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Finding-Aid for the S.G. Thigpen Collection (MUM00444)

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Descriptive Summary
Thigpen, S.G.
S.G. Thigpen Collection.
Inclusive Dates:
Materials in:
Collection contains newspaper articles, recording tapes, a scrapbook, and various photographs related to the life of S.G. Thigpen. Items were created 1890-1970.
3 boxes & 2 large scrapbooks.
Repository :
The University of Mississippi
J.D. Williams Library
Department of Archives and Special Collections
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677-1848, USA
Phone: 662.915.7408
Fax: 662.915.5734
Cite as:
S.G. Thigpen Collection (MUM00444). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

Scope and Contents Note
Collection contains newspaper articles, recording tapes, a scrapbook, and various photographs related to the life of S.G. Thigpen. Items were created 1890-1970.

Access Restrictions
Use Restriction
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Container List


Boxed in Personal Collection:
BOX 1.
1. Newspaper Articles
2. Original Manuscript: In The Beginning, An Autobiographical Approach to the Life and Times of the Period, 1890-1917 in Rural Mississippi
3. Chronology of Picayune History
4. Miscellaneous: Newspaper Clippings, Post Cards, Photographs, and one license plate
5. Written Manuscripts used for Weekly Radio Programs

BOX 2. Recording Tapes of Weekly Radio Broadcasts on Local History in Pearl River County

BOX 3.
1. Listing of Sunday Radio Programs (Recording Tapes) recorded between 1964-1970
a. Christmas Program, I & II
b. Old Palestine Church
c. An Old Country Store (Undated)
d. Story of a Ninty-One Year Old Woman
e. Old Sayings, (2)
f. Mr. Reuben Smith
g. A Story of John H. Hill
h. A Day in 1902, Part One and Two
I. Memories of Pearlington by Sam Russ
J. Captain W. H. Hardy
k. Wood McGeehee
l. Old Proctor Plantation
m. Travel in the Old Days, Part One and Two
n. A Sones Chapel Woman
o. Schools Eighty Years Ago
p. Mr. Harvey Burks
q. Mr. E.J. Stockstill
r. An Old Gristmill
s. The Lee Family
t. The Copeland Gang
u. Floating Down Pearl River
v. Mitchell School
w. A Trip to Henlifield in 1914
x. Comments on the Abuses of Television
y. Indian Ball Game
z. Music Sixty Years Ago
aa. Rev. L.G. Varnado, Part One and Two
bb. Russell Stewart, Transportation in the Old Days
cc. A Train Robbery in 1892
dd. Changes in Styles of Dress
ee. Changes in Travel

BOX 4:
1. Large Oversized Scrapbook (24/18)
containing Articles From Thigpens Hardware Store News
a. Advertising and Product Information
b. Advertising on Local Real Estate
c. Current update on Agricultural Production and Cultivation

BOX 5:
1. Photographs:
a. Picayune Peach Festival, 1925 (6)
b. The City of Picayune Between 1911-1933 (10)
c. Local Businesses in Picayune, 1920s (13)
d. Tung Tree Groves (25)
e. Strawberry and Potato Fields (4)
f. City of Picayune in the 1950s (12)
g. Business Establishments in Picayune in the 1950s, Chemical, Retail, and the First National Bank (14)
h. Map of Pearl River County, Mississippi (1928)
I. Newspaper Clippings on Local Farmlands and Tung Groves in 1928
j. Advertisments on Local Real Estate