91-TS-0095: estate of Jakie Sparkman; Decided: 17 February 1994] 

Box 22 

Folder 1: 81-51 Abrams v. Mississippi State Board of Health, et al [No. 81-51: request denied; Decided: 2 November 1981] 

Folder 2: F-82-418 State of Oklahoma v. Collums [No. F-82-418: convicted of murder and consideration for early parole; Decided: 8 February 1985] 

Folder 3: 52,781 [Napoleon "Nap" L.] Cassibry, II vs. State [No. 52,781: violated the Mississippi Code Annotated 97-11-19, which prohibits a legislator from being in a contract with a state; Decided: 7 October 1981] 

Folder 4: 07-CA-59340 Bailey vs. Woodcock [No. 07-CA-59340: child custody; Decided: 19 December 1990] 

Folder 5: S-476 [Kwasi] Seitu vs. [William F.] Coleman, et al. [No. S-476, T-115: false imprisonment; Decided: 23 December 1986] 

Folder 6: 91-KP-0963 [Robert Lee] Wilson vs. State [No. 91-KP-0963: armed robbery; 9 December 1993] 

Folder 7: 90-CA-0692 [Dick] Molpus vs. [Karl] Wiesenberg and/or [Martha Ann] Reed [Estate of Karl Wiesenberg] [No. 90-CA-0692: title dispute; Decided: 27 January 1994] 

Folder 8: 90-CA-1085 City of Jackson vs. [Mary Kathryn] Johnson [No. 90-CA-1085: negligent in allowing dirt to accumulate on the road; Decided: 23 September 1993] 

Folder 9: 92-DP-00428 [Williams] Giles, Jr. vs. State [No. 92-DP-00428: capital murder; Decided: 2 February 1995] 

Folder 10: 89-CA-1058 [Margie R.] January vs. [Roy M.] Barnes, M.D. [No. 89-CA-1058: medical malpractice; Decided: 21 December 1992] 

Folder 11: Opinion Concerning Jeremiah O’Keefe, et al. v. The Loewen Group 

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Series II. Judicial Administration & Professional Files 

Box 23 

Folder 1: Campaign Financial Disclosure Reports -- Forms 

Folder 2: Mississippi Bar, 13-17 July 1994 

Folder 3: Mississippi Bar – Meeting -- October 1993 

Folder 4: AEH [Armis E. Hawkins] Speech -- 8-13-93 Opening Meeting of Judicial Advisory Committee 

Folder 5: Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee 

Folder 6: Conference of Chief Justices -- Jackson Hole, Wyoming 31 July – 4 August 1994 

Folder 7: Conference of Chief Justices -- August 1993 Washington 

Folder 8: Conference of Chief Justices -- January 1993 

Folder 9: Punitive Damages 

Folder 10: Reduction of Court Costs & Delays Committee 

Folder 11: Litigation/Magistrate System 

Folder 12: Mississippi Date Books – 1988, 1989 

Folder 13: Magistrates -- Miscellaneous 

Folder 14: Hotel Confirmation 

Folder 15: 5th Circuit Meeting -- Corpus Christi 12-14 May 1993 

Folder 16: Roscoe Pound Foundation 

Folder 17: Court Care – Washington Trip October 1995 

Folder 18: 89-R-99019 In the Matter of the Resolution of the Judicial Liaison Committee of the Mississippi Conference of Judges 

Folder 19: 89-R-99001 In the Matter of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure 

Folder 20: 1993 Bar Convention 

Folder 21: Conference of Chief Justices – 1994 

Box 24 

Folder 1: Study on Intermediate Appellate Court – 1989 

Folder 2: Judicial 

Folder 3: Advisory Committee on Rules Miscellaneous 

Folder 4: New York University – March 30 -- April 2, 1995 

Folder 5: Valley Forge Trip, 25-29 June 1994 

Folder 6: Mississippi Bar – 21-23 June 1995 – Sandestin 

Folder 7: Bar Convention Miscellaneous Materials 1994 

Folder 8: Conference of Chief Justices July 30-August 3, 1995 Monterey, CA 

Folder 9: Court Funding Conference – Minneapolis 28 September – 1 October 1995 

Folder 10: Office Supplies 

Folder 11: Legal Fees 

Folder 12: Continuing Legal Education 

Folder 13: Voting Rights 

Folder 14: Redistricting 

Folder 15: Bar Exam Questions and Model Answers – February 1988 

Box 25 

Folder 1: Appellate Courts (1 of 2) 

