Finding aid for the Donna Bailey Dye/Charles Noyes Collection

MUM01784

PURL

http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01784/

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Summary Information

Repository
University of Mississippi Libraries
Creator - Collector
Dye, Donna Bailey
Creator
Noyes, Charles E
Title
Donna Bailey Dye/Charles Noyes Collection
ID
MUM01784
Date
1963-2011
Extent
0.417 Linear feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
English
Abstract
Correspondence, news clippings, and ephemera from Charles E. Noyes, retired University of Mississippi professor of English, to Donna Bess Bailey Dye, his former student.

Preferred Citation

Donna Bailey Dye/Charles Noyes Collection (MUM01784), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Donna Bess Bailey Dye, originally from Coffeeville, Mississippi, attended the University of Mississippi and took classes from Dr. Charles Noyes, but ultimately graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1963. She later married Brad Dye, a politician from Jackson, Mississippi, who became state treasurer and eventually lieutenant governor. Donna Bailey Dye became the museum division director for the Mississippi Department of Archives and History at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as the president of the Mississippi Historical Society. She also helped create the Eudora Welty Foundation while remaining an active volunteer in the Junior League of Jackson.

Born in Natchez, Mississippi on 19 July 1917, Charles E. Noyes attended Rozelle Grammar School and Central High School in Memphis, Tennessee. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Missouri and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas. Noyes taught at the University of Tennessee and the University of Missouri before his tenure at the University of Mississippi. From 1942 to 1946, Noyes served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Noyes came to the University of Mississippi in 1953 with a focus in the Restoration and 18th century English literature. Noyes served as Provost in 1963-1964 and later served as acting Vice Chancellor, Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Summer Session. He retired from the University of Mississippi in 1982. During the 1962 University Integration, Noyes composed speeches for Chancellor J.D. Williams. Noyes was a benefactor of the J.D. Williams Library and membership chair of Friends of the Library support group. Noyes died 30 August 2008.

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Scope and Content

The Donna Bailey Dye/Charles Noyes Collection contains 81 letters written primarily from retired professor Charles Noyes to his former student and friend Donna Bailey Dye and her husband Brad Dye. There are also letters written from Charles Noyes to various local newspapers and letters from his daughter Helen Noyes Linzey to the Dyes after Noyes’s death. These letters contain anecdotes about life in Oxford, Mississippi and at the University of Mississippi, as well as information about the Friends of the University of Mississippi library.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged by format and chronologically within each format.

Series 1: Papers

Series 2: Photographs

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries January 2013

Access Restrictions

The Donna Bailey Dye/Charles Noyes 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.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Amy Fluker, November 2012. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, January 2013.

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

For more collections related to University of Mississippi faculty and students, please see the Archives' University of Mississippi subject guide.

Separated Materials

Photographs have been removed to Collection Photographs Box 88, Folder 26.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- Administration
  • University of Mississippi -- Alumni and alumnae
  • University of Mississippi. Dept. of English
  • University of Mississippi. Library. Friends
  • University of Mississippi. Library

Genre(s)

  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence
  • photographs

Subject(s)

  • College teachers
  • Teacher-student relationships

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Papers 

 Folder 1.1 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 1 February 1963 

Scope and Content

Regarding Dye’s application for a fellowship.

 Folder 1.2 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 25 March 1976 

Scope and Content

Noyes writes that he missed Dye on his last two trips to Jackson, Mississippi, and remembers their sophomore English class.

 Folder 1.3 Type-written letter, signed. Gerald W. Walton to “Dear Mrs. Dye” [Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 2 December 1982 

Scope and Content

Invitation to Noyes’s retirement reception.

 Folder 1.4 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 5 November 1990 

Scope and Content

Noyes remembers Dye’s English class and days as a student at the University of Mississippi, then encourages Dye and her husband to join the Friends of the Library.

 Folder 1.5 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 29 November 1990 

Scope and Content

Regarding the Dyes' Friends membership

 Folder 1.6 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 30 November 1990 

Scope and Content

Noyes writes asking about Dye’s classmates and family and acknowledges her new membership in the Friends organization.

 Folder 1.7 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 31 October 1991 

Scope and Content

Regarding Noyes’s induction into the Ole Miss Alumni Hall of Fame.

 Folder 1.8 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 30 January 1992 

Scope and Content

Regarding the Dyes' renewal of their Friends membership

 Folder 1.9 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 18 May 1992 

Scope and Content

Noyes writes about Dye’s parents and their health.

