J.D. Williams Library Exhibit
The exhibit “Space: Exploring the Final Frontier in the Archives” features sixteen cases with items that cover a wide array of topics:
- rare astronomy books from the 18th and 19th centuries
- astronomy at UM
- handwritten accounts of 19th century astronomical observations by UM faculty and students
- music with space themes
- Primitive artist Howard Finster’s space visions
- UFO sightings in Pascagoula in 1973
- science fiction
- U.S. space program
One case with related material is also on view in the Science Library and another on the second floor of the J.D. Williams Library.
The main exhibit is in Faulkner Room of the Archives & Special Collections on the third floor of the J.D. Williams Library, and it will remain up throughout 2020.
Special Collections is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm (however, the Faulkner Room may be closed at times for class instruction). Please contact Special Collections at 662-915-1595 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Special Collections is also planning several events related to the subject of space during 2020to coincide with the exhibit.
50th Anniversary of the University of Mississippi’s Black Student Union Exhibit Case
It will be up through the fall 2018 and is located in the exhibit hallway, 3rd floor JD Williams Library.
Bound by the Blues: Married Blues Performers Who Recorded Together
This case will also be on display through the fall 2018 and is located in the exhibit hallway, 3rd floor JD Williams Library.
Jack Reed: Businessman, Advocate, and Politician
This exhibit is on display though fall 2018 and is located in the exhibit hallway, 3rd floor JD Williams Library.
James Meredith and the 1962 UM Integration.
It is a case on perpetual display and is located in the exhibit hallway, 3rd floor, JD Williams Library.