Archives & Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections:

Due to unanticipated maintenance issues, Archives and Special Collections will be temporarily closed starting August 18th until further notice. Please contact archivesdept@olemiss.edu for updates and with any questions about available services in the interim. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

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Spotlight


Entertainment Collectors, Authors and Critics Exhibit

"Selections from the Mamie and Ellis Nassour Arts and Entertainment, Stark Young, and Herschel Brickell Collections"

On display in the Faulkner Room on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library, this exhibit contains examples of theater criticism, original publications, and vivid illustrations of the entertainment world taken from the Mamie and Ellis Nassour Arts & Entertainment, Stark Young and Herschel Brickell Collections.

The exhibit will run January 22 - December 18, 2015.

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 jwford@olemiss.edu.

Ed Meek

Ed Meek and Meek School of Journalism and New Media Collection Available

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.

Ole Miss Students Yearbooks

The Ole Miss Yearbooks Have Been Digitized and Available Online

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.