Archives and Special Collections

The Department of Archives & Special Collections will reopen on November 9th, 2015 with limited hours. Please see the full announcement for more information.

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.


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The University of Mississippi
P.O. Box 1848, University, MS 38677 USA
(662) 915-7211