The Florence Sillers Ogden Papers

 

Collection Title: The Florence Sillers Ogden Papers

Collection Number: M017

Inclusive Dates: 1860 – 1972

Bulk Dates: 1935 – 1972

Volume: 22.45 cu. ft.


Dis An’ Dat Column August 2, 1970

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Florence Sillers Ogden (1897-1972), daughter of Walter Sillers, Sr., wrote the column “Dis ‘n’ Dat” for the Delta Star in Greenville and the Clarion Ledger, in which she not only related local social news but also commented on political, economic, and social issues. She was also active in the Mississippi Delta Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and Women for Constitutional Government. Her correspondence reflects her interest in politics, agricultural and governmental affairs, participation in the D.A.R., and social activities, as well as response to her columns.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of clippings collected by Florence Sillers Ogden, from various newspapers, and also copies and drafts of her column Dis ‘n’ Dat. It also contains correspondence and other miscellaneous materials.


Box Inventory

Box 1

1. Correspondence from May 31, 1913-December 29, 19?
2. Correspondence to Mr. George McLaren May 26, 1923
3. 4 copies of suggestions for plays, The Battle of Maubilla (booklet), a postcard, and correspondence from 1924
4. Correspondence from Palmer Literary Agency May 7, 1926
5. Correspondence from Daughters of the American Revolution Feb. 15, 1930
6. Correspondence to Governor Connor
7. Correspondence to Greenwood, MS Dec 23, 1933
8. Correspondence between 1935-1970
9. Correspondence from 1936, Financial Statement March 9, two Pageants; “Tragedy of the Woods and A Natchez Party”
10. Correspondence from 1937
11. Library of Congress Copyright Congress 1939 Examiner’s Report
12. Correspondence from 1940
13. Correspondence from 1941, newspaper clippings, Immigration, Travel of the Spa, and Dis-N-Dat by Florence Ogden
14. Correspondence from 1942 and Congressional Record Appendix
15. Copy of letter Bolivar County Blood Plasma (Nov. 2, 1943)
16. Counter Resolution (March 27, 1944), newspaper clipping and correspondence from1944
17. Correspondence from 1945
18. Correspondence from 1946 and newspaper clippings
19. Correspondence from 1947 and Congressional Record Appendix
20. A letter from the MS State Democratic Party (April 3, 1948), and correspondence from 1949
21. Postcards and correspondence from 1949

Box 2

22. Correspondence from 1950
23. Daughters of the American Revolution Press Digest newspaper clippings, postcards and correspondence from 1951
24. Postcards, Meet the Duchess by Florence Ogden
25. Newspaper clippings, Correspondence and postcards from 1952
26. St. Albans School 45th Commencement Program (June 5, 1954), newspaper clippings, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of MS (Nov. 12, 1954), and correspondence from 1954
27. Newspaper clippings, a copy of “The Evolution of World Council of Churches; Congressional Record and Correspondence from 1955
28. Synopsis of Discussion at Rotary Club (Apr. 21, 1955), postcards, booklet on speeches of Hon. James O. Eastland (May 26, 1955), clippings from Congressional Record, and correspondence from 1955
29. Kate Duncan Smith (D.A.R.) School News and correspondence from 1955

Box 3

30. Correspondence and newspaper clippings from 1956
31. Western Union Telegram (July 20, 1956), newspaper clippings, postcards, and correspondence from 1956
32. Newspaper clippings, book (Scenic South), “Mighty Missy”, and correspondence from 1956
33. Constitution and bylaws of the Delta Debutantes, postcards, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from 1957
34. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of Managers of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America (Nov. 5, 1957), Registration of Firearms (1958), newspaper clippings and correspondence from 1958
34a. Yearbook 1958
35. Newspaper clippings and correspondence from 1958
36. Birthday card, First Biennial Report State Highway Dept. (Apr. 14, 1916 – Dec. 12, 1917), and correspondence from 1958
37. Card, newspaper clippings, Congress of Freedom, INC. (Feb. 23, 1959), and correspondence from 1959

Box 4

38. Booklet (The Vicksburg Campaign, a Story of Perservance), and correspondence from 1959
39. This was Good Law in 1859 who changed it? Seminars on American Cultures
40. Newspaper clippings, Civil War Centennial Commission (July 30, 1959), correspondence from 1959
41. Copy of part of the MS River, postcards, and correspondence from 1959
42. Correspondence from 1960
43. List of Textbook Authors, excerpt from American Bar Association Journal (October 1960 pages 1081-1082) and correspondence from 1960
44. Civil War Centennial Commission (Mar. 1, 1961), newspaper clippings, telegrams from Senators (Aug. 30, 1961), article on Restoring Claiborne Home with picture, and correspondence from 1961