Folder 2: Appellate Courts (2 or 2) 

Folder 3: Constitutional Study Commission 

Folder 4: Judicial Branch Study Commission 

Folder 5: Proposed Amendment to State Constitution 

Box 26 

Folder 1: Iowa Appellate Courts 

Folder 2: Grantham [Appellate Courts] 

Folder 3: Budget – 1994 

Folder 4: Judicial Redistricting 

Folder 5: Word Processing Handbooks 

Folder 6: Financial Information on Trial Judges 

Folder 7: Committee Information, Budget Information 

Folder 8: Supreme Court Campaign 

Folder 9: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge [National Awards Report] 

Folder 10: Rules Notes 1981-1982 

Folder 11: Conference of Chief Justices 

Folder 12: Mississippi Prosecutors Association Position Paper – 1998 

Folder 13: Senate Judiciary Sub-Committee Studying the Appointment of Appellate Judges 

Box 27 

Folder 1: Campaign Reform 

Folder 2: Legislative/Judiciary Matters 

Folder 3: Administration of Courts 

Folder 4: Cases Eligible for Hand-Down 

Folder 5: Summit on Civil Justice Improvements 

Folder 6: Center for the Study of Social Policy 

Folder 7: Thomas Henry Huxley 

Folder 8: Activities/Accomplishments of the Mississippi Administrative Office of Courts 

Folder 9: The Book of States 1994-95 

Folder 10: Justices Seminar – 20-31 July 1981 

Folder 11: Judicial Fees and Salaries 

Box 28 

Folder 1: State of the Judiciary 

Folder 2: Ethics Commission 

Folder 3: Law Clerks 

Folder 4: Bluebird Wanderlodge 

Folder 5: Marine-Navy V-12 Program 

Folder 6: Conference of Chief Justices 

Folder 7: Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge 

Folder 8: National Interbranch Conference on Funding the State Courts 

Folder 9: Jury Reform Package 

Folder 10: Pound/Yale Judges Forum 

Folder 11: Thomas S. Szasz [Information Regarding The Myth of Mental Illness (book)] 

Folder 12: A Model Sentencing Phase Instruction for Mississippi Death Penalty Cases 

Folder 13: Rules of Civil Procedure [Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 617] 

Folder 14: Public Affairs – Speeches No. 2 

Folder 15: Election of Armis Hawkins to the Mississippi Supreme Court 

Box 29 

Folder 1: Installation of Armis Hawkins to the Mississippi Supreme Court 

Folder 2: Marriage Ceremonies 

Folder 3: Retirement of Armis Hawkins from the Mississippi Supreme Court [congratulation correspondence] 

Folder 4: Majority Opinions Authored by Armis Hawkins 

Folder 5: Cartoon Caricature: Mississippi Supreme Court 

Folder 6: Legal Fees 

Folder 7: Appeals Checklist 

Folder 8: Questionnaire 

Folder 9: Clippings: Public Interest Cases 

Folder 10: Clippings: News – Mississippi Supreme Court 

Folder 11: Campaign Ads Clippings 

Folder 12: Miscellaneous News Articles 

Folder 13: The Washington Post: "Bill Clinton’s Second Term" 

Folder 14: State of the Judiciary Address: 24 March 1993 

Folder 15: State of the Judiciary Address: 21 March 1995 

Folder 16: Mississippi Supreme Court Annual Report: 1986 

Folder 17: Speech Notes 

Folder 18: Pamphlet: "Oxford: A Warning for Americans" 

