This collection contains abstract of titles for five pieces of property in Shelby, Bolivar County.
This collection contains the 2000 GSC National Championship Ring.
The Mose Allison Collection contains numerous news clippings and magazine articles that highlight the life of blues and jazz singer/pianist Mose Allison. Tippo, Mississippi born, the songwriter/producer is listed in the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame and performs about 100 shows a year in the United States and abroad. The collection also includes a CD that tells his story and some of his music.
This collection contains correspondence between John Rupert Baird and his family during the time he was a student, and then a soldier in the Civil War. It also contains information about flooding that occurred in and around Sunflower County during that period. 1832 – 1866.
The collection contains documents concerning the Bacon, Messenger and Moore families of Warren County, Mississippi. The families operated the Baconhame Plantation. 1811 – 1888.
The David S. Bell Collectin contains reels of home film footage during the 1966, 1967, 1968 period from Mobile to New Orleans, but the majority of it is the Biloxi/Gulfport area.
Bishop, F.W. Sr. “Wattie” Collection
This collection contains a paper written by Dr. John Thornell on F.W. “Wattie” Sr. Bishop’s reign as Cleveland Mayor during the period 1951 until 1969. It also contains an oral history of his life, as well as, a magaine article and picture submitted by Mayor Bishop about the Cleveland Christmas lights.
The Mary Blakeman Collection consists of programs and stamps from the DSU Mississippi and the Marshall Plan Commemorative Stamp Ceremony dated October 27, 1997.
The Sally Bolding Collection consists of photos of the Edward Hill Family, and other miscellaneous other photos, including her father’s rice operation and irrigation.It contains copies of portions of Mrs. Bolding’s books, unproofed dust jacket and a leather pouch inscribed “JEP Hill’s private papers”.
Bolivar County Drainage District Minutes
This collection consists of the six Minute Books of several Bolivar County Drainage Districts during the period Dec. 12, 1922 through June 30, 1945.
Bolivar County Board of Police Minutebook
This collection consists of one Bolivar County Board of Police Minutebook dated 1836 – 1856 which includes the first meeting of the county board whereby it lays out the meeting place, division of the county into districts, appointment of judges, and the setting of an election date for the election of countywide elective officers.
Bolivar County Historical Society
The Bolivar County Historical Records Collection contains information about the Society since its inception in 1972, correspondence, financial, board minutes and news clippings. It also contains detailed information about the Burrus House, Bolivar County’s only antebellum mansion.
Bolivar County Library Collection
The Bolivar County Library Collection (Director Ronnie Wise) contains a 1991 Archie comic book designed to promote literacy in Mississippi. It also contains miscellaneous libary items and two photos.
This collection contains a large hard-bound book inscribed “Township Plats, Everman and Stone, Bolivar County, Miss.” It includes approximately 25 plats surveyed in Bolivar County from 1830 to 1848.
This collection contains one Bolivar County Tax Book that shows monthly tax collections from taxpayers during the period October 1892 through January 1893.
Bolling, Dr. Richard Collection
This collection consists of materials collected by Dr. Richard A. Bolling, First Presbyterian Church pastor, Cleveland, Mississippi (1926-1962). Files include programs and news clippings of weddings, funerals and memorials.
The Barry Bouchillon Collection consists of a book The Timeless River: A Portrait of Life on the Mississippi 1850 – 1900, copyright 1981 by Burny Myrick. It contains Myrick’s drawings, paintings, and stories of life on the Mississippi.
Boyd-Walters-Bobo Family Papers
The Boyd-Walters-Bobo Family Papers contains papers from sisters Dr. Eleanor Boyd Walters and Ruth Boyd Bobo. They were born and reared in Gunnison, MS. Dr. Eleanor Walters taught for many years at Delta State. Ruth Bobo had a teaching degree but retired and was better known for her dedication and work to the Farm Bureau Federation. She was married Jim Ed Bobo who was a Bolivar County Supervisor for many years. In addition to genealogical information about the family and family photos, the papers contain many photos of the early agricultural life of the Delta, life on the Mississippi River, beginnings of the levee system, flooding in the Delta, and WWI letters from their brother. There are several scrap books detailing the political career of Jim Ed Bobo, and numerous news clippings of interest to the sisters. There are books, professional letters, diplomas and certificates, material associated with the masonic lodge of Gunnison, and African art that was collected during travels.
This collection consists of a DSU belt buckle worn by GI Wayne E. Brand, a 1948 DSU graduate.