Elizabeth Sims-Waldorf Collection - Inventory


Elizabeth Sims-Waldorf Collection - Inventory


This collection is mostly made up of Jackson County school memorabilia. Mementos such as school schedules, graduation cards, and school play bills can be found in the folders. A large portion of this collection is made up of the Panther Pen, the Pascagoula High school's student newspaper. These papers give a look into student life throughout the years.

Additionally, this collection holds an incomplete set of "Uncle Natchel" calendar prints. The Chilean Nitrate company sold the Uncle Natchel calendar prints throughout the 1930's thru the early 1960's. The artist of the prints was a father/ son team that went by the artist name Hy Hintermeister.
Elizabeth Sims was born in Jackson County, Mississippi to Victor Hugo and Inez Havens Sims. Elizabeth met her husband, David Leslie Waldorf, at Ohio State in 1970. They lived in England until 1972, where she is credited with finding new anatomy on the Common Springtail, a soil arthropod. In 1985, Elizabeth and her husband came to Biloxi, Mississippi where we believe that Elizabeth was a biology professor during this time for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. An Elizabeth Waldorf is listed as teaching at the Jefferson Davis Campus. During her time living in Mississippi, Dr. Elizabeth Waldorf participated in the 4-H Entomology Camp with the Mississippi State University. Assisting campers in identifying insects and teaching lessons on entomology. “David & Elizabeth Waldorf Endowed Scholarships at the Mississippi State University: Owing to the generosity of Drs. David and Elizabeth Waldorf, up to four undergraduate scholarships ranging in value from $1,000 (freshmen) to $4,000 (seniors) will be issued beginning in the Fall of 2012. These will be issued each semester to encourage students studying environmental science to become Environmental Science scholars with a commitment to protect and preserve the Earth. For more details and selection criteria, please contact the Program Coordinator.” After Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 2005, the Waldorfs decided to leave. They moved to Corvallis, Oregon in 2007, and she still resides there today.


Waldorf, Elizabeth Sims-, Dr. (Elizabeth Sims-Waldorf) (Collector, Person)




Twentieth Century


African American men in art
Agriculture in art
Art -- Mississippi
Art -- United States -- Marketing
Hintermeister, Henry "Hy" (Henry Hintermeister)
Jackson (Miss.)
Men in art
Mississippi -- Jackson County
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Jefferson Davis Campus
Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College. Jefferson Davis Campus
Mississippi--History, Local
Mississippian art
Older men in art
Pascagoula (Miss.)
Pascagoula (Miss.)
Pascagoula (Miss.) -- Newspapers
Press -- Mississippi
Programs (Publications)
Student newspapers and periodicals






14 folders; 1 artifact box, 2 oversized newspaper box.


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2.7 Linear Feet

Bibliographic Citation

Alex Fain & Donald Johnston (2007) Three new species of Hypopi Phoretic on Springtails (Collembola) in England (Acari: Acaridiae), Journal of Natural History, 8:4, 411-420, DOI: 10.1080/00222937400770341
“Scholarships.” 2018. Environment & Sustainability Certificate - Mississippi State University. Accessed April 2. http://www.ens.msstate.edu/scholarships/.
Williams, M., J. Guyton, D.W. Held, and C. Collison. 2008. “4-H Entomology Camp in Mississippi.” Midsouth Entomologist 1 (1): 65–75. http://midsouthentomologist.org.msstate.edu/Volume1/Vol1_1_html_files/vol1-1_010.html.

Accrual Method



Collection was found in Library in July 2017. Sherry Owens stated she accepted the collection as a donation. Dr. Elizabeth Waldorf was contacted via certified mail for the Mississippi Unclaimed Museum Property Act February 2018. Donation paperwork was signed and retained at the library.

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