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The J.A. Huff Collection

J.A. Huff served as the first President of Pearl River College when the school began offering freshman college courses in 1921.  Huff began his tenure in 1917 after Will Jacobs resigned.  These pictures were taken around the time that Huff Hall was being completed (c. 1919).  This collection of pictures is now permanently displayed in the Pearl River Community College Museum, housed in the south wing of Hancock Hall.



Two unidentified male students stand on the south side porch.
The north and south porches were removed and replaced by
exterior stairs.

Note the bricks piled in the background.  It is believed that these bricks 
were the remains of the first (original) PRCAHS building, torn down
after the fire and replaced by Huff Hall.


Unidentified students around the front portico of Huff Hall

Unidentified student

Three unidentified students stand beside Batson Hall

Unidentified man takes a drink from a water fountain which stood in front
of the south entrance to Jacobs Hall.  Huff Hall (south elevation)
is in the background.  The campus was already a showplace with 
many modern convienences including sidewalks.

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Do you have pictures, memorabilia, or information about the history of Pearl River Community College?  If you do, and you would be willing to donate, loan or share this with us, contact Ronn HagueOffice of Public Relations, Museum Project, PRCC, Highway 11 North, Poplarville, MS, 39470, ph. (601)-795-1316, email us, or use the form above.

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Pearl River Community College
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