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  • University Archives - Mission - Special Collections The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Archives The materials are primarily in English 1910 to date Access to many archived departmental materials is limited to those within that department unless prior written permission has been obtained from the head of that department University publications memorabilia photographs and general history items are open to the public State approved Records Retention Schedules establish retention periods and specify which records have historical value i e indicating they will be accepted into the University Archives Records from the founding of the University of Southern Mississippi as Mississippi Normal College in 1910 to the present are collected To that end the University Archives Appraises collects organizes describes makes available and preserves records of historical cultural legal fiscal and or administrative value to the University of Southern Mississippi Provides facilities for the retention and preservation of such records Serves research and scholarship by making available and encouraging the use of its collections by members of the University and the community at large Implements records management by formulating and pursuing policy and procedures that will ensure the collection and preservation of archival materials in accordance with the UNIVERSITY RECORDS RETENTION AND DISPOSITION POLICY The University Archives is a unit of the University of

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/uarchives (2016-02-17)
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  • Historical Manuscript Collections - Special Collections The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    and southern history and culture in general The collection is primarily in English with some Spanish and French The geographic area covered is primarily central and south Mississippi from the 1500s to date Many subjects may be found within a manuscript or visual collection see also the Special Collections Development Acquisitions Statement The Historical Manuscripts Collection is one of the largest in the state where personal family business church and organizational records that document the development of Mississippi and the achievements and stories of Mississippians are preserved permanently and may be consulted by students scholars and other interested persons with access to the resources of a research library The collection consists of approximately 10 000 cubic feet of manuscript collections and over 100 000 photographs and negatives Some of the most frequently studied collections are the papers of Governor and U S Senator Theodore G Bilbo U S Congressman William M Colmer Governors Paul B Johnson Sr and Paul B Johnson Jr various civil rights collections the records of the J J Newman Lumber Company the American Tung Oil Association and the Association of American Railroads the mayoral papers of the City of Hattiesburg and the Oseola McCarty collection See also the Alphabetical List of Historical Manuscripts Collections The collections are preserved stored and housed according to generally accepted professional archival standards and located in the McCain Library and Archives building named in honor of Dr William D McCain former president of the University and director of the state Department of Archives and History Although each collection is as unique as the person or group whose activities it reflects personal and family collections typically consist of letters diaries scrapbooks school and military service records certificates of achievement photographs and newspaper clippings Business church and organizational records frequently contain ledgers minutes

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/manuscripts (2016-02-17)
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  • de Grummond Collection
    materials are held by the de Grummond Collection The highlighted names provide links to the finding aids or accession records for the papers of these contributors Due to the time intensive nature of complete processing many collections have not been fully arranged and described However unprocessed collections are also available to researchers through the aforementioned accesion records The majority of the finding aids were completed through three grants funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities As more collections are processed their finding aids will be added to the Index in an attempt to better describe the complete holdings of the de Grummond Collection HOW TO USE THE INDEX A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Click on the letter of the last name of the author or illustrator you want to look up This will take you to a page of names If the person s original materials have been processed you can click on their name to take you to the Finding Aid for their materials If the Collection has not been processed and you would like more information about our

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/degrummond/research/manuscripts.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Mississippiana Guides and Indices - Special Collections The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    Click on one of the following guides or indices for more information on that area Mississippiana Research Guides Mississippiana Vertical File Mississippi City Directories Mississippi Telephone Directories Genealogy Vertical File Interactive Historical Map Viewer Mississippiana Guides and Indices Genealogy Vertical File Mississippi City Directories Vertical File Research Guides Telephone Directories Woods Rare Books Contact Webmaster The University of Southern Mississippi Last Edited Apr 27 2015 12 50 59 PM Libraries

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/collections/msana/ms_indicies.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Exhibits and Events - Special Collections The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    s Culinary Culture Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 January May 2013 Through the Eyes of Poets Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives 305 April 2012 January 2013 Banned and Challenged Books Issues of Freedom Cook Library Lobby Exhibit Cases March 2012 Berta and Elmer Hader A Retrospective The de Grummond Exhibit Room Cook Library Room 203 April 2010 March 2012 Vagabond Lover to Dallas The For Profit Writing Career of Con Sellers Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 November 2010 May 2011 Charles F Heartman A Bookman for the South Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 May October 2010 I ll Wait for the Movie Media Tie in Books in Special Collections at USM Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 January April 2010 Connecting Collections A Collaborative Exhibit from the McCain Library Archive The de Grummond Exhibit Room Cook Library Room 203 September 2009 March 2010 A Century of Service The Mississippi Library Association Centennial Exhibit Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 August December 2009 Voices and Images of and from the South The de Grummond Exhibit Room Cook Library Room 203 April September 2009 Long Ago and Far Away Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 April August 2009 Seeing Red Anti communism efforts in Mississippi 1944 1968 Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 June 2008 March 2009 Highlights from the de Grummond Children s Literature Collection Featuring the Donations of Mark Landis and Dr Margaret Carlin The de Grummond Collection Exhibit Room Cook Library Room 203 Thru March 13 2009 A Place by the Sea Tourism on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Cleanth Brooks Reading Room McCain Library Archives Room 305 January May 2008 Survivors of a

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/exhibitions (2016-02-17)
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  • Back to School: Glimpses of USM History from the Archives - Special Collections The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    College 1912 1924 State Teachers College 1924 1940 Mississippi Southern College 1940 1962 and The University of Southern Mississippi 1962 present Two additional display cases feature Athletics and a selection of Yearbooks and Student Newspapers over the past century The exhibit of originals and reproductions complements a similar one in the Warren Library at the Ogletree Alumni House Back to School is on display Monday Friday from 9 00 4

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/exhibitions/current-exhibits/backtoschool_exhib.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Inside World – Parchman Inmate Publication (1949-1981) - Special Collections The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    in prison to provide a medium of constructive discussion of matters of common interest to disseminate information of general interest and to add to their store of inspiration Included in issues of Inside World are editorials concerning topics such as crime religion and practical issues related to living in the prison Also included are inmate poetry articles about prison sporting events humorous quips and cartoons crossword puzzles and many other

    Original URL path: http://www.lib.usm.edu/spcol/exhibitions/item_of_the_month/iotm_jan_2016.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Item of the Month - Special Collections The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
    be found in the University Archives Historical Manuscripts de Grummond Children s Literature Collection Mississippiana and Rare Books which are all located in Special Collections found in McCain Library Archives The Item of the Month feature has been well received by University faculty staff and students and it is a monthly reminder to the University community of the fascinating materials located in Special Collections Item of the Month January 2016 September 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 March 2012 February 2012 January 2012 November 2011 September 2011 August 2011 July 2011 April 2011 March 2011 January 2011 December 2010 October 2010 September 2010 July 2010 May 2010 April 2010 March 2010 February 2010 December 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008

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