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Finding aid for the Arthur DeRosier Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
DeRosier, Arthur H.
Arthur DeRosier Collection
Date [inclusive]
15 Linear feet (29 boxes)
Language of Materials
The collection contains chiefly professional files, and some personal files, of Arthur Henry DeRosier, Jr., a former vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Mississippi.

Preferred Citation

Arthur DeRosier Collection (MUM00106), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

Arthur H. DeRosier (1931-2007) was born in Norwich, Conn. After graduating from Norwich Free Academy, he served for four years in the United States Air Force as an airplane radio operator. He began his career in higher education by enrolling in classes while stationed at Keesler Air Force base in Biloxi [Miss.], ultimately receiving his Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in history, at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1953. He then studied at the University of South Carolina, where he received his MA and PhD degrees, in history, in 1955 and 1959.

His first academic appointments were at Converse College, the Citadel, and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was assistant professor of history. In 1965 he became professor of history and assistant graduate dean at the University of Oklahoma. In 1967 he moved to East Tennessee State University as dean of the graduate school; in 1972 he was named vice president for administration.

Dr. DeRosier became vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Mississippi in 1974. During his tenure there, he created the first distinguished professorships at the university and oversaw the establishment of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.

DeRosier left UM to become president of East Tennessee State University in 1977. He later became president of the College of Idaho, and later Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont.

(Source: "In Memoriam: Art DeRosier (1931-2007)" by Gerald Walton. In  The Southern Register, Winter 2008, p. 20.)

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Scope and Content

The collection contains chiefly professional files, and some personal files, of Arthur Henry DeRosier, Jr., a former vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Mississippi.

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This collection is arranged in roughly the order in which it was received. Folder titles were applied during preliminary processing.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries  November 2012

Access Restrictions

The Arthur DeRosier 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.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Received from Arthur DeRosier, 1976

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, November 2012.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For more materials related to the University of Mississippi, please see the Archives' University of Mississippi subject guide.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • University of Mississippi -- Administration -- History
  • University of Mississippi -- History


  • clippings (information artifacts)
  • correspondence
  • manuscripts (document genre)
  • periodicals
  • printed ephemera
  • speeches

Personal Name(s)

  • DeRosier, Arthur H.

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Collection Inventory

 Box 1 Correspondence and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 1.1 DeRosier -- Personal -- Miscellaneous 

 Folder 1.2 "Natchez and the Formative Years of William Dunbar," typescript 

 Folder 1.3 Mississippi history - sixth grade 

 Folder 1.4 Letters received, M.S.C., 1961-1962 

 Folder 1.5 Letters received, professional, 1959-1960 

 Folder 1.6 Letters sent, Miss. Southern College, 1959-1960 

 Folder 1.7 Letters received, Miss. Southern College, 1959-1960 

 Folder 1.8 Letters received, personal, 1959-1960 

 Folder 1.9 Letters received, professional, 1961-1962 

 Folder 1.10 Letters sent, personal, 1962-1963 

 Folder 1.11 Letters sent, personal, 1961-1962 

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 Box 2 Letters, Typescripts, and Publications 

 Folder 2.1 Choctaw Times 

 Folder 2.2 Book reviews 

 Folder 2.3 Baseball 

 Folder 2.4 American Historical Association 

 Folder 2.5 Charles Carter 

 Folder 2.6 Gonzales, John E. 

 Folder 2.7 The End of Reconciliation: Comments on Indian Relocation in the 1950's 

 Folder 2.8 Dupriest, Jim--Thesis 

 Folder 2.9 Democratic Party minutes and correspondence 

 Folder 2.10 Democratic Party miscellaneous material 

 Folder 2.11 Tests, Oklahoma University 

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 Box 3 Loose miscellaneous publications 


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"A National Newspaper of Indian America." Box contains several issues, 1973-1974.

Building and Capital Improvements Programs for 1973-1974 

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Issued by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission

Joint Publisher Catalog of History Materials, 1974 

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Issued by the Marketing Services Division, The Lehigh Press, Inc.