 Folder 1.10 Type-written letters, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 17 November 1992 

Scope and Content

Noyes remembers teaching future Miss America winners Mary Ann Mobley, Lynda Meade, and Patsy Puckett and congratulates Dye on her appointment as Director of the State Historical Society.

 Folder 1.11 Type-written letters, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 28 May 1993 

Scope and Content

Regarding a family wedding reception.

 Folder 1.12 Type-written letters, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Mrs. Bailey”. University, Mississippi, 3 August 1993 

Scope and Content

Letter to Dye’s mother, regarding the death of her husband.

 Folder 1.13 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 4 November 1993 

Scope and Content

Noyes writes about his wife Ruthie’s health, a robbery on campus, and football games against Alabama and LSU.

 Folder 1.14 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 26 November 1993 

Scope and Content

Noyes talks about his family and their recent gathering at a “Golden Wedding” reception.

 Folder 1.15 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 27 March 1994 

Scope and Content

Noyes regrets not recognizing Dye at a recent meeting.

 Folder 1.16 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 29 December 1994 

Scope and Content

Regarding NCAA penalties and Chancellor Turner’s dismissal of Billy Brewer.

 Folder 1.17 Type-written letter with enclosed news clipping. Unsigned [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Jim,” 29 December 1994 

Scope and Content

Copies of “Letters to the Editor” regarding Chancellor Turner.

 Folder 1.18 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 2 February 1995 

Scope and Content

Noyes writes about suffering an injury, Chancellor Turner’s departure, and of allegations against Lew Nobles.

 Folder 1.19 Type-written letter [fragment] with enclosure. Charles E. Noyes to “Editor, the Oxford Eagle”. Oxford, Mississippi, 4 May 1995 

Scope and Content

Letter to the Oxford Eagle defending Chancellor Turner’s leadership.

 Folder 1.20 Resolution to the Senate of the Faculty, November 1991 

Scope and Content

Resolution defending Chancellor Turner’s record.

 Folder 1.21 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 16 May 1995 

Scope and Content

Noyes passes on his letter to the Oxford Eagle regarding Chancellor’s Turner’s tenure.

 Folder 1.22 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 1 November 1995 

Scope and Content

Regarding Robert Khayat’s appointment as chancellor and Noyes’s wife’s failing health.

 Folder 1.23 Type-written letter, singed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 2 February 1996 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of Friends membership.

 Folder 1.24 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 27 February 1996 

Scope and Content

Noyes notifies Dye of his wife Ruthie’s death.

 Folder 1.25 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 5 March 1996 

Scope and Content

Noyes thanks Dye for her memorial gift in honor of his late wife and asks about her Friends membership renewal dues.

 Folder 1.26 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 7 March 1996 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dye’s Friends membership.

 Folder 1.27 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 17 March 1996 

Scope and Content

Noyes jokes about the “prodigal son” legend and mentions Chancellor Khayat’s upcoming investiture.

 Folder 1.28 New clipping. Charles E. Noyes “Letter to the Editor,” Oxford Eagle, 19 July 1996 

Scope and Content

Regarding Governor Fordice’s nominations to the Mississippi College Board.

 Folder 1.29 Type-written letter, signed with enclosures. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 7 August 1996 

Scope and Content

Noyes jokes about having “elderly widows” to dine and discusses Chancellor Khayat’s record. Enclosures include a letter to the editor of the Commercial Appeal written by Noyes about the Clinton-Dole presidential election and a news clipping about the University of Mississippi’s disavowal of the International Conference on Elvis Presley.

 Folder 1.30 Type-written letter, signed with enclosures. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 11 April 1997 

Scope and Content

Noyes compliments Dye’s new exhibition and encloses two articles about the use of Confederate symbols at the University of Mississippi.

 Folder 1.31 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 25 April 1997 

Scope and Content

Noyes mentions his activities with the Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and discusses the controversy over Confederate symbols at the University of Mississippi.

 Folder 1.32 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 9 May 1997 

Scope and Content

Noyes shares the news of Bessie Sumner’s death.

 Folder 1.33 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Chancellor Khayat,” 26 October 1997 

Scope and Content

Regarding the possibility of offering President Bill Clinton a position as the Director for the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

 Folder 1.34 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 30 October 1997 

Scope and Content

Shares news about improvements at the University of Mississippi and informs Dye about his recent hospitalization.

 Folder 1.35 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 15 November 1997 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dye’s Friends membership.

 Folder 1.36 Type-written letter, signed with enclosure. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 16 November 1997 

Scope and Content

Discusses former students, movie censorship and includes copy of Letter to the Editor of the Oxford Eagle regarding co-ed dorm visitation controversy.