Box 5

45. Correspondence and newspaper clippings from 1962
46. Newspaper clippings, correspondence from 1962, and telegrams from Ross R. Barnett (Oct. 14, 1962)
47. Correspondence from 1962, Jackson Central Lions International Club (1962-63), and newspaper clippings.
48. Correspondence from 1962, National Legislative Conference Committee on Federal – State Relations (Dec. 6, 1962), and newspaper clippings
49. Correspondence from 1963, article America Must Know the Terror That is Upon Us, and newspaper clippings
50. Newspaper clippings, telegram from James L. Whitten (Feb. 12, 1963), correspondence from 1963 and Hargis’ Newsletter 1963
51. Newspaper clippings, cards, correspondence from 1963
52. Newspaper clippings, booklet on Race Rights, article The World, and correspondence from 1963

Box 6

53. The Manion Forum (Apr. 21, 1963) and correspondence from 1963
54. Correspondence from 1963, Telegram (Sept. 6, 1952), Civil War Centennial Commission (Sept. 16, 1963)
55. Newspaper clippings, Draft Goldwater Petition, Who Owns America? and correspondence from 1964
56. Correspondence from 1964, MS Women for Constitutional Government
57. Correspondence 1964, The National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings, National Park Service, postcards, the Oelwein Daily Register, newspaper clippings, Mortgage Bankers
58. Newspaper clippings, Congressional districts of Mississippi, voting-record of all the members of both Houses of Congress, and correspondence from 1964

Box 7

59. Postcards, newspaper clippings, correspondence of 1965, and Annual Columbus, MS Pilgrimage.
60. Cards, telegram, picture from Tom Jarvis, correspondence from 1965
61. Newspaper clippings, MS Population Statistics by County 1963-65 (Projected), a composition from Gladys Hailes, OLE Miss Progress Negro Haters are Doomed.
62. A copy of People at Work, Mississippi The Keystones of States Rights, newspaper clippings, postcards, Why Dumbarton House Needs More Income (Sept. 7, 1965), article Improved Southern Image Needed, picture of “Peacewood Mansion” For an Independent Candidate, postcards, and correspondence from 1965
63. Correspondence from 1966, House Resolution # 1, occasion honoring Walter Sillers, newspaper clippings
64. Greeting cards, article U.S. a Soviet State under U. N.?, Campus Moments, and correspondence from 1966

Box 8

65. Greeting cards, postcards, and correspondence from 1966
66. Newspaper clippings, Vietnam War (article) Jan. 1, 1966, “Lawsuits tried in the courts of the First Judicial District of Bolivar County, MS”, and correspondence from 1966
67. In the News (Jan. 30, 1964), a newspaper clipping, 20th Century Madness, pictures of Peacewood home and Judge? and correspondence from 1966
68. Newspaper clippings, greeting cards, A tribute from the Women for Constitutional Government (Oct. 29, 1966) and correspondence from 1966
69. Correspondence from 1966, Memorial Service Dec. 1, 1966, Development of the Southern Heritage Foundation, and postcards
70. Newspaper clippings, History of Statue of Liberty (Booklet), Congressional Record – Appendix (Nov. 1, 1966), and correspondence from 1967
71. Newspaper clippings, and correspondence from 1967
72. Newspaper clippings, Happy Birthday MS 1817-1967, postcards, and correspondence from 1967.
73. Newspaper clippings and correspondence from 1967

Box 9

74. Newspaper clippings, First General Assembly (Oct. 28, 1967), and correspondence from 1967
75. Greeting cards and correspondence from 1967
76. Correspondence from 1967
77. Newspaper clippings, Opposition to International Control of the Ocean Floor, and correspondence from 1967
78. Postcard, newspaper clippings, Testimony of James E. Mena (Feb. 9, 1968), and correspondence from 1968.
79. Purpose of Southern Heritage Foundation, Daily Prayer, postcard, greeting cards, and correspondence from 1968
80. “Would-Be Presidents Back Dissolution of U.S.”, newspaper clippings, postcards, and correspondence from 1968.
81. Greeting card, postcards, newspaper clippings, and correspondence from 1968
82. Newspaper clippings and correspondence from 1969
83. Greeting cards, newspaper clippings and correspondence from 1969

