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Finding-Aid for the Mississippi Libraries Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Mississippi Libraries Collection
2 boxes
Collection contains newsletters, articles and publications related to libraries in Mississippi. Items were created 1939-2005.

Preferred Citation

Mississippi Libraries Collection (MUM00312). The Department of Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi.

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Scope and Contents Note

Collection contains newsletters, articles and publications related to libraries in Mississippi. Items were created 1939-2005.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2005

Access Restrictions


Use Restriction

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Processing Information

Processed by University of Mississippi Department Special Collections Staff . EAD encoded finding-aid begun September 2005.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Libraries -- Mississippi

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

1. "Salmagundi" newsletter of the Jackson Metropolitan Library System. from October 1973 to December 1974 [not a continuous run]. 

2. "MPLetter" staff newsletter for Meridian, MS Public Libraries. from October 1973 to November 1975 [not a continuous run]. 

3. "Round the Cracker-Barrel" newsletter for the Meridian Public Library. October 1973 to September 1975 [not a continuous run]. 

4. "State Aid Needed" issued by the State Library Commission (October 1, 1939). 

5. "Proposed State Plan" issued by the State Library Commission (October 1, 1939). 

6. "Better Libraries for Mississippi" issued by the Mississippi Library Commission (1945). 

7. "Mississippi Libraries Need State Aid" (c.1948). 

8. "Mississippi Library Commission: Report on State Aid to Public Libraries" (January 26, 1948). 

9. "Library News Notes" issued by the Mississippi Library Commission (April 1950). 

10. "Citizens' Library Movement DeSoto County, Mississippi" (1952). 

11. "Mississippi Library Commission Workshop Tour" (May 13-15, 1954). 

12. "Jackson, Mississippi Library Is One of the South's Finest" excerpt of The Pioneer (September-October 1955). 

13. "Library Service for Mississippi" (c. mid-1950s). 

14. The Pioneer (July-August 1956). shows picture of University of Mississippi Library. 

15. "Books and Library Notes: Mississippi State University" vol. 14, no.5 (July 15, 1962). 

16. "Find Out What's Inside . . And What Isn't" (1967). 

17. "Library Catalog Report" published by Science Press (Summer 1971) 

18. "Annual Report 1973 Jackson Metropolitan Library System". 

19. "Mississippi's National Library Week" (June 14, 1973). 

20. "Mississippi's Libraries by Congressional Districts" (January 1973). 

22. "Look What's Cookin'" (Summer 1974). 

21. "Among Friends" issued by the Friends of Mississippi Libraries, Inc. (September 1974). 

23. "Bicentennial Ideas for Public Libraries of Mississippi" (c. 1976). 

24. "Union List of Library Exhibits 1977-78". 

25. "Jackson Metropolitan Library System 1979 Annual Report". 

26. "Statistics for Public Libraries October 1, 1979-September 30, 1980 Mississippi Library Commission". 

27. "Mississippi Public Libraries" (c. 1980). 

28. "The Jackson Municipal Library Welcomes You" (no date). 

29. "Have You Watched A Book Today?" (no date). 

30. Library Day Proclamation by the Governor (1951). 

31. Mississippi Library Association -- correspondence, committee reports (1948-1975). 

32. Mississippi Library Association Convention Programs (1941-1979). 

33. Invitations (1974, 1976, 1977). 

34. "There Is No Excuse!" (1966). 

35. "Mississippi Information Services and Sources" (1972). 

36. Mississippi Library News (December 1955, September 1959, December 1959, September 1975). 

37. "By-Laws of Consortium for Library Automation in Mississippi (CLAM)". 

38. ANRT - Automation Networking Roundtable Newsletter (March 1979-June 1981). 

39. CLAM Newsletter (May 1977-December 1978). 

40. Dixie '76 (1976). 

41. "ABC of the First Regional Library of Mississippi" (1955). 

42. "First Regional Library Annual Report October 1,1954-September 30, 1955". 

43. "What is a Regional Library?" (1955 - 2 copies). 

44. "Libraries Change Lives" pamphlet, c. 1996. 

45. "Mississippi Writers in Context" bookmark & pamphlet, n.d. 

Box 2 

1. Mississippi Telecommunications Study, Final Report Draft. Submitted to Mississippi Library Commission. Feb 17, 1995. 

2. "Long Range Plan for the Mississippi Library Association" (1984). 

3. ANRT: Automation Networking Round Table Newsletter (June 1980-Winter 1985/86; not a complete run). 

4. The Packet (September 1997). 

5. The Packet -- Newsletter of the Mississippi Library Commission. Spring 2005, two copies. 

6. The Mockingbird -- Center For The Book/Mississippi Library Commission. Winter 2005.