 Folder 1.37 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 30 September 1999 

Scope and Content

Reminisces about old students and construction on campus.

 Folder 1.38 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 30 October 1999 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dye’s Friends membership.

 Folder 1.39 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 16 November 1999 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dye’s Friends membership.

 Folder 1.40 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 31 October 2000 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dye’s Friends membership.

 Folder 1.41 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Brad and Donna” [Brad and Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 16 November 2000 

Scope and Content

Thank you for renewal of the Dye’s Friends membership.

 Folder 1.42 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 1 January 2001 

Scope and Content

Remembers his favorite and most successful students and financial gifts to the University of Mississippi.

 Folder 1.43 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 12 June 2001 

Scope and Content

Writes about improvements to campus and his financial gifts to the University.

 Folder 1.44 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 1 July 2001 

Scope and Content

Tell stories about London during World War II and changes to campus.

 Folder 1.45 The University of Mississippi Foundation. Foundation News Vol. 4, No. 5 Fall 2001 

Scope and Content

Contains article about Noyes’s contributions to the University of Mississippi, including the donation of commemorative walkway bricks in honor of his former students, including Dye.

 Folder 1.46 Type-written letter, signed with enclosures. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye], 10 October 2001 

Scope and Content

Writes about the donation of walkway bricks in Dye’s honor, including photocopies of photos of himself and the bricks.

 Folder 1.47 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 29 October 2001 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dyes' Friends membership.

 Folder 1.48 Ole Miss Alumni Review, Winter 2001 

Scope and Content

Article about Noyes’s contributions to the University of Mississippi, including his donation of walkway bricks in honor of his former students, including Dye.

 Folder 1.49 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 13 December 2001 

Scope and Content

Thanks the Dyes for a contribution to the Friends of the Library and shares his plans for Christmas.

 Folder 1.50 Hand-written letter, unsigned. Donna Bailey Dye to “Dear Dr. Noyes” [Charles Noyes], 22 December 2001 

Scope and Content

Thanks Noyes for his purchase of walkway brick in her honor and describes her work.

 Folder 1.51 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Brad and Donna” [Brad and Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 31 December 2001 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dyes’ Friends membership.

 Folder 1.52 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 10 January 2002 

Scope and Content

Writes about his reasons for purchasing commemorative walkway bricks, mentions the death of Eudora Welty, and describes changes on campus.

 Folder 1.53 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Brad and Donna” [Brad and Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 13 January 2002 

Scope and Content

Thanks the Dyes for renewing their Friends membership.

 Folder 1.54 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye], 20 July 2002 

Scope and Content

Describes his surprise birthday party and remembers an incident at Dye’s wedding.

 Folder 1.55 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye], 4 August 2002 

Scope and Content

Remembers amusing stories from his World War II service.

 Folder 1.56 Type-written letter, signed. Donna [Donna Bailey Dye] to “Dear Dr. Noyes” [Charles Noyes], 9 August 2002 

Scope and Content

Writes about Noyes’s surprise birthday party and responds to his stories about his World War II service.

 Folder 1.57 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 22 August 2002 

Scope and Content

Shares stories about Eudora Welty and tells another anecdote about his World War II service.

 Folder 1.58 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 28 September 2002 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dyes' Friends membership.

 Folder 1.59 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Brad and Donna” [Brad and Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 13 November 2002 

Scope and Content

Thanks the Dyes for renewing their Friends membership.

 Folder 1.60 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 18 April 2003 

Scope and Content

Describes fundraising efforts at the University of Mississippi, the deaths of Dr. Arthur Guyton and his wife, and defends Chancellor Turner’s record.

 Folder 1.61 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 27 September 2003 

Scope and Content

Describes activities surround the 40th anniversary of integration at the University of Mississippi.

 Folder 1.62 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye], 11 October 2003 

Scope and Content

Letter requesting donations to the Friends of the Library of the University of Mississippi in honor of Dr. John Pilkington.

 Folder 1.63 Type-written letter, signed. Chuck Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye], 12 October 2003 

Scope and Content

Discusses the retirement of “Colonel Rebel” and the 40th anniversary of integration at the University of Mississippi.

 Folder 1.64 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 29 October 2003 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dye’s Friends membership.

 Folder 1.65 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 11 November 2003 

Scope and Content

Thank you to the Dyes for renewal of their Friends membership.

 Folder 1.66 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 11 November 2003 

Scope and Content

Expresses his delight at the donations made in honor Dr. John Pilkington and muses on the election of Haley Barbour, a former student.