Box 30 

Folder 1: Resolution: Powers of State Supreme Court 

Folder 2: State Supreme Court Staff: 1989-1990 

Folder 3: Rules Convention: Lower Courts 

Folder 4: 1960 Election: Miscellaneous 

Folder 5: Mississippi House of Representatives Roll Call: 26 February 1986 

Folder 6: Conference of Chief Justices: 23 January – 2 February 1995 

Folder 7: Inherent Powers of the Courts 

Folder 8: Intermediate Court Task Force 

Folder 9: Intermediate Appellate Court Committee Minutes and Roster 

Folder 10: Intermediate Appellate Court Committee: Miscellaneous 

Folder 11: Leadership Chickasaw 

Folder 12: The American Law Institute Restatement of the Law: Property (Mortgages), 28 February 1995 

Folder 13: The American Law Institute Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution: 15 March 1995 

Folder 14: The American Law Institute Restatement of the Law, Torts: Products Liability, 13 March 1995 

Folder 15: The American Law Institute Uniform Commercial Code Reports: 5 April 1995 

Folder 16: The American Law Institute Uniform Commercial Code Proposed Final Draft: 6 April 1995 

Folder 17: The Annual Spring Conference for Mississippi Trial and Appellate Court Judges: 21-23 March 1990 

Folder 18: Fall Conference for Trial and Appellate Judges: 19-22 October 1988 

Folder 19: Supreme Court Budget Request: 1995 

Folder 20: Court Orders and Rules Creating and Governing Various Integrated Bar Associations 

Box 31 

Folder 1: Conference of Chief Justices National Affairs Briefing Book 1994 Midyear Meeting: 6-10 February 1994 

Folder 2: Study Committee on use of Masters in Chancery 

Folder 3: Trial and Appellate Judges Seminar: 27-30 October 1992 

Folder 4: Conference of Chief Justices Handbook 

Folder 5: Appellate Judges Seminar, Institute of Judicial Administration: 1988 

Folder 6: A Response to the Mississippi Supreme Court Request for Proposal for Court Case Management System: 26 July 1995 

Folder 7: Conference of Chief Justices: Conference of State Court Administrators National Affairs Briefing Book: 31 July – 4 August 1994 

Folder 8: Supreme Court of Mississippi Budget Request: 1997 

Folder 9: Supreme Court of Mississippi Judicial Advisory Study Committee 

Box 32 

Folder 1: Fall Trial and Appellate Judges Seminar: A Comparison of the Proposed Uniform Rules of Evidence with Mississippi Rules of Evidence: 9-12 October 1983 

Folder 2: Legislative-Judicial Relations: Seeking a New Partnership, 1-3 October 1989 

Folder 3: Planning for the Court of Appeals: 1 March – 31 December 1994 

Folder 4: Fall Training Conference for Mississippi Prosecutors 

Folder 5: Trial & Appellate Judges Seminar: 28-30 April 1993 

Folder 6: Internal Operating Procedures 

Folder 7: Commissioners to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws 

Folder 8: Master Lease Purchase Program 

Folder 9: Amended Rules 

Folder 10: Employee Manual 

Folder 11: Granting Children a Court Recess: A Program Operations Manual for Child Care in the Courts; Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington DC 

Folder 12: Mississippi Supreme Court Handbook 

Folder 13: Judicial Conduct and Ethics Curriculum, American Judicature Society 

Folder 14: Conference of Chief Justices, Conference of State Court Administrators; National Affairs Briefing Book, 1-5 August 1993 

Folder 15: Writing Judicial Opinions, 1981 

Box 33 

Folder 1: Appellate Judges Seminar Series Sponsored by the Appellate Judges Conference, 1990 

Folder 2: General Practice Seminar Sponsored by Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association, 23 September 1994 

Folder 3: Handbook; Mississippi Bar Course on Professionalism, 1995-1996 

Folder 4: [American Bar Association] "Judicial Administration Division Commission on Standards of Judicial Administration: Standards Relating to Appellate Courts" 

Folder 5: Judicial Correspondences – 1982 

Folder 6: Judicial Correspondences – 1984 

Folder 7: Judicial Correspondences – 1986 

Folder 8: Judicial Correspondences – 1988 

Folder 9: Judicial Correspondences – 1989 

Folder 10: Judicial Correspondences – 1990 

Folder 11: Judicial Correspondences – 1991 

Folder 12: Judicial Correspondences – 1992 

Box 34 

Folder 1: Judicial Correspondences – 1993 (1 of 2) 

