McCain, William D. (William David), 1907-1993
" William David McCain, fifth president of Mississippi Southern College (now The University of Southern Mississippi), was born on March 29, 1907, in Bellefontaine, Mississippi. He graduated from Sunflower Agricultural High School, received his bachelorís degree from Delta State College, his masterís degree from The University of Mississippi, and his Ph.D. from Duke University. In 1967, the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters was conferred by Mississippi College. Dr. McCain taught at East Central Junior College, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, Millsaps College, The University of Mississippi, and Mississippi State College (now Mississippi State University). He served as Director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History from 1938 to 1955. In addition, he worked as a historian at Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, New Jersey (1935) and served as Assistant Archivist at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. (1935-1937)."--Inventory of the McCain (William D.) Pamphlet Collection, University of Southern Mississippi.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Folders (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)