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Finding-Aid for the Woodie Assaf Collection. (MUM00288)

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Descriptive Summary
Assaf, Woodie
Woodie Assaf Collection.
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Materials in:
Collection contains black and white photographs of Woodie Assaf as WLBT's Jackson, MS, weatherman.
3 boxes.
JD Williams Library. Accession queue.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
University Archives
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
(662) 915-7408

Historical Note
In 1953, Woodie Assaf, joined WLBT (Jackson, MS) as the station's weatherman. Assaf was noted for being the longest TV weatherman for the same station-almost 48 years. The Clarion Ledger, a Mississippi based newspaper, named him the most popular TV personality of the millennium in the state. Assaf was an advocate for the state; and hosted a number of benefits and telethons that raised millions for worthy causes.

Scope and Contents Note
The collection contains primarily black and white photos of Woodie Assaf; exterior shots of Sunflower grocers in the 1950's-1960's; and various Assaf affiliates. The photographs are in originally order as received. The inventory includes an folder listing of photographs. The letters and numbers next to the folder description (ex: b/w, 2) indicates black and white and the number of photographs in the folder.

Collection History
Source of Collection
Donation received from Woodie Assaf

Container List

b1f1   Photographs - Woodie Assaf, n.d. [B/W, 2]
b1f2   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf and Unidentified Woman, n.d. [B/W, 4]
b1f3   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf, n.d [B/W, 2]
b1f4   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf and Woodie Assaf with unidentified people, n.d.[B/W,6]
b1f5   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf and unidentified people, n.d. [B/W, 5]
b1f6   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf and Woodie Assaf with unidentified people, Interior shot of grocer aisle, n.d. [B/W, 5]
b1f7   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf and Woodie Assaf with unidentified people, n.d. [B/W, 7]
b1f8   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf, n.d. [B/W, 6]
b1f9   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf; Woodie Assaf with unidentified people; and unidentified individuals, n.d. [B/W, 5]
b1f10   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf; unidentified people; Sunflower Market aisle, Sally's Warehouse, n.d. [B/W, 8]
b1f12   Photographs -- Woodie Assaf; Woodie Assaf with unidentified people; Morris Lewis, Jr., Unidentified people, n.d. [B/W, 7]
b1f13   Photographs -- Supermarket aisle; Woodie Assaf; Woodie Assaf with unidentified man, and women; Exterior view of Lewis Grocer Co., n.d. [B/W, 9] Press Release, 1969
b1f14   Press Releases, 1957, 1970 [originally in Photo Album located in Box 2]
b1f15   Advertisement Booklet - re: Woodie Assaf, 1995 Newsletter - Off Camera: A Service of TV Guide, 1959
b1f16   News clippings - re: Woodie Assaf and Governor Kirk Fordice inaugural parade and ceremony, 1970, 1992
b1f16 Photograph - Archie Manning and Brandon Wiltshire, 1992 [Color,        Framed]   

b2   [2] Photo Albums - Exterior and Interior shots of Sunflower Grocers, Grand Openings, Food products, Certificate of Merit to Sunflower Food Stores, Coronations, Unidentified People, Morris Lewis, circa 1950-1960

b3    Photographs - Governor John Bell Williams' Colonel Staff, 1968 Governor J. P. Coleman's Colonel Staff, n.d. [2 shots, different poses]