Folder 2: Judicial Correspondences – 1993 (2 of 2) 

Folder 3: Judicial Correspondences – 1994 (1 of 3) 

Box 35 

Folder 1: Judicial Correspondences – 1994 (2 of 3) 

Folder 2: Judicial Correspondences – 1994 (3 of 3) 

Folder 3: Judicial Correspondences – 1995 (1 of 3) 

Box 36 

Folder 1: Judicial Correspondences – 1995 (2 of 3) 

Folder 2: Judicial Correspondences – 1995 (3 of 3) 

Folder 3: Judicial Correspondences – Undated 

Box 37 

Appointment Book, 1981 

Appointment Book, 1982 

Appointment Book, 1983 

Appointment Book, 1984 

Appointment Book, 1985 

Appointment Book, 1986 

Appointment Book, 1987 

Appointment Book, 1988 

Appointment Book, 1989 

Appointment Book, 1990 

Appointment Book, 1991 

Box 38 

Appointment Book, 1992 

Appointment Book, 1993 

Appointment Book, 1994 

Appointment Book, 1995 

Publication: The Courts: Sharing and Separating Powers; Eagleton’s 1988 Symposium on the State of the States 

Publication: State Court Caseload Statistics: Annual Report 1990 

Publication: Law and Contemporary Problems. Duke University School of Law. Vol. 54 No. 3 (Summer 1991) 

Publication: University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 26 No. 3 (Spring 1992) 

Loose Bag from Conference of Chief Justices 1993 Midyear Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia 

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Series III. Subject Files 

Box 39 

Folder 1: Child Evidence Rules 

Folder 2: Child Custody 

Folder 3: Child Abuse/Sexual Molestation 

Folder 4: Child Abuse/Neglect 

Folder 5: Child Abuse Evidence –Speech 

Folder 6: Advertising (1 of 2) 

Folder 7: Advertising (2 of 2) 

Folder 8: Conspiracy/Merger 

Folder 9: Confrontation Clauses 

Folder 10: Idaho V. Wright and Maryland V. Craig 

Box 40 

Folder 1: Child Molestation Cases 

Folder 2: Child Care in Courts 

Folder 3: Batson Case Research 

Folder 4: Attorney Advertising 

Folder 5: Confidential Relationships 

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Series IV. Personal Files 

Box 41 

Folder 1: Personal 

Folder 2: Personal 1 January 1989 – 31 January 1991 

Folder 3: Personal 1 January 1992 – 31 December 1994 

Folder 4: Personal -- Houston 

Folder 5: Personal Attention 

Folder 6: Personal Reflections 

Folder 7: Policies 

Folder 8: Obituaries 

Folder 9: Judge -- Personal 

Folder 10: Armis E. Hawkins Obituary and Newspaper Clippings 

Folder 11: Hawkins Papers Preliminary Inventory 

Folder 12: The Grand Leader by Armis E. Hawkins 

Folder 13: Reflections 

Folder 14: Certificates 

Folder 15: First Continental Life Group, Inc. 

Box 42 

Folder 1: Personal Correspondences (1 of 2) 

Folder 2: Personal Correspondences (2 of 2) 

Folder 3: Best Wishes to Armis E. Hawkins 

Folder 4: Thank You to Armis E. Hawkins 

Folder 5: Condolences 

Folder 6: Invitations 

Folder 7: Request for Job 

Folder 8: Miscellaneous 

Publication: Bible presented by The Gideons to Armis E. Hawkins 

Box 44 

Certificate from the United States Court of Appeals qualifying Hawkins to be admitted as an attorney before the court (1983). 

Membership certificate for the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association (1980-1981). 

Certificate from the State of Mississippi Executive Department concerning Hawkins’ election to Supreme Court Judge, Third (Northern) District, Position Three (1980). 