The Non-Vanishing Indian 

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Issued by the United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Ga.

Soldiers, Vol. 28, No. 11, November 1973 

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The official U.S. Army magazine

The Educational Catalyst, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 1972 

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Tennessee Journal of Professional Education

The Educational Catalyst, Vol. 4, No. 1, Winter 1974 

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Tennessee Journal of Professional Education

The Wind River Rendezvous, several issues, 1974 

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Newsletter of the Saint Stephens Indian School, Saint Stephens, Wyo.

Crime in the Nation's Five Largest Cities: National Crime Panel Surveys of Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia. Advance Report. April 1974 

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Issued by the U.S. Department of Justice Law Enforcement Assistance Administration, National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service, Washington, D.C.

The Green & White, Winter 1973 

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The University of Saskatchewan Alumni Association Magazine

Indians, Catalogue no. 177, 1972 

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Catalog of Native American-related publications

Pontiac Daily Leader, Pontiac, Ill., 16 April 1969 

Graduate Academic Facilities Program, Title II of the Higher Education Facilities Act of 1963 

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"A proposal for the construction of a new building to house the departments of chemistry and mathematics, and the renovation of Debarr Hall for the department of chemistry: the project is called Phase I of the 'Physical Science Center'."

The American West Review, 15 June 1967 

American Council of Learned Societies Newsletter, Vol. XVII, Number six, October 1966 

Miscellaneous maps of Tennessee and other Southern states 

Stack of fliers advertising a speech by Dr. William M. Sanders of Lawrence University (Appleton, Wis.) at East Tennessee State University, 12 August 1968 

Notes on Choctaw history 

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 Box 4 Correspondence and Clippings 

 Folder 4.1 Arthur DeRosier correspondence, 1-31 July 1972 

 Folder 4.2 Arthur DeRosier correspondence, 1 July-December 1970 

 Folder 4.3 Arthur DeRosier correspondence, 1 August-31 October 1972 

 Folder 4.4 Miscellaneous newspaper clippings 

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 Box 5 Correspondence and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 5.1 Harrell, Ed 

 Folder 5.2 Letters Received, 1966-1967 

 Folder 5.3 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Correspondence-1967 

 Folder 5.4 Henrickson, Rex 

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 Box 6 DeRosier Correspondence and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 6.1 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Miscellaneous documents 

 Folder 6.2 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Correspondence, March 1971-30 April 1971 

 Folder 6.3 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Correspondence, memos, etc., 1968 

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 Box 7 Correspondence and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 7.1 Professional Letters Received, 1963-1964 

 Folder 7.2 Personal Letters Received 1963-1964 

 Folder 7.3 Historical Methods Newsletter 

 Folder 7.4 Documents relating to Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Mississippi Southern College 

 Folder 7.5 University of Massachusetts, Summer 1964 

 Folder 7.6 Correspondence with Claira Weisend 

 Folder 7.7 Correspondence with Bobby Farriss 

 Folder 7.8 Rex Henrickson 

 Folder 7.9 Many Smokes-National American Indian Magazine 

 Folder 7.10 Correspondence with documents from Illinois State University 

 Folder 7.11 History Roundtable-Correspondence and documents 

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 Box 8 Correspondence and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 8.1 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Correspondence [March 1972-May 1972] 

 Folder 8.2 A.H. DeRosier-Thesis Draft: “American Annexation Sentiment Toward Canada 1866-1871 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1968] DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1967] DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1968] DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1969] Miscellaneous DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1970-71] 

 Folder 8.3 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1968] 

 Folder 8.4 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1967] 

 Folder 8.5 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1968] 

 Folder 8.6 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1969] 

 Folder 8.7 Miscellaneous 

 Folder 8.8 DeRosier, Arthur H. Jr.-Personal Correspondence [1970-71] 

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 Box 9 Thesis Chapters and Correspondence 

 Folder 9.1 Professional Letters Received (1964, 1965) 

 Folder 9.2 Historiography Tests 

 Folder 9.3 Chapter Nine-“Early Removal Efforts” 