 Folder 1.67 Type-written letter, signed with enclosures. C. E. Noyes to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 25 December 2003 

Scope and Content

Shares news about family and friends and mentions the retirement of Colonel Rebel. Encloses a photocopy of a New York Times article about Ole Miss tailgating and a facetious Christmas greeting he sent out to friends and family.

 Folder 1.68 Type-written letter and hand-written note, signed with enclosure. C. E. Noyes to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 14 May 2004 

Scope and Content

Remembers anecdotes about Eudora Welty and includes an article from the Oxford Eagle about Welty’s garden.

 Folder 1.69 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 12 June 2004 

Scope and Content

Expresses his views on the importance on punctuation and describes changes around campus. Encloses a newspaper article about the misuse of punctuation.

 Folder 1.70 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 16 November 2004 

Scope and Content

Thank you to the Dyes for renewal of their Friends membership.

 Folder 1.71 Type-written letter, signed with enclosures. C. E. Noyes to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 23 December 2004 

Scope and Content

Talks about the dedication of the Noyes reading room in the University of Mississippi library as well as the Noyes Library Endowment. Encloses two copies of Daily Mississippian article about his contributions to the library and one copy of  Jackson Daily News article from 1972 about his three jobs at the University of Mississippi.

 Folder 1.72 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey and Brad Dye]. University, Mississippi, 30 October 2005 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dyes' Friends membership.

 Folder 1.73 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 24 November 2005 

Scope and Content

Thank you for Dye’s contribution to the Friends organization and the University of Mississippi endowment.

 Folder 1.74 Type-written letter, signed with enclosure. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 14 February 2006 

Scope and Content

Letter about punctuation with enclosed article about split infinitives.

 Folder 1.75 Type-written letter, signed with enclosure. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye], 20 February 2006 

Scope and Content

Discusses the Noyes Library Endowment, the Noyes reading room, and the 1962 riot. He also shares some anecdotes about racism. Includes a copy of Daily Mississippian article about Noyes’ contributions to the library.

 Folder 1.76 Type-written letter, signed. Charles E. Noyes to “Dear Donna and Brad” [Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 30 October 2006 

Scope and Content

Request for renewal of the Dyes' Friends membership.

 Folder 1.77 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 12 September 2007 

Scope and Content

Remembers teaching future Miss Americas and discusses the library endowment.

 Folder 1.78 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna Bess” [Donna Bailey Dye]. University, Mississippi, 24 November 2007 

Scope and Content

Thanks for Dye’s renewal of her Friends membership and mentions the Library endowment.

 Folder 1.79 Type-written letter, signed. C. E. Noyes [Charles Noyes] to “Dear Donna” [Donna Bailey Dye]. Oxford, Mississippi, 26 December 2007 

Scope and Content

Jokes about growing old and discusses his plans for bequeathing gifts to the library.

 Folder 1.80 Type-written letter, signed. John Pilkington to “Dear Friends” [Friends of the University of Mississippi Library]. University, Mississippi, [30 August 2008] 

Scope and Content

Notice announcing the death of Charles Noyes.

 Folder 1.81 Type-written letter, signed. “The Families of Jim Noyes and Helen Noyes Linzey” to “Dear Mr. and Mrs. Brad Dye” [Brad and Donna Bailey Dye], 23 September 2008 

Scope and Content

Thank you note for the Dyes' memorial gift to the library in Charles Noyes’ honor.

 Folder 1.82 Type-written letter, signed. Helen Noyes Linzey to “Dear Friends”. Florence, Alabama, June 2011 

Scope and Content

Thank you note to all of those who corresponded with Charles Noyes over his lifetime and to those who made memorial contributions to the Friends of the Library.

 Folder 1.83 Articles and clippings about Charles Noyes, his contributions and his legacy 

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Series 2: Photographs 

 88.26.1 Noyes family photo, 26 November 1993 

 88.26.2 Two photographs of Charles Noyes with Donna Bailey Dye, Mrs. Bessie Furr, and Mrs Chester Sumner 

 88.26.3 Photograph of Charles Noyes, Donna Bailey Dye, and Miriam Weems; photograph of Donna Bailey Dye and Gerald Walton, 4 August 2002 

 88.26.4 Photograph of Donna Bailey Dye commemorative brick 

 88.26.5 Captain C.E. Noyes in World War II uniform 

 88.26.6 Wedding photograph of Donna Bailey Dye and Brad Dye with Charles Noyes and an unidentified woman (Ruthie Noyes?) 

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