Current News

Photo of Laura Harper standing outside on a porch.

Though Government Documents Librarian Laura Harper recently retired, she leaves behind an extensive legacy beyond the collections she curated in her tenure with the University Libraries.  With a generous gift, Harper has created the Laura G.

The Department of Archives & Special Collections needs YOUR help to augment our collections relating to University of Mississippi Commencement activities!  Anyone with programs, written memories about past speakers, invitations, news clippings, photographs, ephemera, audio, or any other related archival memorabilia that they would like to donate is encouraged to contact Dr. Jennifer Ford, Head of Archives & Special Collections, at jwford@olemiss.edu or 662.915.7408.

There are two new exhibits up in the second floor display cases:  one on African American history and literature, including material specifically related to Mississippi, and one containing materials related to the upcoming Oxford Conference for the Book and the Faulkner Conference.

Stop by and check them out!  Contact Jennifer Ford at 662-915-7639 or jwford@olemiss.edu for more information.

Lee and Kathy Randall

The J.D. Williams Library is excited to announce the creation of the Lee and Kathy Randall AICPA Collection Support Endowment.

Exhibit poster

The Department of Archives and Special Collections is pleased to announce the official opening of the new Faulkner Room exhibit, “Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood.” This year-long display showcases archival documents, sound recordings, photographs, ephemera, maps, as well as numerous other rare items from Mississippi’s 200 year history as a state.

Find out more about this year's bicentennial celebration. 

Hotty Toddy Reader's Spotlight

The Hotty Toddy Reader's Spotlight is a new library video series using STUDIOone to create short book recommendations (less than 5 minutes) by members of the UM Community (faculty, staff, and students). We recognize that reading is still important and want to provide a spotlight for anyone who wants to share great books with others. We hope you can help us spread the word about this exciting project and volunteer to plug your favorite book (old or new, academic or just for fun)! While we are extremely proud of all our UM authors we do ask that volunteers not recommend their own book.

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