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Located on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library, the Department of Archives and Special Collections houses important collections of Mississippiana. Since 1975, our primary purpose has been to acquire, conserve, and make accessible rare books, manuscripts, maps, visual and audio materials, and ephemera related to the University of Mississippi, the state of Mississippi, and the Blues.
The Department of Archives and Special Collections invites patron visits during our regular hours from 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday, except during selected University holidays.
The Department of Archives and Special Collections also maintains two blogs. This Week in Mississipi History takes a look at historical events while the Blues Blog focuses in on anything and everything Blues related. Be sure to take a look at all of our library blogs!
Hot off the Press: New and Newly Available Archive Collections
On display in the Faulkner Room on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library, this exhibition is open from May 31st-December 16 of this year and highlights new acquisitions and newly processed collections from Special Collections' literary, historical, visual, political and blues collections.
We invite visitors to Special Collections to view the new exhibition during our current hours. For more information please contact Dr. Jennifer Ford at 662-915-7639 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce the Ed Meek and Meek School of Journalism and New Media Collection is now available via the Library's Digital Collections.
This collection contains images and written materials created by Dr. Ed Meek from his time as staff writer in the University of Mississippi's Public Relations Office and following years. Documented are James Meredith's first days on campus and ensuing riot, along with other fascinating images of the University and surrounding areas.
Volumes of University of Mississippi yearbooks printed between 1897 and 2013 can be viewed online, thanks to the project that digitized the books for archival purposes.
The project was made possible by the Lyrasis Digitization Collaborative, a Sloan Foundation grant-subsidized program and by the Dr. Gerald Walton Endowment.