The University of Mississippi Libraries house a number of interesting collections.
Upon receiving the library collection of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in August 2001, the J.D. Williams Library became “the library of the accounting profession.” Numbering over 129,000 volumes, the collection includes rare incunabula as well as copies of every item cited in the Accountant’s Index since its inception in 1923.
The Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi acquires and preserves blues and blues-related materials in a variety of formats. With almost 70,000 sound recordings, in most audio formats; over 20,000 photographs; more than 1,000 videos; over 6,000 books, periodicals and newsletters; and numerous manuscripts and ephemera, the Blues Archive houses one of the largest collections of blues recordings, publications, and memorabilia in the world. A guide is available as well as online materials in the Digital Collections.
In 1975, with the establishment of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, the collection development of William Faulkner materials moved beyond trade and limited editions to include an emphasis on manuscript materials and ephemeral items. These, along with extensive secondary works about Faulkner, are available to researchers. A guide is available.