Delta State in the 1920’s and 1930’s
View a selection of videos produced for Delta State University's 90th anniversary program hosted in 2015
A selection of converted film to digital format
Delta State’s Lady Statesmen defeated Immaculata College’s women’s basketball team in the national championships in back to back years, 1975 and 1976. A portion of one of those games is shared here.
For more information on the legacy of Lady Statesmen Basketball, click HERE
Mississippi’s institutions of higher learning have faced changes and challenges throughout their histories. The Ayers litigation required every college and university to evaluate that equal opportunities were available and provided to all students. This was a season of questions and concerns for everyone associated with the institutions of higher learning across the state. On behalf of his Alma Mater, Bill LaForge offered words of encouragement to the students, alumni, parents and community of Delta State. Mr. LaForge was with Paul Werth Associates in Washington, D.C. during the time this video was filmed. It is estimated that this film was created between 1990 and 1993.
The complete case file can be viewed HERE
Overnight, a sever storm rolled through Texas and into the Carolinas, paralyzing entire cities, cutting off electric power to more than 800,000 people and turning roads into dangerous obstacle courses. The Ice Storm of 1994 left its mark on the MS Delta and Delta State University.
“Interrupting what had been a balmy break from winter in much of the South, the storm struck early in the day with swift fury, turning a band across Arkansas, Tennessee and northern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama — a region unaccustomed to such trials — into a no man’s land. It knocked down trees, snapped power lines, and closed highways, government offices, schools and businesses.
from the New York Times
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