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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

The segregation decisions : papers read at a session of the twenty-first annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, Memphis Tennessee, November 10, 1955, 1956

 Book — Box 1, Book: 10
Collection number: MS/134-010
Scope and Contents

William Faulkner, Benjamin Mays, Cecil Sims. Introduction by Bell Wiley. Significant because of essay by Faulkner, but Benjamin Mays is often called the spiritual mentor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Important document showing how prominent Southerners viewed early Court decisions concerning desegregation and hoe they viewed the future. (description by seller)

Dates: 1956

William Dean Mathes Scrapbook,

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-25
Scope and Contents William Dean Mathes [1909-1969], of Morristown, Tennessee, served in World War II, in both the German and Pacific theaters. He served from 1944-1946, first in Germany and later in the Philippines after the German Surrender.  He was a military policeman and a member of the Regimental Band.  Before and after the worked as a book keeper and served at various times as a band director and choir director.  He died in Nashville, Tennessee, where he had moved two years before, in 1969.  His wife was...
Dates: 1941 - 1942; Acquired: 2001-06-28

William W. Knight Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS-52
Abstract

William W. Knight was born around 1829 in what is today Berrien County, Ga.  He married Mary E. Carroll in 1855 and they conceived a daughter, Lillian Melissa, on March 22, 1862.

Knight was the son of Levi Knight and Ann Clements/Herrin.

He enlisted in the army on October 1, 1861.  Knight served in the 29th GA infantry in company K.

He was 6 feet in height, with dark hair and blue eyes. 

He died December 27, 1863.

Dates: 1861-1863; Acquired: 1985-01-03