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Ben McCutchen Moïse papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss 0183

Collection Overview

The collection contains material relating to the writings and professional activities of Ben McCutchen Moïse, author and conservation officer for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) from 1978 to 2002. Writings contain materials associated with Moïse's work as the author of Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir, the editor of A Southern Sportsman: The Hunting Memoirs of Henry Edwards Davis and various magazine articles written for regional publications including the Charleston Mercury Magazine and Garden and Gun. Book manuscripts contain both paper and born digital formats consisting of compact discs, DVDs, and a USB flash drive. Also included is correspondence, consisting of letters and printed e-mails; promotional materials; reviews and clippings; working files; and photographs. Professional activities materials assembled by Moïse during his career as a conservation officer consist of working files; incident reports; photographs and slides; monthly activity report books; identity documents and hunting licenses; assorted publications, correspondence, and clippings; Moïse's 1990 Guy Bradley award nomination book; and a videocassette recording of segment from a local news program on Moïse's conservationist work during duck hunting season in South Carolina.

Dates

  • 1908-2011

Creator

Language of Material

Materials in English

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

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The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical Note

Ben McCutchen Moïse (1943- ), born in Bishopville, South Carolina, was a conservation officer with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNER) from 1978 to 2002. From 1981 to 1987 he served as an investigator on the SCDNR undercover operations team and in 1990 he was awarded the Guy Bradley Award by the North American Fish and Wildlife Foundation in recognition of his achievements in law enforcement. Moïse is the author of Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir, a personal account of his experiences patrolling the coastal waters and woods of South Carolina, published in 2008, and the editor of A Southern Sportsman: The Hunting Memoirs of Henry Edwards Davis, published in 2010. Moïse is a frequent contributor to the Charleston Mercury, Garden and Gun, and other regional publications.

Extent

4.60 linear feet (11 document boxes, 14 compact discs, 2 DVDs, 1 videocassette)

Abstract

Manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, work files, publications, and related papers of Ben McCutchen Moïse, conservation officer with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources from 1978 to 2002, author of Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir, and editor of A Southern Sportsman: The Hunting Memoirs of Henry Edwards Davis.

Collection Arrangement

  1. Writings, 1959-2011
  2. Professional activities, 1908-2011

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 2011 by Ben McCutchen Moïse.

Related Material

Related materials in Special Collections include Ramblings of a Lowcountry Game Warden: A Memoir by Ben McC. Moïse.

Processing Information

Processed by Joshua Minor, August 2012.

Creator

Source

Title
Inventory of the Ben McCutchen Moïse Papers, 1908-2011
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by: Joshua Minor; machine-readable finding aid created by: Joshua Minor
Date
2012
Description rules
DACS
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Charleston South Carolina 29424
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