Modern Political Archives Archives & Special Collections

Contact Information

Leigh McWhite
Political Papers Archivist
Assistant Professor
Archives & Special Collections
J.D. Williams Library
University, MS 38677

Telephone: 662.915.1850

Email: slmcwhit@olemiss.edu


Tara Pawley
Senior Library Assistant
Archives & Special Collections
J.D. Williams Library.
University, MS 38677

Telephone: 662.915.1850

Email: tapawley@olemiss.edu

Modern Political Archives:
Introduction

Established in 2004 as a unit within the Department of Archives & Special Collections, the Modern Political Archives seeks to acquire, preserve and encourage research in private papers documenting Mississippians and their government at both the national and state levels.

Collecting parameters include the records of Mississippi's congressional delegation, members of the state legislature, Mississippi political parties, political journalists and editorial cartoonists, voter registration and voter education organizations, and individuals or organizations having a significant impact on the federal or state government.

The Modern Political Archives is a nonpartisan entity and welcomes researchers of all ages and interests.

Subject Guides

Database

Information on all of the state’s delegation from 1801 to the present; historical map set of congressional districts; and information on members’ collections.

Online Exhibits & Digital Collections

Political Research & Reference 2010-2011 IMLS Grant "Preserving & Digitizing Recordings in the Modern Political Archives at the University of Mississippi"

Modern Political Archives News

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