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Departmental Information

Archives and Special Collections
PO Box 1848
University, MS 38677
3rd floor of the J.D. Williams Library

Phone: 662-915-7408
Fax: 662-915-5734

Open Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm (except holidays)
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This subject guide outlines resources available in the Archives & Special Collections on the subjects of politics and government.  Since the collecting focus of the department is Mississippi, most of the material relates directly to the Magnolia State.  However, several of the manuscript collections also have national and international dimensions.  Material dates from the eighteenth century to the present.

Other Library Resources

Other Library Resources

"Hail to the Chief!: An Exhibit on Presidents and Mississippi in Presidential Elections" is available online with full-text scans for many of the display items.

Presidential Debate Subject Guide was created for the 2008 presidential debate on the University of Mississippi campus.

For assistance with non-archival resources, see the main library's Political Science, History, or Government Information subject guides.

Online tutorials describe the differences between primary and secondary resources as well as finding and using the Archives & Special Collections.

The library has created a searchable database on its Mississippi Newspaper holdings.  Search by text, year, city, or county to find newspaper titles, time span in the library's possession, and a link to the catalog record.