 Folder 9.4 U.S.M. Letters Sent (1964-1965) 

 Folder 9.5 U.S.M. Letters Received (1964-1965) 

 Folder 9.6 Chapter Seven-“The End Draws Near” 

 Folder 9.7 Chapter Ten-“Military Removals” 

 Folder 9.8 Chapter Eleven-“Projection and Reflection” 

 Folder 9.9 Personal Letters Sent (1959-1960) 

 Folder 9.10 Mississippi Southern College-Letters Sent (1960-1961) 

 Folder 9.11 Personal Letters Sent (1960-1961) 

 Folder 9.12 Chapter Eight-“Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek” 

 Folder 9.13 Chapter Four-“The Treaty of Doak’s Stand” 

 Folder 9.14 Chapter Two-“Heritage From the Past” 

 Folder 9.15 Chapter Three-“Emergence of an Indian Policy” 

 Folder 9.16 Chapter Five-“Aftermath and Confusion” 

 Folder 9.17 Chapter Six-“Continuation of Moderation” 

 Folder 9.18 Personal Correspondence 

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 Box 10 Arthur DeRosier Correspondence 

 Folder 10.1 DeRosier Correspondence (May 1, 1970-August 31, 1971) 

 Folder 10.2 DeRosier Correspondence (January 1972-February 1972) 

 Folder 10.3 DeRosier Correspondence (January 1, 1971-February 28, 1971) 

 Folder 10.4 DeRosier Correspondence (June 1972-) 

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 Box 11 Personal and Professional Papers 

 Folder 11.1 Departmental Announcements (1966-1967) 

 Folder 11.2 Personal Insurance Files 

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 Folder 11.3 Professional Correspondence-Letters Sent 

 Folder 11.4 Dunham Material 

 Folder 11.5 Professional Letters Sent and Received-1966-67 

 Folder 11.6 Personal and Professional Misc.-Newsletters, Brochures, etc. 

 Folder 11.7 Southwestern Social Science Association 

 Folder 11.8 American Survey Tests 

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 Box 12 Professional Papers 

 Folder 12.1 History 170 

 Folder 12.2 “The Rise of Towns and the Return of Trade and Commerce” 

 Folder 1.3 Burkes, Hiram 

 Folder 12.4 Correspondence 

 Folder 12.5 Tennessee Tech 

 Folder 12.6 Tennessee Tech 

 Folder 12.7 Pending 

 Folder 12.8 DeRosier-Papers (1974) 

 Folder 12.9 Photostat 

 Folder 12.10 Misc. 

 Folder 12.11 Old Papers saved only because of the dates 

 Folder 12.12 “Chronicles of Oklahoma” 

 Folder 12.13 Misc. 

 Folder 12.14 “American Education” magazine 

 Folder 12.15 Indians: Mississippi Choctaws 

 Folder 12.16 Misc. papers 

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 Box 13 Professional and Personal Papers 

 Folder 13.1 Oklahoma University Press 

 Folder 13.2 U.S.M. Letters sent (1963-1964) 

 Folder 13.3 Personal Letters Received (1962-1963) 

 Folder 13.4 Misc. 

 Folder 13.5 Kappa Sigma 

 Folder 13.6 Democratic Party 

 Folder 13.7 Church 

 Folder 13.8 Kappa Sigma (1964-1965) 

 Folder 13.9 Importance in Failure: The Fenian Raid 

 Folder 13.10 Membership Committee Southern History 1963 

 Folder 13.11 Letters received Advisees 

 Folder 13.12 Professional Letters Sent (1965) 

 Folder 13.13 Professional Letters Received (1965) 

 Folder 13.14 Personal Letters Sent (1963-1964) 

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 Box 14 Professional Papers 

 Folder 14.1 “Drug Enforcement” February-March 1974 

 Folder 14.2 “Drug Enforcement” Spring 1974 

 Folder 14.3 IBM-Data Processing Glossary 

 Folder 14.4 Harvard Business Review-Management audit of the EDP department 

 Folder 14.5 Harvard Business Review-Computer data bases: the future is now 

 Folder 14.6 State of Tennessee: Annual Statistical Report of the Department of Education for the Scholastic Year Ending June 30, 1972 