Box 10

84. Tentative, Proposed Resolutions (Apr. 16, 1969), U.S. Constitution vs. U.S. Treaties Your Column (Apr. 20, 1969), newspaper clippings, and correspondence from 1969.
85. Newspaper clippings, greeting cards, Local Women Listed In Who’s Who in America (article Sept. 18), and correspondence from 1969.
86. Newspaper clippings and correspondence from 1969
87. “Is it Really Supreme?” and correspondence from 1970
88. Closer Up (booklet), newspaper clippings, and correspondence from 1970
89. Pictures, newspaper clippings, Tentative Proposed Resolutions (Apr. 22, 1970), correspondence from 1970.
90. “Message of Genocide” (booklet), newspaper clippings, and correspondence form 1970
91. newspaper clippings, The Natchez Trace Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Florence Sillers Ogden, and correspondence from 1970
92. Newspaper clippings, The Nixon Welfare Plan (pamphlet), and correspondence from 1971

Box 11

93. History of Bolivar County, MS, greeting cards, and correspondence from 1971
94. The Confederacy Collection (magazine), Cotton Disposition Inquiry (1971-Crop), and correspondence from 1971.
95. Newspaper clippings, envelopes from 1965-1967, The Myth of De`tente
96. Envelopes from 1963-1984
97. Newspaper clippings, and correspondence
98. Newspaper clippings and correspondence
99. Telegram, newspaper clippings, and correspondence
100. Newspaper clippings, postcards, telegrams, and correspondence

Box 12

101. Purpose and Plan for Chairman of 1st and 2nd District
102. Fiction of MS by Florence Ogden, notebook, Welcoming Address to the United Daughters of the Confederacy. (1938)
103. Civil Rights Speech 1947-48
104. Speech (1952), Speech (Eisenhower Meeting)
105. World Government and the United States for Yazoo Chapter, Lake Village
106. “Spiritual Values of the United Nations
107. Speeches (National Defense and Rotary)
108. Newspaper clippings, speech (Congress of Freedom)
109. Speech (American History 1959)
110. Newspaper clippings, speech (Gen. U.S. Grant III), and correspondence from 1960
111. Paper (Building Responsible Citizens through Knowledge and Appreciation of our Country and its History) Feb. 20, 1961
112. Papers: U. N. National Defense Council (Jan. 25, 1962), The U. N. and its Specialized Agencies (Oct. 19, 1962), David Holmes Chapter (Oct. 26, 1962), Women for Constitutional Government (Oct. 30, 1962), speech given in Louise, MS (Nov. 19, 1962), and newspaper clippings
113. Women for Constitutional Government (Mar. 5, 1963), (Feb. 20, 1963), speeches: Flag Day (Jun. 14, 1963), Montgomery, Alabama (Jan. 17, 1963)
114. Annual Report (Oct. 29, 1963), U. N.- Panel Discussion (Sept. 6, 1963), Women for Constitutional Government (June 25, 1963), Stars and Stripes Forever (June 14, 1963), Civitans (Mar. 10, 1964), and papers from 1963
115. Papers from 1964: Greetings of State Regent (Feb. 25, 1964)

Box 13

116. Speeches and papers from 1965
117. Newspaper clippings and speeches from 1966
118. Report of Rosalie Curator (Feb. 24-26, 1969), paper: Sensitivity Training (Jan. 9, 1969), Clayton Rand (Feb. 25, 1969)
119. Newspaper clipping , U.S. Constitution (Speech) and papers
120. Papers and speeches by Florence Ogden
121. Notebooks and papers by Florence Ogden
122. Notebook entitled “Yellowstone Park Trip”

Box 14

123. Papers by Florence Ogden “A Story of Rare Old Books”
124. Legal pad entitled “Decoration Day” (Apr. 25, 1866), Resolutions Mississippi Society DAR 1969
125. Financial Statement with note on it (June 30, 1961)
126. Paper (Natchez Trace Parkway)
127. An article written by Florence Ogden on Jan. 22, 1942
128. Newspaper clippings, House Resolution # 15, Senate Bill # 1740
129. Newspaper clippings, and Resolution on Immigrants
130. Work suggestion and Historian’s suggestion (1945-57)
131. Notes by Florence Ogden
132. Notes from meeting on April 5, 1955
133. The Little Girl and the Queen by Florence Ogden
134. Newspaper clippings, The Eyes of the Delta are Upon You and Miss Rosalie goes to Washington by Florence Ogden
135. Autobiography of Florence Sillers Ogden
136. Fiction in MS
137. Manuscripts by Florence Ogden ( Now and Then, Fire in the Woods)
138. Autobiographies of Mary Carson Warfield and Matilda Clark Sillers, suggestions procedures for Women for Constitutional Government, and Martha Washington by Florence S. Ogden
139. Manuscripts by Florence S. Ogden
140. Papers by Dorothy Perkins and Florence Ogden

