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From the Rose Garden Collection. Letter from William D. McCain to William W. Wicht, Sr. regarding the Rose Garden at the University of Southern Mississippi being accredited as a Public Rose Garden.
06 February 1975
From the Rose Garden Collection. A letter from Carson E. Scoggins, Gulf District Director of the American Rose Society, to William Wicht. The letter regards a garden started by Wicht at the Ellisville School and interest in running a story on it in the American Rose Magazine.
07 July 1975
From the Rose Garden Collection. A letter from George E. Rose, Secretary-Treasurer of the All American Rose Selections, Inc., to Mr. and Mrs. William Wicht. The letter regards the receival of a report on the rose garden done by Mr. Wicht and the All-American Rose Selections sending two rose plants as a thank you to Wicht.
27 January 1975
From the Rose Garden Collection. A letter from George E. Rose to the AARS Accredited Public Gardens that have not returned a completed Annual Information Questionnaire for 1975 with questionnaire. Letter was sent by accident as a questionnaire had already been completed for 1975.
15 September 1975
From the Rose Garden Collection. A letter from Carson E. Scoggins, Gulf District Director of the American Rose Society, to William Wicht. The letter regards a congratulations to Wicht on having the Southern Miss Rose Garden named as an official All American Test Garden.
14 February 1975
From the Rose Garden Collection. A student calendar donated to the University of Southern Mississippi by the Hattiesburg Rose Society compliments of the University Bookstore. The front cover includes a picture of the rose garden.
From the University Photographs Collection. A photograph of USM Pom Pom Girls cheering during a basketball game. The photo shows the Pom Pom Girls cheering, facing away from the camera and towards the stands filled with fans.
From the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection; Cartoon by Vic Runtz. A donkey and an elephant sit on the doorstep of a house in front of a door labeled "Maine." Both are shivering due to conditions of snow and ice despite being dressed in winter clothing, and they appear to be locked out of the house. Runtz's signature cat looks out a window and says, "It is cold outside!" The headline of a newspaper next to the cat reads, "Broder: Can see independent presidency."
5 February 1975
From the Special Collection Periodicals. A copy of the December 1975 issue of the "Lesbian Front," an editorial newsletter published in Jackson, MS.
From the Special Collection Periodicals. A copy of the last 1975 issue of the "Lesbian Front," an editorial newsletter published in Jackson, MS.
From the Edythe Evelyn Gandy Collection. Color photograph of Evelyn Gandy used during her 1975 Lieutenant Governor campaign.
From the Edythe Evelyn Gandy Collection. Black and white photograph of Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Gandy and Senate Page Howard White.
26 April 1975
Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 26, 1975 with Earl W. Banks, 1905-1986. He enrolled at Alcorn University in Lorman, Mississippi, for one year, then transferred to Jackson State University where he completed high school. He continued in the program at Jackson State University for two years, then transferred to Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, where he finished his undergraduate degree in 1926. After graduation, Mr. Banks returned to Jackson and became a partner in Peoples Funeral Home. While in Jackson, Mr. Banks was well-known for his active support of civic improvement projects. He participated in fund-raising for St. Dominic's Hospital and the YMCA. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the State Mutual Federal Savings and Loan Association, and worked with the United Way.
26 August 1975
Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 24, 1975 with the Honorable O.H. Barnett (born 1902). Mr. Barnett was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1958 and served until 1975. He presided during the civil rights movement in the 1960s, during the time when water fountains, restrooms, and courtrooms were first integrated.
24 October 1975
Oral history.; Four interviews conducted on October 1, 2, and 23 of 1975, and July 1, 1976 with Mr. Hugh Clegg at his home in Anguilla, Mississippi. Clegg was born on July 17, 1898 in Mathiston, Mississippi. Clegg graduated from Millsaps College, in Jackson, Mississippi and then went on to George Washington Law School, in Washington, D.C. In 1926, Clegg joined the FBI where he remained for 27 years eventually raising to the position of Assistant Director. After retiring from the FBI in 1954 Clegg accepted a position with the University of Mississippi, in Oxford, Mississippi. Clegg served as Assistant to the Chancellor at Ole Miss during the tumultuous events of the 1960s. The most well known event to occur while Clegg was at Ole Miss was the James Meredith conflict. He explains a plan, which he advanced to enable the two sides to reach agreement without either being embarrassed, but the drastic tactics had already been agreed on.
01 October 1975; 02 October 1975; 23 October 1975; 01 July 1976
Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on December 12, 1975, January 19, 1976, and January 23, 1991 with Mr. C.J. Duckworth in his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Duckworth was born in Summerland, Mississippi, Smith County, on February 25, 1911. He enrolled in Alcorn State College (now Alcorn State University) but left early to accept a teaching position in Jasper County. After World War II, Duckworth returned to Alcorn and graduated in 1948. He went on to complete a master's degree at Tuskegee Institute in 1955. He taught and served as principal in the public school systems in Heidelberg, Columbia, Pascagoula and Biloxi. In 1966, Duckworth was elected president of the Mississippi Teachers Association and in that same year was elected president of the American Teachers Association. He served as Executive Secretary of the Mississippi Teachers Association.
12 December 1975; 19 January 1976; 23 January 1991
Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 26, 1975 with Mr. Charles Johnson at his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Johnson was born in 1911 in Amory, Mississippi. After receiving a degree in Science from Mississippi State University, he began his long career in education. Johnson was a science teacher until in 1951 when he accepted the position of school superintendent of the Starkville Public Schools. In 1965, he was selected to be the Executive Secretary of the Mississippi Education Association (MEA). He served this association for ten years and during that time MEA's membership increased fifteen thousand and an improved organizational structure was developed. Johnson has been the recipient of many awards and honors. They include Life Membership from the PTA, Life Membership from the MEA, Phi Delta Kappa, Governor's Citation, and a Concurrent Resolution of Commendation by the Mississippi House and Senate.
26 August 1975
From the Herbert Randall Photograph Collection. Black and white photograph of two children in Harlem, New York.