Cassette tape audio recording " Armis Hawkins Swearing In Program Monday, 3 January 1981. 

VHS audiovisual recording “Reception Honoring Armis E. Hawkins Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court Sponsored by the Chickasaw County Bar Association” (15 January 1993). 

VHS audiovisual recording “Appeals Court Justices Swearing In Ceremony” (circa 1995). 

Restricted Personal Files 

Conditions Governing Access note

Box 43 will remain closed to researchers until 2015

Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1989 

Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1991 

Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1992 

Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1993 

Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1994 

Hawkins Expense Accounts, 1995 

Hawkins Travel Expenses 

Hawkins Deposit Letters and Checks 

Hawkins Deferred Income 

Hawkins Health Insurance, 1984-1986 

Hawkins Health Insurance, 1987-1988 

Hawkins Health Insurance, 1989-1990 

Hawkins Health Insurance, 1993 

Hawkins Dental Insurance 

Personal Life Insurance 

Professional Liability Insurance 

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Series V. Accretion 

Box 45 

Folder 1: Justice Chuck McRae (1993-1996) 

Folder 2: Justice Chuck McRae (1995-1996) 

Folder 3: Justice Chuck McRae (1995-1996) 

Folder 4: Justice Chuck McRae (1994) 

Folder 5: Estate of Sparkman 

Scope and Content

Regarding Justice Chuck McRae

Folder 6: Tighe vs. Crosthwait; McCarty vs. Kellum; MP&L vs. Lumpkin 

Scope and Content

Regarding Justice Chuck McRae

Folder 7: Tighe vs. Crosthwait 

Scope and Content

Regarding Justice Chuck McRae

Folder 8: Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance – Justice Chuck McRae, 1996. 

Folder 9: Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance – Justice Chuck McRae, 1999 

Folder 10: Supreme Court Political Campaign Expenses – Chuck McRae, James L. Roberts Jr., James Lawton Robertson, and Joel Blass 1990-1993 

Folder 11: Supreme Court Travel Vouchers 

Folder 12: Hawkins Campaign for Supreme Court (1980) 

Folder 13: Hawkins Swearing-In Ceremony as Mississippi Supreme Court Justice (January 1981) 

Folder 14: Clipping 

Scope and Content

Regarding Armis Hawkins.

Box 46 

Folder 1: Aetna Casualty & Surety Company vs. Mrs. Cherry Berry, Administratix of the Estate of H.H. “Jack” Berry [No. 91-CA-1070; automobile accident; Decided: 11 May 1995] 

Folder 2: General Motors Corporation vs. Linda Jackson [No. 90-CA-0824; manufacturing defect; Decided 21 April 1994] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 11.11.

Folder 3: General Motors Corporation vs. Linda Jackson [No. 90-CA-0824; manufacturing defect; Decided 21 April 1994] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 11.11.

Folder 4: General Motors Corporation vs. Linda Jackson [No. 90-CA-0824; manufacturing defect; Decided 21 April 1994] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 11.11.

Folder 5: Joseph P. Marcum vs. Mississippi Valley Gas Company, Inc. and L.M. Mermelstein [No. 91-CA-00107-SCT; liability of driver of truck; Decided: 4 April 1996]. 

Folder 6: State of Mississippi, Ex. Rel. Mike Moore vs. Dick Molpus, Secretary of State [90-CA-696; closing down bingo in state; Decided: 3 April 1991] 

Folder 7: William B. Townsend Jr. vs. State of Mississippi [No. 92-KA-01010-SCT; possession of controlled substance; Decided: 1 August 1996] 

Box 47 

Folder 1: Mervin Sanders vs. State of Mississippi [possession of controlled substance] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 21-6.

Folder 2: Mervin Sanders vs. State of Mississippi [possession of controlled substance] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 21-6.

Folder 3: Mervin Sanders vs. State of Mississippi [possession of controlled substance] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 21-6.

Folder 4: Mervin Sanders vs. State of Mississippi [possession of controlled substance] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 21-6.

Folder 5: Mervin Sanders vs. State of Mississippi [possession of controlled substance] 

Scope and Content

See also, folder 21-6.

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