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Article about Wendell Cannon, Governor Ross Barnett's bandleader during the 1959 campaign, and his ambiguous role as musical director at the Mississippi State Penitentiary; Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)

Subject Headings (Library of Congress)

Mississippi State Penitentiary; Barnett, Ross R. (Ross Robert), 1898-1987

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James W. Silver Collection. Archives and Special Collections. University of Mississippi Libraries.


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