Special Collections

Department of Archives & Special Collections

Collecting Policy for Modern Political Archives

Modern Political Archives seeks to acquire, preserve, and encourage research in private papers documenting Mississippians and their government at both the national and state levels. Collecting parameters include the records of Mississippi’s congressional delegation, members of the state legislature, Mississippi political parties, political journalists and editorial cartoonists, voter registration and voter education organizations, government oversight groups, lobbyists or lobby associations, and individuals or organizations having a significant impact on the federal or state government. In addition to manuscripts, these collections may include books, photographs, negatives, slides, audio and visual recordings, electronic records, and ephemera.


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