WDAM Newsfilm Collection and Accretion - MP 1989.01 and MP 1...

The WDAM Newsfilm Collection and Accretion consist of local television news film from television station WDAM-TV covering the Hattiesburg/Laurel area. Stories related to the Forrest, Jones, and Perry County areas were produced between approximately 1970 and 1975. They include national, state, and local politics; civil rights activities; sports; and natural and man-made disasters.

Filename Event Descr Date
MP_198901_013_09_ref.mov Forrest County Garbage Dump Archie Smith on Forrest County Beat Two garbage dump. 7/7/72
MP_199502_013_06_ref.mov Lamar County Rock Festival Lamar County Sheriff C. H. Hickman discusses his opposition to the rock festival and what he can do to stop it.
MP_199502_014_01_ref.mov Oil Oil 5/14/71
MP_199502_014_02_ref.mov East Forrest Utility District William Dunham opposes Petal"'s incorporation. 5/14/71
MP_199502_014_03_ref.mov Car Accident Wreck on Highway 49 at Brooklyn. 5/14/71
MP_199502_014_05_ref.mov Oil Queen Kathy Chancellor wins beauty contest making her the Oil Queen. 5/15/71
MP_199502_014_04_ref.mov William Winter William Winter speaking at a banquet. Political campaigns and slogans. 5/15/71
MP_199502_014_06_ref.mov Railroad workers strike Railroad workers on strike 5/17/71
MP_199502_014_12_ref.mov Car accident Car accident with fatality 5/17/71
MP_199502_014_07_ref.mov Laurel neighborhood development Home rehabilitation and neighborhood development program in Laurel. LURA 5/17/71
MP_199502_014_08_ref.mov William Winter William Winter 5/17/71
MP_199502_014_09_ref.mov Head Start program Head Start program. C. Bishop Barker 5/17/71
MP_199502_014_10_ref.mov Railroad Workers"' Strike Laurel Railroad Station. Workers on strike from Southern Railway. 5/17/71
MP_199502_014_11_ref.mov Miss Hattiesburg Miss Hattiesburg, Sarah Jane Tompkins, to compete in the Miss Mississippi pageant. 5/17/71
MP_199502_014_13_ref.mov Stamp rate increase Scenes from the post office. People buying stamps due to the upcoming stamp rate increase. 5/18/71
MP_199502_014_14_ref.mov Liquor license Harold Cubley. A.B.C."'s appeal 5/18/71
MP_199502_014_15_ref.mov Oil Industry Scenes from a banquet. Oil industry in the United States. 5/18/71
MP_199502_014_18_ref.mov Re-districting State Representative Stone Barefield and Mississippi Attorney General A.F. Summer speak about re-districting. 5/19/71
MP_199502_014_16_ref.mov Spiro Agnew Spiro Agnew 5/19/71
MP_199502_014_17_ref.mov Aircraft manufacturing Sam Hall speaks about aircraft manufacturer relocating to Hattiesburg. 5/19/71
MP_198901_014_01_ref.mov Plane Crash Interviews at the site of a plane crash where three died. Footage of crash. N. D.
MP_199502_015_01_ref.mov Homebuilder Regulations Burnelle McMahon discusses new safety regulations for homebuilders. (See item 2) 6/7/71
MP_199502_015_02_ref.mov Homebuilder Regulations Burnelle McMahon, discusses increase in the cost of a new home because of regulations. (See item 1) 6/7/71
MP_199502_015_03_ref.mov Bob McGee Bob McGee is appointed [juvenile officer?] at the Forrest County Board of Supervisors. 6/7/71
MP_199502_015_04_ref.mov Hattiesburg Building Fire Footage of the Hattiesburg fire department on the scene of a building fire. More than one building involved. 6/7/71
MP_199502_015_05_ref.mov Kaiser Furniture Company Fire Witnesses interviewed at a fire involving the Kaiser Furniture Company on East Hardy Street in Hattiesburg. Keith Glatzer reports. 6/8/71
MP_199502_015_06_ref.mov Ambulance McRae? Footage of a meeting. 6/8/71
MP_199502_015_07_ref.mov Laurel Urban Renewal Association Footage of a meeting possibly for urban renewal in Laurel. Laurel Mayor, Bill Patrick, is shown. 6/8/71