Special Collections

Department of Archives & Special Collections

Online Exhibits


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Hail to the Chief! "Hail to the Chief!" traces the history of presidential campaigns and elections in the Magnolia State and features original letters, photographs, documents, and ephemera related to presidents ranging from George Washington to George Bush.


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1861 University of Mississippi Senior Class Book The photographs in a book created for the 1861 graduating class. The book
highlights the buildings, faculty, and senior class at the University
of Mississippi just prior to the start of the Civil War.


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John Elon Phay Collection: Kodachrome Color Slides Donated in 1984, the John Elon Phay collection contains photographic images of the segregated Mississippi public school system taken during the 1940s and 1950s. These Kodachrome slides were taken as part of surveys performed in the mid-1950s by the Bureau of Educational Research at the University of Mississippi.


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Oxford Depot Restoration This site honors the restoration and opening of the Oxford Depot as a community center and highlights the history of the depot and features archival materials relating to the depot and the Mississippi Central Railroad.


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Murder with
Southern Hospitality: An Exhibition of Mississippi Mysteries

An historical overview of the genre from the 1840s through the
present. Featuring authors such as W.C. Falkner, Ben Ames
Williams, Newton Gayle, Elliott Chaze, Julie Smith, Ace Atkins,
Thomas Harris, Nevada Barr, Carolyn Haines, Martin Hegwood,
Charlaine Harris, and many more.


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Civil Rights, Mississippi, and the Novelist’s Craft The authors showcased in this exhibit have chosen to utilize the very real drama of the Civil Rights Movement within their own fictional
creations. This exhibition was on display August 1st, 2002 until November 4th, 2002.


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Segregation Through the Lens This exhibit examines the African American education system in Mississippi before integration. This exhibition is on display from November 4th, 2002
until April 1st, 2003.


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We Cannot Walk Alone An exhibit devoted to the experiences and family histories of
Lafayette County’s African-American community from Reconstruction through the Civil Rights Movement and into the early 1970s.
The exhibit combines materials already held in Special Collections with collections on loan from members of the community. The Exhibition will
be displayed April 1st, 2003 until September 1st, 2003.


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