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Finding Aid for the Dorothy Oldham Collection

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Finding Aid for the Dorothy Oldham Collection

Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00343/
Title: Dorothy Oldham Collection
Dates: 1953-1958 and undated
Collector: Oldham, Dorothy
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.42 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00343
Location: General Special Collections

Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials created by
and related to Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded
by Kathryn Michaelis, July 2012.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Oldham family
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 — Family
Women — Mississippi
Women historians — Mississippi


manuscripts (document genre)
greeting cards

Biographical Note

Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham (1905-1968) was the younger sister of Estelle Oldham Faulkner,
wife of William Faulkner. Oldham earned a master’s degree in history from the University
of Mississippi, ran a soft drink and beer wholesale business, and eventually became
a librarian at the University of Mississippi.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials created by
and related to Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham.

User Information

Preferred Citation

Dorothy Oldham Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library,
University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Dorothy Oldham 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,
later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,”
that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Life of Jacob Thompson (Thesis), by Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham. Available in Special Collections and the
Main Library (call number LD3411.82.O446 1930).

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed from Folder 14 and transferred to Collection Photographs for preservation.

Container List


Photographs, undated

Miscellaneous greeting cards, undated

Untitled typed manuscript, undated

Untitled typed manuscript, undated

Untitled typed manuscript, undated

“The Zollicoffer Family” by James T. Bucks, undated

Manuscript entitled “What Next? Just a Cup of Coffee,” typed, undated

Manuscript entitled “What next? A Penny’s Worth,” typed, undated

Untitled typed manuscript, undated

Manuscript entitled “She Tipped the Porter Two Nickels,” typed, undated

Manuscript entitled “Look Down, Lest You Fall,” typed, undated

Manuscript entitled “Flood Waters Slave of Ancient Queens,” typed, undated

Manuscript entitled “The All Night Ride of the Beautiful Corpse,” typed, undated

Photographs (Removed to Collection Photographs), undated

Correspondence from Robert Taft to Dorothy Oldham, 30 March 1953

Correspondence from Governor Hugh White to Dorothy Oldham, 25 January 1955

Correspondence from Mrs. Duane Boddie Morgan to Dorothy Oldham, 17 May 1958


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