Special Collections

Department of Archives & Special Collections

Past Exhibits

William Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic ExhibitWilliam Faulkner’s Books: A Bibliographic Exhibit

The exhibit features 20 cases dedicated to books and artifacts that go along with them. Featured books include Soldier’s Pay, As I Lay Dying, the Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom! among others.


Preserving Our PastPreserving Our Past: Highlights from Archives & Special Collections

Original items on display document the struggle against segregation and oppression in the South. Among the many topics covered are the University of Mississippi, photography, music, and politics.


We shall always march“We Shall Always March Ahead:” Mississippi and the Civil Rights Movement

Original items on display document the struggle against segregation and oppression in the South. Among the many topics covered are the University of Mississippi, photography, music, and politics.


Still got the BluesStill got the Blues

From original record contracts for Elmore James and Sonny Boy Williamson, rare sound recordings by Robert Johnson and Charlie Patton, artwork by Lightnin’ Hopkins and James “Son” Thomas and records from B.B. King’s personal record collection, this exhibit traced the blues back to its origins.


Hail to the Chief!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.


Murder with Southern Hospitality: An Exhibition of Mississippi MysteriesMurder 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.


Open Doors ExhibitionsOpen Doors Exhibitions

The department created these exhibitions for the year long observance of the 40th anniversary of the integration of the University of Mississippi.


Civil Rights, Mississippi, and the Novelist's CraftCivil 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.


Segregation Through the LensSegregation 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.


We Cannot Walk AloneWe 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.


Selections from "1975-2000: A Silver Anniversary Exhibition"Selections from “1975-2000: A Silver Anniversary Exhibition”

THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, 
J.D. WILLIAMS LIBRARY, THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI  SELECTIONS FROM “1975-2000: A SILVER ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION”


Selections from "The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition." October 1998-July 1999.Selections from “The University of Mississippi: A Sesquicentennial Exhibition.” October 1998-July 1999

Selections from The University of Mississippi’s Sesquicentennial Exhibition, Department of Archives and Special Collections, October 1998 to July 1999.


Selections from "A Faulkner 100: The Centennial Exhibition." 27 July- 22 December 1997. Selections from “A Faulkner 100: The Centennial Exhibition.” 27 July- 22 December 1997

Original Watercolor by Katherine Dye of William Faulker’s Birthhouse as It Once Stood at the Intersection of Cleveland and Jefferson Streets in New Albany, Mississippi.


Selections from "Facets of Faulkner." July-December 1999.Selections from “Facets of Faulkner.” July-December 1999    

“Two Dollar Wife,” College Life, XVII (Winter 1936) is Faulkner’s rarest short-story appearance in a magazine. Only a few surviving copies are known. Faulkner may have been aware of “College Life’s” $500.00 short-story contest. In the event, his story won no prize. “Two Dollar Wife” was not reprinted until 1979.


Selections from "Col. Prentiss Ingraham: King of the Dime Novels." A mini exhibition. Fall 2000-Spring 2001.Selections from “Col. Prentiss Ingraham: King of the Dime Novels.” A mini exhibition. Fall 2000-Spring 2001

All but forgotten today, Prentiss Ingraham (1843-1904) was the most prolific author in Mississippi literary history. Perhaps even more astounding than his creative output of six hundred novels and four hundred novelettes is Prentiss Ingraham’s own life story.


Selections from "Land That We Love: Patriotic Images." A small exhibition on display from September 2001-January 2002. Selections from “Land That We Love: Patriotic Images.” A small exhibition on display from September 2001-January 2002

“Land That We Love:” Patriotic images from the Ann Jefcoat Rayburn Collection of Paper Americana with a holograph stanza from “God Bless America.”


Class of 18611861 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.


Oxford Depot RestorationOxford 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.


Jones County - Friendship School - 1st and 2nd Grade Classroom- 1956John 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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