- Research & Collections
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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.
William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit
“William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit” is located in the Faulkner Room, J.D. Williams Library and will be up from January 2nd through December 12, 2014. Library patrons will have the opportunity to learn about William Faulkner’s extensive literary career. The exhibit features 20 cases dedicated to books and artifacts that go along with them. Featured books include Soldier’s Pay, As I Lay Dying, the Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom! among others. The display will also include a case featuring The Marionettes, a play Faulkner penned in 1921, hand-bound and illustrated. Other items include original Faulkner poetry manuscripts, manuscripts from the Rowan Oak Papers, original short stories in periodicals, and photographs from the Col. J.R. Cofield Collection and the Martin Dain Collection.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.