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Finding Aid for the Ewart A. Autry Periodicals (MUM00012)

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Finding Aid for the Ewart A. Autry Periodicals

Descriptive Summary

Title: Ewart A. Autry Periodicals
Dates: 1950-1955
Creator: Autry, Ewart A.
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00012
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection consists of periodicals that contain writings by Mississippi author Ewart A. Autry.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, December 2011.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Autry, Ewart A.
Authors, American -- Mississippi


magazines (periodicals)

Biographical Note

Ewart Arthur Autry (1900-1981) was born in Hickory Flat, Miss., the son of a Baptist minister. After graduating from Mississippi Heights Academy, he attended the University of Mississippi in 1918, Mississippi College in 1919, and Blue Mountain College in 1920. Autry was a school teacher and a superintendent in the Hickory Flat school system from 1918-1928, and following in the tradition of his father became a Baptist minister in 1921. He was a pastor for 53 years in both urban and rural settings: He ministered to Central Avenue Baptist Church in Memphis from 1928-1941, Pine Grove Baptist Church in Benton County from 1941-1974, and Bay Springs Church in Lafayette County from 1944 to 1967. In 1954, Autry received an award presented by Emory University and The Progressive Farmer recognizing him as Mississippi's Rural Minister of the Year. He was a member of the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board and Moderator of the Benton County Baptist Association. (Citation: Autry (Ewart A.) Typescript Finding aid, University of Southern Mississippi.

Autry authored two books, Ghost Hound of Thunder Valley (1964) and Don't Look Back, Mama (1975), and numerous short stories that appeared in a variety of publications. Autry's works often deal with nature and the outdoors, and seek to impart wholesome life lessons.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of periodicals that contain writings by Mississippi author Ewart A. Autry.

User Information

Preferred Citation

Ewart A. Autry Periodicals, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Ewart A. Autry Periodicals are open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Autry, Ewart A. and Lola Autry. Don't Look Back, Mama. Call number: BX6493.A87

Container List

Country Gentleman, October 1954
Blue Book, October 1950
The American Legion, April 1954
Field and Stream, May 1954
Sports Afield, January 1955