 Folder 14.7 Organization of American Historians 1973 Program 

 Folder 14.8 Middle Tennessee State University Statistical Studies 

 Folder 14.9 Faculty Time Distribution and Performance Evaluation (TN Higher Education Commission [THEC]) 

 Folder 14.10 Building and Capital Outlay Programs for 1972-1973-THEC 

 Folder 14.11 Voluntary Support for Public Higher Education 

 Folder 14.12 Certificate of Appreciation from the Johnson City, TN Optimist Club-June 20, 1969 

 Folder 14.13 Akwesasne Notes 

 Folder 14.14 Misc. 

 Folder 14.15 Thoughts on a Centennial Celebration-A speech given on the 100th anniversary of the First Day of Classes Southeast Missouri Normal School (December 3, 1973) 

 Folder 14.16 The Indian’s Signal for Self-Determination 

 Folder 14.17 Correspondence 

 Folder 14.18 Aramco World Magazine (May-June 1974) 

 Folder 14.19 The American West Review (December 1, 1967) 

 Folder 14.20 Correspondence 

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 Box 15 Professional Papers 

 Folder 15.1 Departmental Correspondence 

 Folder 15.2 Note Taking Stencil 

 Folder 15.3 Reading List: History 360 Civil War & Reconstruction 

 Folder 15.4 History Dept.: Students 

 Folder 15.5 Graduate Students 65-66: History 

 Folder 15.6 Travel Expense 

 Folder 15.7 O.U. Letters Received 

 Folder 15.8 Tests: European Survey 

 Folder 15.9 O.U. Letters Sent 

 Folder 15.10 O.U. Misc. 

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 Box 16 Professional Papers 

 Folder 16.1 Andrew Jackson and Negotiations for The Removal of the Choctaw Indians (The Historian) 

 Folder 16.2 Little Theater 

 Folder 16.3 Presidential Election 1964 

 Folder 16.4 Book Reviews 

 Folder 16.5 Articles 

 Folder 16.6 Book Outlines 

 Folder 16.7 Session on Indian Removal 

 Folder 16.8 Removal of the Choctaw Indians (Book) 

 Folder 16.9 Professional Correspondence 

 Folder 16.10 Choctaw Removal: Evolution of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek 

 Folder 16.11 Howard Correspondence 

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 Box 17 Professional Papers/Correspondence 

 Folder 17.1 Oklahoma Educational Television: The Removal of Eastern Indians 

 Folder 17.2 Papers 

 Folder 17.3 Owle, Mrs. Gwen 

 Folder 17.4 Western Writers of America 

 Folder 17.5 Radio Shows-Indians; University of Tennessee 

 Folder 17.6 Recommendations (January 1974) 

 Folder 17.7 Correspondence 

 Folder 17.8 Readings History 303 

 Folder 17.9 Blythe, Betsy 

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 Box 18 Mrs. E.A. Tuarpe Land Appraisal 

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 Box 19 Correspondence 

 Box 19.1 Correspondence: DeRosier, Arthur H. (May 1, 1973-) 

 Folder 19.2 Corresopndence: DeRosier, Arthur H. (January 1, 1973-February 28, 1973) 

 Folder 19.3 Correspondence: DeRosier, Arthur H. (July 1, 1972-) 

 Folder 19.4 Correspondence: DeRosier, Arthur H. (Nov. 1973-March 1974) 

 Folder 19.5 Letters Sent Professional 1961-1962 

 Folder 19.6 Professional Letters Sent (1960-1961) 

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 Box 20 Writings, Clippings, and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 20.1 Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr. Western Carolina University-1974 

 Folder 20.2 Misc.-Manuscripts, newspaper clippings, correspondence 

 Folder 20.3 Symposium on the American Indian Northeastern State College Tahleguah, Oklahoma 

 Folder 20.4 Symposium 

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 Box 21 Speeches, Writings, Correspondencce 

