Exhibits & Publications:
Preserving Our Past: Highlights from Archives & Special Collections
The cases in the exhibition “Preserving Our Past: Highlights from Archives & Special Collections”, which will be on display from January 2013 to January 2014, feature topics related to Mississippi and the University’s Special Collections holdings, for examples:
- the Civil Rights Movement: featuring the work of two ministers, Wofford K. Smith and Duncan M. Gray, Jr., both on campus the night of the 1962 riot over the integration of the University;
- the Civil War: featuring the papers of a female spy and also those of a young soldier from the University of Mississippi who wrote letters to his family in Crystal Springs, Mississippi;
- the Blues: containing items such as original 78 recordings of the legendary Robert Johnson;
- literary Mississippians: William Faulkner, Ellen Douglas, Barry Hannah, Larry Brown, Tennessee Williams, and Eudora Welty;
- political Mississippi;
- visual Mississippi;
- unusual treasures such as a copy of Luca Pacioli’s 1494 edition of the Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalita, which contains the first written account of double-entry book-keeping;
- some fragments of medieval manuscripts;
- and Revolutionary War era correspondence from such luminaries as George Washington.
We invite visitors to Special Collections to view the new exhibition during our hours, Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm, except for University holidays. For more information please contact Dr. Jennifer Ford at 662-915-7639 or at email@example.com.