Jennifer Ford is the Head of the Department of Archives & Special Collections which strives to collect items relating to the history and culture of Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, and the American South. The units of traditional Special Collections, the Blues Archive, digital Special Collections, the Southern Media Archive/Visual Collections, and the Modern Political Archives all report directly to her. She processes collections, collects items related to Mississippi, interacts with donors, works on reference queries, conducts presentations, oversees exhibitions, and coordinates the overall administrative work of Special Collections.
B.A. Millsaps College
M.A. University of Southern Mississippi
M.L.S. University of Southern Mississippi
Ph.D. University of Mississippi