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.
Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm, 1930s
The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm, 1930s Collection focuses on life inside Mississippi’s most notorious prison. Martha Alice ("Alice") Stewart was appointed Head Nurse at Mississippi State Penitentiary (commonly known as Parchman Farm) in 1930. Stewart remained at Parchman Farm until 1939. The collection consists of nearly 200 black-and-white photographs documenting life inside the prison as well as some of her personal documents.
The Martha Alice Stewart: Time on Parchman Farm, 1930s Collection is available at: http://clio.lib.olemiss.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/parchman