 Folder 21.1 Correspondence (August 1973-October 1973) 

 Folder 21.2 Wienfeld, Callcott Project 

 Folder 21.3 Phi Beta Kappa 

 Folder 21.4 The Choctaw Removal of 1831: A Civilian Report 

 Folder 21.5 Speeches 

 Folder 21.6 Kiwanis Club 1962-1963 

 Folder 21.7 American Philosophical Society 

 Folder 21.8 Oklahoma Association of University & College History Professors 

 Folder 21.9 Personal Correspondence (1964-1965) 

 Folder 21.10 Manuscripts 

 Folder 21.11 Converse Letters 

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 Box 22 Missing, as of November 2012 

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 Box 23 Writings, Speeches, and Miscellaneous 

 Folder 23.1 Guide to Thesis Writing 

 Folder 23.2 Papers 

 Folder 23.3 Speech Materials 

 Folder 23.4 Southwestern Social Science Meeting 

 Folder 23.5 Southwestern Historical Association 

 Folder 23.6 Removal of the Choctaws (U.T. Press) 

 Folder 23.7 Reviews-Removal of the Choctaws 

 Folder 23.8 “American Heritage: Echoes of the Little Bighorn” 

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 Box 24 Miscellaneous 

 Folder 24.1 Papers 

 Folder 24.2 Rotary Club 

 Folder 24.3 Papers 

 Folder 24.4 Package 

 Folder 24.5 Cleek, Jo Beatrice 

 Folder 24.6 Reviews 

 Folder 24.7 Extra Copies of Dr. Jack Higg’s File 

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 Box 25 Professional Papers (Speeches, Etc.) 

 Folder 25.1 Western Writers of America 

 Folder 25.2 Speeches 

 Folder 25.3 Vita-1972 

 Folder 25.4 U.T. Press 

 Folder 25.5 Walker, Ray-U.T. Press 

 Folder 25.6 Through the South With a Union Soldier 

 Folder 25.7 Misc. papers, correspondence 

 Folder 25.8 Tom Paine & the Silas Deane Controversy 

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 Box 26 Professional Correspondence 

 Folder 26.1 Letters Sent M.S.C. (1961-1962) 

 Folder 26.2 Professional Letters Received (1963-1964) 

 Folder 26.3 Letters Sent Miss. Southern (1962-1963) 

 Folder 26.4 Letters received 1960-1961, Miss. Southern College 

 Folder 26.5 Professional Letters Sent (1959-1960) 

 Folder 26.6 Professional Letters Received (1960-1961) 

 Folder 26.7 Letters received Miss. Southern (1962-1963) 

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 Box 27 Personal and Professional Papers 

 Folder 27.1 Vita-Arthur H. DeRosier Jr. 

 Folder 27.2 Travel Expenses 

 Folder 27.3 Personal Letters Received and Sent (1966-1967) 

 Folder 27.4 Professional Brochures (1966-1967) 

 Folder 27.5 Southern Historical Association 

 Folder 27.6 BLS (1966-1967) 

 Folder 27.7 American Indian Institute 

 Folder 27.8 DeRosier I 

 Folder 27.9 DeRosier, Arthur H. (Sept. 1, 1971-Dec. 31, 1971) 

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 Box 28 Miscellaneous Professional 

 Folder 28.1 DeRosier, Arthur H. (March 1, 1973-April 30, 1973) 

 Folder 28.2 Mary Washington College 

 Folder 28.3 Oklahoma Educational Television 

 Folder 28.4 National Archives Conference on Research in the History of Indian-White Relations 

 Folder 28.5 Mississippi History Newsletter (Nov. 1967) 

 Folder 28.6 Mississippi History Newsletter (May 1974) 

 Folder 28.7 Mississippi Atlas Project 

 Folder 28.8 Minorities In America-A Volume on Indians 

 Folder 28.9 Professional Letters Received (1962-1963) 

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 Box 29 Unprocessed Material 

Scope and Content

Contains chiefly professional material, also includes some personal and professional correspondence.

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