Percy “Sam” Foxworth and J. Edgar Hoover

Percy “Sam” Foxworth and J. Edgar Hoover

Percy E. Foxworth was born on 29 November 1906 in Purvis, Mississippi. He received his early education in the grade and high schools of Poplarville and Derby, Mississippi. He attended Pearl River Junior College for two years and then began his accounting studies at the Walton School of Commerce and the LaSalle Extension University. In…

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Rhona Justice-Malloy Talk: Shakespeare’s Second Folio

Rhona Justice-Malloy Talk: Shakespeare’s Second Folio

Join us for UM Professor of Theatre Arts Dr. Rhona Justice Malloy’s presentation, “From Shakespeare’s London to Faulkner’s Oxford: The Unlikely Journey of Edwin Booth’s Second Folio” at noon tomorrow (October 10th) in the Department of Archives & Special Collections (3rd floor of the JD Williams Library). Professor Justice-Malloy will discuss the history of Shakespeare’s Second Folio with a special…

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Northeast Mississippi Traditional Music Project

Northeast Mississippi Traditional Music Project

In 2002, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at The University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Arts Commission co-sponsored a survey of traditional music performers and venues in the northeastern corner of the state (Oxford defined the western border, and Aberdeen the southern). Wiley Prewitt, Jr. collected audio taped interviews and recordings of…

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Ellen Meacham Brown Bag Tomorrow in Special Collections! RFK 1967 Trip to the MS Delta

Ellen Meacham Brown Bag Tomorrow in Special Collections! RFK 1967 Trip to the MS Delta

Join us for UM Instructional Assistant Professor of Journalism Ellen Meacham’s presentation, “Tracking RFK Through the Delta: Digging Through Documents and Knocking on Doors” at noon tomorrow in the Department of Archives & Special Collections (3rd floor of the JD Williams Library). Professor Meacham will discuss her research for her upcoming work Delta Epiphany: RFK…

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Special Collections Fall 2017 Lecture Series!

Special Collections Fall 2017 Lecture Series!

The University of Mississippi Libraries’ Department of Archives & Special Collections is pleased to announce its Fall 2017 lecture series. Each event will take place at noon in the Department of Archives & Special Collections (3rd floor, JD Williams Library). All events are free and open to the public. For questions or more information please…

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Mississippi Artist Theora Hamblett and the Betty Parsons Gallery

Mississippi Artist Theora Hamblett and the Betty Parsons Gallery

Mississippi-born artist Theora Hamblett rose to national and international prominence in the middle 20th century as one of the state’s first recognized folk artists. Born in Paris, Mississippi in 1895, Hamblett was exposed to the rigors and simplicity of early 20th century rural life and these memories greatly influenced her later work as a painter.…

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July 27, 1997: “A Faulkner 100” Exhibition

July 27, 1997: “A Faulkner 100” Exhibition

On July 27, 1997, the University of Mississippi Libraries’ Department of Archives & Special Collections unveiled a multi-case exhibition entitled, “A Faulkner 100: The Centennial Exhibition.” This display coincided with the 1997 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, whose theme “Faulkner at 100: Retrospect and Prospect,” commemorated the centennial year of the author’s birth. The exhibition included…

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July 15, 2003 Anniversary Event: US Marshals and UM Integration

July 15, 2003 Anniversary Event: US Marshals and UM Integration

On November 20, 2001, the U.S. Department of Justice Main Building was renamed the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building in honor of the former attorney general. Part of the celebration included an exhibit entitled The Kennedy Justice Years 1961-1964. The extensive display included materials related to Robert F. Kennedy, the Kennedy family, the…

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General George Washington Letter: In Honor of Independence Day

General George Washington Letter: In Honor of Independence Day

Today’s blog post highlights an 18th century Revolutionary War collection from the University of Mississippi Libraries’ Department of Archives & Special Collections, in honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday. The Skipwith Revolutionary War Collection consists primarily of the papers of Nathanael Greene, Major-General of the Continental Army. The papers were gifted to the University…

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Saturday, June 24th: Special Bicentennial Exhibit Hours!

Saturday, June 24th: Special Bicentennial Exhibit Hours!

The University of Mississippi Libraries’ Department of Archives & Special Collections will have special exhibit viewing hours this Saturday (June 24th) for its bicentennial exhibit, “Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood” in conjunction with this weekend’s North Mississippi Bicentennial Events in Oxford. Please come visit Special Collections (third floor, JD Williams Library) from 12 pm to…

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