Box 15

141. Hell and Highwater, Answer to School Administrators, and The Marin Story by Florence Ogden
142. Notebook entitled DAR Resolution – ETC, Walter Sillers, Sr.(paper), Florence Sillers Ogden Autobiography
143. Parts from Old MISS, I Ain’t No Beau, Overflow, Hell and Highwater, Death comes to the Big House and Wedding Bells ( stories written by Florence S. Ogden)
144. Stories written by Florence S. Ogden

Box 16

145. Palmer Handbook of Scenario Construction vol. 2
146. Trophy Loose-leaf notebook containing notes for novel
147. Book ( Modern Authorship; Palmer Institute of Authors)
148. Notebook entitled Exercise Book

Box 17

149. Book (English Expression; Palmer Institute of Authorship)
150. Notebook filled with notes for novel and stories
151. Book (English Expression; Palmer Institute of Authorship)
152. Palmer Handbook of Scenario Construction vol. 2

Box 18

153. Notes and manuscripts of novels and short stories
154. Notebook filled with notes for stories, writing assignment by Florence S. Ogden
155. Stories and excerpts of stories by Florence S. Ogden
156. Palmer Course in English Expression Exercises
157. Book by Florence

Box 19

158. Newspaper clippings, poems and stories written about Christmas
159. Newspaper clippings, papers about Walter Sillers, correspondence from 1960
160. Poems (Down in the Dixieland, Shop Talk, etc.) by Florence S. Ogden
161. Stories (Broken Soles etc) by Florence S. Ogden
162. Pageants (A Tragedy of the Woods) notebook filled with notes on DAR History Pageant

Box 20

163. Newspaper clippings, pictures of Mrs. Letitia and daughter Amy, story (Aunt Letitia), and notes
164. History of Railroads in Bolivar County, MS, Showboats by Margaret Allen Green, 1836-Bolivar County’s Centennial-1936, Imperial Bolivar (Florence Ogden), Modes and Manners of the Early Bolivar County
165. Business Forms, Ogden Plantation Roosters, Buckridge Plantation Deed, and other business documents.

Box 21

166. Manuscripts of Dis-N-Dat, newspaper clippings, Commission of Budget and Accounting Summary, a tribute to Mrs. Ella Jones Shelby and other manuscripts
167. Newspaper clippings, Dis-N-Dat, and notebook full of information on articles
168. Delta Weddings, Thoughts While Farming, Second Resolution-Farm Bureau, newspaper clippings and other manuscripts written by Florence Ogden
169. Dis-N-Dat, The Armistice written by Florence Ogden

Box 22

170. 6 Stenographer notebooks
171. Dis-N-Dat, newspaper clippings, notes for stories
172. Dis-N-Dat articles
173. Dis-N-Dat, 3 stenographer notebooks

Box 23

174. 6 stenographer notebooks, Dis-N-Dat articles
175. 3 stenographer notebooks, Dis-N-Dat articles
176. Dis-N-Dat articles

Box 24

177. 7 stenographer notebooks
178. Legal pad filled with notes, newspaper clippings
179. Stories and articles written by Florence Ogden
180. Dis-N-Dat articles

Box 25

181. 1 stenographer notebook, newspaper clippings and articles written by Florence Ogden
182. Newspapers clippings
183. Newspaper clippings and articles

Box 26

184. Manuscripts of a book by Florence Ogden
185. Chicago, Chicago, Chicago by Florence Ogden
186. Mama 1st Draft Revision and Notes for Book -FSO
187. Plantation 1st Draft Revision and Notes for Book-FSO
188. Mary’s Beau 1st Draft, Revision, and Notes for book -FSO

Box 27

189. Grandma 1st Draft, Revision, and Notes for book -FSO
190. 1st Drafts, Revisions, and Notes for book – FSO
191. Court 1st Drafts, Revisions, and Notes for book – FSO
192. Home
193. Neighborhood
194. Greeting Cards

Box 28

Dis ‘n’ Dat, 1970 – 1971

Box 29

Dis ‘n’ Dat, 1963 – 1966

Box 30

Dis ‘n’ Dat, 1967 – 1970

Box 31

Clippings from various newspapers, 1960 – 1964

Box 32

Dis ‘n’ Dat, 1956 – 1959

Box 33

Dis ‘n’ Dat, 1952 – 1956

Box 34

Clippings from various newspapers, 1970 – 1971 and undated

Box 35

Clippings from various newspapers, 1860 – 1861 (Reprints), 1924 – 1959

Box 36

Clippings from various newspapers, 1964 – 1968

Box 37

Clippings from various newspapers, 1968 – 1970

Box 38

Various clippings from 1971 – 1972 and Dis ‘n’ Dat from 1937 – 1951

Box 39

Dis ‘n’ Dat, 1960 – 1962


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