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Finding Aid for the Oxford Depot Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Illinois Central Railroad Company
Oxford Depot Collection
1901-1956; 2004
1.5 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Language of Materials
Materials related to the Oxford, Miss. railroad depot, including train schedules, route maps, and other items.

Preferred Citation

Oxford Depot Collection (MUM00602), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Historical Note

The original Oxford, Miss. railroad depot was built in the 1850s and destroyed in the Civil War. The current depot building dates to 1872. Passenger trains traveled through the depot until 1941, when passenger service was discontinued. Freight continued to pass through the Oxford depot until 1982, when the southbound track out of Oxford was officially abandoned.

The depot was purchased by the University of Mississippi in 1983. It currently serves as a space for lectures and other public events.


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Scope and Content

The collection contains materials related to the Oxford, Miss. railroad depot. Included are train schedules, routes, and other materials related to the depot's operation in the 1910s-1920s. Also included is a train schedule, 1956, and materials related to the depot's later incarnation as a historical site.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries November 2012

Access Restrictions

The Oxford Depot Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid created by Kathryn Michaelis, November 2012.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Illinois Central Railroad Company -- History


  • broadsides (notices)
  • maps
  • photographs
  • registers (lists)

Geographic Name(s)

  • Oxford (Miss.) -- History


  • Railroads -- Mississippi -- History

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Collection Inventory

 1.1 Broadside from the Oxford Train Depot Exhibition, 2004 

 1.2 Postcard, Image of the Illinois Central Railroad through University of Mississippi, undated 

 1.3 Photograph of Mississippi Central Locomotive, undated 

 1.4 Conductor materials, 1911, 1929, 1931 

 1.5 Map, “Illinois Central Condensed Schedules: Main Line of Mid-America,” 29 April 1956 

 1.6 Illinois Central Railroad Company Time Table, 17 April 1927 

 1.7 Map, Mississippi railroads, undated 20th century 

 2.1 Railroad red light cover, undated 

 2.2 Chain with 2 locks attached, undated 

 3.1 Illinois Central Railroad Company Train Dispatcher’s Register, 1 page, 10 January 1901 

 3.2 Illinois Central Railroad Company Train Dispatcher’s Register, 1 page, undated 

 3.3 Illinois Central Railroad Company Train Dispatcher’s Register, 1 page, 29 November 1923