About Archives & Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections contains papers, photographs, films, and sound recordings related to Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, and the American South. The four units within the department, Traditional Special Collections, the Blues Archive, the Visual Collections, and the Modern Political Archive, are managed by five faculty members and two staff who assist numerous patrons with their research needs. They also give regular presentations on Mississippi’s history and culture. 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. 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.

Archives & Special Collections
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Jennifer Ford

Head of Archives and Special Collections and Professor jwford@olemiss.edu

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Greg Johnson

Blues Curator and Associate Professor gj1@olemiss.edu

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Leigh McWhite

Political Papers Archivist and Associate Professor slmcwhit@olemiss.edu


Alan Munshower

Special Collections Librarian (Audio & Visual) and Assistant Professor alanm@olemiss.edu


Lauren Rogers

Library Specialist leroger4@olemiss.edu


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