Archives and Special Collections

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

picture of the Archives service desk

Archives and Special Collections contains papers, photographs, films, and sound recordings related to Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, and the American South. There area four units within the department:

General Special Collections

Blues Archive

Visual Collections

Modern Political Archives 

Archives and Special Collections also has a service desk to assist patrons with their research needs. The department gives regular presentations on Mississippi’s history and culture. Digitization of materials in Special Collections is also a priority as reflected in the large amount of our materials now online in our Digital Collections.

Another function of Special Collections is the creation of exhibitions;  the upcoming exhibit entitled “William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit” will open in January 2014 and remain up for a year. 

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The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677 USA
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