Collection Title:  Holbrook Family Collection

Collection Number:  M221

Inclusive Dates:  1849 – 1992

Bulk Dates:  1869 – 1989

Volume:  .05 Cubic Feet

Processor:  W. Ray


Scope and Content:

This collection contains class papers and notes from the Delta State University’s Language and Literature Department (Elizabeth Sarcone class) on the life of Eliza Jane Poitevent Holbrook, the first newspaper woman in Mississippi. News clippings and various printed materials are also a part of the collection, as well as, poems written by her under the pen name “Pearl Rivers.”  The majority of the documents are reproductions.  Also included in the collection is “2006 Authology: A Showcase of Local Writers” presented by The Picayune Writers’ Group which they used poems by Eliza Jane Poitevent Holbrook.



Box  /  Folder

1          1          Sarcone Papers and Notes

1          2          1989 talk on Pearl Rivers by Dr. Noel Polk

1          3          “The Perfumed Country of Pearl Rivers” by Elsie Farr

1          4          The Singing Heart:  A Study of the Life and Work of Pearl Rivers

1          5          News Clippings

1          6          Poitevent Genealogy

1          7          Nicholson Papers

1          8          “Whistling”

1          9          Daily Picayune

1          10        Daily Picayune

1          11        The Story of the Times-Picayune to 1940

1          12        Pearl River Works

1          13        Daily Picayune

1          14        Booklet: 2006 Authology: A Showcase of Local Writers